7 days

VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2 |Jan 13 – 19, 2005

7 Days and 7 Nights

THU. JAN. 13

Sheila Pepe and Carrie Moyer

A group show including recent editions published by the Lower East Side Printshop (printshop.org) featuring Sheila Pepe, Carrie Moyer, Bruce Pearson and Mark Dean Veca, “New Prints 2005, Winter,” opens tonight at the International Photography Center of New York, 526 W. 26th St., #824, at 6 p.m. Visit ipcny.org for more information. Show runs through Feb. 26.

Monika Bravo

In this Colombian-born artist’s recent work, “Frequency and Repetition,” architecture and urban space have become the main subject. Come see this astounding photographic series at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, reception tonight at 6 p.m., 601 W. 26 St., Suite 1240. Visit brycewolkowitz.com for more information.

FRI. JAN. 14

Bronx Opera Company

Rarely seen in New York, “The Consul” opened on Broadway in 1950 and won a Pulitzer Prize. A powerful statement of the post-cold war era, it powerfully captured the tensions of the times and is now being staged in the Bronx at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse on 68 St. between Park and Lexington Aves., tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $20-35, available at 212-772-4448. All performances are fully staged with orchestra. Visit bronxopera.org for more information.

“Belfast Blues”

Anjelica Huston and the Culture Project present the N.Y. premiere of this one-woman play written and performed by Geraldine Hughes about one Northern Irish girl’s story of family, war, Jesus and Hollywood. “It’s drawn from my memories of growing up in war-torn Belfast. Maybe telling my story will not only give people an insight about kids in war, but will inspire others to tell their story as well,” says Hughes. Tue.-Sat. at 8 p.m., 4 p.m. matinee on Sat. and Sun. at 45 Bleecker St. 212-253-9983; $20-45.

SUN. JAN. 16

Japanese New Year

New York families are invited to the Japanese New Year celebration, sponsored by The 14th Street Y, featuring samurai sword performance, tea ceremony, rice pounding, music, dance and more. 1 p.m. at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St. between First and Second Aves. $10 for adults and $7 kids; 212-780-0800.

Free Play

“We Beat Whitey Ford,” a play by Kal Wagenheim, will be presented in a staged reading at 3 p.m. today at the Theater Project, Union County College’s Professional Theatre Company, at 1033 Springfield Ave., in Cranford, New Jersey.  The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the author and cast about the play, which chronicles two former high school baseball teammates — one black (Mitch), one white (Hal) — who meet 20 years later at Newark Airport, and seek to restore what once was. This is a moving, often funny, tale of friendship, and of the chasm between youthful dreams and reality — between what we want and what we get. For more information, call 908-659-5189 or visit TheTheaterProject.com.

TUE. JAN. 18

Voices of Ascension

The Voices of Ascension Church and Orchestra present “Masters of the Renaissance,” the music of Orlande de Lassus and William Byrd. This acclaimed professional group of musicians, conducted by Dennis Keene, invites the community to this 15th annual celebration of song. 8 p.m. at The Church of the Ascension, Fifth Ave. at Tenth St. $10-45. Call 212 358-1469 for tickets. Visit voicesofascensdion.org to learn more.

“Love Scenes”

In “Love Scenes,” Moe Bertran and David Pumo takes on six different gay and trans characters falling in and out of love in New York City, including a 20-year-old street hustler falling for his kinky older mentor, a 50-something martini drinker whose long time partner wants to have an open sexual relationship, a Latino activist whose lover left him to marry a woman and a drag diva who’s giving up her search for a rich husband to settle for true love. The stories are touching, relevant and laugh-out-loud funny, set to life with music—nothing tired or cliché. $15 plus 2 drinks at the The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue. 212 255-5438.

THU. JAN. 20

Trent and Judy

From their first meeting at the open call of Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton, Trent and Trudy Lee were destined to become showbiz legends. Trudy Lee is a perennially perky belter and former Barbizon model with big hair and an even bigger personality.  Mustachioed Trent is the flamboyantly foppish man with whom Trudy shares a non-consummated monogamous Christian-based love. “A Touch Of Vegas” is their life in song  (accompanied on piano by Liberace protégé Raymond Bernie) and story. Every Thursday at 8 and Friday at 9 p.m. at Dominion N.Y .Lounge & Theatre, 428 Lafayette St. $20; 212-868-4444.

SAT. JAN. 22

Center Dance

Grab a go-cup, catch some throws and bring your crew over to Dance 208 to join the festivities as Boston DJ Kris Kono returns to celebrate Mardi Gras! Kono returns to Dance 208 and is fresh from her success this fall at the Center’s Women’s event honoring Kate Clinton. “Mardi Gras” with DJ Kris Kono, hosted by the Imperial Court with Empress Trai La Trash, at the LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St., 9 p.m.-1a.m., $10 or $6 for members or before 9:45. 

Laissez les bons temps rouler!