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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-JAN 31

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There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

The World of Bees Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through January 31, 2013 - Cornwall

This lively exhibit features a colony of honeybees in a thriving observation hive and many interactive elements including hive cells for children to crawl through and large replicas of bees and their young. Visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of the honeybee, its colony structure, social hierarchy, and importance to our own lives.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

GIN BLOSSOMS - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
January 31, 2013 -

Fueled by mega-hits including "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You" and "Til I Hear It From You," Gin Blossoms completed the classic crossover from college-circuit heroes to multi-platinum album sellers.

COMPANY OF THIEVES W/GUESTS - Highllne Ballroom
January 31, 2013 - New York

Company of Thieves are rooted in Chicago, IL, where vocalist Genevieve Schatz and guitarist Marc Walloch launched the co-ed indie rock group after striking up a friendship at Union Station. Mike Ortiz climbed aboard to handle drum duties, and the trio formed a unique sound that embraced both Fiona Apple's articulate songwriting and Denali's altera-rock muscle.

Family Center's Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through January 31, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. Caregivers can attend sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays or the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to Miriam 516-485-5914 x 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
January 31, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with walkers up to 24 months are invited to join the library for feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, creative movement with songs, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
January 31, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with children ages 24-36 months are invited to this introduction to storytime with simple picture book stories, finger plays, creative movement with music, and a themed coloring sheet. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

KEANE - Radio City Music Hall
January 31, 2013 - Manhattan

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 31, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
January 31, 2013 -

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 2 min. Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960?an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Family Fun Night - McDonalds
January 31, 2013 - Hicksville

Come join in on the fun. Enjoy face painting, balloons, games, prizes and more. Parents, upon consent, will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free birthday party for their child at McDonalds. Raffles tickets can be obtained at any time upon request.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Jan. 5: Flip and Check Snowpals: make-your-own flashcard snowman puppets; Jan. 12: Snowflake Snowman: create a fabulous snowman out of snowflakes. Also, from 12-1pm, KID'S YOGA presented by LEAPSMART; Jan. 19: I Have a Dream Quilt: in honor of Martin Luther King, kids tell their special dream on a crafted paper quilt; Jan. 26: Winter Wonderland Mural: help create a store display with crafted penguins, snowflakes, and snowmen. Hot Chocolate and cookies for all who attend.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 31, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to participate in this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets each Thursday throughout the month.

SAT v. ACT as a showcase for your talents - Larchmont Public Library
January 31, 2013 - Larchmont

Theresa Michna answers questions: do colleges show a preference for one test over the other? Must all SAT scores be reported to colleges? How to prep for these tests? What are the differences in layout between the exams?

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 2013 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am January 5, 19, and 20; 2pm January 12; 1pm January 27.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through January 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. January 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 22, 24, 28, and 29 from 4-6pm.

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH COMPANY OF THIEVES, PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS - Highline Ballroom
January 31, 2013 - Manhattan

Company of Thieves are rooted in Chicago, IL, where vocalist Genevieve Schatz and guitarist Marc Walloch launched the co-ed indie rock group after striking up a friendship at Union Station. Mike Ortiz climbed aboard to handle drum duties, and the trio formed a unique sound that embraced both Fiona Apple's articulate songwriting and Denali's altera-rock muscle.

K-2 Club - A Groundhog Day Story - White Plains Public Library
January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Afterschool storytime for grades K-2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance. Location: Story Trove.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in January from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through January 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through January 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Not Too Cool for School! - Rosedale Library
January 31, 2013 - Rosedale

Girls ages 11-21 will explore colleges, get help with FAFSA applications, and help sending off applications before the deadlines. Staff will also explore the transition from middle to high school.

Game On! - Central Library
January 31, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 8-12 can enjoy playing board games.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
January 31, 2013 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These Spanish workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

Slavery in Connecticut - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 31, 2013 - Fairfield

Alegra de Bonaventura, assistant dean, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, discusses her research In My Master's House: The Untold Story of Family and Slavery in Early New England. The book explores family life in early New England and exposes the legal, religious, and familial interconnections among New Englanders of every origin and social caste. Register online at fairfieldhistory.org.

Computers for Teens Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway branch
January 31, 2013 - Gravesend

Basic computer lessons for teens, ages 13-16.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
January 31, 2013 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Teens use computers for learning, researching, doing homework, and gaming.

Fit Kids - Keep Moving Forward, Inc.
January 31, 2013 - Woodbury

Fit Kids are vigorous small group fitness classes for children 8-13 years old looking for a physical challenge to improve overall fitness, lose weight, or enhance athletic performance. We provide children with an engaging and comfortable environment where they enjoy being active and are able to reach their physical potential. A licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy leads all classes. Participants are encouraged to sign up for a full suite of classes.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! - The Paramount
Through January 31, 2013 - Huntington

Winner of Billboard's Creative Content Award, Yo Gabba Gabba Live brings DJ Lance Rock, Muno, Foofa and all their friends to the stage and gets the audience to "shake their sillies out".

Food for Food Drive - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through January 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Donate non-perishable food to help the needy and receive one free fishfood funtainer. January 1-January 31, 2013.

Children?s Programs: Rainforest Experience - (Ages 3-5) - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
January 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Children ages 3 and 5 learn about the rainforest with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts and live animal encounters. To reserver a spot, e-mail reservations@amwny.com.

Long Island at Work and at Play - Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
Through January 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Long Island's story of work and play comes to life when a farmer, dust flying, rushes to market, a boy swings a baseball bat, a peddler sells fish door to door and a family, wearing their Sunday best, poses for a portrait in their new car. This exhibit features images of early 20th century scenes including Manhasset, Brooklyn, Port Jefferson, Bayville, Setauket, East Hampton, Flushing and Mineola and East Norwich.

Storycrafters - Mineola Public Library
January 31, 2013 - Mineola

Exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts are all part of this session for little ones. Registration required.

TALES OF JONI - 54 Below
January 31, 2013 - New York

54 Below is delighted to tip our hat to the brilliance of eight-time Grammy winner Joni Mitchell. Whether it's "Both Sides Now," "Chelsea Morning," "The Circle Game," "Big Yellow Taxi," or "A Case of You," the work of Mitchell, one of the world's most embraced, lauded, and prolific singer-songwriters, continues to inspire and delight generations of listeners. At 54 Below, look for a cast of Broadway and cabaret luminaries singing the praises of all things Mitchell, including: Lisa Asher (MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award winner), Annie Golden (Broadway's Hair, Leader of the Pack, On the Town, The Full Monty, Xanadu), Heather MacRae (Broadway's Hair, Falsettos, A Catered Affair), Julie Reyburn (MAC, Bistro, Nightlife Award winner), Nicolas Rodriguez (Broadway's Tarzan, Helen Hayes Award winner), Gabrielle Stravelli (celebrated NYC jazz vocalist), and Michael Winther (Broadway's Damn Yankees, 1776, Mamma Mia!). Upon presenting her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, the Grammys called Joni's music "a powerful influence on all artists who embrace diversity, imagination, and integrity." For four special performances only at 54 Below, come see why!

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Lunar New Year Celebration - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
January 31, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with an evening of Chinese performing arts directed by Alan Chow co-presented by the Chinese American Arts Council. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

COPE FOUNDATION BOWLING EVENT - 300 Long Island Bowl
January 31, 2013 - Melville

COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally)is a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. Proceeds from this bowling event support programs and workshops for berearved families who receive the services free of charge. Register at copefoundation.org.

Star-studded Hurricane Benefit Bringing Relief to the Rockaways - espace
January 31, 2013 - New York

Among the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, the Rockaways remain in dire need of aid to rebuild homes, schools and businesses demolished by the storm. On Thursday, January 31, 2012, the posh Hell’s Kitchen venue, espace, will host a special Relief for Rockaway benefit to raise money for residents of Breezy Point and the Rockaways as they struggle to recover from the hurricane. Guests of the star-studded affair will enjoy an evening of live music, signature cocktails, bites by Italian eatery Resette, and a silent auction featuring big ticket items such as a 2013 Lexus convertible donated by Lexus of Queens, one-of-a-kind items like a custom built Harley Davidson motorcycle and autographed sports memorabilia, plus travel experiences, jewelry and more. All Relief for Rockaway ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts in Breezy Point and the Rockaways. Relief for Rockaway has a targeted goal of raising $250,000 for the cause. The devastation and destruction of the Rockaways was recently featured on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams and helped jumpstart fundraising efforts.

VALERIE SIMPSON - Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center
January 31, 2013 -

"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid (As a Rock)" and other era-defining tunes were written by Valerie Simpson and her husband, the late Nickolas Ashford, in a songwriting career that began in 1964 when they wrote Ray Charles' classic "Let's Go Get Stoned." A flurry of hits written for Motown stars Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell as well as Diana Ross & The Supremes followed, then a switch to the Warner Brothers label led them to write for Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, and Whitney Houston among many others. Simultaneously with their songwriting, in the early 1970s Simpson and her husband launched a performing career, letting their passion as a couple ignite their stage shows. With Ashford's passing in 2011, Simpson continues her solo career, releasing her most recent CD in June 2012.

“Midnight Moment” Featuring “Stasis”, a celestial inspired piece by artists Taxiplasm & Jonathan Henry. - Digital signs in Times Square
Through January 31, 2013 - New York

This January, supernovas, cosmic collisions and stellar patterns will collide on the billboards in Times Square, turning the “Crossroads of the World” into the “Crossroads of the Universe.” The “Midnight Moment,” presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, launches its 2013 season with Stasis, a celestial inspired piece by artists Taxiplasm & Jonathan Henry. The synchronized art program will be shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square every night at 11:57 pm – midnight, as part of the largest coordinated effort in history by sign operators in Times Square to display daily, synchronized creative content. Tourists and metro area residents have been raving about the late night free attraction and digital gallery that is bringing creativity, energy and cutting-edge graphics, and digital art to the Crossroads of the World. The “Midnight Moment” is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on billboards throughout Times Square every night. The program, formerly known as Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery, premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists. Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a "countdown" that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation. Content changes monthly; selected works are announced in the weeks preceding the start of a new show as are the exact signs participating in that month's selection. For more information: “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery”: www.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts TSAC: http://www.timessquareadcoalition.org/

Lindi Ortega - Joe's Pub
January 31, 2013 - New York

To continue to celebrate the release of her sophomore album Cigarettes & Truckstops, acclaimed Nashville-based artist Lindi Ortega is set to embark on a nationwide solo tour in 2013. Ortega has toured extensively throughout 2011-2012, opening for acts like Social Distortion, Dierks Bentley, and James Vincent McMorrow. Her live performance has been praised by the Chicago Sun Times noting, "[her] ebullient personality and powerful voice make for a striking presence."

FOCUS! 2013 The British Renaissance Chamber Concert - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
January 31, 2013 - New York

British Music Since World War II TANSY DAVIES (England) Loopholes and Lynchpins for piano (2002-03) Kevin Ahfat, piano RICHARD CAUSTON (England) Seven States of Rain for violin and piano (2002)** Alex Shiyozaki, violin Dimitri Dover, piano JOHN MCCABE (England) with text by Jo Shapcott Excerpts from Gladestry Quatrains for soprano and piano (2005) Lilla Heinrich Szász, soprano Daniel Fung, piano JULIAN ANDERSON (England) Prayer for solo viola (2009) Jiali Li, viola DAVID MATTHEWS (England) Eight Duos for Two Violins (1999) Blanca Gonzalez and Maria Im, violins MICHAEL FINNISSY (England) Romeo and Juliet are drowning (1967/1973)*** MICHAEL FINNISSY Sometimes I. . . (1990/1997)*** MICHAEL FINNISSY There Never Was Such Hard Times Before (1991)*** Alexey Koltakov, piano DIANA BURRELL (England) Arched Form with Bells for organ (1990) Raymond Nagem, organ ** New York Premiere *** World Premiere of revised version FREE tickets available 1/11

Abolishing Slavery: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation - New-York Historical Society
Through January 31, 2013 - New York

The New-York Historical Society commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation with a display of rare documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, including an important 1864 printing of the Emancipation Proclamation and a congressional copy of the Thirteenth Amendment resolution, both bearing the signature of Abraham Lincoln.

Experience Hult - New York City - Mondrian SoHo
January 31, 2013 - New York

We are kicking off our North American Tour in New York with this exciting new event where we bring the open house experience to you. Please join us at the beautiful Mondrian Hotel in Soho to learn about Hult’s unique, one-year MBA and Master Degree programs. Experience the Hult classroom for yourself with our Professor of Innovation and author of Greenovate, Hitendra Patel. Connect with current students and alumni, and learn about: • Global Campus Rotation: study in up to three countries in one year • One-year: Fastest return on investment • LEAP Learning Method: classroom theory + real-life consulting projects Discover how Hult's top-ranked business degree programs offer accredited, internationally recognized MBA and Master's Degrees, ranked #1 for International Experience and #3 for International Business by the Financial Times and #1 In Post-graduation Salary Increase by The Economist. Come Experience Hult in New York City...

Men’s & Women's Sample Sale - Domenico Vacca Madison Avenue
Through January 31, 2013 - New York

Domenico Vacca Men’s & Women’s Sample Sale. 70% Off. 3 Days Only.

LOST IN YONKERS - Theatre Three
January 31, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Neil Simon's nostalgic WWII comical coming-of-age story won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. Two brothers are left to fend for themselves in a feuding household with their formidable immigrant grandmother, sweet but simple-minded aunt, and a hoodlum of an uncle.

Meet Astronaut Jerry L. Ross - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
January 31, 2013 - New York

Join Jerry L. Ross, the most-launched astronaut in history, as he leads a free public discussion about his career with NASA, which spanned the entire U.S. space shuttle program, his personal experience reaching 1,293 hours in space, including 58 hours and 18 minutes on nine space walks, and the hard work and determination necessary to travel beyond this world.

Artist Diploma Recital: Remy Yulzari, double bass - Willson Theater- The Juilliard School
January 31, 2013 - New York

Artist Diploma in Performance Recital Series - Poems of Love and Death. Rémy Yulzari, double bass; Karina Canellakis, conductor; Denise Massé, voice; Elizabeth Fayette, Elizabeth Derham, Jae-Won Bang, Justyna Jara, Robin Quinnett, and Niv Ashkenazi, violin; Matthew Lipman, Deanna Anderson, and Kellen McDaniel, viola; Sofia Nowik, Lea Birnbaum, Patrick McGuire, cello; Corey Schutzer and Angela Contreras, double bass; Gwenllian Llyr, harp; Daniel James and Zara Lawler, flute; James Riggs, oboe; Anna Brumbaugh and Anton Rist, clarinet; Alexander Onieal, bassoon; Joseph Boga, trumpet; Brian Shank and Christian Krogvold Lundqvist, percussion. SAINT-SAËNS (transcribed by R. Yulzari) Romance for Horn, Op. 36 (1874); CHAUSSON (transcribed by R. Yulzari) "Le Temps des Lilas" from Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer, Op. 19 (1882-1890); SAINT-SAËNS (transcribed by R. Yulzari) Romance for Flute, Op. 37 (1871); CHAUSSON (transcribed by M. Woo) Chanson Perpétuelle, Op. 37 (1898); RAVEL (transcribed by M. Woo) 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (1913); LASSER (transcribed by R. Yulzari) Vocalise (1999); FAURÉ (transcribed by R. Yulzari) Elégie, Op. 24 (1883); MATTON Le Voyage d'une Ombre (A Shadow's Journey) Concerto for Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra (2012)*. * World premiere, dedicated to Rémy Yulzari. The Artist Diploma performers constitute the few highly gifted and experienced musicians selected to develop their artistry and professionalism in the ever-changing contemporary world. FREE; no tickets required.

Ladies Night Out - Savvy Shopper
January 31, 2013 - Bellmore

The Savvy Shopper is the south shores newest ladies and little ladies only consignment boutique. Come enjoy all the things girls love... wine, chocolate and fabulous clothes at savvy prices.

We Are Family Foundation 2012 Celebration Gala 2.0 - Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
January 31, 2013 - New York

Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers & CHIC to Perform, Along with Special Guests Taylor Dayne, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kathy Sledge, Sam Sparro and Russell Peters at Ceremony and Concert Honoring Adam Lambert, Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D. and Reservoir Capital Group Founder Daniel H. Stern. The We Are Family Foundation® (WAFF), a not-for-profit organization founded by legendary songwriter and producer, Nile Rodgers, will honor Adam Lambert with the Unity Award at its annual Celebration Gala, on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The evening will be hosted by actress Rosie Perez and Touré, co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” and will include a concert featuring Adam Lambert, Nile Rodgers & CHIC and special guests, Taylor Dayne, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kathy Sledge, Sam Sparro and Russell Peters. The event, which was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, will celebrate extraordinary global citizens like Adam Lambert and fellow honorees, Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D. and Reservoir Capital Group founder Daniel H. Stern. Adam Lambert will receive the Unity Award. After appearing on the eighth season of “American Idol,” Lambert skyrocketed to fame, earning a Grammy nomination for his hit single, “Whataya Want From Me,” and becoming the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to debut at Number One on the Billboard chart with his most recent album, Trespassing. Lambert has channeled his fame into raising awareness about issues close to his heart, advocating on behalf of LGBT causes The Trevor Project, Equality California, and GLAAD, as well as for charity organizations MusiCares, charity:water and DonorsChoose.org. Jeni Stepanek, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation, will receive the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, named in honor of her late son, 13-year-old poet and peacemaker, Mattie J.T. Stepanek, for her significant contribution toward promoting a peaceful society. Previous recipients of this award include Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon and Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu. Daniel H. Stern, founder of Reservoir Capital Group, will be honored with the Visionary Award for his extraordinary local and global philanthropic contributions. Previous recipients of the Visionary Award include Tommy Hilfiger; Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Guitar and Susan and David Rockefeller Jr. “The We Are Family Foundation was born as a result of 9/11, after which I asked the question, ‘Can we organize for peace half as effectively as others do for hate?’” says Nile Rodgers, Founder & Chairman of the We Are Family Foundation. “My song, ‘We Are Family,’ was the inspiration to bring people together, celebrate our differences and share ideas across borders in order to solve some of the bigger problems facing our world. We are inspired by each of our honorees this year because their dedication and passion to making the world a better place are their lifelong missions.” The funds raised at this year’s Celebration Gala will support WAFF’s mission and existing programs including Three Dot Dash, WAFF’s signature program, which identifies, supports and mentors Global Teen Leaders actively working on programs that address basic human needs and promoting a more peaceful world; and TEDxTeen, a global educational platform for extraordinary teens to share their stories and inspire millions. To purchase tickets, or to make a contribution to the We Are Family Foundation, please visit wearefamilyfoundation.org. Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Arrivals and reception begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 followed at 7:30 p.m. by an awards ceremony, dinner and concert at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom located at 311 West 34th Street in New York City. Concert Only ticket holders arrival time is 8:15 p.m. About We Are Family Foundation The We Are Family Foundation® (WAFF) is a New York City based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate the next generation about respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity – while striving to solve some of our biggest global problems at the same time. Since its inception in 2002, WAFF, founded by legendary songwriter/musician/producer Nile Rodgers, has created Three Dot Dash, a Global Teen Leader initiative that has empowered exceptional teens from 36 countries on six continents working together to alleviate issues related to basic human needs; created worldwide curricula that is currently used on six continents; produced TEDxTeen, an annual conference that gives extraordinary teens an educational platform to share their work, tell their stories and inspire others; built a global coalition of more than 75 organizations; created and distributed the award-winning PSA and early childhood educational DVD program, “We Are Family: A Musical Message for All,” to more than 60,000 schools and youth programs internationally; built 17 new schools, providing an education to more than 3,500 boys and girls in Mali and Malawi, Africa, Nepal and Nicaragua. To date, WAFF has made a positive impact on 15 million+ people worldwide. For more information and tickets, visit wearefamilyfoundation.org

Little Essentials' Annual Benefit Concert - Pillow Cafe-Lounge
January 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

A benefit for the Little Essentials’ community organization, which donates clothes, strollers, toys and more for those in need. Featuring a live acoustic performance by Americana artist Martha Redbone.

Alexander Rutsch 2013 Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting - Pelham Art Center
Through February 01, 2013 - Pelham

Solo Exhibition May 3 - June 29, 2013, and $5,000 cash award. U.S. based artists 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Entries must be received by February 1, 2013. Download prospectus and apply online beginning November 1, 2012, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch.

Hosh Kids Open House Week - Hosh Kids
Through February 01, 2013 - Williamsburg

Learn about the yoga and arts programs offered by Hosh Kids.

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo - The Cooper Union Gallery
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo, a singular exhibition that brings never seen before Maciunas pieces to the United States, sheds new light on a pivotal historic period for both the city of New York and contemporary art's recent history. By connecting the countercultural activism of the 1960’s and 1970’s to the moment of Fluxus, an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s, the exhibition features over 170 objects, documents, ephemera, personal items, and films. These works were created by a variety of Fluxus artists, specifically focusing on the Fluxus founder and self-appointed "chairman," George Maciunas (1931-1978, graduated from The Cooper Union in 1952). The exhibition will include rarely exhibited early work by Maciunas, such as his self-portraits, as well as the entire Atlas of Russian History (1953), along with Fluxus manifestos, charts, interviews, and Maciunas’ plans for artist housing in SoHo. Anything can substitute art: George Maciunas in SoHo was created in collaboration with The Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania, and The School of Art at The Cooper Union. WHERE: The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery 41 Cooper Square (entrance at 3rd Ave at East 7th Street) Lower Level 1 NY, NY, 10003 Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R) WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 6-8PM, closing February 2, 2013 Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Dates closed: Mondays, Sundays, and winter holiday (Friday, December 21, 2012- Tuesday, January 1, 2013) COST: Free and open to the public INFO: 212.353.4200, or email artschool@cooper.edu Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

REBECCA LUKER SINGS JEROME KERN - 54 Below
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Broadway audiences fell in love with Rebecca Luker when she created the role of Lily in The Secret Garden. Since then, she's delighted New York with Tony nominated roles in The Music Man, Showboat, and Mary Poppins, as well as her acclaimed performances in Nine and The Sound of Music. Her solo CD's, Greenwich Time and Leaving Home, are available on PS Classics. A long time champion of new composers, Rebecca has trumpeted new works in her appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and on her recordings. This January, 54 Below is thrilled to present Rebecca in a reprise engagement of her brilliant evening of music, all penned by the singular Jerome Kern.

SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN - The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

World Premiere of Spirits of Exit Eleven January 10 – February 2, 2013 Opening Set for Thursday, January 17th at The Lion Theatre, Theatre Row Justin Reinsilber presents the World Premiere of Michael Puzzo’s Spirits of Exit Eleven from January 10 – February 2, 2013 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The play is directed by Frank Licato and opens on January 17th at 8pm. Tickets are $19.25 (which includes a $1.25 restoration charge) and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250 or in person at Theatre Row Box Office. Spirits of Exit Eleven tells the darkly comic tale of a ragtag crew of outcasts struggling to keep their dignity and their livelihood afloat at a rundown New Jersey Strip club/pizza parlor on Halloween. www.spiritsofexiteleven.com The cast introduces newcomer Nicole Balsam and includes Mike Carlsen (The Wood, Rattlestick; “30 Rock;” “Pan Am;” Wreck it Ralph), Shane Patrick Kearns (“Law & Order SVU”), Stephen Payne (The Empty Ocean, Stella Adler, Sailor's Song by John Patrick Shanley, The Public Theater), and Deborah Rayne (“A Gifted Man,” “All My Children”). Scenic design is by David Meyer, with lighting design by Adam Greene, costume design by Alexis Forte, sound design by Donald Stark, choreography by Marlo Hunter, and fight choreography by David Anzuelo. The playing schedule for Spirits of Exit Eleven is as follows: Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM, with added performances on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 at 8PM.

The 3rd Annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival - Crosby Street Hotel
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

The third annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals (WCFF) screen some of the finest conservation, natural history and wildlife documentary films in the world. The New York City festival will highlight causes and themes pertinent to the wider public including the ivory trade, homeless captive tigers in America, human-wildlife conflict issues, the disappearance of Asian elephants, and many more. To kick off the New York festival, there will be an opening night reception fundraiser on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at I Tre Merli in Soho, New York benefiting EcoHealth Alliance. This intimate gathering will feature prestigious animal experts, surprise guests and an exclusive silent auction. On Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 8:30 pm, there will be an Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion featuring prominent guests including Bob Simon (CBS Evening News ’60 Minutes’), Dr. Mike Cranfield (Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project), Janet Hess (Series Producer – ‘NATURE’), Dr. William Karesh (Vice President EcoHealth Alliance, President OIE Working Group on Wildlife Diseases, Co-Chair IUCN Species Survival Commission) presented with an award for Outstanding Leadership in Conservation Medicine , Kelvin Alie (International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW) and Bryan Christy(Investigative Reporter – National Geographic). Additionally, Professor E. O. Wilson, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, biologist, researcher, conservationist and author will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Protection of Biodiversity. WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Series 1 – Whales & Sea Turtles – 6:30 – 8:30pm In the Eye of the Whale | Where the Whales Sing | Lolita the Orca | Tortuguero: Epicenter of Sea Turtle Conservation Q&A with Daniel Azarian Series 2 – Big Cats – 9:00 – 11:00pm Broken Tail: A Tiger’s Last Journey | Removed | My Pantanal Q&A with Andrea Heydlauff, Vice President – PANTHERA Friday, February 1, 2013 Series 3 – Southeast Asia – 6:30 – 8:30pm Last Elephants in Thailand | North-Eastern Diaries: Kaziranga-Land of the Rhino & Tiger | The Orphaned Orangutan Q&A with Michele Mizner Series 4 – Sharks & Rays – 9:00 – 11:00pm A Lateral Line | Walter and the Tigers | Death of a Deity | White Shark Café | Manta Ray of Hope | Shark Culture | Befriending Giants | Day of the Tiger Saturday, February 2, 2013 Series 5 – Central & South America – 11:00am – 1:00pm Meet the Sloths | Amazon Alive-Part 1: Jungle of the Mind | Cotton Tops Series 6 – Africa Theme – 1:30 – 3:30pm Saving the Arabian Leopard | Lady & Higgins | There’s a Rhino in my House | Elephant in Crisis Special Guest Speaker – National Geographic Investigative Reporter, Bryan Christy Series 7 – Australia Theme – 4:00 – 6:00pm Wombat | Koala Hospital | A Kangaroo Like Alice | Cassowaries Series 8 – American West – 6:30 – 8:30pm The Return | Black Footed Ferrets | The Eagle Has Landed | Death of a Forest Q&A with Jonathan Proctor, Defenders of Wildlife Series 9 – Award Ceremony & Panel Discussion – 9:00 – 10:30pm “Conservation of a Population, One Mountain Gorilla at a Time” – Dr. Mike Cranfield, Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project “State of Wildlife Conservation in the 21st Century” | Siberian Tiger Quest – Short Film – Janet Hess, Series Producer, NATURE “Man-Made Epidemics” – Dr. William Karesh, Vice President, EcoHealth Alliance; Co-Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission; President, OIE Working Group on Wildlife Diseases; Director, USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats, presented with an Award for Outstanding Leadership in Conservation Medicine “TBA” - Bob Simon, CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes “IFAW and INTERPOL’s Work on the Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking Across the Globe” - Kelvin Alie, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Sharpening the Axe – Short Film “Blood Ivory” – Bryan Christy, Investigative Reporter, National Geographic Elephants in Crisis – Short Film Professor E. O. Wilson honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for the Protection of Biodiversity

Robert Kelly - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

In addition to clubs and colleges nationwide, Kelly has traveled across the country in the "Tourgasm Live" tour with Dane Cook and Gary Gulman and has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival (Montreal 2010) He was recently seen as Louie CK's brother Robbie on FX's "Louie" and will soon be seen on CBS's new drama "The 2-2. His other credits include Comedy Central Special "Comics Anonymous," "Comedy Central Presents Robert Kelly," "Tourgasm" on HBO, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC, "Premium Blend" on Comedy Central, "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" on Comedy Central, "The Carson Daly Show" on NBC, " "Law & Order," "Awesomely Oversexed" on VH1 and "The Jim Breuer Show" on MTV. His movie credits include "Ghost Town," "What Doesn't Kill You," "Children of Invention", "Bachelor No. 2" and "Good Luck Chuck." He also produced and starred in his first short film "Cheat " which debuted at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York. He also has a book coming out based on the movie and a top rated podcast called "You Know What Dude?" that can be found on iTunes or riotcast.com. On Feb. 1, shows at 8pm and 10pm Feb. 2, shows at 8pm, 10pm and 11:45pm

Christine Andreas - 54 Below
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Christine Andreas seduces her audience with an honesty, integrity, self-deprecating wit and scent of sexuality that would make anyone gladly fly to the moon with her. She can swing from sensual soprano to killer queen in a heartbeat, from the White House to the Great White Way. Ms. Andreas first captured the hearts of Broadway theatregoers as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary production of My Fair Lady, for which she won the Theatre World Award. She went on to star in Oklahoma! and On Your Toes (receiving Tony nominations for each), The Scarlet Pimpernel and, just recently, La Cage Aux Folles. From 2006-7, she received rave reviews in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza.

Sean Curran Company - The Joyce Theater
Through February 02, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed for his wit, ingenuity, and uncanny physical humor, Sean Curran began his career as a champion Irish step dancer, went on to become a leading dancer (and Bessie Award winner) with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and later became a STOMP! cast member. For its 15th Anniversary season, the company arrives at The Joyce with two New York City premieres. Fireweather, set to "The Mission of Virgil," a Charles Wuorinen score for two pianos inspired by Dante's Inferno, is informed both by the literary roots of the music and by visual art, ranging from the vibrant watercolors of William Blake to the grotesque engravings of Gustave Dore. The second premiere, Left Exit, examines spirituality, faith, and religion and includes recorded spoken word drawn from texts that illuminate the clash between secular reasoning and organized religion.

The Suit - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 02, 2013 - Fort Greene

The renowned Peter Brook—whose 1987 production of The Mahabharata inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater)—returns with a moving, music-filled adaptation of South African writer Can Themba's story The Suit. A wife caught in the act, her lover fleeing the scene, his suit left behind. It's the perfect recipe for a husband's punishing decree: go on with business as usual, he says to his spouse, but take the suit everywhere you go as a constant reminder of your betrayal. Featuring an innovative staging that integrates musicians directly into the action, Brook's tender production—fresh from sold-out runs in Paris and London—makes Themba's tightly crafted fable sing. A hummed "Strange Fruit," African melodies, and Schubert lieder thicken the air of this apartheid-era summer in which a shared wound was not allowed to heal.

Winter Antiques Show - Park Avenue Armory
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

The Winter Antiques Show marks its 59th year as the most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the "best of the best" from antiquities through the 1960s. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show provides curators, established collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 exhibitors. One-third of the Show's exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.

Encores! Fiorello - New York City Center
Through February 03, 2013 -

The 20th Anniversary season of New York City Center's Tony Award-winning Encores! series will open with Fiorello!, the show that launched the Encores! series in 1994. Fiorello! chronicles New York's Mayor LaGuardia's rise from an immigrant's son to the feisty congressman who brought down the crooked Tammany Hall political machine. (He's also the man singularly responsible for saving City Center from the wrecking ball and transforming it into Manhattan's first performing arts center.) Fiorello! has a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Songs from the 1959 show include 'Little Tin Box,' 'Till Tomorrow,' 'Politics and Poker' and 'When Did I Fall In Love.'

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 03, 2013 - Elmsford

Composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up with librettist Joseph Stein to create this timeless classic musical, magically woven with universal themes, music, dance, poignancy, and laughter. "Fiddler on the Roof" is based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other tales by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish and published in 1894. Set in 1905, the musical takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman, Tevye, and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. In this production, Tevye the dairyman is brought to life by Bill Nolte. His wife Golde will be played by Emily Zacharias. The daughters are Rachel Prather (Tzeitel), Sarah Rolleston (Hodel), Dana Glaus (Chava), and local children Gianna Florio and Julia Gold, who will alternate as Bielke, and Samantha Robins and Shannon Stout who will alternate as Shprintze. Terry Palasz is the meddling Matchmaker, Yente. The girls' suitors are Andrew Boza as Motel the tailor, Eric Johnson as the butcher, Lazar Wolfe, Joe Longthorne as the student revolutionary, Perchik, and Chris Giordano as Fyedka, the Russian Cossack. The cast also features Michael J. Farina as Mordcha the Innkeeper, Drew Martin as the Rabbi, Benjamin Dean as Mendel, Stephen Tewksbury as the constable, Lucas Thompson as Nachum, and Stephen Valenti as Avram. The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Jesse Factor is the associate choreographer. The musical director is Leo P. Carusone, set design is by John Farrell, technical director is Steve Loftus, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton, costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, production stage manager is Victor Lukas and the assistant stage Mmnager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy's Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the associate producer.

Traveling Exhibit: Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Garden City

Be the first to explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem -- and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" — a buggy variation on Twister. The exhibit runs through February 3, 2013.

Don't Take The Bridge - Fourth Street Theatre
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

Don't Take the Bridge. A new Bulgarian play by Mayia Pramatarova for three characters and a parrot. Overcoming the conventional borders of time and space, seasoned European actors relive the experience of American character in Manhattan's rent control apartment. A world premiere. Directed by Stavri Karamfilov. Don't Take The Bridge features: Evgeniya Radilova*, Tony Naumovski*, Jo Jo Christova, and Albena Kervanbashieva. Stage and video design by Vladimir Gusev. Original music by Gheorghi Arnaoudov. Translated from Bulgarian by Assya Nick. In collaboration with Studio Six NYC. *Appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging - New Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

"Walking Drifting Dragging" is a one-month-long presentation of works by four emerging artists/collectives: Eunji Cho (Seoul), Ellie Ga (New York), Paulo Nazareth (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), and Mriganka Madhukaillya and Sonal Jain of Desire Machine Collective (Guwahati, India). The artists share a common preoccupation with walking, roaming, and drifting--moving slowly, close to the ground--and documenting their travels within highly personal terms that blend cartography with memory. All four have embarked on epic journeys, such as crossing an entire continent on foot or floating through the darkness of the Arctic for months--each one motivated by a different impulse or political perspective. Collectively, the artists work against contemporary notions of immediacy and access in a globalized world where any data point appears to be a search away and other cultures can seem legible with a quick round-trip. Their works dramatize distance between countries and cultures, across borders and time zones, to demonstrate how layered and complex a local stretch of terrain can be. "Walking Drifting Dragging" is presented in collaboration with the Museum as Hub and organized by Lauren Cornell, Curator of the 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects, and Museum as Hub.

Fantasy and Invention: Rosso Fiorentino and Sixteenth-Century Florentine Drawing - Morgan Library & Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

The Morgan presents this exhibition on the occasion of an important loan from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore: Rosso Fiorentino's Holy Family with the Young Saint John the Baptist. Executed around 1520 and one of only three paintings by the artist in America, the Holy Family is the centerpiece of this rich and focused exhibition of drawings and artists' letters. Complementing Rosso's striking painting are nearly twenty Florentine High Renaissance and Mannerist drawings from the Morgan's collection, including major examples by Andrea del Sarto; Rosso's contemporaries Jacopo Pontormo, Giorgio Vasari, and Francesco Salviati, all of whom also worked in Andrea del Sarto's studio; and other preeminent draftsmen of the period such as Michelangelo, Baccio Bandinelli, Agnolo Bronzino, and Alessandro Allori. A rare drawing by Rosso, on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is also on view.

The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

The World of D.D. and Leslie Tillett is the first retrospective of the work of textile designers D.D. Tillett (1917-2008) and Leslie Tillett (1915-1992), two important figures in the history of post-war American design. The exhibition will introduce the work of these remarkable designers to a new generation.

Don't Take The Bridge - Fourth Street Theatre
Through February 03, 2013 - New York

Shows start at 7:30 pm on weekdays and 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Don't Take the Bridge. A new Bulgarian play by Mayia Pramatarova for three characters and a parrot. Overcoming the conventional borders of time and space, seasoned European actors relive the experience of American character in Manhattan's rent control apartment. A world premiere. Directed by Stavri Karamfilov. Don't Take The Bridge features: Evgeniya Radilova*, Tony Naumovski*, Jo Jo Christova, and Albena Kervanbashieva. Stage and video design by Vladimir Gusev. Original music by Gheorghi Arnaoudov. Translated from Bulgarian by Assya Nick. In collaboration with Studio Six NYC. *Appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association Cast: Evgeniya Radilova, Delilah comes from a family with four generations of artistically inclined personalities. In Bulgaria she appeared on stage, film and TV. Evgenia graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she was the recipient of the prestigious Charles Jehlinger award for excellence in acting. She was also selected to be a part of 2009-10 Academy Repertory Company. After graduation she signed with two agents. In her debut appearance Off Broadway she played the roles of The Bride in Blood Wedding, and Ensemble in The Dybbuk for Marvell Repertory Theatre. Other credits: I Plead Guilty (Gene Frankle Theatre), Seven Against Thebes (Faux Real Theatre Company), Circus of Circus (House of Yes, 5 nominations for Innovative theatre awards). Film credits: Spartacus (USA Network Productions), HorrorCon (Yellow Horse Productions), Brooklyn Interna- tional Film Festival, featured in Trailer), In the Course Of Condemnation (Adrian Szasz, dir.) and others. TV credits (Law and Order, Elementary) Tony Naumovski, Sam - NY based classically trained actor. He has appeared in over 100 Theater, Film and TV productions internationally to critical and commercial acclaim. His recent film credits include: the Euro- pean Premiere of the comedy 'This is not an American Movie', the award winning 'US a Love Story' directed by Alrick Brown, 'American Hunger' etc. TV credits include: Law and Order 'SVU'; 'Americas most Wanted' FOX TV; The World's Astonishing News'; Japanese National TV, etc. Tony was on hold for the role of the doorman in Scott Rudin's 'Extremely Loud and Incredible Close'. His Most recent NY theater credits: Bugsy Brodsky in Tennessee Williams' 'Something Cloudy and Something Clear'; KGB agent Laverenti in the US Premire of 'PURGE' at the landmark LaMaMa E.T.C; Cengiz Pasha the leader of Crete in the World Premiere of 'Three Graces' at OBIE winning SOHO TINK Ice Factory Festival, Hamlet in 'The Ophelia Landscape' [Morris]; Odysseus in 'The Odyssey'; Jocasta in 'Oedipus Rex' etc. Tony is fluent in four languages. He is also a singer, a drummer, a Martial artist. www.tonynaumovskirotino.com Jo Jo Hristova, Madeleine is an award winning actress as well as a puppeteer and producer. She has worked with actors such as Mira Sorvino, Tim Blake Nelson and Adrienne Shelly. Jo Jo began her career in Bulgaria and later on moved to NYC to seek new opportunities as a performer. Some of Jo Jo's credits include: film - The Gray Zone, Thicker Than Water, The Child With- in, Routinely, Ich Bin Ein Brooklyner; theater - The Golden Apple, Behold the Bowery, Bird Machine, The Triumph of Love, Antigone, The Bear, The Women and the one woman show And Then... Currently she is writing, producing and directing the puppet show A Tiny Story about Monica. Albena Kervanbashieva, Parrot received her early ballet training in her hometown Rousse (BG) where she also performed with Pavel Stoitzev Youth Ballet and later toured the country with various dance troupes. After moving to NYC, she completed the trainee program at the Martha Graham Schoolof Contemporary Dance and danced with Doris Humphrey Dance Company, Rahway Dance Theater, The Ballade Ballet Company, Contemporary Ballet Theater and numerous independent choreographers. Albena is currently dancing with Les Ballets du Monde, artistic director Ken Ludden. Assya Nick, translator graduated from the University of Sofia K Ohridski with a major in English Language and Literature. She is currently an editor and translator of English and Bulgarian books, including the plays by Mayia Pramatarova Kill this Woman, The Revolver and Don't Take the Bridge. Creative team Mayia Pramatarova, playwright - Stage Director/Playwright/Co-Founder of onewaytheater.us. Mayia worked as a dramaturg at the Bulgarian National Theater I Vazov and The Theater Workshop Sfumato. She was the creator and editor of the successful art almanac Et Cetera. Mayia is the author of two books and over 250 articles published in the Bulgarian, Russian, Italian and American press. Her plays have been performed in Bulgaria (Stage on a Crossroad Festival 2010), the US ("Forum for Bulgarian Culture and Education" 2011) and Canada, as well as readings at Corps de Textes Europe Belgium, 2011, Bridge Theater Russia, 2012. Currently Mayia Pramatarova is an Assoc Member of the Davis Center at Harvard University. Stavri Karamfilov, director Actor/Stage Director/Poet/Sculptor. Stavri's performances in the Blagoevgrad Theater Oedipus by Sophocles and Seneca and Antigone by Sophocles are key performances of the Greek dramaturgy in Bulgaria. Stavri systematically developed his aesthetic and intriguing way of reading it. While in Bulgaria, Stavri created a Student theater by the SW University N Rilski, that turned into a laboratory for new stage languages and contemporary theater research. His performances toured in Australia, Georgia, Romania, France, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Currently Stavri works predominantly as a sculptor and teaches as a guest lecturer in NYU. He has won numerous Bulgarian theatre awards. Hristina Hristova, costume design.. Hristina is an actress, puppeteer, and producer, set and costume designer. Hristina holds a MA in acting for Puppet Theater, from the renowned Sofia Theatre Academy. The actress has more than 25 years professional carrier on stage. Hristina performed for her home Yambol Puppet Theater and showed her art at numerous International Puppet Festivals: Yugoslavia, Poland, Italy, France, Russia, Japan, etc. Gheorghi Arnaoudov, composer, was born in Sofia, to a well-known family with a strong musical tradition. While attending the Vladigerov Academy, Arnaoudov also studied composition in Florence under Brian Ferneyhough, where he explored electronic and concrète music. Upon graduation and completion of his studies abroad, Arnaoudov began establishing a reputation as dedicated composer as well as a theorist. Specializing in modern and postmodern aesthetics, communication and semiotics, he also set himself to exploring ancient and Far Eastern musical forms. To date Arnaoudov has produced numerous symphonies, oratorios, concertos and has won several international prizes. He currently teaches at the Theatre and Music departments of New Bulgarian Univerisity, as an associated professor in Composition and Harmony. Compared to composers like Scriabin, Messiaen or Pärt at first, nowadays Arnaoudov is known as one of the most distinctive European composers, creating music of stasis, a new kind of intense minimalism. Vladimir Gusev, stage design, interactive video. Vladimir's recent interactive visual score credits include Kill This Woman! by Pramatarova (onewaytheater.us, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, 2009), Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (Budapest Summer Festival, 2009), Damned and Killed by Victor Astafiev (Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, 2010), Five Nights by Alexander Volodin (The Petr Fomenko


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