WOTBA New York Cultural Events Calendar: Monday, March 16 - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yippee! Spring Break! St. Patrick's Day. Let's have a parade. Green beer is flowing through the streets, and spring bulbs are breaking through the ground. Actually, I've only seen the latter.

This scene looks fun, yes? Mild weather brought many people to the Union Square area this past Saturday.

• FILM. Monday, March 16. Program titled Deeper into Movies: Michelangelo Antonioni Double Feature - Blow Up (1966) & L'Avventura (1960). Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and event at 9 p.m.

• CHOIR MUSIC. Monday, March 16. Phoenix and Kansas City Chorales. 8pm. Alice Tully Hall (at Lincoln Center)

• GREEN PEOPLE. Tuesday, March 17. St. Patrick's Day Parade. Tuesday, March 17. 11:00 a.m. Starting @ 44th Street and Fifth Avenue. Hey, for a "Shoe Leather" post for Reframe, I spent the last few days asking people about their favorite Irish films. 'Twas fun!

• FILM. Tuesday, March 17. Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs with Return to LH6. 7:30 p.m. Light Industry, 220 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 5th Floor. $7. http://www.lightindustry.org/

• JAZZ MUSIC. Wednesday, March 18. Dee Dee Bridgewater. Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall. 8:30 PM. Tickets from $34 - $44

• BOOMER MUSIC. Thursday, March 19. Fleetwood Mac. 8 p.m. Madison Square Garden. Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009.

• LITERARY. Thursday, March 19. New Yorker writer Adam Gopnick talks about John Updike. 7pm. Free New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum. Fifth Ave, and 42nd St.

• WORLD MUSIC. 2009 Friday, March 20. Drums & Dances of Guinea. Sidiki Conde & Tokounou. 8:00 PM. Peter Norton Symphony Space. Like world music? See the website of the World Music Institute.

• MORE WORLD MUSIC. Mexican singer-songwriter Lila Downs. 10 p.m. Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall. Tickets: $36–$46

• NOSTALGIC POP MUSIC. Saturday, March 21. Lesley Gore. Sat 8pm. College of Staten Island Center for the Arts 2800 Victory Blvd, at Canterbury Ave, Staten Island. Tickets: $40 Cool. Leslie Gore.

• THEATER. Sunday, March 22. ‘GOD OF CARNAGE’ opens on March 22. By Yasmina Reza (“Art”) with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden star. Bernard Jacobs Theater, 242 West 45th Street, (212) 239-6200.


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