The word textile, from Latin textere, means to weave, to braid, to construct. Most textile arts begin with twisting or spinning and plying fiber to make yarn (called thread when it is very fine and rope when it is very heavy). The yarn is then knotted, looped, braided or woven to make flexible fabric or cloth, and cloth can be used to make clothing and soft objects. Techniques of dyeing, printing, embroidery, needlework, knitting, quilting and sewing all are a part of textile arts.
Often connecting significant personal and cultural narratives, the artists in Sew What? move across temporal and spatial boundaries, connecting old and new ideas, just as they provide important links between people, places and ways of life. Bringing together a diverse range of contemporary works,Sew What? celebrates the ways in which contemporary artists explore and extend the textile and fiber medium.
Beatlemania was a Broadway hit show back in the 1970’s that featured outstanding Beatle impersonators in a multi-media tribute to the most celebrated musical group of all time. After a successful run on Broadway, the show opened to packed houses in L.A. and London. Today, members of the Broadway and touring companies perform in concert as The Cast of Beatlemania. VIP Seat/Valentine Dinner/Meet and Greet starts at 4:00pm $65 Just Show starts at 6:00pm $40 Orchestra and Loge $35 Mezzanine $25 Tier (Plus $5 Fee per ticket)
You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to face-off on a chosen topic, such as which dessert is superior pie or cake and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable?
This installment includes Uptown Showdown favorite Maeve Higgins, Jo Firestone (Dr.Gameshow on WFMU), Abbi Crutchfield (People Now), Chris Duffy (You’re the Expert), and more.
Debaters will argue these lingering questions, drawing from historical fact and personal-opinion in equal measure, and with plenty of silliness and audience participation. Forget about school reform and health care, these issues, heatedly argued by some of the funniest, smartest, intensely wacky creative thinkers around, are the topics that keep us awake at night....in a good way. Winner decided by the audience.
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Past Performers have included Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Tom Cavanagh, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Jackie Hoffman, David Wain, Sasheer Zamata, Brooks Wheelan, Jon Glaser, Ilana Glazer, Dave Hill, Julie Klausner, A.D. Miles, Christian Finnegan, Elna Baker, Kevin Townley, Tom Shillue and more.
Tickets $15 at the box office: (212)-864-5400 or at symphonyspace.org
Mike Piazza Weekend:
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 18 and $30 Family Tickets when purchased in advance online. Day of ticketing is $15 for adults, $10 for kids under 18 and $40 family tickets. (This event is Free for 14th Street Y members). For more information, please visit http://www.14streety.org/
PAUSE/PLAY takes place on Saturday afternoons from 2-5:30pm:
This fall and winter, rethink how you spend your Saturday afternoons: share it with your family, with others and with us. PAUSE/PLAY invites people to hit the pause button in their busy lives and experience the best of what the 14th Street Y has to offer.
You can stretch it out in Yoga or dive into Family Swim. Leave the kids in an engaging interactive music or science class while you explore Adult Meditation or study text with our own Executive Director Rabbi Shira Epstein. Professional childcare is provided for children 6 months to 6 years while other family members enjoy PAUSE/PLAY activities.
This is only a sample of the unique offerings provided by the 14th Street Y on our special monthly Saturday afternoons. Visit www.14StreetY.org/PausePlay for regularly updated schedules throughout the winter.
Tu B'Shvat - Saturday, February 6, 2016
The day's activities will include:
Whiskey Tasting with Dan Friedman, Managing Editor of the Forward Whiskey doesn't seem like an agricultural product. But as we celebrate (or pray for) the rebirth of nature on Tu B'Shvat it's good to bear in mind that what the Irish call "the brown" comes from fields of waving grain. Come join Dan Friedman, managing editor and whiskey correspondent of the Forward, who for some delicious tastings in celebration of Tu B'Shevat.
New Country Day Camp in the City
Hanna's Sabbath Dress"
Sing Along with Cantor Shayna Postman of Town & Village Synagogue:
“ D R U N K E N W I T H W H A T ”
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And that's the Scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.