Tuesday, January 26, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / January 27 - February 2

January 27 (6 pm) Afro-Diasporic Art. The African Diaspora Arts Film Program presents Coastal World (2006) and Ritual Rhythms: Candombe (1999), short films exploring the life of Puerto Rican artist Samuel Lind and the history of candombe, the drum music of Uruguay’s black parade bands. In Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets are $5. At the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue and 2nd Street. For more information, click here or call 212-505-5181.

January 28 (7 pm). Music + Film series: Janeiro in New York. Cinema Tropical and 92YTribeca present The Mystery of Samba (2008), a documentary directed by Carolina Jabor and Lula Buarque de Hollanda that explores the lives of veteran musicians from Portela, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most revered samba schools. After the screening, life Brazilian music by Jean Rohe. Tickets are $12. At 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (at Canal Street). For more information and to buy tickets, click here or call 212-601-1000.

January 29 (6-9 pm) Blanka Amezkua and Dario Solman Exhibitions. The Bronx River Art Center presents Interminable recurrence in my mind (Gallery 1) and The Heart of Perspective, the Making of the Film (Gallery 2), two solo exhibitions featuring new works and site-specific installations by Blanka Amezkua and Darío Solman, respectively. Running through March 20, open Monday’s through Fridays, 10 am-6 pm and Saturdays 12 pm-5pm at the Bronx River Art Galleries, 1087 East Tremont Avenue. For more information, click here, email info@bronxriverart.org or call 718-589-5819.

January 29 (4 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents Becloud (Vaho, 2009), a film by Mexican director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci. At Theater 2, at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.
Through January 31: Aurora. Mix-media light sculptures by Grimanesa Amorós, inspired by the Northern Lights. At Tribeca Issey Miyake, 119 Hudson Street. For more information, click here or email info@grimanesaamoros.com
Through February 2: Day ‘n’ Night at Y Gallery. Norma Markley's take on the clash between Americana and sex. Exhibition curated by Cecilia Jurado. Visits by appointment only at Y Gallery, 355 Bowery Street (basement), between 3rd and 4th Streets. For more information, click here, send email to info@gallerynewyork.com, or call 917-721-4539.

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