Out & About

| 31 Mar 2016 | 06:29

    Thu 7

    Great Music in a Great Space Concert SeriesThe Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.

    7:30-9:30 p.m.

    A reprise of Mahler’s astounding Eighth Symphony from earlier in the season.

    212-316-7540. www.stjohndivine.org

    Composer Portraits: Hannah LashMiller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway.

    8 p.m. $20-$30.

    The emotion of Romanticism marries disciplined technique in the music of Hannah Lash, she is serious and direct but passionately so. Lash will play her own music accompanied by the JACK Quartet and will debut two pieces of music at this show.

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

    Fri 8

    Israel: Discourse and Divide within the Jewish CommunityCongregation Habonim, 103 West End Ave., at 64th Street

    Kabbalat Shabbat services at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., $36; 18 and under, $18

    The congregation hosts Congressman Jerrold Nadler, for a Shabbat dinner and discussion. Advance registration for dinner is required.

    Register for dinner at http://goo.gl/IE4H3I, 212-787-5347, x103, or kaltman@habonim.net.

    Ethics and the Theater- ‘The Call’ Ceremonial Hall on the 4th floor of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street.

    6:30 – 9 p.m. Suggest donation $10.

    The society will present a reading of The Call by Tanya Barfield, a play about a couple who adopts a baby from Africa only to be faced with the complex realities of raising a child from another race and culture. A discussion of the ethical issues of the play will follow.

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

    Sat 9

    The Instant Shakespeare Company: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’Bloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th St.

    1–4 p.m. Free.

    Join the Instant Shakespeare Company as they perform a dramatic reading of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ using the original Folio & Quarto texts.

    212-222-8030. www.nypl.org/locations/bloomingdale.

    Musical Excursions: The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic BandPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    8 p.m. $25

    Liz Callaway, Tony Nominee and Emmy Award- winning actress will be featured on the program and Stephen Schwartz, composer of “Wicked” will accept the Profile in Leadership Award.

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

    Sun 10

    ‘The King and I’: From Book to Stage to FilmLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.

    3 p.m. $25; members $21; 30 and under $15.

    An in-depth look at The King and I exploring the journey this wondrous story took from autobiography, to novel, to film, to musical and then to film musical. Live performances, discussions and film clips will be used in this exploration.

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

    Composers by Chance Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space

    11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. $25; members $20; students $15.

    Get up close and personal with Broadway songwriters and pick their brains. Composers and lyricists from Legally Blonde: The Musical, Next to Normal and Elf will host intimate discussions on their life and work and audience members will draw lots to attend two of the three sessions.

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

    Mon 11

    Teen Movie: Jupiter AscendingBloomingdale Library, 150 West 100th St.

    3:30 p.m. Free.

    This month, Bloomingdale Library features Jupiter Ascending, a recent film about a young woman who discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility. Starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum.

    212-222-8030. www.nypl.org/locations/bloomingdale.

    Young Concert Artists: Ziyu ShenMerkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th St.

    7:30 p.m. $10-40.

    Violist Ziyu Shen, 17, began to play the violin at age four and switched to the viola at 12 while studying in Shanghai. She is the youngest ever winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.

    Tues 12

    BBC Shakespeare Film Series: ‘King Lear’The New York Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza.

    2 p.m. Free.

    A screening of BBC’s King Lear, directed by Ronald Eyre and starring Ian Holm.

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

    One Page Poetry Circle: Poetry and IdentitySt. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Ave.

    5:30 p.m. Free.

    Anyone can gather to be either a teacher or a learner and explore the works of established poets. There is no instructor; instead the form, content, language and meaning of iconic poetry is discussed by all and the question of who we are is explored together.

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

    Wed 13

    Doin’ It Right: Union Benefit Plan EventDistrict Council 1707, 420 West 45th St.

    8–11 a.m. Free.

    Join actuaries and attorneys to discuss the unique compliance challenges and demands from the Department of Labor that Union Benefit Plan administrators face. Hot button compliance issues for union benefit, pension and health & welfare plans will be illuminated.

    973-472-6250. bmadrigal@saxbst.com.

    Enter the Conversation: Krista TippetThe Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

    7-8:30 p.m. Free with RSVP.

    Krista Tippett, Peabody-Award winning broadcaster in a conversation with The Very Reverent Dr. James A. Kowalski based on her new book, ‘Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.’

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