THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning April 21, 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 21

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

7 p.m.
Everything to Lose: A Novel 
New York best-selling author of 15 Seconds and No Way Back, Andrew Gross reads from his latest work, Everything to Lose: A Novel. Set during the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a determined mother becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy.  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 22

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.

4 p.m.
Tween Crafts
 Join your friends for Craft Time!  All materials will be provided.  For ages 8-12. Bloomingdale Library. FREE.

6. p.m.
A Golden Anniversary: New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center The New York City Ballet first performed at Lincoln Center 50 years ago. Join President Jed Bernstein in a conversation with veteran dancer Suki Schorer, as well as dancers Megan LeCrone and Craig Hall of the current company, to celebrate. David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 w. 62nd Street. FREE.

Wednesday, April 23

11:15 a.m. 
Midweek Movie: His Kind of Woman 
Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Raymond Burr, Jim Backus. Riverside Library. FREE.

1 p.m.
Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Lab Orchestra Juilliard
 performers share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season. Remaining Wednesdays at One concerts for the 2013-2014 season listed at www.juilliard.edu/wednesdays  Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway. FREE; no tickets required. 

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Book Sale: Books and Multimedia Thousands of books, DVDs and CDs–new selections in every category, including a baseball book bonanza. Our gently used books and recordings are all community donated. St. Agnes 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.

8 p.m.
Debutante
 A play about a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis.  Written by Ryann Weir, created & directed by Annie Tippe, produced by Robb Nanus. Bernie Wohl Center, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Columbus Avenue and 91st Street. Tickets are $15.

8 p.m.
Juilliard Opera presents Massenet’s Cendrillon French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, whose talents have been hailed by the New York Times as “vividly illuminating,” returns to Juilliard to lead Juilliard Opera’s Peter Kazaras-directed production of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon (1985)—a four-act staging of librettist Henri Cain and author Charles Perrault’s 1698 version of the beloved Cinderella fairy tale. Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W 65th Street, Street Level. Tickets $30 available online at www.juilliard.edu/cendrillon or at the Juilliard Box Office; Half-price senior/student tickets available.

Thursday, April 24

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.

6 p.m.
Tap Your Troubles Away – Broadway Songs About Dancing from Cohan to Chorus Line
 Join Steve Ross for informative and fun cabaret evening. Broadway musicals have been singing about dancing since the form first appeared in the late 1890’s. This all singing, non-dancing (for the most part) program will include songs that describe the dances such The Lambeth Walk, Begin the Beguine and Can-Can as well as sampling of the great songs whose lyrics refer to dancing like “Shall We Dance” (The King and I) and “I Could Have Danced All Night” (My Fair Lady) and “Dancing In the Dark” (The Bandwagon). New York Library for the Performing Arts. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
The Battle of Harlem Heights: A Rally in Retreat & Resolution in Resistance 
 A presentation by Jim Mackin. Sponsored by the Bloomingdale (formerly Park West) Neighborhood History Group and the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District and Hostelling International. Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue at W. 103rd Street. FREE.

7 p.m.
Community Board 7 - Youth, Education & Libraries Committee  Discussion with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development on their programs for young people; discussion with Rebecca Donsky, Bloomingdale Branch Librarian, on programs and services at the Branch. Open to the Public.  At Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th Street.

7:30 p.m.
McCutcheon, Money and Democracy Join Community Free Democrats (CFD) for a lively panel discussion with activists, legal scholars and concerned citizens on McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court ruling that changes everything. CFD will screen a powerful talk by Professor Lawrence Lessig on the destructive impact money has on politics. Nominations for Judicial Delegates will also take place. Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave. at 88th Street. FREE.

 

7:30 p.m.
Jenny Lin: Piano  
This Mostly Mozart Festival alumna brings her adventurous spirit and virtuosic technique to a combination of dramatic and light classical works followed by Broadway song arrangements from her latest recording, Get Happy.. 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.

8 p.m.
Debutante
 A play about a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis.  Written by Ryann Weir, created & directed by Annie Tippe, produced by Robb Nanus. Bernie Wohl Center, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Columbus Avenue and 91st Street. Tickets are $15.

Friday, April 25

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.

7 p.m.
The Heiress 
Producer Catherine Wyler and 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl introduce William Wyler’s classic adaptation of Henry James’s Washington Square, in which a wealthy, naïve young woman falls for a handsome man despite the protests of her overbearing father. Directed by William Wyler. Starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson. 115 min. 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.)

7:30 p.m.
Monica Huggett Leads Juilliard415: Celebrate Corelli!Renowned Baroque violinist Monica Huggett leads performers from Juilliard415 in two concerts featuring rare complete performances of Corelli’s Violin Sonatas, Op.5, along with selected Concerti Grossi, Op. 8, by the virtuoso Italian violinist and composer. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue. Both concerts: $35 ($25 senior/student); single concert: $20 ($15 senior/student) available at the door or at www.mapc.com

8 p.m.
Debutante
 A play about a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis.  Written by Ryann Weir, created & directed by Annie Tippe, produced by Robb Nanus. Bernie Wohl Center, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Columbus Avenue and 91st Street. Tickets are $15.

8 p.m.
Juilliard Opera presents Massenet’s Cendrillon French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, whose talents have been hailed by the New York Times as “vividly illuminating,” returns to Juilliard to lead Juilliard Opera’s Peter Kazaras-directed production of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon (1985)—a four-act staging of librettist Henri Cain and author Charles Perrault’s 1698 version of the beloved Cinderella fairy tale. Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W 65th Street, Street Level. Tickets $30 available online at www.juilliard.edu/cendrillon or at the Juilliard Box Office; Half-price senior/student tickets available.

Saturday, April 26

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 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Crafts on Columbus
 34th Annual Spring Art Show Hundreds of artists exhibit and sell their crafts each weekend; also on May 3-4 and May 10-11. On the sidewalk next to the Museum of Natural History, from 77th Street to 81st Street. 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.

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.

8 p.m.
Debutante
 A play about a group of restless young heiresses living in decadence during a worldwide financial crisis.  Written by Ryann Weir, created & directed by Annie Tippe, produced by Robb Nanus. Bernie Wohl Center, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Columbus Avenue and 91st Street. Tickets are $15.

Sunday, April 27

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.

10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Crafts on Columbus
 34th Annual Spring Art Show Hundreds of artists exhibit and sell their crafts each weekend; also on May 3-4 and May 10-11. On the sidewalk next to the Museum of Natural History, from 77th Street to 81st Street. FREE.

2 p.m.
Juilliard Opera presents Massenet’s Cendrillon French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, whose talents have been hailed by the New York Times as “vividly illuminating,” returns to Juilliard to lead Juilliard Opera’s Peter Kazaras-directed production of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon (1985)—a four-act staging of librettist Henri Cain and author Charles Perrault’s 1698 version of the beloved Cinderella fairy tale. Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W 65th Street, Street Level. Tickets $30 available online at www.juilliard.edu/cendrillon or at the Juilliard Box Office; Half-price senior/student tickets available.

3 p.m.
Monica Huggett Leads Juilliard415: Celebrate Corelli!Renowned Baroque violinist Monica Huggett leads performers from Juilliard415 in two concerts featuring rare complete performances of Corelli’s Violin Sonatas, Op.5, along with selected Concerti Grossi, Op. 8, by the virtuoso Italian violinist and composer. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue. Both concerts: $35 ($25 senior/student); single concert: $20 ($15 senior/student) available at the door or at www.mapc.com

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.