Out & About

| 14 Apr 2016 | 02:24

    Thu 21

    A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy: The Rumi Missabu PapersBruno Walter Auditorium at the Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

    6 p.m. Free with RSVP.

    In celebration of the library’s acquisition of his archive, the elusive and theatrical figure Rumi Missabu will partake in an evening of dance, film, music and memories.

    917-275-6975. www.nypl.org/locations/lpa.

    Composer Portaits: Francesca VerunelliMiller Theater at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway.

    8 p.m. $20-30

    An electroacoustic composer based in Paris, Verunelli is an emerging composer who already has commissions from many of Europe’s top ensembles. 212-854-7799. www.millertheatre.com/events.

    Fri 22

    Columbia University Chamber EnsemblesLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    6 p.m. Free.

    The chamber musicians of Columbia University’s Music Performance Program play their first Spring 2016 recital installment.

    212-854-1257. mpp.music.columbia.edu/events.

    Ireland Rising: Words and Music for a New Century

    Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    8 p.m. $65

    More than 20 artists perform at this special benefit performance to raise funds for the new Irish Arts Center.

    212-757-3318. www.almosthome2016.org.

    Sat 23

    Diderot Quartet: Haydn and His Students IIBruno Walter Auditorium at the Library for the Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave.

    2:30 p.m. Free.

    The city-based quartet presents the second installment of this concert series that features music by Hadyn and his students Anton Ferdinand Titz and Beethoven.

    212-642-0142. www.nypl.org/locations/lpa.

    Intro to the Potters Wheel ClassMUGI Pottery, 993 Amsterdam Ave.

    7-9 p.m. $70

    A one-time introductory class that lets you get your hands dirty on the pottery wheel without committing to an entire session of classes. Work made on the pottery wheel requires more than one session to finish so none of the work in this class will be completed.

    212-866-6202. http://www.mugipottery.com/intro-potters-wheel-class.

    Sun 24

    Overlook Concerts in Riverside ParkRiverside Park and 116th St, lower level.

    2 p.m. Free.

    The French Cookin’ Blues Band will play the blues from Mississippi to Chicago to Texas and Louisiana. They have been inducted into the hall of fame and frequently appear in star venues in New York.

    212-870-3070. riversideparknyc.org/events/.

    Dancing the Gods FestivalPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    7 p.m. $40.

    The second night of the World Music Institute’s annual “Dancing the Gods” festival, featuring performer, choreographer and teacher, Sanjukta Wagh.

    212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org/events.

    Mon 25

    Speaking of ScienceRoom 514 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.

    6:30 p.m. $10; members, $5

    Joel Kirman, chemical process engineer and member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers gives a talk on the future and past of wind energy. He explains the history of windmills and their role in renewable energy today.

    212-874-5210. www.nysec.org.

    Project Shaw — The Fascinating FoundlingLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    7 p.m. $35; member/senior $30; student $25.

    The Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw presents a Shaw related play each month. This month, the group will be reading Shaw’s “The Fascinating Foundling,” a silly comedy about two separate elegant young foundlings, a man and a woman, and their search a mate.

    212-355-7823. www.gingoldgroup.org.

    Tues 26

    A Study of György LigetiMiller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway.

    6 p.m. Free.

    Either/Or, a New York contemporary music orchestra joins pianist Taka Kigawa, violinist Jennier Cho and horn player Rachel Drehmann in a performance of György Ligeti’s later works.

    212-854-7799. www.millertheatre.com/events.

    Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the ImaginationRobert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West.

    6:30 p.m. $38; members $24

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and Jefferson scholar Peter S. Onuf present a study into the complex character of this founding father.

    212-485-9268. www.nyhistory.org/programs.

    Wed 27

    ‘Until They Sail’ Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue.

    11:15 a.m. Free.

    A screening of the 1957 film starring Joan Fontaine and Paul Newman. The men of New Zealand go to war, leaving behind women to welcome the U.S Marines who come ashore. New loves and relationships blossom.

    212-870-1810. http://www.nypl.org/locations/riverside

    Valentina Kozlova International Ballet CompetitionPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    12-10 p.m. $10; group or students $5.

    Young dancers from all around the world perform ballet in front of a distinguished panel of judges in the NYC 2016 Finals of this competition.

    212-245-0050. www.symphonyspace.org/events.