Friday, March 13, 2009

Event Reminders: TGIF!

Bronx Underground @ The Point
There is a Bronx Underground show tonight, 3/13, at 7pm at The Point (940 Garrison Avenue). Nationally known metal band, A Life Once Lost, will be playing, along with Bronx favorites Daly's Gone Wrong, The Crowning, and A Sky Cloaked in Grey. This show is for all ages and admission is $10. Please click here for more info.

BAAD!ASS Women Festival @ BAAD
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance kicks off its BAAD!ASS Women Festival tonight and tomorrow, 3/14 and 3/15, with a concert and film screenings. Click here to visit their website for more info.

'Family Affair' @ Bronx Museum
Tomorrow, 3/14, from 1pm to 4pm, Bronx Museum (1040 Grand Concourse) is hosting ‘Family Affair,’ which is special day catered to introducing families to the different artwork offered at the museum. There will be a group tour of the museum, followed by hands-on photography, drawing and painting workshops led by teaching artists. This is the perfect opportunity to check out Bronx Museum’s new exhibit, “INTERSECTIONS: THE GRAND CONCOURSE AT 100,” which is a year-long tribute to the 100th birthday of the Grand Concourse. This exciting exhibit only opened one week ago, so you’d be among the first in the City to experience it. Best of all, admission for the ‘Family Affair’ day is free! For more information call (718) 681-6000 or click here.

Bronx Culture Trolley Rolling Tomorrow!
Click on over to the Bronx News Network for all the details. This is the first week that the Bronx Culture Trolley will operate on a Saturday... the usual 'first Wednesday of every month' tour was a bit tricky for folks with kiddies. Trolly will operate tomorrow, 3/14, from 12pm to 5pm. Nice!

Artist Workshop @ Hostos
Finding Work Now – Tomorrow, 3/14, from 12pm to 2pm - Workshop Facilitator Patch Schwadron (Actor's Fund) will help you Match your assets to new work opportunities and discover strategies and resources for finding work. This workshop is presented by BCA’s 2009 Professional Development Program, a series of free personal and professional development workshops for Bronx artists being held on Saturdays, through April 18th, at Hostos Community College. Admission to these workshops is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to . Location: Hostos Community College is located at 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street and is easily accessible by the #2, #4, and #5 IRT Trains and the BX1 and BX19 buses, all destinations at Grand Concourse and 149th Street. Click here for more info. (listing courtesy of

Events @ Bronx Library Center
--Tomorrow, 3/14, at 2:30pm there will be a screening of Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing.'
--Tomorrow, 3/14, from 12pm to 2pm, Mezzo Soprano Anna Tonna, with her accompanist Daniel Daroca on the piano, will perform "La cancion de arte Puertoriquena" – classical songs by Hector Campos Paris, Awilda Villarini, Julio Miron, Luis Antonio Ramirez, Jack Delano, Ernesto Cordero and Luis Prado. Ms. Tonna and Mr. Daroca are currently engaged by the Festival Casals of Puerto Rico to perform this concert in March of 2009. The audience will enjoy a sneak preview of selections from that engagement. The performance, a segment of BCA’s Bronx Indie Artist Series, is open to the public and admission is free. (listing courtesy of
--'Tri-Oh-Oh' will be presented by Chinese Theatre Works on Sunday, 3/15, at 2pm. This event showcases the artistry of Twaiwanese hand puppetry in three stories accompanied by traditional Chinese music. For ages 4 and older.
--The Bronx Library Center is located at 310 E. Kingsbridge Road. Click here for more info regarding this weekend's programming.

'Family Art Project' @ Wave Hill
Make a family album featuring your own family tree at 'Willow Day Family Art Project: Family Tree Roots and Branches' from 1pm to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday, 3/14 and 3/15. See and sketch trees from every continent and draw one to be your family’s own. Include it in a collaged, hand-made book of your family’s global roots and heritage, bound with a willow shoot. Bring photos to add to your album. Free with admission to the grounds. Click here for more info.

Orchid Show and more @ NYBG
New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Show is ongoing right now until April 12th.
This weekend is also NYBG's open house for their popular Continuing Education Program. The open house will take place from 10:30am to 3:30pm tomorrow, 3/14. Click here for more information.

'Beauty & the Beast' @ Riverdale Y
This Sunday, 3/15, at 2pm, The Children’s Theater Company at Lehman will present a kid-friendly, “sketch-comedy” production of Beauty and the Beast (complete with musical accompaniment by the Bronx Arts Ensemble) at the Riverdale YM-YWHA (Neuwirth Theatre at 5625 Arlington Avenue at 256th Street). Tickets for the show are quite reasonable at $8 for general admission. For more information, call (718) 548-8200 or click here.

Grand Opening of New Day United Methodist Church
All are cordially invited to attend New Day United Methodist Church's grand opening at Bronx High School of Science this Sunday, 3/15, at 11am. The theme of Sunday's service is 'Solid Ground in Shaky Times." For more information, call (917) 669-5803 or click here.

There are tons of other art exhibitions and events happening this weekend... Click on over to for a full listing of Bronx events!


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