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Arts Watch: What To Do in April

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A photo from "Echos of the Borscht Belt" by Marisa Scheinfeld, who will be participating in the Tenement Musuem's panel, "The Stories of Ruins," on April 29th.
A photo from “Echos of the Borscht Belt” by Marisa Scheinfeld, who will be participating in the Tenement Musuem’s panel, “The Stories of Ruins,” on April 29th.

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

Tues. 7 – Passover Nosh and Stroll at the Museum at Eldridge Street:

Trace the tasty route of turn-of-the-century immigrants as they prepared for the holiday and journey into the kishkes of the old Jewish Lower East Side. Visit (and nosh at) the historic landmarks of the neighborhood that shed light on holiday customs, food and history.

Through Wednesday, March 8 // 12 Eldridge St. // 2 p.m. // RSVP required // $25.

Weds. 8 – Arca at Bowery Ballroom:

After recent collaborations with Kanye West on Yeezus and Bjork  on her latest album, Vulnicura, 24-year-old, Venezuelan-born electronic producer and dj Arca, a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi, is finally ready to share his debut album, Xen. His music, as well as his videos made with artist and longtime collaborator Jesse Kanda, is challenging, boundary pushing, darkly electronic and undefinable, always offering an exciting glimpse into the future.

6 Delancey St. // 8:00 p.m. // $25

Thurs. 9 – Katie Workum’s “Black Lakes” at Danspace Project:

Catch an improvised evening of dance with Bessie-nominated Eleanor Smith, Weena Pauly and Workum. In “Black Lakes” Workum upends traditional performance expectations of dancer and audience, turning away from theatrical choreography in favor of new ways of creating and seeing. The three performers move in and out of solos, unison and duets contained within a set structure, and the content of every performance will be created anew each night.

Through April 11 // 131 E. 10th St. (at St. Mark’s Church) //  8:00p.m. // $20.

Fri. 10 – Andy Warhol’s 15 (Color Me, Warhol) at Dixon Place:

Check in on choreographer/performer Raja Feather Kelly’s ongoing obsession with Andy Warhol in this interpretation of the iconic musical A Chorus Line as Warhol would have imagined it. Fifteen dancers bring to life Warhol’s ideas, philosophy and iconic visuals through Kelly’s radical yet accessible dance-theater style.

Fridays and Saturdays in April // 161A Chrystie St. // 7:00 p.m. // $16 in advance/$20 door.

Weds. 15 – Tribeca Film Festival 2015:

Founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro and friends as a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center, the festival kicks off its 14th year of independent film screenings. The lineup includes 97 feature films and 60 shorts from around the world along with numerous panels and festivities throughout lower Manhattan.

This year’s Tribeca Talks series features big-name one-on-one conversations with George Lucas, Stephen Colbert, Courtney Love and Harvey Weinstein, to name a few. The Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series will also include a session on Inside Amy Schumer with Ms. Schumer and others from that Comedy Central series on April 19; and a screening of Good Will Hunting, followed by a discussion with the director Gus Van Sant, on April 22.

LIVE FROM NEW YORK!, the highly anticipated world premiere of the first full-fledged documentary about Saturday Night Live, will open the festival.

Through April 26. Visit tribecafilm.com for tickets, venues and the full schedule.

Weds. 22 – Forever at New York Theatre Workshop:

Award-winning playwright and solo performer Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) brings her searing memoir to NYTW in an exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Drawing on her own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris—the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison—she finds unexpected grace in grappling with the legacy a daughter she inherits from her mother.

Through May 31 // 79 East 4th St. // showtimes vary, $75.

Sat. 25 – Hester Street Fair – Opening Weekend:

Known as a launching pad for independent businesses and artists, HSF could almost be considered a small-business “incubator.” Offering up an always interesting assortment of local purveyors selling artisanal food, vintage clothing, jewelry, crafts, home goods and more, the fair kicks off its sixth season.

At Essex and Hester St. // Saturdays // 11a.m.– 6 p.m.

Weds. 29 – The Stories of Ruins at Tenement Talks:

In a visual appreciation of ruins Andrew Dolkart, director of Columbia’s historic preservation program, Katherine Malone-France, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Payne, photographer of North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City and photographer Marisa Scheinfeld, who documented abandoned resorts of the Borscht Belt in the Catskills gather to discuss the significance of these spaces.

103 Orchard St. // 6:30 p.m. // free.

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