Jewish Writers

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 345 | November 4 – November11, 2004

COMMUNITY EVENTS

7 Days and 7 Nights

THU. NOV. 4

Documenting Democracy

Calling all political advocacy groups to help document “Democracy in Action.” Be it for a candidate, or an issue (instant run-off voting, war issues, voting advocacy, patriot act issues, three strikes issues, etc.), please donate your leftover tabling material for an art show about American political expression. To participate, e-mail or call Linda Pollack at 310-804-4887 or lindapollack@earthlink.net.

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xCreative Honors

The Brooklyn Arts Exchange, also known as BAXten, honors individuals who have shaped creativity today. BAXten awardees all select an individual, organization or entity to receive a Passing It On Award. The night includes performances by 2003 BAXten recipient Meredith Monk and Paprika International Dance Music. 8 p.m. awards ceremony, 7 p.m. pre-awards party. 25 Washington St. at Water St. in Dumbo. $25-100. For tickets and information call 718-832-0018.

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A Different Beat

In the opening show of their tenth season titled “Interactions,” EOS presents Image/Sound/Image II tonight. Blending film music performances, composed according to the strict parameters of visual narrative, with new abstract imagery, this promises to be an interesting performance. Performance at 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. To purchase call 212-691-6415.

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Fabulously Funny

New York’s best gay and gay-friendly comics including Ted Alexandro, Marga Gomez, Jessica Kirson, Eddie Sarfatyget and more get together for a hilarious night hosted by Marion Grodin. 8:30 p.m. Gotham Comedy Club, 34 West 22nd St. $12 cover/2-drink min. Reservations at 212-367-9000.

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FRI. NOV. 5

East Village Film Festival

“The 2004 Bust Magazine Film Festival” runs through Sunday. Bust’s first film festival features works by independent female filmmakers. All screenings take place at Two Boots Pioneer Theater, 155 East 3rd Street, at Avenue A. Visit bust.com/filmfestival/ for complete film schedule. $9 per screening.

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SAT. NOV. 6

Argentine Tango Party

Join Madonna’s “Evita” dance coaches, Daniel and Maria, for an evening of passionate tangos, milongas and Latin musica tropicale. Live music beginning at 10 p.m. with Raul Jaurena and the New York Tango Trio. Singles and couples welcome, jackets for gentlemen, at the 92 St. Y Harkness Dance Center, $15 at the door. Event begins at 8 p.m., 1395 Lexington Ave. 212 415 5500.

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Speed-Dating with a Twist.

Funterpreneur, clown and comedienne, presents “A Danish, a Dame and a Date.” A speed-dating experience for women 40+, this event describes itself as an “outrageously fun and exciting way to meet women.” $21. 7-9 p.m. at The Spark, 161 W. 22 St. Pre-registration required. Call 212-989-8549 or visit nyclavenderlounge.com for reservations and information.

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Mommie, Don’t!

After successful shows in Boston, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Portland, Providence and Provincetown, “Mommie Queerest,” written by Jamie Morris and directed by Daniel Nardicio, comes to Manhattan. With eight performances only, on Saturdays through November. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at The Marquee, 356 Bowery. Tickets at smarttix.com or 212-868-4444. $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Visit dnnyc.com for more details.

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Gender-Confirming Surgeries

Join Dr. Toby Meltzer, one of the world’s foremost providers of surgical services to the trans-communities, in an informational session about gender confirming surgeries for trans-women and trans-men as well as cosmetic procedures related to those surgeries. The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13 St. 1-3 p.m.

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Police Foundation Benefit

Join Jamie deRoy and friends at West Bank Café’s Laurie Beechman Theater at an event honoring Kathy Brier, Marci from “One Life to Live”; Harris Doran; Modern Man, the award- winning comedy group; Monteith and Rand, the award-winning comedy/improv duo; and Euan Morton, the Tony-nominated “Boy George” from Broadway’s “Taboo.” $20 donation and two-drink minimum at 8 p.m. at 407 West 42 St. Call 212-695-6909 for more information.

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Morris-Jumel Mansion Visit

Take a walking tour of a 4-block landmarked neighborhood with rare examples of architecture from the colonial era through the 1930s. Tour includes visit to the mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house. 11 a.m. at 65 Jumel Terrace. $5 Call 212 923-8008 for directions.

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SUN. NOV. 7

Kitty Sullivan

“Ireland Once Upon a Time” is performing artist Kitty Sullivan’s CD from her one-woman show of the same name. It is as Ms. Sullivan says—her ancient ethnicity, the great Celtic artists and their wondrous Celtic discoveries. Ms. Sullivan enthralls the listener by reciting tales like “The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde, “A Man and His Boots” by W.B. Yeats and a lovely Celtic tale called “The Harp of Fishbone.” 3 p.m. at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51 St. $20 tickets at 212-868-4444 or online at smarttix.com.

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Annual Bake Off

Bear Cafe New York hosts its second “Annual Bake-Off” to benefit the LGBT Community Center at 3 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St. $5 admission for Bear Cafe members and $ 7 for guests. Visit bearcafe.org for details and entry forms.

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TUE. NOV. 9

Small Business Strategies

Out Professionals presents “Banking and Lending,” a small business seminar led by HSBC Bank USA’s Warren Perkins. Do you need money to finance growth or expansion into new markets? Tools to manage seasonal cash flow? Which is most likely to meet your needs – a term loan, a line of credit or a commercial mortgage? Perkins is a leader in providing Small Business Administration Loans to start-ups and companies from small to medium in size. He reveals how a bank evaluates your projections and financial documentation. $10/members, $7/non-members. 8 p.m. at 208 W. 13 St., LGBT Community Center.

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Jewish History

“Peddlers and Pioneers: American Jewish History before 1900,” a 3-part lecture series presented by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. $36 members/ $54 non-members. 57 Bethune St. Contact 212-929-9498 or office@cbst.org for more information.

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Fetish Diva Midori

Midori, in New York only for a limited time, gets GMSMA’s Leatherfest 2004 off to a captivating start with her 8 p.m. “Predicament Bondage” program at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St. For more information, visit gmsma.org, or call 212-727-9878. $7.

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Eisenstein’s Monster

Short plays and monologues by Linda Eisenstein, directed by Mark Finley and Rebecca Longworth, music composed by Morry Campbell, Tuesdays through November at the Duplex, 61 Christopher St., at 7th Ave. $10, plus two-drink minimum. 212-255-5438.

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Making Movies That Matter

Award-winning independent filmmakers Christine Vachon and Todd Graff disuss their film “Camp,” the movie that Hollywood initially declined with its pitch that “three of the four main boys are gay, one is a drag queen.” 6 p.m. at Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School at 40 Charlton St. Free.

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Liza with a Zed, Not LISA with an Es!

Is there a queen out there who wouldn’t marry Liza Minnelli? The Liza Minnelli Scrapbook is full of pictures of Mama and all Liza’s Uncles, husbands and other hip memories from Broadway and Hollywood’s brightest star! Meet Scott Schechter and Billy Strtich, author of all things Liza. Maybe, just maybe, Liza herself will show up for an autograph at Barnes and Noble (West Village store) 396 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue and 8th Street) 6:30 PM. (212) 674-8780

Wedding Reception

Hitched in New Paltz? Wedded in Vermont? Devoted in Toronto? Be our guest for an evening celebrating all the unions of the past year. Food, drink, dancing and, of course, cake will help all the couples enjoy their very special night. Bring friends, family and supporters for your dream wedding night without any of the hassles of finding a caterer. 7:30–10 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. To register call 646.505.5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org. $20/$25 per couple.

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Lost in the Grooves

Please join us for an evening of readings and music to celebrate the release of Scram Magazine’s “Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed” (Routledge, October 2004).  “Lost in the Grooves”  is an impassioned romp through the history of recorded music, with almost 100 writers, critics, and musicians weighing in on their favorite discs that slipped through the cracks. 6 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St., one block east of Broadway. 212-334-3324 Free.

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War Requiem

The Collegiate Chorale, led by Robert Bass, opens its 63rd season with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Carnegie Hall with a pre–concert lecture at 7 p.m. with Benjamin Luxon. The “War Requiem” was commissioned for the re-consecration of Coventry Cathedral, destroyed during the Battle of Britain in World War II. Call 212- 247-7800 for prices.

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A Taste of Honey

This play by British playwright Shelagh Delaney, tells the story of a working-class adolescent who when abandoned by her mother grabs a moment of sweet romance in the arms of a black sailor and finding herself pregnant, discovers deeper consolation from her relationship with a gay male art student. Opens tonight at the T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St. Thu.-Sat. at 8 p.m. with Sun. and Sat. matinees. Tickets are $50 at t-s-s.org or 212-352-3101.

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FRI. NOV. 12

Queer Conference

“InterseXions: Queer Visual Culture at the Crossroads” is a  two-day conference that will bring together visual artists, historians, critics and curators with an interest in queer arts, from a wide geographic and cultural spectrum.  “InterseXions” is intended to foster exchange of ideas about historical and contemporary arts among scholars, artists, curators, and other arts personnel, and to encourage cross-fertilization among disciplines and between writers and artists, theory and practice. Registration required.  Visit: web.gc.cuny. edu/clags/conferenceform.htm or write to: clags@gc.cuny.edu. Conference registration fee is $35 ($10 for students and low-income). Conference is at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave.

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Angel Award Ceremony

Gay Men of African Decent (GMAD), will salute the legacy of its founder, Charles Angel, during its annual Angel Award Ceremony. The evening will include a pre- and post-reception, along with a silent auction and live performance by R&B songstress MeLisa Morgan. 6:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum of Arts, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. Call David Mayer at 212-828-1697, ext. 113, for tickets.

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SAT. NOV. 13

Wrestle Me M8!

It’s going to be a rough, tough and raging (hard) night as NYC’s sexiest monthly bar brawl, the M8 party (formerly the M8 + Tom Party), teams up with the Metro Gay Wrestling Alliance for a showcase of hot & sweaty man-to-man-to-mat action. Freestyle matches from 10-12:30 and Lube Wrestling from then on. DJ BeJay spins. Boots, buzz, strip and lots of sexy men provide for fun and mayhem. $10 cover. Pussycat Lounge: 96 Greenwich St. at Rector. 212-285-6100. 1-9-4-5 trains all within the block. Dress Hard. Be Serious.

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Leatherfest 2004

GMSMA’s annual Leatherfest brings the SM and kink community a wide range of workshops both practical and thought-provoking, as well as a well-stocked leather marketplace. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W 13th St. For further information: gmsma.org, or 212-727-9878. $10.

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Dance 208

Let’s go round again, while DJ Billy spins a night of Garage Classics from the legendary New York nightclub Paradise Garage. This will be a special rare night at the LGBT Community Center. $6 for members/$6 non-members at 9 p.m., 208 W. 13 St.

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Artist Andrea Shaker

Please join an artist’s talk to consider the work of this Minneapolis-based artist on the opening of her solo exhibit of balck and white photographs at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, 511 W. 25 St., #506, at 3 p.m. Call 212-255-8158.

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SUN. NOV. 14

Rainbow Brunches

An opportunity for LGBT couples, singles and families with children, and for those planning their future, to gain information and socialize in an informal, intimate environment. Two consultants from Smith Barney, Jason Friedman and Adam J. Darrow, will facilitate the financial planning discussion; Dina Rosenfeld, DSW, will facilitate the “Negotiating Institutions” discussion. Pre-registration required.  11 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 334 Amsterdam Ave. $10/$15. To register, call 646.505.5708 or visit jccmanhattan.org.

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TUE. NOV. 16

Isabel Rose

After the success of the Samuel Goldwyn film which she co-wrote and starred in, “Anything But Love” and following sold-out singing engagements around the city, Isabel Rose  — actress, singer, and author of the upcoming Doubleday novel “The J.A.P Chronicles” —  is coming to The Hideaway Room at Helen’s (169 Eighth Avenue) for three shows only, November 16th, 21st, and 23rd at 9:30 pm. Call 212-206-0609 for reservations. $20 cover and $15 food and 2-drink minimum.

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WED. NOV. 17

Bob Kingdom’s ‘Capote’

The Welsh writer and actor Bob Kingdom brings his one-man portrait of and tribute to Truman Capote (né Truman Streckfus Persons) back to the stage for the first time in a decade at the 92 St. Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Ave., 8 p.m. $16 at 212-415-5500 or 92Y.org.

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From The Grecian Isles

The New York Festival of Song, with Artistic Director Steven Blier and Associate Artistic Director Michael Barrett, presents “From The Grecian Isles,” a program of scenes and verses inspired by Greek mythology and poetry, ancient and modern. The concert, featuring John Musto’s song cycle, “Penelope,” as well as works by Schubert, Dvorak, Ravel, Spathy, and Tsitsanis, will take place at 8 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Single ticket prices are $45 and $35 for seniors and $22.50 for students one half-hour before show time. 212-501-3330.

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THU. NOV. 18

Mozart Recital

Jonathan Biss, the esteemed 24-year-old pianist, gives an all-Mozart recital with violinist Miriam Fried at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 8 p.m. $35 tickets at 212 560-3949. Fifth Ave. at 82 St.

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SAT. NOV. 20

Trans Memorial

GRAANJ, The Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey, announces the sixth annual “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” Please gather to remember and honor all those whom have died as a result of anti-transgender bigotry, hatred, and violence. 6 p.m. at the The University Chapel, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Visit graanj.org for more information.

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November Song

Melodia Women’s Choir of N.Y. presents heartwarming music to make you shiver with delight, works for women’s voices by Sir Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Serge Rachmaninoff and others. 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, at 346 W. 20th St. $15, 212-561-0167.

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TUE. NOV. 23

Publishing Triangle

Come to “Publishing 102: Marketing and Promoting Your Book,” a panel of publishing professionals—marketers, a publicist, a bookseller, and a recently published author — explaining the ABCs of the book “buzz”-ness and taking questions from the audience. 8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St. $5 for members, $7 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Publishing Triangle’s annual literary awards.

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FRI. NOV. 26

‘The Hasty Heart’

Keith Nobbs, one of Broadway’s most dynamic young actors, stars in this revival of the 1945 Broadway original and film, starring Ronald Reagan, about a group of soldiers in a British Army hospital in Southeast Asia in the final days of World War II. Nobbs’ recent credits include “Dublin Carol,” “Four” and the films “The 25th Hour” and “Phone Booth.” $19 tickets at 212-868-4444 at Theater Three, 311 W. 43 St., 3rd floor.

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