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Date Time Event Description
May-25-17 12:00 PM NT Live Screening: Twelfth Night

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and SupermanNT Live: The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this joyous new production of Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night DinnerBlack Books, Episodes) as Malvolia, and ensemble cast Daniel Rigby (FlowersJericho), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony), and Daniel Ezra (The MissingUndercover).

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love, in this National Theatre Live screening.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screens.

“Fabulously funny, dazzling and finely tuned." –Radio Times

“Tamsin Greig is brilliant.” – Evening Standard

“Bright, inventive and boundlessly funny. Soutra Gilmour has created a massively ingenious set.” – Guardian

“Masses of fun, a delicious crowd pleaser.” – Time Out

“A knock out. Simon Godwin has pulled off a wowser. Tamsin Greig gives one of the performances of the year.” – The Times

“Godwin's revival is very much a production for our times.” – Financial Times

May-25-17 07:30 PM Selected Shorts on Tour: Glen Ridge, NJ

The hit public radio series comes to Glen Ridge with an evening of enchanting short stories by established and emerging writers, performed by stars of the stage and screen. Just in time for summer vacation, Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), Brandon J. Dirden (The Americans) and Carolina Ravassa (The Affair) perform spellbinding stories of unfamiliar destinations around the globe with journeys featuring wild adventures, comic mishaps, and unexpected encounters.

*Please note: due to a scheduling conflict, Kathryn Erbe is no longer able to perform at this event.

Presented jointly by the Bergen County Cooperative Library System and the Women's Club of Glen Ridge. 

This event is FREE to attend, but registration is required.

Women's Club of Glen Ridge
219 Ridgewood Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Phone: (973) 748-5459

May-25-17 09:00 PM Kate Chaston

Presenting The Pedro Project: an intimate evening of songs from & inspired by the films of Pedro Almodóvar. Featuring vocalist Kate Chaston, with Adam Fisher on cello and Ethan Mann on guitar.

Kate Chaston. With a musician's keen ear, a knack for storytelling, and rich vocals, New York-based chanteuse and songwriter Kate Chaston engages audiences with her unique blend of cabaret-, pop-, and blues-infused jazz. Whether singing her own haunting, lyrical compositions or interpreting others' work, Ms. Chaston has had the honor of making music with some of New York City's finest instrumentalists, including bassist Danton Boller (Roy Hargrove, Seamus Blake), pianist Ben Stivers (Chris Botti, Robin McKelle), guitarist Al Street (Robin McKelle, Kat Edmonson), and drummer Brian Wolfe (Aloe Blacc, Sharon Jones). Recently, she partnered with producers Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman, Levon Helm) and Charlie Martinez (Steely Dan, Donald Fagen) to release a self-titled EP.

Adam Fisher. A rare combination of cellist, composer, and vocalist, Adam Fisher writes music that moves freely between jazz, tango, and classical styles. A graduate of Juilliard and Harvard University, Mr. Fisher appears regularly at New York venues such as Symphony Space, Joe's Pub, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Jazz Standard. He was a featured composer on the inaugural season of the Flea Theater's "Music With a View" series, and has performed his original compositions at Carnegie Hall. As a vocalist, he leads his own band, Adam and the Argentinians, performing his hilarious and poetic animal songs.

Ethan Mann. Ethan is a guitarist, bandleader, sideman, composer and educator. Past performances include gigs at Dizzy's, Birdland, Iridium, 55 Bar and Smoke. He appears every Monday at The Carlyle Hotel. Mann accompanies many wonderful singers including Marianne Solivan, Marion Cowings and Brianna Thomas. He teaches guitar and has been a member of the jazz faculty at Crestwood Music Education Center in Eastchester since 2003 and at Manna House Workshops in East Harlem since 1999.




May-26-17 09:00 PM Rale Micic's Guitar x 2 Series

“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar” LA TIMES

"Micic is the cool cat, and Serbia is mellow, tight and tasteful. Micic is subtle, intelligent player who echoes the likes of Jim Hall"  DOWNBEAT

"The New York jazz scene, and by extension jazzʼs modern mainstream, has Rale Micic to thank for a portion of its continued growth"  ALL ABOUT JAZZ

March 24 - Ed Cherry and Rale Micic

April 7 - Paul Bollenback and Rale Micic

April 28 - Freddie Bryant and Rale Micic

May 11 - Pasquale Grasso and Rale Micic

May 26 - Ben Monder and Rale Micic

May-27-17 03:00 PM 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows

The Animation Show Of Shows returns to theaters with 13 charming family-friendly films. The show also features 4 provocative shorts, after intermission, which are rated PG 13. This allows parents of young children to leave at a suitable time, yet still enjoy the show. Highlights include Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award® winning “Piper,” the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey the Oscar® nominated “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne and “About A Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’sThe Giving Tree.”

Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 17 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from all over the world. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights, to deeply felt personal stories, to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.


Stems - Ainslie Hendersen (Scotland)
Stop-motion animated short.

Shift - Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (U.S.)
Once upon a time, in a fantastical village on the edge of a forest, a proper Victorian lady encounters a wild, free-spirited doppelgänger, in this beautifully designed 3D fable.

Pearl - Patrick Osborne (U.S.)
From childhood to adulthood, "Pearl" evocatively shows the transcendent power of love and music - and that ultimately there really is "no wrong way home."

Crin-crin - Iris Alexandre (Belgium)
A nefarious rabbit and raccoon make off with the tail of a self-regarding horse-while the fiddler in the film uses an appropriated horsehair ("crin" in French) for her own purposes.

Mirror - Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass (U.S.)
"Mirror" explores how a parent's uncensored casual comment might or might not harm her adolescent daughter.

Last Summer in the Garden - bekky O'Neil (Canada)
Recounts one woman's journey through a joyful, fearful time of death and rebirth.

Waiting for the New Year - Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia)
Deeply affecting meditation on time, change and the human condition looks at the world through the eyes of a middle-aged woman whose solitary tasks - shoveling snow, raking leaves - reflect the changing seasons.

Piper - Alan Barillaro (U.S.)
A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. 

Bøygen - Kristian Pedersen (Norway)
This abstract interpretation of the battle between Peer Gynt and the Boyg (a serpent-like troll) in Norse mythology immerses the viewer in an alien world that is at once both foreign and familiar.

Afternoon Class - Seoro Oh (Korea) (3:50)
Have you ever had the experience of being in a classroom struggling to stay awake, and trying mightily to avoid having your head collapse onto your desk? No? Well, it looks a little like this.

About a Mother - Dina Velikovskaya (Russia)
In this touching African-themed fable, an ever-resourceful mother attends to her children's needs, even after they are grown and on their own.

Exploozy - Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan (U.S.)
This very funny "explainer video" for the next big thing in animation hits all the key points that give animators nightmares.

Inner Workings - Leo Matsuda (U.S.)
This lighthearted cautionary tale, set in the wilds of a beach side community, offers a timely reminder that life might be meant for more than just deadening routine and missed opportunities.


Corpus - Marc Héricher (France)
Combining Rube Goldberg, human anatomy and a healthy sense of the macabre, this highly accomplished short presents a series of tableaux that constitute a single, convoluted chain reaction.

Blue - Daniela Sherer (Israel)
In this impressionistic, semi-abstract film, the filmmaker explores the pain and pleasure of love, weaving together suggestive, yet mysterious, images.

Manoman - Simon Cartwright (England)
Not for the faint of heart, this darkly comic film uses highly expressive rod puppets to graphically explore the excesses of unrestrained masculinity.

All Their Shades - Chloé Alliez (Belgium)
The mysterious ways of women, and all of the many characteristics that make them so lovable, are catalogued at length in this heartfelt and gently satirical paean to the wonders of the female gender.

About The Animation Show of Shows:

For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows, founded and curated by Ron Diamond, has been presenting new and innovative short films to animation studios, societies, schools and festivals around the world. Over the years, 32 of the films showcased in the Show of Shows went on to receive Academy Award® nominations, with nine films winning the Oscar®. The only downside was that only a relatively small number of people, primarily in the professional animation community, had the opportunity to see these cinematic gems in a theatrical setting.

Then, in 2015, the 17th edition was expanded to include public screenings in cities around the world, allowing general audiences to experience these singular works of art on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen. This first public program was the biggest in the show’s history, including 435 screenings in 50 cities in the U.S., Canada, Spain, South Africa, and Australia. Also for the first time, the films were paired with revealing documentary portraits of a number of the directors that illuminated the motivation, process and experiences that led them to make their films.

May-27-17 07:00 PM NT Live Screening: Hedda Gabler

NT Live:
Hedda Gabler

"I've no talent for life."

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning Director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern filmed stage production of Ibsen's masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Part of Symphony Space's Theatre in HD series, bringing unforgettable theatre from around the world to our screens.

Private screenings available ! (Minimum 75 attendees)

Contact: ed.budz@symphonyspace.org

May-27-17 09:00 PM Aimee Allen Music

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Aimée Allen's intimate connection with music began as a child. Her childhood was literally scored with classic jazz, because her mother kept selections from the tradition on the family turntable. This influence can be heard in Aimée's musical style and interpretation.

 But listeners can also hear Aimée's individual voice, nuanced and sparkling with soul and sensuality.  Though singing was a part of her childhood, Aimée first began singing professionally with jazz a cappella groups in college. After graduation, Aimée moved to Paris where she performed regularly in jazz clubs and festivals. The deep relationship between the francophone audiences and Brazilian bossa nova, led Aimée to form Les Bossa Novices, a Paris-based group dedicated to bossa and jazz.  

 Aimée now performs regularly in New York City and abroad. Standards and bossa are part of her repertoire, but now an accomplished composer, she also sings her original songs, many of which have become audience favorites.  Her original music has also been licensed for feature film and network television.

May-28-17 07:00 PM Fabio Giacalone Music

A b o u t -

The mix of cultures and experiences in his blood is both unique and remarkable. 

Being born in Brazil and raised in Italy gave Fabio a unique sense of rhythm and musicality.

In 2012, Fabio moved to the United States to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee, he had the chance to study and grow in a stimulating and refreshing environment that connected him to young musicians from all over the world. It also gave him the opportunity to work with remarkable teachers, such as Donna McElroy, Vadim Neselovskyi, Jeremy Ragsdale, Daniela Schaechter, Diane Richardson victor wooten john clayton, danny morris and danny harrington.

In August of 2014, Whispering, his first demo reflecting his taste for jazz, was recorded in Boston. The tracks are featured Cosimo Boni on trumpet, Jaehun Kang on piano, Fabrizio Sciacca on bass, and Kazuhiro Odagiri on drums.

In may 2016 fabio graduates from berklee college of music with a bachelor degree in jazz vocal performance. with 3.89 GPA.

In July 2016 he participates in the world reknown and prestigious shure montreux jazz voice competition 2016 with famous singer angelique kidjo as president of a jury full of celebrated personalities of the music indistry and famous jazz musicians. 

He wins the third prize in the city of montreux (switzerland)

May-30-17 01:30 PM NTLive Screening: Obsession

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, filmed live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Interview clip with Jude Law and rehearsal footage from the #Obsession pre-show film, filmed by the South Bank Show @Sky Arts.


‘Jude Law smoulders'
Daily Telegraph

‘Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove's production'
Financial Times

‘A stylish stage version of Luchino Visconti's film'

May-31-17 07:30 PM Selected Shorts: Shaken and Stirred with Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart (The Drunken Botanist) presents a literary cocktail of comical and enchanting stories about drinking and making merry. David Schwimmer (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) and Kathleen Chalfant (The Affair) will be joined by actors of stage and screen to perform classic and contemporary tales of hoisting, imbibing, and the morning after.

Selected Shorts is produced by Symphony Space and broadcast on more than 150 stations around the country. The Selected Shorts podcast consistently ranks as one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. The series began in 1985 and enjoys sold-out performances to this day. Selected Shorts was conceived with a simple premise: take great stories by well-known and emerging writers and have them performed by terrific actors of stage and screen. Featuring stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author, or a special collaboration, each Selected Shorts event is a unique night of literature in performance.

Premium tickets are available and include a $50 tax-deductible donation to Symphony Space.

Actors subject to change.