Wednesday, March 16
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging’s Gallery 307, 307 Seventh Ave., Ste. 1401, N.Y., is hosting an Artist Talk with 76-year-old artist Sara Petitt discussing her solo exhibit: Photographs: Cuba & India 2010, featuring photographs from her travels on exhibit thru 3/24, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $10; space limited; RSVP to [email protected] to reserve spot. Payment may be made at the door.
Thursday, March 17
Mental Health Seminar
Dr. James Gordon & Deepak Chopra host a conversation with NY’s Haitian/Caribbean community where they will share his mind-body techniques and mission of laying the groundwork for a nationwide system of mental health care in Haiti followed by a Q&A with special guests & mental health advocate, 6:30 p.m. at Deepak Homebase, 888 Broadway, between 18 & 19 streets, NYC. Event is free & open to public,RSVPs are being accepted on a first come, first serve basis by calling (646) 602-3590.
NHS of East Flatbush is having a free homebuyers seminar focusing on getting started, closing cost assistance, grants, affordable mortgages, advice from professionals in the field & more, 6:00 p.m. at Citibank, 885 Flatbush Ave., corner of Church Ave., Brooklyn. To register, call (718) 469-4679.
Nia Theatrical Production Company & Harvey Johnson present Deceit of Truth: A Chronicle in Two Parts, a play revolving around one night in the lives of five African American friends ending in a test of friendships & romantic relationships at Roy Arias Theatre IV, 300 West 43 St., 4th Fl., near 8 Ave., N.Y. Performances thru 3/27; evening 7:30 p.m.; matinee 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/general; $15/seniors & students; group rates available. For information & reservations, call (718) 346-6591.
Friday, March 18
Eddie Batiz presents a special afterwork salsa event at Brooklyn’s hot spot, Cafe Remy, 7110 Third Ave., Bay Ridge, with live performance by Zon Del Barrio & the Women of the Clave & music by DJ Carlos Franco & DJ Frank Swift (after 11:00 p.m.), mixing up the best in R&B, house music, reggae, club music, salsa merengue, bachata & more. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; show time 8:30 p.m.; free admission until 11:00 p.m. Drink specials; dinner reservations available. Call (718) 745-0748.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, 165 St., presents Bronx Talks: Bronx Stories, featuring Bronx raised acclaimed author/storyteller Michele Carlo presenting a story from her recently published “Fish Out of Agua: My Life On Neither Side Of the (Subway) Tracks & will be joined by other storytellers. Evening will include a screening of a documentary on Fort Apache: The Bronx & art making activities, 6:00 p.m. Admission free. For information, call (718) 381-6000.
Art & Music
Harlem Arts Alliance, C&F Entertainment, Artz Rootz & Rhythm & Slyvia’s Also present Art Fusion Friday featuring visual artist Genesis Tramaine & a performance by Ioana & Soulshine blending R&B, classic soul, blues, jazz & rock at Sylvia’s Also, 318 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave., corner of West 126 St., NY. Happy Hour/5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Performance/Art Presentation/ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For information call, Harlem Arts at (347) 735-4280.
No Name & A Bag O’ Chips presents a special Women’s History Month show featuring house band The Summer Replacements with Alex “The Assassin” de Suze & Carl (Baby Freak) Fortunato at 7:00 p.m. at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 E 14 St., between avenues A & B, N.Y. For information, call (212) 228-2240 or (347)885-3466.
Saturday, March 19
The Meadowbrook High School Alumni Association presents its Dinner Dance 2011 at Macedonia Hall, 103 W 2 St., Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 9:00 p.m. (sharp) – 2:00 a.m. Tickets are still available. For information, call (347) 414-8284 or (732) 874-3788.
The National Dance Institute is offering a two-day workshop that introduces professional dancers & teachers to NDI’s methodology & practice for teaching dance to children & teens with visual impairments & other challenges, 3/18 & 19, at various NYC locations including NDI Partner Public School & NDI offices. Workshop fee: $85. To register or for information, contact Aileen Barr at (212) 226-0083.
Sunday, March 20
Celebrate International Women’s Day 100 Anniversary at a public forum focusing on Women on the Front Lines: Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution, discussing the need for female leadership in the struggle for full equality & liberation, 3:00 p.m. at Freedom Hall, 113 W 128 St., between Malcolm X Blvd. & 7 Ave., Harlem. Door donation/$3; Beyond Borders Brunch served at 2:00 p.m./$9 donation. Childcare provided. For information, call (212) 222-0633.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Walt Whitman Theatre, 2900 Campus Road presents the new Gershwin musical, ‘S Wonderful, encompassing more than 40 of the Gerhswin brothers classics including Fascinating Rhythm, Strike Up The Band, Summertime, I’ve Got Rhythm & many more, 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $32/$35 at door & available online at BrooklynCenterOnline.org or at the Box Office (718) 951-4500.
The Orisa Community Development Corp. presents a workshop on Debt Management focusing on paying bills, getting out of debt, negotiating with credit card companies & debt collectors & more, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., State Office Bldg., 163 West 125 St., N.Y. Donation: $8; bring ID. For information, email [email protected].
Tuesday, March 22
CAMBA Small Business Serivces, 884 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Fl., corner Church Ave., Brooklyn, is offering a free workshop All Options to Finance Your Business focusing on financing options available for startup or existing businesses including raising money from friends & family, online financial sources, angel investors & venture capital, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration required; RSVP to (718) 282-2500 or email [email protected].
The Little Mermaid
The Players Theater, 115 MacDougal St., between 3 & Bleecker, N.Y. presents The Little Mermaid, a musical about a little mermaid who gets her dream to explore the wonders of the world above the sea, Saturdays & Sundays thru May 22, featuring a pre-show art workshop at 10:00 a.m. & show at 11:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased thru Theatremania by calling (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111 or at the box office. For performance schedule, visit www.literallyalive.com/schedule.html.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., presents Night Journeys: An Adventure into the World of Sleep and Dreams exhibit featuring headrests from differeent cultures, an oversized bed & finding charms that ward off night time evils, leaving nightmares with the mythic Japanese dream-eater Baku & more, open thru May 1. Visit www.brooklynkids.org or call (718) 735-4400 for more information.
You Gotta Believe
You Gotta Believe! adoption agency offers free classes to learn more about adopting an older child. Learn how you can help an older child find a permanent home. Classes are held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Coney Island at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2801 W 8 St., & every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in East New York at Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2414 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 372-3003.
Is your boiler, water main or roof in need of fixing? Do you need major repairs done but lack the finances? Now is the best time to fix it. Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush can assist you. For more information on the Home Improvement Programs, call (718) 469-4679 or visit www.nhsofeastflatbush.org.
Winter Aches & Pains
Jamaican Bath Fountain Pimento Oil is an all natural, chemical & perservative free herbal medication that relieves stiff joints, sore muscles, nerve damage amongst a host of other ailments. We will come to your nursing home or church & give you a free massage so you can experience this Jamaican phenomenon for yourself. Try this ‘complete alternative medicine cabinet in a bottle’ for free. Call Sandra at (866) 223-2414 for further information.