NYC LIFE: Book Celebration, Shakespeare, Harlem, Cabaret
From books to Shakespeare, food in Harlem and cabaret, here are a few highlights of fun things to do in our great city.
May 14. A FUN Tomatoes’ Night Out.
Come join us on Monday night at Shetler Studios form 5:30 to 7:30 for wine, lite bites, and fun and juicy readings from the Head Tomato’s book, “Can You See Us Now?” accompanied by songs you love performed live by some awesome singers accompanies by acclaimed jazz pianist Jon Webber. Shetler Studios from 5:30 to 7:30. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
May 29-June 24. Othello in the Park
Shakespeare is back at Central Park. First up this season is Othello from May 29th to June 24. Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. Free tickets are available for every public performance including via the digital lottery. Get the details.
May 20. A Taste of Harlem
Harlem Eatup is back, and the highlight is the Ultimate Grand Tasting on May 20th. The $85 Ultimate Grand Tasting ticket includes unlimited food tastings from more than 20 Harlem restaurants and samples of fine wine, beer and cocktails. The $110 Throwdown ticket includes the Ultimate Grand Tasting ticket plus a $25 Marketplace Package for food and beverage purchases from Marketplace restaurants and vendors. Get all the details.
May 20. Frances Ruffelle at Greenwoom 42. Frances returns with her one-woman show FRANCES RUFFELLE LIVE(S) IN NY) at Greenroom 42 on May 20, 2018 at 7pm. Ms. Ruffelle originated the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. Greenroom 42| 570 10th Ave| greenroom42.com
June 2. Celia Berk Live at The Beach Café. Celia Berk will be performing LOVE IS JUST SAND at The Beach Cafe on June 2nd at 8:15pm. Following her sold out performance in February, the 2017 recipient of the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award for Best Female Vocalist, Celia Berk is reuniting with fellow BroadwayWorld Winner Director Jeff Harnar and Musical Director Mark Hummel for this show. Get tickets and more information here.
June 22. Rachel Ulanet at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Vocalist Rachel Ulanet, who has appeared on Broadway as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, as well as Lovemusik and King David, makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut with Keep Me Searching. Performing music from Stevie Wonder, Kurt Weill, Bonnie Raitt, Michel Legrand and Neil Young, among others. June 22nd at 7pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54thStreet, Cellar. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Call: 646.476.3551 or visit: https://tinyurl.com/y8kd6ntw.