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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rock'n'shop scandinavian school concert

Dear Friends & Neighbors,
We hope you can join us for a fun rock n' shop event
to support the kids garden project and
www.scandischool.com

Rock'n'shop, a swedish kids band LongKalsong
may 14

10 am, 513 Manila Ave (grove street)
$5
Scandinavian school of Jersey City

Studio 676 All Star Jazz Benefit Concert

at Moguls Restaurant, June 1st, 6 pm
545 Martin Luther King Drive


Featuring Riley Mullins, Dan Kostalnic, Muhammad Bilal, Cleave Guidon
and a host of others.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nimbus Dance works, Danzon, Butterfly Dream, Priye Ginen

Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City's premier dance company, announces its 2011 Jersey City Home Season, featuring an array of dance works by choreographers from four distinct cultural traditions. Kicking off on June 9, 2011 with an Opening Night Celebration, and featuring works by renowned choreographers Pedro Ruiz, Zhang Xiao-xiong, Jean Paul Jr., and Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott, these performances allow Nimbus dancers to display the full range of their impressive capabilities.

The program features a world premiere by Latin choreographer Pedro Ruiz, showcasing the sophisticated grace of the Cuban “Danz√≥n” style. The flowing, martial-art-inspired movements of Xiao-xiong Zhang's “Butterfly Dream” bring to Jersey City a piece that thrilled audiences when it was performed last summer at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. John Paul Jr.'s “Priye Ginen” highlights Nimbus' dancers' thrilling intensity as they push their physical limits to a percussive Haitian score. The program is rounded out by the Nimbus company premiere of Samuel Pott's poignant and historically insightful “Bloodlines 1944.” This quintessentially American work conjures up the year 1944 through a montage of memory and fantasy in the mind of a World War II soldier at sea in the Pacific.

Performance and Event Details
Venue: Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ

Performances:
Thursday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. (followed by an Opening Night Celebration)
Friday, June 10 and Saturday June11, 8:00 p.m., tickets $18 ($10 students and seniors)

Opening Night Celebration:
Tickets $45: include entrance to performance, and to champagne reception honoring Grace Church Van Vorst and dancer Michelle de Fremery

Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174551

Appropriate for all ages; barrier-free event.
For more information: (201) 377-0718, info@nimbusdanceworks.org

MORA: THE CAMERA'S EYE ON THE OTHER ARTS, opening reception

 at 80 Grand Street, may 14,  3 - 6 pm
The Camera's Eye on the Other Arts presents contemporary photographers spanning three generations, ranging from eminent masters to emerging talents. In the works presented here, they turn their lenses to the creations of artists working in other artistic modes. The photographer's art can capture the real and the unreal, and it has a special capacity to preserve moments of artistic creation, to reveal symmetries and asymmetries, rhythms and harmonies in the world and in man's creations.

Photographers show us art in idiosyncratic and revealing ways. The art-within-art theme of this show empowers the photographers - including: Lev Poliakov, Yuri Shalamoff, Nina Alovert, Grigory Gurevich, Benjamin Lozovsky and Igor Aronov - to engage in interpretation, expressive selection, or postmodern reworking of artists and artworks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"The Millionairess", Actors Shakespeare Company Lab Project

THE ACTORS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY AT NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY CONTINUES ITS SEASON WITH  THE MILLIONAIRESS, A PLAY BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Performances are scheduled at two venues in close proximity to each other and occur on the same weekend

JERSEY CITY, NJ (May 11, 2011) – Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University, a professional theatre company in residence at the University, will continue its Lab Project series for Season 2010-2011 with a presentation of George Bernard Shaw’s “The Millionairess,” Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday in NJCU’s West Side Theatre, 285 West Side Avenue in Jersey City.  There will be also be a performance at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Congregation B’nai Jacob, 176 West Side Avenue in Jersey City.  Admission is free and open to the community.
     ASC at NJCU Lab Projects enable artists to explore new material, take a fresh look at Shakespeare’s canon, hone new skills, and test new forms.  A question-and-answer session is held with the actors following each performance.
The final months of ASC at NJCU’s 2010-2011 season will include two more Lab Projects: Israel Zang’s “The Melting Pot,” June 5; and Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” June 22-26.

 For further information or to make reservations call (201)200-2390 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.ascnj.org" www.ascnj.org.


NJCU’s West Side Theatre is conveniently located near Culver Avenue (on the NJCU campus), just minutes from Routes 440 and 1-9, exit 15E of the N.J. Turnpike, and exit 14B of the N.J. Turnpike extension I-78.  There is ample parking in the University’s parking lot on West Side and Audubon Avenues.  However,  from May 10 to May 22, the West Side Avenue parking lots will be closed and shuttle service will be suspended.  Free parking will be available in the parking garage in the Michael B. Gilligan Student Union on Culver Avenue during that period.

Jersey City Dodgeball Olympics

 at  Enos Jones Park, may 14,  or may 15 raindate
Brunswick St. and Pavonia Ave.  12 - 8 pm

Jersey City Sporting for Good Presents....
+++++ The Dodgeball Olympics ++++++++
a benefit for the Grove Street Bike Rehab Program

Rocking Robin - Broken Bracket Tournament
...Saturday May 14th - Raindate May 15th

$100 per team | 6 players [3 gals - 3 guys] | up to 10 player roster
$15 singles [we can pair you up or get you drafted]

Prizes for Top and Bottom Teams, Most Valauble Player, Best Team Outfits, Most Valient Effort, and tba prizes we haven't though of yet.

White Star food and drink specials all day.
Aching Body Dance Party with Dancing Tony and Leonard Smalls at night.

Announcers Rodney "Balls to the Face" Jackson and Missy " Tears for Smears" Tuscadero

DJ Rod Castello http://www.facebook.com/rob.castellon

uptown crew open mic

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of EVERY month

Uptown Crew presents its famously fun

OPEN MIC!
at Moore's lounge  189 Monticello Ave

* poetry * music * readings * spoken word * comedy * dance *

8:00pm sign-up
The show gets started by 9pm.

$5 admission

With the incomparable DJ Neva!

And don't eat dinner, because we've got
YUMMIES for your TUMMY, too!

And, of course, the great bar and warm welcome of Moore's Lounge.

Just add sound

Just Add Sound - May I? Yes, you May! w/ Music Feature Stephie Coplan and Spoken Word Feature Angela Kariotis Kotsonis
at Warehouse cafe 140 Bay Street, wed may 11,  8 - 11pm

Hey everyone!

Just Add Sound Open Mic series welcomes all forms of Artistic Expression:
...
Comedians
Lyricists
Musicians
Poets
Vocalists


Suggested Donation for this event $ 5.00

Featured Artists:

Music Feature - Stephie Coplan

Stirring a geeky cocktail of two parts Ben Folds, one part Regina Spektor, and a dash of Jerry Lee Lewis, Stephie Coplan is simply not your average songwriter. With a wink and a smirk, the New York City transplant blends quirky, clever lyrics with thunderous jazz piano, earning her frequent comparisons to Fountains of Wayne, Ingrid Michaelson, Kate Nash, and Amanda Palmer.

Check out more from her, including some awesome videos at:
http://www.stephiecoplan.com/fr_bio.cfm

Seriously guys, all marketing schtick aside, Justin really love Stephie's work, and has been planning on having her in JC for months. So come on down. It promises to be an asskicking good time.


Spoken Word Feature - Angela Kariotis Kotsonis

Angela is the Creator of the one woman show "STRETCH MARKS:
+=!? remix a fetal heartbeat and bust an amniotic flow"

Next performances

Thursdays--
May 12, 19, 26, June 2 and 9
7:30 PM
Stage Left Studio
214 West 30th St., 6th floor, at 7th Ave., New York City, 10001
For tickets and more info visit www.stageleftstudio.net
Artist info visit www.angelakariotis.com

Angela is a dynamic writer and performer.

A little more about Angela: Writer and performer of the solo shows Stretch Marks, Reminiscence of the Ghetto & Other Things that Raized Me, and, Say Logos Say Word. Awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant, a Tennesse Williams Theatre Fellowship, and a National Performance Network Creation Fund Award. Venues include UCLA-Live, The Hip Hop Theater Festival in NYC, Legion Arts in Iowa, Contact Theater in Manchester, United Kingdom and plenty of stops in between.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring Festival of children Van Vorst Park

may 21st,
this is the performer's schedule for the lovely festival of children
in Van Vorst Park, 10am - 5pm

10:00- 10:30am Robert Albrecht (Guitar and Vocals), Sam Oliver and the Bacher Boys

10:30-10:40am Sylvia Pilgram (Keyboard)

10:40-11:00am Con Vivo

11:00- 11:20am Carol Lester

11:20am- 12:00pm: LCCS Choir and Dance Group

12:00-12:20pm: TECCS Choir

1:00-1:20pm: Au Capoeira

1:20-1:30pm: Yunus Hokkaci (Keyboard)

1:30-2:00pm: Jersey City Children's Theater

2:00-2:30pm: Jersey City Dance Academy

2:30-2:50pm: Cobra Fencing Club

2:50-3:10pm: Riaz Sajan(Guitar) and Aleksandr Osenenko (Drums)

3:10-3:50pm: Rimli Roy and Surati for Performing Arts

3:50-4:05pm: Katja Larssen (Vocals)

4:05-4:45 pm: Juggles (Jane Bacher)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Distillery Gallery Call for works

Call for Works
Title: Brooklyn Heights
Distillery Gallery & Artspace
Exhibition Dates -- June 3 -July 2, 2011

This exhibit will feature work from artists residing or working in an art studio in Brooklyn or Jersey City Heights. Although it’s certainly New York, Brooklyn has it’s own culture, a distinct art scene and a flavor all its own. The Heights is a district at the end of Jersey City that overlooks Hoboken and has been described as the new Brooklyn because it is a diverse community being transformed by the energy of it’s residents both old and new. Artists have always been at the heart of community change. The title of this show is a play on words that seeks to highlight and build a bridge between Brooklyn and the Heights -- let’s hang at the Distillery.

Eligibility: This call is open to all visual artists residing or working in an artist studio in Brooklyn, New York or Jersey City Heights. Seeking works of art in all media.

Entry and Processing Fee for selected works: $10, Make check or money order payable to The Distillery Art Gallery and either mail or deliver with artwork.

The Distillery Art Gallery
7 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Requirements

Artists are invited to submit 5 examples of completed works of art in any media. All submitted work must be your own and available for exhibition, if chosen. Framed Dimensions for each entry must not exceed 60 inches x 72 inches. Artwork must be reading for hanging.

Submit by email only to Gabriel Pacheco: gabriel@distilleryart.org
JPG Files Max 5 images.
Bio
Art Resume
Slide list

Schedule
May 21 - Deadline for Entries
May 23- Notification of Acceptance
May 27- 29 Delivery of Work
June 3 Opening Reception 6:30 pm
June 11 Children’s Art Workshop (time TBD)
June 25 Artist Talk
July 8-10 Pickup work

Groove on Grove May 11, Grove street PATH PLaza, 6 - 9 pm. no admission
The weather forecast is clear and we will be debuting our new lawn.

[6pm] The Porchistas http://www.facebook.com/porchistas?sk=wall
...Play in support of their new album, Save the Earth. Check out their profile for a free download. http://www.northjersey.com/community/events/119824079_Reaching_out_to_save_the_earth_for_future_generations.html - special guest drummer Sam McMickle from the Micks

[7pm] The Ashes (Mint 400 Records - members Old Glory's) Not a side project, but rather less country cousin,fronted by Shane Michael Vidaurri with a a flovoring of blues and roots.
http://www.myspace.com/shanesblues

[8pm] Fairmont (Mint 400 Records) - http://www.fairmontmusic.com/
Hailing from Clifton, New Jersey, Fairmont is a must know band that is nothing short of indie rock at its finest. With the perfect mix of playful overlapping male and female vocals, catchy beats, smooth rhythms, and dash of quirkiness, it’s hard not to love these guys. Some have even said Fairmont is one of the best progressive folk or indie rock bands around."
Nika Lawrie | The Record Rebellion.com

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Film Forum at JC Art schooll

JCAS presents “Antonia’s Line” (1995)

“Antonia’s Line” is the story of the strong-willed and compassionate Dutch matriarch Antonia’s post-war return to her home village and the effect she and her descendents have in reshaping the town. Mythological in its scope, “Antonia’s Line” spans nearly 40 years and three generations, explores a myriad of philosophical themes, and has been received as an “earthy, sexy, joyous celebration of life.”

This Mother’s Day come see why director Marleen Gorris’s self-described “feminist fairytale” won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice award, and the Nederlands Film Festival Golden Calf award.

Film starts at 7:30, discussion to follow.
FREE admission; $5 donation suggested.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.

Country: The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Runtime: 102 min