El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 – THIRTEEN membercard partner (2 for 1 admission)
El Museo del Barrio
Through Jan 8
El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year’s edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in seven different venues.
Dion Parson and the 21st Century Band
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wed, Aug 31–Sun, Sept 4
Considered one of New York’s finest drummers, Dion Parson leads the 21st Century Band in an artful melange of folk and jazz. Parson’s musical foundation ranges from classical, reggae, calypso and African to jazz and pop music. Held at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
2 Stories That End in Suicide
HERE Arts Center
Wed, Aug 31-Sun, Sept 4
Censorship and teenage rebellion in Iran is the theme of this multimedia theater work. A young Iranian disguises herself as a bespectacled male writer and tries her hand at fiction writing, using a fantastical blogging device. With puppetry, animation, and actors, 2 Stories sheds an unsettling and humorous light on the impossibility of identity in a climate of repression.
Stake Land Screening
Tompkins Square Park
Thurs, Sept 1
The U.S. has collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across the nation‘s abandoned towns and cities. It’s up to Mister, a death-dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get the teenage Martin safely north to Canada, the continent’s New Eden. Written and directed by Jim Mickle. With native New Yorkers Nick Damici and Connor Paolo, and Kelly McGillis. Not Rated. 2010.
Again, But Different This Time Performances
Kabayitos at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
Thurs, Sept 1-Fri, Sept 2
The performances are based on the concept of re-enactment, exploring what it means to remake what has already been done and to retrace the steps of others. Nick Bastis, Beatrice Glow, Anthony Romero and Georgia Wall use dance, text, photos and spoken language as they re-enact everything from Hollywood movies to the path of political migrations.
Arrive early for the 11 am start of this Caribbean Carnival parade. Elaborately designed costumes (mas), huge sound trucks—some with live performers—and island pride draws 3 million participants and onlookers each year. Side streets are filled with food, crafts, books, clothing, art and jewelry vendors. Performances take place at the viewing stage at the Brooklyn Library.