Essay Writers Workshop
An essay writing workshop entitled “The Way I See It” will be offered by Maryann Calendrille, co-owner of Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor, N.Y. The six-session workshop is designed to help participants sharpen their essay writing skills for publication or for personal satisfaction. Runs through May 12. 9:30 - 11 a.m. Space is limited, and a $100 fee is asked. Please call the bookshop at 631-725-4926 for more information.
The artist’s recent installation of work “draw/paint,” is on display through May 1 at Metaphor Contemporary Art, 382 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, Thu.-Sun. 12-6 p.m. Call 718-254-9126 or visit metaphorco
“Love in the Showcase” is tonight’s event with Joshua Beckman, Timothy Donnelly, Prageeta Sharma, Brenda Shaughnessy Matthew Zapruder, contributors to “Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets,” edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Aimee Kelley. 7 p.m. at 72 Spring St. Call 212- 431-7920 or visit poetshouse.org more more information. $5, free for members.
This exhibit at the Japan Society explores the artistry in an emerging subculture. “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture” is curated by Takashi Murakami and presented in collaboration with the Public Art Fund. The program explores the astoundingly popular phenomenon called otaku, a Japanese subculture obsessed with fantastic and apocalyptic science fiction, video games, comic books (manga) and film animation (anime), and whose visual language is rapidly becoming globalized. 333 East 47th Street, between First and Second Avenues. For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit japansociety.org. Tue.- Thu., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Fri., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $12; $10 for seniors and students with ID; free for children under 16 and members.
Love And Desire In Song
Songwriter Kathy King Wouk is the writer and narrator for “Women Exposed,” dubbed as musical photographs of love and desire, that will include vocal performances by Lisa Asher, Allison Briner and Barbara Brussell. Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher St. at Seventh Ave. $20, with a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call 212-255-5438. Through Apr. 21.
The artist’s recent installation of new paintings on paper, “Shift,” on display through May 1 at Metaphor Contemporary Art, 382 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, Thu.-Sun. 12-6 p.m. Call 718-254-9126 or visit metaphorco
At 4 p.m., music legends Erasure will be signing copies of their new CD, “Nightbird” at Borders Columbus Circle (in the Time Warner Center, 2nd floor). The duo will also take questions from their fans. Also, Borders will be giving away a pair of tickets to one of Erasure’s 10 sol-out shows at Irving Plaza. Call 212-823-9775 for more information.
Multiple Sclerosis Walk
The New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society will hold its 2005 MS Walks sponsored by Serono and Pfizer on Staten Island today and tomorrow in Manhattan. More than 6,000 walkers are expected to walk and help raise the goal of $2.7 million. Funds raised will support direct services for people with MS and their families in New York City and national MS research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system. Last year’s New York City MS Walk raised a record-breaking $2.5 million. People can participate in the MS Walk individually or as a team. Anyone participating in the MS Walk must raise at least $50 and are eligible for great prizes. Volunteers and marshals are also needed. Please call 212-463-9791 or visit msnyc.org for more information. Today: check-in at 9:30 a.m. at Historic Richmondtown. Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. Tomorrow: check-in at 9:30 a.m. at the South Street Seaport. The walk starts at 11 a.m.
Jazz for Kids
Bring the children to “A Cool Cat Jazz Celebration For Kids” today at 1 p.m. at Borders Books, the Time Warner Center, Broadway, between 59 & 60 Streets. Hosted by powerHouse Books, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Dominick Media as for the release of the book “Nicky the Jazz Cat” and the companion CD, “Nicky’s Jazz For Kids,” by author and photographer Carol Friedman.
Ana Patricia Palacios
The artist exhibits her work in the show “Doubles Singuliers” at the Latin Collector, 153 Hudson St.; 212 334 7813; Tue. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat. 11a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit latincollector.com for more information.
“Too Cool for Shul: The Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross’ Unleavened!” is the Passover show not to miss. Say goodbye to bread and bagels and hello to an almost kosher-for-Passover cabaret with the queen of Judeo-kitsch, Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross, presenting “Storahtelling,” a radical fusion of storytelling, Torah, traditional ritual theater, and contemporary performance art. 9 p.m. at BAMcafe, Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette St., near Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. Call 718-636-4100 for tickets.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
The museum is the first full-time, professionally staffed museum dedicated to reclaiming, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Chinese and their descendants in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum provides historical and visual arts exhibitions, walking tours, school and public programs, a museum shop and extensive archives in the fields of Chinese American and Asian American studies. There are a variety of programs available for all age groups and interests. Tue.-Sun., 12-6 p.m., Fri., 12 –7 p.m. $3 adults, $1 seniors/students, Free on Fridays. For further information, please call 212-619-4785 or visit the MoCA Web site at MoCA-nyc.org. 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Floor (corner of Mulberry and Bayard Streets N, R, J, M, Z, or 6 train to Canal St. station, B, D, or Q train to Grand St. station or M103 and M15 buses to Chinatown.
This live soap opera in eight parts shows every Monday night at Barracuda at 275 W. 22 St. ($10 cover) at 8 p.m. Written and directed by Blair Fell.
The Lower East Side Printshop will reopen at a new space in midtown establishing a major print center. The shop is hosting a housewarming party for the public at 5 p.m at 306 West 37th Street, 6th floor in the Garment District. To mark the launch the new space, Marilyn Kushner and Nancy Princenthal have curated an inaugural exhibition of outstanding recent works published by the Printshop, on view through May. Please visit printshop.org or call 212-673-5390 for more information.
Join Amanda Lepore and the likes of Boy George, Amee Phillips, Kenny Kenny and Michael Cavadias at Monday night’s new happening at the premiere Chelsea night spot, Marquee. Open bar from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. and free admission. Get your weekly education in music from Boy George, Miss Guy and Lily of the Valley! Charm School University is at 289 Tenth Avenue between 26th and 27th Sts. Every Monday night.
Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942), was an author, photographer and cult figure much celebrated in Europe who worked within the relatively new genre of photojournalism in the 1920s and 30s. In the U.S., her work has rarely been seen. The Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College opens an exhibition of 100 Schwarzenbach photographs—images that document the Nazi uprising in Austria, dire social conditions in America after the Great Depression, and travels through Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Turkey during the 1930s. Schwarzenbach, a lesbian, had a promising career but turbulent life, marked by drug addiction and various love affairs. She died at the age of 34. This exhibit runs through June. 405 Klapper Hall. For directions and times, visit www.qc.edu
The artist’s exhibit, “Even Left Handed People are Good People,” an 18-minute narrative film and related photographs, is on display at Florence Lynch Gallery, 531-539 West 25th St., ground floor. Call 212-924-3290 or visit FlorenceLy
Heroes and Legends
From 6-11 p.m. at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, “Heroes and Legends a Night at the Fights” will match the NYFD Boxing Team against boxers from the Garda — the police force of the Republic of Ireland. Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit organization committed to assisting children who lost a parent on 9/11, will host the special gala fund-raising dinner and silent auction. Such greats as Gerry Cooney, Vito Antuorfermo, Emile Griffith, Junior Jones and Carlos Ortiz will attend. All proceeds will benefit Tuesday’s Children’s wide-range of programs and services including mentoring, counseling, next-step life skills and leadership training. Ringside tables of ten are available at $10,000; promoter tables of ten are available at $5,000;heavyweight tables of ten are available at $3,500; individual tickets cost $350 (must be purchased in advance). Call 212-319-3988 ext. 22.
Mitch Cullin and Mary Gaitskill
Housing Works Bookstore Café continues its popular author2author series with Mitch Cullin (“A Slight Trick of the Mind,” “Tideland”) and Mary Gaitskill (“Bad Behavior,” “Two Girls,” “Fat and Thin”) on Thursday, April 21 at 7PM. They will be discussing Cullin’s new novel, “A Slight Trick of the Mind” (Doubleday), an original portrait of literature’s most beloved detective, Sherlock Holmes, in the twilight of his illustrious life. Both authors will be available to sign books and answer questions after the reading. Admission is free, but donated books are welcome and encouraged. 7 p.m. at 126 Crosby St. one block off Houston St. 212-334-3324
New, New, New Order
New Order fans won’t be waiting any longer for their favorite band. Hear all of New Order’s 80’s hits on the dance floor tonight at Pyramid, 101 Avenue A. $8
Lavender and Green Celebration
The Lavender and Green Alliance, the Irish LGBT organization, is hosting its 10th “Oiche Aerach” (Gay Night ) annual awards dinner tonight. Among this year’s honorees is John McNeill, noted theologian and Roman Catholic priest. $30 if paid by April 15 and $35 after. (Sliding scale available and reduced rates for children) The evening begins with a 6 p.m. screening of a documentary telling John’s story followed at 7 p.m. by dinner, awards and Irish dancing. Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th St. (between Park and Madison Avenues.) Call 718-721-2780 or e-mail Brenadan@Stpat’sforall.com for tickets.