Out & About

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edith_optFriday November 1

Edith

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

1 Pace Plaza

$25, $35, $45

The evening will begin in Paris’s most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Jill Aigrot, who gave her vocals for the song “La Vie en Rose” in the award winning film of the same name, will entertain the audience with the ‘music hall’ period of Edith Piaf’s career during which Piaf sang her most famous hits.

schimmel.pace.edu

The Bolsheviks and the Jews Explored

The Village Temple 33 East 12th Street

6:30 p.m.

$10 RSVP, $15 at door.

The role of the Jews in the 1917 Bolshevik revolution will be explored at a presentation by award-winning journalist, author and lecturer Andrée Aelion Brooks following a special service.

212-674-2340, www.villagetemple.org.

Saturday November 2nd

New-York-Skyscraper-Mu_optSkyscraper Museum

39 Battery Place

$5

Learn about super-slim residential towers on the rise in Manhattan during a brief tour of the exhibition SKY HIGH. Participants will then be challenged to design and build their own sky-high structures using materials not usually associated with building skyscrapers: sticks of dry spaghetti, tape, and gum drops. Ages 8-14.

212-968-1961, www.skyscraper.org

Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem

The Municipal Art Society of New York

West Harlem

$20, $15 members

1 p.m.

Manhattanville, a historic West Harlem neighborhood established in 1806, is in continuous flux. With Columbia University’s controversial campus expansion well under way, many of the area’s distinctive landmarks in its development parcel have been demolished. Join for an overview of this area’s eventful, yet under-appreciated, past.

212 935-2075, www.mas.org

Sunday November 3rd

Fitness Bootcamps in Seward Park

Essex St. & East Broadway (Tennis Courts)

Free

7 – 8 a.m.

The Educational Alliance presents free Fitness Bootcamp classes in Seward Park to preview the group exercise classes that will be offered at the Manny Cantor Center (MCC), its new Lower East Side community center opening in early 2014.

RSVP at mccfit.eventbrite.com

Gratitude And Altitude Fundraiser

The Space at Tompkins

Otto’s Shrunken Head 538 East 14th St.

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Since 2009 The Space at Tompkins has been providing aid and support to lower Manhattan’s transient homeless community. Join to raise awareness and support for this important cause.

www.thespaceattompkins.org

Monday November 4th

slideshow061_optBilingual Birdies: Spanish Language

New York Public Library

9 Murray Street

4 p.m.

A foreign language and live music program for children ages newborn to five years old with parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through live music, movement, puppetry and games. Each session ends with a lively bubble dance party! Children learn basic vocabulary and short phrases while playing with instruments and fun props.

Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out

Barnes & Noble

97 Warren Street 2nd Floor

6 p.m.

Free

American fashion designer, entrepreneur, investor, artist, and philanthropist Mark Ecko will read his book “Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out.”

www.barnesandnoble.com

Tuesday November 5

Affective Intensities: An Evening with Mei-mei Berssenbrugge & Charles Altieri

Poets House

10 River Terrace

$10, $7 students/seniors

7 – 9 p.m.

Described as “neither objectivist nor subjectivist but a poet of the whole consciousness,” the native born Beijinger whose artistic influences range from her New Mexican home to the New York scene and beyond, will be joined with UC Berkley scholar Charles Altieris

Wednesday November 6

Franciscan Wine Blending

Morton’s The Steakhouse

136 Washington Street

$50

Mix, mingle and blend during a Wine Blending Seminar featuring Franciscan Oakville Estate Magnificat and Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres. opportunity to blend varietals of the five classic grapes – Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec.

212-608-0171, mortons.com/newyorkwtc/specialevents

Downtown Symphony

Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers Street

Free

8 p.m.

A community orchestra serving downtown Manhattan. Tonight, hear Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture, Anderson: In Memoriam, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 (with Howard Meltzer, piano), Franck: Symphony in D minor.

downtownsymphony.org

Thursday November 7

Good Person of Szechwan

The Public Theater

425 Lafayette St. (at Astor Place)

7 p.m.

$65

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? In this comic and complex play, one of Brecht’s most entertaining characters, Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Shui Ta to master the ruthlessness necessary to be a “good person” in a cruel world of limited resources.

212-967-7555

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