Wed-Sun @ 11:30am-5:00pmThe Ukrainian MuseumOrganized by The Ukrainian Museum, the exhibition Out of Tradition: Contemporary Decorative and Applied Art features the work of 35 contemporary decorative artists of Ukrainian background from Ukraine, the United States, and Canada. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase works from the innovative realm of contemporary art and design that are rooted in the tradition and aesthetic of Ukrainian folk art.
Wed-Sun, June 1-30 @ 1:00pm-7:30pmLa MaMa E.T.C.NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS looks at the visual history of AIDS and contemporary AIDS politics to provide a window into a quarter century of AIDS related art and activism. Curators Kris Nuzzi and Sur Rodney (Sur) link multiple generations of artists, finding connections between artists active in the 1980s and those just being born in the 1970s.
June 12-19, Daily Screenings @ 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9pmClemente Soto Valez Cultural CenterMachetero is an allegorical narrative that follows French journalist Jean Dumont to a New York prison where he interviews Pedro Taino, a so-called "Puerto Rican Terrorist". Pedro is a self-described Machetero fighting to free Puerto Rico from the yoke of United States colonialism.
Tickets: $10 at the door.
June 1-30, Thu-Sun @ 7:30pm, Mon 6/3 @ 7:30, NO SHOW Wed, 6/5The Metropolitan PlayhouseThe Gilded Age glitters its brightest, and Wall Street is minting millionaires. A few years after Charles Dow created his average, with New York setting trading volume records, and the latest crash over a decade past, speculation is the in the air like a contagion, and in Bronson Howard's smash comedy, no one is immune.
May 28-June 30, Tue & Wed @ 7:00pm, Thu & Fri @ 8:00pm, Sat @ 3:00 & 8:00pm, Sun @ 2:00 & 7:00pmNew York Theatre WorkshopAdapted from Susan Sontag’s early journals by performer Moe Angelos, Sontag: Reborn traces Sontag’s private life from the age of 14 to her emergence as a world-renowned author and activist. The young Sontag wrestles with her emerging sexuality and precocious intelligence, fraught with doubt and insecurity yet driven by her willfulness, ambition and voracious curiosity.
Tickets: $25 from 5/28-6/6, $40 regular after 6/6.
June 5-29, Thu-Sat @ 7:00pm, Wed 6/5 & 6/19 @ 7:00pm, Wed 6/12 & 6/26 @ 2:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupSet in the late 90s on the Lower East Side of New York City, LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON follows the journey of Sue, a less than butch dyke with a broken heart, as she tries to cope with losing her girlfriend to her ex-girlfriend. A riotous look at a righteous time in lesbian history, LESBIAN LOVE OCTAGON is a musical for anyone who has ever loved wimmin's bookstores, tofu or cats.
Various TimesLa MaMa E.T.C.La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which takes place in all three of our venues and features emerging and seasoned choreographers, reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
Thursdays, June 6-27 @ 11:00am, Sat, June 8-15 @ 1:00pm, 22-29 @ 2:00pmCooper Square Committee & Clearview Festival ProductionsThe CSC/MHA SHARP Program has created a calendar to inform you of free activities in the neighborhood for your enjoyment and enrichment. Activities include: Knitting Circle, Computer Class, music concerts, opera performances.
FREE and open to seniors!
June 13-22, Thu-Sat @ 7:00pmHorse Trade Theater GroupA band of low-rung employees have been called in late on special assignment, coincidentally on the same night the promotion to the mythic position of Corporate Representative might finally be available...but only for tonight. This odd little comedy investigates if there’s anything they won't compromise, sacrifice or betray to get ahead, and where the hell "ahead" even is.
Tickets: $15-18 & includes 1 cheap beer!
May 24-June 29, various times - No shows 5/24, 5/11, 5/17-5/19 & 5/24The Wild ProjectThe Flex Pass ($39) includes a ticket to all 3 shows in Clubbed Thumb's 2013 Summerworks including: Baby Screams Miracle written by Clare Barron, directed by Portia Krieger, performances May 24-June 2nd at 8PM (no show on May 28th). Phoebe in Winter written by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue performances June 7-June 16 at 8PM (no show on June 11th). La Brea written by Gregory S. Moss, directed by Adam Greenfield, performances June
June 20-29 @ 8:00pm, No Show June 24The Wild ProjectTwo Masshole siblings, amid a Hollywood vortex of strip malls and scientologists, square off over how to live like a grown-up.
Tickets: $15-18. Part of the Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival
June 14-29, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pmDixon PlaceNew York City. 1920. A legless beggar pleads with the oncoming foot-traffic for spare change. With an army of dancing girls at his beck and call, Blizzard is hell-bent on executing his master plan: Get his revenge against the prominent doctor who left him in this condition—and against the city that could’ve cared less. 3 People. 4 Legs. 1 Game of Revenge.
Third Fridays @ 10:30pmHorse Trade Theater GroupThank You, Robot have been performing long-form improv comedy in New York City since 2006, when the members met as students at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater training center. For each show, two teams join TYR to perform sets of unscripted comedy, never seen before and never to be seen again.
Fridays & Saturdays @ 10:30pmThe New York Neo-FuturistsOur show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes--an original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with twenty-nine other plays through high energy audience participation.
Saturdays @ 12:00pm-1:30pmLower East Side History ProjectThis popular and exciting tour explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Discuss the Italian immigrant experience and the social, political and economical conditions which allowed organized gangsterism to thrive in the slums of New York City by the turn of the century.
Tickets: $20. RSVP Required.
Every Saturday @ 3:00-4:30pmLower East Side History ProjectThis comprehensive tour goes off the beaten path, exploring districts and aspects of our neighborhood most excursions overlook. Sure, we'll discuss the tenements and immigrant experience in detail, but we'll go beyond the familiar narrative and cover a thousand years of important history; from Native Americans to modern-day gentrification.
RSVP required: 347-465-7767 Tickets: $20.
Saturday, June 22 @ 3:30pmNuyorican Poets CafeBad Boys of Classical Music - If you thought classical music only belonged in hotel lobbies and symphony halls, you’re in for a shock. The Art of Giving Back, led by award-winning artist Nicholas King, brings a classical concert unlike any you’ve ever seen - an interactive, multimedia mixture of music, storytelling, and drama that will delight the music lover and the gossip fiend in all of us.
Saturdays @ 11:00amLa MaMa E.T.C.An opportunity for the entire family to engage in creative fun! A family fun workshop on the Zen concept of mindful music. Using the Japanese shakuhachi bamboo flute, temple gongs and storytelling, kids of all ages play theatrical games and craft a take home musical instrument!
Tickets: $10 for each family. No families turned away!
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