La Cumbiamba eNeYé estará tocando en Flushing Town Hall el próximo 26 de enero.
Red Envelope Show
SAT | JAN 5 | 5 PM
In honor of the Year of the Pig and Flushing Town Hall’s
40th anniversary, a very special Red Envelope Show featuring artwork by professional visual artists, curated by Bert Chau of Grumpy Bert, and community members (that means YOU!!). This exhibition is an homage to the red celebration envelopes the Chinese community distributes during the Lunar New Year. All artwork for sale. Many envelopes will include a special gift for only the buyers to see.
Opening Reception: SAT, JAN 5, 5-7 PM
Closing Party: SUN, JAN 27, 3-5 PM
Gallery Dates: SAT, JAN 5 – SUN, JAN 27
Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment
In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall. We are thrilled to be celebrating 40 years of bringing arts to Queens and beyond, and we continue to share global arts with New York City’s global communities by again presenting a diverse selection of programming.
The NYC Shadow Slam returns with another brilliant selection of shadow performances by local Illuminati. Chinese Theater Works’ Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin will once more curate an evening of short works ranging across the full spectrum of traditional and cutting edge shadow theater, animation, video, and film. Ages 21+.
Open to jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. All are welcome regardless of instruments (vocalists, too!). Don’t play? Come listen!
“Four Seasons” is a fusion of classical and traditional Chinese aesthetic genres (poetry, music, dance, opera, and puppetry) with contemporary shadow theater technique. Conceived and created by the award-winning ensemble, Chinese Theatre Works, it is a vivid, living animation that transcends language and cultural barriers.
FTH Teaching/Visual Artist Tina Seligman will lead a drop-in Red Envelope Show workshop. Create your original artwork on a red envelope and hangit on our celebration clothesline. Materials and red envelopes provided. Maximum 2 per participant.
Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgmental environment. Refreshment and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing. Ages 21+.
Global ambassadors for Indian percussion, contemporary classical tabla ensemble Talavya is a leading example of tradition and modernity coming together seamlessly. The ensemble revels in the tablas’ hidden potency as a rhythmic and melodic instrument capable of expressing just about anything.
Dance and sing along with La Cumbiamba eNeYé! An interactive workshop begins at 3pm, followed by a concert at 4pm, and a jam/dance party at 5:30pm. Led by Martin Vejarano, this performance will introduce audiences to a fresh take on Colombian music and a festive, elaborate repertoire that will inspire everyone to move, sing, and celebrate.
China’s “digital silk road” initiative, which aims to help the country’s tech giants sell their products to emerging markets, has raised concerns that China will dominate global internet standards, including those for critical 5G technologies, to the exclusion of American companies.
Author Rabeah Ghaffari In Conversation With Shirin Neshat
THU, JAN 10, 6 PM @ Asia Society
Join Asia Society for the launch of Rabeah Ghaffari’s compelling debut novel To Keep the Sun Alive, which portrays the 1979 Iranian Revolution through family dramas and personal struggles. Author and filmmaker Ghaffari will be in a conversation with internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat.