Friday, March 30, 2012

☞ SEE: Around Harlem this Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, March 31st and April 1st, 6:00AM-6:00PM, Harlem Treasure Chest Flea Market, 117th Street and FDB/8th Avenue.  South Harlem's first flea market arrives just in time for the warm weather.  Check out the offerings from local antique vendors this weekend: LINK

Sunday, April 1st, 3:00 PM, Art21: Identity Focus on Kerry James Marshall at the Studio Museum Theater, 144 West 125th Street. Art21 is a nonprofit dedicated to engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, inspiring creative thinking, and educating a new generation about artists working today. The artists featured in the series represent a cross-section of contemporary art practices and philosophies, and hail from different regions of the United States. The Studio Museum in Harlem has selected four episodes featuring artists also in the Museum's exhibitions, publications and permanent collection: Kerry James Marshall, Layla Ali, El Anatsui and Glenn Ligon. More details and RSVP at the Studio Museum site: LINK

Sunday, April 1st, 8:00PM-11:00 PM, The Shrine Big Band Jazz at Shrine, 2271 ACP/7th Avenue at 134th Street.  The Shrine Big Band is a 15-piece big band, with three trumpets, three trombones, four saxes, flute, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Come and experience the experimental and hard-swinging sounds every first Sunday of the month: LINK

Sunday, April 1st, 7:30 PM, The Goddess Lakshmi at Paris Blues, 2021 ACP/7th at West 121st. Harlem bandleader René Calvo returns from his winter sojourn on the Dalmatian coast where he completed the first draft of his new rock opera Kepler 22B. He hopes to debut it this spring. Rehearsals are in progress. In the mean time his band The Goddess Lakshmi returns to the legendary Paris Blues in Harlem for it's spring into summer season. The band plays all original compositions that range from wistful folk-rock, pop to whiskey bottle blues: LINK

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