Special Events / June 2001

01-03 Fri-Sun 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Sixth Annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts at Theater for the New City, Some two dozen performers presenting a wide range of work, including music, theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word. 155 1st Ave at 10th St. (212) 254-1109.

02 Sat 2 p.m. Free. Beowulf: Bertha Rogers reads from and discusses her new, illustrated translation. [See Review, this issue. Ed.] Jefferson Market Branch of the NY Public Library, 425 Ave/Americas at 10th St. Also opening: Rogers's interdisciplinary Beowulf art exhibit at the branch. Library hours: Mon&Wed,12-8; Tues&Fri 12 -6; Sat&Sun, 10-5. Info: Michael Bryant (212) 243-4334.

05 Tues 7:00 p.m. $6 Benefit performance of "Kid Lucky" with Paul Skiff, internationally known spoken word artist and co-producer of the seminal recording, "Nuyorican Symphony." Video by David Bryant. Proceeds benefit Tribes Magazine. Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 E 3rd St (Av B/C).

08 Fri 8:00 p.m. $15 Opera: Nosferatu. Music by Alva Henderson, Libretto by Dana Gioia. West Chester University, Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester, PA. (610) 436-2266. poetry@wcupa.edu. ($10 Seniors/$5 Students).

09 9:30 p.m. $7 The Animated neck & stars: puppetry and music, including, "Pong Live", by Tom Devaney and Edwin Torres. Music by Krakatoa & The Fourth Dimension. 114 Forest St, Bushwick, Bklyn. (L train to Morgan, BQE to Flushing Exit.) (718) 855-4969.

11 6:30 p.m. Sixth Annual Poets House Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk: Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, Tracie Morris, Naomi Shihab Nye. Host: Bob Holman. http://poetshouse.org/joinbridge.htm (212) 431-7920.

15 Fri 6:30 p.m. Free. 'Only the Dead' (...have seen the end of war. -- Plato). Big City Lit™ records its June poetry feature, whose contributors include Yusef Komunyakaa, W.D. Ehrhart, Marc Levy, Richard Levine, Ron Price, Tom Catterson, Linh Dinh, and many others. Jazz violinist and vet, Billy Bang, Walker, Vito Ricci and others make music. Photos by Allen Baillie; sculpture by Darlene Nguyen. Housing Works Used Books & Café, 126 Crosby (BDF to B'way/Lafayette) (212) 334-3324. Musical improvisation and poetry open mic precede event. Info: (212) 864-2823 and www.nycBigCityLit.com.

16 Sat (Evening) Bluestocking's 2nd Anniversary Birthday Party.
This women's bookstore and café runs one of the liveliest, most diversified event schedules in the city. 172 Allen St (at Stanton/ F train to 2nd Av) (212) 777-6028 www.bluestockings.com (info@)