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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning April 17, 2016 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 17

1 p.m. Lincoln Center Moments: Janey Choi, violin, Laura Weiner, French horn, and Jihea Hong-Park, piano This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. Each program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for to participants to reflect upon their experience. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. FREE.

5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

7 p.m. Laura Sook Duncombe’s Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas Author Laura Sook Duncombe has written the first-ever Seven Seas history of female buccaneers. They came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these lady swashbucklers, until now. The most comprehensive overview of women pirates in one volume, it’s chock-full of adventures that give these unique women the spotlight that they deserve. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

 Tuesday, April 18

7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Meditation Gifted meditation instructors lead a session and Q&A in the beautiful Makom space. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. FREE for all;  $5 suggested donation.

5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. One Page Poetry Circle @ St. Agnes Topic : Poetry And Silence Join us in our ninth season of gathering together to examine the works of established poets. While there’s no instructor and this is not a workshop for personal writing, OPPC gives everyone a place to become teachers and learners to explore the form, content, language and meaning of poetry. Since the circle started, participants have selected and discussed 955 poems and have read countless others in pursuit of poetry that speaks to them. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

7 p.m. Columbus: “The Night She Won Miss America” by Michael Callahan Join us for the launch of The Night She Won Miss America by Michael Callahan. Inspired by a true story. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Streets). FREE.

7 p.m. 112th: The Stand Up Poets Quartet Please join us for a special event with The Stand Up Poets Quartet for National Poetry Month. Angelo Verga, Joanne Joseph, Norman Stock, and Martin Levine are all serious poets who are seriously able to make you laugh. Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. Scott Simon’s My Cubs: A Love Story For Scott Simon, author, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, the World Series win was a moment he never thought he’d see. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of “loveable losers” inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

 Wednesday, April 19

1 p.m. St. Agnes Library Book Sale Support the Library and come check out our impressive selection of gently used books and multimedia. We have materials for readers of all ages at great prices! St. Agnes Library. FREE.

2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Jazz+Wednesdays During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday Social Stop in for a glass of wine, docent-led highlights of the exhibitions, and a browse through the Museum Shop. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The W Connection Widows Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives UWS Chapter Meeting Join us to discuss topics and issues to help widows rebuild their lives after the loss of a spouse.  These groups are for widows and run by widows.  Please RSVP to dawn@wconnection.org if you are interested in attending a complimentary trial meeting on UWS.  If you would like to join after your trial meeting, membership in The W Connection is $40 annually which gives you access to all our chapter and programs.

6 p.m. Shabbat After Dark for 20s and 30s Meet other young Jewish professionals at these energetic Shabbat services featuring our full band. After services, join us for drinks, casual conversation, and the sweet taste of Insomnia Cookies. RSVP at bit.ly/april-after-darkStephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street (between Columbus Ave. and Central Park West). FREE.

7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Open Mic Night Join in the fun at this UWS jazz venue. With Les Kurtz Trio. Cleopatra’s Needle, 2483-2485 Broadway and 92nd Street. No Cover, $10 Minimum. 

7 p.m unti 9 p.m. Glenn Adamson: NYC Making Now Historian and critic Glenn Adamson will provide an overview of the creative economy in New York City today, drawing out key continuities with and departures from the moment of the Crystal Palace. Among the areas under discussion will be fine art, fashion, metal fabrication, and industrial design. Included in this talk are responses from Debera Johnson, Academic Director of Sustainability for Pratt Institute, and Lara Croushore, Vice President, New York Economic Development Corporation. Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall (between CPW & Columbus). FREE with RSVP.

7 p.m. Power Talk with Irin Carmon An MSNBC news reporter, Irin Carmon covers gender, politics, and the law, with an interest in reproductive rights and the Supreme Court. Carmon will discuss her news coverage of women’s rights, her career, and what being a feminist means to her. Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. Tickets & Information: 212.854.1412.

7 p.m. Senior Writing Concentrators’ Reading Join the English department to celebrate the next generation of literary talent as they read from their work. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

8 p.m. An Evening of Mozart The Barnard-Columbia Chorus joins the Chorus of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland to present an evening of Classical motets and the great Mass in C by Mozart. Church of the Ascension, 221 West 107th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). Tickets: $5/$3 BC/CUID and seniors. 

7 p.m. Columbus: Paul Vidich on The Good Assassin Please join Harper’s Magazine and Book Culture for the release of The Good Assassin by Paul Vidich, a suspenseful tale of Cold War espionage set in 1950s Cuba, as foreign powers compete to influence the outcome of a revolution. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Streets). FREE.

7 p.m. 112th: Poetry Reading with Anna Rabinowitz and Jeanne Marie Beaumont Please join us for a poetry reading by Anna Rabinowitz who will read from her newest collection, Words on the Street. Jeanne Marie Beaumont will join her, reading from her most recent collection, Letters from Limbo. Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7 p.m. Jonathan Allen’s Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign explores key decisions and unseized opportunities. Drawing on the authors’ deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand what happened on November 8th. 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

Thursday, April 20

Senior Thesis Theatre Festivals Senior theatre majors present their theses in directing. Runs through Saturday, April 22nd. Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

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.

8 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.

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Closer-Look Tour A tour of Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) led by museum gallery guides. American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

4:30 p.m. Environmental Science Senior Thesis Poster Session Discover cutting-edge research in the areas of environmental science, environmental biology, environmental policy, and sustainability through innovative presentations by Barnard and Columbia students. Event Oval, The Diana Center, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Perspectives on Eugen Gabritschevsky This evening presentation will present new research on the life and work of Eugen Gabritschevsky. Join scholars Anne Sauvagnargues, Kurt Johnson, and Valérie Rousseau as they discuss Gabritschevksy’s relationship to entomology, surrealism, the natural world, and other topics. American Folk Art Museum. FREE students; $8 members and seniors; $10 non-members.

7 p.m. 112th: Josef Sorett on “Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics” Please join us for a reading and discussion of Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics, the new book by author Josef Sorett. Most of the major black literary and cultural movements of the twentieth century have been understood and interpreted as secular, secularizing and, at times, profane. In this book, Josef Sorett demonstrates that religion was actually a formidable force within these movements, animating and organizing African American literary visions throughout the years between the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. Book Culture, 450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st & 82nd Streets). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Music for Food NYC Season Finale! Esteemed musicians volunteer time & talent, ALL audience proceeds go to fight hunger locally.   Come hear Tara Helen O’Connor (flute), Daniel Phillips & Carmit Zori (violin), Roger Tapping & Linda Numagami (viola), Natasha Brofsky & Christine Lamprey (cello) perform Mozart, Schulhoff & Dvorak at the Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th St, Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm. Hep fight hunger in our community. Suggested donation $30, students $10, to benefit the Sylvia Center.

7:30 p.m. Tribu Baharú The Bogotá-based champeta band channels the sounds and spirit of Colombia’s Caribbean coast in an energetic live show. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

Friday, April 21

Senior Thesis Theatre Festivals Senior theatre majors present their theses in directing. Runs through Saturday, April 22nd. Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

8 a.m. until 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. FREE.

5:30 p.m. Free Music Fridays Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Featuring performances by: Nathaniel Bellows (Literary singer-songwriter); 6:05 pm: Sarah Factor (Indie folk pop); 6:40 pm: Carolann Solebello (New York Americana). American Folk Art Museum. FREE.

6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tattooed New York  Celebrate 300 years of tattooing history in New York by joining us to watch LIVE tattoo demonstrations in our exhibition, Tattooed New York. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). Pay-as-you-wish.

7 p.m. 112th: Hua Hsu, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Tony Tulathimutte Please join Book Culture and Columbia University’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for a reading with Hua Hsu, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Tony Tulathimutte. Columbia Univeristy APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) commits itself to organizing a wide range of programs for the month of April, Columbia’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, in order to bring broader awareness of the Asian American/ APIA community and its rich history to campus. Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

7:30 p.m. Barnard/Columbia Dances at Miller Theatre This spring’s edition promises to sweep you away with three world premieres, produced by Barnard College department of dance, (including Antonia Franceschi, Kevin Wynn, and Barnard professor Gabri Christa), along with Mark Morris’ 1993 transcendent masterwork Grand Duo. Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th St). Tickets: $20/$12 BC/CUID.

7:30 p.m. Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra With explosive salsa dura arrangements of indie rock favorites, this 11-piece band will keep the dance floor packed all night long. Opening set by DJ Mickey Perez. David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. FREE.

8 p.m. Columbia University Orchestra Gala The Columbia University Orchestra and conductor Jeffrey Milarsky celebrate their third concert at Alice Tully Hall with a program of Wagner, Haydn, and Berlioz. Alice Tully Hall. Tickets: $1.50 + handling fees; FREE for those with a Columbia University ID card.

 Saturday, April 22

Senior Thesis Theatre Festivals Senior theatre majors present their theses in directing. Runs through Saturday, April 22nd. Minor Latham Playhouse, 118 Milbank Hall, West 117th Street and Broadway. FREE.

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.

9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Morningside Park’s Down to Earth Farmer’s Market Local farmers sell a wide range of items including: seasonal vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers, baked goods, fresh fish and seafood, beef, poultry, eggs, cheese, yogurt, honey, pickles and pantry staples such as cornmeal polenta, wheat flour, roasted nuts and dried pasta. Corner of 110th St. & Manhattan Ave.

11 a.m. We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don’t miss out! 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway. FREE.

2 p.m. Saturday Afternoon Movie: Arrival (PG-13. 116 min. 2016) Linguist tries to communicate with aliens who have suddenly arrived at various locations on Earth. Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien. St. Agnes Library. FREE.

7:30 p.m. Barnard/Columbia Dances at Miller Theatre This spring’s edition promises to sweep you away with three world premieres, produced by Barnard College department of dance, (including Antonia Franceschi, Kevin Wynn, and Barnard professor Gabri Christa), along with Mark Morris’ 1993 transcendent masterwork Grand Duo. Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th St). Tickets: $20/$12 BC/CUID.

 Sunday, April 23

8 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.

11 a.m. Sunday Meeting: John Ankele: The Ethical & Spiritual Dimension of our Relationship to “Mother Earth” The new head of the EPA is a climate change skeptic and his mission is to roll back the regulations that are meant to protect us from the catastrophic breakdown of our bio-system. How did we get here? What can we do? Where can we look within our spiritual/ethical traditions and practices for guidance and empowerment as we resist the policies that threaten to end our human “adventure” on this planet that is our only home? New York Society For Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street (at CPW). FREE.

12 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Kids Irish Step Dance with McManus Irish dance (ages 4 & up) This class is for dancers who are any level from brand new thru having some basic steps in Irish dance. Dancers will be able to recognize Irish dance tunes and execute basic Irish dance movements such as skip 2-3s, sevens, back 2-3s, jump 2-3s, and jig movements. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.comRipley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

12:45 until 1:30 p.m. Jiggy Tots Pre-Irish Dance and Movement for Toddlers (Ages 2-4) with a Participating Adult Upbeat traditional Irish music and song, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping and shakers are also used to explore rhythm and a variety of time signatures– dancing & movement activities that work on coordination and gross motor skills. Must RSVP: McManusIrishDance@gmail.com Ripley Grier studios, 131 west 72 street (between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves). FREE trial for all first time dancers.

2 p.m. Spring Overlook Concerts Manhattan School of Music Brass Quintet – A glorious sound floats over the park as these fine musicians play traditional as well as contemporary brass music. 116th Street Overlook (on the middle level of the Promenade), Riverside Park. FREE.

4 p.m. 112: Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi on “Double Exposure”
Please join us for a discussion of Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas with editors Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi. They will be joined by Ismail Khalidi, contributing playwright and co-editor of the collection Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora. Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway). FREE.

4 p.m. until 8 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. No Cover, $10 Minimum.