Out & About

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April 4

The Paper Bag Players Workshop

Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street

3:30 p.m., Free

The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players.Each session will deal with the elements that make this company most famous: original and fanciful narrative plays, a dynamic interactive approach to the audience, the use of paper and cardboard to create compelling stage effects and costumes, creating comedy that children respond to, movement as an element of storytelling, and music as the connecting tissue that holds the shows together.

nypl.org

Downtown Urban Theater Festival: Clippings

HERE Arts Center, 145 Avenue of the Americas, btwn Spring and Broome

8:30 p.m., $18

They should just leave. Or tell. Or kill. When three women tell their stories of surviving abuse the best way they know how, they begin to think no one understands. Or do they. Or that they are alone. Or are they. By Royal Shiree

dutfnyc.com

April 5

Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII

Arts Brookfield, 220 Vesey Street

12 – 6 p.m., Free

Smile! This is one of life’s most basic and simple reactions and a clichÉ of photography. Yet in photojournalism, it’s almost a taboo emotion to show. Featuring 84 photographs by the award-winning photojournalists of the VII photography collective, this exhibition reveals the astonishing range of human behavior by looking at how smiles manifest in our world: from the most depressing, violent and poverty-stricken conditions to the warmth and security of home. Drawn from work produced over a 30 year span, from more than 30 countries, these images represent not only the complexities of a seemingly simple emotion but also the ambiguous nature of photography itself.

brookfieldplaceny.com

New Yorker Trio Downto_fmtNew Yorker Trio: Folk In Classical Music

Caffe Vivaldi, 32 Jones Street

5 p.m., Free

The energetic trio will play movements of trio pieces that were influenced by folk themes. The program will include pieces from J.S. Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Dmitri Shostakovich, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Astor Piazzolla.

caffevivaldi.com

April 6

Bright! Colors in Three Dimensions

Arts Brookfield, 220 Vesey Street

12 a,m, – 6 p.m.

Free

The artworks in Bright! showcase the possibilities of color in three dimensions. With the advent of digital and commercial technology, it has become easier to take the power of color for granted in two-dimensional mediums

brookfieldplaceny.com

Comedian Pablo Francisco Performs Spot on Impressions

Francisco Downtown_cut_fmtGotham Comedy Club is located at 208-West 23rd St.

8 p.m., $26

Pablo hits his mark every time weaving together his one of a kind arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, spot on impressions, and clever insights to create a stand-up show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff.

gothamcomedyclub.com; pablofrancisco.com

April 7

Community Board 3 Arts Task Force

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (btwn E 9th & 10th Sts)

6:30 p.m., Free

1. Updates on Arts organization database

2. FAB Update re effort to obtain economic data from Pew Charitable Trust’s Cultural Data Project

3. Art Space presentation -on the development of PS 109 as artist housing with gallery and non-profit space as a possible model for artists in LES

4. Consider for A&C Task Force to become Subcommittee of Parks committee

nyc.gov/html/mancb3

Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street

6 p.m., $20 – cost of book

welcome Paul Stanley, co-founder and frontman of KISS, as he signs Face the Music: A Life Exposed. This will be a signing only. Must purchase book at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for entry. No memorabilia.

store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/82971

April 8

Take Two Film Festival

30 East 9th Street

Various Times, $8

The Take Two Film Festival is a festival celebrating short films. The festival is now in its 3rd year and will feature over 50 films from 14 different countries. The festival last from April 8th – 9th and there are various flms you can purchase tickets to ahead of time.

www.taketwofilmfestival.com or 347-982-7116

Artist Presentation: Photogropher Dina Litovsky

SVA, 136 West 21st Street, Room 418F

7 p.m., Free

Ukrainian-born photographer Dina Litovsky presents her work, which documents New York City nightlife in its many incarnations—clubs, lounges, bars, as well as public and private parties. Her talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.

212-529-2000

April 9

Infant Lapsit

Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway

12:15 – 12:45 p.m., Free

Special fifteen to twenty-minute program of simple fingerplays, songs and board books geared to babies and pre-walkers up to 18 months old with their parent or caregiver. Program begins promptly at 12:15 pm.

212-477-6770

Matt Nagin Presents Comedy Show

Matt Nagin Presents_cu_fmtEastville Comedy Club, 85 East 4th Street

9 – 11 p.m., $5

Matt Nagin presents some original comedy acts in New York City. This show will feature Jeff Paul (Sirius Radio), Yohei Kawamati (Cape May Comedy Festival, Comedy Time TV), Cooper Rego (MSG), Matt Nagin (Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Travel Channel, TLC, WPIX), and headliner Louis Katz (HBO, Comedy Central Presents).

212-260-2445

April 10

Board Games & Chess for Children

Chatham Square Library, 33 East Broadway

3 – 5 p.m., Free

Come to Chatham Square Library every Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm to play board games and card games of all types and skill levels. Come and play Chess too! Basic introduction to the game provided.No Registration is required. For children ages 5 to 11, tweens and families.

212-964-6598

New Voices Playwrights Festival Performance

The Theater at The New School for Drama, 151 Bank Street

7 p.m., Free

The House Itself Does Not Burn by Molly Haas-Hooven, direct ed by Stephanie C. Cunningham. In the desolate landscape of a North Dakota boomtown, where oil flows and space is limited, residents and roughnecks struggle to live, love and break even. This production is part of The New School for Drama’s New Voices Playwrights Festival.

212-229-8900

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