Happening This Weekend: “Fiddler on the Roof” Lyricist, Contempodanza at the Clemente, “I Spy” at the New Museum
Here are some of the things happening on the Lower East Side this weekend:
–One of Mexico’s leading contemporary dance companies, Contempodanza, will be at the Clemente tonight and tomorrow for a two-day residency in The Flamboyan Theater. $20, 10 p.m. More info here.
–At 8:30 tonight, Japanese electronic musician Jesse Ruins makes his American debut at Cake Shop. $10. Tickets here.
–At 7 p.m. tonight, photographer Marcia Resnick and author Victor Bockris will be at The Cast to sign a limited number of their book, Punks, Poets, & Provocateurs.” The Cast is now located at 72 Orchard St. Here’s the Facebook invite.
–Saturday from 4-6 p.m., community activists will hold a town hall meeting at Seward Park High School to advocate for full adoption of the Chinatown Working Group’s zoning proposals. Here’s the event flyer.
–Saturday from 5-7 p.m., The women of CAAAV’s Chinatown Tenants Union present their first ever community photo exhibit. 55 Hester St. Here’s the invite.
–The New Museum’s “First Saturday For Families” returns tomorrow from 10 a.m.-noon. Families will play a “museum-scaled game of I Spy” related to the ongoing exhibition, “Jim Shaw: The End is Here.”
–Saturday at 8 p.m., a super group, including members of Dr. Dog and Delicate Steve, will come together to celebrate the music of Traffic by recreating the legendary band’s 1970 show at the Fillmore East. It happens at The Box, 189 Chrystie St. More info here.
–On Sunday at 2 p.m., acclaimed Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick comes to the Museum at Eldridge Street to talk about his most famous creation, “Fiddler on the Roof.” He’ll chat with author Alisa Solomon about “his fascinating life, career, and the making of a musical masterpiece.” There will be a reception with traditional Chanukah treats afterwards. $18. RSVP here.
–On Sunday, painter EJ Hauser’s well-received solo show closes at Regina Rex, a gallery at 221 Madison St.