Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week
Thursday, March 23
Cabaret star, comedienne, and bawdy chanteuse Lady Rizo has sung with with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and recorded with Moby. Now she’s exploring the current state of political affairs with a more personal eulogy, RED, WHITE and INDIGO: My love-hate relationship with America at Joe’s Pub. Through March 25, 9:30 p.m., 425 Lafayette St., $30, more info here.
Filmmaker Z.S. Rosenfeld and award-winning musician Elie Massias team up for a night of “Art in Heaven” at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Massias will improvise and perform a real-time soundtrack against the backdrop of Rosenfeld’s film of decaying synagogues in Europe. 7:00 p.m., 12 Eldridge St., $15/$10 students/seniors, more info here.
Meet the artists featured in the Italian American Museum‘s current show, “Artiste Italiane – Women Artists of Italian heritage.” Each artist is Italian-born or the daughter of immigrants from many small towns in Italy. The artists will discuss how their heritage affects their work and daily lives. 155 Mulberry St., $10 suggested donation, more info here, to RSVP call: 212-965-9000.
Friday, March 24
Conceptual artist Ventico brings her solo exhibition, Phos Hilaron: From the Masses Rise the Saints, to Chinatown Soup. Transforming the gallery space into a three-part, site-specific installation that features a Chapel, a Reliquary, and an Altar, she has lined the walls floor-to-ceiling with Saints — “photographic murals of interlocking bodies: images of unidentified flesh upon flesh and limb upon limb, representing the masses.” Opening reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., 16B Orchard St., Through April 2, 2017, more info here.
Saturday, March 25
Spanish children’s theater company Teatro Sea presents its puppet musical version of Little Red Riding Hood, “The True Story of Little Red,” at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center. In this version, Little Red is a fearless little Latina on her way to visit her grandmother, or should we say abuela? 3:00 p.m., 107 Suffolk St., $20 adults/$10 kids, more info here.
Sunday, March 26
Join Artist-in-Residence Melissa Liu and other artists, community organizers, and activists from the Chinatown and Asian American community for an afternoon of programming from Wing on Wo & Co. This Artist Talk and Arts & Activism Roundtable is the culmination of the W.O.W. Project and China Residencies inaugural 店面 Artist Residency for the Lunar New Year. 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., hosted by the Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., more info here.
Upcoming: Wednesday, March 29
Known as “England’s greatest living director,” legendary Terence Davies comes to the Metrograph to indtroduce and discuss The Long Day Closes and Tammy and the Bachelor. His latest film, A Quiet Passion, premiers later this spring and stars Cynthia Nixon as the great 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. 7 Ludlow St., screenings are at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $15, more info here.
Upcoming community events:
Thursday, March 23 – Parenting Workshop, Henry Street Settlement (Chinese)
Friday, March 24 – 106th Commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Monday, March 27 – Lowline Design Workshop
Tuesday, March 28 – Community Board 3 Meeting