In This Issue

1. Free music in city parks and BAM

2. Marching through Madison Square Park

3. Bumming around the Battery

4. Louis Malle, Shen Wei, Robert Wilson, and Merce Cunningham at Lincoln Center

5. Plus Riff's Rants & Raves (including Joan Allen in YES, Vanessa Redgrave
in HECUBA, and Hugh Masekela and William Kentridge in Brooklyn)

6. and twi-ny's weekly recommended events, including book readings, film
screenings, panel discussions, concerts, street fairs, parades, and such special events as the New York Asian Film Festival, sacred music at St.Bart's, the International African American Arts Festival, the Three Stooges at Two Boots, Jean Vigo and friends at BAM, Wave Hill's fortieth anniversary, Vincent Price in Bryant Park, theater on ice in SoHo, disco gaming at the Knitting Factory, Gay Pride, Richard Hell at B&N, more of Bronx Week, and the Beatles, Antonioni, and Monet at the Brooklyn Museum

Quotes of the Week

"Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skycrapers, across the hundreds of
thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in
the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and
cement is an island."
-- Albert Camus, 1946

Volume 5, Number 3 June 22 ­ July 6, 2005

Sol LeWitt on the Met roof / photo by mdr

Summer Concert Series
of the Week


Ft. Green Park, Dekalb Ave. & Washington Park St. (FGP)
Brower Park, Brooklyn Ave. & Prospect Pl. (BP)
Von King Park, Lafayette, Marcy & Thompkins Ave. & Green St. (VKP)
St. Mary's Park, 146th St. & St. Ann's Ave. (SMP)
Crotona Park, 173rd St. & Crotona Park East (CP)
Mahoney Park, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St. (MP)
Highbridge Park, 173rd St. & Amsterdam Ave. (HP)
Jackie Robinson Park, 145th St. & Bradhurst Ave., (JRP)
Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St. & Mt. Morris Park (MGP)
Queensbridge Park, 21st St. Bridge Plaza, Vernon Blvd., & East River (QP)
Admission: free
While most of us are familiar with the free summer concerts in Central Park
and Prospect Park and downtown at the Hudson River Festival, there are also
great shows at some of the less-well-known city parks that are worth
checking out, including Big Daddy Kane in Brower Park, the Felix Hernandez
Rhythm Revue in Von King Park, Roy Ayers in Crotona Park, Kurtis Blow in
Mahoney Park, and Chuck Brown in Jackie Robinson Park.

Tuesday, July 5 Omar, FGP

Wednesday, July 6 Jaguar Wright, DJ K. Lifewalks, BP

Tuesday, July 12 Jose "El Canario" Alberto, SMP

Tuesday, July 12 Ursula Rucker / J. Ivy, FGP

Wednesday, July 13 Big Daddy Kane, J. Period, BP

Wednesday, July 13 Joe Bataan, Bobbito, CP

Thursday, July 14 Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue, VKP

Tuesday, July 19 Spanish Harlem Orchestra, SMP

Tuesday, July 19 Boot Camp Click featuring Buckshot, Sean Price, Smif
N Wessun, FGP

Wednesday, July 20 Roy Ayers, CP

Wednesday, July 20 Mighty Sparrow, BP

Thursday, July 21 Roy Ayers, Platinum Pied Pipers, VKP

Tuesday, July 26 Zapp Band, SMP

Wednesday, July 27 D.I.T.C., CP

Thursday, July 28 Zapp Band , VKP

Wednesday, August 3 Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue, MP

Tuesday, August 9 Beatnuts, HP

Tuesday, August 9 Blue Magic, QP

Wednesday, August 10 Kurtis Blow, MP

Wednesday, August 10 Blue Magic, JRP

Thursday, August 11 The Last Poets & Friends, MGP

Tuesday, August 16 Friends of Distinction, QP

Tuesday, August 16 Oro Solido, HP

Wednesday, August 17 Friends of Distinction, MP

Wednesday, August 17 Kindred the Family Soul, JRP

Thursday, August 18 Olu Dara, MGP

Tuesday, August 23 Kurtis Blow, QP

Tuesday, August 23 Aguakate, HP

Wednesday, August 24 Chuck Brown, JRP

Thursday, August 25 The Marvelettes, MGP

MetroTech Center Commons
Civic Center/Borough Hall area of Downtown Brooklyn
Corner of Flatbush & Myrtle Aves.
Thursday afternoons, 12:00 - 2:00
Through August 11
Admission: free
BAM's annual free festival features some great names as usual, including
Eddie Palmieri, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, and the amazing James Blood

Thursday, June 23 Lalah Hathaway

Thursday, June 30 Eddie Palmieri

Thursday, July 7 Amp Fiddler

Thursday, July 14 The Wailers

Thursday, July 21 Raul Midon

Thursday, July 28 Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

Thursday, August 4 James Blood Ulmer

Thursday, August 11 Lonnie Liston Smith and Eliane Elias


Midtown Park of the Week

LeWitt's sculpture curves through the park / photo by mdr

MADISON SQUARE PARK **** (out of four)
Intersection of 23rd St., Broadway, and Madison Aves.
Admission: free
We always love walking through this recently renovated park, which includes
the restored Admiral David Glasgow Farragut statue by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
and Stanford White and the statue dedicated to former neighborhood resident
Chester Alan Arthur, one of the least well known presidents. When we worked
in the neighborhood (one of us actually had an office near the prow of the
Flatiron Building once upon a time), we used to get sandwiches from
Eisenberg's and sit in the park during the daily dog parties; now they have
cordoned off an area along Broadway and designated it James' Dog Run, open
from 6:00 in the morning to midnight, where people can bring in their dogs
and let them climb on boxes and dig up rocks. There is also a colorful new
playground in the northeast corner, and near the corner of Madison by 24th
St. stands James Madison Tree, named for our fourth president.

Madison Square Park Oval Lawn
Wednesdays at 7:00 through August 10
Admission: free
Every Wednesday night during the summer, Madison Square Park presents free
music, from jazz to pop to funk. We strongly recommend Dar Williams on June
22, who is always fun to see, and the hot Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on
August 3, a fave of several twi-ny subscribers.

Wednesday, June 22 Dar Williams

Wednesday, June 29 Kenny Garrett Quartet

Wednesday, July 6 Vienna Teng

Wednesday, July 13 Luciana Souza: "Brazilian Duos," featuring Romero

Wednesday, July 20 Daby Toure

Wednesday, July 27 Stefon Harri & Blackout

Wednesday, August 3 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Wednesday, August 10 Danilo Perez Trio

Madison Square Park Oval Lawn
Performance Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Storytelling Thursdays at 10:30 am
Through August 25
Admission: free
This season's children's lineup includes storytelling, music, dance, and
lots of audience participation.

Thursday, June 23 Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets

Tuesday, June 28 Tucker's Tales Puppet Theatre ­ "It's a Wolf!"

Thursday, June 30 Ivan Ulz

Tuesday, July 5 Hayes Greenfield's Jazz-a-Ma-Tazz

Thursday, July 7 Dusty Wright

Tuesday, July 12 Audra Tsanos with Music for Aardvarks

Thursday, July 14 LuAnn Adams

Tuesday, July 19 Professor Putter & His Gadgetorium

Thursday, July 21 Patricia Shih

Tuesday, July 26 Mr. Fish & Lisa Lou

Thursday, July 28 Akwesi Asante

Tuesday, August 2 The Deedle Deedle Dees

Thursday, August 4 Taino

Tuesday, August 9 Dirty Sock Funtime Band

Thursday, August 11 Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Tuesday, August 16 Ralph's World

Thursday, August 18 Annie & the Natural Wonder Band

Tuesday, August 23 Chinese Theatre Works

Thursday, August 25 Erin Lee & Marci ­ "Gotta Play"

Danny Meyer enjoys a bite behind his Shake Shack / photo by mdr

THE SHAKE SHACK *** (out of four)
Madison Square Park
Southeast corner
Danny Meyer's Shake Shack offers parkgoers Chicago and Taxi dogs, pretty
darn good burgers, fries, frozen custard, the Arnold Palmer (a mix of
lemonade and iced tea), Shackapalooza sundaes, creamsicles, beer and wine,
and more, a great lunch respite in the Flatiron District. The ivy-covered
kiosk was designed by James Wines of SITE, incorporating the park's greenery
as well as the Flatiron Building, which looms over the southwest corner.
Grab a Shack Stack, cheese fries, and a Concrete Jungle and chow down while
sitting on Sol LeWitt's concrete circle. The last time we were there, we saw
Meyer himself, the man behind Union Square Cafe, Eleven Madison Park, Blue
Smoke, Tabla, and Gramercy Tavern, stopping off for a bite in back of the

MAD. SQ. ART 2005: SOL LeWITT *** (out of four)
Madison Square Park
Through December
Admission: free
Hartford-born conceptual artist Sol LeWitt has created two site-specific
works for Madison Square Park that provide a stunning counterpoint to the
recent beautiful renovation the space has undergone. Along the Madison Ave.
side by 24th St., right behind James Madison Tree, LeWitt has installed
"Curved Wall with Towers," an eighty-five-foot-long twisting concrete
structure with seventeen fourteen-foot-high rectangular towers. The above
Web site has a cool slide show detailing its construction. Near the
southwest corner is "Circle with Two Towers," which consists of a
three-feet-tall circle with eight fourteen-foot-high rectangular towers,
with a round mini-playground in the middle. The two stark, gray, bland
pieces, especially "Curved Wall with Towers," recall city skylines, a
startling contrast to the park's plants and trees in full bloom. It's also
nearly impossible to look at them and not think of the World Trade Center,
again offsetting the cheerful beauty of the park. LeWitt, who once worked
for architect I.M. Pei (as well as "Seventeen" magazine), has long been
fascinated with cubes; he has several painted-wood cube constructions in the
collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and these two
pieces in Madison Square Park continue that progression.

In the Thematic Neighborhood

Sol LeWitt's "Splotch #1" erupts on Met roof / photo by mdr

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Through October 30
Closed Monday
Recommended admission: $15
Just as Sol LeWitt's gray, concrete sculptures provide a stark, drab
contrast to the greenery of Madison Square Park, this six-piece installation
injects bright, beautiful colors that sparkle against the gray Manhattan
skyline and the cloudy blue sky, merging with the green lushness of Central
Park below. Although the mountainous works appear to be abstract, they were
created in great detail on the computer with Yoshitsugu Nakama and
constructed with foam, epoxy resin, and fiberglass. The highlight of the
collection, at the far end of the roof, is "Splotch #3," a horizontal
cityscape of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red that rises proudly in
front of New York's colorless skyscrapers. Closer to the food concession
stand are the black "Splotch #8" and white "Splotch #7" (we can't help but
think of Darth Vader and a stormtrooper) as well as the multicolored,
volcanic "Splotch #5" and "Splotch #15," which look as if they erupted color
that poured down their sides like a rainbow of lava. Finally, LeWitt's
thirty-two-foot-long "Wall Drawing #1152 Whirls and Twirls," painted in
acrylic in snaking, interlacing swirls of blues, yellows, greens, and reds,
was created specifically for this rooftop exhibition and will be destroyed
at its conclusion.

Also at the Met

"Celebes," 1921, Tate Modern, London / © 2004 Artists Rights Society (ARS),
New York/ADAGP, Paris

MAX ERNST: A RETROSPECTIVE ***1/4 (out of four)
Special Exhibition Galleries, the Tisch Galleries, second floor
Through July 10
Closed Monday
Recommended admission: $15
As long as you're at the Met, you might as well check out a few of its
myriad exhibits. This retrospective of the influential Surrealist who was a
citizen of Germany, the United States, and France collects 180 paintings,
drawings, collages, and sculptures, ranging from the famous and the fabulous
to the mundane and the middling. "Fruit of a Long Experience" is an unusual
three-dimensional relief with wires, pins, nails, and painted wood. "The
Chinese Nightingale" is a fine example of the fatagaga collage style Ernst
developed with Jean Arp. "Celebes" is an oil painting of a wonderfully
bizarre animal/machine creature in a surreal landscape. Take a good look at
that piece of metal in "Oedipus Rex." "The Forest" will make you think of
Don King's hair. "Red Nude" was created using Ernst's frottage method of
rubbing that involved a kind of psychic automatism. "Two Children Are
Threatened by a Nightingale" tells a frightening tale in three dimensions,
the gate opening out of the canvas as if an escape route for the endangered
kids. The bright colors and subject matter of "The Blessed Virgin Chastises
the Infant Jesus Before Three Witnesses: A.B., P.E. and the Artist" still
causes a bit of a stir. ("A.B. is Andre Breton; P.E., Paul Eluard.) "The
Fireside Angel" sees fascism as a strange, colorful demon. "Europe After the
Rain" envisions a postapocalyptic world, created through Ernst's version of
decalcomania. His sculptures from the mid-1940s are an impressive bunch ,
especially "The King Playing with the Queen," "The Table Is Set," and
"Moonmad." Unfortunately, most of his postwar paintings and collages lack
the same vitality and originality that made his earlier work stand out
(although we love the crazy creatures in the 1945 "Temptation of Saint
Anthony"). Virtually as interesting as his works is his life. Ernst was well
connected; among his friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and collaborators
were Arp, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Eluard, Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti,
Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanguy, and Roberto Matta. He was also somewhat of a ladies' man; his lovers included Eluard's wife, Gala (later to be the wife of Salvador Dali), Leonora Carrington, Peggy Guggenheim (whom he
married), and Dorothea Tanning (another of his wives).

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium unless otherwise noted
Free with museum admission

Sunday, June 26 Printed Fabric and Persian Robes: How Matisse Was
Inspired by His Textile Collection, with Rebecca A. Rabinow, 2:00

(Barbara F. Freed, 2003), 3:00

In the Neighborhood

**1/4 (out of four)

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Ave. between 89th & 90th Sts.
Through July 3
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Admission: $10
One of our favorite museums in the city is celebrating its 180th anniversary
with this wide-ranging collection of preparatory works from living members
of the National Academy. Unfortunately, although Lee Bontecou, Chuck Close,
Sue Coe, Helen Frankenthaler, Charles Gwathmey, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz,
Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Elizabeth Murray, Claes Oldenburg, Tom
Otterness, Robert Rauschenberg, Tony Rosenthal, Joan Snyder, Nancy Spero,
Frank Stella, and Wayne Thiebaud are all living NA members, none of them is
part of this exhibition. Instead, we get mostly mediocre paintings and
sculptures, few of which reveal much of anything, but a few do stand out,
including Barbara Adrian's playful "Cat on the Head," Carmen Cicero's
sweetly mysterious "The Ruisdael Enigma," Thomas Cornell's Renaissance-esque
"The Birth of Nature," Sonia Gechtoff's striking "Troika," Edward Giobbi's
Dead-like "Dried Roses with Skull," Daniel E. Greene's captivating "Pigment
Jars and Figures," the great Red Grooms's "Lucky's Funeral," and Gregory
Kondos's "El Capitan, Yosemite CA," which will make you think of Sol
LeWitt's splotches atop the Met.


Waterfront Parks of the Week

Fritz Koenig's "Sphere" moved from WTC site / photo by mdr

HISTORIC BATTERY PARK **** (out of four)
Lower tip of Manhattan
In 1626, the Dutch built Fort Amsterdam in what is now Battery Park, an
event that is commemorated on the flagpole that stands near the corner of
Battery Pl. & Greenwich. Walk around the pole to see depictions of the
purchase of Manhattan from the Indians and a map of Fort Amsterdam, which
became Fort James after the British captured it in 1664, then was recaptured
by the Dutch nine years later and went through a series of names, including
Fort Willem Hendrick, Fort Anne, and Fort George, before being demolished in
1790. Continue toward the water and stop by Fritz Koenig's battered
"Sphere," which used to reside on Austin J. Tobin Plaza at the World Trade
Center and was moved here exactly six months to the minute after the WTC
attacks. Next comes the colorful Hope Garden, which was dedicated in 1988 to
those with HIV/AIDS. At the base of the garden and in front of the entrance
to Castle Clinton is Luis Sanguino's spectacular bronze statue "The
Immigrants" (currently under repair, although you can peek through the
covered cage it's in), portraying men, women, and children arriving in New
York with dreams of a new life. From 1807 to 1811, the South-west Battery
was built, a round fortification with twenty-eight guns on one tier. It
protected the tip of Manhattan Island during the War of 1812 but never saw
battle; it was renamed in 1815 after former NYC mayor DeWitt Clinton. It
later became a performance venue and an aquarium. In the northwest corner of
the park is the granite stele dedicated to the Belgian Huegenot Walloon
Settlers, by Henry Bacon, who also designed the Lincoln Memorial.
To the west you'll come upon Jonathan Scott Hartley's 1903 statue of
John Ericsson, the Swedish engineer who designed the Monitor warship.
Ericsson is holding out a boat in one hand while the other grasps
engineering plans; walk around the statue to see bas relief of the Monitor
in battle and other inventions by Ericsson. Continue around the circle north
of Castle Clinton to see the stunning Korean War Veterans Memorial, designed
by Mac Adams. At the center of this monument is a fifteen-foot-high black
granite stele with the Universal Soldier cut out of it; he is surrounded by
a list of countries involved in the Korean conflict and how many people were
killed, injured, or MIA from each. On July 27, at ten in the morning, the
exact time the fighting stopped in Korea, the sun shines through the
Universal Soldier and onto the commemorative plaque. Be sure to walk to the
water next to see the incredible American Merchant Mariners Memorial near
Pier A. The 1991 sculpture, by Marisol, depicts a merchant marine vessel
sinking, having been attacked by a Nazi U-boat. Three men stand on top of
the ship, one reaching down, desperately trying to save one of his fallen
comrades, who is in the water. The sculpture was based on a German
photograph of an actual event. On the other side of Castle Clinton stands a
memorial plaque dedicated to the Supreme Being by General William Booth, the
founder of the Salvation Army.
Because of massive construction in the southeast corner of the park,
where the city will be building food kiosks, an aquatic carousel, and a
bosque that were originally scheduled to be completed by now, they've taken
down some sculptures, including that of Giovanni da Verrazano, who sailed
through New York Bay in the early sixteenth century and has a suspension
bridge named after him; he's memorialized in a 1909 sculpture by Ettore
Ximenes. You can't walk in the center of this part of the park right now, so
continue on along through the blooming Gardens of Remembrance by the water
and toward the ferry terminal and stop by the largest memorial in the park,
the East Coast Memorial, in the southern end, featuring an angry, mournful
eagle sculpted by Albino Manca. The eagle looks out on nineteen-foot granite
blocks that contain the names of those military men and women who "sleep in
the American coastal waters." Next, outside of Battery Gardens restaurant,
was Norman M. Thomas's 1947 Coast Guard Memorial, featuring two men helping a shirtless third man, a sculpture that, along with the merchant marine
memorial at the north end of the park, encapsulates the overall feeling of
the remarkable statuary that line this historic area, even with some of the
pieces currently not on view.

Tony Cragg's sculpture guards park entrance / photo by mdr

ROBERT F. WAGNER JR. PARK **** (out of four)
Just outside of the Museum of Jewish Heritage to the north of Battery Park
is this beautiful oasis overlooking the Hudson River. The park is named
after Bobby Jr., son of the former mayor; Jr. served on the City Council and
headed the City Planning Commission and the Board of Education. Walk along
the riverside and you'll first come upon Jim Dine's "Ape & Cat (At the
Dance)," in which the two large bronze animals are enjoying a spin together.
Continue along the river's edge and gaze into Louise Bourgeois's "Eyes," two
large eyeballs ­ which look more like breasts ­ that are peering out into
the water. Bear left and wander through Lynden Miller's fabulous series of
gardens, where lots of flowers are in bloom. Walk up the brick pavilion
built by Olin Partners and Machado Silvetti and take a seat on the
wooden-slatted benches. Walk under the arch and get lost in the view. On the
left side of the pavilion, study the timeline of New York harbor and read
about the ships that have sailed there. Walk through the lower arch back
down to the street to check out Tony Cragg's two "Resonating Bodies," one
looking like a guitar/whale, the other a trumpet/elephant foot. The park is
a great place to take the family; check the BPC Parks Web site above for a
list of such events as preschool plays, Elements of Nature Drawing,
Wednesdays in Wagner (fun and games for children five and older, from 3:30 ­
5:30 pm), Go Fish, birdwatching, public art tours, and more.

In the Neighborhood

Jim Hodges's "Look and See" / photo by mdr

ART ON THE PLAZA: LOOK AND SEE by Jim Hodges ***1/2 (out of four)
Ritz-Carlton promenade
2 West St. off Battery Pl.
Through October 30
Admission: free
At first, Pratt graduate Jim Hodges's black, white, silver, and gray
site-specific stainless-steel installation looks like a cow gone terribly
wrong, but in fact it's a revealing statement on the intersection of park
and city, of corporate structures and environmental beauty, of cityscapes
and nature. Stand in front of any part of this nine-ton, curvilinear piece
of unique camouflage and you'll see, reflected in its funhouse mirrors or
through the cut-out holes, parts of Battery and Rockefeller Parks, the
Ritz-Carlton, and yourself ­ but everything, of course, will look a wee bit
different in the refracted images.

Tom Dowd pays tribute to Andy Warhol / photo by mdr

NEW YORK IN THE 70s *** (out of four)
Tribute: Celebrating New York City
24 Broadway at Bowling Green
Through July 10
Admission: $10
Multimedia artist and activist David Niles built this ultrawhite space as a
tribute to Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center. Unfortunately,
Niles's primary contribution to the gallery, the fifteen-minute-film
REMEMBER, is utterly forgettable, a series of touristy imagery followed by
the collapse of the Towers in sensurround. However, Jack Dowd's playful
sculptures more than make up for that. Dowd's life-size figures range from
football referees and motorcycle madmen to dogs and Italian chefs, all with
a sly sense of humor. His four Andy Warhols, in different florescent colors
(mimicking the Factory founder's own portrait style), was created for this
exhibit. Make sure to take the winding staircase up to "Last Call," in which
Dowd has fashioned a full-size (but not full-service) bar with a collection
of offbeat characters right before closing time.
The other main exhibit is Allen Tannenbaum's photographs of the city in
the 1970s, including shots of Jack Nicholson, O.J. Simpson, Bruce
Springsteen, Mick Jagger with Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Devo, Donna Summer,
and other celebs, as well as pictures of Nancy Spungen being taken out of
the Chelsea Hotel; gay bashing; gas lines; the blackout; gangs; Ed Koch with
Bess Myerson; a homeless man; and a series of photos Tannenbaum took of John and Yoko for the SoHo Weekly shortly before Lennon's murder. Don't miss the great look at such hotspots as Plato's Retreat, Studio 54, and the Mudd
Club. The space also has a room paying tribute to the Village People; a
handful of dresses Stephen Burrows made for model Pat Cleveland; a video of
men who work on such landmarks as the Empire State Building, the Statue of
Liberty, and the George Washington Bridge; a digital illustrated history of
the city; and TV sets playing commercials from the Me Decade, including one
that teaches the world to sing and others starring the likes of Arthur
Godfrey and the Three Stooges. The cacophony of noise will get to you,
though, as the gallery soundtrack (T. Rex, the Bee Gees, Blondie) competes
with the commercials, the Village People, and other music.

Interior View of the Medicine Lodge, Mandan O-kee-pa Ceremony, 1832 /
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

***1/2 (out of four)
*** (out of four)

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
1 Bowling Green
Through September 5
Admission: free
George Catlin's Indian Gallery consists of some five hundred paintings that
document the life of Plains Indians during those fateful years in which the
U.S. government forced them off their land via the Indian Removal Act.
Catlin, who traveled for a time with Lewis and Clark, painted braves and
chiefs, warriors and athletes, dancers and medicine men. He captured on
canvas the Mandan O-kee-pa Last Race Ceremony, the Hidatsa Green Corn Dance, the Sioux Dog Feast, the Assiniboine Pipe Dance, a Choctaw lacrosse game, the Sioux Scalp Dance, and the Mandan Buffalo Dance, among many others. Sometimes his work is the only visual proof of these ceremonies and peoples. Other subjects include a winter buffalo chase, Niagara Falls, the St. Louis Sea, the lush greenery of Sgt. Floyd's grave, the Comanches as they are
about to battle the Dragoons, stunning clay bluffs, the swirling smoke as a
prairie meadow burns, and a frightening Sioux religious ceremony that
involves self-torture. The exhibit is supplemented with artifacts that
Catlin collected during his travels, mostly from the 1830s and 1840s.
"Spiderwoman Theater" is a multimedia look at the history of the theater
troupe of three Brooklyn-born sisters (Kana/Rapahonnock) who have toured
North America for more than thirty years, weaving stories about their
history and culture into small plays. It's a little too folky for us, but we
did enjoy the very funny section of SUN, MOON, AND FEATHER in which they relate their father's dedication to his small boat. Kids will probably get a
bigger kick out of this exhibit. Also at the museum is Charles and Valerie
Diker's collection of artifacts that expresses the integrity, emotion,
movement, idea, composition, intimacy, and vocabulary of Native Americans.


Admission: free unless otherwise noted

Through July 31 Especially for Kids: COYOTE GOES UNDERGROUND (Chuck Banner, Maggi Banner, and Joseph Leonard Concha, 1989), TOKA (David Wing and Cyndee Wing, 1994), HOT DOG (Judith Norris, 1999), and THE LEGEND OF QUILLWORK GIRL AND HER SEVEN STAR BROTHERS (Steve Barron, 2003), daily at 10:30 & 11:30

Through July 31 George Catlin and His Indian Gallery: VIEWS OF A

Thursday, June 23, 6:00
Saturday, June 25, 1:00 At the Movies: CHAC (Rolando Klein, 1974)

Friday, June 24
Sunday, June 26 New Tribe/Urban Indians: HAWAIIAN STING (Peter Beyt,
1997), SUN, MOON & FEATHER (Bob Rosen and Jane Zipp, 1989), and The THREE SEVENS (Jorge Lozano, 1993), 1:00 & 3:00

Thursday, July 7
Saturday, July 16 LMCC SiteLines: REEL, site-specific contemporary dance
piece by Tom Pearson, Rotunda, 2:00 (with extra 6:30 show on Thursdays)

Saturday, July 9 From the Shelves of the Resource Center: Storybook
Readings and Workshops, 12 noon

Thursday, July 21 Iroquois Cornhusk Doll Family Workshop, with Paul
Betancourt, 5:00

Museum of Jewish Heritage ­ A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Pl.
Admission: $10

Through October 16 Kippur: Three Weeks in October

Through November 27 New York -- City of Refuge, Stories from the Last 60

Through December Ours to Fight For: American Jews During the Second World


Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City (RP)
World Financial Center Plaza (WFC)
Wagner Park in Battery Park City (WP)
Historic Battery Park Lawn (BPL)
Castle Clinton in Battery Park (CC)
Admission: free (same-day free tickets required for Castle Clinton shows)
This season's festival on the Hudson River includes such can't-miss freebies
as Richard Thompson at World Financial Center Plaza on June 28, the Band's
Garth Hudson at Rockefeller Park on June 29, the Wailers at Rockefeller on
July 13, and McCoy Tyner at Castle Clinton on August 4. Please note that the
shows at Castle Clinton require free tickets, which are distributed the day
of the show starting at 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 22 Hudson River Festival: Lalah Hathaway, RP, 7:00

Friday, June 24 Swedish Midsummer Festival, WP, 5:00

Friday, June 24 Swedish Family Dance: Paul Dahlin and Ctka, WP, 6:30

Tuesday, June 28 Hudson River Festival: Richard Thompson, WFCP, 7:00

Wednesday, June 29 Hudson River Festival: Garth Hudson on the Hudson,
with vocals by Maud, RP, 7:00

Thursday, July 7 River & Blues: John Hammond, WP, 7:00

Thursday, July 7 Music at Castle Clinton: Clem Snide, 7:00

Friday, July 8 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Pamela Patrick,
WP, 6:30

Monday, July 11 Summer Stars: Adam Golka, pianist, MSC, 7:30

Tuesday, July 12 The Fab Faux, WFCP, 7:00

Wednesday, July 13 Hudson River Festival: The Wailers, RP, 7:00

Thursday, July 14 River & Blues: Hugh Pool Band, WP, 7:00

Thursday, July 14 Music at Castle Clinton: Calexico, 7:00

Friday, July 15 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Maguette Camara, WP,

Monday, July 18 Summer Stars: Caitlin Tully, violinist, MSC, 7:30

Tuesday, July 19 Hudson River Festival: Tinariwen, WFCP, 7:00

Wednesday, July 20 Hudson River Festival: Regina Carter, RP, 7:00

Thursday, July 21 River & Blues: Michael Hill Blues Mob, WP, 7:00

Thursday, July 21 Music at Castle Clinton: M. Ward, 7:00

Friday, July 22 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Maguette Camara, WP,

Monday, July 25 Summer Stars: Svet Stoyanov, percussion, MSC, 7:30

Tuesday, July 26 The Waifs and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, WFCP, 7:00

Wednesday, July 27 Hudson River Festival: Daniel Lanois, RP, 7:00

Thursday, July 28 River & Blues: Scott Ainslie, WP, 7:00

Thursday, July 28 Music at Castle Clinton: Robert Earl Keen, 7:00

Friday, July 29 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Pamela Patrick, WP,

Monday, August 1 Summer Stars: Antares, chamber quartet, MSC, 7:30

Wednesday, August 3 Hudson River Festival: Ronnie Spector with the
Uptown Horns, RP, 7:00

Thursday, August 4 River & Blues: Irving Louis Lattin, WP, 7:00

Thursday, August 4 Music at Castle Clinton: McCoy Tyner, 7:00

Friday, August 5 Sunset Jam on the Hudson with Maguette Camara, WP,

Monday, August 8 Summer Stars: Daniel Bernard Roumain and his forces,
MSC, 7:30

Wednesday, August 10 Hudson River Festival: Little Anthony and the
Imperials, RP, 7:00

Friday, August 12 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Mary Knysh, WP, 6:30

Wednesday, August 17 Hudson River Festival: Jesse Herrero y S‹n Sublime,
WP, 7:00

Friday, August 19 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Mary Knysh, WP, 6:30

Wednesday, August 24 Hudson River Festival: Johnny Ray y Salsa con Clase,
WP, 7:00

Friday, August 26 Sunset Jam on the Hudson, with Mary Knysh, WP,

Wednesday, August 31 Hudson River Festival: Cortijo's Tribe with Zon del
Barrio and Angel Luis Torruellas, WP, 7:00

Thursday, September 8 Hudson River Festival: Ray Castro y Conjunto
Clasico, WP, 7:00

Saturday, September 24 The Fourth Annual Family Music Festival in Battery
Park City: Harmony on the Hudson, with Tom Chapin, David Gonzalez, Robbie & Bakithi Kumalo and the Double Dutch Divas, and the Carnegie Hill Band, WP, 12 noon


South Street Seaport
Pier 17 unless otherwise noted
All shows at 7:00 unless otherwise noted
Admission: free
The highlights of this season's free music festival at the Seaport include
Graham Parker on July 7, Son Volt on July 14, Rodney Crowell on July 22, and
the one and only Sugar Hill Gang on August 25.

Thursday, June 30 Ollabelle with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Wednesday, July 6 Jose "El Canario" Alberto

Thursday, July 7 Graham Parker

Friday, July 8 The Double with Cass McCombs

Wednesday, July 13 Ray Sepulveda

Thursday, July 14 Son Volt with Dr. Dog

Friday, July 15 Beat Goes On: Songs of New York

Wednesday, July 20 Northern State

Thursday, July 21 Jaguar Wright

Friday, July 22 Rodney Crowell

Wednesday, July 27 Johnny Ray

Thursday, July 28 The Trammps

Friday, July 29 Jay Siegel & the Tokens

Wednesday, August 3 Chris Smither with Thea Gilmore

Thursday, August 4 Summer Soul Nights: BT Express

Friday, August 5 Tiempo Libre

Wednesday, August 10 Devotchka with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Thursday, August 11 Summer Soul Nights with KissFM

Friday, August 12 Zon del Barrio

Wednesday, August 17 Chuck Prophet with Teddy Thompson

Thursday, August 18 Summer Soul Nights with KissFM

Friday, August 19 Tarantula A.D. with Hockey Night

Thursday, August 25 Summer Soul Nights: Sugar Hill Gang

Friday, August 26 Leo & the Pharmacists with I Am Kloot with Tigers
and Monkeys


Film Festival of the Week

Maurice Ronet sees no way out in Malle noir classic / courtesy Rialto Pictures

LOUIS MALLE **** (out of four)

Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th St. between Eighth Ave. & Broadway
June 24 ­ July 19
Tickets: $10
Grand filmmaker Louis Malle compiled quite an impressive collection of films
before his death at the age of sixty-three ten years ago. Don't miss the
ultracool ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS, which kicks off this Lincoln Center festival, as well as such remarkable fare as the incestuous MURMUR OF THE HEART, the heartbreaking AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS, the thrilling ATLANTIC CITY, the controversial PRETTY BABY, the talkative MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, the underwater THE SILENT WORLD, the scandalous THE LOVERS, the political MAY FOOLS, and plenty of other Malle works that are not quite as well known but contribute to his vast, complex, and thrilling cinematic pallette.


ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS / ASCENSEUR POUR L'ECHAFAUD (Louis Malle, 1957) ***3/4 (out of four)
Opens June 24
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston St. between First & Second Aves.
Louis Malle's first feature-length fiction film, following THE SILENT WORLD
(made with Jacques Cousteau), is a classic French noir that comes with all
the trimmings ­ and can now be seen in an excellent new 35mm print. Jeanne
Moreau stars as Florence Carala, who is married to ruthless business tycoon
Simon (Jean Wall) but is carrying on an affair with Simon's right-hand man,
Julien Tavernier (Maurice Ronet). Julien plans the perfect murder ­ or so he
thinks, until he has to go back to retrieve a crucial piece of evidence and
gets trapped on the elevator. While he struggles to find a way out and
Florence waits for him anxiously at a neighborhood bistro, young couple
Louis (Georges Poujouly) and Veronique (Yori Bertin) take off in Julien's
convertible and get into some serious trouble of their own. Mistaken
identity, cold-blooded killings, jealousy, and one of the greatest film
scores ever ­ by Miles Davis, recorded in one overnight session ­ make
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS a splendid debut from one of the world's finest filmmakers.

(Louis Malle, 1971), 3:10

Friday, June 24 AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (Louis Malle, 1987), 5:30

Saturday, June 25 THE SILENT WORLD / LE MONDE DU SILENCE (Louis Malle and Jacques Cousteau, 1956), 12:30

Saturday, June 25 CALCUTTA (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 2:15

Saturday, June 25 ATLANTIC CITY (Louis Malle, 1980), 4:20

Saturday, June 25 MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ (Louis Malle, 1981), 6:30

Saturday, June 25 THE FIRE WITHIN / LE FEU FOLLET (Louis Malle, 1963), 9:15

Sunday, June 26 ZAZIE IN THE METRO / ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO (Louis Malle, 1960), 1

Sunday, June 26 THE LOVERS / LES AMANTS (Louis Malle, 1958), 3:15

Sunday, June 26: LACOMBE, LUCIEN (Louis Malle), 5:30

Sunday, June 26 VANYA ON 42ND STREET (Louis Malle, 1994), 8:30


Monday, June 27 THE LOVERS / LES AMANTS (Louis Malle, 1958), 3

Tuesday, June 29 THE LOVERS / LES AMANTS (Louis Malle, 1958), 2 & 6:15

Wednesday, June 29 THE SILENT WORLD / LE MONDE DU SILENCE(Louis Malle and Jacques Cousteau, 1956), 4:15 & 8:30

Thursday, June 30 A VERY PRIVATE AFFAIR / VIE PRIVÉE (Louis Malle, 1961), 2 & 6:30

Thursday, June 30 ZAZIE IN THE METRO / ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO (Louis Malle, 1960), 4:15 & 8:40

Friday, July 1 THE FIRE WITHIN / LE FEU FOLLET (Louis Malle, 1963), 2
& 6:40

Friday, July 1 VIVA MARIA (Louis Malle, 1965), 4:15 & 8:50


Saturday, July 2 PHANTOM INDIA, Part Two: DREAMS AND REALITY / A LOOK AT CASTES (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 4:15

Saturday, July 2 PHANTOM INDIA, Part Three: ON THE FRINGES OF INDIAN SOCIETY / BOMBAY -- THE FUTURE OF INDIA (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 6:30

Saturday, July 2 LACOMBE, LUCIEN (Louis Malle), 8:45

Sunday, July 3 THE THIEF OF PARIS / LE VOLEUR (Louis Malle, 1967), 2
& 6:30

Sunday, July 3 THE FIRE WITHIN / LE FEU FOLLET (Louis Malle, 1963),

Sunday, July 3 VIVA MARIA (Louis Malle, 1965), 8:50

Monday, July 4 CALCUTTA (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 2 & 6:30

(Louis Malle, 1971), 4:10 & 8:40

Tuesday, July 5 THE THIEF OF PARIS / LE VOLEUR (Louis Malle, 1967), 1 & 9

(Louis Malle, 1971), 1:30 & 6

Wednesday, July 6 CALCUTTA (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 3:40


Thursday, July 7 LACOMBE, LUCIEN (Louis Malle), 1, 3:45 & 6:30

Thursday, July 7 PHANTOM INDIA, Part Two: DREAMS AND REALITY / A LOOK AT CASTES (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 9:10

Friday, July 8 PRETTY BABY (Louis Malle, 1978), 2 & 6:30

Malle,1974) and WILLIAM WILSON (episode from SPIRIT OF THE DEAD) (Louis
Malle, 1967), 4:15

Friday, July 8 PHANTOM INDIA, Part Three: ON THE FRINGES OF INDIAN SOCIETY / BOMBAY -- THE FUTURE OF INDIA (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 8:45

Saturday, July 9 ATLANTIC CITY (Louis Malle, 1980), 12:30 & 7

Saturday, July 9 BLACK MOON (Louis Malle, 1975), 2:40 & 9:10

Saturday, July 9 HUMAN, TOO HUMAN / HUMAIN, TROP HUMAIN (Louis Malle,1974) and WILLIAM WILSON (episode from SPIRIT OF THE DEAD) (Louis Malle, 1967), 4:45

Sunday, July 10 LACOMBE, LUCIEN (Louis Malle), 1


Sunday, July 10 PHANTOM INDIA, Part Two: DREAMS AND REALITY / A LOOK AT CASTES (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 7

Sunday July 10 PHANTOM INDIA, Part Three: ON THE FRINGES OF INDIAN SOCIETY / BOMBAY -- THE FUTURE OF INDIA (Louis Malle, 1968-69), 9:10

Monday, July 11 PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE (Louis Malle, 1974), 2:30 & 6:30

Monday, July 11 BLACK MOON (Louis Malle, 1975), 4:30 & 8:30

Tuesday, July 12 MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ (Louis Malle, 1981), 1

Tuesday, July 12 CRACKERS (Louis Malle, 1983), 3:15

Wednesday, July 13 CRACKERS (Louis Malle, 1983), 2 & 6:15

Wednesday, July 13 MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ (Louis Malle, 1981), 4 & 8:10

Thursday, July 14 ALAMO BAY (Louis Malle, 1985), 2

Thursday, July 14 PRETTY BABY (Louis Malle, 1978), 4 & 9

Friday, July 15 AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (Louis Malle, 1987), 1 & 7

Friday, July 15 GOD'S COUNTRY (Louis Malle, 1986), 3:15 & 9:10

Friday, July 15 AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Louis Malle, 1987), 5:15

Saturday, July 16 ALAMO BAY (Louis Malle, 1985), 1

Saturday, July 16 AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (Louis Malle, 1987), 5 & 9:20

Saturday, July 16 GOD'S COUNTRY (Louis Malle, 1986), 3

Saturday, July 16 MAY FOOLS / MILOU EN MAI (Louis Malle, 1989), 7:10

Saturday, July 17 AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (Louis Malle, 1987), 1 & 5

Sunday, July 17 DAMAGE (Louis Malle, 1992), 2:45

Sunday, July 17 ALAMO BAY (Louis Malle, 1985), 6:45

Sunday, July 17 MAY FOOLS / MILOU EN MAI (Louis Malle, 1989), 8:45

Monday, July 18 VANYA ON 42ND STREET (Louis Malle, 1994), 1:30 & 6:15

Monday, July 18 DAMAGE (Louis Malle, 1992), 3:50 & 8:40

Tuesday, July 19 DAMAGE (Louis Malle, 1992), 1:30 & 6:15

Tuesday, July 19 VANYA ON 42ND STREET (Louis Malle, 1994), 3:45 & 8:30

In the Neighborhood

Robert Wilson's I LA GALIGO comes to Lincoln Center/
photo by Ken Cheong/Ung Ruey Loon


LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL 2005 **** (out of four)
Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, 60th St. & Broadway (AR)
Avery Fisher Hall, 65th St. & Broadway (AFH)
The Clark Studio Theater, seventh floor, the Rose Building, 165 West 65th
St. (CST)
Damrosch Park Tent, 62nd St. between Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. (DPT)
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, John Jay College, Amsterdam Ave. between 58th &
59th Sts. (GWLT)
New York State Theater, 64th St. & Broadway (NYST)
Paul Hall, the Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, 65th St. &
Broadway (PH)
The Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, 60th St. &
Broadway (RT)
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th St. (SHKP)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (NYPL)
June 29 - July 30
Tickets: $25-$200
Every summer, while the opera, ballet, and philharmonic take a break from
their indoor shows at Lincoln Center, the houses are filled with
international and avant-garde music, dance, and theatrical productions that
are generally more cutting edge than LC's usual plate. This season's
highlights include Robert Wilson's I LA GALIGO, Merce Cunningham's OCEAN, Shen Wei Dance Arts' NEAR THE TERRACE, and Le Théâtre du Soleil's LE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL, in addition to special symposiums.

Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, September 1 Exhibition: I LA GALIGO: From the Sulawesi Epic to
the Stage, NYPL

Tuesday, July 12 Festival Opening Night: Merce Cunningham Dance Company,
OCEAN, RT, $35-$70, 8:00

Tuesday, July 12
Sunday, July 16 LA BELLA DORMENTE NEL BOSCO, with the Gotham Chamber Opera and Westminster Festival Choir, GWLT, $60, 8 PM

Wednesday, July 13 Symposium: AFRICA þý AMERICA HIP HOP, moderated by Banning Eyre, with Ben Herson, Rose Studio, free but ticket required at Rose Building one hour prior to symposium, 6:00

Wednesday, July 13
Sunday, July 16 I LA GALIGO, by Robert Wilson, NYST, $25-$150, 8:00

Wednesday, July 13
Sunday, July 16 Merce Cunningham Dance Company: OCEAN, RT, $35-$70, 8:00

Thursday, July 14 Symposium: LA BELLA DORMENTE NEL BOSCO, featuring a conversation with Basil Twist and Cheryl Henson, SHKP, free but ticket required at Rose Building one hour prior to symposium, 6:00

Thursday, July 14 AFRICA þý AMERICA: Hip Hop's Journey from the Terra to the Streets, with Wyclef Jean and Daara J, AFH, $25-$40, 8:00

Friday, July 15 Symposium: Merce Cunningham, with Elliott Forrest, free
but ticket required at Rose Building one hour prior to symposium, SKP, 6:00

Sunday, July 17
Sunday, July 24
Saturday, July 30
Caravanserai ­ Odysseys), Part One: Le fleuve cruel (The Cruel River), Part
Two: Origines et destins (Origins and Destinies), Le Théâtre du Soleil,
$125-$200, DPT, 3:00 & 7:30

Sunday, July 17 Rahayu Supanggah in Concert, CST, $25, 7:00

Monday, July 18 Symposium: Shadowtime, with Brian Ferneyhough and Charles
Bernstein, moderated by Joel Sachs, PH, free but ticket required at Rose
Building one hour prior to symposium, 6:00

Monday, July 18 The Music of Brian Ferneyhough, with the New Juilliard
Ensemble, PH, free, 8:00

Monday, July 18
Tuesday, July 19 MUGIYONO KASIDO, by Kabar Kabur (Rumors) and Bagaspati
(From the Sun's Soul), CST, $35, 8:00

Monday, July 18
Tuesday, July 19
Saturday, July 23
Wednesday, July 27
Caravanserai ­ Odysseys), Part One: Le fleuve cruel (The Cruel River), Part
Two: Origines et destins (Origins and Destinies), Le Théâtre du Soleil,
$175-$100, DPT, 3:00 & 7:30

Tuesday, July 19 Symposium: Ariane Mnouchkine: Does Art Matter? SHKP,
free but ticket required at Rose Building one hour prior to symposium, 5:30

Tuesday, July 19 Shen Wei Dance Arts: NEAR THE TERRACE PART 1, NYST, $45, 8:00

Saturday, July 23 ARLECCHINO, SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, performed by Giorgio Strehler's Piccolo Teatro di Milano, ATH, $60, 7:00

Saturday, July 23 Icebreaker: Works by David Lang, Erik Bünger, John
Godfrey , Louis Andriessen, Conlon Nancarrow, Thomas Adès, Frank Zappa, and others, AR, $28, 9:00

Sunday, July 24 Alarm Will Sound: Works by Aphex Twin, with Richard
Devine, AR, $28, 9:00

Wednesday, July 27
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30 MY LIFE AS A FAIRY TALE, conceived and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, with music by Stephin Merritt, starring Fiona Shaw, Blair Brown, Mia Maestro, Mary Lou Rosato, and Qian Yi, GLT, $60, 8:00

Thursday, July 28
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30 Modern Noh Plays: SOTOBA KOMACHI and YOROBOSHI, by Yukio Mishima, RT, $30-$100, 8:00

RICHARD TUCKER PARK *** (out of four)
Junction of Broadway and Columbus Ave. at West 66th St.
It's really more of an expanded meridian than a park, but standing at the
north end is a bust of opera legend Richard Tucker (1913-75), looking south
down Broadway. The large marble base is covered in titles of operas Tucker
starred in at the Met.


Riff's Rants & Raves
Joan Allen breaks free from her mundane life in YES / photo by Nicola Dove

YES (Sally Potter, 2004) *** (out of four)
Opens June 24
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston St. between First & Second Aves.
Clearview's 1st & 62nd Cinemas
400 East 62nd St. at First Ave.
Tickets: $10.75
Joan Allen is excellent as a woman disillusioned with her marriage to a
political bigwig (Sam Neill) and dives deep into a torrid affair with an
Arab man (Simon Abkarian) she knows little about. Filmed in London, Belfast,
Beirut, and Havana, YES was written and directed by Sally Potter (ORLANDO), who also composed the score. All of the dialogue is delivered in iambic pentameter, but you might not even realize it, although occasionally a
forced rhyme will sneak through and pull you out of the film's involving
grasp. Potter, cinematographer Alexei Rodionov, and editor Daniel Goddard
set an unusual and dramatic pace and look to the film, incorporating slow
motion, freeze frames, grainy visuals, and other techniques that give YES a
unique and very different feel. Potter also injects a clever ­ and
much-needed -- sense of humor by having a series of maids deal directly with
the camera, primarily Shirley Henderson, who tells the viewer that no matter
how hard she tries, she can't clean up all of the dirt left behind by Neill
and Allen.

Vanessa Redgrave fights misery and loss in HECUBA / photo by Richard Termine

HECUBA *** (out of four)
Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.
Reviewed: June 21 performance
Through Sunday, June 26
Tickets: $30-$85
Closing out BAM's spring season is this timely Royal Shakespeare Company
production of Euripedes' play Hecuba, which takes place immediately
following the Trojan War. Hecuba (Vanessa Redgrave), the former queen of
Troy, is now a slave; her husband, Priam, is dead, and Achilles' son has
chosen her daughter, Polyxena (Lydia Leonard), to be sacrificed to his
father's ghost. Although she pleads with the Greek leaders Agamemnon
(Malcolm Tierney) and Odysseus (Darrell D'Silva) to save her daughter, she
collapses as she listens to Polyxena proclaim that she is going to welcome
her impending brutal death with pride and dignity. As tragedy after tragedy
befalls Hecuba ­ she loses her country, her riches, her freedom, her family
-- she soon grows weary of her despair and decides to take matters into her
own hands. After a troubling start in London, the show was revamped for its
run at the Kennedy Center in D.C., getting a new stage design (which looks
like a refugee camp) and Tony Harrison as director. He works with his own
translation, sprinkled with modern references to make audiences think of
Sarajevo, Kosovo, Gaza, Iraq, and other war-ravaged international hotspots.
The Greek chorus of slave women is indeed a chorus; they sing their parts,
which gets annoying quickly, detracting from the overall dramatic urgency.
Also, Talthybius's (Alan Dobie) repeated use of the word "bitches" to refer
to the slave women is awkward and out of place. However, the acting, led by
Redgrave and with an excellent, albeit brief, turn by Leonard, is solid, and
the ending is powerful, emotional, and very bloody. While many of the
reviews have been lukewarm at best, the audience at the June 21 performance
was quick to rise to its feet and deliver a rousing standing ovation.

Soho Eckstein in STEREOSCOPE / courtesy the artist
and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Reviewed: Thursday, June 23 at the Prospect Park Bandshell
Upcoming: Monday, June 27 at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 9:00 Enter park at East or West 72nd St.
Admission: free
The marvelous Hugh Masekela opened this special June 23 South African program in Prospect Park, sweetly blasting his trumpet through the soft night air, leading his band in front of a joyous overflow crowd. Despite numerous sound problems, he serenaded the city with songs from his brand-new release, REVIVAL (Heads Up, 2005), including an extended "District Six," as well as such old favorites as "Bring Him Back Home (Nelson Mandela)" and "Stimela (Coal Train)." As darkness took over, the movie screen descended and Brooklyn was treated to another very special event, as pianist Jill Richards, the Sontonga Quartet, trumpeter Adam Howard, and vocalist Tumelo Moloi performed Philip Miller's thrilling score composed for William Kentridge's remarkable Soho Eckstein films. From 1989's JOHANNESBURG, 2nd GREATEST CITY AFTER PARIS through 2003's TIDE TABLE, Kentridge, bringing his unique charcoal drawings to life, tells the story of industrialist Soho Eckstein and common man Felix Teitlebaum -- who is having an affair with Mrs. Eckstein -- amid the economic, social, political, and racial upheaval of twentieth-century South Africa. Kentridge's work follows a sort of stream of consciousness, so don't expect a linear narrative and overheated messages. Instead let the complex images just drift you away, like the tide in the final film. Don't be late to the next screening, June 27 at the Central Park Bandshell; the evening begins with Kentridge's 2003 JOURNEY TO THE MOON, in which he appears.


twi-ny top 2 dozen (or so) weekly reminders & special events

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Dorothy Levitt Lobby, Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.
Admission: free

Through Sunday, June 26 Bid on any of more than eighty works that are on
display at the Gilman Opera House (you can bid online as well), with a
closing reception to announce the winners beginning at 5:00 on Sunday. Among
the artists participating in this BAM fundraiser are Alex Katz, Jasper
Johns, Chuck Close, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Bourgeois,
Francesco Clemente, Jim Dine, Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith, Roxy Paine, and
William Wegman. But hands off Matthew Maguire's "Subterranean Stream"; that
one's ours.


All events approximately 11:00 am - 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted
Admission: free

Wednesday, June 22
Sunday, June 26 San Juan Batista Festival: Crotona Pkwy between Southern
Blvd. & Boston Rd.

Wednesday, June 22 Feast of St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo:
Ditmars Blvd. between 58th & 38th Sts.

Thursday, June 23
Sunday, June 26 St. Demetrios Greek Festival: 152nd St. between 84th Ave.
& 84th Dr.

Saturday, June 25 Village Reform Democratic Club Festival: Waverly Pl.
between Broadway & Fifth Ave.

Saturday, June 25 Children's Leukemia Research Association / 52
Association Jazz Festival: 52nd St. between Lexington & Seventh Aves.

Saturday, June 25 Friends of the 13th Precinct: Second Ave. between 23rd
& 34th Sts.

Saturday, June 25 Dominican Festival: Amsterdam Ave. between 192nd &
193rd Sts.

Saturday, June 25 Bronx Week Mega Street Festival: Third Ave. between
Westchester Ave. & 152nd St.

Sunday, June 26 Seafarers & International House / Gramercy Park Fair:
Third Ave. between 14th & 23rd Sts.

Sunday, June 26 Heritage of Pride Festival: Christopher St. between West
& Hudson Sts.

Sunday, June 26 West Side Prevention / Mitchell-Lama Residents / 15th
Annual Columbus Summer Festival: Columbus Ave. between 86th & 96th Sts.

Sunday, June 26 Ridgewood LDC / Fresh Pond Road Chamber Festival: Fresh
Pond Rd. between Putnam & Metropolitan Aves.

Sunday, June 26 South Brooklyn LDC / Smith Street Festival: Smith St.
between Union & Bergen Sts.

Sunday, June 26 Midwood Development Corporation Street Festival: Ave. M
between East13th St. & Ocean Ave.

Sunday, June 26 Pridefest 2005: Washington St. between Christopher &
Spring Sts.

Saturday, July 2 Times Square Block Party: 43rd St. between Seventh &
Eighth Aves.

Saturday, July 2 McBurney YMCA Fair: Sixth Ave. between 14th & 23rd Sts.

Saturday, July 2 Woodside on the Move Fair: Woodside Ave. between
Roosevelt Ave. & 65th Pl.

Sunday, July 3 Old Saint Patrick's Cathedral School / the Annual
Village Fair: Broadway between Houston & Grand Sts.

Monday, July 4 The Great July 4th Festival: Water St. between Fulton &
Broad Sts.

Monday, July 4 Times Square Block Party: 46th St. between Seventh &
Eighth Aves.


BRONX WEEK 2005 highlights
Various venues
June 18-26
Admission: free

Wednesday, June 22 Bronx Trolley Tour including Arthur Ave., Edgar Allan
Poe Cottage, Hall of Fame for Great Americans, historic districts, and more,
departing from 851 Grand Concourse at 161st St., free but reservations
required, 718-590-3047, 9:30 am & 1:30 pm

Wednesday, June 22
Sunday, June 26 Grecian Festival, 3573 Bruckner Blvd., 6:00 ­ 11:00 pm

Thursday, June 23 Big Band Brunch for Seniors, hosted by NY1's Dean
Meminger, free but ticket required, 718-590-6248, 11:00 am

Friday, June 24 Health Fair and Greenmarket, Bronx County Building,
Veteran's Memorial Hall, 851 Grand Concourse at East 161st St., 11:00 am

Friday, June 24 Verbena Internacional Block Party, 142nd St. between
Wales Ave. & Southern Blvd., 10:00 am ­ 4:00 pm

Friday, June 24 American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Lehman High
School, 3000 East Tremont Ave., 718-991-4576, 6:00 pm ­ 9:00 am

Saturday, June 25 Farmer's Market: Eating Healthy, Living Healthy,
Bissell Garden, intersection of Baychester Ave. & East 241st St., 9:30 am -
1:30 pm

Saturday, June 25 Bronx Week Street Festival: Third Ave. between 149th &
152nd Sts., 10:00 am ­ 6:00 pm

Saturday, June 25 Family Day by the River, with Sonia Manzano of SESAME
STREET, Burke Bridge in the Bronx River Forest, near French Charley and
Rosewood Playgrounds, 204th St. & Webster Ave., 10:30 am ­ 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 25 Neighborhood Health Providers Presents a Community
Celebration, 642 Westchester Ave., 11:00 am ­ 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 25 Safe Night 2005: St. Mary's Park by St. Ann's Ave.,
2:00 ­ 8:00

Saturday, June 25 A Bronx Ball, under a tent at Orchard Beach, black-tie
gala with Bronx Walk of Fame inductees Army Archers, Kurtis Blow, Dominic
Chianese, the Chiffons, Joseito Mateo, Eddie Palmieri, Ed Pinckney, and
Daniel Schorr, call 718-590-3949 for ticket info, 6:30

Sunday, June 26 Bronx Day Parade and Food, Art & Music Festival, Moshulu
Pkwy, 12 noon


Mamoru Hoshi's VITAL is vital viewing

Anthology Film Archives (AFA)
32 Second Ave. at Second St.
ImaginAsian Theater (IAT)
239 East 59th St. at Second Ave.
Tickets: $9.50 in advance, $9 at the theater
Through July 2
This year's Asian Film Festival features works by such innovative
filmmakers as Takeshi Miike, Takeshi Shimizu, Fruit Chan, Kim Ki-Duk, and
Park Chan-Wook, from Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, India, and

Wednesday, June 22 JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FIST (Isshin Inudo, 2003),
AFA, 6:30

Wednesday, June 22 KARAOKE TERROR (Tetsuya Shinohara, 2004), AFA, 9:00

Thursday, June 23 KAMIKAZE GIRLS (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004), AFA, 6:30

Thursday, June 23 THE TASTE OF TEA (Katsuhito Ishii, 2004), AFA, 8:45

Friday, June 24 ONE NITE IN MONGKOK (Derek Yee, 2004), AFA, 6:30

Friday, June 24 MIND GAME (Masaaki Yuasa, 2005), IAT, 6:30

Friday, June 24 THREE...EXTREMES (Takeshi Miike, Park Chan-Wook, and
Fruit Chan, 2004), IAT, 8:45

Friday, June 24 MARATHON (Jeong Yun-Cheol, 2005), AFA, 9:00

Friday, June 24 P (Paul Spurrier, 2004), IAT, 11:15

Friday, June 24 ARAHAN (Ryu Seung-Wan, 2004), AFA, 11:15

Saturday, June 25 SOMEONE SPECIAL (Jang Jin, 2004), AFA, 2:00

Saturday, June 25 A FAMILY (Lee Jeong-Cheol, 2004), IAT, 2:00

Saturday, June 25 UNIVERSITY OF LAUGHS (Mamoru Hoshi, 2004), IAT, 4:00

Saturday, June 25 VITAL (Mamoru Hoshi, 2004), AFA, 9:30

Saturday, June 25 LATE BLOOMER (Go Shibata, 2004), AFA, 4:30

Saturday, June 25 A SNAKE OF JUNE (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2002), AFA, 6:30

Saturday, June 25 ELECTRIC SHADOWS (Xiao Jiang, 2004), IAT, 6:30

Saturday, June 25 PRINCESS RACCOON (Seijun Suzuki, 2005), IAT, 8:30

Saturday, June 25 MAREBITO (Takeshi Shimizu, 2005), AFA, 10:30

Saturday, June 25 R-POINT (Gong Su-Chang, 2004), IAT, 11:00

Sunday, June 26 MIND GAME (Masaaki Yuasa, 2005), with producer Eiko
Tanaka, IAT, 1:30

Sunday, June 26 CRAZY N' THE CITY (James Yuen, 2005), AFA, 2:00

Sunday, June 26 TETSUJIN-28 (Shin Togashi, 2004), IAT, 4:00

Sunday, June 26 ONE NITE IN MONGKOK (Derek Yee, 2004), AFA, 4:30

Sunday, June 26 MARATHON (Jeong Yun-Cheol, 2005), IAT, 6:30

Sunday, June 26 P (Paul Spurrier, 2004), AFA, 7:00

Sunday, June 26 SAMARITAN GIRL (Kim Ki-Duk, 2004), IAT, 9:00

Sunday, June 26 THE TASTE OF TEA (Katsuhito Ishii, 2004), AFA, 9:15

Monday, June 27 KEKEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL (Lu Chuan, 2004), IAT, 6:30

Monday, June 27 HANA AND ALICE (Shunji Iwai, 2004), IAT, 8:30

Tuesday, June 28 MAREBITO (Takeshi Shimizu, 2005), IAT, 6:30

Tuesday, June 28 R-POINT (Gong Su-Chang, 2004), IAT, 8:30

Wednesday, June 29 KEKEXILI: MOUNTAIN PATROL (Lu Chuan, 2004), IAT, 6:30

Wednesday, June 29 SAMARITAN GIRL (Kim Ki-Duk, 2004), IAT, 8:30

Thursday, June 30 SOMEONE SPECIAL (Jang Jin, 2004), IAT, 6:30

Thursday, June 30 GREEN CHAIR (Park Chul-Soo, 2003), IAT, 9:00

Friday, July 1 KAMIKAZE GIRLS (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004), IAT, 6:00

Friday, July 1 GAGAMBOY (Erik Matti, 2004), IAT, 11:00

Friday, July 1 MY BROTHER NIKHIL (Onir, 2005), IAT, 8:15

Saturday, July 2 GREEN CHAIR (Park Chul-Soo, 2003), IAT, 3:30

Saturday, July 2 HANA AND ALICE (Shunji Iwai, 2004), IAT, 6:00

Saturday, July 2 CRYING FIST (Seung-Wan, 2005), IAT, 9:00


BAM Rose Cinemas
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.
Through June 29
Tickets: $10

Wednesday, June 22 FACING WINDOWS (Ferzan Ozpetek, 2003), 6:50 screening includes Cinemachat with film critic/historian Elliott Stein, at 4:30,
6:50*, 9:30


Friday, June 24 CRIMSON GOLD (TALAYE SORGH) (Jafar Panahi, 2003), 2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15

Saturday, June 25 DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE (Hubert Sauper, 2004), 2, 4:30,
6:50, 9:15

Sunday, June 26 INFERNAL AFFAIRS (MOGAN DO) (Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, 2002),
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15


Andy Lau gets himself in too deep

INFERNAL AFFAIRS (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak, 2002) ***1/2 (out of four)
Also available on DVD
Directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak have crafted a marvelous gangster trilogy
that is nothing short of the Hong Kong version of THE GODFATHER. In this
first film, Yan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Ming (Andy Lau) are both cops with
deadly secrets, one a mole in the police department, the other deep
undercover in a powerful gang. We learn a little bit about their past, but
most of the film takes place in the present, as both the good guys and the
bad guys try to find out who's on which side. Eric Tsang is awesome as Sam,
Wo Fat with a different sense of humor. Much of the film is played out
marvelously on cell phones, which is actually more exciting than it sounds.
The ending is a gem. The only drawback is that the subtitles move past in a
flash and are very small, problems that are corrected in the two sequels.
The film was a huge hit, earning numerous Golden Horse and Hong Kong Film
Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Tony Leung);
as we write this, Martin Scorsese is under way with the remake, starring
Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Monday, June 27 BIRTH (Jonathan Glazer, 2004), 4:30, 6:50, 9:15

Tuesday, June 28 THE CORPORATION (Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott, Mark
Achbar, 2003), 6, 9

Wednesday, June 29 HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (Danny Leiner,
2004), 4:30, 6:50, 9:15


Kumar & Harold catch the crave

HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE (Danny Leiner, 2004) *** (out of four)
Also available on DVD
Harold (John Cho) is a hardworking Asian who is taken advantage of by the
men in his office, forced to do their work and have no fun. Kumar (Kal Penn)
comes from a family of doctors and is expected to do the same. But all Kumar
likes to do is get blasted on beer and pot and chase girls. So one night he
convinces Harold that they have to go to White Castle to fill their craving
for major munchies. Unfortunately, the nearest White Castle branch is no
more, so they go on a rowdy all-night adventure in search of the next WC, in
Cherry Hill, and on the way they get sidetracked by college parties, strange
bathroom incidents, the ugliest man in the world, a team of extreme idiots,
cops with attitude, and Doogie Howser. We hated ourselves for laughing so
much at all the toilet humor, but we understand this movie way too much.


Various locations
Admission: free unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, June 22
Thursday, June 23 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge, 7:00

Saturday, June 25
Sunday, July 17 The Public Theater Presents Shakespeare in the Park: AS
YOU LIKE IT, Delacorte Theater, midpark at 80th St., 212-539-8750, 8:00

Sunday, July 3 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Jimmy Heath Quintet,
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside Central Park at 110th St. & Lenox
Ave., 4:00


Wave Hill
West 249th St. at Independence Ave., the Bronx
June 22-30
Saturday free from 9:00 to 12 noon, Tuesday free all day
Admission: $4 adults, children under six free

Wednesday, June 22 Cutting Edge Combos: Tropical Plants, with John Beirne

Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26 Family Art Project: Print Wave Hill a Card

Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26 Garden Walk: Historical Garden Walk, with Deidre La Porte

Wednesday, June 29 Cutting Edge Combos: Ornamental Vegetables, with
Charles Day


Pier A Park at First & Sinatra Dr.
June and July films start at 9:00
Admission: free
Blankets & lawn chairs encouraged

Wednesday, June 22 HOTEL RWANDA (Terry George, 2004)

Wednesday, June 29 THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA) (Walter Salles, 2004)


(out of four)
Also available on DVD
Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo De la Serna star as buddies Ernesto Guevara
de la Serna and Alberto Granado, who hop aboard the Mighty One, an old,
dilapidated Norton motorcycle, on a grand adventure across South America, on
their way to work at a leper colony. While fun-loving Alberto is out for
action, the more serious Ernesto wants to remain true to his love, Chichina
(Mia Maestro). As they scam people for food, drink, mechanical help, and a
place to sleep, they learn a lot more about life than they expected,
especially Ernesto, who gets caught up in the plight of the poor, the sick,
and the homeless, laying the groundwork for his revolutionary leadership in
Cuba (where he is more well known as Che Guevara). The film, based on the
writings of Ernesto and Alberto, is beautifully shot on location by Eric
Gautier and excellently directed by Brazilian Walter Salles, who previously
gave us the wonderful CENTRAL STATION and the heartbreaking BEHIND THE SUN. Stick around for the credits, which begin with photos of Ernesto and Alberto from the actual trip.

Wednesday, July 6 SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004)

SPIDER-MAN 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004) ***1/2 (out of four)
Now available on DVD
The masked menace returns with a crisis of conscience and a lack of faith in
this action sequel that actually outdoes the original. Although some people
were bored with the love story developing between Peter Parker (Tobey
Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), we found it rather charming,
adding a touch of reality to this otherwise awesome fantasy. James Franco is
back as Harry Osborn, out to get Spidey for having destroyed his father, the
Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), so he enlists Doc Ock (the chubby Alfred
Molina, wearing nearly a hundred pounds of tentacles) to help wreak his


Washington Square Park Tent
Fifth Ave. & Washington Square North
Tickets: $35

Thursday, June 23 Third annual culinary festival featuring food from
neighborhood restaurants, benefit the restoration of the park, 6:00 ­ 8:00 pm


Barnes & Noble
675 Sixth Ave. at 22nd St., Chelsea (CH)
4 Astor Pl. at Broadway (AP)
1972 Broadway at West 66th St., Lincoln Triangle (LT)
Admission: free

Thurs, June 23 Rebecca Miller, THE BALLAD OF JACK & ROSE, CH, 7:00

Friday, June 24 Elizabeth Kostova, THE HISTORIAN, LT, 7:00

Wednesday, June 29 Richard Hell, GODLIKE, AP, 7:00


The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St. between Broadway & Church St.
Admission: free

Friday, June 24 Friday Night Low Bit Disco, with live game-inspired music
and super gaming, presented by New York-Tokyo, 6:00 ­ 9:00


Various venues
Through June 26
Admission: free unless otherwise noted

Friday, June 24 Mothers March Against AIDS ­ Twentieth Candlelight Vigil,
Christopher St. & Sheridan Square, 7:00

Saturday, June 25 Empire Autorama 2005, presented by the Lambda Car Club,
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St. between First & Second Aves., free, 10:00
am ­ 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 25 Rapture on the River, with DJ Twisted Dee, Pier 54,
Thirteenth St. at the Hudson River, $20 advance, $25 day of, 5:00 ­ 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 26 PrideFest, street festival featuring StageFest
performances by Jackie Dupree, the Glamazons, Georgie Porgie, Pepperming
Gummybear, Miss Noel, Antonique, Sheryl Murakami's T(h)rash, the Girls from
Lipps, and others, as well as food, arts & crafts, KidSpace, ArtSpace, and
more, Greenwich & Washington Sts. between Christopher & Spring Sts., 11:00
am ­ 10:30 pm

Sunday, June 26 The March, with grand marshals Pauline Park, Callen
Lorde, and Andrew Tobias, Fifth Ave. & 52nd St. to Christopher & Greenwich
Sts., 12 noon, moment of silence at 2:00

Sunday, June 26 Dance 19: The Dance on the Pier, with DJs Warren Gluck
and Randy Bettis, Pier 54, Thirteenth St. at the Hudson River, $55 in
advance, no tickets sold at the Pier ­ even on the day of, 4:00 ­ 11:00 pm


Beginning at Surf Avenue between West Tenth & West Fifteenth Sts.
Admission: free

Saturday, June 25 Twenty-third annual parade of sea creatures, 2:00 pm


The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 110th St.
Admission: free

Saturday, June 25 Massed choir and clergy of all faiths, with guest
speakers Terrence McNally and Bishop Gene Robinson, 2:00


St. Bartholomew's Church
109 East 50th St. at Park Ave.
Sunday mornings at 11:00
Through September 18
Admission: free, donations accepted

Sunday, June 26 Missa F-Major, BWV 233 by Johann Sebastian Bach, with St.
Bartholomew's Choir with Orchestra

Sunday, July 3 A Celebration of American Music: Leonard Bernstein ­
Chichester Psalms, Aaron Copland ­ Old American Songs, with St.
Bartholomew's Choir


The Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East Third St. at Ave. A
Mondays at 7:00
Tickets: $9

Monday, June 27 A-PLUMBING WE WILL GO (1940), HOI POLLOI (1935), THREE
STAKE (1941)


Bryant Park
Sixth Ave. from 40th to 42nd Sts.
Monday nights through August 25
Lawn opens at 5:00 pm for blankets and picnicking
Films begin at dusk (between 8:00 & 9:00 pm)
Admission: free

Monday, June 27 THE FLY (Kurt Neumann, 1958)

Monday, July 4 WHITE HEAT (Raoul Walsh, 1949)


Ohio Theatre
66 Wooster St. between Spring & Broome Sts.
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00
June 28 ­ August 13
Tickets: $15
The twelfth annual Ice Factory summer festival gives adventurous
theatergoers a chance to see new productions and works in progress before
they hit such stages as PS 122, the Joyce, and other off-Broadway houses.

Tuesday, June 28 Break the Ice Hoedown, opening party

Wednesday, July 6
Saturday, July 9 FATHOM, Sabooge Theatre


Dixon Place (DP)
258 Bowery between Houston & Prince Sts.
Dixon Place at the Marquee (DPM)
356 Bowery at Great Jones & East Fourth Sts.
June 29 ­ August 29
All shows at 7:30 unless otherwise noted
Admission: $10-$15

Wednesday, June 29 Preview party and open performance night, free, DPM

Tuesday, July 5 Homotext, new poetry and fiction with Silas Howard and
Joe Westmoreland, DPM

Wednesday, July 6 Andy Horwitz, ANDY FOR MAYOR 2005, and Greg Walloch,

Wednesday, July 6 New Dance, with Neal Beasley, Jonah Bokaer, Jillian
Pena, and Christy Pessangno, DP


Commodore Barry Park
Navy St. between Park & Flushing Aves., Brooklyn
Admission: free

Friday, July 1
Monday, July 4 34th Annual International African Arts Festival, featuring
an African Marketplace (with wearable art, food stands, and arts and
crafts), pony rides, a chess tournament, live street theater, a Children's
Village (with face painting, clowns, and more), music and dance (including
the Dance of the Diaspora and Music of the Diaspora series), a talent show,
spoken word performances (the Oral Tradition series), Urban Designer Fashion
and Hair Shows, and dedications to Johnnie Cochran, Papa Ladji Camara, Ossie
Davis, Mama Kuumba, and Oba Efuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I, 10:00 am
­ 9:00 pm


Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Admission: free after 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 2 World Music: DJ Rehka and Dave Sharma present Bhangra,
Sculpture Garden, first floor, 6:00 ­ 8:00

Saturday, July 2 Hands-On Art: Paint your own Monet-inspired landscape,
Education Division, first floor (free tickets available in the education
gallery at 6:00), 6:30-8:30

Saturday, July 2 Film: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (Richard Lester, 1964), Iris
and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, third floor (free tickets available at the
visitor center in the grand lobby at 5:30), 6:30

Saturday, July 2 Gallery Talk: Gallery tour of "Monet's London," Iris and
B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, fifth floor (free tickets available at the visitor
center in the grand lobby at 6:00), 7:00

Saturday, July 2 Spoken Word: British actors on London, Sculpture Garden,
first floor, 8:00

Saturday, July 2 Film: BLOW-UP (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966), Iris and
B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, third floor (free tickets available at the
visitor center in the grand lobby at 7:30), 8:30

Saturday, July 2 Dance Party: Wunmi and Band, parking lot, 9:00 ­ 11:00


Approximate starting time: 9:20 pm
Televised live on NBC-TV
Broadcast live on WINS 1010
Admission: free

Monday, July 4 This year's festivities, featuring more than thirty-five
thousand shells designed by Sousa Fireworks, will be set to the music of
Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, with Mariah Carey as well. The FDR will be closed from 14th to 42nd St. for prime viewing and between Houston and 63rd Sts. from 7:00 pm until cleanup for Macy's annual extravaganza. There will be pedestrian-only access to the FDR Drive at 23rd, 38th, and 42nd Sts. Other good viewing areas include Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and portions of the Queens East River front, as well as Liberty State Park, as
there will be West Side fireworks this year, in addition to those at the
South Street Seaport. Also, NYFD fire boats will shoot red, clear, and blue
water 300 feet over the East River at around 7:30.


BAM Rose Cinemas
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.
July 5-28
Tickets: $10

Tuesday, July 5 L'ATALANTE (Jean Vigo, 1934), 4:30, 6:50, 9:15

Wednesday, July 6 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (Elia Kazan, 1961), 6:50, 9:30


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