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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus“Imaginative…delightfully clever…the show exudes … warmth and affection…all but irresistible.” —Spectacle Magazine

Hudson, NY – Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House welcomes back Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus on Saturday, March 25, 2023 for two spectacular performances – a 3pm family matinee including a pre-show performance by youth from the Bindlestiff’s Cirkus After School program, and 7pm cabaret-style show for adults. Both feature aerial acts, acrobatics, balancing feats, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and more performed by internationally renowned street performers, acts from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, and artists made known by America's Got Talent.

Pysanky eggs courtesy Christine LevyGranville, NY – Later this month, the Slate Valley Museum will welcome artist Christine Levy to instruct two workshops on the art of Pysanky egg decorating. An adult workshop will be held on Friday, March 24 at 7pm for adults and a workshop for children ages 6-12 will take place on Saturday, March 25 at 1pm. Each workshop will last approximately three hours.

Pysanky, the ancient art of egg decorating, is a part of cultures throughout Eastern Europe and is most widely associated with the Ukraine.

Jan Smigmator (autor Lucie Robinson)New York, N.Y. - Jan Smigmator is set to be the first Czech jazz singer to perform at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York. His solo concert will take place on April 29, 2023 during which he will perform the famous repertoire of The Great American Songbook. Smigmator will be accompanied by The New York Sextet which comprises musicians from a band of the legendary American singer Tony Bennett, including two Czech jazzmen.

Power Puff, Black Racing Stripe Baggage CartAuburn, NY (March 12, 2023)Artist Theda Sandiford channels microaggressions – commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental slights, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups – she faces every day into her artwork.

Riding on the New York City subway, she has had her hair touched without permission too many times to count. When she gets out of car at her condo development in New Jersey, she often is asked where she lives. “Have you ever been followed by security while shopping? I am followed all the time,” she said. “So much so, I now avoid retail and do most of my shopping online.”…

poster-J Chen Project-AAPI Heroes 1-w10Directed & Choreographed by Jessica Chen at Museum Of Chinese In America (MOCA) In NYC

New York, NY – J CHEN PROJECT will present the world premiere of AAPI HEROES: MYTHS AND LEGENDS, directed and choreographed by Jessica Chen, running March 30 - 31, 2023 at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located at 215 Centre Street in New York City.

J CHEN PROJECT presents an immersive evening of dance that reimagines the past, present, and future through an Asian American cultural lens.

‘Contingent Spaces’ (2022) by Roohi SaleemA Conversation with Pakistani-American Artist Roohi Saleem

April 1 - May 21, 2023 | Artist Talk May 6, 4 - 5:30pm

Kingston, N.Y. – Pinkwater Gallery is thrilled to present the work of guest artist Roohi Saleem, whose spectacular paintings will be shown ‘in conversation’ with the artists of the collective. In particular, this show will focus on the idea of using an artistic practice to locate or establish an idea of home.

Bringer of the DoomA world premiere, award-nominated comedy written by Joe Thristino and Directed by Mark Koenig

New York, NY (March 7, 2023) – Skimble Skamble Productions presents the world premiere of Bringer of Doom, a daring, debauched, and (at times) otherworldly comedy written by Joe Thristino. Mark Koenig directs a cast of four, including Peter Kendall, Jed Peterson, Bridget Ann White, and Bimini Wright. A 2022 Finalist for the Ambassador Theatre Group’s Playwright’s Prize, twelve performances of Bringer of Doom will be staged at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street in New York City, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. from April 6-23, 2023.

Saturday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Charles DickensUtica, N.Y. - Famous 19th-century English author Charles Dickens made two trips to America and had an unscheduled 18-hour layover in Utica in March 1868. His unexpected presence at Bagg’s Hotel caused a stir among the locals. Join us for Mr. Dickens Comes to Utica, a documentary created by local filmmaker Dennis Dewey, that shares this exciting story.

Coney Island Ritual Cabaret - Credit-NormanBlake4Opening the 2023 season at Coney Island USA!

Brooklyn, NY –– The 5th annual Coney Island Ritual Cabaret opens Coney Island USA's spectacular 2023 season! After cancelling in 2020 due to COVID, this festival finally marks International Culture Lab’s (ICL) 5th year of probing the fantastical blending of ritual and entertainment on Coney Island USA’s (CIUSA) Sideshows by the Seashore stage. Once again, ICL has assembled an array of performance artists, musicians, puppeteers, sideshow performers and (butoh) dancers, all of whom have been tasked with presenting original works that define “ritual cabaret” through the lens of their own particular aesthetic, discipline and lineage.

Gypsy ReelGranville, NY – On Saturday, March 18, the Celtic rock band Gypsy Reel will return to the Slate Valley Museum for its annual St. Patrick’s performance. Music will begin at 7pm.

Joining the group this year will be two of their favorite guitar/ upright bass players: Jon Scaife (over from the United Kingdom) and Silas Hamilton. “These fantastic rhythm and tune players will keep the beat for the dance tunes and are fabulous accompanists for the Celtic songs,” notes band member Graham Parker. “We hope that guests will feel free to wear green and bring their dancing shoes to what is sure to be a memorable concert at a fantastic venue!”…

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