Tonight from 5 to 9pm is the opening reception for "Green," a new exhibit at Haven Arts (50 Bruckner Blvd.) featuring NYC and national green projects, as well as works from eco-artists and artists dedicated to using recycled materials and pigments made from earth. The exhibit will run from 10/17 to 10/25. For more info, visit their website here.
"Game Over" at Pregones Theater
Tonight is opening night of Game Over, "a modern take on the Book of Job," at the Pregones Theater. 10/17 and 10/18 shows at 8pm, and 10/19 show at 3pm. Visit their website here to get your tickets.
Kiku at New York Botanical Garden
This weekend is the kick-off for NYBG's new exhibit, Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum. Garden is open 10am to 6pm all weekend. Click here for more information.
Read this Word
From Bronx Museum's website: "In an interview with writer and poet Craig Dworkin, editor of Language to Cover a Page — The Early Writings of Vito Acconci (MIT, 2006), Vito Acconci will discuss his early poetry and how it influenced the future phases in his rich career." Event will take place in the North Wing tomorrow, 10/18, at 3pm. Admission is $5.
Tour de Bronx
Borough-wide bike ride will take place Sunday, 10/19. It's too late to register online, but you can still do day-of registration. For more info, click here and here.
Doo Wop with the Valentinos
Enjoy an afternoon of doo wop music at the Bronx Library Center (310 E. Kingsbridge Road). A free performance by The Valentinos will begin at 2:30pm. Click here for more info.
Song & Dance Ensemble of West Africa
From the Lehman College website: "Experience the spectacular rhythms from West Africa at the Lehman Center for Performing Arts. This group of awe-inspiring, traditional musicians, and energetic dancers deliver the power, color, and beauty of West African music and dance." The event will take place Sunday, 10/19 at 4pm in the Concert Hall. Tickets range from $10 to $35. Click here for more info and tickets.
Events at the Mount
Tomorrow from 12 to 4pm the College of Mount Saint Vincent (along with Kaplan) will be offering free full-length practice graduate admission tests (MCAT, LSAT, GRE and GMAT). Program will take place in the lower level of the library. Click here for more info.
The Mount will also be hosting its annual Open House on Sunday, 10/19 at 11am. Click here for more info.
Crystal Energy Connections
Okay, I know BoogieDowner is all Bronx, all the time (with the only exception being making fun of Brooklyn), and this event is actually in Manhattan. But it's being run by a Bedford Park resident, and we figure during these rough economic times any event promoting "positive energy" is worthwhile... So if you're in need of "embracing your true essence," check out Crystal Energy Connections with Dana Marie from 1 to 4pm tomorrow at 44 E. 32nd Street, 11th Floor. More information here.
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