Out & About
Friday, February 21
Masters in Collaboration VIII
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street
Lyn and de Paor will be using poetry, music, and visual imagery to present a day in the life of an imagined village somewhere in the West of Ireland, with various characters, living and dead, real and surreal, wandering in and out of each other's lives and ours between sunrise and sunset.
Saturday, February 22
Byram River Gorge Shorewalk
Grand Central Terminal, Information Booth Upper Level
Moderate pace, about 6 miles, 4 hours. Visit a rushing river in a hemlock gorge. Maybe there will also be white snow, yellow sun, and a blue sky. Bring lunch and extra pair socks; no smoking. Bring Metrocard. Leader: Mayer Wiesen; call for further info.
516 671-2095; shorewalkers.org
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th
On the heels of their recent Grammy award, this Minnesota duo return to Just Kidding with beautiful Americana-laced songs, filled with original tales of nature and the great outdoors. A musical camping expedition without leaving the city.
Sunday, February 23
Lost Arts?Now Found!
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets
Free with museum admission
Discover the arts of the past in this monthly series of hands-on gallery and studio classes for families, where they will learn the technique of painting miniatures.
Monday, February 24
Free Dental Event
Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (corner of 168th Street)
Good health Starts with your teeth and gums. Learn about the latest advances and treatments in dental medicine
12-305-8060 or at email@example.com
Superhero Battles @ Riverside
Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue
Join us as we answer the age-old question: Who is the best superhero ever? Come in and see video clips/graphic novel panels of a famous battle between two of your favorite heroes/villians and debate aftwards on who would reign supreme.
Tuesday, February 25
Kelley Walker Art Exhibition
Paul Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street
Kelley Walker sources and manipulates 1950s-1970s Volkswagen Beetle magazine advertisements designed by the agency Doyle Dane Bernbach. Starting with reproductions of spreads from the campaign, Walker pierces DDB's clean, consumer-friendly aesthetic with large circular cutouts. These perforated sheets then undergo various digital distortions using a 3D modeling software program called Rhino, which allows the user to visualize a flat sheet of paper folding, torquing, twisting, curling or tearing.
Health & Human Services Committee CB7
Community Board 7 office , 250 West 87th Street
1. Update on Jewish Home Lifecare, Imperial Hotel.
2. How do we learn about services people want and need but don't find in the community?
3. Low cost educational opportunities for seniors and others and how we can publicize them?
Wednesday, February 26
Selected Shorts: Heroes and Villains with Chip Kidd
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th
It's a battle of good vs. evil when actors perform classic and new tales of wickedness and treachery centered around fictional characters we love to hate. With special guest comic book lover and graphic designer Chip Kidd and readings of "Batman and Robin Have An Altercation" by Stephen King, an excerpt from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, and other imaginative stories of valor and villainy. Hosted by BD Wong.
St. Agnes Book Sale
St. Agnes Branch, NYPL, 444 Amsterdam Avenue at 82nd Street
Books on sale represent an amazing range of fiction, non-fiction and children's books, as well as multi-media. All at very low prices.
Thursday, February 27
The Book of Esther
Ailey Citigroup Theatre, 400 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
the Book of Esther lyrically depicts the Biblical story of Purim, as seen through the lens of feminism, women's empowerment and two brave, strong female characters.
WNYC's Soundcheck Presents A Soundcheck Smackdown: "Beatles vs. Rolling Stones"
New York Public Librairy for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
In 2010 Soundcheck hosted an epic "Smackdown" debate, pitting The Beatles against the Rolling Stones. The Library for the Performing Arts says it's time for a rematch! Arguing for The Beatles are comedian, actor, and director Mike and Paul Myers and arguing for the Rolling Stones Ophira Eisenberg, and Bill Janovitz. Free
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