Out & About

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Friday, January 10

289C8EED0-EF88-7E25-84_optGive the People What They Want

123 East 24th Street, between Park and Lexington

8 p.m., $15

A collection of seven short plays that explore love, sex, truth, sex, money, sex, and justice. In that order.

800-838-3006; thepit-nyc.com

Saturday. January 11

Art Gallery Tour in Chelsea

Meet at 526 W. 26th Street, 10th & 11th Ave.

1 p.m., $20

Visit 7 modern art galleries in the world’s center for contemporary art – we find and explain this month’s most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media & photography. Led by Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D.

212-946-1548; nygallerytours.com

Sunday, January 12

asphaltorchestra-press_optAsphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Surfer Rosa

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St

10 p.m., $20; $15 advance

Asphalt discovers a new direction for exhilarating acoustic music by paying tribute to a modern monument. Taking the originals both literally and inspirationally, Asphalt Orchestra’s rendition transforms screaming electric guitars into brass exhortations, searing vocals into a chorus of saxophones, and a lone piccolo takes on shrieking feedback while a 3-piece percussion section thrashes and grooves.

212.505.FISH; lprnyc.com

Made in NYC: How the Big Apple Changed the World of Jewish Music

Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South

3 p.m., $18

Concert features cantors from the Cantors Assembly Metropolitan Region & local chapters of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir.

igg.me/at/madeinnycconcert

Monday, January 13

Community Board 1 South Street Seaport Town Hall Meeting

Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza ,B-level, Student Union

6-8 p.m., Free

All are invited to speak. Individuals will have two minutes; groups and/or organizations will have five minutes. All are encouraged to submit a written copy of their testimony.

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

72157605564604036_mode_optNew Youth Photography Program

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

4-6 p.m., $405

Hone your observational, picture making and story telling skills in this photography class. Learn the language of photography, delve into its history, and practice how to read an image in order to develop your own photographic vision. Each class begins with a conversation about photographic “seeing” and a critique of the previous day’s shoot followed by lunch and a photographic field trip to the Highline, Chelsea Market, or the Hudson River Park to tackle the assignment of the day. This class is digitally based; cameras will be provided but students may bring their own digital cameras and laptops to class if they wish. For grade 7-8. 10 Mondays.

www.aperture.org

Tuesday, January 14

Community Board 1 Youth & Education Committee

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

6 p.m., Free

Relocation of Department of Probations from 346 Broadway to 66 John Street – Update

2) New Department of Education Chancellor and direction – Discussion

3) Kindergarten School Waitlists for September 2014 – Discussion

4) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 – Discussion

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

Community Board 2 Arts & Institutions Committee Meeting

Location to be determined; call 212-979-2272 for info

6:30 p.m., Free

Proposal for distinctive sidewalk design in front of the Whitney Museum on Gansevoort Street.

nyc.gov/html/mancb2

Wednesday, January 15

Community Board 3 Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee Meeting

University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery

6:30 p.m., Free

Pratt Center / Collective Partnership: Plan for Chinatown and Surrounding Areas

nyc.gov/manhattancb3

Thursday, January 16

Community Board 1 Quality of Life Committee Meeting

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

6 p.m., Free

Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1

nyc.gov/html/mancb1

newsteps_optNewsteps: a Choreographer’s Series

Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street

7:30 p.m., $12; $10 students/seniors

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer’s series. Since 1994 the Center has supported and presented over 250 artists developing new work through space and production grants. The choreographers, selected through live auditions, receive a space grant to complete their works-in-progress and are produced in three public performances at Chen Dance Center. Judges for this edition of newsteps included Sarah Skaggs, Lance Westergard, and H.T. Chen.

chendancecenter.org

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