Urban Bush Women
Harlem Stage (WNET membercard partner – 15% off tickets, some restrictions will apply)
April 28-May 1
Throughout 25 years of Urban Bush Women, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and her dance company have worked to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light and to serve the greater struggle for human rights. This program is focused on social commentary, resistance and protest.
Performance Mix Festival
New Dance Alliance and Dixon Place
Tues, April 26–Sun, May 1
The 25th anniversary of this dance/music/video/interdisciplinary performance festival features established and emerging artists including Owen Chapman from Montreal and Ivo Dimchev from Bulgaria. All performances are at 7:30 pm with the exception of free events and 50collectiVe workshops at Dance New Amsterdam.
Selected Shorts: Magical Realism: The World of Marvelous Stories
Wed, April 27
Boyd Gaines (Driving Miss Daisy), Josh Hamilton (The Coast of Utopia) and Marin Ireland (Three Sisters) perform two stories by Neil Gaiman, as well as stories by Jorge Luis Borges and Kat Howard. The evening is hosted by Neil Gaiman.
Black & Blue in Europe
African Diaspora International Film Festival
Fri, April 29–Sun, May 1
The three-day series features films that explore stories of black people in Europe, where African and Caribbean immigrants share a common ambition for a better life while facing grave difficulties. The last film on May 1, a Josephine Baker documentary, is followed by a reception.
Sheep Island Orchestra
BMCC Music, Art and Dance Consortium
Wed, April 27
Under conductor James Blachly, the orchestra presents an afternoon concert including Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.
5th Annual Mott Haven Open Studio Tour & Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays
Bronx Council on the Arts
Thurs, April 28; Sat, April 30 & Sun, May 1
Tour Bronx artists’ private studios, galleries and alternative art spaces during this annual, free event that kicks off with a preview party. On Saturday, BCA’s Bronx Culture Trolley shuttles visitors from Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos to Mott Haven studios and art spaces from 12–5 pm
Recommendations courtesy of NYC-ARTS.org