Out & About

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Rita_Kotzia_optFriday, March 7

Rita Kotzia, Documentary

67 Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

2 p.m., Free

When Ross McKenzie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was told he would have to take lithium for the rest of his life, but the drug left him in a foggy haze. Ross decided to resolve his symptoms outside of conventional medicine and began to treat and to discover the cause of his mental breakdown. Ross’ fifteen-year journey is an exploration of different approaches to psychotropic meds.


Talent Unlimited High School Of the Performing Arts Production

300 East 68th St.

7 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at door

The ballet and classical vocal studios of Talent Unlimited High School Of the Performing Arts presents an adaptation of George Bizet’s “Carmen,” in French, and Gian Carl Menotti’s “The Telephone.”


Saturday, March 8

New York Opera Forum Performs Wagner DIE WALKURE

96th Street Library, 112 East 96 Street

12 – 4 p.m., Free

New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of Die Walkure by Richard Wagner. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.


French Institute Alliance Francaise Presents: Family Saturdays

Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th Street

3 p.m., Kids $15, Adults $10 Fashion Ball Package Kids $25, Adults $15

New York’s youngest fashionistas are invited to create paper costumes with Franco-American artist Sydney Albertini. Afterwards, children can model their designs at the Fashion Ball.


Sunday, March 9

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue

11:30 a.m., $15-$50

The Lolli-Pops series, concert series for children 3 to 5 years old, will debut a brand new performance entitled Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms conducted by James Judd. Kids can visit Bang the Lion, Buzz the Bee, Toot the Bird and Bow the Panda, as they listen and learn.


Cal Ripken Jr. with Budd Mishkin on Smart Sportsmanship

92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street

5:30 p.m., From $29

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. leads a discussion on sportsmanship. What does it take to exceed expectations on the field? What part does great leadership play in consistently outstanding performance? And what long-term impact can outstanding performance in sport have on children and communities that need it the most?


Monday, March 10

moosiki-cow.gif_optMoosiki Kids Music Class Free Trial

Museum of Motherhood, 401 East 84 Street between 1st and York

9:30 a.m., Free

Moosiki Kids classes are 45 minute interactive “grownup-and-me” style music classes for adults and children ages 4 months to 3 years. Classes blend traditional musical learning with a more relaxed, rock-and-roll style, learning musical terms and playing musical instruments of our own.


Community Board 8 Youth and Education Committee

Hunter College East 68 Street and Lexington Avenue entrance

7 p.m., Free

This Community Board 8 meeting on Youth and Education will take place in the Glass Cafe West Building of Hunter College. Meeting will be on the 3rd floor.


Tuesday, March 11

Game of Thrones Gourmet: Medieval Feasts

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 91st Street

7:30 p.m., From $45

Join Francine Segan for a look at the foods, manners and dining customs of the Middle Ages as you nibble on dishes popular in medieval times. Inspired by successful HBO hit television show Game of Thrones.


Misty Copeland in Conversation With Chloe Malle, Social Editor at Vogue Magazine

Barnes and Noble, 86th Street and Lexington Avenue

7:30 p.m., Free

misty_copeland_optMisty Copeland, the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, discusses her new book Life in Motion, with Vogue Magazine editor Chloe Malle.


Wednesday, March 12

Hidden In Plain Sight: The Engines That Drive Human Trafficking

Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

7 p.m., Free

The L.O.V.E. Task Force on Non-Violent Living will present a panel discussion on human trafficking, “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Engines That Drive Human Trafficking,” during the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The discussion will be preceded by a drama, dance and song performance by Girl Be Heard.


Siblings: What they do With Us, To Us, For Us and Against Us

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street

8 – 9:15 p.m., Free

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division announces an upcoming discussion in the second series of “Dialogues on…” events with leading child development experts. Dr. Philip Herschenfeld will discuss issues pertaining to siblings: what they do with us, to us, for us and against us.


Thursday, March 13

CrossStitchB_400x240_optCross Stitch Circle

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Free with paid admission

Beginning cross stitchers will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs. This program is designed for kids who are at least six years old.


Annabelle Guwitch: Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

92Y, Buttenwieser Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92 Street

8:15 p.m., From $29

Annabelle Gurwitch, author of the new book I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50, is the former host of “Dinner and a Movie” on TBS, she co-authored You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, now a play receiving its third national tour and Fired! inspired by her firing by Woody Allen, which became an acclaimed documentary and Showtime Comedy Special.


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