Unrobed At Home
Daniel Cooney Fine Arts opens an exhibition of the photographic work of London-based Carrie Levy titled “Domestic Stages.” Large scale photographs feature naked people within their own homes. Furniture and belongings are arrange to create a small portrait setting. In each of the photographs, the face of the subject is hidden from view. 511 W. 25th St., Suite 506. The exhibition runs through Apr. 23. For hours, call 212-255-8158.
Spam, Spim and Spyware
The New York State Bar Association presents an in-depth discussion of the problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail and instant messaging and surreptitious computer monitoring. 6 p.m. at The Penn Club, 30 W. 44th St. Free, but registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-487-5533.
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 Street station, B, D, or Q train to Grand Street station or M103 and M15 buses to Chinatown.
BAAD Ass Women Fest
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance proudly presents the 5th Annual Baad! Ass Women Festival, celebrating Women’s History Month. The festival opens with an art exhibit, and continue throughout the month of March with exciting evenings of theatre, dance, performance, documentary film and literature, plus the first ever health fair. The events will be held from March 5 through March 26, 2005. Tickets for performances cost $12-$15, except for the opening event and Women in Literature panel which are both free. The all-access BAAD! Ass Pass costs $45 or audience members can take advantage of the Five for $5 special (You and four “girlfriends” make a group of five and pay only $5 each with a prior reservation.) For further information call 718-842-5223 or visit BronxAcademyofArtsandDance.org. Events take place at 841 Barretto Street in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.
Susana Cook, an Argentine-born performance artist, leads a three-woman troupe in a performance of “The Values Horror Show,” an exploration of the link among terrorism, security, the backlash by global heterosexuality and singing Christmas carols in the shower. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, btwn. Houston & Prince Sts., 8 p.m. Also, Mar. 25 & 26, 8 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for students, seniors at 212-219-0736, ext. 106.
FRI. MAR. 25
This unflinching, passionate drama by gay playwright Glyn O’Malley, is set during the height of the Mid-East conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and centers around two teenage girls trapped in the intifada. The play had had readings in five cities. O’Malley completes a trilogy of war plays that began with “Concertina’s Rainbow” at The Cherry Lane Theatre in 2001. Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m. at the Kirk Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.
The golden boy in a small Southern town wreaks havoc on the wedding of two women, and suddenly the global news media is on hand. But what they find is that a woman named Spaceman wearing a colander on her head, who appears bathed in a white light promising healing, has visited the town. Actress/comedian Angela Forrest plays all ten characters in “Profile of A Saint,” to both dramatic and comic effect. La MaMa e.t.c., 74A E. Fourth St., btwn. Second & Third Ave., 10 p.m. Runs Thu.-Sat. 10 p.m., Sun. 5:30 p.m. through Mar. 27. Tickets are $20, $15 for La MaMa, at 212-475-7710.
Mary Ellen Strom
The artist exhibits her work, “The Nudes: A Video Installation” through March at The Calssroom, the P.S. 122 Gallery, 150 First Ave. Thu.-Sun. 12-6 p.m., visit ps122gallery.org or call 212-228-4249 for more information.
SAT. MAR. 26
Jodi Jett and Band Live
Come hear this phenomenal female vocalist and rocker free at Luna Lounge in the hip Lower East Side. 8:30 p.m. at 171 Ludlow St. off Houston St. close to the F train stop.
Mr. and Ms. Pacific Alliance 2005
The 8th annual LGBT Pageant sponsored by the Asian Pacific Alliance of New York (APANY) is at 7:30 p.m. at P.S. 41, 116 W. 11 St., between 6th and 7th Aves. The host committee promises an exciting evening of contests—national/fantasy costume, swimsuit, eveningwear, interview—and cuisine. APANY is a social, cultural and support organization for gay men, drag queens and transgender people. Membership is open to all and the entire LGBT community is invited to this year’s pageant. $15 admission, $12 with flyer, available at email@example.com. Call Ed at 718-699-5922 for more information.
Charles Busch and Julie Halston are joined by a cast that includes Mario Cantone, Bruce Vilanch and Phyllis Newman for a special 20th anniversary performance of Busch’s “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” one night only, in a benefit for the Actors’ Fund of America. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St., 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $1,000 at 212-221-7399, ext. 133.
Michael Martin brings a new dimension to the practice of “eavesdropping,” and has spent over ten years collecting transcripts featuring the uncensored and illicitly recorded words of celebrities, politicians, criminals, athletes, and power brokers, including Britney Spears, Enron and Texaco executives, Louie Armstrong, Madonna & Lourdes, Joe DiMaggio, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Durst, Marion Berry and Michael Alig. The show made international headlines last year when Tom Cruise threatened legal action over the performance of an illegally taped conversation between him and wife Nicole Kidman as their marriage was crumbling. Mondays at 8 p.m. at Elmo, 156 Seventh Ave. at 19th St. $10; call 212-337-8000.
“New York Dream Makers: People Who Came to New York and Achieved Their Dreams” is a lively, fun, and engaging panel about people who moved to New York and found their fame and fortune. This is a two-part panel with a cocktail reception with complimentary drinks. Includes Olympia Dukakis, Todd Eberle, John “Lypsinka” Epperson and David Hershkovits & Kim Hastreiter. 7:30 p.m. at Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, 172 Norfolk St. (between Houston & Stanton Sts.) F, V train to 2nd Ave. $25-$15; 212-592-3695.
Special Sneak Preview
The acclaimed director of Welcome to the Dollhouse,” Todd Solondz, takes the audience to a new level of shock with the story of Aviva, an under-loved girl and her desire to become a mother. Catch this artistic masterpiece soon to be released in theaters, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and other guests. 8 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. $7 members/$10 nonmembers
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. Opening reception tonight at 6 p.m. Free
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ruth Ann Price, Vivian Gornick and Sheri Holman will read tonight at 7 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café. The women will discuss their published works, converse about important feminists in history, and the future of women’s studies and feminist activism. All participants will be available to sign books and answer questions after the reading. There is no admission, but donated books are welcome and encouraged. Gornick’s books include “Fierce Attachments,” “Approaching Eye Level,” “The End of the Novel of Love” and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1998. 7 p.m. at 126 Crosby St. (one block east of Broadway between Houston and Prince) W, R to Prince; B, D, F, V to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 train to Bleecker. 212-334-3324
Once In a Lifetime Chance
Well, actually, three times in a lifetime. Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series concludes its seventh season with three concert productions of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Passion,” sung by Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Michael Cerveris. Mar. 30- Apr. 1, 8 p.m. The Mar. 31 performance will be broadcast live on PBS, hosted by Beverly Sills. Ticket prices begin at $50. For complete information, call 212-721-6500 or visit lincolncenter.org. The concerts take place at the Rose Theater in the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.
SAT. APRIL 2
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.
SUN. APRIL 3
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 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.