I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Scoop Week of 1/3/16- What's Happening This Week of Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY

Sunday, January 17, 11 am and 2 pm BAM Percussion
Mix slapstick comedy with explosive over-the-top percussion action and you've just seen a BAM Percussion show. From beginning to end, audiences are electrified by the performers’ powerful rhythmic abilities and deliriously funny sketches. The characters, who look like they walked straight out of a cartoon, speak a unique language—BAMspeech—spoken only by them, but understood by everyone from 3 to 83. Catch a video preview of BAM Percussion HERE.
Tickets: $15

Sunday, January 17 at 3 pm Stam-Pede: A Percussive Dance Extravaganza
A blockbuster annual event at Symphony Space, Stam-pede presents an afternoon of the very best in percussive dance by six celebrated companies. From lively Irish dance to innovative body percussion and exhilarating tap dance, this show offers something for everyone who loves the power and precision of percussive dance. This year’s showcase includes: Darrah Carr Dance, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Germaine Salsberg's Les Femmes, Ryan Casey , Soul Steps, and The Bang Group. Prepare to be amazed by their virtuosic displays of lightning fast footwork, intoxicating rhythms, and high-energy musical accompaniment. Expect a rollicking good time as the audience is treated to a sensory feast for sight and sound. Note: expected run time is 120 minutes.
Tickets:  $15.
 Upcoming at the Strand Center for the Arts
400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood, NJ

Saturday, January 23, 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. 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/
News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

LABAlive Presents
an Evening of Wine, Jewish Text Study, Art, Music, Theater and Imbibing
at the 14th Street Y
January 21, 2016 at 7:30pm

Who was the world's first drunkard? Can wine serve us as a stairway to heaven? What did our holy rabbis really think about those who abstain from drinking? All this and much more in DRUNK 2016, a night devoted to art, humor and some serious drinking!

You've had wine paired with food. Now try wine paired with texts. LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y is holding DRUNK, an evening of wine and text tasting on January 21, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Held in the Theater at the 14th Street Y, guests will study texts on the theme of intoxication from the Torah and Talmud with LABA teacher Ruby Namdar, while drinking and learning about wines selected to match those specific texts by a professional sommelier.
Throughout the night, LABA artist fellows will explore altered states, intoxication, grapes, tastes and the mysteries of fermentation.  LABA fellows are Gal Beckerman, Gon Ben Ari, Lital Dotan, Lainie Fefferman, Joshua Max Feldman, Jessica Gross, Shanti Grumbine, Rebecca Margolick and Maxx Berkowitz, Kendell Pinkney, Hanan Elstein, Lior Zalmanson.  To learn more, visit www.labajournal.com/fellows
The event will run from 7:30pm to 9pm, at 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY, 10024. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets go to http://www.labajournal.com/drunk , or call 646-395-4322.
News from O&M Co.

Z A C H A R Y   Q U I N T O

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy® Award nominee Zachary Quinto will lead the cast of the New York premiere of Smokefall, byNoah Haidle and directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim.  Smokefall continues MCC Theater’s season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning February 4, 2016 and an opening night set for February 22.  It is scheduled through March 13.  Single tickets will go on sale January 5, 2016, but advanced tickets are currently available via subscription packages at www.mcctheater.org.
MARCH 20, 2016

Two time Tony Award®-winner Joe DiPietro’s critically acclaimed new comedy Clever Little Lies, originally announced as a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3, 2016, has now extended its run through Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). For tickets and more information on Clever Little Lies, please visit www.CleverLittleLies.com.

Clever Little Lies celebrated its star-studded off-Broadway opening night on Monday, October 12, 2015, and stars Emmy®, Grammy®, and Golden Globe Award®-winner Marlo ThomasGreg MullaveyGeorge Merrick, and Kate Wetherhead, with direction by David Saint.

A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice (Marlo Thomas) notices her beloved husband Bill (Greg Mullavey) has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son, Bill, Jr. (George Merrick) and daughter-in-law, Jane (Kate Wetherhead), over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Shattering and hilarious,Clever Little Lies is a story of long-term love and marriage… for better… and for worse.
And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.