Out & About

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Friday, November 22

Literary Partners Event: Poems of Ecological Sanity

Poets House, 10 River Terrace

Free

A reading and conversation regarding eco-poetics and the environment. With particpants Quincy Troupe, Nancy Mercado, Eliot Katz and Dean Kostos.

Radical Responsibility Program for Professionals

Shambhala Center, 118 West 22nd Street, btwn 6th and 7th Avenues

7 – 9 p.m.

$25-$225

Participants will train in a variety of mindfulness and awareness meditation practices, emotional literacy and regulation, state shifting, self-resourcing, deep listening, the basics of motivational interviewing, giving and receiving feedback, and engaging in difficult conversations to thrive in the workplace.

francescanardelli108@gmail.com; 720-648-6039

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Pro Knife Sharpening for a Good Cause

Broadway Panhandler, 65 East 8th Street, btwn Mercer & Broadway

11 a.m. – 5 p.m., $12

100 percent of the $12 fee (for every three knives) is donated to City Harvest, a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, committed to feeding hungry New Yorkers.

bp@bullfrogandbaum.com; 212-255-6717

Souvenir

The Experimental Theater, 466 Grand Street

8 p.m.

$15

Spins off from Marcel Proust’s In Remembrance of Things Past. It comes to New York in the centenary of the novel’s publication. Borrowing from a range of other literary artists including T.S. Eliot, Beyoncé Knowles and Orson Welles, Marcel struggles to turn the longest book ever written into a 56-minute theatre show.

866-811-4111; www.abronsartscenter.org

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Antonio Barbagallo Performs

Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street

7:30 p.m.

$20

Jazz vocalist, guitar player, and composer, Antonio Barbagallo classes up the famous Smalls jazz club where he will perform the bossa nova jazz style.

www.smallsjazzclub.com

Kids N Comedy “Thanksgivukkah Show”

Gotham Comedy Club, , 208 W. 23rd Street, btwn 7th and 8th Avenues

1 p.m.

$15

It’s Thanksgiving and Chanukah at the same time, and that means being thankful for everything good in one’s life. Turkeys and menorahs, the same day. But what about all those other things that most wish didn’t exist? The funniest teens in NYC talk about stinky subways, Chipmunk movies, and everything else they are not so thankful for this holiday season.

212-877-6115; kidsncomedy.com

Well-Strung – The Singing String Quartet

Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th Street btwn 10th and 9th Avenue

8 p.m.

$25 – $50

This all-male string quartet features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga among others.

212-414-5994; highlineballroom.com.

Monday, November 25

Tai Chi for Adults

Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway, btwm Catherine and Market

1-3 p.m.

Takes place in a spacious community room on the 3rd floor. In partnership with Visiting Nurse Service of New York Community Connections TimeBank, an organization of volunteers.

Nypl.org

Tuesday November 26

Community Board 3, Full Board Meeting

PS 20, 166 Essex Street , btwn E Houston & Stanton Streets

6:30 p.m.

Free

Covers discussions on the Lower East Side and Chinatown.

212-533-5300; info@cb3manhattan.org

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The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, btwn 7th and 6th Avenues

7 p.m.

$55-$65

Sean O’Casey’s portrait of a comic and tragic world of a Dublin torn apart during the the Irish Civil War. When the news of an unexpected inheritance arrives, the family sees a flame of hope as the heroic Juno Boyle dreams of taking war-crippled son, Johnny, and his sister, young Mary, out of their squalid surroundings into a better life. However, hopes are dashed and reality returns as a twist of fate brings their dreams crashing down around them.

212-727-2737; irishrep.org

Thursday, November 29

Thankful It’s Hanukkah ASL Service

334 East 14th Street, btwn 1st and 2nd Avenue

7 p.m.

Free or $28 with dinner.

Town & Village Synagogue invites you to join us for an ASL-interpreted Friday night service, followed by a special Hanukkah-themed dinner. Meat will be served, though vegetarian & gluten-free options are available – please specify preference when responding. Anyone can attend the service. Special family pricing available. For more information contact:

bramweiser@usa.net; 212-677-0368; tandv.org

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