Friday, November 21, 2008

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Bronx Revolution Party
There's a Bronx Revolution party tonight, 11/21, at Bruckner Bar & Grill in Mott Haven. This month's party will feature live indie and dance-rock bands including Looking Glass Wars and Bronx-based Millsted. DJs Adam Underground and special guest DJ Xio spin 80s, new wave, indie, rock n roll, 90s, punk, electro and more all night long. Drink specials throughout the night! New art in the gallery space. Must over 18 - Doors open at 10pm. $7 cover, $5 if you bring a flyer with you. Click here for more info.

'Tale of a Ghetto Matriarch' @ BAAD
Tale of a Ghetto Matriarch: Retro Petro, a one-woman show opening at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD), promises to be singular, but certainly not small. Elizabeth Marerro, who performs in drag as “King Macha,” tells the comedic tale of the life and times of a ghetto matriarch, with choreography and direction by Arthur Aviles of the Bronx’s Typical Theater. BAAD is located at 841 Barretto St. Shows take place at 8 p.m. on Nov. 21, 22, 28 and 29. Tickets are $15 with reservations and $20 at the door. For more information, click here or call (718) 842-5223.

Lehman Big Band Performance
The Lehman Big Band will perform works by Jazz greats Basie, Goodman, Herman, Miller and others on Sunday, 11/23, at 2pm. Admission is free. Click here for more info.

'In the Blood' Performance @ Hostos
La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the rough streets of the inner city. Admission: $10 CUNY students, faculty, staff: $5 Hostos students, faculty, staff: Free with ticket. Click here for more information.

The Trains Are Back! Ahhhhh!
The New York Botanical Garden presents the annual Holiday Train Show, featuring large-scale model trains and more than 140 miniature replicas of New York landmarks created from plant parts, Nov. 23 through Jan. 11, in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Complementing this show is Gingerbread Adventures, a fun and educational component for children, including hands-on activities, in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. For more information, call (718) 817-8700. There is a "member preview" from 10am to 7pm today, 11/21, and tomorrow, 11/22.

Toddler Two Step @ Bronx Library Center
Move around and enjoy books during this fun packed program tomorrow, 11/22 at 11am. For toddlers 18 to 36 months old with their parent/caregiver. Preregistrtion is required. Click here for more info.

Native American Tales @ Bronx Library Center
Stories presented by Regina Ress tomorrow, 11/22, at 2pm. Recommended for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Click here for more info.

Orlando Marin Quartet @ Bronx Library Center
Check out an entertaining afternoon of Latin American music including mambo and cha-cha-cha performed by the Orlando Marin Quartet tomorrow, 11/22, at 2:30pm. Born in the Bronx and a contemporary of Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez and other New York mambo-era icons, Orlando Marin - The Last Mambo King- is the only orchestra leader from New York's golden era of mambo who still performs regularly. Click here for more info.

Get Your Mind, Body and Spirit Healthy
Okay, this one actually takes place on Monday after the weekend is over, but we figured we'd highlight it here for your planning purposes...
Methodist Church Home is providing a free workshop called “Staying Healthy in Body, Mind and Spirit,” given by Dr. Solomon Reuben on Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The workshop’s aim is to help individuals with nutrition, exercise, emotional/psychological growth, stress management, relaxation/meditation and spirituality. The Methodist Church is located at 4499 Manhattan College Parkway. Reservations must be made for this workshop. To make reservations or for more information, call (718) 548-5100 ext. 231.

Cheap Art Classes
While we're at it, here's another event happening Monday at Methodist Church Home...
Methodist Home Art Classes: Methodist Home will offer art classes every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. The classes will focus on abstract landscape art, and will be suitable for a wide range of artistic abilities. A fee of $5 per class will be charged at the door. To register, please call (718) 548-5100 ext. 231. The Methodist Home is located at 4499 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale.

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