February 2014

Seduction. Trickery. Power. Shakespeare's best comedy, Much Ado About Nothing will be running for a three week limited engagement beginning on February 21st. Full of wit, hilarity, seduction and trickery - this classic shows how love brings out the best and worst in us. Masquerade balls and mistaken identities leave you on the edge of your seat in this timeless battle of the sexes.

On Friday, March 7th see Charles Calomiris discuss his book, "Fragile by Design," a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrude into bank regulation. The book combines political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers and other interest groups form, why some endure while others are undermined and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.

What began as a local, grass roots effort trying to energize the community in the wake of hurricane Sandy has blossomed into a full-scale eventintertwining 17 local stores, restaurants and venues. On March 1st and 2nd, artworks, curated by Sara Reisman of Percent For Art, will be installed throughout the entire neighborhood in local businesses and unused spaces. Music performances will take place in the evening.

Extending this philosophical theorem to my love for chocolate, I happily gave in to my cravings. As it happens, I'm a firm believer that the only thing for which moderation is appropriate is moderation itself! To whit … if I purchased a bar with the best intentions of having it last a week, the best I could do was two days... and often, I couldn't even manage that!

The Art of Intelligence is part of our ongoing series committed to providing a venue for the creative talents among our Intelligence professionals who work to make our lives safer— and, whose families are often in need of assistance. "Rainy Street" is a poem by U.S. Army Intelligence Officer John W. Davis, from his most recent compelation Rainy Street Stories.

I can’t implore you enough to go check out iRiNi and The Jazz Mix, playing this Saturday at Sugar Bar. Her soulful voice echoes with a true emotion and captivates her lucky listeners. She’s jazz in the truest sense of the word. She has a following so get there early to ensure a table.

This lady can sing, sing sing... Hilary Gardner has a mature awareness of the bonding and bending that goes on between singer, melody, and words.  She offers us no melodrama, no vocal acrobatics; she honors the notes and the syllables, but she is not constrained by them. Thursday, February 27th at Greenwich House Music.

Although Bronx Bombers, about a particularly stressful period in the team’s history, isn’t an impeccably constructed comedy/drama, the show unapologetically hits the sentimental underpinnings that preoccupy macho sports guys and yet still shows that unalloyed machismo that is their public face.

Join 2013 National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree Molly Antopol on February 18th, for a reading and discussion of her harrowing debut story collection The UnAmericans. About which Adam Johnson writes, "Not since Robert Stone has a writer so examined the nature of disillusionment and the ways in which newfound hope can crack the cement of failed dreams."

Nobody did more than Fred to save Greenwich Village in our collective visual memory. Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village features over 130 rare and iconic vintage prints spanning the years 1958 to 1979 including legends like Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and many more. In a style simple and direct, in his tenure at The Village Voice McDarrah created street and studio portraits of downtown luminaries, local politicians and bohemian celebrities.  Through March 8th, 2014.

Set in the mysterious Blue Room, playwright, performer, and journalist Toni chlesinger pursues the unsolved real-life story of two artists who disappeared in 1997 from their 19th century loft near the East River on one of the oldest streets in Manhattan.

For 3 days every winter, the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair turns back the clock on the West Village’s literary roots, when tiny bookshops lined the streets, and Dylan Thomas (the man, not his ghost) was writing and drinking at the nearby White Horse Tavern. Attracting the East Coast's best book dealers, this year's 35th annual 3-day fair (sponsored solely by the parents of the culturally diverse student body of PS 3) offers both the serious bibliophile and the casual browser a delightful opportunity to peruse rare and vintage books, including children's series and illustrated books, modern first editions, art, photography and design, maps & prints, political flyers, unusual paper ephemera, memorabilia, and more!