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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-NOV 2

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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!.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Farmer's Market Friday - Queens Botanical Garden
November 02, 2012 - Flushing

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday beginning June 22 from 8:30am to 4pm on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street.

Tot Shabbat Hop - Temple Beth Sholom
November 02, 2012 - New City

Families with young children are invited to Join PJ Library for this monthly series of family-friendly Shabbat services. The series continues at a different Rockland County synagogue through January.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age five are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, and games, and puppets. Hosted by Rabbi Abraham.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 02, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and puppets.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 02, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 22 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! Tens of thousands of visitors saw last year's sold out Blaze. The elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love, and emerge to the incredible sight of a gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around. Flying pumpkin ghosts soar above the lantern-lit path. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
Through November 02, 2012 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

To the Rescue! New York - Cipriani 42nd Street
November 02, 2012 - New York City

To the Rescue! New York to Benefit The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team Performance by two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat The Humane Society of the United States presents To the Rescue! New York to support the life-saving work of The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, gourmet vegan dinner created by celebrity chef Tal Ronnen and the chefs at Cipriani, silent and live auctions, performance by two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and a special appearance by The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team. Chairs: Amanda Hearst and Georgina Bloomberg Honorary Committee: Kaley Cuoco, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Emily Deschanel, Tricia Helfer, Carrie Ann Inaba, Wendie Malick, Rose McGowan, Pauley Perrette, Hilary Swank, Loretta Swit, Michael Vartan Leadership Committee: Howard Berk, Barbara Brack, Frances Hayward, Cathy Kangas, Mary and Peter Max, Patrick McDonnell, Judy Ney, Karen O’Connell, Stacey Kivowitz, Janie Greenspun Gale, Jennifer Faga, Annie Schulhof, Lida Orzack, Gale Epstein, Leslie Bhutani, Debra Shore, Ian Bass, Roberta Ashkin Friends of Finn Committee: Fabiola Beracasa, Georgina Bloomberg, Lorenzo Borghese, Katy Brodsky, Tom Brodsky, Annie Churchill, Tony Cummings, Samantha Kleier Forbes, Henry Harper, Daisy Johnson, Michael Katz, Kick Kennedy, Dylan Lauren, Sabrina Kleier Morgenstern, Dalia Oberlander, Kimberly Ovitz, Stephanie Riggio, Wesley Wang, Kim Rushton, Lauren Grafer, Charles Ferri, Jennifer Jablow, Katrina Szish For more information and for tickets visit humanesociety.org/totherescue

Oily Cart's 'Ring A Ding Ding' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
November 02, 2012 - Times Square

Alice and her dog are having a "wuff" day. When she demands that her furry friend stop chasing his tail "right now," he runs away, sending her into a tricycle-riding tizzy. From London's acclaimed Oily Cart, creators of innovative, multi-sensory and interactive productions for the very young, "Ring A Ding Ding" is a colorful, creative, and energetic work of participatory theater. With their fingers on the set and their noses in the action, audiences whirl an eye-popping table top 'round and 'round as Alice and her pals Milkie, Mermaid, and Captain search high and low for the rascally pooch. Accompanying the action is George the Music Man, who fills the air with jingles of joy and makes "Ring A Ding Ding" sing with zing.

CHIELI MINUCCI & SPECIAL EFX featuring BERNIE WILLIAMS - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 02, 2012 - New York

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Chieli Minucci is the leader of the Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group Special EFX, which he co-founded with the late George Jinda in 1984. A major force on the jazz and world music scene for 25 years, Special EFX's newest release, "Without You" is a diverse collection of jazz-fusion, Latin rhythms, and the effortlessly flowing guitar artistry that Chieli (key-eh-lee) is known for. A true sound-tapestry, blending layers of sound and harmonic texture, "Without You" is an instant classic.

Friday Night Crafts - Sidewalk Chalk - Glaze
November 02, 2012 - Orangeburg

Young artists can focus on creating and using sidewalk chalk paint. They will also get to create and experiment with sand art. This workshop is part of a weekly, Friday night series that lets children will work with a variety of media and explore different techniques for creating art. Pre-registration is requested.

Casey Carle's Bubblemania - Bergen Performing Arts Center
November 02, 2012 - Englewood

It's a soapy spectacular when bubble artist Casey Carle brings his act to BergenPAC. This soap specialist's show combines visual comedy, quick wit, and big band music with big beautiful bubbles. Part of the venue's Kidz Cabaret series.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
November 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Artists of all ages can paint a plate, mug, or seasonal item for a family heirloom or holiday gift. Pick from a wide variety of items, including a candy plate, tree dish, dreidel dish, or other designs. Items can be painted and taken home or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Call for extended hours.

Global Tots - Hempstead Public Library
November 02, 2012 - Hempstead

A song, dance, and movement program for children ages 2 through 5.

Children's Storytime - Arverne Library
November 02, 2012 - Arverne

Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, music, and crafts.

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
November 02, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Preschoolers, including babies, play with toys and meet other children.

Game Day - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
November 02, 2012 - Coney Island

Challenge your peers by playing video games and board games.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
November 02, 2012 - Borough Park

Kids enjoy a kid-appropriate movie.

The Stinky Cheese Man - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
November 02, 2012 - Rockville Centre

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Poor Jack. He?s got to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans-and then there?s that annoying Stinky Cheese Man. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales deconstructs the tradition of the fairy tale. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants. Nothing is quite the same as you remember it.

Jon Chattman's First Annual ‘Pop Goes the Culture’ Awards and Variety Show - White Plains Performing Art Center
November 02, 2012 - White Plains

Online music series A-Sides with Jon Chattman in collaboration with The Digital Arts Experience presents an evening of meaningful live performances and well-intentioned meaningless awards hosted by acclaimed comedian Carlos A. Gonzalez. The show will feature live music and comedy performances from local and national talent, and honor WWE wrestling icon Jimmy Snuka, childrens entertainers Carole & Paula, Slim Goodbody, and more! Purchase tickets at wppac.com or the WPPAC Box Office.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
November 02, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Boscobel's 3rd Annual Family Bonfire Night - Boscobel House & Gardens - West Meadow
November 02, 2012 - Garrison

Spark some romance, get cozy with friends, or enjoy quality time with the kids. Boscobel invites the whole family to gather around a traditional bonfire for some old-fashioned, "kindled" fun and festivities. Folk, soft rock, and sing-along music will be provided by Boscobel's own Rick Soedler on acoustic guitar. Limited seating around the bonfire will be provided; feel free to pack blankets and/or chairs. Entry fee includes marshmallows and toasting sticks. Glow sticks and other light-up items will be available for sale, as well as food from Joe's Last Stand - hot dogs with various dressings, Chili Dogs, and his famous San Francisco Bacon Dog. Sausage and Peppers and Pulled Pork sandwiches will also be on the menu, including various soft drinks. Rain date is November 3.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
November 02, 2012 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. No registration required.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Madame President by Lane Smith. Following the story, children will make their own "Future Voter" button.

Blooming Babies: Sleepy Time Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 02, 2012 - Crown Heights

Toddlers learn about nighttime rituals practiced by native American cultures, and create a dream catcher to take home.

CASH FOR CANDY - Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics
November 02, 2012 - Huntington

Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring their excess candy to Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics for their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Trade your excess candy for cash and prizes. All the candy collected will be sent in care packages to overseas troops to enjoy, courtesy of Operation Gratitude. Each child will receive $1 per pound of candy (max $5 per child) and 1 ticket to participate in a prize raffle. Each child will also for cleaning off those sugar bugs as well.

J-Baby: Dotty Spotty Shabbat - Orange Splot Art Spot
November 02, 2012 - Peekskill

Kids will make interactive art with a variety of media including dot stickers and dot markers while adults discuss the value of rest and rejuvenation. Enjoy challah and apple juice and get ready for Shabbat together. RSVP to Cathy Deutchman at cathy@rosenthaljcc.org or at rosenthaljcc.org

Caribbean Fever Music Festival - Barclays Center
November 02, 2012 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Enjoy this show featuring popular carribean performers such has Doug E. Fresh, Alison Hinds, Machel Montano HD and more.

Haunted Library - Westport Library
November 02, 2012 - Westport

Planned events include a visit from Edgar Allen Poe, a demo from the CT Paranormal Research Society, and a costume contest. For Grades 6-12. Register online.

'Stones in His Pockets' - Woodward Hall Theatre, Pace University
November 02, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

The Irish spirit meets the American dream in this Irish comedy written by Marie Jones, which won two Olivier awards and garnered a Tony nominee for Best Comedy. A rural Irish community is turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew on location to capture the REAL Ireland. Two actors (Richard Hollis and Jay Stratton) play a cavalcade of local characters and Tinseltown types. Directed by Dan Foster.

Family Shabbat - Temple B'Nai Torah
November 02, 2012 - Wantagh

Join in this community family-friendly Shabbat service. Using a special prayer book in English and Hebrew, Rabbi Marci N. Bellows, Cantor Steve Sher, the teen and youth choirs will lead the service. A dessert oneg will follow immediately in the social hall.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 02, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Preschool Bounce - Bounce U–College Point
November 02, 2012 - College Point

Little ones can play like Tiger and bounce, bounce, bounce. Enjoy the inflatables, giggles and fun. Adults or Guardians are free with a paying child. Walk-ins will not be accepted if an event is full. Pre-payment is required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable.

Picasso: A conversation - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 02, 2012 - New York

Picasso: A Conversation Fri, Nov 2, 6:30 pm Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, Guggenheim Museum, and curator of Picasso Black and White, engages in conversation about the Spanish master and his lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette with Diana Widmaier Picasso, art historian, co-curator of Picasso and Marie-Thérèse L’Amour fou (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011), and granddaughter of the artist, and Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as curator and author of notable Picasso exhibitions and publications. A reception and exhibition viewing of Picasso Black and White follow.

Earth Stories from Long Ago - Woodside Library
November 02, 2012 - Woodside

Many cultures all over the world understand the wisdom and importance of taking care of the earth. Storyteller Linda H. Humes will engage children age 6 and up with environmental tales from African and Native-American traditions.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
November 02, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

Rolie Polie Guacamole - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
November 02, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Kids will enjoy a performance by Brooklyn kindie performers/musicians Rolie Polie Guacamole.

Kidz Cook: Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 02, 2012 - Staten Island

Make some delicious turkey meatballs with spaghetti and sauce.

Tie Dye and T-Shirt Painting - McGoldrick Library
November 02, 2012 - Flushing

Kids can show off their artistic flair, making something cool to wear. Children and teens ages 8 and up can enjoy making a colorful T-shirt. Preregistration is required.

Eyewitness: Weather (Film) - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
November 02, 2012 - Glen Cove

This whirlwind tour of Earth's turbulent atmosphere reveals the forces that are constantly at work altering weather patterns, causing floods, heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow, hail and lightning through dramatic sequences and photographs. Especially suited for young people, this film can be enjoyed by all ages.

CHRIS ISSAK - Beacon Theatre
November 02, 2012 - New York

A Night To Remember One Night Only Concert - Aaron Davis Hall
November 02, 2012 - New York

Lonette McKee, Acclaimed Tony Nominated film and stage actress and star of mega-hits Sparkle, The Cotton Club, Round Midnight, Jungle Fever and Broadway’s Showboat and Lady Day, in concert with four-time Grammy Nominated music legend Singer, Songwriter, Jazz Fusion and R&B Soul performer, Michael Henderson come together for a one night only performance, A Night To Remember on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7PM, Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York (Convent Avenue and West 135th Street on City College campus) New York, NY 10031. Tickets are: $35 (general admission). For more information and ticket sales visit: www.adhatccny.org or www.lonettemckee.com or call Aaron Davis Hall Box office at 212.650.6900.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
November 02, 2012 - East Northport

Start your child's day off with a a story.

Shababa Fridays at 92YTribeca - 92YTribeca
November 02, 2012 - Tribeca

Families with young children can celebrate Jewish values, culture and tradition through interactive musical activities, singing, and lots of puppets in this inclusive, welcoming community.

Animal Care Affair - Bridgewaters
November 02, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Join Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) and actor Christian Camargo (from Showtime's "Dexter" and the upcoming film from the Twilight Saga, "Breaking Dawn, Part 2") for a luncheon and silent auction to benefit animals in need. Proceeds go to AC&C's Animal Care Fund, which helps homeless and abandoned cats, dogs, and rabbits in NYC.

Beyond the Machine 13.0: 'eVirtuosos' - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
November 02, 2012 - New York

A Festival of Electro-Acoustic and Intermedia Art George Stelluto, conductor Andrea Jarrett, violin Corey Schutzer, contrabass Daniel James, Rosie Gallagher, and Stephanie Kwak, flute Lauren Blackerby and ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe Jae Youn Chung and Jonathan Cohen, clarinet Tristan Clarke, Kevin Quill, and Theodore Van Dyck, trumpet Taylor Peterson, horn Alexis Smith, trombone Andre Prouty, bass trombone Sam Budish, Christian Lundqvist, Charlie Rosmarin, and Jeremy Smith, percussion Han Chen and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, piano NEIL ROLNICK Where? for Brass Quintet and Electronics* DAI FUJIKURA Poison Mushroom for Flute and Electronics MAX GRAFE Parthenogenesis for Piano and Electronics* ARTHUR KREIGER Dialogue for Percussion and Electronics JEREMY SMITH 5-7-9 for Percussion Trio and Electronics *+ NEIL ROLNICK Gardening at Gropius House, A Concerto for Violin and Chamber Ensemble with Electronics * * World premiere + Developed in partnership with the Office of Educational Outreach FREE; very limited standby seats, line forms at 7:00 PM

Cajon Workshop w/ Ramon Porrina! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through November 02, 2012 - New York

Join us for a special opportunity to study with cajon master, Ramon Porrina. Flamenco Latino hosts 2 days of workshops at their midtown studio. Thursday, Nov. 1st, 12-2 PM AND Friday, Nov. 2nd, 12-2PM at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 West 54 Street, 404 (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Advance Payment: Both Classes $105, One Class $57 Day-of Workshop: Both Classes $110, One Class $60 RESERVE TODAY by pre-paying through PayPal at: http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/ramon.shtml Ramon Porrina is the premiere cajon player in Spain today. The son of Ramon El Portugues and grandson of Porrina de Badajoz he has recorded with Paco de Lucia, Camaron de la Isla, and toured with Joaquin Cortes, Antonio Canales, Tomatito and many others! Call 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve.

SCREENING: SUSPIRIA - Museum of the Moving Image
November 02, 2012 - Astoria

Dir. Dario Argento. 1977, 98 mins. Imported 35mm Technicolor print. In Italian with English subtitles. With Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Udo Kier. Italian director Argento has created some of the most imaginative, gory, and downright gorgeous horror films of all time, but Suspiria—a bizarre tale of an American dancer who arrives at a gothic European ballet school after it has experienced a spate of mysterious murders—is his most beloved. Once you see the first ten minutes of this impeccable horror classic, with its astonishing use of color and its vivid, elaborately staged gore, you will be hooked.

Free Entry at Skyroom Nightclub on Friday - Skyroom
November 02, 2012 - New york

This is the night we've all been waiting for - on Friday November 2nd Atop NYC at New York's tallest rooftop club The Skyroom for a night in Rio Join us at our heated Outdoor And Indoor Rooftop Soiree in the Skies of NYC to start November in style featuring DJ Francis Mercier alongside DJ Cosmic Kaz, and live Brazlian Dancers - We'll also have thousands in prizes for the best costumes. For Free Entrance and table reservations contact us at rsvp@nycprive.com - or text 347.644.9680 Please note that RSVP's are not mandatory but recommended. Table reservations for groups are highly recommended. Skyroom New York City - Tallest Indoor And Outdoor Rooftop Oasis - 330 West 40th St - www.skyroomnyc.com

Billy Witch - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
November 02, 2012 - Astoria

Teens can enjoy this quirky, creepy, bawdy comedy, where 14-year old Oliver braves the wilderness to discover change at sleepaway camp. From twisted first sexual encounters, to spooky campfire stories unfolding before his eyes, Oliver's time at camp is anything but normal. The play takes place during two days at summer camp, and is reminiscent of certain teen-genre and horror movies such as Meatballs and Friday the 13th. Tickets may be purchased on-line or in-person at the Theatre Box Office, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Children under 14 not permitted.

TAMARA TUNIE 'Yes, I Sing!' - Feinstein's at Loews Regency
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

Feinstein's will present a one week only concert engagement of television and film star Tamara Tunie as part of the Fall 2012 Season. After she participated in a well-received concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in May, performing the music of Cy Colman opposite such luminaries as James Naughton and Michele Lee, Tamara was inspired to return to singing.

A Raisin in the Sun - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 03, 2012 - Westport

Cosby show actress Phylicia Rashad directs this story about a black family in 1950s Southside Chicago and their quest for a piece of the American dream.

'Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park
Through November 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. City Parks Foundation will premiere its new puppet production, "Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure" on Oct. 3, 2012 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. This family friendly show celebrates the spirit of Halloween in New York City and is inspired by the original fairytale, "Hansel and Gretel."

Yatra-Seeking: Malavika Sarukkai, choreographer and dancer - Baryshnikov Arts Center
Through November 03, 2012 -

The third season of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival continues in November with "The Spirit of the Body," a work by dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai showcasing her exquisite interpretations of South India's classical dance, Bharatanatyam. Accompanied by four musicians from Madras, India.

MELISSA ERRICO - 54 Below
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

The beauty, intelligence, charisma and singular silver voice of Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Look for a brand new evening of tales and tunes right before she starts rehearsals for the first New York revival of Stephen Sondheim' s Passion! Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, Musical Direction by John Oddo.

MICHAEL CERVERIS - 54 Below
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

54 Below is delighted to welcome Broadway's own Michael Cerveris for two very special performances only, featuring him and his band, the magnificent Loose Cattle. Broadway was introduced to Michael in The Who's Tommy. Since then, audiences have embraced him in leading roles in Titanic, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Lovemusik and, among others, his current Tony-winning performance as Juan Peron in Evita.

BLOOD MANOR - Blood Manor
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

New York City's renowned haunted attraction is now open.

LUCKY SHOPS at 82Mercer - LUCKY SHOPS
Through November 03, 2012 - New York

Lucky, the award winning shopping and style magazine, hosts LUCKY SHOPS 2012, New York’s ultimate shopping event. Now in its ninth year, LUCKY SHOPS has become the benchmark for all shopping events, bringing the pages of the magazine to life with a unique mix of established and up-and-coming designer brands at a variety of price points. Lucky’s team of experts have carefully edited and selected their favorite fashions, shoes, jewelry and more with items selling at up to 70% off retail. Shoppers will also enjoy music, refreshments, giveaways and much more! Shop for a cause at LUCKY SHOPS this year – a portion of ticket and merchandise sales will benefit the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds to help enable them to grow to be productive, confident and happy adults. When: ? VIP CHARITY SHOPPING PARTY HOSTED BY JENNIFER HUDSON, Thursday, November 1, 6PM - 9PM, $150 in advance, $155 at the door. ? FIRST DIBS FRIDAY: November 2, 10AM – 7PM, $35 in advance, $40 at the door. ? FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION: November 2, 12PM - 7PM, $30 in advance, $35 at the door. ? SUPER SHOPPER SATURDAY: November 3, 10AM - 5PM, $30 in advance, $35 at the door. ? SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSIONS: November 3, 12PM - 5PM, $35 in advance, $40 at the door. ? DOUBLE DEALS 2-DAY PASS: Friday, November 2, 12PM-7PM and Saturday, November 3, 12PM-5PM, $50 in advance, $55 at the door. MORE: ? AMERICAN EXPRESS Enjoy $25 off a purchase of $100 or more when you “Sync Before You Shop” with any eligible American Express® Card. ? MAYBELLINE NEW YORK COLOR STUDIO Stop by the Maybelline New York Color Studio at LUCKY SHOPS for a complimentary mini-makeover with the season’s hottest shades and have your picture snapped for our on-site interactive media wall. ? SOLE SOCIETY Visit the Sole Society shoe lounge and shop the season’s hottest footwear and enter to win our hourly giveaway. ? LUCKY BREAKS DEALS What do you covet? Designers will be discounting one select “Lucky Breaks” item from their boutique at least 60% off while supplies last. ? ON-SITE FLASH SALES In addition to below-market-priced merchandise, designers will schedule flash sales with deeper discounts throughout the event. Who: LUCKY SHOPS will feature coveted items from designers, including: Fashion 10 Crosby Derek Lam Autumn Cashmere Charlotte Ronson Christopher Fischer Commando Cosabella Foley + Corinna Gryphon Hunter Dixon Jill Stuart Joie Kain Kelly Wearstler Mackage Marlene Wetherell Vintage Apparel Nicholas K Organic by John Patrick PocketBook Rachel Roy Rebecca Minkoff Rebecca Taylor Shoshanna Steven Alan The Outnet Trina Turk Yumi Kim Zimmerman Jewelry + Accessories Ariel Gordon Chloe & Isabel Dita Eyewear Erickson Beamon Ettika GlamHouse (Low Luv, Belle Noel and House of Harlow) Happy Socks Helen Ficalora Julie Collection Kora Lauren Wimmer Lulu Frost Jane Basch Stephanie Johnson The Outnet Handbags + Shoes Clare Vivier Foley + Corinna Kelsi Dagger Rebecca Minkoff (handbags + shoes) Sigerson Morrison Sole Society *To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit LuckyShops.com

Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal - The Joyce Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal takes on the sounds, rhythms, and music of the city in Night Box, its high-voltage new piece by provocative choreographer Wen Wei Wang. Combining contemporary ballet with street dance, Night Box explores love, loss, sexuality, and joy. The work is "brilliantly theatrical, in turns witty, poignant and unsettling." (The National Post) Wen Wei Wang collaborates with Montréal fashion design duo UNTTLD to reveal the full spectrum of the city at night—its private spaces, clubs, and streets—against a backdrop of darkness that bathes these spaces in light to evoke a refreshing perspective inspired by urban street life. The program also includes a new work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Barak Marshall, and Zero in On by Cayetano Soto, an innovative piece highlighting the Spanish choreographer's energetic style. Company website: http://www.bjmdanse.ca/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 31 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Midtown

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light, reminiscent of the opera's stage lighting, where they will encounter Glass's entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson's storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris, Brussels, and Venice will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary "Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera," about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions-from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds-are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality. "As human behavior becomes more clickable than physical, we can-t help but wonder what this means for our most basic, biological impulse: sex." says Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Curator of "Universe of Desire." The exhibition explores this very question by examining what we actually search for on the internet and what we leave behind. Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, authors of the best-selling book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, provide much of the inspiration for "Universe of Desire." Ogas and Gaddam gathered and coded 400 million internet searches, 55 million of which (or roughly 13 percent) proved to be searches for some kind of erotic content. The findings mined from analyzing the internet habits of tens of millions of people worldwide will be on display in "Universe of Desire." These anonymous searches bring to question our identity by revealing both the expected "kinks" and "squicks" (squirm-inducing kinks), as well as the broad categories of shared desire that account for 80 percent of internet searches, including "cheating partners", "youth", "mature" and various genitalia. Confronted with this research we begin to see just how similar and different we all are as humans. Supporting this content is a variety of media that amplifies and humanizes the scientific findings of A Billion Wicked Thoughts. Showcasing artifacts from Science, Culture, Art and Technology, Universe of Desire explores the virtual cataloging of our sexual wants, infatuations and yearnings by walking patrons through the kind of sex we, as humans, look up on the internet. Photographer Natacha Merritt, author of Digital Diaries, has documented herself digitally for the last 14 years. As one of the first photographers to capture erotic imagery in a digital medium, a selection of this pioneering artist's work is exhibited for the first time in its chronology, offering a visual timeline as example of photographic evolution, serving both as record and expression of our sexual desires through the last decade. Further exploring the relationship between digital imagery and sexual fantasy, visitors to "Universe of Desire" are invited to engage with a series of video and interactive experiences. Highlights include a digital mirror created by Kevin Bleich and Gabriela Guti?rrez which literally deconstructs patrons into pixels, and projects avatars of their "digital selves" onto the walls of the gallery, while an interactive video collage from Johnny Woods lures visitors into a virtual romp of sexual artifacts designed to stimulate, provoke and delight audiences.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Axial Theatre presents Clifford Odets' 'Awake and Sing!' - St. John's Episcopal Church
Through November 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

Axial Theatre in Pleasantville will inaugurate its 14th season with Clifford Odets' classic Depression-era drama, "Awake and Sing!" This will be a first for Axial as the Westchester theatre company has, until now, exclusively produced new works, often by emerging artists. Howard Meyer, artistic director of Axial Theatre and HMActing, the affiliated acting/playwriting school, explains that the piece is particularly relevant in today's economic climate. He says, "A line reads, 'Life is not printed on dollar bills.' That's a central theme of this masterpiece, finding the balance between working to sustain a family and carving out time to truly be alive." Please make reservations at brownpapertickets.com/event/253189 or call 800-838-3006. For more information, call Jaki Silver at 516-984-4515. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm, Oct. 18-Nov. 4.

Flash Gordon and the Heroes of the Universe - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

The exhibit showcases artwork by two Flash Gordon illustrators, Alex Raymond and Al Williamson, as well as numerous other science fiction cartoonists. The artwork and memorabilia on display, representing space adventure creations from Buck Rogers to Star Wars, provides evidence of the significant impact that these heroes of the universe have had on American culture.

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep at The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street, NYC on Oct 11 to Nov 4; Thurs through Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep Venue: The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street October 11 to November 4 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com Running time: two hours. For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

Take Two Film Festival - Theater 80
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Salon Ciel presents the Take Two Film Festival. Join us, November 2-4 at Theater 80 St. Marks in the East Village of NYC. The festival will present the undiscovered, the unknown, the forgotten and the abandoned film makers. It stands for the values that are the values of tomorrow. Join us in November!

Untying Love - Tada! Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Opalescent Productions is proud to announce the cast for Untying Love, a new drama about the end of life and letting go by Peggy Willens to run at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, NYC from October 13 to November 4, 2012. Emma Berry directs a cast of eight, including Jed Dickson* (Off B'way: The Mask),Nancy Hess* (B'way: Phantom, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Goodbye Girl), Rodrigo Lopresti (TV: The Quarter Life, Connected, The Black Donnelly's), Simon MacLean* (New York: The Crucible (ArcLight), Biography (Mint)), Marie Marshall* (NY: House of Mirth (Metropolitan); LA: Woman of Manhattan, Psychopathia Sexualis (Zoo)), John Mateyko(New York: Seussical), Nancy Nagrant* (New York: Naked in Encino, Family Dinner), and Kyla Schoer* (Off B'way: The Awesome 80's Prom). *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. In the tradition of Chekhov and Shepard, Untying Love is a raw and unblinking view into the intimate moment when people embrace the ultimate act of family love. The play is set in a hospice, where Steven’s mother is caught between life and death. He doesn’t know how to help her. Sharing stories, laughter and tears, his quirky family hopes to give his mother a peaceful goodbye, free of pain and fear. Two supportive hospice volunteers provide all the help they can. But something’s in the way. Who’s not letting go, and why? Director Emma Berry described it as “a stunning script of depth, one that requires a first-class caliber of performance. It drew me back to live theater after many years away.” Untying Love can be viewed as a contrasting but complementary piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit by Margaret Edson, with whom Willens attended high school in Washington, DC. While Wit portrays the experience of a woman, Dr. Vivian Bearing, in the last stages of ovarian cancer, in Untying Love the dying patient remains offstage. And while Witis highly literary, including flashbacks to Dr. Bearing's erudite lectures on the poetry of John Donne, the characters in Willens' play struggle to communicate their most basic hopes, fears and resentments. But the two plays share two themes: that there are times when medical intervention can no longer help, and that there is something in the human experience that cannot be understood through intellect alone. Untying Love is presented in a time when end-of-life issues, palliative care and hospice care are receiving increased attention. Current political debates about Medicare spending touch on the topic both obliquely ? about 25% of Medicare dollars are spent during the last year of a person’s life[1]? and directly, as when the term “death panels” was coined for a proposal to offer Medicare patients voluntary counseling about living wills and end-of-life care options. The provision was deleted from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent of U.S. patients state that they don’t want aggressive intervention and hospitalization once their disease reaches a terminal phase,[2] and yet many people who want to die at home or in hospice do not have that opportunity. The palliative care and hospice communities work to help families acknowledge what’s happening during the dying process while easing patients’ physical and emotional pain. The hospice philosophy is to help people live with dignity in their last days and weeks, with a chance to say their goodbyes and to die in peace. There is, in short, such a thing as a good death. Please note that Untying Love is not a political or “message” play, however. It indelibly portrays one family’s journey through the end-of-life moment. "So many scripts aim to entertain rather than provoke,” Berry said, “and this script is, in its own quiet way, utterly provoking.”

OPEN STUDIOS 2012 - Loft Artist Association
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

Roam the lofts, meet emerging and established artists and see where and how art is created. Painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry makers and mixed media artists will be displaying their work in 20 studios, a 1200 square foot gallery and the hallway common areas. All the artists are on hand to discuss their work and answer questions.

BEEHIVE - BayWay Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - East Islip

Beehive features 35 of the biggest high energy tunes from the era of Beehive hairdos, including "It's My Party", "My Boyfriend's Back", "One Fine Day", Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?", "Downtown" and "Respect".

Take Two Film Festival - Theater 80
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

THE 2012 TAKE TWO FILM FESTIVAL Are you ready for killer mutant chickens and Kung Fu fighting chefs? A devout Christian student who becomes an advocate of sex education? A couple of Texas political neophytes convicted of terrorism? A fishermen riven by guilt, a guy on a date from hell, a Zimbabwean village of sculptors? Fifty-four wildly creative and entertaining films will fill the screen of the historic Theatre 80 St. Marks Place the first weekend in November. Ranging from short shorts to full length features and documentary works, they represent a diverse group of filmmakers from 12 countries. Consult our our website, www.taketwofilmfestival.com, for a full rundown. And find us on facebook for real-time posts on our films' bonus features. Get connected with us on twitter, @TakeTwoFilmFest, for the most up-to-date information and inside scoops on what the filmmakers are doing today. Tickets on sale NOW. Special rates for students. Don't take just one, TAKE TWO.

Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 05, 2012 - Midtown

MoMA's ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The exhibition brings together areas underrepresented in design history and often considered separately, including school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books. In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key's book "Century of the Child" presaged the 20th century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking regarding the rights, development, and well-being of children as interests of utmost importance to all society. Taking inspiration from Key, and looking back through the 20th century 100 years after her forecast, this exhibition will examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the "citizens of the future" to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. In this period children have been central to the concerns, ambitions, and activities of modern architects and designers both famous and unsung, and working specifically for children has often provided unique freedom and creativity to the avant-garde.

Rhythm-Girls dance classes - Rhythmology Dance Studio
Through November 05, 2012 - Westbury

The Rhythm-Girls is a program series designed specifically for Girl Scouts by Rhythmology. Participating in dance is a great way for children to get exercise, develop social skills, and expand their horizons. This program allows each girl to develop a sense of creativity and self expression while also teaching discipline and focus. Dances taught include Latin ballroom, jazz, salsa, merengue and bachata. Call for more information. The classes run through November 5, 2012

The Skeleton Crew - Yorktown Museum
Through November 05, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

More than 50 everyday phrases (such as the term "lazy bones") are depicted and illustrated using not-so-scary skeleton figures.

Calm and Connected: Parenting Your Child with ADHD© 6-Session Workshop Series (Six 1 ½ hour sessions) - Hampton Inn
Through November 06, 2012 - Jericho

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help you develop tools, techniques and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness. To register call 516.802.0593 or email Cindy@PTScoaching.com

Community Gallery -Presidents Helping Children - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2012 - Garden City

Explore the contributions 11 United States presidents have made to the advancements of child well-being over the last century in areas of nutrition, health, education and child safety in this exhibit developed by Every Child Matters. The exhibit features 30 photographs chosen from an international photo competition to draw attention to the plight of children. The exhibit runs through November 6, 2012.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the second Friday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the third Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Dinosaurs After Dark - Field Station: Dinosaurs
Through November 10, 2012 - Secaucus

The sights and sounds of Field Station: Dinosaurs will take on a new sense of mystery and danger at the parks new Dinosaurs After Dark on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests explore darkened trails of the park with just a flashlight and a rope to lead the way. Imaginations will run wild as the path narrows and the tour turns into the shadows. Was that a scream? What's that moving in woods? Look up and there it is: the T-Rex, its teeth visible in the flashlight's beam as it rears its giant head. This family experience begins with the eerie ghost stories of Snake Hill to set the mood, a special nighttime edition of the Olympics-style T-Rex games, a dinosaur sing-a-long with a spectacular view of the New York City skyline and a campfire sing-along with roasted marshmallows and s'mores.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - Ars Nova
Through November 10, 2012 - New York

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 By Dave Malloy Directed by Rachel Chavkin LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! October 1 - November 10, 2012 Lovers are betrayed, society is scandalized and glasses are raised in Dave Malloy’s electro-pop opera ripped from a slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Young and impulsive, Natasha Rostova arrives in Moscow to await the return of her fiancé from the front lines. When she falls under the spell of the city’s most charming rogue, it is up to the disillusioned Pierre, a family friend, to pick up the pieces of her shattered reputation. Dumplings, vodka, spectators and performers collide in this unmissable theatrical event! This World Premiere of an Ars Nova commission will reunite Malloy with director Rachel Chavkin, two members of the team behind the OBIE Award-winning Three Pianos (New York Theatre Workshop, Ontological-Hysteric Theater). Dave’s other works include Beardo, Sandwich, Clown Bible and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, which has enjoyed several sold out engagements in New York, Berkeley, Edinburgh and Boston. TIX REG $30 BUT COME EARLY AND SAVE UP TO 66% $10 tix for performances October 1 - 6 $20 tix for performances October 9 - 20 Featuring Brent Arnold, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Nick Choksi, Blake DeLong, Mark Dover, Amber Gray, Dave Malloy, John Murchison, Paul Pinto, Raymond Sicam III, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Sally Wall, Pinky Weitzman, Amelia Workman Musical Direction & Orchestrations by Dave Malloy Scenic Design Mimi Lien Costume Design Paloma Young Lighting Design Bradley King Sound Design Matt Hubbs Production Stage Manager Trisha Henson

Choking the Butterfly - 9th Space
Through November 10, 2012 - New York

Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30pm, & Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 3pm EBE Ensemble presents Choking The Butterfly, a new play by James Johnson. Eric Mercado directs a cast of three including Eric Alba, Evan Johnson* and Christina Toth. Choking the Butterfly will run at 9th Space, 150 First Avenue, New York City for 16 performances, October 25-November 10, 2012. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Teenage conjoined twins Betty and Barney are left to their own devices in an abandoned button factory after an operation to separate them. Thrown out of a cozy institution of bath times and warm needles they grew up in, they are now left with a suitcase packed with bottles of milk and cash - the land of milk and money they dreamed of as children. Betty is excited about her new existence as a singleton. Free of her parasitic twin she strides out into the world for work. Barney is smaller, weaker and as he relied on his sister for life, now that they are apart he sees death roaring towards him. Both individually meet the troubled yet charismatic Brody, who introduces them to the dark underbelly of a contemporary society riddled with drugs and voyeurism. Finally set free and equipped with all the money in the world can the twins survive separately yet stay together? Choking the Butterfly is presented by EBE Ensemble. Artistic Director: Eric Alba; Director: Eric Mercado; Scenic Design: Cory Rodriguez; Costume Design: Amanda Jenks; Sound Design: Joshua B. Jenks; Props Design: Lauren Genutis; Stage Management: Ashley Scoles; Casting Director: Rachel Maran; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Choking the Butterfly plays for 16 performances from October 25-November 10 on the following schedule: Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30pm; and Saturday, Nov. 10th @ 3pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting ChokingtheButterfly.brownpapertickets.com. The run time for Choking the Butterfly is 80 minutes with no intermission. Director Eric Mercado is a Brooklyn based director. Previous directing and devised theatre credits include: The Ape and the Child at the Wings Theater, Ach Du Lieber Himmel and Wine and Spirits, both at New York Theater Workshop with Theater In Asylum, Bomb Shelter at the Gene Frankel, Baby Plays the Banjo at 45 Bleecker, and Open Up at Theater for the New City. Eric recently served as Staff Director for Aquila Theatre’s national tour of Macbethand The Importance of Being Earnest. His latest original work The Scientists will be premiering at the Living Theatre in November. He holds a BFA from NYU Tisch where he studied creating original work. www.EricRMercado.com Playwright James Johnson studied Drama at Queens University Belfast his previous work includes the BBC/Stewart Parker Award nominated Choking the Butterfly [Best New Irish Play] which was produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company. He also has written two Edinburgh Fringe shows The Importance of Shoes [Weaver Hughes Ensemble] which was produced as an audio play by Wireless Theatre Company and transferred to London and The Audition which was produced in Los Angeles by Mahalo Theatre Collective as


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