Putumayo Release Party
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.
Episode 23, “Pop,” celebrating out gay artists and gay icons with a sexy, campy style, airs tonight at 10 p.m. on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, channel 34. Highlights include: Jonny McGovern’s Gay Pimp, Abbablicious, and Matthew Duffy, as well as “Whitney: Mama’s Little Baby”starring Mario Gardner. There will be a screening party at The Urge (2nd Ave & 2nd St.) at airtime, with special live performance by McGovern.
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. For directions and times, visit www.qc.edu/directions/ or call 718-997-4747.
The End of the Moon
BAM welcomes performance artist Laurie Anderson presents a new show based on her role as NASA’s first artist-in-residence, exploring the relationship between technology and contemporary culture and notions of beauty. The piece is part travelogue, part personal history and also ambitious in it theories and exploration of dreams. BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., a block and a half from Flatbush Ave. and near the Atlantic Ave. subway stop. Through Mar. 6 $20-$50 at 718-636-4100 or at bam.org.
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.
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. 5, 11 & 12 8 p.m. Tickets are $12, $10 for students, seniors, at 212-219-0736, ext. 106.
All Things Abba
Pyramid’s “1984” party salutes all things Abba to mark the release of the band’s DVD “Super Troupers.” Abba and Scandanavian-themed prizes will be awarded. Doors open at 10 p.m., with drink specials until midnight. 101 Ave. A at E. Sixth St. Admission is $8.
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.
SAT. MAR. 5
Miss L.E.S. Pageant
The Miss Lower East Side Pageant is one of the East Village’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women by providing unlimited drink tickets, a plastic tiara from the 99 cent store, and $100 cash in singles to the winner. The pageant itself is highly competitive, loads of fun, and occasionally meaningless. After receiving over 1500 applications, our judges narrowed down the search to five contestants: Miss Orchard, Miss Delancey, Miss Rivington, Miss Houston, and Miss Allen. The Pontani Sisters provide half-time entertainment, while our celebrity judges Michael Musto, Mike Albo, Linda Simpson, Wau-Wau Sisters, and JD Samson from LeTigre tally the votes. 8 p.m. at Fez, 380 Lafayette St., $12; 212-533-7000
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.
The Fast and Fabulous gay cycling club’s Richard Gottlieb holds a 30-mile roundtrip ride from the Boat House in Central Park to City Island, a fishing village in the Bronx. The route is mostly flat, but the ride will take place regardless of temperature, as long as there is no heavy rain or snow. The trip will include a stop at a City Island coffee shop for brunch. Make sure to RSVP to email@example.com or 917-658-9531. Be ready to leave the Boathouse at 9 a.m.
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.
Retreat for the Soul
The Jewish Community Center sponsors “A Day-Spa for the Soul: An Interfaith Day of Mindfulness for the LGBT Community.” Join spiritual teachers from Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, and non-aligned contemplative traditions for a day of meditation, community-building and spiritual practice for LGBT people and their allies. Our day will include sitting, eating and walking meditation; inspiring speakers on the unique challenges and opportunities of spiritual practice as a member of a sexual minority; body-centered spiritual practices including yoga and movement; and time to connect with one another. Sponsored by Nehirim: A Spiritual Initiative for LGBT Jews; Makom: The Center for Mindfulness; the LGBT Program at The JCC in Manhattan; Out and Faithful, a program of the LGBT Center; and Q-Spirit. Silent lunch optional, box lunches available for purchase. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76 St. $35 members/$40 nonmembers. Please call 646-505-5708 to register.
MON. MAR. 7
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. Additionally, those interested in volunteering can 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 Street (at Laight Street), 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains to Canal Street.
Queer Too Presents
Q2, the queer monthly poetry series presented by LouderARTS, welcomes Emanuel Xavier, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Shane Luitjens, Marty McConnell, Maurice Jamal, Regie Cabico and Travis Montez to read from the new collection of spoken word poetry. Sign up for the open mic at 7 p.m. and enjoy the 2-for-1 drink specials. Tonight, it’s the “Bullets & Butterflies Reading” at 7 p.m. $5 ($4 students) at Bar 13 Lounge, 35 East 13th Street at University Place, 2nd Floor 212-979-6677. Take the N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, 6, L train to 14th St.
TUE. MAR. 8
Juliet Echo Rock Show
Juliet Echo’s dark and brooding guitar work is widely praised. Formally of the group Broadband, Echo electrifies New York tonight with this rare appearance singing such acclaimed songs as “Flying” from her new CD “A Hard Place.” Opening act will be Ume and the Subjects. 9:45 p.m. at Lit Lounge, 93 2nd Ave. (between 5th and 6th Sts.) The F train to 2nd Ave. or 6 train to Astor Place. $5
Novel Jews Literary Series
Jonathan Wilson is the author of the novels “A Palestine Affair,” a 2004 finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, and “The Hiding Room,” and of “Schoom,” a collection of stories. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Best American Short Stories and Ploughshares. He currently teaches English at Tufts University. He will be reading from his most recent book “An Ambulance is on the Way: Stories of Men in Trouble” tonight along with Yael Goldstein, whose short stories and essays have appeared in Commentary, Sh’ma, and “Who We Are” (Knopf, 2005), among other places. She will be reading her essay “When God is your Favorite Writer.” 7 p.m. at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) and can be reached by taking the F Train to Second Avenue or the 6 Train to Astor Place. Free.
Fruit Back on the Head
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.
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, a juggling champ and box juggle 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.
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.
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.
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 Duplexx, 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 ids) beginning at 9 p.m. at 208 West 13 St.
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
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!” says Medlyn of his love for Richie’s tunes. 9 p.m. at the Apocalypse Lounge, 189 East 3rd St., between Avenues A and B.