Friday, January 10
Give the People What They Want
123 East 24th Street, between Park and Lexington
8 p.m., $15
A collection of seven short plays that explore love, sex, truth, sex, money, sex, and justice. In that order.
Saturday. January 11
Art Gallery Tour in Chelsea
Meet at 526 W. 26th Street, 10th & 11th Ave.
1 p.m., $20
Visit 7 modern art galleries in the world's center for contemporary art - we find and explain this month's most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media & photography. Led by Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D.
Sunday, January 12
Asphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Surfer Rosa
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St
10 p.m., $20; $15 advance
Asphalt discovers a new direction for exhilarating acoustic music by paying tribute to a modern monument. Taking the originals both literally and inspirationally, Asphalt Orchestra's rendition transforms screaming electric guitars into brass exhortations, searing vocals into a chorus of saxophones, and a lone piccolo takes on shrieking feedback while a 3-piece percussion section thrashes and grooves.
Made in NYC: How the Big Apple Changed the World of Jewish Music
Brotherhood Synagogue, 28 Gramercy Park South
3 p.m., $18
Concert features cantors from the Cantors Assembly Metropolitan Region & local chapters of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir.
Monday, January 13
Community Board 1 South Street Seaport Town Hall Meeting
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza ,B-level, Student Union
6-8 p.m., Free
All are invited to speak. Individuals will have two minutes; groups and/or organizations will have five minutes. All are encouraged to submit a written copy of their testimony.
New Youth Photography Program
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
4-6 p.m., $405
Hone your observational, picture making and story telling skills in this photography class. Learn the language of photography, delve into its history, and practice how to read an image in order to develop your own photographic vision. Each class begins with a conversation about photographic "seeing" and a critique of the previous day's shoot followed by lunch and a photographic field trip to the Highline, Chelsea Market, or the Hudson River Park to tackle the assignment of the day. This class is digitally based; cameras will be provided but students may bring their own digital cameras and laptops to class if they wish. For grade 7-8. 10 Mondays.
Tuesday, January 14
Community Board 1 Youth & Education Committee
Community Board #1 ? Office, 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709
6 p.m., Free
Relocation of Department of Probations from 346 Broadway to 66 John Street ? Update
2) New Department of Education Chancellor and direction ? Discussion
3) Kindergarten School Waitlists for September 2014 ? Discussion
4) Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1 ? Discussion
Community Board 2 Arts & Institutions Committee Meeting
Location to be determined; call 212-979-2272 for info
6:30 p.m., Free
Proposal for distinctive sidewalk design in front of the Whitney Museum on Gansevoort Street.
Wednesday, January 15
Community Board 3 Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee Meeting
University Settlement at Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery
Pratt Center / Collective Partnership: Plan for Chinatown and Surrounding Areas
Thursday, January 16
Community Board 1 Quality of Life Committee Meeting
Formulation of Committee Accomplishments for 2013 and Goals for 2014 for CB1
Newsteps: a Choreographer's Series
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street
7:30 p.m., $12; $10 students/seniors
Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series. Since 1994 the Center has supported and presented over 250 artists developing new work through space and production grants. The choreographers, selected through live auditions, receive a space grant to complete their works-in-progress and are produced in three public performances at Chen Dance Center. Judges for this edition of newsteps included Sarah Skaggs, Lance Westergard, and H.T. Chen.