Friday, October 9, 2009

free and fun in nyc oct 9, 2009

Brooklyn Academy of Music BAMcafeLive Josh Roseman Extended Constellations, Fri, Oct 9 at 9pm, Free! This twelve-piece ensemble, made up of two drummers, a trombone choir, electronic eatcraft, and some of Brooklyn most gifted improvisers perform rooted in an anything-goes, freewheeling sound. Frontman Josh Roseman, the winner of the 2009 Talent Deserving Wider Recognition award in the DownBeat Critics Poll, has performed with jazz luminaries Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Dave Douglas, John Zorn, Charlie Hunter, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Comedy Night at BAMcafê Sat, Oct 10 at 9pm, Free! Brooklyn-based Deli Proof Collective returns to BAMcafêLive after its wildly successful debut last spring. This fall program will feature some of New York most talented and unique comedic performers, including Pete Holmes, Chris Griggs, Gabe Liedman, Kumail Nanjiani, and Tom Shillue. Past performers have included viral video sensation John Roberts, stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani, the young upstarts of Derrick Comedy, Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac, and the affable entertainer Dave Hill. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. (bet. Ashland Pl. and St. Felix St.) Brooklyn. BAMcafêÂLive features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Directions via Subway/LIRR, 2,3,4,5,B,Q to Atlantic Avenue, C to Lafayette Avenue, G to Fulton Street, N,R,D,M to Pacific Street

Art in odd places October 5 - 26, 2009, 14th St between Ave C and Hudson River , subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St--Union Sq; L to First Ave or Eighth Ave. One of Manhattan busiest thoroughfares turns into an art gallery during this festival, which features work by more than 20 artists. Look for Olek brightly colored, crocheted bodysuits, and Pam Payne Signs of Lifephysical Graffiti, which uses the famed Led Zeppelin album cover as inspiration.
Ån artist sketchbook journals, September 30 - November 5, 2009. Nan Carey artistic rumê is quite varied, with still-life paintings, nature photography and even portraits of pets under her belt. This exhibit showcases a decade worth of her work, including sketchbooks and journals that show her creative process. Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (718) 230-2100. Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn. subway: B, Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza.

Osamu Tezuka Day at Kinokuniya NYAF's over, but the anime events in NYC aren't coming to an end. What's the next thing New York anime fans should set their sights on? Osamu Tezuka Day at Kinokuniya Bookstore! Taking place Sunday, October 18 at Kinokuniya (1073 Ave of The Americas – across from Bryant Park 6th ave and 41st St) Osamu Tezuka Day will be celebrating the career of Osamu Tezuka -- the father of manga -- just days before Astro Boy hits the big screen! Here's the Tezuka Day schedule... Astro Boy Screening - 12 PM Spend an hour with the original Astro Boy cartoon courtesy of Right Stuf! Vertical, Inc. – 1 PM Vertical publishes Black Jack, Dororo, and a whole world of Tezuka manga. Learn firsthand about how to find Tezuka manga in America! The Art of Osamu Tezuka – 2 PM Abrams Books is publishing the definitely look at Osamu Tezuka¡Çs career – The Art of Osamu Tezuka by Author Helen McCarthy. See it here first! Samurai Beat Radio – 3 PM Samurai Beat Radio broadcasts from NYC to Japan, and they¡Çre coming to Tezuka Day to talk with fans about Astro Boy and what he means to America! Raffle – 4 PM Enter all day at Kinokuniya, and be here at 4 PM for your chance to win a selection of Tezuka anime and manga! Osamu Tezuka Day is brought to you by your friends at Abrams Books, The New York Anime Festival, The Right Stuf International, Samurai Beat Radio, & Vertical, Inc. (Image © Tezuka Production Co., Ltd./Mushi Production Co., Ltd.) Posted by Peter Tatara at 12:10 PM 0 comments

Free Tickets To County Of Kings @ The Public Theater Last week, I saw a great performance at The Public Theater: County Of Kings. This one man show was written and performed by Lemon Andersen, who takes the audience through a tough, yet poignant biographical account of growing up in Brooklyn. Weaving hard-edged drama with urban poetry, Lemon spins his own coming-of-age memoir while painting a vivid portrait of his difficult and sometimes humorous experiences growing up during the one of the most influential cultural movements of our time: the birth of hip-hop. We'll be giving away 20 free pairs of tickets to this show for performances tomorrow (10/6) through Saturday (10/10). To enter, send your name, e-mail address, and the show date you'd like to attend with the subject line "County Of Kings" to

Donnell@LPA, During the renovation of the Donnell Library Center, selected Donnell programs will take place at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium. Admission is free and first come, first served. For further information, please call (212) 870-1630 or email us, For Sunday programs, use the Performing Arts Library's entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, just south of 65th Street. (The Lincoln Center Plaza entrance is closed on Sundays).

Sunday, October 11, 2009, 2:30 PM "On A Sunday Afternoon" In concert with the Con Brio Ensemble featuring Anton Miller, violin, Andre Emelianoff, cello and Diana Mittler-Battipaglia, piano. The ensemble will play works by Arensky, Shostakovich and Beethoven.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 12:00 PM Dixieland Jazz Concert Dixieland jazz concert presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Sunday, October 18, 2009, 1:30 PM "On A Sunday Afternoon" New York Opera Forum will present a concert version of Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart under the direction of Richard Nechamkin.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 12:00 PM Dixieland Jazz Concert Dixieland jazz concert presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Sunday, October 25, 2009, 2:30 PM "On A Sunday Afternoon" Soprano, Deborah Thomas & Friends will present a concert of favorite operatic selections.
Monday, October 26, 2009, 6:00 PM Songbook Artists and Artists at St. Pauls present Songbook, a concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. Directed by John Znidarsic. Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 12:00 PM Dixieland Jazz Concert Dixieland jazz concert presented by the Gotham Jazzmen.

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