Weekend Guide

From "Anchises" at Abrons through Sunday

This weekend is packed with great performances on the Lower East Side.  Here are some top picks for events happening in the neighborhood:

  • Don’t forget to get your act together and audition for the Lower East Side Talent Showcase. They are seeking singers, actors, dancers, bands, comics, poets, and novelty acts.  Auditions will be held this Friday from 6-9pm and Sunday from 3-6pm at Abrons Arts Center –  466 Grand Street.

Five ‘Til (solo) Debuts at Dixon Place

Five ‘Til (solo), a new version of a piece written and performed by Obie award-winning actor Edwin Lee Gibson opens tonight at Dixon Place. Described as a “blues fairytale” the story is based on Dante Wallace, a career criminal accused of a heinous crime that he claims he did not commit (the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl), five minutes before his execution in Huntsville Texas State Prison. “Part lucid hallucination; part fairytale with music that captures the pain, joy and flight in the stylistic traditions of negro spirituals, blues, and soul.”