Out & About

| 18 Mar 2016 | 04:24

    Thu 24

    Masters of the Media: American Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Barack ObamaThe Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West.

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

    An in-depth look into how the American presidency has evolved in the past century, focusing on how presidents have to adapt to the changing form communication and technology to craft a public image and influence public opinion.

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

    The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A ReadingThe Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street

    9-11:55 p.m.

    A reading of “Inferno,” the opening section of Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” is presented as part of the cathedral’s annual Maundy Thursday program.

    212-316-7540. www.stjohndivine.org/

    Fri 25

    Lamprophonic Emerging Writers SeriesBAR thalia, 2537 Broadway.

    8 p.m. Free.

    A variety of works by emerging writers in New York ranging from poetry, to nonfiction to anything that thoughtfully engages listeners will be shared with the audience.

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

    Lake Street Dive ConcertBeacon Theatre,

    8 p.m. $39.50.

    “Side Pony,” the hairstyle for which Lake Street Dive’s debut album is named, is a metaphor for the band; it represents their philosophy and personality as a band that seamlessly mixes R&B, pop, ‘60s-era rock and soul into a dance-party-ready mix.

    212-465-6500. www.beacontheatre.com/calendar.

    Sat 26

    ‘The Danish Girl’St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.

    2 p.m. Free.

    A screening of the 2015 film The Danish Girl starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne is Einar Wegener, a married Danish artist who begins living as a woman in the 1930s and undergoes one of the world’s first-gender reassignment surgeries.

    212-621-0619. www.nypl.org/locations/st-agnes.

    ‘Path of Hope’

    Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    8 p.m. $25; Day of Show $30.

    The 24th Annual Dance Concert of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance presents a range of traditional African performances from countries throughout the continent.

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

    Sun 27

    Readings in Deep EcologyCeremonial Hall at New York Society of Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.

    4 p.m. $5; member, free.

    Explore chapters and selection from works of famous environmental authors like Edward Abbey, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall and others then discuss the important points the writers were trying to make.

    212-874-5210. www.nysec.org/calendar-date_nysec

    Flora Photography Exhibit Closing ReceptionWest Side Arts Coalition at Broadway Mall Community Center, 96th Street and Broadway.

    2:30- 5:30 p.m. Free.

    Curated by Carolyn Reus, the closing reception of the flora photography exhibit held this month at the Broadway Mall Community Center, an old Beaux-Arts building in the intersection.


    Mon 28

    JASA Creative Writing ReadingsRiverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave.

    2-3 p.m. Free.

    The members of the Jewish Association Serving the Aging Sundays at JASA Creative Writing Course, will read their works, hosted by instructor Leo Schaff.

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

    SONGBOOK: Broadway’s FutureBruno Walter Auditorium at the Library of Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Square Plaza.

    6 p.m. Free.

    Arts and Artists at St. Paul and director John Znidarsic present a concert of new music by Broadway composers sung by Broadway vocalists.

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

    Tues 29

    Ensemble PamplemousseMiller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway.

    6 p.m. Free.

    Miller Theatre’s first pop-up concert of the spring features a group of five musicians and composers playing their own compositions.

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

    An Evening with Walter IsaacsonNew York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

    6:30 p.m. $44; members, $32.

    The CEO of Aspen Institute and author of “The Innovators” discusses the history of the digital revolution and the visionaries who contributed to the technology with philanthropist David Rubenstein.

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

    Wed 30

    John Eaton Memorial ConcertLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    8 p.m. Free.

    Members of the Pocket Opera Players perform the music of John Eaton, their founder, director and a prominent composer of microtonal music who died last year. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org/events.

    Riverside Teen Crime Scene Investigation ProgramRiverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue.

    3:30 p.m. Free.

    Teens aged 12-18 years old can solve crimes in the library and learn about forensics in this interactive program.

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