Out & About

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Friday, Feb 28

radio-operas_optExperiments in Opera: Radio Operas

Underground Theater, 466 Grand Street

8 p.m., $20

Experiments in Opera returns to Abrons to premiere Radio Operas – a collection of six 10-15 minute works that explore a wide range of stories highlighting the composers’ interests in Modern abstractionism, science fiction, melodrama, satire, hallucinatory experiences, scientific discoveries, and pop culture icons.


Saturday, March 1

Music @NYPL presents Clarence Ferrari Duo

Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway

2 p.m., Free

Featuring Clarence Ferrari, seasoned Bluegrass fiddler who has performed with many musicians including: Pete Seeger and The Hudson River Sloop Singers, Tom Chapin, Tom Paxton, Davey Arthur of The Furies and Les Binks of Judas Priest, along with various orchestras, including the Brooklyn Philharmonic.


Saturday, March 1

A Taster: The Published Interior

The New School, Glass Corner, 66 West 12 Street

10 – 1 p.m., Free

This discussion will explore the curation and presentation of interior spaces for publication, bringing together the perspectives of editors, photographers, and design critics.


Sunday, March 2

School For Scandal

Provincetown Playhouse

3 – 6 p.m., $15

A NYU performance of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 5-act play The School For Scandal


Sunday, March 2

Las Rutas de Julia de Burgos

Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard

7- 8:30 p.m., $15

Written by Oscar Montero and directed by Marco Antonio Rodriguez, Las Rutas de Julia de Burgos is a one-act play that presents the story of acclaimed Puerto Rican writer Julia de Burgos.


Monday, March 3

Drawing Workshop

Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway

1 – 3 p.m., Free

Instructor Wendy Wong teaches a drawing workshop tailored for adults.

212-964-6598 reservation required

Monday, March 3

The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct

137 East 25 Street, Annex Building 10 Floor

12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Free

Participants become the lead characters in an interactive movie and make decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.


Tuesday, March 4

Motherhood & Your Professional Identity: Career Planning Strategies for Your Parenting Years

Asphalt Green Battery Park City – 212 North End Avenue (at Murray Street)

1 p.m., $22

Asphalt Green Battery Park City’s Lecture Series. Whether you want to transition back to work soon or down the road, two career coaches help you develop an action plan. Career experts Barri Waltcher and Pamela Weinberg provide an overview of the job market today and strategies for researching careers, building and refreshing skills, and networking. Leave armed with resources to help you chart your course back to work.


41Wjn-ECofL._SL500_300_optAlan Blinder on “After the Music Stopped”

Museum of American Finance

48 Wall Street

5:30 – 7 p.m., $15

Talk, book signing and reception with Wall Street Journal columnist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Blinder, on his award-winning book on the financial crisis


Wednesday, March 5

Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham Trio

Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd Street, between 6th Ave and MacDougal St

8 p.m., $20-$35

The hard-swinging trio of saxophonist Donald Harrison, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Billy Cobham first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording.


Basic Map and Compass Workshop

21 Park Place

6:15-7:30 p.m., Free

Learn how to use a compass with a map. If you are hiking on marked trails or bushwhacking to areas not far from trails, a good topographic map may be the only tool you need to plan and maintain your route. Bring your own compass.

tenttrails.com; 212-227-1760

Thursday, March 6

Everyday Weapons: Gail Goldsmith, an Art Exhibition

William Holman Gallery, 65 Ludlow Street (Corner of Grand)

10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free

Made in the aftermath of her husband’s suicide twenty-five years ago, the sculptures are cathartic, revealing how his death altered everyday objects in Goldsmith’s life. From a series of broken bottles to an ominous corkscrew lying next to a pair of women’s shoes, these quotidian objects reverberate with pain and anger, seeming ominous as thinly-veiled weapons


Orientalist Architecture in New York City

Dahesh Museum, 145 Sixth Avenue, corner Dominick Street

11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Free

Architectural historian Joy Kestenbaum traces the Orientalist influence from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1920s, covering buildings and interior spaces that still survive as well as others that are no longer standing. Kestenbaum will discuss the diverse styles, sources and historic contexts of the City’s temples, synagogues, theaters, park structures and commercial and residential buildings.


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