THIS WEEK’S EVENTS

Events for the week beginning July 28, 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, July 28 

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.

7:00 p.m.
The Fever 
Megan Abbott reads from her new book. 82nd St. 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, July 29

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.

6:30 p.m.
Pilates Mat Class
 Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Riverside Park, The Plaza at 66th Street. FREE. 

7 p.m.
Lucky Us
 Join us as Amy Bloom discusses her poignant and funny new novel, Lucky Us, in which two teenage half-sisters seek their fortunes across America in the 1940s and confront scandal, betrayal and war. 82nd Street Barnes and Noble. FREE.

8 p.m.
King Lear 
 
Starring John Lithgow. Delacorte Theater. FREE. 

Wednesday, July 30

11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Going My Way    
Featuring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown, Jean Heather, Gene Lockhart, Jean Heather, Porter Hall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eily Malyon, [the] Robert Mitchell Boychoir, Risë Stevens.  Riverside Library. FREE.

1 p.m. until 5 p.m. 
St. Agnes Book and Media Sale 
 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.

3  p.m.
Stay Well Exercise  
Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC’s Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details. Bloomingdale Library. 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 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Calm, Cool, and Jewish in July A fun, informative family program on how Judaism can help us keep our cool under pressure. West End Synagogue, 190 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street FREE. 

6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Amel Larrieux, Avery Sunshine, The Jones Family Singers
An urban dance floor diva meets a gospel-rooted soulchild and a Texas-based Gospel funk power group.

7 p.m.
The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
 John Dean, White House Counsel during the Nixon administration, discusses his provocative new book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It and other details of the Watergate cover-up. 82nd Street Barnes and Noble. FREE.

7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Cafe
 Come enjoy great food and drinks at Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Café  every Wednesday and Saturday  through August 30th.  In addition to the full Café dinner and drinks menu, Fairway will have special menu items including NYC’s best Onion Rings, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Mimosas and Red and White Sangria. Fairway has partnered with the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) to support veteran Jazz musicians and ‘Save Jazz and Blues One Musician at a Time.’ Fairway Market Cafe, 2127 Broadway, 2nd floor.

8 p.m.
King Lear 
 Starring John Lithgow. Delacorte Theater. FREE. 

Thursday, July 31

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.

12:00 p.m.
Mid-Park Welcome Tour 
Explore the Park’s central features including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 45 minutes. Central Park West at 77th Street, in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue. FREE.

1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Retro Gaming for Adults 
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Mahjong, Monopoly or Scrabble. Join us for some lively board time. All levels of play welcome. No registration necessary. Riverside Library. FREE. 

6:30 p.m.
The Winter’s Tale 
Presented by Hudson Warehouse.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE.    

6:30 p.m.
Public Meeting on DOT Redesign of West End Avenue
 City council member Helen Rosenthal hosts a public meeting on a plan to redesign West End Avenue from 72nd Street to 107th Street, in order to improve safety of this area. You will have the opportunity to voice your opinions about the plan before DOT and the CB7 Transportation Committee during the meeting. PS M811, 466 West End Avenue, between 82nd Street and 83rd Street. Open to all.

7:30 p.m
Ani Cordero: Recorder 
On her first solo album, Recordar: Latin American Songs of Love and Protest, singer/songwriter Ani Cordero revisits songs by musical folk heroes from the 1930s through the 1970s including Víctor Hara, Alí Primera, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Chavela Vargas, Violeta Parra, and more. From the Nueva Canción movement to Iberian folk-inspired sounds, the album unites genres and an impressive cast of guest musicians including Charles Giordano of The E Street Band, Kelly Pratt, Arcade Fire, Beirut, and more. A Brooklyn resident and staple of the global music scene, Cordero has appeared with the legendary Os Mutantes, Pistolera, and as the front-woman to her art rock band Cordero. David Rubenstein Atrium.  Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Street. FREE.

7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Jose Gonzalez and yMusic
A modern-day troubadour’s poignant songs are reframed in a debut collaboration with indie chamber group, commissioned by Lincoln Center. Damrosch Park Bandshell. 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.
King Lear 
 Starring John Lithgow. Delacorte Theater. FREE. 

Friday, August 1

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.

4:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors: A Celebration of Jenneth Webster
An all-star, multi-disciplinary tribute to Lincoln Center’s late director of community programming. Hearst Plaza. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
The Winter’s Tale 
Presented by Hudson Warehouse.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE.  

7 p.m.
Ethics in Film – Quiz Show  
An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show “Twenty-One”: Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America’s leading literary families. Based on a true story.  NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th Street. Suggested donation: $5.

7  p.m. until 11 p.m.
Rhythms, Repair and Renovation 
Offering the UWS a new venue for players and stayers. Bring your talent, instrument, voice, and song and join us as we share with the UWS Community. Sign up is from 7-7:30p.m., after which we will draw and choose time slots. At Manhattan’s West Park Presbyterian Church, 86th St. and Amsterdam Ave. Suggested admission is $5.  

7:30 p.m.
Paul Taylor Dance Company and Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble
The titan of modern dance is honored with Pablo Ziegler’s unique treatment of Piazzolla Caldera, Taylor’s tango study masterwork. Damrosch Park Bandshell. FREE.

8 p.m. 
King Lear Starring John Lithgow. Delacorte Theater. FREE. 

 Saturday, August 2

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 CircleDo 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.

12 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors: La Casita
 This year’s gathering honors Amiri Baraka—poet, musician, activist philosopher, provocative theorist—with words and sounds that reflect the late writer’s pan-diasporic sensibilties and progressive challenges to the status quo. In this day-long celebration, Affrilachian masters, youth poet laureates, hip-hop freestylers, and other writers devoted to story and verse join explosive flamenco, salsa con conciencia, experimental Mexican vocal music, folk-jazz reinventions of Pakistani qawwali, Afro-Bahia music and dance, and inspired Native American song. Hearst Plaza. 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.

3:30 p.m.
Story Time with Sarra Roth
 Sarra Roth visits our Saturday English Language Story Time! She will be reading from her new book, Not The Quitting Kind, an endearing story about a spunky young girl who tries out different endeavors—from ballet to karate—and feels like she fails at each one. This book will touch the heart of every child who has ever felt like giving up.  Book Culture, 2915 Broadway. FREE.

6:30 p.m.
The Winter’s Tale 
Presented by Hudson Warehouse.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE.  

7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Cafe
 Come enjoy great food and drinks at Jazz Night at the Fairway Market Café  every Wednesday and Saturday  through August 30th.  In addition to the full Café dinner and drinks menu, Fairway will have special menu items including NYC’s best Onion Rings, Smoked Salmon Sandwich, Mimosas and Red and White Sangria. Fairway has partnered with the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) to support veteran Jazz musicians and ‘Save Jazz and Blues One Musician at a Time.’ Fairway Market Cafe, 2127 Broadway, 2nd floor.

7 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Camille A. Brown and Dancers: Mr. TOL E. RAncE and Stew & The Negro Problem
A dance theater piece exploring minstrelsy in pop culture; irreverent observer Stew delves into sex, race, art, with his improve rock band. Damrosch Park Bandshell. FREE.

8 p.m.
King Lear 
 Starring John Lithgow. Delacorte Theater. FREE. 

Sunday, August 3

8  a.m. until 9 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi 
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE. 

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.

6:30 p.m.
The Winter’s Tale 
Presented by Hudson Warehouse.  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park at W. 89th Street. FREE.  

7 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Tribute to Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez 
El Conde’s legacy is one of an outstanding sonero and percussionist who embraced the lyrics of his music with passion and love for his Afro-Puerto Rican roots. We honor his regal stature—reflected both in his voice and selection of songs—that helped define the Fania sound that traveled the world. His bandleader daughter Cita and jazzman son Pete Rodriguez collaborate in this tribute to El Conde’s rich contributions, with special appearances by Fania co-founder and elder musician Johnny Pacheco and an all-star line-up of artists. Damrosch Park Bandshell. FREE.

8 p.m.
King Lear  Starring John Lithgow. Delacorte Theater. FREE.