Friday, January 9, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF!

First Friday @ Bronx Museum
This weekend's First Fridays program (Street Dance NYC: The Hitters!), hosted by husband and wife dance pioneers Rokafella and Kwikstep of Full circle Prod Inc., will feature a distinguished panel of original Hip Hop dance crews who will discuss the format and growth of street shows, as well as shed light on their struggle to establish this uniquely American art form. The discussion will be followed by a screening of the trailer for "All the Ladies Say," a film about national and international female break dancers, and a performance by the band RPM. Event takes place tonight, 1/9, in the South Building's Lower Gallery from 6 to 9pm. Admission is free. Click here for more info.
Panelists include: The Executioners, NYC Float Committee, TheTransformers, The Breeze Team and United Street Artists

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park tomorrow, 1/10, or Sunday, 1/11, from 10am to 2pm. Your tree will be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a Mulchfest site. Click here for a full list of sites throughout the Bronx where you can drop your tree off. You can also bring a bag and pick up some free mulch at select sites.
**Special Note: A Bronx Green-Up & Compost Project Information Table will be set up at the St. James Park location (W. 192nd Street and Jerome Avenue) on Sunday, 1/11, from 10am to 12pm.

Studio 889 Holiday Show
Tomorrow, 1/10, from 10am to 6pm is the last time to check out the Holiday Print Show at Studio 889. The Holiday Print Show is Studio's 889's annual fundraising event and is an exhibition of hand-pulled prints by urban printmakers, resident artists, as well as prints contributed by community artists and selected artists who responded to an open call for printmakers. Click here for more info.

Puccini's La Rondine (The Swallow) @ Lehman
Although conceived as an operetta, a light comic romance mixing songs and spoken dialogue, "La Rodine" emerged in 1917 as a grand operatic romance of the early modern era, only somewhat less tragic than usual. The opera explores the meaning of love and the relationship of feelings to behavior, two unremitting teenage concerns (though rarely discussed in the classroom). Performance is tomorrow, 1/10, at 1pm and admission is free. Click here for more info.

Three Kings Day Musical Celebration
There will be a Three Kings' Day Performance by Harpbeat tomorrow, 1/10, at 2:30pm at the Bronx Library Center. Experience the rich traditions of the Caribbean as Harpbeat takes you on a musical journey in celebration of Three Kings Day (Epiphany). The program will include such popular "Aguinaldos" as Lost Tres Santos Reyes, Alegre Vengo and Saludos. Three Kings Day is normally celebrated on January 6 in Latin American countries. Click here for more info.

Bronx Opera Company Performance @ Lehman
The Bronx Opera Company begins its 41st season with Two Widows, Bedrich Smetana's mischievous and melodious game of love. This romantic comedy tells of how Karolina – through flirtation and trickery – finds a mate for her widowed (and reluctant) cousin, Anezka. Michael Spierman & Elizabeth Scott conduct a production directed by Royston Coppenger. This is a rare opportunity to see an obscure piece of great musical art performed in English. Lehman College is located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West. Click here for ticket information, or call 718-960-8833. Performances are tomorrow, 1/10, at 8pm, and Sunday, 1/11, at 2pm.

Holiday Train Show @ New York Botanical Garden
This is the last weekend to check out The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show, featuring large-scale model trains and more than 140 miniature replicas of New York landmarks created from plant parts. Complementing this show is Gingerbread Adventures, a fun and educational component for children, as well as an appearance by Thomas the Tank Engine. Click here for more information.

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