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.

Schedule Released for the LES Festival

The Theater for the New City has released its schedule for the 14th Annual LES Festival of the Arts. Among the featured performers are jazz composer and musician David Amram, Judith Malina of the Living Theater, Broadway actress Vinie Burrows and composer Phoebe Legere. There will also be a film festival a block party and special events for kids. The festival is May 22-23. All events are free. Broadway World has all the details. You can also check out the complete schedule at the Theater for the New City's web site.

Incidentally, we did an extensive interview with the Living Theater's Judith Malina, a living legend. We'll have a video report on her efforts to reshape the Living Theater for a new generation in the next couple of weeks.