Out & About

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Friday November 15

Free Flu Shots

Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Free

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Visiting Nurse Service of New York are providing free flue shots. Co-sponsored by Manhattan Community Board 1-12 RSVP is required to ensure adequate supply.

212-669-4451, rsvp@manhattanbp.org

The Downtown Loop

80 Greenwich Street

8-10 p.m.

$25

Set in the streets of 21st Century Manhattan, this tour takes the audience on a hilarious and stunning virtual bus tour evoking nostalgia for what may or may not have been. It explores gentrification, economic revitalization and the ceaseless buzzing activity that keeps Manhattan on the leading edge through the eyes of the people the city leaves behind.

866-811-4111, http://3ldnyc.org/

Saturday November 16

encuentro fest_optEncuentro NYC Columbian

Music Festival

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street btwn Sullivan and Thompson Streets.

4– 6 p.m.

$30;$25 advance; $20 students at door

More than 60 musicians, from emerging to renowned will be on hand to perform the entire spectrum of Colombian rhythms and styles. Founded by musicians Pablo Mayor and Anna Povich de Mayor, Encuentro NYC celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

www.encuentronyc.com

Elizabeth & the Catapult

Rockwood Music Hall 2, 196 Allen Street on Houston

8:30 p.m.

Free

The band will be performing tracks from their new album Like It Never Happened which is due out on January 21.

http://www.elizabethandthecatapult.com

Sunday November 17

Sleeping Beauty

Tribeca Performing Arts Center,199 Chambers Street

1:30-2:30 p.m.

$15

New York storyteller, David Gonzalez, will take the audience on a storied, spoken word, musical journey. This rhymed verse spin on the classic fairy tale features live music and image projections that create a magical multimedia world in which Sleeping Beauty awakened by true love’s first kiss.

212-220-1460, http://tribecapac.org

1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

2:30 p.m.

$10; $7 students/seniors.

Author Slavko Goldstein in conversation with Daniel Mendelsohn (The Lost) In this non-fiction work, Goldstein blends the story of his father’s murder by Croatian fascists with the history of Yugoslavia during World War II.

www.mjhnyc.org

Monday November 18

GlamourTango

Malbec & Tango House, 428 Lafayette Street at Astot PL.

8 p.m.

$40 RSVP

Led by Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman, GlamourTango is an all-female music and dance spectacle that pays tribute to the woman who played an important role in the early days of tango. The ensemble of musicians, vocalists and dancers, all specialists in the art of Tango, hail from South America, Korea, Cuba, Israel, Germany and USA. Show also features fascinating, rarely seen tango films from Argentina in the 1940’s.

1.800.838.3006

Small Group: Death Café

74 Trinity Place, 2nd Floor, Parlor, office building behind Trinity Church

7-9 p.m.

Free

Quickly becoming an international movement, the objective of Death Café is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their precious and finite lives. Become part of an informal gathering where you can safely share with others your questions, concerns and/or experiences regarding any of the many aspects of death. RSVP @

community@trinitywallstreet.org; 212) 602-0800

Tuesday November 19

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S E. 20th Street, off Park Avenue South

8 p.m.

Free

Michael Korda, author and former editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, presents an illustrated talk on his acclaimed biography, Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero–a stirring portrait of Grant, who is remembered as a brilliant general, but failed president, during a pivotal juncture in American history.

NAC literary committee

Seaport/Civic Center Committee

Community Board #1 Office, 49-51 Chambers Street Room 709

6 p.m.

Free

Topics of discussion: Peck Slip Park – Update by Lawrence Mauro, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation; Autumn and Winter Programming at the South Street Seaport – Update by Chris Curry, Senior Executive Vice President, Howard Hughes Corporation; 33 Beekman Street Pace University Dormitory – Update by New Line Structures http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb1/html/home/home.shtml

Wednesday November 20

Wine & Chocolate_optCheers to Chocolate

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar, 1 7th Ave S, Carmine Street.

7– 9 p.m.

$65

Wine & Chocolate Tasting hosted by Chef Jacques Torres, NYC’s famed chocolatier and former pastry chef of the legendary Le Cirque. The evening will feature 10 of his truffles and 5 wines for those in attendance. Chef Torres will also lend expertise and tips for entertaining in advance of the holidays. RSVP required

www.ayzanyc.com

104 Work Weeks: On Tour With The Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Mayson Gallery, 254 Broome Street on Orchard

6 – 8 p.m.

Free

Artist Kenneth E. Parris III, was on tour with members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for two years documenting their world tour through a series of drawings. Parris focuses on what happens on the road before and after performances providing a glimpse into the lives of dancers and deeper look into the human condition. Runs through December 15.

http://www.parris3.com/

Daughters Of Cybele

Drom, 85 Avenue A , between 5th & 6th Streets

9 p.m.

$15; $10 advance

Alessandra Belloni presents her Daughters of Cybele, an all-woman ensemble of percussionists and dancers, in “Honoring the Sea Goddess,” featuring two guest drummers from Italy.

212.777.1157; dromNYC.com, alessandrabelloni.com

Thursday November 21

Jenny Morgan: How To Find A Ghost

Driscoll Babcock Galleries 525 West 25th Street

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Free

Jenny Morgan’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. In this new body of work, Morgan pushes her transcendent figurative paintings to a larger scale, the pure magnitude of which amplifies the psychological intimacy of her work.

www.driscollbabcock.com

Cloven Tongues

by Victor Lesniewski

The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B

8 p.m.

$18

When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested and held at the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and Ronald, a priest, who find it takes nothing less than a miracle to unlock her deepest secrets. As Lela’s brutal personal history is revealed, Jenny and Ronald struggle with how best to heal her and find that they must also come to terms with their reasons for trying to help her in the first place. Directed by Michelle Bossy.

212.352.3101; thewildproject.com

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