NYC LIFE: Climate Summit, Entertainment, Food
There are so many fabulous events happening right now in New York City, like a climate summit, entertainment, and an awesome food event, it makes you really love being here in the winter.
Jan. 25-27. “Building Pain” – 4 Short Plays About the Opioid Crisis
Now here’s a unique experience, Tomatoes. Four new short plays, written by four women playwrights (woo hoo) will premiere as part of the annual Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival. Based on a single newspaper article about the crisis that detailed the scope of the epidemic, the writers were asked by the festival, to invent four different stories and to imagine them unfolding in a single apartment dwelling somewhere in America. “Building Pain” will be performed six times in an apartment above Bloom’s Tavern 208 East 58th Street — Thurs, Fri and Sat January 25, 26, 27, each at 7pm and 9pm. Get tickets and info.
Since its founding in 2007, the Festival has imported both acclaimed productions from abroad and been a launch-pad for new homegrown projects developed collaboratively by artists from different cities, several of which have gone on to further success and acclaim. In 2015 The NY Times called Origin’s 1st Irish “an important event that offers New York theatergoers the chance to see fascinating new work.”
Feb. 3. Celia Berk at The Beach Café
Celia Berk, winner of BroadwayWorld’s Cabaret Award for best female vocalist, will be performing LOVE IS JUST SAND at one of the Upper East Side’s favorite pubs, The Beach Café. If you’ve never seen Celia perform, you’re in for a treat. Get the details.
Feb. 3. Worried About Climate Change? Do Something
If you’re concerned about climate change, here’s a chance to stop talking about it and actually do something. Sign up for the Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit to hear what’s being done and what you can do to locally to make a difference. Keynotes include David Yarnold, National Audubon Society President and CEO. The sessions will inform and educate and just as importantly you will leave with actionable steps. Tickets are just $30. Get the details.
Feb. 10. The Art of Food 2018
Our Town’s Art of Food, the ultimate event for food and art connoisseurs, returns to Sotheby’s for its third fabulous year. More than 25 culinary titans of the Upper East Side will create mouthwatering masterpieces, each dish inspired by a work of art specially curated by Sotheby’s for this one night only. Hosting this year’s exclusive evening is Claus Meyer, the culinary force behind Grand Central’s new upscale restaurant Agern and best-selling author of The Nordic Kitchen. Get more details and tickets.