CITITOUR CALENDAR, MARCH 15-19
Mar 15, 2017
to Mar 19, 2017 Official Site
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Since opening in TriBeCa last year, the Metrograph Cinema has become the true film fancier’s constant go-to destination, thanks to its unusual programming and opportunity to see classic films on the big screen. If you can stay up a little past your bedtime on Wednesday, March 15, go catch visionary director Ken Russell’s 1970 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s “Women in Love”. Yes, it’s the one that became famous (or infamous) because of the nude wrestling scene between co-stars Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, but it also earned a slew of prestigious awards, including the Oscar for the great Glenda Jackson.
(Wednesday, March 15 at 9:45pm. Visit www.metrograph.com)
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For some folks, St Patrick’s Day is about a lot more than green beer, green bagels, and shouting Erin Go Bragh. The Irish Arts Center’s annual Book Day, which begins at 7am on Friday, March 17, celebrates literature by Irish and Irish American authors -- alongside writers from Mexico and its diaspora this year – in its own very special way. There will be hundreds of free titles to choose from, including children’s books, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and books in translation, located at a dozen pop-up stands across the five boroughs.
(Friday, March 17. Visit www.irishartscenter.org)
You can get some great ideas for how to spruce up your home at the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) marquee event, Dining by Design, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. In addition to supporting a great cause, attendees get a rare look at a variety of innovative and inspiring table-top designs from local and international designers, architects, manufacturers and retail brands, including The Rockwell Group and Humanscale. In addition, there will be three table designs from New York’s most prestigious schools to give us a glimpse into the future of creative thinking.
(Friday, March 17- Sunday, March 19. Pier 52. Visit www.DIFFA.org)
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Still two years shy of his 40th birthday, the Russian-born and German-based pianist and composer Leon Gurvitch has alreadt created more than 300 works, which have been performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, and the Moscow Tchaikovsky-Conservatory in Russia. This weekend, he graces classical musical’s premiere showcase, Carnegie Hall, as he performs works from his solo piano album. Remember Me, which features elements of classical, jazz, world, and Eastern European folkloric influences. It is an evening that is sure to be unforgettable!
(Saturday, March 18. Carnegie Hall. Visit www.carnegiehall.org)
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME
What do pop groups like Chumbawumba, Aqua, and Hanson have in common? Each was responsible for one – and only one – hit song to reach the top of the charts and stick in your brain. Just in case you’ve forgotten these singular sensations, “54 Sings One Hit Wonders” will resurrect them for you, thanks to such rising stars as Nicholas Barasch, Casey Cott, Samantha Massell, Emily Padgett, and Kyle Scatliffe. Mmmbop, indeed!
(Sunday, March 19, 7pm. Visit www.54below.com)
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