Left to right: Writer/Actor David Greenspan, Brooke Bloom, Keith Nobbs and director Leigh Silverman.

Arts Watch: “Helen Twelvetrees” Opens With Aplomb

David Greenspan’s new play “I’m Looking For Helen Twelvetrees” premiered on Sunday at Abron’s Arts Center. The reception after the opening was packed with New …

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Interview: Hanksy on His New Show, “Best of the Worst”

We checked in with one of New York’s favorite punsters (and street artists), Hanksy, in anticipation of his upcoming show, “Best of the Worst.”  …

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Arts Watch: Latest David Greenspan Play To Premier at Abrons

Continuing their impressive anniversary year lineup, Abrons Arts Center is presenting the world premier of I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees, the latest play by five-time …

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Arts Watch: Cush Jumbo Brings “Josephine and I” to Joe’s Pub

Olivier-nominated actress, Broadway star and now writer, Cush Jumbo (The River, Julius Caesar, “Getting On”)  has scored a five-week run of her one-woman show …

A still from local filmmaker Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack.

Arts Watch: Local Doc “The Wolfpack” Will Screen at Tribeca Film Fest

A still from local filmmaker Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack, a true story about six brothers kept locked up for most of their …

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My LES: Michael Little

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with Lost Weekend NYC owner and …

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Arts Watch: What To Do In March

Here are the highlighted events from our March events calendar, coming out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine this week: …

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Arts Watch: The Esteemed Art Show Heads Into Its 27th Year

The Art Show, one of the most highly regarded and longest running art fairs in the nation, opens its twenty seventh edition on March …

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Chatham Square Library to Host Discussion on Historic Poetry From Detained Chinese Immigrants

 

The folks at the Chatham Square Library are hosting what looks to be an interesting program about the poetry left by Chinese immigrants on …

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Arts Watch: Theatre Askew Brings “Horseplay” to La MaMa

Theatre Askew continues its celebration of the history of queer culture in New York City with a “biographical reconstruction/ridiculous reimagining” of the life of …

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Arts Watch: “All Together Different,” a Sweeping Local Survey, to Open at Manny Cantor Center

A fantastic and wide-reaching gallery show, “ALL | TOGETHER | DIFFERENT,” featuring close to 100 different local artists as well as organizations, will open at the Manny Cantor Center this Thursday from 7p – 9p. …

The artist "Penny Arcade" at The Clemente on Suffolk Street. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

My LES: Penny Arcade

For our regular feature spotlighting the people who live and work on the Lower East Side, we talked with avant-garde performance artist, documentarian and playwright Penny Arcade (aka Susana Ventura). …

The Civilians bring their premier of "Pretty Filthy" to Abrons, a new musical about the porn industry.

Arts Watch: What To Do in February

Here are the highlighted events from our February events calendar, coming out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine next week. …

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Arts Watch: Taylor Teen Ensemble to Perform at Open House on Saturday

 

The Taylor Teen Ensemble, which is selected by audition only, will be performing ahead of Taylor 2 this Saturday, in a free Open House …

Arlene's Grocery - pre-blizzard - on Stanton Street. Photo by Flora Theden.

The Pre-Blizzard on Stanton Street

Our contributor, Flora Theden, sent along this shot of Arlene’s Grocery in the snow — …