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 . Information about volunteering and an application can be found at: tribecafilmfestival.org. Additional information is available at 212-941-2404. Those interested in volunteering can also drop-in for a cash bar gala tonight at Tribeca Cinemas. You must be 21 years old to attend this event. 6:30-8 p.m. at 54 Varick St. (at Laight St.), 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains to Canal St
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 continues throughout the month of March with exciting evenings of theater, dance, performance, documentary film and literature, plus the first-ever health fair. 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 BronxAcademyofArts andDance.org. Events take place at 841 Barretto St. in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.
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 members, at 212-475-7710.
Betty Buckley continues 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.” Her longtime musical director, the renowned pianist Kenny Werner, Tony Marino on bass and Jamey Haddad on percussion will join 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. Dinner is served from 6:30 p.m. Reservations at 212-744-1600. Café Carlysle at Madison Ave. at 76 St.
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 facing an ethical crisis or moral dilemma; 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.
East Village Talent
Obie-winning, Cuban-born writer and performer Carmelita Tropicana returns to the Marquee for a new show, “Comedians Don’t Cry,” that combines some of her classic material with smashing new sketches. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance at theatermania.com or 212-2109-0736, ext. 106. The Maquee is located at 356 Bowery, btwn. E. Third & E. Fourth Sts.
FRI. MAR. 11
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.
Reno brings her stream of consciousness performing style to Dixon Place, in an evening of ruminations about the election just past. 258 Bowery, btwn. Houston & Prince Sts., 8 p.m. Also, Mar. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for students, seniors, at 212-219-0736, ext. 106.
SAT. MAR. 12
Tonight it is “Garage Classics II: Back to Old Skool” with DJ Carlos Sanchez at the LGBT Community Center. Carlos was Larry Levan’s trusted ear in the early days of Paradise Garage and has played at the Warehouse, Shelter, Body & Soul, the Duplex, as well as his own party, Rhythm, in Brooklyn. So get your body into it and dance! $10/$6 (members, before 9:45). $6 admission for Garage members (with original ID) beginning at 9 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St.
This unflinching, passionate drama by gay playwright Glyn O’Malley is set during the height of the Mideast 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.
Kristine W at the Roxy
She has hit Number One on Billboard’s dance music charts for the ninth time with her latest single, “Wonder of It All,” breaking her own chart record for most consecutive number one singles. Now, she hits the Roxy for a one-night jam. 515 W. 18th St. at 11 p.m. For more information or tickets call 212-645-5156 or visit kristinew.com
SUN. MAR. 13
Lionel Richie Opera
Neal Medlyn performs songs from Mr. Richie’s seminal greatest hits album “Back to Front.” “Livestock! Blood! Processions! Strained voices! Clenched fists! Hopes dashed! Revenge! Lust! Life!” said Medlyn of his love for Richie’s tunes. 9 p.m. at the Apocalypse Lounge, 189 East Third St., between Avenues A and B.
MON. MAR. 14
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.
Carter Brown directs and Cindy Marvell choreographs an evening of juggling, lasers, magic, screwball comedy and techno awe in a 21st century turn on vaudeville traditions. The cast includes Brown, a hoop-roller and rope-spinner, Marvell and box juggler Nicholas Flair. The company promises to outdo Cirque du Soleil, Laurel and Hardy and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. You be the judge. John Houseman Theater, 450 W. 42nd St., 8 p.m. Open-ended run. Tickets are $25-$45 at 212-239-6200.
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.
TUE. MAR. 15
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.
Currently, Sacha is touring with his acclaimed second album, “Shadowed,” bringing his flawless piano performances and captivating voice to audiences nationwide. Following the release of the CD, his reputation as an independent artist solidified, gaining airplay on more than 100 college and independent radio stations nationwide. Tonight he performs at the Knitting Factory in the “Indie Music for Life Benefit Show” beginning at 8 p.m. at 74 Leonard St. $8, 212- 219-3132
FRI. MAR. 18
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., btwn. Tenth 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.
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 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.
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. 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. 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, 718-997-4747.
SUN. MAR. 20
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 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. to join us for the show. 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. and Fifth Ave. $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.