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FROM JEFFREY HOROWITZ, FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Dear Friends:

WEDDING BAND by Alice Childress and directed by Awoye Timpo featuring a remarkable ensemble of actors and artistic collaborators, must close Sunday, May 22. I hope you will discover this American masterpiece which belongs in any canon. Although WEDDING BAND, written in 1962, had its New York City premiere at the Public Theater in 1972 and has since played nationally, this production is the first New York revival in fifty years.

Though Alice Childress set her play in 1918 in Charleston, South Carolina, WEDDING BAND feels like it was written yesterday. At first, the play seems to be about Julia Augustine, a Black seamstress and her lover, Herman, a white baker. Played with great sensitivity by Brittany Bradford and Thomas Sadoski, Julia and Herman cannot marry in South Carolina as it is against the law. The Julia – Herman story is tender and complex. but it is only one story in a kaleidoscope of stories about a community of Black women surviving in a racist society. WEDDING BAND is riveting. And, if you think you have seen a play like WEDDING BAND, you will be surprised by how Childress keeps peeling back the layers to reveal a core unique in its humanity, humor, honesty, demand for justice and compassion. The play and production have received a rare achievement: unanimously positive reviews from a variety of publications including The Amsterdam News, New York Times; Time Out, BK Reader; New Yorker; New York Magazine; New York Review of Books.

Best,
Jeffrey Horowitz
Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience
Polonsky Shakespeare Center: 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

CAST: Brittany Bradford, Rosalyn Coleman, Veanne Cox, Rebecca Haden, Brittany-Laurelle, Sofie Nesanelis, Phoenix Noelle, Renrick Palmer, Thomas Sadoski, Elizabeth Van Dyke, and Max Woertendyke.

Photo credit: Brittany Bradford as Julia Augustine. Photo by Henry Grossman.

“Wedding Band” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Deloitte and Bloomberg Philanthropies are the 2021-2022 Season Sponsors.

Principal support for Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs is provided by The Hearst Foundations, JLGreene Arts Access Fund in the New York Community Trust, The SHS Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Thompson Family Foundation, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Theatre for a New Audience’s season and programs are also made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts; Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This production of Wedding Band is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Theatre for a New Audience is a grateful recipient of a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. We thank Senator Charles Schumer for his extraordinary advocacy in helping to “Save our Stages.”

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) returns to Zankel Hall for the third annual Bach Festival in celebration of J.S. Bach’s timeless music and unparalleled legacy. Praised for his “admirable creativity and pluck” (The New York Times), Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie leads the festival with engaging repertoire expertly curated to showcase the rich beauty of Baroque-era music.

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STEVEN ISSERLIS PLAYS HAYDN AND BACH
Thursday, June 2 at 7 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Gramophone Hall of Fame cellist Steven Isserlis joins OSL musicians for the Cello Concertos of C.P.E. Bach and Joseph Haydn.
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Tuesday, June 7 at 7 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
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Wednesday, June 22 at 7 PM
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
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FRI-MON, 5/20-23: SKINT WEEKEND

reminder to exercise caution when going out: nyc reaches ‘high alert’ level for covid-19 as cases, hospitalizations continue rising (gothamist) >>

friday

thru august: rooftop films summer series: nyc’s popular outdoor indie film screening series is back with more than 40 events that include features, shorts, and live performances at 10+ locations. friday’s opening night program, ‘this is what we mean by short films,’ will take place at green-wood cemetery in brooklyn. various prices. >>

thru 5/26: human rights watch film festival: co-presented by film at lincoln center and ifc center, the 33nd annual hrwff highlights 10 new films from around the world, with filmmaker, film participant, activist, and human rights watch researcher discussions. in-person and online, various prices. >>

thru sun (various times): outdoor fests: explore the cultural and culinary offerings at these outdoor fests:
• fri thru sun: saint george ukrainian festival. east 7th street bet. 2nd + 3rd aves. >>
• sat 12pm until ?: turkish american parade and festival. 53rd street + madison avenue to 47th street + 2nd avenue. >>
• sun 11am-6pm: nepal day parade: madison ave at 38th street. note: details are slim about this year’s event, but in previous year the parade has started at 38th street and marched down madison ave. >>

thru sun: frieze new york + satellite art fairs: the annual frieze new york art fair returns in-person at the shed, with volta new york, fridge art fair, 1-54 contemporary african art fair, aipad photography show, and salon zürcher providing plenty of other opportunities to check out the art and attendees. various prices. >>

sponsored: fri + sat (8pm): save 50% on jazz at lincoln center’s monk con clave concert event: jazz at lincoln center orchestra bassist carlos henriquez (‘the most important latin jazz artist in new york city today’ – new york latin culture) will present the world premiere of an exclusive new jlco program, with special guest pedrito martinez, entitled monk con clave, featuring new and reinvented music inspired by thelonious monk. in addition to pedrito, the concert will also feature special guests including michael rodriguez (trumpet), anthony almonte (vocals and percussion), and osmany paredes (piano). use promo code ‘skint50’ for 50% off tickets. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
inside out at faber park (staten island) >>
shang chi and the legend of the ten rings at sunset park >>

fri 6-9pm: the tower art show: arts gowanus presents a group exhibition inspired by nyc’s iconic water towers, alongside a curated collection of works by local artists at saint marks place project gallery (east village). free (rsvp). >>

fri 6-10pm: brookyn sticker show by #0h10m1keandfriends: stick together. buy, trade, and make stickers at this art show highlighting nyc street artists and stickermakers. art apple gallery (park slope/boerum hill), free admission (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by tessa skara (high maintenance), danny suggs, david perez, jonathan thomas, and winn larue. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit the clinic access support network). >>

fri 7pm (weekly): cuba libre comedy show: oh buoy! held in the gowanus dredgers canoe club boathouse, the cuba libre comedy show stirs up something funny along the gowanus canal. tonight’s lineup: fabrizio copano (netflix), zubi ahmed (kutti gang), mike bramante, and pete ballmer. hosted by evan hernandez and paul valdes-rodriguez. drinks available for donation. free-$5 (proceeds will benefit the national alliance on mental illness). >>

fri 7:30pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick and savannah desormeaux host tonight’s edition of cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup on the rooftop of ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s lineup: lorena russi, salma hindy, electra telesford, mic nguyen, and pete ballmer. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 7:30pm: the dance floor: nyc club life and hip hop: the universal hip hop museum’s series of shows at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws) continues with a performance of underscored, a dance piece created by and starring bessie award-winning choreographer and dancer ephrat ‘bounce’ asherie and club dancer brahms ‘bravo’ lafortune. a hip hop dance party will follow. free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm: clusterf!ck cabaret: it’ll be a fun sh*t show at madame vivien v’s clusterf!ck cabaret. house of yes (bushwick), $15+. >>

fri 8-11pm (monthly thru october): chinatown night market: think!chinatown’s open-air cultural festival takes over forsyth plaza with chinatown-focused programming alongside local art and food vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by alex diagervich (netflix), matt wayne (comedy central), hoodo hersi (cbc), gabe pereira (boyz in the woods comedy), and laura peek (netflix is a joke fest), plus a performance by hip-hop improv team north coast. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9pm (monthly): tale storytelling show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including max sharam, max white, and ajay gallewale. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 9pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: matthew broussard (comedy central), andy fiori (comedy central), jill gonzalez (nbc), amamah sardar (sirius xm), and ben katzner (buzzfeed). cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

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Celebrate the publication of a powerful new essay collection from Gallery Books, My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves, with an evening of readings, music, and intimate conversation hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Najimy, Chely Wright, and Lauren Blitzer, featuring performances by several of the book’s contributors, including music from Allison Russell, readings by Stephanie Hopson, Janelle Murren, Kathy Najimy, and Gloria Steinem, and a lively and insightful discussion with Brooke Baldwin, Rabia Chaudry, Kristin Chenoweth, Shakina Nayfack, and Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman.

My Moment collects 106 women’s responses to “What was the moment in your life when you realized you were ready to fight for yourself?” Common themes emerged around racism, coming out, body shaming, sexism, motherhood, activism, sobriety, and more.

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saturday

sat + sun (10am-4:30pm weekends + holiday mondays thru october): free kayaking at pier 26: downtown boathouse kicks off its season of free kayaking at hudson river park’s pier 26 (tribeca). >>

sat + sun (11am-6pm): 10th nyc vegetarian food festival + symposium: the annual plant-based food fest returns to metropolitan pavilion (chelsea) with an assortment of food and lifestyle vendors, speakers, cooking demos, mind/body/fitness classes, and more. $15-19 plus ticket fees here for a limited time (reg. $30-40 general, $20-30 seniors/students). >>

sat + sun (sat 12-6pm, sun 9am-5pm): new york city postcard fair: wish you were here. metropolitan postcard club of nyc and yorktown museum’s taconic postcard club host the spring edition of their biannual postcard fair at the new yorker hotel – wyndham (midtown west). $7 general admission, free for students. >>

sat + sun (12-5pm): celebrate design: spring market at the yard: eat, drink, meet the designers, and shop handmade jewelry, fashion, one-of-a-kind home décor, and sustainable designs at brooklyn navy yards first spring market. free admission. >>

sat + sun (sat 4-8pm, sun 2-6pm): the clemente open studios: the clemente soto vélez cultural and educational center, which houses 46 visual artists’ studios and 11 visual and performing arts organizations, hosts its 25th annual open studios throughout five floors of its neo-gothic style building. the clemente (les), free. >>

sat 7am: brooklyn half-marathon: cheer on as thousands of runners make their way to the finish line during the annual new york road runners brooklyn half-marathon. the 13.1-mile run starts at prospect park and ends at the coney island boardwalk. >>

sat 10am (+ 6/11): outdoor yoga on the brooklyn museum’s stoop: start your saturday off centered at a yoga and meditation class held on the plaza steps of brooklyn museum. all levels welcome. $16 ticket includes general museum admission, $25 ticket includes access to andy warhol: revelation. >>

sat 10am-5pm: greenlight bookstore sidewalk sale: stock up on summer reads when you shop discounted, slightly shelf-worn books at greenlight bookstore’s annual sidewalk sale. fort greene (rescheduled from 5/7) and prospect lefferts gardens (rescheduled from 5/14) locations. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: free bike helmets: the department of transportation continues its bike helmet distribution program this weekend, with opportunities to get one fitted to your noggin at john jay park (east 76th street bet. cherokee place + fdr drive). while supplies last. masks required during the fitting. can’t make it? more dates should be announced weekly through early fall. >>

sat 12-3pm (rain date 6/18): stop ’n’ swap: bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, and books that you no longer need, and leave with something new-to-you at grow nyc’s semi-regular community reuse event. outdoors at the old stone house + washington park (park slope). free admission. >>

sat 12-7pm: dance parade + festival: 10,000 dancers will take over the streets for the return of the annual dance parade. shaking its way from 20th street and broadway to tompkins square park, this year’s parade will kick things off with members of yunist school of ukrainian dance, followed by 130 dance groups representing over 100 genres. free admission. >>

sat 1-3pm: highbridge water tower tour: get a peek inside the historic highbridge water tower, which recently completed a $5 million renovation project, and take in 360-degree views from 200 feet up. free. >>

sat 1pm + 3pm (+ 7/16, 8/20, 9/10): rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island: the 11th season of the rite of summer music festival presents four free outdoor concerts, presented twice a day, at governors island’s nolan park lawn. today, piano sex­tet grand band per­forms works of new york com­posers philip glass, julius eastman, paul kerekes, and erika dohi. >>

sat 2:30pm: in stitches: a comedy fundraiser for the brooklyn free clinic: comedy for a cause. the brooklyn free clinic, a student-run free clinic addressing health disparities in brooklyn, hosts a fundraiser/silent auction/comedy show with the help of funny folks mary beth barone, jes tom, ike ufomadu, joe firestone, aparna nancherla, and more. hosted by jared waters. the bell house (gowanus), $15+. >>

sat 3-7pm: brooklyn conservatory of music’s open stages: stoops, school lots, parks, gardens and sidewalks across park slope will host more than 200 musicians for brooklyn conservatory of music’s free outdoor music festival. >>

sat 7pm (monthly): tell storytelling: queer folks share their own tales on their own terms during drae campbell’s monthly storytelling show. tonight’s ‘fired!’-themed edition features heather lynn johnson, justin sayre, and elizabeth koke. bureau of general services–queer division (west village), free (donations welcome). >>

sat 7pm-midnight: night of ideas: a five-hour marathon of musical performances, screenings, philosophical debates and forums, headlined by patti smith, returns to brooklyn public library for the annual night of ideas. free (rsvp required). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): the dirty show: strap in for an evening of filterless, foul-mouthed fun at this monthly comedy show hosted by lucas connolly. tonight’s lineup: kate willett (netflix), adam mamawala (mtv), molly ruben long (vice), and alon elian (audible). q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (ends today): people’ symphony concerts classical music series: lotte lenya competition-winning soprano katherine riddle, grammy-winning bass zachary james, and musical theater pianist laura bergquist will perform ‘from berlin to broadway – works of kurt weill’ at tonight’s season finale of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $17. >>

sat 8pm (ends today): new york repertory orchestra 2021-22 season: the all-volunteer, community-based orchestra‘s concert season wraps up with a program of selections by strauss, jenkins, debussy, and sibelius. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: saturday night chill – ambient pajama party: cozy up to ambient and alternative lo-fi beats at wonderville (bushwick). free admission. >>

sat 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): paw patrol: the movie at st. catherine’s park (lenox hill) >>

sponsored: sat 9:30pm: awkward sex…and the city: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your viewing pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s lineup includes comedians emma willmann (comedy central) and kenice mobley (fallon), and sex educator domina franco. hosted by natalie wall. the duplex (west village), $5 admission with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

sat 9:30pm: perfume room live!: there’s something in the air. comedian, fraghead, and host of perfume room, a podcast about ‘life and love as experienced through the fifth sense,’ emma vernon brings her one-year anniversary show to caveat (les) for an evening of personal scent stories, expert panels, giveaways, and more. $12 with promo code ’emma’ (reg. $20 adv, $25 door). >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show, featuring joyelle johnson (fallon), hoodo hersi (cbc), jordan jensen (sirius xm), and indigo asim. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>

sunday

sun 10am-4pm: brooklyn grange and city growers’ family farm day + plant sale: brooklyn grange’s sunset park rooftop farm celebrates the growing season with an afternoon market, tours, family activities, and more. free admission. >>

sun 12-4pm (monthly thru 9/18): rockaway makers market: rockaway brewing company and arverne cinema host this indoor/outdoor market featuring local artists, makers, and bakers. >>

sun 3pm (monthly thru 6/12): concerts on the slope: the concerts on the slope performance series continues with an afternoon of works by paolo marchettini, angel lam, peter schickele, and beethoven at st. john’s episcopal church (park slope). free ($20 suggested donation). >>

sun 5:30pm: solo cup sunday comedy show: danny groh (joe pera talks with you) and casey james salengo (comedy central) serve up an early evening comedy show featuring performers who have solo shows. hart bar (bushwick), $10. >>

sun 6pm: model majority aapi history 301 comedy show: laugh and learn with asian-american sketch comedy team model majority, who’ll give you doses of american history through aapi history-themed comedy sketches. the pit loft (chelsea), free $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sun 7pm: oh god: alison leiby and ilana glazer in conversation: comedian and writer alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel) and broad city co-creator/co-star ilana glazer sit down for a frank and funny conversation about leiby’s new one-woman show, oh god, a show about abortion, which is currently at cherry lane theatre thru june 30. 92ny (ues), $20+. >>

sun 7pm: an a24 comedy + drag variety show: come dressed as your favorite a24 character (‘best dressed will win a very non-special prize’) and take in dot daville and sarah rachel lazarus’s a24-themed comedy and drag variety show at club cumming (east village). $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): shitzprobe: broadway stars improvise a musical for the first time with the help of a supporting cast and a live band at this broadway-meets-comedy show. tonight’s guests: julia mattison and joel waggoner from broadway’s godspell, school of rock, and be more chill. asylum nyc (chelsea), $20. >>

monday

mon 5:30pm (+ tues): live chamber music at bryant park: american symphony orchestra returns to bryant park’s upper terrace for a series of intimate concerts featuring a jazz ensemble. free. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds celebrates his 30th birthday with a lineup of some of his favorite lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including marcia belsky (comedy central), jay jurden (the problem with jon stewart), michelle davis (ziwe), and david perez. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): musical mondays: a monthly series of classic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing tonight with stanley donen and gene kelly’s on the town (1949), starring kelly, frank sinatra, jules munshin, betty garrett, ann miller, and vera-ellen. $16. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by matty ryan (comedy central), nico carney (netflix is a joke fest), electra telesford, and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day of. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: cherry blossoms, outdoor roller skating, screenings, art, tours, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint