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I Wish I Had a River Exhibition

Wednesday, May 5 at 8:00 AM to Tuesday, August 31 at 7:00 PM
10 Times Square, 1441 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

Immerse yourself in a colorful multi-media garden painted by Israeli artist Keren Anavy. The site-specific multi-media installation I Wish I Had a River by artist Keren Anavy and curated by Lauren Powell creates a painted garden within the confines of the lobby of 10 Times Square. “The Underground Lobby Garden” as the artist calls it composed of paintings, drawings, laser cutouts, sculpture forms, and video projection.

Admission is free to all vistors. COVID restrictions apply.

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Thailand Insider’s Drag Superstar hosted by Suzy Wong

Friday, June 25 at 5:00 PM to Friday, June 25 at 6:30 PM
Virtual

Join the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New York Office for a virtual celebration in honor of National Pride Month: Thailand Insider’s Drag Superstar. During the virtual competition, up-and-coming drag queens will display the very best of their art form as they perform in front of an audience and a panel of three judges, led by Suzy Wong, Chef Arnold Myint’s drag diva alter ego, alongside TAT New York and Go Thai Be Free representatives. After a final five-way lip sync battle, one queen will be crowned Thailand Insider’s Drag Superstar. The winner will receive a suite of prizes including a roundtrip flight to Thailand along with the opportunity to be featured on Thailand Insider and Go Thai Be Free’s website and social media channels. Beside the contestants, the reigning champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race Thailand, Angele Anang, will share what life is like after winning and how Thailand’s drag scene has evolved.

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Center for Traditional Music and Dance: Beat of the Boroughs

Monday, November 16 at 5:00 PM to Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM
Virtual

The virtual series, Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) launches November 16 with the Crimean Tatar Ensemble. Celebrating the diversity of cultural traditions in New York City, the series kicks off by bringing folk music and dance from the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine to your home. Tune in to CTMD’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/CTMDProgramsConcerts or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CTMDnyc at 5:00 PM for free. The nonprofit CTMD encourages and welcomes donations to support the artists and to help highlight the artistic diversity within New York City. The series will run through early 2021, highlighting 54 immigrant artists every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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74th India Independence Day Drive Thru Celebration

Saturday, August 15 at 6:00 PM to Saturday, August 15 at 7:00 PM
Bull Run Park , Special Event Centre, Centerville VA

Come join us in this spectacular drive depicting the cultures of India with Live flag hoisting, flower shower from helicopter, live performances by local talents and much more…….
This is a free Drive Thru Event.

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Online Film Series

Online Film Series

Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 PM to Wednesday, June 17 at 6:00 PM
From the comfort of your home!

The Online Film Series is an opportunity to experience the San Diego International Film Festival at home. It’s the perfect antidote to Shelter-In-Place – six screenings of films not available anywhere else! The SD Intl Film Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 includes five screenings of films, shorts and documentaries PLUS the May 20 Film Insider Series Screening that will be announced soon! Many thanks to the filmmakers that have generously agreed to support the series by sharing their films.You can join the Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 for a minimum donation of $30 or buy a pass for the 2020 Festival.

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First-Ever NBCUniversal’s Peacock Fan Festival, Peacock Live!

Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 29 at 11:30 PM
Universal Studios Hollywood

NBCUniversal has announced a robust slate of new show panels, celebrity appearances and interactive activations at Peacock Live!, its first-ever two-day fan festival taking place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot.

In addition to 2-Day tickets currently available, fans can now purchase 1-Day General Admission adult tickets starting at $99 at www.PeacockLive.com. Plus, fans who purchase their tickets before Sunday, February 16 are eligible for pre-mailed custom credentials, offering an expedited arrival experience at the event. Peacock Live! ticketholders will receive general admission entry to Universal Studios Hollywood, including exclusive after-hours park after dark access, offering a great value for the ultimate NBCUniversal insider weekend. Plus, Peacock Live! guests will be among the first to experience the spectacular new ride inspired by Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets.”

For more information, visit peacocklive.com

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Bently Heritage – Juniper Grove Alpine Gin

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery has just released a limited edition variant of their Juniper Grove Gin – Alpine Gin, made from pinion cones foraged from nearby the distillery.

To celebrate its release, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery hosted a Release Event on Friday, December 20th, at their Public House in Minden, NV. Lucas Huff, Director of Mixology, stirred bespoke cocktails for this event featuring the limited-edition Alpine Gin. Proprietor Christopher Bently attended this special event, and joined by Master Distiller John Jeffrey, who spoke about “How Alpine is a true expression of the Carson Valley.” This limited edition Gin is only available at the Public House at Bently Heritage Estate Distillery until the production runs out.

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Spring 2020 Season Opening Night Cabaret

Monday, January 6 at 7:30 PM to Monday, January 6 at 10:00 PM
The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an Opening Night Cabaret with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to kick of the Spring 2020 Season on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret for Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.

Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen

6:30pm – Reception in Rotunda
7:30pm – Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater
9pm – Dinner at The Wright

TICKETS & VENUE
$500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner (sold out), $250 Orchestra, $150 Dress Circle, $75 Side View
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of eleven and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He has produced operas, installations, concerts, and performance series internationally. Recently, he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera performing the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, and has performed with many of the world’s other leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. In concert he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Kennedy Center. His first album, ARC, was nominated for a Grammy and he received Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year award.

Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performances since his arrival in New York in 1994. Credits include Julie Atlas Muz’s I Am The Moon And and You Are The Man On Me (2004), Big Art Group’s House Of No More (2006), Justin Vivian Bond’s Lustre (2008) and Re:Galli Blonde (2011), Chris Tanner’s Football Head (2014), Soomi Kim’s Change (2015), Pig Iron Theater’s I Promised Myself To Live Faster (2015), Bombay Ricky (Prototype Festival 2016), Opera Philadelphia’s Dito and Aeneus (2017) and Spiegleworld’s Opium (Las Vegas 2018). With Taylor Mac, Machine has collaborated on several projects including The Lily’s Revenge (2009), Walk Across America For Mother Earth (2012) and the Pulitzer Prize-Nominated A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016-Present). Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets “glitter rhymes with litter,” Machine was a co-recipient the 2017Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

John Jarboe is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, with whom she has made work for Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Wilma Theater, FringeArts, The Barnes Foundation, La Mama ETC among others. She is a regular performer at FringeArts in Philadelphia as well as Joe’s Pub in NYC. She now curates a festival called Late Night Snacks in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts which programs over seventy artists annually in a found cabaret space designed by the incomparable Machine Dazzle. Jarboe’s work with Opera singer Stephanie Blythe will be featured as part of the 2020 American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. www.beardedladiescabaret.com

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a Philadelphia-based troupe of artists who use cabaret to tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. We are proud to be among Philadelphia’s most visible queer arts companies and to have toured to Poland, Seattle (Seattle Symphony), Paris (Madame Arthur), Provincetown, Cambridge (ART/Oberon), Miami (Miami Light Project), and New York City (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, and La Mama).

Over his 40+ year career, Heath Allen has arranged/composed and served as music director for more Philadelphia theater and dance productions than he can remember. Heath served as music director and lead composer for Andy: A Popera, a collaboration between the Bearded Ladies and Opera Philadelphia. In 2017, Heath composed The Bearded Ballerina, commissioned by the Relache New Music Ensemble.  Heath is also deeply committed to creating music for children, having written many plays and songs for young people, including the recently completed operetta, The Half Boy.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for 35 years, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

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ZviDance is having a Party! in support of their upcoming production MAIM

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM to Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM
Taj II

ZviDance
is having a Party!
in support of their upcoming production
MAIM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Taj II

ZviDance is having a Party! Join in for a night of fun, dance performances, dancing, food, and drink, in support of ZviDance’s newest creation MAIM (“Water” in Hebrew) which will premiere at New York Live Arts this December. The party will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Taj II, located at 48 West 21st Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program starts at 8 pm. Single Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door or online at http://zvidance.com/tickets/.

Experience the critically acclaimed, powerful dancing of ZviDance, performing excerpts from recent works On The Road and LIKE. Dance to the top-spinning music grove of a live DJ. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of food and drink sales will go directly to ZviDance. Your support is crucial! It sustains us and enables us to be daring, imaginative, and to conceive cutting-edge projects like MAIM.

MAIM is an ambitious multi-media performance piece that sets out to raise awareness to issues related to the global diminishing water resources due to global warming. MAIM premieres December 18-21, 2019 at New York Live Arts.

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” – Dance Magazine

ZviDance, led by Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner is praised for its signature innovative style and fascinating melding of artistic mediums. Radical, contemporary dance theater, their work is ground-breaking, thoughtful yet passionate, with lush movement. The company exists to share with audiences the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of the Israeli-born Artistic Director. Each piece defines a unique set of relationships and experiences, boldly addressing the depths of the human experience. ZviDance also exists to engage students in enriching their appreciation of the art form.

ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium. The company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation, involving the ensemble and designers from the initial research phase, so as to constantly push the methodology and ethics of a creation process within an inter-disciplinary format.

In the last 30 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and stable funding for its artistic projects, a work that fearlessly refuses to be bounded to specific thematic or aesthetic dogma. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.

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Broadway Comedy Club presents Brad Trackman

Saturday, November 24 at 8:30 PM to Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 PM
Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd Street, NYC 10019

Broadway Comedy Club is the setting for a stand up comedy show. Laugh along with the comedians listed below.

Brad Trackman (Craig Ferguson Show, Comedy Central)
Veronica Mosey (HBO, Comedy Central)
Steven Scott (NBC)

Note: there is a two drink requirement

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Broadway Comedy Club presents Yamaneika Saunders

Friday, November 23 at 8:30 PM to Friday, November 23 at 11:00 PM
Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd Street, NYC 10019

Broadway Comedy Club is the setting for a stand up comedy show. Laugh along with the comedians listed below.

Yamaneika Saunders- Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan Show, Funny Girls
Sherrod Small- Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock Show, Conan
Dante Nero- Comedy Central, Blacklist, Chappelle Show

Note; There is a two drink requirement per person

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La Patronal

Fall/Winter 2018 season kick-off dance party with La Patronal! Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas patronales’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, this unique brass band from Lima, Peru presents Peru’s most rooted heritage and traditions through music and dance. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds. La Patronal members are direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, and use this knowledge of folk culture in combination with their formal music studies to preserve their heritage while also bringing it to the present.