Events For $20 or Less Friday
by Avi - June 11, 2010 at 9:54 am -
June 11, 2010
Handel and Muhly: Israel in Egypt
The Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s 10th anniversary season culminates in a groundbreaking performance of Handel’s Israel in Egypt, for double choir and orchestra, paired with a world premiere by Nico Muhly, one of the country’s hottest young composers. At Symphony Space. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Most screenings will be followed by discussions with the filmmakers and other special guests. At Walter Reade Theater. Check schedule for showtimes. $12.
World Beat and Percussion
Discover your own natural rhythm! Drum Diva Dale provides bongos, cymbals, rattles and more for you to sync your music with your friends, or to create your own melody. For ages 12 to 18. At St. Agnes Library. 3:30 p.m. FREE.
Lobster Day Event
Citarella is selling live lobsters for $4.99 a pound, and will be offering cooking demonstrations from 12 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (lobsters generally tend to sell for closer to $8 or $9 a pound in NYC, based on our observation). At Citarella, Broadway and 75th Street. 12-6 p.m.
Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most praised historical plays in a scenic outdoor setting. West 103rd Street and Central Park West (in Central Park). 7 p.m. FREE.
The Trojan Women
The Trojan Women is the third tragedy of a trilogy of dealing with the Trojan War by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aegean island of Melos and the subsequent subjugation of its populace by the Athenians earlier in 415 BC, the same year the play premiered. (Trojan Women deals with adult themes. Parents are advised it may not be suitable for children under 13.) At the North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park. 6:30 p.m. FREE.
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