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masks_optFriday, January 10

Ethics and the Theater

2 West 64th Street at Central Park West

7 p.m; $10

A reading of The Homecoming, by Harold Pinter. A young man brings his wife home to meet the family. Harold Pinter turns this stock sitcom situation into a searing, brutally funny drama. His characters flay one another verbally in a vicious game of one-upmanship that the audience may find uncomfortably familiar.

Nysec.org

Saturday, January 11

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2537 Broadway at 95th Street

11 a.m. & 2 p.m., $25; $15 kids

Lightwire Theater and Corbian Visual Arts, creators of last season’s “Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise and the Hare,” bring “DiNO-Light”to the Symphony Space stage, as electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. The show has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance.

Symphonyspace.org

Steps on Broadway Artists’ Talk Series with Jane Goldberg

2121 Broadway, 4th floor

8 p.m., $10

word-of-foot_optSteps Beyond continues its Artists’ Talk Series with a film by famed tapper Jane Goldberg, followed by a panel discussion. The film, “By Word of Foot,” is a documentation of Goldberg’s three tap festivals held in NYC venues in 1980, 1982 and 1985, paving the way for tap’s continuity by bringing together tap masters and students. The discussion that follows will feature panelists Goldberg, David Parker, Melinda Mousouris, Barbara Duffy, and Heather Cornell, discussing passing on the tradition of tap, and how the creation of tap festivals helped in the codification and understanding that tap can be taught.

212-874-2410×27; stepsnyc.com

Sunday, January 12

Stam-Pede

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

3 p.m., $15

Gotham Arts Exchange presents Stam-Pede, an afternoon of percussive dance by eight celebrated companies. From soulful flamenco to lively Irish dance to innovative body percussion to mesmerizing tap dance and delightful clogging, this collection of companies offers something for everyone who loves the power and precision of percussive dance.

symphonyspace.org

Monday, January 13

ChamberFest 2014

The Juilliard School, 155 West 65th Street

8 p.m., Free

DgA2YbzWpAyWYvD7WSRcL7_optChamberFest showcases Juilliard students who work during their final week of winter break in a unique chamber music intensive, with unlimited rehearsal time and daily coachings.

juilliard.edu/chamberfest2014

Ray Charles Tribute Benefiting Food For Life

147 Bleecker Street

7 p.m., $10 suggested donation

The “Leave A Lasting Mark” Concert Series – in conjunction with Noble Steed Music and Funkadelic Studios, and in association with Lindsay Meck – is proud to present a tribute to the music of the incomparable Ray Charles, to benefit Food for Life at Tompkins Square Park, a local food relief project by Sanctuary Guest Suites. This event will feature performances by Starr Busby, Todd Carey, Josh Dion, Sally Eidman, Martin Rivas, David Alan Thornton, and many more.

facebook.com/leavealastingmark

Tuesday, January 14

Have I No Mouth

Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street

8 p.m., $25

A real-life mother and son take a brave, unflinching look at their past and attempt to piece together the truth in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Breaking all theatrical conventions, Brokentalkers’ Feidlim Cannon and his mother, Ann, are joined onstage by their Dublin-based psychotherapist, Erich Keller, who guides them through an exploration of old memories, childhood recollections, and the different ways one can heal themselves.

irishartscenter.org

Community Board 7 Transportation Committee Meeting

Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street

7 p.m., Free

The committee will discuss topics related to local transportation issues including pedestrian safety and traffic.

yc.gov/html/mancb7

Wednesday, January 15

The Land Where the Good Songs Go

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W. 65th Street

8 p.m., Free

NYFOS celebrates their 9th season of residency at Juilliard with an evening of celebrated songs by Jerome Kern and others, including selections from Showboat, Miss Springtime, The Cabaret Girl, and Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. Pianist Steven Blier performs with Juilliard singers Joseph Eletto, Mary Feminear, Raquel González, James Edgar Knight, Benjamin Lund, Hannah McDermott, and Alex McKissick.

events.juilliard.edu

Book Sale at St. Agnes Branch New York Public Library

444 Amsterdam Avenue

1-5 p.m., Free

incredible range of fiction and non-fiction books, children’s books, and multimedia. On sale to benefit the programs of the New York Public Library. Great selection and real bargains.

212-621-0619; nypl.org

Thursday, January 16

El Cimarron (The Runaway Slave)

Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

7:30p.m., $30

El Cimarron was created by German composer Hans Werner Henze while he lived in Cuba in 1969-70. Subtitled Biographie des geflohenen Sklaven Esteban Montejo (Biography of the runaway slave Esteban Montejo), the opera is based around the autobiographical passages recounted by Montejo, then 103 years old, to Cuban writer Miguel Barnet in 1963. Barnet had become fascinated by an article he read about Montejo, a Cuban man of African descent who had lived as a slave in captivity, was subsequently a fugitive slave in the Las Villas wilderness, and a soldier in the Cuban War for Independence.

212.864.5400; symphonyspace.org

Community Board 7 Youth, Education and Libraries Committee

Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street

6:30 p.m., Free

The committee will discuss topics related to local education issues including schools, youth initiatives and library issues.

nyc.gov/html/mancb7

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