THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning April 14, 2014 Check out our list of events in the neighborhood this week. Email us at “info at westsiderag dot com” to tell us about any upcoming events or events we’ve missed. Events will be updated every Sunday night with the following week’s schedule. Please double-check times and prices with the event producer. Many venues offer special pricing for students, seniors and members.

Monday, April 14

1 p.m.
The Great Organ: Midday Monday Cathedral organists provide a 30 minute break for mind, body and spirit with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral’s unparalleled Great Organ. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. FREE

6 p.m.
Film: Give My Regards to Broad Street The master tapes of a new album by a popular musician (McCartney) go missing. If he doesn’t recover them by midnight, an evil businessman will take over his beloved music company. McCartney also wrote the script for the film, which includes 12 songs. Library for the Performing Arts. FREE.

7 p.m.
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present Author and beloved New York Times columnist Gail Collins re-releases her national best-selling book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, in a keepsake edition. 82nd Street Barnes and Noble. FREE.

10 p.m.
The Week with Chris Laker Comedian and Upper West Sider, Chris Laker, hosts four comics who perform short sets, then discuss–and joke about–the news from the previous seven days. Stand Up NY Labs (upstairs from Stand Up NY), 236 W. 78th Street. FREE. No cover, but $2 beers are available.

Tuesday, April 15

11:15 a.m. untl 12:15 p.m.
Stay Well Exercise a series of exercises for those 50+ for all levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

12 p.m.
Dixieland Jazz Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m. New York Public Libarary for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium. FREE.

4 p.m.
Teen Tech Time Need extra computer time? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. For ages 12 to 18. Bloomingdale Library. FREE.

Wednesday, April 16

11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: You Can’t Take it With You Starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, and H.B Warner. Based upon the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Riverside Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Guitar Afternoon Enjoy live music performed by jazz guitarist Bill Wurtzel and guest musicians. The American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

4:30 p.m.
Poetry Writing Workshop Walk-in poetry workshop for adults every Wednesday led by Bill Zavatsky. We read, discuss, and write new poems. Please bring a notebook. All are welcome! Morningside Heights Library. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
Historical Perspectives on Domestic Workers Organizing The history of domestic-worker organizing illustrates how they have mobilized to transform their working lives and, in the process, have built a movement with a distinctive approach to labor organizing. In this conversation, historians Elizabeth Hutchison (University of New Mexico) and Premilla Nadasen (Barnard College) explore the contours of this history in the United States and Chile, analyzing 
the changing labor relations 
of domestic service over the course of the 20th century, and linking questions about domestic workers’ employment, migration, family life, and political activity to broader class, political, and ethnic relations. This event is co- sponsored by the Barnard Forum on Migration. Barnard College, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall. FREE.

7 p.m.
Community Board 7 Land Use Committee Open to the Public. Board Office, 250 W. 87th Street.

Thursday, April 17

8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tucker Greenmarket Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, berries, stone fruit, over 80 varieties of apples, farmstead cheeses, fresh seafood, grass fed beef, duck, eggs, baked goods and New York’s only sorghum and maple syrup. West 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.

7:30 p.m.
Sanford Biggers: Moon Medecin Moon Medicin is undoubtedly performance art—representing thoroughly for Performa ’07—and it is also theater, testimony, sculpture, painting, fashion, and music. But mostly, it’s Funk. The dream child of visual artist and keyboardist Sanford Biggers, this combination of players—percussionist Swiss Chris, Martin Luther on lead guitar and lead vocals, the singing turntablist Jahi Sundance, and Mark Hines, the bassist with live video tendencies—convene to concoct a fuel elixir for inter-dimensional travel and perceptual shifts. With a carefully curated selection of covers and original compositions by Biggers, Sundance, and Martin, Moon Medicin is often joined by an evolving cast of creatives such as the sublime Imani Uzuri and Sumie Kaneko. David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 w. 62nd Street. FREE.

8 p.m.
Israeli Dance with Tamar Join in every Thursday night for an evening filled with dancing and fun. Open to all levels. No advance registration requried. At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. $8 for JCC members; $10 for non-members.

9 p.m.
The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A Reading The Inferno, the opening section of Dante Alighieri’s medieval masterpiece the Divine Comedy, begins on the evening of the Maundy Thursday Vigil. The annual reading of selections from the Inferno brings listeners and participants into the “dark woods” of Dante’s haunting vision. This dramatic literary event takes place in the Crossing of the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators, visiting scholars, and Inferno reading regulars. Cathedral of St. John the Divine. FREE.

9 p.m.
The Spirit Trio The Spirit Trio is a dynamic new ensemble that hails from the melodic center of the legendary Spirit Ensemble. Featuring the combination of mbira and steel pan with electric bass, this band brings some of the most beautiful sounds of the ancient and modern together in a magically groovy way. The Spirit Ensemble has long been and continues to be one of the most inspiring music ensembles of this era, and this trio springs from its melodic core, where the magic happens! Featuring: Kevin Nathaniel – mbira; Renold Joseph – steel pan; Bill Dotts – electric bass. Symphony Space Bar Thalia. FREE.

Friday, April 18

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
97th Street Greenmarket This year-round market features produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY, and the Hudson Valley, as well as eggs, grass-fed meat, fish, cheese, and more. 97th St between Columbus & Amsterdam.

10:30 a.m.
Bridge Club Are you a Bridge buff? Put on your game face and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome. Riverside Library. FREE.

11:15 a.m. untl 12:15 p.m.
Stay Well Exercise a series of exercises for those 50+ for all levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

5:30 until 7:30
Free Music Friday Featuring Jessie Kilguss, Benjamin Cartel, and the Tall Pines. American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, FREE.

7 p.m.
Strangers on a Train Internationally-renowned documentary filmmaker Ric Burns delves into Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful thriller about two strangers whose discussion of the perfect murder takes a deadly turn. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker. 101 min. At the New York Historical Society. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at p.m. (New-York Historical Society members receive priority) and are FREE with Museum Admission during the Society’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6-8 p.m.)

Saturday, April 19

8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tucker Greenmarket Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, berries, stone fruit, over 80 varieties of apples, farmstead cheeses, fresh seafood, grass fed beef, duck, eggs, baked goods and New York’s only sorghum and maple syrup. West 66th Street and Columbus Avenue.

10 a.m.
Knitting Circle Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Instructors available. Teens welcome. Riverside Library. FREE.

10:30 a.m.
Yoga Class Join us Saturday mornings for free beginners yoga with a certified instructor. Begin the process toward a strong and comfortable body, and a calm and serene mind. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat or a beach towel. Riverside Library. FREE.

1 p.m. Instant Shakespeare Company The Instant Shakespeare Company presents a reading of William Shakespeare’s, “The Taming of the Shrew.” Riverside Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Adopt-a-catapalooza! Kittens and cats, oh my! Join The Animal Project for our weekly cat adoption event. We have cats and kittens fully representative of the UWS– of all ages, breeds, and personalities. Looking for good forever homes and foster homes as well! Petco on 92nd and Broadway. FREE for your fill of cuteness, $125 adoption fee covers all vaccinations and spay/neuter.

Sunday, April 20

8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Columbia Greenmarket Shoppers will find milk and yogurt, fruit and cider, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, smoked meats, pickled vegetables, maple syrup, honey, fish, and focaccia topped with locally sourced fruit vegetables, herbs and cheeses, a lunch time favorite. Located in front of the gates of Columbia University; Broadway between 114th and 116th Streets.

8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
79th Street Greenmarket Located on beautiful, tree-lined Columbus Avenue, this year-round market stretches from 77th St. to 80th St. each Sunday. Just behind the American Museum of Natural History, shoppers will find grass-fed beef, goat cheese, fresh flowers, eggs, honey, baked goods, apple cider, and a large variety of fruit and vegetables. Columbus Avenue between 78th & 81st Streets.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Green Flea Market A weekly flea market. In the playground on 77th Street and Columbus.

4 p.m.
Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Keith Ingham. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street.

5 p.m.
The Great Organ: It’s Sunday In celebration of the restored great Organ, the cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. FREE.