Friday, May 28, 2010

Some Literary Events / May 28 - June 5

All events free unless otherwise noted. Programs are subject to last-minute cancellation; we urge the reader to check with the venue's website or to call for reconfirmation.

May 28 (5:00 pm) Spain at Book Expo: Two Sights to The “res publica”. A conversation between philosophers Fernando Savater and Philip Pettit, moderated by Antonio Muñoz Molina. At The Princeton Club, James Madison Room, 15 West 43rd Street, 2nd Floor. New York, NY 10036. For more information, call (212) 596-1210

May 28 (7:00 pm) Latinas4Life at Salsa Caterers. Featuring Caridad "La Bruja" de la Cruz. At Salsa Caterers, 4006 3rd Avenue, Bronx. For more information, call 718-716-2020.

May 28 and 29 (check schedules below) Ser o no Cer...vantes. R.Evolución Latina presents this Goya-Award Winner commedy by Yolanda García Serrano and Salvador Toscano, and directed by Yolanda García Serrano. Featuring Francisco Reyes, Modesto Lacén, Luciano Patiño.  In Spanish. Tickets $25.00 ($12 para estudiantes) and $15 entering code "rlfriend" here. Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm. At Baruch Performing Arts Center. East 25th St., between Lexington & 3rd Aves. For more information, click here.

May 28 (10:00 pm) Nuyorican Poetry Slam Semifinal. Spotlight on semi-finalist Falu. Hosted by Mahogany Browne. Suggested arrival is 9:15 pm. Admission: $12. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here or call 212-505-8183.

May 29 (3:00 pm) Kianny Antigua at NYPL Fort Washington Branch. Dominican author Kianny Antigua will present latest book, 9 iris y otros malditos cuentos. In collaboration with Culturarte, Trazarte, and el Movimiento de Poetas Dominicanas USA. At the NYPL Fort Washington Branch, 535 West 179th Street (between St. Nicholas and Audobon Avenues). For more information or to buy tickets, click here or call 212-927-3533.

May 29 (10:00 pm) VERSES at the Nuyorican. Open-mic series hosted by Helena D. Lewis. Featuring D. Noble, Elijah Wong, Jeremy James, and Kellyzen-Yie Tsai. Admission: $10. In collaboration with Urbintel Inc. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here or call 212-505-8183.
May 30 (12:00 - 2:00 pm) Latasha Diggs at Acentos Writers Workshop. The acclaimed hands-on writing series organized by Acentos Foundation welcomes Latasha Diggs. RSVP is required by sending an email to Please bring proper identification to the event. At the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Room A-329, 475 Grand Concourse, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 917-209-4211.
May 31 (7:30 pm) LouderARTS' Red Tent. LouderARTS celebrates the female poetic voice. Feauturing poet Susan B.A Somers-Willett. Poets who plan on reading are encouraged to bring their own poems. At Bar 13, 35 East 13th Street, 2nd Floor. For more information, click here or call 212-979-6677.

June 1 (4:30 - 6:30 pm) Open Space for Youth at El Museo del Barrio. The Peace Poets Collective facilitates a weekly interactive gathering for teenagers to create their own safe space and feel como en casa. Group meets every Tuesday at El Museo del Barrio's El Taller, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here or call 212-831-7272.
June 3 (7:00) Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word. Featuring Jane LeCroy, Puma Perl, SoSoon, and a 10-slot open mic! Cover charge: $10 (Students with valid IDs half price). Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID. Today and every Thursday at One and One Bar & Restaurant (Nexus Lounge), 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue), Manhattan. For more information, click here or call 212-598-9126,  

June 4, 5, and 6 (see schedule below) Silencio Sings Youth. A new play written and composed by Tareke Ortiz.  At La MaMa E.T.C, 74 E 4th Street. Fri-Sat at 10 pm, Sun 5:30 pm. For tickets and more information, click here or call 212.475.7710

June 4 (10:00 pm) Nuyorican Poetry Slam Finals. Spotlight on finalists Anthony Morales and Mike McGee. Hosted by Mahogany Browne. Admission is $10. At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street. For more information, click here or call 212-505-8183.

June 5 (4:00 pm) ¡Qué Viva Cultura! Nuyorican School in Performance. Bi-lingual poetry reading performance of "¡Tato! Un NuyoRican En Clave!" a Work-In-Progress by NuyoRican School Poetry Jazz Ensemble. Featuring Alma Villegas, Jacqueline Flowers, Wendy Rossi-Fernandez, and Americo Casiano Jr. Special Guest R. Kenneth Thornton on keyboards. At BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140 Street, Lobby, Bronx. For more information, click here 

June 5 (8:00 pm)  Sandra Maria Esteves Tribute. Join composers, actors, poets and dancers as they gather for a special tribute to poet and recipient of the Pregones' 2010 Master Artist Award Sandra María Esteves. Theater icon Miriam Colón, composer Desmar Guevara, Pregones' Ensemble and guest artists will read, play, dance and perform pieces inspired by Sandra María's magical and dramatic poetry. To buy tickets, click here. At Teatro Pregones, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-585-1202.

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