Friday, July 1, 2016

ON THE TOWNS: Revisiting 'Howard's End'; Feasting on Films of Warren Oates; Apollo Down Yonder in The Big Easy; In Philadelphia, the People's Convention ...

The Hayground School 12th Annual Chefs Dinner on 31 July is a fundraiser for the school and a celebration of its 20th anniversary. Photo from Hayground School website.

JULY 2016

IT'S summertime and plenty of fun awaits: a Howard's End special screening and Warren Oates retrospective. Jill Kroesen is in the spotlight for the first time in more than three decades.

The Apollo Theater shines its little light on The Big Easy. And in the City of Brotherly Love, the People's Revolution gathering will be digitized and likely televised.

1-7 July

FILM. 1-7 July. Warren Oates: Hired Hand. A weeklong retrospetive, including daily screenings of a restored version of "Private Property," featuring the actor in his first leadng role. Also screening are "Kid Blue" and "Dillnger." Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center New York.

MUSIC. 1 July and 11 July-5 Aug. The Apollo Theater Amateur Night (Making a Star). In a first, the popular talent competition goes on the road to the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Auditions are on 1 July. In Part 1 of the competition, semi-finalists will perform at the music festival. Part 2 commences on 11 July online. The top 5 vote-getting competitors will perform at the Apollo on 21 Sept. during a special edition of Amateur Night. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Apollo Theater. New Orleans, New York, Online.

8-14 July

FILM. Through 9 July. The 15th New York Asian Film Festival (presented by Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema. The festival attracts some of the most edgy work, featuring some of the most popular stars of the moment in Asian cinema. Also awards and talks. Walter Reade Theater and SVA Theatre. New York.

DRINK, FOOD, MUSIC. Noon-6 p.m. 9-10 July. Pinknic. The inaugural rose and music festival comes to New York City. Over two days, attendees can enjoy musical performances and buy rose by the bottle or by the glass. Picnic baskets welcome and food can be purchased onsite as well as ordered online. Suggested dresscode: pink and white. Governors Island. New York.

FILM. 7 p.m. 11 July. Kino & Vino First Season Finale: BEHIND SOME DARK CLOUD. Monthly industry screening party sponsored by the Chelsea Film Festival and Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea. Screening of award-winning “Behind Some Dark Cloud.” Q&A with director and cast members follows. Red carpet. Reception. Afterparty. Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea, 260 W. 23rd St. New York. http://

BOOK. 7 p.m. 12 July. Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star. Journalist and film festival programmer Aseem Chhabra celebrates the launch of his biography of one of India's most prolific actors with "Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star." It touches on Kapoor's early life, film and theater career as well as his rise to international stardom in Merchant-Ivory's "The Householder." Reading, anecdotes and Q&A.DAG Modern, The Fuller Building. 41 East 57th St. New York.

MUSIC. 12-17 July. The Fourth Torino [European] Classical Music Festival. Six days of operas, symphonies and concerts featuring group performances and soloists, backed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Regio Theatre, the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra and the Torino Philharmonic Orchestra. In honor of Italy's friendship with Japan, the festival opens with "Madame Butterfly." Free. Piazza San Carlo. Torino, Italy.

15-21 July

MUSIC. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 18 July. An Evening of Ghazals. A concert featuring singer Susmita Chakraborty and musician Sandip Bhattacharjee. Kapoor Galleries Inc. 34 E. 67th St., 3rd Floor. New York.

22 July and beyond

The People's Convention is scheduled for 23 July in Philadelphia two days before the Democratic National Committee Convention. Image from People's Revolution website.

MEETING. Time TBD. 23 July. The People’s Convention. A pro-democracy gathering two days before the Democratic National Committee Convention. Designed to empower the people in the political process. Issues include climate change, electoral reform, living wage and racial justice. Arch Street Meeting House. 320 Arch Street (at 4th Street. Philadelphia.

FILM. 7:30 p.m. 25 July. Howards End. A screening of a 4k restored version of the 1992 film that made Emma Thompson a star. Director James Ivory, who oversaw the digital restoration with cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts, will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A. The restoration is part of the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of the film's original release. Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W. 65th St.), Lincoln Center. New York.

Jill Kroesen, set and character schematic for "Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering." Image courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art.

THEATER, DANCE, MUSIC. 8 p.m. 29-31 July. Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering. In her first work in 31 years, artist, composer and singer Jill Kroesen (and collaborators) explores socialization, parental structures and power dynamics through the prism of portraits. The installation of "Collecting Injustices, Unnecessary Suffering" will be on view from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 27-31 July in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater. Whitney Museum of American Art. 99 Gansevoort St. New York.

FOOD. 5 p.m. 31 July. Hayground School 12th Annual Chefs Dinner. Honors Toni Ross (Nick & Toni’s Restaurant, Founding Parent Hayground School) and chef Claudia Fleming (North Fork Table & Inn). The dinner benefits the school and celebrates its 20th anniversary. Reception and dinner. Jeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground School. Bridgehampton, NY.

ART. Through 25 Sept. 2016. Danny Lyon: Message to the Future. The retrospective of the photographer’s work includes nearly 200 photos and is billed as the first to consider his work as a filmmaker. Whitney Museum of American Art. 99 Gansevoort. New York. http://

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