City Week: September 3 - 9, 2010

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a selective listing of recommended cultural and community events

compiled by shilpa agrawal

friday, september 3

chair pilates-this class, open to senior citizens, is being led by laura shapiro, dancer, choreographer and pilate's instructor. dorot, 171 w. 85th st., 212-769-2850; 10:30-11:20 a.m., free (suggested donation $5).

saturday, september 4

echoing voices-silver roots, a musical ensemble, plays a soundtrack of traditional songs ranging from european to middle eastern and latin american. the group fuses story, acting and music to look at waves of immigration throughout american history. david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, 70 lincoln center plaza, 212-875-5000; 11 a.m., free.

sunday, september 5

final performance-join sounds of deliverance, a gospel group, as it plays the closing day of the harlem meer performance festival at the northern end of central park. charles a. dana discovery center, central park at 110th st. (between 5th and lenox aves.), 212-860-1370; 2-4 p.m., free.

monday, september 6

haunted comes to an end-the guggenheim ends its exhibit featuring contemporary videos, photography and performance, and an overall haunted ambience that yields a melancholy longing for the past. solomon r. guggenheim museum, 1071 5th ave., 212-423-3500; 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., $15-18.

tuesday, september 7

drabbles-soho photo gallery kicks off its 40th season with an opening reception for william george wadman's drabbles. this exhibition features photos that wadman considers "drabbles" (short and precise works of fiction) because they let the viewer imagine a story and expound on it. soho photo gallery, 15 white st., 212-226-8571; 6-8 p.m., free.

three irish widows-the 1st irish festival 2010 kicks off with three irish widows versus the rest of the world, written and performed by ed malone. the play follows three irish women as they journey all over the world in a search of excitement after the deaths of their husbands. stage left studio, 438 w. 37th st., ste. 5a, 212-838-2134; 8 p.m., $18.

wednesday, september 8

a birding adventure-the american natural history museum is sponsoring bird walks throughout the fall in central park. join expert joseph dicostanzo on a walk through the park to see more than 50 species of birds. american museum of natural history, central park west and 79th st., 212-769-5310; 7-9 a.m., $85.

music of the spanish baroque-a performance by anima, an ensemble that specializes in music from the baroque and late renaissance period, will feature the rich and rhythmic music of the spanish baroque. immanuel lutheran church, 122 e. 88th st., 212-967-9157; 1:15 p.m., free.

thursday, september 9

that is then. this is now-the cue art foundation is exhibiting the works of nine artists who came of age during the 1970s and are continuing to produce vital work. the event is curated by irving sandler and robert storr and includes the work of donna dennis, professor of art at purchase college, as well as other artists. cue art foundation, 511 w. 25th st., ground floor, 212-206-3583; 6-8 p.m., free.

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