THU. MAR. 31
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.
Ana Patricia Palacios
The artist exhibits her work in the show “Doubles Singuliers” at the Latin Collector, 153 Hudson Street; 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.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music sponsors a trans-generational multicultural group led by Sun Ra alumnus/trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah. This jazz quartet features a blues drenched baritone and trumpet front line with a driving bass and drum rhythm section. 9 p.m. at BAMcafe, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. $10 food/drink minimum. Call 718-636-4139 or visit bam.org for more information.
Housing Works Used Book Sale
Impress your friends with your downtown shopping savvy at the bookstore including every book, record, CD, DVD and video in the shop’s massive inventory. Get 30 percent off everything in the store, today and tomorrow. They also take donations of books, CD’s, DVDs & videos anytime the store is open. Please think of the Bookstore Café when you are doing your spring-cleaning! All donations are tax-deductible. 126 Crosby St. one block off Houston St. Call 212-334-3324 for hours and information.
Night of a Thousand Gowns
This year the Imperial Court is arranging for the best event ever. The beneficiary is LIFEbeat, The Music Industry Fights AIDS. Empress XVIII Trai La Trash will preside over the Ball. 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Broadway Ballroom. Gold Tickets are $200.00 for reserved seating and include the four-course dinner, the Viennese dessert buffet, a five-hour open bar, and an entire evening of entertainment and dancing finishing with the midnight coronation of Emperor XIV Tony Monteleone and Empress XIX Robin Kradles. Call 212-666-6782 for reservations.
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.
Superbug and the Press
With revelations that a new, virulent strain of HIV may have surfaced in New York, what role should the media play? How can journalists appropriately cover a story where the science is so complex? These questions and others will be the focus of “Superbug and the Press,” a provocative panel discussion by the New York Chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, co-sponsored by Gay City News. 7 to 9 p.m., at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13 St. Free and open to the public.
MON. APRIL 4
Unsolved Gay Murders
Following the February murder of 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell, a gay man, and the unsolved cases of other gay murder victims, community leaders have called an urgent town hall meeting in Brooklyn to convene elected officials, law enforcement authorities and LGBT representatives for the public to learn about the progress of ongoing investigations. Brazell’s dismembered body parts were found at two locations in Brooklyn and his killer is at large. All are encouraged to attend this important meeting tonight from 7-9 p.m. in the courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. (A, C, F trains to Jay Street – Borough Hall, or M, N, R, 2, 3, 4 & 5 trains to Borough Hall). The meeting is co-sponsored by: Gay Men of African Descent, N.Y. State Black Gay Men’s Network, New York City’s Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, People of Color in Crisis, and The Rashawn Brazell Collective. (To add your organization to this list, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Brooklyn Town Hall” in the subject line.)
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 Avenue between 26th and 27th Sts. Every Monday night.
Quartet San Francisco
These grand prizewinners of the 2004 New York International Tango Competition are in concert tonight at 8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in the Citicorp Center, Lexington Ave. at 54th St. Suggested donation is $15. Visit saintpeters.org for more information.
This year’s annual gala for Signature Theatre Company will honor Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Two West Street in Battery Park. Featuring a special performance by Grammy Award-winner Maureen McGovern (currently starring in Broadway’s “Little Women”), the evening will include special tributes by Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Mark Brokaw, J. Smith-Cameron, John Guare, Cherry Jones, Romulus Linney, Kenneth Lonergan, Joe Mantello, David Morse, Edward Norton, Mary-Louise Parker, Molly Ringwald, Basil Twist and other surprise guests. Ms. Vogel is Signature’s 2004-2005 Playwright-in-Residence. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Lindsey Cole at 212-967-1913 ext. 28 for tickets.
David King Reading
Acclaimed author David King reads from his new novel, “The Ha-Ha” at 7 p.m. at The Half King (Sebastian Junger’s bar), 505 West 23rd Street (just west of 10th Avenue).
Songs for the Schools
Acclaimed songstress Alana Davis plays a benefit concert for the New York Public Schools at BB Kings, in Times Square, 237 W. 42nd St., 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at 212-997-4144.
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 Street. 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 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues. 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 Avenue at Second Street 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 West 37th Street, 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 HYPERLINK http://www.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.
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. For directions and times, visit www.qc.edu/directions/ or call 718-997-4747.