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Friday November 8

This Is Your Cigarette

The Players Theatre 115 Macdougal Street Between West 3rd & Bleecker Streets

8:00 p.m.

$5

A man believes he has created a cigarette that when smoked, the person will become the idealized version of who he wants them to be. He visits his three closest relationships to get them to smoke it.

212-475-1449

Chen Dance Center

Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street (corner of Mulberry & Bayard in Chinatown)

7;30 p.m.

$12; $10 for students & seniors

Chen Dance Center is pleased to host “Hip Hop & Hoops: An Indigenous Experience,” led by Lakota artist/musician Frank Waln. Performers will tell their stories through traditional Native American music and dance, augmented by electronic music and hip hop.

www.chendancecenter.org 212.349.0126

Saturday November 9th

Experts-pour_wine_tast_optNYC Autumn Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine Downtown

102 North End Avenue

3 p.m. – 6 p.m./8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

$99

Taste over 200+ fine wines, expertly curated by Vintry Fine Wines *Free Riedel Wine Glass: Yours to keep after the event ($30 value) *Enjoy a delicious array of paired plates and cheese by Conrad New York’s exclusive caterer — Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events

http://www.nywinefestivals.com

Lorenzo Da Ponte: A 175th Anniversary Remembrance

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – 263 Mulberry St

7:30 p.m.

$20; $10 students/seniors

Concer will celebrate Lorenzo Da Ponte as champion of Italian culture, librettist for Mozart’s most famous operas, and friend to Casanova. Opera music, historic anecdotes, and dramatic reading from his memoirs will highlight Da Ponte’s colorful life.

www.lorenzodaponte.eventbrite.com

Florian Hecker: “C.D. – A Script for Synthesis”

C.D. ¬A Script for Synthesis is a sound piece, an experimental drama, a model of abstraction recalling Artaud’s Theater of Cruelty as much as Beckett’s minimalist narratives and neo-imagist poetry. It is the climactic third chapter in the triology of text-sound pieces Hecker has collaborated with the writer and philosopher Reza Negarestani (Chimerization, dOCUMENTA (13) and Hinge, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; both 2012). The suggestive encounter with a pink ice cube is a conceptual point of departure for a scene in which linguistic chimeras of smell/sound descriptions are materialized through synthetic trophies, auditory objects, and theatrical props. Exeunt all human actors, C.D. ¬A Script for Synthesis is an experiment in putting synthetic emptiness back into synthetic thought.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B. Lewis Theater

1071 5th Ave

New York, NY 10128

November 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM

$15-20

Sunday November 10

Argentine Tango Seminar

Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor (between 6th & 7th Avenues)

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

$75 advance; $85 at door

The Dardo Galletto Studios welcomes back Gabriel Misse & Analia Centurion, two of today’s great tango dancers and teachers, for a series of classes and seminars. The couple, here from Buenos Aires, will also perform

www.dardogallettostudios.com 212.575.0222

Washington’s Broken Politics with Bob Woodward

Yeshiva University-Stern College for Women

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Hyper-partisanship and zero-sum politics have led to a government shutdown, risk of default, and an inability to address the country’s problems. Bob Woodward, Associate Editor of The Washington Post and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner discusses the origins and impact of dysfunctional politics in Washington.

Monday November 11

Discovering Bodoni

Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

200th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Bodoni. While Parma celebrates its hero with exhibits all over the city, it seems fitting that we celebrate him here in New York with a tribute to his life. Valerie Lester will take us on a tour of the cities in which he lived and will introduce you to the important people in his life: his grandfather; the superintendent of the Propaganda Fide press; the duke and duchess of Parma; prime minister Guillaume Du Tillot; Nicolás De Azara (the Spanish ambassador to Rome); and Napoleon and his second wife, Empress Maria Louise, who became Parma’s beloved duchess Maria Luigia.

Tuesday November 12

Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: The Trumpet in Jazz

Tribeca Performing Arts Center 199 Chambers St

7:30 p.m.

Free

This program features great jazz trumpet soloists such as Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Lee Morgan. The program also samples the strange history of the trumpet as represented in Hollywood films such as Young Man With a Horn (starring Kirk Douglas), The Five Pennies (with Danny Kaye), and Better Blues (with Denzel Wash

www.tribecapac.orgington

Small Engine Repair

Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher St. (Christopher/Bedford)

7 p.m.

$69+

Stars The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal as Frank—one of three past-their-prime high school pals who meet up after-hours at Frank’s off-the-beaten-path engine repair shop. But when college jock Chad shows up, the gang’s long-simmering resentments bubble up to the surface, with hilarious—and shocking—results.

http://www.lortel.org/llt_theater/

Wednesday November 13

Big City Moms Biggest Baby Shower NYC Fall 2013

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

$65-425

The biggest baby shower in New York. Big City Moms is the premiere social event group in NYC and NYC

moms rely upon Big City Moms as their #1 resource. From seminars, family fun days, mommy and me

classes, expectant events, Big City Moms is the place to be all over the city.

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School: Allora & Calzadilla

John Tishman Auditorium

66 West 12th Street

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

$10

Collaborating since 1995, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla incorporatesculpture, photography, performance, sound, and video in their art. Their hybrid works are often conceived as a set of experiments that test whether ideas such as authorship, nationality, borders, and democracy adequately describe today’s increasingly global and consumerist society. Throughout their collaborative practice, their work has also crossed the myriad boundaries between public and private space, exploring the ways in which basic materials and familiar forms can communicate complex and unexpected historical, cultural, and political metaphors and associations.

ETR_3-500x807_optBook Preview Event: Everything That Remains by The Minimalists

Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St.

7 p.m. Free

Two months before the publication of their new book Everything That Remains, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known to their 2 million readers as The Minimalists, will host an event in New York City to preview the book for the media and the public.

At age 30, Joshua and Ryan left their six-figure corporate careers, got rid of most of their material possessions, and began living more deliberately. Be the first to hear them discuss their new book and their journey into the simple life, followed by a short reading, a brief Q&A, and an optional book signing. You’ll also be able to pick up a special advance copy of the book available at only this event.

Questions: tour@theminimalists.com

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