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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Week

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Winter DayLife 2015. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.
Winter DayLife 2015. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Here are some of the cultural events happening in the neighborhood this week:

–On Sunday, the merchants of the Essex Street Market are teaming up with the Lowline for a winter food festival. It will take place inside the Lowline Lab, the prototype of a proposed underground park that’s being planned in the defunct Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal. It’s one of your last chances to see the lab before it closes at the end of the month. Participating vendors include Saxelby Cheesemongers, Formaggio Essex, Osaka Grub, Ni Japanese Delicacies and many more. Sunday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 140 Essex St., RSVP here.

–The pivotal American artist, Raymond Pettibon, gets his first full-scale New York exhibition this week. Three floors of the New Museum will be devoted to his drawings, which “poignantly evoke the country’s shifting values across time.” Wednesday, Feb. 8 (through April 9); New Museum, $18, more info.

–The acclaimed 2004 production, Good Samaritans, will be revived this week on the Lower East Side. Downtown theater auteur Richard Maxwell’s play is set in the dining hall of a rehab center. This production is presented by the New York City Players and performed by the original cast. Previews begin Wednesday, Feb. 8, Abrons Arts Center, $25, more info.

–The Acker Awards, a tribute to the avant garde arts community, will be held this year at Theater 80, 80 St. Mark’s Place. The event was created by Alan Kaufman (San Francisco) and Clayton Patterson (New York). This year’s MC is Phoebe Legore. Sunday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., free, more info.

–The scholar, Mark Slobin, will discuss the rise of Yiddish music in vaudeville dives, in the Yiddish theater and on parlor pianos in tenement homes during the era of mass migration to the United States. There will be a sing-along as Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Lauren Brody and Jake Shulman-Ment bring the music to life. Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m., Museum at Eldridge Street, $14, more info.

–The extraordinary pianist, Kris Davis, is holding a one-week residency at The Stone this week, each night appearing with a different musician. John Zorn’s beloved club only has another year at its current Lower East Side location, so catch performances here while you can. Feb. 7-12, 9 p.m., $20, website.

Check out our CALENDAR for more events and submit your own events HERE.

 

And here are some of the civic events happening in the week ahead:

Monday, Feb 6 – Community Board 3 State Liquor Authority Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Community Board 3 Transportation Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Community Education Council/District 1 Calendar/Business Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 9L Train Shutdown Meeting

Monday, Feb. 13 – Community Board 3 Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee Meeting

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