THU. MAR. 17
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 Streets 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.
Tribeca Film Needs Volunteers
The 2005 Tribeca Film Festival (April 19 – May 1) is looking for volunteers to work in all areas, including special events, the box office, screenings and the Family Festival in addition to many other departments. Information about volunteering and an application can be found at: tribecafilmfestival.org. Additional information is available at 212-941-2404.
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 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.
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. 42 St. 212-279-4200.
Irish History Lecture
Brendan Fay, an Irish gay activist, addresses a gathering at SAGE of Queens on the topic of “Being Irish and Gay in America.” 5:30 p.m. at 74-09 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights Queens, room 409 Bruson Building. 718-533-6459.
FRI. MAR. 18
The artist exhibits his show “Material Light” at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery with an opening reception tonight at 6 p.m. 601 W. 26 St., Suite 1240; 212-243-8830 or brycewolkowitz.com.
The Eagle’s HIVe
HIV-positive men are welcome to attend the HIVe, the Eagle’s new social for men. 7 p.m. at 554 W. 28th St., between 10th and 11th Aves. Free. The evening includes free raffles, mystery bag awards, complementary hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ with a special guest appearance by porn superstar Will Clark.
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 the town has been visited by a woman named Spaceman wearing a colander on her head, who appears bathed in a white light promising healing. 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 East 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.
Renowned and internationally acclaimed Swiss tenor, Gilbert-Michel Rolle, finally answers the question how he got to Carnegie, when the “global tenor” performs an international collection of songs in five different languages, Russian, French, German, English and Slovakian with works from Caldara, Beethoven, Duparc, Schubert and Sullivan. One night only–tonight at 8 p.m., Weill Recital Hall, 154 West 57 St. $30-48 tickets available at 212-247-7800.
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.
Women’s Performance Festival
BAX, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, hosts two weeks of theater, dance and performance work, including cherries falling from the sky, the new rules of sexual fluidity and ballroom dance lessons in Bayside, Queens. Performers include dancers Jen Abrams, Melissa Briggs and Amy Jo Goddard, choreographer Marlies Yearby and comedienne Lisa Haas. For complete information, visit bax.org. All performances are $15, $10 for BAX members. For tickets call 718-832-0018.BAX is located at 421 Fifth Ave. at Eighth St. in Park Slope.
Gay Men’s Chorus
The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus continues its 25th anniversary celebration with Absolutely 80s, tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The concert focuses on the music that formed the soundtrack of the Chorus’s first decade of existence and marks the return of the group to its Village roots. 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square on the campus of New York University. $80 – $25; 212 992 8484 or visit nycgmc.org.
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. 19
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. Today, a symposium explores her work in conjunction with the current exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 405 Klapper Hall. For directions and times, visit www.qc.edu/directions/ or call 718-997-4747.
Mamet Writing Contest
In conjunction with its production of the world premiere adaptation of Harvey Granville-Barker’s “The Voysey Inheritance,” written by David Mamet, A.C.T. will revive the David Mamet writing contest originally conducted to great response in conjunction with the company’s production of “American Buffalo” in 2003. The writing contest encourages entrants to emulate “Mametspeak” by authoring an original three-page scene, featuring no more than four characters, written to be performed. Winning submissions will be performed by members of the A.C.T. master of fine arts program. Contest entrants are required to submit a scene that fits one of three categories: a scene depicting a family (fictional or non-fictional) facing an ethical crisis or moral dilemma, written in Mamet’s style; an adaptation of a period play; or a scene depicting contemporary characters from a Mamet work placed in a period setting (i.e. the characters from “Glengarry Glen Ross” in Elizabethan times). Deadline is March 21. A complete list of contest rules and regulations can be found at act-sf.org.
Women’s History Month
The SAGE Women’s Task Force proudly presents City Councilwoman Margarita Lopez, its keynote speaker for Women’s History Month at 3 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13 St. 212-741-2247. Suggested donation is $5.
Instant Date for HIV-Positive Men
This is an outrageously fun way to meet lots of men one-on-one in 3-5 minute mini-dates. If there is a mutual match, you are notified the next day. Great success rate. No age turned away. No alcohol or blasting music. Great for even shy people. Comedian and dyke eye for the queer guy, Marilyn, will guide you & keep you laughing. Call 212.989.8549 to pre-register. Must arrive by 7:45 p.m., $23 pre-paid. LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.
The Faery Cord
The Faery Cord is a powerful magical aid and companion, and it embodies a tradition with origins in the ancestral past. Fee of $150 for Saturday only, or $200 for today and Sunday, may be paid in advance. To register, e-mail email@example.com or use Pay Pal. For more information, visit dreampower.com. 11 a.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St.
SUN. MAR. 20
March’s Cultural Institution
NYC & Company, the city’s official tourist institution, celebrates dance this month in a unique collaboration with Paul Taylor Dance Company. Today, it is “Working With Paul Taylor” a panel discussion at 11 a.m. and, at 3 p.m., it’s Black Tuesday, “Klezmerbluegrass & Esplanade” at City Center, 131 W. 55 St. To order tickets, call CityTix at 212-581-1212 or visit nycitycenter.org. $75-15. Groups of 12 or more are entitled to a 20 percent discount. Take the N, R, Q trains to 57th Street; the F train to 53rd Street.
Join the cast of La Cage Aux Folles in a benefit for The Trevor Project, a program that benefits LGBT youth, at the Marquis Theater, 1530 Broadway at 45th St. at 8 p.m. Each ticket includes a private reception with cast members and stars including Gary Beach, Gavin Creel and Michael Benjamin Washington at Tony’s di Napoli, 147 West 43rd Street. Reception includes premium open bar and full buffet. $200; Tickets must be purchased through The Trevor Project Web site at trevorproject.org or at 866-488-7386.
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.
Time for Orchids
Gerry Oxford from the Fast and Fabulous gay cycling group leads a 30-mile roundtrip from the Boathouse in Central Park to the New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show in the Bronx. Oxford will meet riders at the Boathouse at 10 a.m. for a moderately paced, rather sociable spin. Oxford invites riders to join him for a visit to Arthur Avenue for the Italian cuisine of their choosing. Club members who haven’t yet tuned up their bikes can also take an easy 22-minute ride on Metro North from Grand Central to the Botanical Garden station, departing at 10:23 a.m., and meet the group at the entrance to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory around 11:30 a.m.. Give Gerry a call if you plan to take the train. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for students. Make sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-658-9531.
Orpheus at the Metropolitan
Today and tomorrow, Orpheus returns to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to perform Pergolesi’s masterpiece “Stabat Mater” for soprano, mezzo-soprano, strings, and organ, featuring Christine Brandes, soprano, and Beth Clayton, mezzo soprano. The concerts are held in the dramatic setting of the Medieval Sculpture Gallery surrounded by many of the Met’s finest items from the permanent collection. The concert will also feature selections from the 17th-Century Jewish-Italian composer Solomone Rossi’s “Songs of Solomon,” transcribed for string ensemble. 8 p.m. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 100 Fifth Ave. at 82 St. $50; 212-570-3949.
The Queens Museum of Art sponsors a festival of queer cinema at 3 p.m. on third Sundays through March. The screenings take place at the NYC Building in Flushing Meadows Park. Call 718-592-9700 for complete schedule and directions or visit cinemarosa.org. Free.
Bears of All Colors
“Bears of All Colors” hosts its second annual potluck brunch. Raymond Dragan will be the guest artist at a solo show sponsored by the Bear Café in New York City. The event will be a Celebration of African-, Asian-, and Latino-American Bears. Dragan will offer a wide variety of fine art black and white photographs for sale at the show or by order through catalogues. 3-6 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13 St.
MON. MAR. 21
Children and Art Benefit
Barbara Streisand and Bill Clinton host this event to benefit Young Playwrights Inc. whose mission is to nurture playwrights aged 18 or younger through development and presentation of their work and to promote the arts as a part of basic part of education by facilitating the integration of playwriting into the curriculum. Tonight’s spectacular gala is in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 75th birthday, starring Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Dame Edna Everage, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, George Hearn, B.D. Wong, the 60-Voice Young People’s Chorus Of New York and many others. Tickets are $500-5,000 available at 212-594-5440. 7:30 p.m. at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 West 42nd St.
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 Avenue at 19th St. $10; call 212-337-8000.
Benefit for Life
Tonight and tomorrow the Sonya Heller sings at two of New York City’s most prestigious venues as she takes the stage for musical concerts sponsored by Music For Life. Tonight, Sonya is at the 169 Bar at 7 p.m. at 169 East Broadway. $5 and up is the suggested donation for the talent-filled fund-raiser that also features popular singer/songwriters Vick Genfan, Jermiah Birnbaume, and Vicki Blankenship. Tomorrow, Sonya will perform at New York City’s biggest CD release party for Indie Music for Life at The Knitting Factory, 81 Franklin Street. $8 at 8 p.m.
TUE. MAR. 22
Betty Buckley starts her new gig at the Café Carlysle tonight. The actress and singer won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats.” She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in “Triumph Of Love.” Her longtime musical director, the renowned pianist Kenny Werner, Tony Marino on bass and Jamey Haddad on percussion will join Ms. Buckley. March 1-April 9, Tue.-Sat. at 8:45 p.m. with late shows, Fri. & Sat. at 10:45 p.m. $60-70 cover charge. on Dinner is served from 6:30 p.m. ( Every Monday night at 8:45 p.m., Woody Allen appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.) 212-744-1600; Café Carlysle at Madison Ave. at 76 St.
Moby celebrates the release, of his new album, “Hotel,” at Barnes and Noble Union Square, today at 5 p.m. Moby will be on hand to meet fans.
WED. MAR 23
Matthew Bourne brings his smash British theater hit, “Play Without Words,” a musical theater piece set in a very swinging ‘60s London, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for just three weeks. Tue.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. through Apr. 3. Tickets are $25-$75 at 718-636-4100 or bam.org. BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Ave. just off Flatbush Ave. near the Atlantic Terminal subway stop.
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.
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.
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 212022107399, ext. 133.
“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 St. & Stanton St.) F, V train to 2nd Ave. $25-$15; 212-592-3695.
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. Opening reception tonight at 6 p.m. Free
subway: A C 1 9 to Canal Street Women’s Reading
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 Street (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.