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Review: Macho Dancer at Abrons

A girl, a Filipino girl, is prancing around stage. Well, gyrating really, more like an exotic dancer might, and posing – like a gladiator or Ninja warrior might. Battle ready, muscles flexed, fingers pointed like guns. Except this warrior is...

New Moon Tribute to ‘Alien Comic’ Tom Murrin

If you recall, I wrote about the untimely passing of Tom Murrin, aka the Alien Comic, here on The Lo-down last March. Thankfully, his spirit lives on (not that it's been forgotten) in PS 122’s Avant-Garde-Arama: New Moon tribute...

Target Margin’s “Inn” Offers a Macabre Evening

The shtetl is haunted. Many of the Lower East Side’s Jewish immigrants of the early 19th Century came from such small shtetls, villages in Eastern Europe full of superstition and also vibrant culture. These explode onto the stage in...

Arts Watch: Narcissister’s Organ Player Comes to Abrons

How many Alvin Ailey Dance trained performance artists do you know who have the hutzpah to audition for America’s Got Talent in a plastic Barbie Doll like mask -- or multiple masks for that matter? I can name only...

Arts Watch: Queer New York Comes to Abrons Arts Center

An international arts festival is quite an endeavor for any organization. A queer international arts festival is ambitious. This week, in keeping with its motto to “serve as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences...

Weekend Kids Pick: Little One and the Sea of Letters

This week's pick is Trusty Sidekick's production, "The Little One and the Sea of Letters," which opens at Abrons Arts Center on Saturday at 3pm. The story follows the  journey of a little girl who leaves her village to...

Bryan Zanisnik on Hoarding, Philip Roth and the Absurdity of Failure

Home is where your stuff is. In Bryan Zanisnik’s latest installation, Every Inch A Man, at Abrons Art Center, he has mined material from his childhood home as well as Abrons' vast basements to create a magically cluttered world...

Object Collection Brings Hyper Experimental Opera to Abrons

Combining performance, experimental music and theater, the exciting Brooklyn-based group Object Collection (writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just) is bringing their latest production, INNOVA, to the Abrons Arts Center. The performance, presented with Incubator Arts Project,...

John Zorn & Abrons Produce Concert For Japan Benefit

Jazz icon and Lower East Side fixture John Zorn is putting his money where his mouth is, along with the Abrons Arts Center and a host of fantastic New York musicians. Zorn has returned to the Abrons to organize...

John Zorn & Co. To Headline Benefit Concert for Japan

Innovator, composer and musician John Zorn has announced one of his three benefit concerts for Japan earthquake relief will be held at Abrons Arts Center on April 8th.  Zorn will host two shows that evening and has invited over...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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