THU. APRIL 7
Essay Writers Workshop
An essay writing workshop entitled “The Way I See It” will be offered by Maryann Calendrille, co-owner of Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, N.Y. The six-session workshop is designed to help participants sharpen their essay writing skills for publication or for personal satisfaction. Runs through May 12. 9:30 – 11 a.m. Space is limited, and a $100 fee is asked. Please call the bookshop at 631-725-4926 for more information.
Gay and Gray
Senior members of the LGBT community host a panel on aging. How does it feel to age within the LGBT community? We share all the usual problems of aging: retirement from work, the decline of physical health, grief over the loss of friends and loved ones, but are more likely than “straight” seniors to be living alone, and to be without family or other supports. Queer seniors are also growing old in a subculture which places a powerful emphasis on youth. Join us for a compelling evening discussion of aging within the gay community. 7:30 – 9 p.m. $10 members/$12 non-members at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Asterdam Ave. at 76th St. Call 646-505-5708 to register.
ADD-TV, Manhattan’s gay and lesbian cable program, is very proud to have its first all-lesbian themed episode with “Grrrls” (that’s lesbian slang for girls!) featuring NYC’s own lesbian filmmaker, Cheryl Furjanic’s “Bar Talk,” “Stealing Horses” by Jayne E. Maginot. Also showing are “Home” by Ana Lopez, the talented recording artist Athena Reich’s “Maybe I,” and “The Seamstress, “ George Lyter’s early NYU short. 10 p.m. on MNN 34 (Time Warner) and live streams (same date & time).
FRI. APRIL 8
This exhibit at the Japan Society explores the artistry in an emerging subculture. “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture” is curated by Takashi Murakami and presented in collaboration with the Public Art Fund. The program explores the astoundingly popular phenomenon called otaku, a Japanese subculture obsessed with fantastic and apocalyptic science fiction, video games, comic books (manga) and film animation (anime), and whose visual language is rapidly becoming globalized. 333 E. 47th St., between First and Second Aves. For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit japansociety.org. Tue.- Thu., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Fri., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $12; $10 for seniors and students with ID; free for children under 16 and members.
“Odd Ones Out”
Rainlake Productions announces the debut screening of “Odd Ones Out,” a documentary that follows the lives of three transgendered youth. Tonight at 7 p.m. and next Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the Courthouse Theatre at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. at Second St. in Manhattan. For tickets and information call 212-742-8880 or visit mixnyc.org.
SAT. APRIL 9
Piano Teachers’ Conference
Yamaha Artist Services, Inc and The Ibla Foundation of New York present the World Piano Teachers Associates Conference from 6-10 p.m. tonight and all day tomorrow at the Piano Salon at 689 Fifth Avenue at 45th St. All events are free and open to the public. Please visit ibla.org for more information or call 212-387-0111.
The Lower East Side Printshop will reopen at a new space in midtown establishing a major print center. The shop is hosting a housewarming party for the public at 5 p.m at 306 W. 37th St., 6th floor in the Garment District. To mark the launch the new space, Marilyn Kushner and Nancy Princenthal have curated an inaugural exhibition of outstanding recent works published by the Printshop, on view through May. Please visit printshop.org or call 212-673-5390 for more information.
Come celebrate spring at the LGBT Community Center. Sports in the City/Date Bait with DJ Reed McGowan, featuring Cheer-N.Y., decor by Joe LaMattina, $15 (Date Bait)/$10/$6 (Center members, before 9:45 p.m.) After spring break, comes spring training. Dust off that jock, oil up that glove, and get out that Speedo, as Dance 208 celebrates gay sports in the city. 10 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St.
Drawing Center Talk
“Nasreen Mohamedi: Lines among Lines” is the topic of a gallery talk with Deepak Talwar, of Talwar Gallery, at 4 p.m. at the Drawing Center’s drawing room. 40 Wooster St. Free. Visit drawing center.org for more information.
SUN. APRIL 10
Love And Desire In Song
Songwriter Kathy King Wouk is the writer and narrator for “Women Exposed,” dubbed as musical photographs of love and desire, that will include vocal performances by Lisa Asher, Allison Briner and Barbara Brussell. Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher St. at Seventh Ave., 5 p.m. Admission is $20, with a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-255-5438. Additional performances through Apr. 21.
A panel series of conversations feature artists of diverse backgrounds reflecting on sustaining a career in the performing arts, moderated by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Co. Today at 4 p.m. it’s “Broadway Realities,” with Arthur French (“Mulebone,” “The River Niger”), Frank Harts (“Raisin in the Sun”), Jay Aubrey Jones (“Cats,” How to Succeed in Business Without Trying”), Manu Narayan (“Bombay Dreams”), Thomas Sadoski (“Reckless”), Heather Alicia Simms (“Gem of the Ocean,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), and Fredi Walker-Browne (“Rent, Lion King”), Scott Watanabe (“Pacific Overtures”). HB Studio, 120 Bank Street in Greenwich Village.
Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), was an author, photographer and cult figure much celebrated in Europe who worked within the relatively new genre of photojournalism in the 1920s and 30s. In the U.S., her work has rarely been seen. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College opens an exhibition of 100 Schwarzenbach photographs—images that document the Nazi uprising in Austria, dire social conditions in America after the Great Depression, and travels through Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Turkey during the 1930s. Schwarzenbach, a lesbian, had a promising career but turbulent life, marked by drug addiction and various love affairs. She died at the age of 34. This exhibit runs through June. 405 Klapper Hall at Queens College. For directions and times, visit www.qc.edu/directions/ or call 718-997-4747.
MON. APRIL 11
A world premiere concert of classical and theatrical songs inspired by Shakespearean texts, features the dynamic composer and conductor Joshua Rosenblum. “Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music” was commissioned by Tim Peierls, a software developer and record producer, who requested a piece to commemorate his late father, an applied mathematician and stage director who loved wine, food, music, theater and Shakespeare. 7 p.m. at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Auditorium. $15-21 tickets available at 212-864-5400; 7 p.m. at 2537 Broadway at 95th St.
Join Amanda Lepore and the likes of Boy George, Amee Phillips, Kenny Kenny and Michael Cavadias at Monday night’s new happening at the premiere Chelsea night spot, Marquee. Open bar from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. and free admission. Get your weekly education in music from Boy George, Miss Guy and Lily of the Valley! Charm School University is at 289 Tenth Ave. between 26th and 27th Sts. Every Monday night.
TUE. APRIL 12
Campbell Corner Poetry Prize Reading
The Sarah Lawrence College Language Exchange cordially invites you to an evening celebrating the winners of the 2004 Campbell Corner Poetry Contest with Jennifer Chang (winner), Connie Voisine, Jake Adam York (finalists), Brian Culhane, Patrick Phillips, and Myrna Stone (distinguished entries). Remarks by Noga Arikha, historian, hosted by Phillis Levin, director of the Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange, professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Hofstra University. A reception will follow the reading. Please RSVP at 914-395-2412. 7:30 p.m. at Poets House, 72 Spring St., Manhattan
The iconic work, “Teenage Lust,” by the artist that created “Oklahoma” is on display at ClampArt at 531 W. 25th St. through May 7. Opening reception tonight at 6 p.m., regular hours Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit clampart.com for more information.
The new paintings of this artist are on display at Mike Weiss Gallery through April 30. 520 W. 24th St., 212-691-6899, Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Poetics and Violence
Contemporary poets talk about how and why they handle violence in their writing. “Poetics & Violence” with Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson and Claudia Rankine. Moderated by Sally Bachner. 7 p.m. at the Segal Theater, the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th St. $5; free to Poets House Members & CUNY students, faculty & staff.
WED. APRIL 13
Ana Patricia Palacios
The artist exhibits her work in the show “Doubles Singuliers” at the Latin Collector, 153 Hudson St.; 212.334.7813; Tue. – Fri. 10a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat.11a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit latincollector.com for more information.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
The museum is the first full-time, professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. The museum provides historical and visual arts exhibitions, walking tours, school and public programs, a museum shop and extensive archives in the fields of Chinese-American and Asian-American studies. There are a variety of programs available for all age groups and interests. Tue.-Sun., 12-6 p.m., Fri., 12 –7 p.m. $3 adults, $1 seniors/students, Free on Fridays. For further information, please call 212-619-4785 or visit the MoCA Web site at MoCA-nyc.org. 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor (corner of Mulberry and Bayard Sts.) N, R, J, M, Z, or 6 train to Canal St. station, B, D, or Q train to Grand St. station or M103 and M15 buses to Chinatown.
This dynamic emerging female singer performs tonight at the Mercury Lounge 217 E. Houston St. at 8:30 p.m. $10
SAT. APRIL 16
At 4 p.m., music legends Erasure will be signing copies of their new CD, “Nightbird” at Borders Columbus Circle (in the Time Warner Center, 2nd floor). The duo will also take questions from their fans. Also, Borders will be giving away a pair of tickets to one of Erasure’s 10 sold-out shows at Irving Plaza. Call 212-823-9775 for more information.
Multiple Sclerosis Walk
The New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its 2005 MS Walks sponsored by Serono and Pfizer on Staten Island today and tomorrow in Manhattan. More than 6,000 walkers are expected to walk and help raise the goal of $2.7 million. Funds raised will support direct services for people with MS and their families in New York City and national MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. Last year’s New York City MS Walk raised a record-breaking $2.5 million. People can participate in the MS Walk individually or as a team. Anyone participating in the MS Walk must raise at least $50 and are eligible for great prizes. Volunteers and marshals are also needed. Please call 212-463-9791 or visit msnyc.org for more information. Today: check-in at 9:30 a.m. at Historic Richmondtown. Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Tomorrow: check-in at 9:30 a.m. at the South Street Seaport. The walk starts at 11 a.m.