Out & About

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March 14

Phenomenological Personhood: Scientific, Theological, Political

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St.

11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Free

The task of this conference is to inquire into the idea of phenomenological personhood by elucidating it through three specific domains of discourse that engage the phenomenological tradition: science, theology, and politics. If the phenomenological tradition’s mode of analysis centers upon access and meaning, the person or the self stands at the forefront of all of its research. The issue of personhood thus serves as an intersection for the distinct phenomenological work being done today, and creates a conversation on the role and future of phenomenology.

212-229-5600

Cave Canem Poetry Reading

58 West 10th St.

5 p.m., Free

Douglas Kearney’s latest collection is “Black Automaton” (Fence Books, 2009). Ruth Ellen Kocher’s “Goodbye Lyric” is due from Sheep Meadow Press in 2014. This event is co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation. No RSVPs are required; seating is first come, first served.

212-998-4700

March 15

Health Care Informal Info Session

Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston St.

11 a.m., Free

Stop by your local library to get the facts about Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and learn how you can enroll into a health care plan. This informal information session is designed to provide consumers and small business owners with information about the Affordable Care Act, the new health insurance marketplace and the enrollment.

212-673-2290

Sir Patient Fancy

Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St.

8 p.m., $18

The Queen’s Company, NYC’s all-female classical theater company, will be presenting a production of Aphra Behn’s Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen’s Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson (Lucille Lortel Award winner) and featuring the company’s signature all-female cast playing all the male and female roles.

866-811-4111

March 16

Conductorless Chamber Orchestra ECCO

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St.

3 – 4:30 p.m.

$17.50 general, $15 seniors

ECCO is comprised of soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and Grammy award winners. ECCO members play with the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Johannes, Jupiter, Parker, and Ying Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, Konomichi and Chamber Music Society II.

212-229-5873

Purim Carnival

B’nai Jeshurun Sanctuary

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate Purim at BJ. There will be fun games and activities related to the mitzvot of Purim: a megillah scavenger hunt with s bounce house, mishloah manot prizes, opportunities to make gifts for the needy, and snacks for a Purim “Feast.”

212-787-7600

March 17

Drawing Workshop

Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway

1 – 3 p.m., Free

Workshop with instructor Wendy Wong. Take place in our spacious community room on the 3rd floor. This program is made possible through a partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Community Connections TimeBank, an organization of volunteers.

212-964-6598

Gordon Chambers

Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 West 3rd St.

8 p.m., $10 bar, $20 table

Award-winning singer-songwriter and record producer Gordon Chambers has written for over 60 recording artists, including household names Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, Usher, Brandy, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, and Marc Anthony. He is best known for his 1994 GRAMMY®-winning hit, “I Apologize,” for Anita Baker and his 1995 No. 1 Grammy-nominated smash “If You Love Me” for the trio Brownstone.

212-475-8592

March 18

Sharon Helgason Gallagher: The Book and the Bicycle

Sharon Helgason Gallagher, president and publisher of ARTBOOK | D.A.P., looks at the book from a functional design perspective and challenges digital forms of content publishing and information design to take the human body—and its sense of pleasure—into account. Presented by MFA Design Criticism.

dcrit.eventbrite.com; sva.org

U.S. Premiere of Volcán

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

8 p.m., $20+

A modern Latin jazz all-star group featuring the prodigious talents of pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, bassist Jose Armando Gola, drummer Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo. The group is the product of years of friendship, respect and a diverse and rich musical heritage. With over 150 albums among them as leaders and sidemen, these highly revered musicians have joined forces to our delight.

bluenote.net

March 19

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Exhibition

75 Battery Place

2-4 p.m., Free

Exhibit of artwork done in classes.

DowntownPostNYC.com

World Premiere of Alone in Triptych

Concrete Temple Theatre, 145 6th Ave.

8:30 p.m., $15+

Alone in Triptych is an alternately thrilling, disturbing and darkly humorous play that investigates the hidden connections between three people linked by their isolation.

ConcreteTempleTheatre.com

March 20

Kips Bay & Harlem Heights: The War for Independence on Manhattan, 1776

Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street

6:30 p.m., $10

Following its narrow escape across the East River from Brooklyn in the fall of 1776, America’s fledgling armed forces hoped to maintain its position on Manhattan. However, it soon met the enemy in two new engagements as the War for Independence continued. This lecture, presented by Dr. Philip Briggs, explores those events and their results on the continuing struggle.

frauncestavernmuseum.org

RUBBERBANDance GROUP

Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza

7:30 p.m., $25+

Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group is recognized internationally for its unique ability to fuse breakdancing, ballet and modern dance into a spectacular showcase.

schimmel.pace.edu

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