Out & About

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May 2

The Look of Feeling Theatre Production

Susan Batson Studio Theater, 300 W. 43rd St. near 8th Ave.

8 p.m.; $20

A theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement. The show is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944–2010), an American dance pioneer and the star’s mother.

slices-of-lives-productions.ticketleap.com; francescaharper.com

Play-within-a-Play comedy: Intermission

Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St. at 9th Ave.

8 p.m.; $18

When a married couple attends the opening night of a new play by an anonymous playwright, they find themselves swept up in a series of events that will change their lives forever. INTERMISSION is an intricately constructed comedy about love, sex, and identity where the performance onstage bleeds into the world offstage.

theatrerow.org

May 3

The Marketplace at St Anthony’s Church

St. Anthony’s Church, West Houston Street btwn Thompson and MacDougal

10 a.m. – Dusk; Free

The revival of St. Anthony’s marketplace with a new manager and new vendors. A variety of handcrafted items, artisans, vintage, etc. Vending opportunities $50 per day for three days or $50 for one day. Food trucks $60 per day.

themarketplaceatstanthonys.com

the Westside Montessori School’s Annual Spring Fair

Westside Montessori School, 309 W. 92nd St. btwn Riverside and West End Ave.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Free

In addition to great food and a variety of children’s games/crafts, the Fair includes a bake sale, general store, a trolley ride, parent-designed maze, face art, a bouncy house, live entertainment, as well as a DJ, and more than a dozen other activities! The event is rain or shine and includes both indoor and outdoor activities.

liz_zeche@yahoo.com; 203-820-5059

May 4

Four Last Things WEST__fmtFour Last Things Play

The American Globe Theatre, W. 46th St. & 7th Ave.

7 p.m.; $18

Janey is stuck on her family farm, yearning for a way out. With a father she can’t talk to, and a dog that can’t talk back, Janey questions everything she holds so dear. Four Last Things is an emotionally charged journey through a young woman’s battle with herself. by playwright Lisa Tierney-Keogh, directed by Chris Henry.

royalfamilyproductions.org

Listen To Your Mother: NYC 2014

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

5 p.m.; $30/$25 advance

Part of a 32-city series of live staged readings held nationwide in honor of Mother’s Day. This third annual New York City production features prominent local writers and performers telling their own tales of motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.

symphonyspace.org

May 5

Aeolus Quartet in Recital

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway

8 p.m.; Free

Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Theofanidis, and Ravel for the 21st Annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Concert. The Aeolus Quartet includes violinists Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violinist Gregory Luce, and cellist Alan Richardson.

juilliard.edu/chamber

League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

6 p.m.; Free

A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. This program features Bebe Neuwirth.

nypl.org

May 6

Skin in the Game Film

Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St.

7 p.m.; $12

Irish artists have found fertile ground for creativity in the demise of the Celtic Tiger and the ensuing financial crisis. Skin in the Game examines how artists like musician Christy Moore, poet Rita Ann Higgins, painter Brian Maguire, and other artists look at emigration, ghost estates and the legacy of politicians and bankers and their impact on Irish life in the 21st Century. Directed by Donald Taylor Black.

irishartscenter.org

Community Board 7 Full Board Meeting

Board Office, 250 West 87th Street 2nd Floor

6;30 p.m.; Free

The Board plays an important advisory role in dealing with land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery, and multiple community concerns of the Upper West Side.

nyc.gov/html/mancb7

May 7

Strings of the Black S_fmtStrings of The Black Sea

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

7 p.m. $30

Explores the musical connections between communities surrounding the Black Sea. A crossroads between Europe and Asia, the Black Sea (known by the ancient Greeks as “Pontus,” meaning simply “sea”) has always been a center of mercantile and cultural exchange.

worldmusicinstitute.org

Bringing Italy to New York: The Journeys of Three Top Chefs

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. at Central Park West

8 p.m.; $35

Join masters of Italian cooking, Mario Batali, Andrew Carmellini and Michael White for an evening of culinary conversation with WNYC’s James Beard Award-winning host, Leonard Lopate. The three Italian chefs and Leonard Lopate will talk about all things Italian. They will speak about how they came to find their “voice” in cooking Italian food through the cross-fertilization of American and Italian cooking.

nysec.org

May 8

Chinese Piano WEST_fmtChinese Pianist Fei-Fei Dong Performance

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway

8 p.m.; $20

Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong has begun to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “natural musicality and beauty of tone” (Cincinnati Enquirer) and “winning stage presence” (Dallas Morning News). As winner of the 2014 Petschek Piano Recital Award, Ms. Dong performs works by Clementi, Schumann, Chopin, Liebermann, and Liszt.

juilliard.edu/petschek

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