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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS Cinema Sur l'Herbe, or Films on the Green, a summer series of contemporary French cinema, presents a screening of "Wesh, Wesh, Qu'est Ce Qu'il Se Passe?" (2001). Directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, the film focuses on a young man, Kamel (played by Mr. Ameur-Zaïmeche), struggling with life in a low-income public housing project outside of Paris. After five year in prison and a two-year, government-imposed exile, Kamel comes home to find that his immigrant neighborhood...



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Wed, 18 Jun 2008 00:00:00 EST

  FILM IN LOVE AND WAR The summer movie series Rooftop Films presents a program of live music and short films at the Lower East Side's Open Road Rooftop, where the rock band Deer Tick performs at 8:30 p.m. The film portion of the program, "All is Fair," begins at 9 p.m., and features selected shorts such as "Baby Cakes Diary #4," about falling for the wrong person, and "Two Cars, One Night," about blissful, nascent love. After the show, ticket holders are treated to free drinks at the East...



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Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 EST

DANCE KNIGHTS IN TIGHTS American Ballet Theatre revives "Don Quixote," largely remaining faithful to Russian choreographer Marius Petipa's original 1869 staging. The evening-length ballet's comedic plot centers on the unsuccessful attempts of a nobleman, Gamache, to marry the beautiful Kitri, who falls instead for a young barber from her village, Basilio. Tonight and Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday 2 and 8 p.m., Lincoln Center, American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House, between 62nd and...



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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 00:00:00 EST

FAMILY NATURAL SELECTION In "Darwin's Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure," the New York Botanical Garden explores Charles Darwin's work with plants. Darwin intently studied botany throughout his life, using the flowers to test his theories on natural selection. The exhibit includes an "evolutionary tour" that links plants to one another and demonstrates how living beings share common ancestry. Through Sunday, Tuesday­-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road, the Bronx...



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Fri, 6 Jun 2008 00:00:00 EST

DANCE NO PLACE LIKE HOME The Jamal Jackson Dance Company combines modern, African, and hip-hop dance techniques at the Connelly Theater. On the program is a piece that explores the history and evolution of African-American traditions, "This Place Called Home," set to music ranging from African drumbeats to contemporary rap. The group's namesake and artistic director, the Brooklyn-born Mr. Jackson, trained in modern and African dance schools before starting his company in 2004. Friday, Saturday...



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Thu, 22 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

ARCHITECTURE TOWERING METROPOLIS "New York Modern," the first in a three-part cycle of exhibits, looks back at early 20th-century musings and initial plans in New York for a city of skyscrapers that would become a "vertical metropolis." The first tall office building and high-rise hotels appeared in the late 19th century, and by 1900, the prospect of rapid growth and inevitably increasing congestion was already being lampooned in cartoons in the press. Open run, Wednesday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m...



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Wed, 21 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

DANCE MAKING WHOOPEE The New York City Ballet dances Susan Stroman's theatrical "Double Feature," a two-act ballet that pays homage to the cinematic double features that were once a staple of suburban American movie houses. Ms. Stroman's ballet opens with the melodramatic "The Blue Necklace," which is followed by the uproarious "Makin' Whoopee!" in which a cash-strapped banker, Jimmie Shannon, inherits $7 million — with the stipulation that he be married within 24 hours of the reading of the...



A Family Affair

Wed, 21 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

ARTS & CRAFTS CLAY MATES The Staten Island Children's Museum hosts a series of events guaranteed to bring out one's creative side. On Summer Wednesdays, the day begins at 10 a.m. with "Poca A Poco," an hour of storytelling and crafts aimed at teaching Spanish to new speakers. "Tots 'n Block" takes children to Block Harbor to explore and pretend on the pirate-themed playground. At 1:30 p.m., clay time commences as children knead art pieces using air-drying clay. Wednesdays in June, July, and...



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Tue, 20 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

ART FAIRS ARTISTS GIVE BACK The Charles Cowles Gallery in Chelsea hosts "Unframed 2008," an art sale to benefit the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. Contemporary artworks by 17 artists, including paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography, is on sale at set prices, well-below market rates. Among the participating artists are Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Aya Uekawa, Carlton DeWoody, and Wendell Gladstone. A silent auction is also on the program. All of the proceeds go to support...



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Mon, 19 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

CELEBRATIONS ICONIC BRIDGE To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Tabla Rasa Gallery presents "Bridge as Icon," an exhibit of artworks in a variety of media, all inspired by one of the world's most iconic bridges. Among the highlights are printmaker Vijay Kumar's monochromatic etching "Brooklyn"; Nick Savides's romantic paintings and Joergen Geerd's panoramic nocturnal photographs of the bridge. Opens Thursday, through Saturday, July 26, Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m...



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Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

ART GUERRILLA TACTICS The Bronx Museum of the Arts hosts a Day of Collaborative Performance, in conjunction with its current exhibit "Making It Together: Women's Collaborative Art and Community." The event features continuous, carnival-like performances by Contemporary and Modern art collectives such as the Brainstormers!, Spiderwoman Theater, Ridykeulous, the Waitresses, and Guerrilla Girls, Inc., who will head a "Feminist Recruiting Center," where anti-war counter-recruits can "enlist" and...



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Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

ART GUERRILLA TACTICS The Bronx Museum of the Arts hosts a Day of Collaborative Performance, in conjunction with its current exhibit "Making It Together: Women's Collaborative Art and Community." The event features continuous, carnival-like performances by Contemporary and Modern art collectives such as the Brainstormers!, Spiderwoman Theater, Ridykeulous, the Waitresses, and Guerrilla Girls, Inc., who will head a "Feminist Recruiting Center," where anti-war counter-recruits can "enlist" and...



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Wed, 14 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

DANCE 'ONE' FOR ALL The TAKE Dance Company, under the direction of Takehiro Ueyama, dances five contemporary works, three of which are premieres. Mr. Ueyama's choreography is influenced by his Japanese heritage, and his 12-member modern dance ensemble is known for blending Eastern and Western dance techniques, music, and narratives. Among the pieces performed is "One." The piece is based on the work of Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert and set to compositions ranging from Bach to...



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Tue, 13 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC THE WITCHING HOUR The Baryshnikov Arts Center hosts a Movado Hour concert with a performance by tenor Paul Groves. Accompanying Mr. Groves are a violist, Beatrice Muthelet; a cellist, Sophie Shao; a violinist, Jennifer Frautschi, and a pianist, Pedja Muzijevic. Mr. Muzijevic is also the curator of the free chamber music series. The program includes Benjamin Britten's "Winter Words" and Mozart's Piano Quartet in E flat major. Tonight, 7 p.m., Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman...



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Mon, 12 May 2008 00:39:14 EST

DANCE 'ONE' AND ONLY The TAKE Dance Company, under the direction of Takehiro Ueyama, dances five contemporary works, three of which are premieres. Mr. Ueyama's choreography is influenced by his Japanese heritage, and his 12-member modern dance ensemble is known for blending Eastern and Western dance techniques, music, and narratives. Among the pieces performed is "One," from the company's repertoire. The piece is based on the work of Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert and set to compositions...



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Fri, 9 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM SCANDALOUS SKATERS The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents a screening of cinematographer Ed Lachman's 2002 directorial debut (with Larry Clark), "Ken Park." The movie follows a group of teenagers dealing with suicide, abuse, sex, and troubled relationships with their parents. Written by Harmony Korine and Mr. Clark, the film was banned in Australia for its strong sexual content. A question-and-answer session with Mr. Lachman and Mr. Clark follows. Friday, 7 p.m., Brooklyn Academy of Music...



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Thu, 8 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC LEGEND OF KING ARTHUR The New York Philharmonic presents a partial staging of Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot." Actor Gabriel Byrne, in the role of King Arthur, leads an all-star cast of actors that includes Fran Drescher as Morgan Le Fey and Stacey Keach as Merlyn. The musical is based on the T.H. White novel "The Once and Future King," and tells the tale of a monarch whose idealized kingdom meets a tragic end at the hands of his illegitimate son. The royal must also cope with a disastrous...



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Wed, 7 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM SCANDALOUS SKATERS The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents a screening of cinematographer Ed Lachman's 2002 directorial debut (with Larry Clark), "Ken Park." The movie follows a group of teenagers dealing with suicide, abuse, sex, and troubled relationships with their parents. Written by Harmony Korine and Mr. Clark, the film was banned in Australia for its strong sexual content, and has had only limited screenings throughout America. A question-and-answer session with Mr. Lachman and Mr...



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Mon, 5 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS R&B star Mary J. Blige and rapper Jay-Z — whose classic duet "Can't Knock the Hustle" is nonpareil in the hip-hop canon — co-headline the Heart of the City tour at Madison Square Garden. The Brooklyn-born hip-hop mogul and the Yonkers-bred songstress both released albums in the last quarter of 2007. Jay-Z's "American Gangster" features songs inspired by the film of the same name, and Ms. Blige's "Growing Pains" boasts the hit single "Just Fine." Concertgoers can...



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Thu, 1 May 2008 00:00:00 EST

PHOTOGRAPHY LONG-RANGE VIEW Sze Tsung Leong's exhibit "Horizons" features expansive yet detailed vistas. And while his long, horizontal prints can be described as landscapes, the subject matter is diverse, from rooftops and pastoral fields to desert plains, many in faraway places such as India, Iceland, the Dead Sea, Mexico, and Italy, the latter of which is captured in a detail of "Castello I, Venezia" (2007), above. Through Saturday, May 17, Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Yossi Milo...



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Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

GATHERINGS GORE'S NEW EARTH The Minds That Move the World is a timely new series focused on the plurality of perspectives driving the current American political discourse. Over the course of three months, top political bloggers, pundits, campaign operatives, and national leaders, including President Clinton, will gather to debate and deliver insights about news of the day. The second of four talks is led by Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Vice President Gore. His Academy...



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Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FAMILY IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME! The Children's Museum of Manhattan hosts a festival that takes youngsters on a virtual journey to ancient Greece, as part of the ongoing exhibit "Gods, Myths and Mortals." Budding archaeologists ages 5 and older build a Greek temple using cardboard and other materials. In another workshop, children of all ages make victory wreaths using pipe cleaners, beads, and foil. Tuesday–Sunday, times vary, Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., between Broadway and...



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Mon, 28 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC THE ADAMS FAMILY OF SONGS The multiplatinum-selling Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams returns to New York for a concert promoting his new album, "11." The release's title is symbolic: The disc is his 11th album of entirely original music and features 11 songs recorded in hotel rooms and backstage concert venues throughout Europe during the past two years. Mr. Adams is known for such hits as "Summer of '69" and "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You." Saturday, 8 p.m., New York Society...



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Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM SILENCE COMES TO LIFE The Film Society of Lincoln Center brings two silent films to musical life: On Friday, the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra performs during screenings of Ted Wilde's "The Kid Brother" (1927) and William Wellman's "Beggars of Life" (1928). The orchestra specializes in "photoplay music," mini-scores created during the silent-film era for live accompaniment at movie houses. "The Kid Brother" (6 p.m.) follows comedian Harold Lloyd — more prolific than Charlie Chaplin in...



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Tue, 22 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

READINGS IN PRAISE OF BOOKS The 92nd Street Y hosts a conversation with first lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna. Mother and daughter discuss the importance of literacy and reading, and present their collaboration, "Read All About It!" (HarperCollins), a children's book about little Tyrone, who falls for the charms of a good book. A senior writer at Vogue magazine, Julia Reed, leads the talk. Tonight, 8 p.m., 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd Street, 212-415-5500, $26. FAMILY A...



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Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

THEATER CONQUERING SHAW Every month, the theatrical group Project Shaw presents a work by George Bernard Shaw, who died in 1950. The goal is to stage every sketch, one-act, and full-length piece by the playwright over the course of four years, giving New York audiences a chance to revisit Shaw's work. This month, the program includes two plays: "The Fascinating Foundling" and "Farfetched Fables," produced and directed by David Staller. In "The Fascinating Foundling," written in 1909, a man and...



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Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

GATHERINGS A MARVEL IN GOTHAM The city's brilliant freaks and geeks, many of whom are burning up the Web logs in anticipation of the feature film release of "Iron Man" next month, will find some relief at New York Comic Con, the largest pop culture convention on the East Coast. The event showcases the latest comics, graphic novels, anime, and manga, and features more than 300 film screenings, panel discussions, previews, and autograph sessions. The author of the "Sandman" series, Neil Gaiman...



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Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

PAINTINGS CUTTING IT UP John Tremblay is known for straying from the traditional use of a four-cornered canvas: He slices his canvases, creating circular or polygonic shapes, sometimes poking holes in the center. Some works, such as "Dulse, Kelp" (2008), above, are made from two canvases joined together to create a painting that takes on a sculptural quality. Through Thursday, April 24, Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 W. 21st St., between Tenth and Eleventh avenues...



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Wed, 16 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

READINGS TRAILBLAZER Before Senator Clinton, there was Belva Lockwood. The New York County Law Association hosts a reading and book signing by author Jill Norgren, whose newly published biography, "Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President" (New York University Press), examines Lockwood's achievements as an advocate for women's rights in the 19th century. Lockwood, a contemporary of suffragist Susan B. Anthony, not only pushed for voting rights, but campaigned for the presidency on that...



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Tue, 15 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FAMILY TALE OF THE URBAN WHALE The New York Public Library's Cullman Center kicks off spring with "Whalesong: Past and Future, New York and the World," a two-part symposium on the history, science, and perennial romance of the whale. Panelists include an array of scholars, musicians, historians, and scientists, including author D. Graham Burnett and curator Stuart Frank. The first part of the symposium is an exploration of the whaling industry in 19thcentury New York, and the second introduces...



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Mon, 14 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC HEAD OF THE HIP-HOP CLASS This year has been as strong a year for hip-hop music as any in recent history, but those who are new to the genre could feel left behind amid discussions of the relative merits of Lil' Mama and Lil' Wayne. The Hip-Hop 101 party at the Delancey is an opportunity to get acquainted with the origins of hip-hop. Large Professor, a producer and emcee who hails from Flushing, Queens, hosts the event. Featured performers include local rap group Black Sheep, and rappers...



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Fri, 11 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM POCKET-SIZE PULP During the Adolf Eichmann trials of the 1960s, Israelis heard — some for the first time — the horrific details of abuse and killing in concentration camps. As Holocaust survivors were giving chilling testimony, a curious literary trend began: Pocket books of torture pornography began appearing on the shelves of Israeli news vendors. While some at the time believed the books, called Stalags, were translations of foreign materials, the volumes were actually produced in...



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Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

DESIGN THE TWO ISAMUS "Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi" celebrates the collaboration between Noguchi, an industrial designer, and Japan's most influential Modernist designer, Kenmochi. The two men, who met in Japan in 1950, shared a mission to design a universally exceptional object. Through Sunday, May 25, Wednesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd. at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens, 718-204-7088, $10 general, $5 seniors...



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Wed, 9 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

TALKS GOTHAM'S MOBILE CUISINE Although many New Yorkers each day pass street vendors selling their goods from pushcarts daily, few perhaps know about the debates surrounding their existence. The Center for Urban Pedagogy hosts "Permitting Pushcarts," a discussion with the founder and director of the Street Vendor Project, Sean Basinski, and a professor of urban design and planning theory at Harvard University, Margaret Crawford. Mr. Basinski and Ms. Crawford discuss the relationship between...



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Tue, 8 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FAMILY KISS SOME TOADS, FIND A PRINCE The Little Orchestra Society presents "Cinderella — And the Prince Who Slays the Magic Dragon," a production of the classic tale that combines music, dance, and puppetry. Youngsters follow a cast that includes a 15-foot fairy godmother, a fiery dragon, a dozen dancers and masked performers, and larger-than-life puppets as the titular stepdaughter loses her glass slipper — and finds her prince. The show was created by theater designer Manju Shandler, whose...



When Money Woes Hit Close to Home

Tue, 8 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

No matter how many different articles I read about the collapse of Bear Stearns, I still find it hard to believe that poof — it's gone. Part of my bewilderment stems from the fact that I am part of a generation that has barely lived through even the mildest recession. Regardless of whether our country enters into a technical recession or not, our city feels different these days. It's no longer workers in some other part of the country who are losing their jobs: We're losing our jobs. "I was...



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Mon, 7 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC 'MEAT' THE BAND Brooklyn welcomes Dark Meat, a 17-piece psychedelic rock collective from Athens, Ga., for a two-night stay. The giant ensemble mixes elements of blues, punk rock, psychedelic jams, and jazz, and employs a plethora of instruments from the flute to the sitar. Dark Meat's past and current lineups include members from bands Of Montreal, Gnarls Barkley, Elf Power, the Instruments, and more. The indie band is on a tour that will take it to more than 50 cities; the set list at...



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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM SURREAL CINEMA Polish director Wojciech Has used the structure of a story-within-a-story in making his 1965 postmodern classic "The Saragossa Manuscript." The adapted movie is based on a collection of tales found during the Napoleonic War, which feature ghosts, gypsies, hermits, and other supernatural characters. An anchoring narrative of a Spanish officer lost in the Sierra Moreno is at the center of the film; an impressive list of celebrities — including Martin Scorsese, Jerry Garcia...



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Thu, 3 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

PAINTINGS FUZZY DETAILS British painter Katy Moran presents her first exhibit of paintings at Andrea Rosen Gallery. Her work, which at first seems to comprise only abstract paintings, also employs found images from the Internet, magazines, and snapshots. In the March 20, 2008 New York Sun, Daniel Kunitz wrote of Ms. Moran's pieces, "They feel biblical, as though primordial gases and elements were slowly congealing into something not yet formed. Happily, their diminutive sizes undercut the...



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Wed, 2 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

READINGS A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR Veteran actress Julie Andrews, best known for her performances in musicals such as "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music," has lived an extraordinary life. In her new book "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years" (Hyperion), Ms. Andrews, 72, tells her story, from her childhood in war-torn Britain to the moment when Walt Disney cast her as the silver screen's favorite nanny. Tonight, 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 33 E. 17th St. at Broadway, 212-253-0810, free. ART...



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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST

FAMILY CREEPY CRITTERS While the Brooklyn Children's Museum isn't set to reopen until later in the spring, there are plenty of museum-sponsored, family-centric activities going on throughout the borough. Staff from the museum host a Wildlife Detective event at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Children and their adult companions can marvel at the evidence of spring found in objects such as nests, molts, and eggs. They meet scaly animals from the museum's collection and investigate the lives of the...



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Mon, 31 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

THEATER SINGING BIRTHDAY The Amas Musical Theatre company celebrates its 39th anniversary with a performance and award ceremony featuring actress Phylicia Rashad, who is currently starring in the Broadway musical "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Ms. Rashad will receive the Rosie Award, named after AMT's founder, Rosetta LeNoire. The performance features songs from the musical "Mama, I Want To Sing," which AMT first performed in the 1980s. Other performers include Maurice Hines and Capathia Jenkins...



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Fri, 28 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM NEW YORK STORIES Two of the city's most beloved directors, Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, share a double bill as part of Film Forum's celebration of the 90th anniversary of United Artists studio. "Raging Bull" is Mr. Scorsese's 1980 tale of a talented but jealous boxer from the Bronx, Jake LaMotta, as he rises — and falls — through the ranks of the boxing world. Robert DeNiro, right, earned his second Oscar for his portrayal of LaMotta. "Manhattan" is Mr. Allen's 1979 film about the...



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Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

DESIGN SEW CONTROVERSIAL "Pricked: Extreme Embroidery," on view at the Museum of Arts & Design, is a survey exploring how centuries-old handcraft traditions are rejuvenated in contemporary art and design. The show gathers the work of 48 artists, and features pieces that demonstrate that embroidery is about more than samplers and dainty tea towels. Among the highlights is the work of Benji Whalen, who embroiders tattoos onto a series of stuffed arms mounted on a wall, and Andrea Dezsö's 2005–06...



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Wed, 26 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

TALKS PLEASE, MR. POSTMAN Columbia University presents "The Oral History of Women's Letter Writing: A Lecture by Margaretta Jolly." In addition to being an all-around expert in the art and history of letter writing, Ms. Jolly is the author of "In Love and Struggle: Letters and Contemporary Feminism" (Columbia University Press). The author discusses the evolution of letters written by women, from romantic love letters to absent men during World War I, to the letter-writing campaigns during the...



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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

READINGS VERSE APPEAL An associate editor and book critic for The New York Sun, Adam Kirsch, left, celebrates the publication of his two latest books: a collection of verse, "Invasions" (Ivan R. Dee), and a collection of criticism, "The Modern Element: Essays on Contemporary Poetry" (W.W. Norton). Mr. Kirsch has also written for Slate, the New Yorker, and Nextbook. Tonight, 6 p.m., the Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Ave. at 93rd Street, 212-831-3554, free. DANCE BRAZILIAN BEATS A Brazil-based...



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Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

MUSIC THE PATRIOTS The Presidents of the United States of America — the band, not the leaders — are thriving and have been recording new albums since the release of the group's successful self-titled debut in 1995. That album featured the singles "Peaches" and "Lump," among others. Appropriately enough, the Presidents's latest album, "These Are the Good Times People," hit record stores earlier this month — just as the 2008 presidential election really started heating up. The band performs with...



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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

FILM ESCAPE INTO NOWHERE Li Yang's dramatic film, "Blind Mountain" (2007), is set amid the modern Chinese slave trade, as a college-educated woman, who believes she is leaving her mountainous province for a promised job, is instead kidnapped, drugged, and sold as a bride. When the woman, played by Huang Li, makes multiple attempts to escape, she finds that the community she has been taken to is run by government cohorts, dampening her chances at freedom. Mr. Li is also known for exposing abuses...



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Thu, 20 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

DRAWINGS RESCUE AND RECOVERY Canadian artist Geneviève Castrée has her first New York exhibit at the Adam Baumgold Gallery. The show comprises 50 works that were the basis for Ms. Castrée's book, "Tout Seul dans la Forêt en Plein Jour, Avez-Vous Peur?," "All Alone in the Forest in Broad Daylight, Are You Scared?" The drawings examine how war affects modern life, concentrating on victims of conflict. Ms. Castrée was born in Montreal in 1981 and began drawing and making her own comics at 15...



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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 00:00:00 EST

TALKS DON'T GET AROUND MUCH The New York Sun's resident jazz critic, Will Friedwald, gives a talk about the musical collaboration in the 1940s between composer Duke Ellington and lyricist Bob Russell. The conversation is presented by the Duke Ellington Society of New York. Russell's work with Ellington produced enduring standards, including "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Do Nothing 'Till You Hear from Me," and "I Didn't Know About You." Besides his work with Ellington, Russell also became...