Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/31/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

iPlay America's All New 4D Movie
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

Winter Wipeout is the latest movie to be added to iPlay America's 4D thrill ride. Winter Wipeout gives you the opportunity to experience riding  icy ski slopes with snowmen. Other 4D movies including DinoSafari in which you get to experience being chased by a giant dinosaur are still available as well. 

For more information or to see a trailer of Winter Wipeout go to  iplayamerica.com
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Sew What? at the Children's Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY

February 2nd - May  22nd, 2016

In the Cynthia C. Wainright Gallery:

Children's Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Sew What? on view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery. This exhibition takes textile arts as its starting point and includes contemporary artists whose work transforms the material of fiber.Sew What? revels in the diversity of textiles, and how these materials are transformed through various techniques by contemporary artists.

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. 

Also on Exhibit

In the Pepperman Family Arts Studio:

The Marvelous Mini-Clothesline
This exhibition is a collaborative clothesline created by CMA Teaching Artists and museum visitors. In this interactive exhibition, visitors are invited to craft and arrange miniature models of their own clothes while adding their personal touch to CMA's large-scale clothesline. Each visitor will study their own clothes and then recreate them through fabric, paper or other materials.  Afterward, they can become part of the exhibition by hanging their creations out to dry with string and mini-clothespins!

Bridge Project:

A site-specific installation by Jeila Gueramian

Jeila Gueramian creates alternate worlds using zippers, buttons, and brightly colored found textiles including crocheted blankets, latch hook rugs and embroidered pieces For this CMA-commissioned installation, Gueramian will use stitch work, crochet, knit and various embellishments to create an all-encompassing installation that spans the entire bridgespace at CMA. Gueramian will transform the bridge into an interactive textile and light adventure creating a magical experience for adults and children alike. The installation can be appreciated for its incredible craftsmanship, its ability to transform the space, and its power to make the most seasoned art viewer delight with wonder. This project is part of CMA's annual program to commission site-specific works by emerging artists. 

For more information go to http://cmany.org/
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Upcoming at the Strand Center for the Arts
300 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood, NJ

NOW That's What I call Music LIVE! NOW 2
NOW That's What I call Music LIVE!
Friday, February 12 
The Strand will present a brand-new, first ever, live music subscription series: NOW That's What I Call Music LIVE! The infamous compilation album series you may have laying around comes alive as a list of local and national music acts re-create and their spin on pop classics from The Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys to Everclear and Radiohead. Featuring a 20-piece house band, LIVE POP-UP VIDEO, and guests galore, hosted by Asbury Park Press "soul sensation" and "expert at bringing history to life" REMEMBER JONES, we return to 1998 with the original NOW 2 on February 12, show $20 (Plus $5 fee per ticket).

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/

THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8PM
James D'Amico Productions & Tommy's House Present: The Machine Performs Pink Floyd “with the Interstellar light & Multimedia show” America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd. The New York based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest. “amazing…chilling accuracy”.-Rolling Stone! Tickets $45 Orchestra & Loge, $35 Mezzanine, $25 Tier (Plus $5 fee per ticket).

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/.

THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 6PM
James D’Amico Productions and Tommy’s House Present THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
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)

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.strand.org/events/event-listing/
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Fun for the Grown-ups:
Uptown Showdown Comedy Debate: Children vs. Pets
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.

Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 8:00PM

So you're thinking maybe it's time to have a kid.  Or wait, better to start with a pet.  How will you decide?  They both have their good traits. For instance, you can call them silly names and dress them in cute little clothes.  But then again, they can both bite, poop on the floor, and make a lot of noise. Before deciding anything, we urge you to hear out our two teams of experts who will be arguing the salient, most crucial, life impacting points about whether it's better to choke on fur balls in your sleep, or wake up to a screaming child who wet the bed.
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. 
Like their Facebook Page for updates, photos and video. 

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
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METS TO RETIRE MIKE PIAZZA’S NUMBER
WEEKEND-LONG CELEBRATION SET FOR JULY 29-31 
Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
New York, NY

The New York Mets announced they will retire Mike Piazza’s #31 uniform number Saturday night, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. before the Mets host the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Piazza or by calling (718) 507-TIXX.

The Mets will commemorate the Hall of Fame career of the legendary catcher throughout the weekend with special promotional giveaways on Friday, July 29 and Sunday, July 31 in addition to the pre-game on-field retirement ceremony on Saturday night.

Mike Piazza Weekend:

·  Friday, July 29 – 7:10 p.m. – Replica Jersey Giveaway
All fans in attendance will receive a Mike Piazza replica jersey

·  Saturday, July 30 – 6:30 p.m. #31 Pre-Game On-Field Retirement Ceremony

·   Sunday, July 31 – 1:10 p.m. Bobblehead
The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a Mike Piazza Bobblehead

Piazza joins Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver (41; retired in 1988); Manager’s Gil Hodges (14; retired in 1973) and Casey Stengel (37; retired in 1965) as the only uniformed Mets whose numbers have been retired. 

For more information or to order tickets go to Mets.com 
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications
presents
PAUSE/PLAY at The 14th Street Y
Co-sponsored by Town and Village Synagogue
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
February 6, 2016
The 14th Street Y through Downtown Jewish Life presents, PAUSE/PLAY, an innovative Saturday afternoon of Shabbat programming, on February 6, 2016 and continuing one Saturday per month through March 2016. Join us for recreational activities for adults and children at an event designed for our diverse Downtown Community at 344 East 14th Street. 

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/pauseplay.

PAUSE/PLAY takes place on Saturday afternoons from 2-5:30pm:
February 6, 2016 - Tu B'Shvat;
March 12, 2016 - Purim

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
PAUSE/PLAY programs are 2pm to 5pm, with a Tu B'Shvat Seder from 5pm to 6pm.

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
Art with Ari Cameron: Come celebrate Tu B'Shvat by building a tree, grove, or forest of your own! Crafters will use clay, sticks, moss, and other found or recycled materials to grow their trees from the ground up.
GaGa with Shane Larrier: Otherwise known as "Israeli Dodgeball", gaga is a safe and exciting favorite sport at NCDC!
Cooking Camping and Pioneering with Ben Hubbard: In celebration of Tu B'Shvat, come help repair our world by making Bird Nesting Feeders for our small friends within the community. Together we will craft feeders full of typical supplies birds will need to make their nests in trees come warmer months in spring! 

Hanna's Sabbath Dress"  
Join us for a magical, musical, interactive storytelling event about the power of a good deed. "Hanna's Sabbath Dress" by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el is an Israeli folktale for children.  Perfect for ages 2-8!  

Sing Along with Cantor Shayna Postman of Town & Village Synagogue:
Led by Shayna Postman, the cantor next door (at Town & Village Synagogue), families with young children are invited to join together in interactive singing and movement. There will be singing, dancing, story time, laughter and bonding as we explore the Jewish environmental holiday for trees, known as "Tu B'Shvat" and the sacred and much needed day of rest each week, known as "Shabbat"
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News from DKC/O&M

CASTING SOCIETY OF AMERICA TO HOLD
FREE WINTER WORKSHOPS
FOR ACTORS WITH DISABILITIES
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSION IN THE ARTS

The Casting Society of America (CSA), in partnership with the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, will hold a series of free workshops in February and March for Actors With Disabilities. The event is the next in the “Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Casting Initiative,” a series of conversations and workshops designed to effect concrete change in how actors in historically underrepresented communities are afforded access to job opportunities. The series began in September with a Town Hall gathering of artists and casting directors.

The Workshops will take place as follows, and advance signup is required. Space is limited.

 The Business of Acting 101: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7pm – 9pm, at the Actors’ Equity Building in New York, 165 W. 46thStreet entrance, 14th Floor. Doors will open at 6:30pm. RSVP necessary; please respond with your name and any specific accommodation information we should be aware of to: CSADiversityNY@gmail.com. You do not need to be a member of Actors’ Equity to attend.

On-Camera Audition Technique, Commercial Audition Technique, Theatre Audition Technique, and Musical Theatre Audition TechniqueSaturday March 19 at Telsey + Co., 311 W. 43rd Street, 10th Floor, New York. Time slots are limited to 15 people per class. Please RSVP to CSADiversityNY@gmail.com with the following:

o    Name
o    Any accommodations needed (ASL Interpretation, Advance Access to Material, Wheelchair Access, etc.)
o    Which class or classes you would like to take (maximum TWO classes per person)
o    Which time slot you would prefer: 10AM-1PM, or 2PM-5PM

The goals of these workshops are:    

1.     To level the playing field for Performers With Disabilities by offering educational & career advancement opportunities to which they may have been denied access due to their disabilities; 

2.     For Casting Directors and their Associates to continue to deepen their knowledge of this untapped pool of talent; and 

3.     For Casting Directors and their Associates to develop a more nuanced understanding of how we can accommodate Performers With Disabilities and insure them equal opportunity to be considered for all roles. 

Casting Society of America is committed to increasing access to casting opportunities for actors who have been historically overlooked in the entertainment industry--from actors of color to actors with disabilities. In working with our creative and producing teams we will champion our core values of diversity and inclusion, by engaging in thoughtful and informed discussions and by introducing and advocating for qualified actors. CSA and its individual members are committed to doing our part to expand perceptions and to creating a rich fabric of representation in storytelling across all media that reflects our society.

Inclusion in the Arts promotes and advocates for the full inclusion of artists if color and disabled performers at all levels of production in theatre, film, television and related media. It offers consulting services to writers, directors, producers, studio executives, casting directors and disabled artists. Inclusion in the Arts’ work also extends to audiences, including those belonging to underserved and historically excluded communities. www.inclusioninthearts.org
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TARGET MARGIN THEATER
PRESENTS

“ D R U N K E N   W I T H   W H A T ”
A STUDY OF “MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA”
BY EUGENE O’NEILL
DIRECTED BY DAVID HERSKOVITS
AT THE ABRONS ARTS CENTER

PREVIEWS BEGIN FEBRUARY 11th
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR FEBRUARY 15th
SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FEBRUARY 22ND

Kicking off the 2016 spring season, Target Margin Theater presents a special treatment of Eugene O’Neill’s epic Mourning Becomes ElectraDrunken With What, presented at the Abrons Arts Center’s historic Playhouse in February 2016, is the first in a series of studies of key scenes in the Mourning Becomes Electra trilogy and will offer audiences a deep reflection on the seminal work. Previews will begin on February 11th, 2016 with an opening night set for February 15th, 2016. Tickets will be $30.

Drunken With What is part of Target Margin Theater’s two-season exploration of the great father of American theater, Eugene O’Neill. Who was O’Neill? Genius, blowhard, giant of the imagination, ham-fisted avatar of pseudo-psychology, geographer of the human spirit, was he drunk on art or just drunk? He rewrote Greek tragedy, refurbished American melodrama, and reinvented depth psychology for the stage, and TMT brings it all to you.

For additional information, please visit Target Margin’s website at www.targetmargin.org

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THE McKITTRICK HOTEL
HOME OF “SLEEP NO MORE”
PRESENTS
FIRST-EVER
S U P E R C I N E M A

ONE-OF-A-KIND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
KICKS OFF WITH A CELEBRATION OF
BAZ LUHRMANN’S “ROMEO + JULIET”

INAUGURAL BASH
ON VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th

New York, NY  The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of Sleep No More, will debut its first-everSupercinema, an all-new way to experience nightlife through a cinematic lens. The party encourages guests to enter the world of film through an evening of costumed-revelry and live theatrical performances, and features and open-bar for guests to enjoy all night long.  The inaugural bash will celebrate Baz Luhrmann’s visually stunning and visceral interpretation of Romeo + Juliet on Saturday, February 13th, a fitting choice for Valentine’s Day Weekend.  Guests will be required to dress as their favorite character from the film whether it be a Montague (Hawaiian shirts), a Capulet (all black), a (drag) King or Queen, a Knight, or a Nun, or any number of other looks from the film. Supercinema begins at 10:00 p.m. immediately following that evening’s performance of Sleep No More.  Ticket packages are on-sale now.  For info and tickets, visit http://www.supercinemanyc.com/.
Tickets for the Supercinema are available in the following packages:

-          Supercinema starting at $75
-          Late Night Entry to Supercinema only starting at $55

-          Sleep No More followed by Supercinema at $190

Premiere Packages are also available, including: Maximilian’s List, which offers front-of-line access, complimentary coat check and exclusive access to Maximilian’s Tiki Bar, an exclusive bar for the evening; and Champagne Tables, with enhanced Max’s List privileges including private entry to the party, personalized complimentary coat check, a reserved table in our grand ballroom with table service, and prime access to exclusive bars.  Prices and information available upon booking.

All party guests will enjoy open bar for the entire evening.  All guests must be at least 21 to enter.  The dress code will be strictly enforced: Montague Gang (Hawaiian shirt), Knight, Drag King or Queen, Viking, Capulet Gang (all black), Angel, Astronaut, Skeleton, Cleopatra, Antony, Priest or Nun.
Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique.
The creative team features Felix Barrett (Direction and Design), Maxine Doyle (Direction and Choreography), Stephen Dobbie (Sound Design), Beatrice Minns (Design Associate), and Livi Vaughan (Design Associate).
Tickets are available via www.sleepnomorenyc.com or by calling (866) 811-4111.  No one under sixteen will be permitted.
Sleep No More is produced by EMURSIVE Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner, principals) in association with rebecca gold productions. EMURSIVE produces theatre in extraordinary places.
For additional information, please visit: www.mckittrickhotel.com
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And that's the Scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.

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