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Featured EventPresented by Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn Arts College
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-14 season with Jamaican jazz virtuoso Monty Alexander on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $40 orchestra / $30 mezzanine and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm) or online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org.
Leo Lionni’s exquisitely crafted Caldecott Honor books are translated to puppet theatre through the gentle storytelling style which has earned international acclaim for Mermaid Theatre. Swimmy is a tiny fish who uses ingenuity to fend off danger. Frederick, a poetic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience. A lovable inchworm shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything. The show features an assortment of innovative puppetry styles and imaginative lighting techniques as well as an original musical score. Ages 3 & Up. $25.
Interested in meeting internationally acclaimed authors, right here on Manhattan’s Upper West Side? Then the @Macaulay Author Series, hosted by CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, is for you! Each reading begins at 7 pm and is followed by a discussion, reception, and book signing. On March 18th, learn more about the successful book Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art; its author Carl Hoffman, a peripatetic journalist, will lay bare what his extensive travel and research offered up about the true circumstances surrounding the notorious disappearance and death of 23-year-old Michael C. Rockefeller, son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, off the coast of New Guinea in 1961. Joining Hoffman for an interview will be New York Times investigative arts reporter Patricia Cohen!
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center proudly presents two-time Grammy Award-Winner Kathy Mattea performing on Saturday, March 29 at 8PM. Mattea’s delved even deeper into her Appalachian heritage with Calling Me Home, available from Sugar Hill, co-produced with modern acoustic mastermind Gary Paczosa and featuring liner notes from bestselling author, and Kentucky-born kindred spirit, Barbara Kingsolver. Selections from Kathy’s latest releases, Calling Me Home and Coal, comprise one third of the program, although the bulk of the show features Kathy’s biggest hits, with some older favorites reinterpreted for the acoustic band configuration, and a sprinkling of more eclectic and often requested tunes from her catalog.
Sid the Science Kid, the popular PBS Kids television show produced by The Jim Henson Company, comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world! With mysteries to explain and wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, asking curious questions and finding cool answers. Teacher Susie is along to keep the music flowing as the kids explore the world around them with audience interactive activities, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs to go around. Sid the Science Kid – Live! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown, together! All Ages
The @Macaulay Author Series' monthly readings are on March 18, April 8 and May 5 at 7 pm. @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES events are free and open to the public at the Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus.
The @MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES offers unique previews of new work by the season’s best writers of fiction and nonfiction paired in conversation with distinguished interviewers. Held in the historic Macaulay building, with an audience drawn from throughout the city, each program is followed by a book signing and informal reception. Books are sold at the events. The series is sponsored by Friends of Macaulay.