92Y March TALKS, INTERVIEWS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

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Below you will find a listing of MARCH TALKS at the 92Y.

 

Highlights:

 

— Mar 6 – MICHIO KAKU, ANTONIO DAMASIO, JOANN DEAK

Mar 9 – CAL RIPKEN

— Mar 11 – SUZE ORMAN

— Mar 16 – DAVID REMNICK

Mar 25 – BARBARA WALTERS and ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

 

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. We welcome your feedback.

 

 

TALKS, INTERVIEWS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS


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-MARCH 2014-

 

Beginning March 1, join 92Y for 7 Days of Genius, a festival that explores how we define genius and the impact genius has on communities, cultures and industries – past, present and future.  Visit 92Y.org/genius for more information and ways to participate online, including contests and livecasts. Follow 7 Days of Genius on Twitter with #thatsgenius.

 

Sun, Mar 2, 5 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | WALTER ISAACSON ON INNOVATIVE GENIUS

Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs: their relentless curiosity and drive to create resulted in discoveries and inventions that continue to move our world forward. Former CNN chairman and bestselling author Walter Isaacson discusses the genius of creativity that’s exemplified by these three extraordinary men. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Sun, Mar 2, 7:30 pm, from $22

YA Lit at 92Y | LAUREN OLIVER

Book launch event. The New York Times bestselling author of the Delirium trilogy and Liesl & Po reads from and discusses her new novel, Panic (HarperCollins), coming out on March 4. Oliver says she wrote sequels to her favorite books as a child, because she didn’t want to let go of the characters. Hear about how she finds inspiration now.

 

Sun, Mar 2, 7:30 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | POLITICAL GENIUS: THE PERILS OF POWER

Ralph Buultjens

How do some politicians hold onto power for years, despite changing currents of opinion? On the international stage, where some countries’ politics are unstable or even deadly, how can leaders maneuver through a welter of factions and disputes? Our resident foreign affairs expert takes a look at genius in the use of politics and power. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Mon, Mar 3, 12 pm, from $21

7 Days of Genius | THE GENIUS OF DARWIN

Darwin kept his theory of evolution secret for 21 years. Why? Learn how the brilliant observer of nature developed his theories and why he was slow to share them. David Kohn, the founder and director of the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History, shares the insights he’s gained from careful study of Darwin’s writings. (Speaking of Darwin, check out our screening of Inherit the Wind on March 21). This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Mon, Mar 3, 7 pm, $30 or $165 for all six sessions

Dance in the Broadway Musical | THE EARLY YEARS: EXTRAVAGANZAS, CHORUS LINES AND SOLO VIRTUOSOS

Spectacular dancing has animated the Broadway musical since its inception. Through contextualized viewing of video recordings, group discussions and interactive creative exercises, discover how Broadway dance reflects trends in American social history and supports the drama within a musical. Lisa Jo Sagolla is a choreographer, esteemed dance critic, former writer for Backstage, adjunct professor at Columbia and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down, a biography of Joan McCracken, a dancer in stage and screen musicals. In the first session, learn about early Broadway shows, which were often more like revues than full-fledged musicals with plots and characters.

 

Mon, Mar 3, 8:15 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | THE GENIUS OF THE START-UP

Jonathan Medved and Barbara Corcoran

The Washington Post calls him “one of Israel’s leading high-tech venture capitalists.” Jon Medved calls himself a serial entrepreneur. The founder and CEO of OurCrowd, he’s invested in more than 100 Israeli start-ups, helping 12 of them get in excess of $100 million. He joins Barbara Corcoran, the tell-it-like-it-is Investor/Shark from “Shark Tank” to discuss what makes a great business idea and what’s so gratifying about working with start-ups. NOTE: We will announce the winner of our Genius Start-Up Competition at this event. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Tue, Mar 4, 12 pm, from $21

THE QUEEN’S BED: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF ELIZABETH’S COURT

At the heart of Queen Elizabeth I’s court lay her bed – purple and gold, draped with damask and velvet and six yards square. Why was it so important and what did the women of her bedchamber know about Elizabeth that others didn’t? They bathed her, helped her dress, looked after her jewels, saw what lay underneath the increasingly elaborate makeup and knew about her romantic dalliances. In the 16th century, a monarch’s private life was public business. Anna Whitelock’s new book, The Queen’s Bed (Sarah Crichton Books, 2014), gives us a revealing look at the Elizabethan court and its undercurrents of sex, gossip, conspiracy and intrigue.

 

Tue, Mar 4, 7 pm, $35

GET MORE OUT OF YOU iPAD AND iPHONE: BEYOND FUNDAMENTALS

Master your iPad and/or iPhone and learn about all its hidden features. In this second class, move on to more advanced features on your devices, such as customizing your settings, notifications, syncing your iPad with other devices and battery-saving tricks. Please update your device with the latest operating system and come to class with your Apple ID and password. With Emily Dombroff.

 

Tue, Mar 4, 7 pm, from $22

To Your Health | THE END OF CANCER IS WITHIN REACH

Identifying the molecular defects that drive the growth of cancer has allowed the development of specific, targeted cancer therapies that kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. Hear about the future of cancer therapy and the fight to end cancer as we know it. With Dr. Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute and winner of the Lasker-DeBakey Award for Clinical Medical Research.

 

Tue, Mar 4, 8 pm, from $29 – SOLD OUT

CHELSEA HANDER with RONAN FARROW

Perhaps best known as the outspoken host of E!’s late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” Handler continues to offer international audiences her fearless honesty and tongue-in-cheek commentary every weeknight. With special guest Ronan Farrow, she discusses her life and career and her latest book Uganda Be Kidding Me (Grand Central Publishing, 2014).Sheshares some of her favorite stories and muses on the idea of genius in comedy, with a book-signing following the talk. This event takes place during 7 Days of Genius at 92Y. 

 

Wed, Mar 5, 7-8:30 pm, $25 – ONLINE ONLY

7 Days of Genius + Virtual Clay | MIND MUD: THE CONCEPT CERAMICS OF AI WEIWEI with GARTH CLARK,

92Y’s Virtual Clay series offers first-of-a-kind, real-time online classes that give a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians a chance to challenge your ideas about ceramics. A Virtual Clay live internet lecture on the Chinese activist artist by Garth Clark, a leading writer and commentator on modern and contemporary art. He has written, edited and contributed to more than sixty books on ceramic art and authored more than 200 essays, reviews and monographs that have been translated onto dozens of languages. He is now the Chief Editor for CFile a non-profit global online campus for contemporary ceramics in art, design and architecture. Ai Weiwei is considered one of the great artists of our time. His fame only increased when the Chinese government persecuted hiim and sought to limit his influence. Register at www.92Y.org/ceramics. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Wed, Mar 5, 8 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | DAVID PETRAEUS, MARC LIPSCHULTZ and ALEX NAVAB: THE GENIUS OF AMERICA

Contrary to the all too common negative sentiments related to the future of our Country, David Petraeus, the most successful US general of his generation, argues that America could be on the threshold of a period of remarkable progress. We are, he says, among the world leaders in several crucial areas—energy, manufacturing, life sciences and cloud computing. KKR’s Marc Lipschultz and Alex Navab join General Petraeus in a discussion about how, given these advantages, the US could be the one to pull the world out of the global economic slowdown. What’s needed now, Petraeus says, is not lamentation and finger-pointing—but optimism, and leadership. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Wed, Mar 5, 8:15 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | NERD NITE WITH NEIL JANOWITZ, DAVID SHUFF and DR. ALI MATTU

We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, we bring you Nerd Nite, a presentation series during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines—while the audience drinks along. Join us for this special Genius Week Nite as we learn about the unsavory origins of Tetris, the demise of the beloved 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ride at Disney World and whether or not the utopian vision of the future as depicted in “Star Trek” can become a reality.  Bring some friends to laugh and learn! Neil Janowitz is a professional Tetris scholar and the author of Seven Little Pieces. David Shuff is a film and video editor who has worked on the Emmy-nominated PBS web series “The Secret Life of Scientists.” Dr. Mattu is a clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Thu, Mar 6, 12 pm, from $21

ON LUCILLE BALL, THE QUEEN OF COMEDY

Celebrate the life and career of Lucille Ball, in honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth. She came from humble origins but became one of the most powerful women in the entertainment business and the first to run a major studio. While she made many movies, it was television that solidified her career. “I Love Lucy” has almost never been off the air since it began in 1951 (it runs on MeTV at 7:30 am weekdays). She received every award there is for television and though she died in 1989, we still love Lucy! Find out how she built her amazing career and set the standard for sit-coms.

 

Thu, Mar 6, 7 pm, $28

Opera for Beginners | BIZET’S CARMEN

Enjoy a beginner’s guide to opera with Carla Innerfield. Learn the basic composition and structures of opera by exploring two beloved classics with arias you may already know. First up, Bizet’s stormy tale of seduction in Spain.

Next up on Thu, Apr 10 – Puccini’s Tosca.

 

Thu, Mar 6, 8 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | CONSCIOUSNESS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE BRAIN: THE (NEURO)SCIENCE OF GENIUS

Michio Kaku, Antonio Damasio and JoAnn Deak

Join ground-breaking scientists on a mind-boggling exploration of the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Discover radical new ways to think about consciousness, how the brain grows and changes, and how enormous advances in technology are revealing far more about the inner workings of the mind than we ever thought possible. Michio Kaku’s new book is The Future of the Mind (Doubleday, 2014). Antonio Damasio is the author of Self Comes to Mind. JoAnn Deak wrote Your Fantastic Elastic Brain and, most recently, The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain (Little Pickle Press, 2013). This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Thu, Mar 6, 8:15 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | THE GENIUS DEBATE: IDENTIFYING THE ORIGINS OF GENIUS

What is the origin of genius? Does genius depend more on talent or deliberate practice? What is talent, anyway? Is quality of practice more important than sheer quantity of effort? What other factors are important in the cultivation of genius? These are just some of the many questions at the heart of the genius debate. Join best-selling author David Shenk, psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz and cognitive scientists Scott Barry Kaufman, Zach Hambrick and Rex Jung as they debate the origin of genius and uncover how we can identify and nurture genius in today’s world. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Fri, Mar 7, 6 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | ON THE 7TH DAY: SPIRITUAL GENIUS AND THE SABBATH

The biblical story of the world’s creation builds rest and reflection into the very architecture of existence. As human beings created in God’s image, we, too, set aside the 7th day each week to connect with the divine, and to rediscover the divine spark within ourselves—to tap into the creative power we have been imbued with to transform our lives and to change the world. By liberating us from our daily routine, and giving us the freedom to focus on what matters most, the Shabbat is a day to develop the capacity for genius that twentieth century philosopher and theologian Martin Buber attributed to spiritual trailblazers, like Moses and Maimonides, “to unite the way of earth with that of heaven.” Join Rabbi Jen E. Krause in conversation with relationship & communications expert Esther Perel and best-selling author & entrepreneur Michael Ellsberg for an intimate Friday night Shabbat dinner filled with food and food for thought, as we explore the spiritual genius that dwells within us all. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Sun, Mar 9, 5:30 pm, from $29

CAL RIPKEN, JR. with BUDD MISHKIN: SMART SPORTSMANSHIP

Cal Ripken, Jr., holds what many consider a now unbreakable record, for most consecutive baseball games played (2,632). A 19-time All Star and two-time Most Valuable Player, he’s in the mold of another era, playing his whole career on one team and showing an appreciation for the nuanced understanding of the game which marks true professionals. At 92Y, the “Iron Man,” who was induced into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the third highest voting percentage in history, talks with NY1’s Budd Mishkin about sportsmanship, work ethic and talent. What, aside from talent, goes into becoming a player of Ripken’s stature? How much of is it due to sheer hard work and good training? And what long-term impact can outstanding sportsmanship have on kids and communities that come together over baseball? After the talk, Ripken will be selling and signing copies of his new book, Squeeze Play.  

 

Sun, Mar 9, 8 pm, from $34

7 Days of Genius | DAVID BROOKS ON GENIUS, GOD and MORALITY

New York Times Op Ed columnist David Brooks has been teaching Yale students a class on morals. It’s been quite an eye-opener. In the race to the top, have we lost sight of ourselves? In the intense pressure to out-perform our peers, are we stifling our inner lives? Join him for a talk that’s both uplifting and grounding, as he identifies the qualities that define moral geniuses—remarkable people who lived their lives in the real world, yet cultivated an inner life of admirable self-reflection and character development. What part does religious belief play in morality? Can you be a moral genius without faith in God? This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Sun, Mar 9, 8:15 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | CREATIVITY AND GENIUS

Is all creative genius the same? Or do different modes of creativity require different ways of thinking and being? Through real-time activities and interactive installations, experience four modes of creativity – performance, visual art, music and design – and consider what each asks of us as humans. Following this hands-on, social exploration, a panel of experts will discuss where their art forms overlap and diverge. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

 

Mon, Mar 10, 7 pm, $30 or $165 for all six sessions, starting Mar 3

Dance in the Broadway Musical | GEORGE BALANCHINE AND BALLET ON BROADWAY

Spectacular dancing has animated the Broadway musical since its inception. Through contextualized viewing of video recordings, group discussions and interactive creative exercises, discover how Broadway dance reflects trends in American social history and supports the drama within a musical. Lisa Jo Sagolla is a choreographer, esteemed dance critic, former writer for Backstage, adjunct professor at Columbia and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down, a biography of Joan McCracken, a dancer in stage and screen musicals. Before making his name as arguably the greatest ballet choreographer of the 20th century, Balanchine made dances for Broadway musicals like On Your Toes, Cabin in the Sky and the Ziegfeld Follies. In turn, Broadway was fascinated by ballet.

 

Mon, Mar 10, 8:15 pm, from $29

7 Days of Genius | THE GENIUS OF RUBE GOLDBERG with JENNIFER GEORGE, AL JAFFEE, ADAM GOPNIK and BRIAN WALKER

Not many of us make it into the dictionary as an adjective. But then again, Rube Goldberg is no ordinary noun.He was a cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, and in his seventy-two-year career, he wrote and illustrated nearly fifty thousand cartoons, which were syndicated in daily newspapers throughout the world. His granddaughter, the designer Jennifer George joins cartoonist Al Jaffee and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and cartoon historian Brian Walker to look back at the life and work of this quintessential American cartoonist. This event is part of 7 Days of Genius at 92Y: www.92Y.org/genius.

Tue, Mar 11, 7 pm, $30

POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSIONS: HOW TO GET THE JOB YOU REALLY WANT

You keep getting job interviews – but not landing the job. What is the secret to giving a great interview? Learn how to control the interview, answer the seven most difficult questions and negotiate a higher salary with perks.

 

Tue, Mar 11, 7 pm, from $22

Navigating New-trition | DON’T FUEL THE FIRE WITHIN

Not all foods are treated equally by the body when it comes to pain and weight management. Learn to cool the burning fires of food-induced inflammation by making strategic choices that help control rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases, gastrointestinal ailments and weight management. With Lana Mason, the owner of Just For Today LLC, a practice specializing in nutrition counseling services, and lifestyle editor of DOWNTOWN magazine.

 

Tue, Mar 11, 8 pm, from $29

SUZE ORMAN

Join us for a special event with America’s most recognized personal finance expert. You’ll hear from one of the most popular speakers in the country as she explains her philosophy for personal finance and shares her views on trends and innovations. Plus a Q&A. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Suze Orman one of the ten most influential celebrities in the world. She’s the contributing finance editor to O: The Oprah Magazine and the top-rated “Suze Orman Show,” on CNBC, is now in its 13th season. She’s a two-time Emmy winner and author of ten consecutive New York Times bestselling books – and she’s here to answer your questions.

 

Tue, Mar 11, 8:15 pm, from $29

ROBERT WAGNER with LIZ SMITH

The legendary actor and bestselling author takes a nostalgic look back at Hollywood’s golden age, alongside a legendary gossip columnist who has been involved with showbiz for over 55 years. Robert Wagner’s career spanned more than five decades and included films like A Kiss Before Dying, The Longest Day and The Pink Panther. He is a trove of anecdotes and reminiscences about mythic figures and legendary stars. Liz Smith calls herself “the 2000-year-old gossip columnist.” She still writes a daily syndicated column and does commentary for Fox Entertainment News. She is co-founder of Wowowow.com – the Women on the Web.

 

Wed, Mar 12, 10 am-2 pm, $80

MONEY AND SELF-EMPOWERMENT

Cultivate a healthy, balanced relationship with money and build the tools to create a peaceful and prosperous financial life. Judith Gruber, an expert financial adviser and personal coach, guides you on a life-changing journey of discovery. Learn how your beliefs and attitudes toward life and your self-image manifest money and abundance. Forget your past mistakes and heal old wounds as you start afresh on the road to wealth.

 

Wed, Mar 12, 6:30 pm, $30 or $136 for all five

Musicals of 1964 | MY FAIR LADY

Movie musicals were in transition in 1964. Broadway adaptations were still popular – and one – the one we’re showing tonight – won Best Picture. But times were changing, the studio system was crumbling and new things were happening everywhere. Tonight, enjoy the lush, Cecil Beaton-costumed pleasures of My Fair Lady, one of the greatest musicals ever created. While we wish we could have seen Julie Andrews in the part that was rightfully hers, Audrey Hepburn is, of course, charming and Marnie Nixon sings beautifully.

 

Thu, Mar 13, 7 pm, $30 or $136 for all five sessions

The Immigrant Experience in Movies | THE IMMIGRANT (1917) and I REMEMBER MAMA (1948)

The images and voices of characters challenged by change and adversity—personal, political, social and above all, cultural – are expressed in these immigrant tales where, by recognizing the challenges of the outsider, we ultimately see ourselves. First up, a Charlie Chaplin short silent movie where two immigrants comfort each other on their boat crossing to America. Then, George Stevens’ touching comedy/drama about a Norwegian family in San Francisco, starring Irene Dunne and Barbara Bel Geddes.

 

Thu, Mar 13, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | FERRAN ADRIÀ

Chef Ferran Adrià revolutionized the food world with his scientific approach to gastronomy. He returns to 92Y to discuss his creative process and new research with the elBulli Foundation, including BulliPedia.net, his new online culinary resource, and to introduce the seven-volume set, elBulli 2005-2011, the first and only complete 
record of his creative process during the restaurant’s most innovative years. VIP tickets—including a copy of the new 7-volume set and a pre-event reception with Mr. Adrià—are available. Visit 92Y.org/Talks to learn more.

 

Thu, Mar 13, 8:15 pm, from $29

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen | ANNABELLE GURWITCH

Randy Cohen invites notable figures to discuss one person, one place and one thing they are passionate about—often with surprising results. For this installment, author and humorist Annabelle Gurwitch weighs in. She gained a following hosting “Dinner and a Movie” on TBS and making guest appearances on “Seinfeld” and “Boston Legal.” She’s also a regular commentator on NPR and the author of I See You Made an Effort (Blue Rider Press, March), about the hazards of turning 50.

 

Sat, Mar 15, 12:30 pm, from $10

HARRIET THE SPY TURNS 50

Gregory Maguire, Leonard Marcus, Rebecca Stead and others

When I grow up, I’m going to find out everything about everybody and put it all in a book. Harriet M. Welsch returns to the Upper East Side this spring! Upon publication of a special 50th-anniverary edition of Louise Fitzhugh’s 1964 classic, we present an afternoon of readings and discussion with a group of writers who also happen to be some of the book’s biggest fans. Bring your tomato sandwiches!

 

Sun, Mar 16, 7:30 pm, from $29

In the News with Jeff Greenfield | DAVID REMNICK

Political analyst Jeff Greenfield, a longtime 92Y host, continues his interviews with compelling journalists and newsmakers. He talks with David Remnick, a bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize winner, former Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post – and editor of The New Yorker. Remnick shares stories from his reporting days, perspective on how to keep an 89-year-old magazine relevant and impressions of the current political scene at home and abroad.

 

Mon, Mar 17, 7 pm, $30 or $165 for all six sessions, starting Mar 3

Dance in the Broadway Musical | AGNES DE MILLE AND THE INTEGRATED MUSICAL

Spectacular dancing has animated the Broadway musical since its inception. Through contextualized viewing of video recordings, group discussions and interactive creative exercises, discover how Broadway dance reflect trends in American social history and supports the drama within a musical. Lisa Jo Sagolla is a choreographer, esteemed dance critic, former writer for Backstage, adjunct professor at Columbia and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down, a biography of Joan McCracken, a dancer in stage and screen musicals. Agnes De Mille (a niece of the movie director Cecil B. De Mille), along with Rodgers and Hammerstein, created Oklahoma!, the first musical where the dance revealed character and advanced the plot, as opposed to just being a pretty diversion.

 

Tue, Mar 18, 6:30 pm, from $22

To Your Health | SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO SLOW DOWN AGING

Discover how seemingly small daily decisions help determine how fast you age and what you can do to age more slowly. Learn what scientists know about how aging happens in your cells. Get easy-to-implement diet tips and lifestyle changes that will help you at any age. With Margaret Webb Pressler, an award-winning health and science writer for The Washington Post. She is the author of Cheat the Clock: New Science to Help You Look and Feel Younger.

 

Wed, Mar 19, 6:30 pm, $30 or $136 for all five sessions, starting Mar 12

Musicals of 1964 | A HARD DAY’S NIGHT           

Probably the most influential musical of 1964, Richard Lester’s A Hard Day’s Night, with the Beatles, is credited with pointing the way to MTV and music videos some 20 years later. Even if you don’t love the Beatles (and if you don’t, we don’t want to know about it), the freshness and energy of the film is undeniable and Ringo, the most talented actor of the four, is definitely affecting. Look for George Harrison’s future wife, Patti Boyd, in an early scene and dig Victor Spinetti, with a furry sweater, as the overstressed TV director.

 

Wed, Mar 19, 7 pm, tickets from $21

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | MY USUAL TABLE: COLMAN ANDREWS

Founding editor of Saveur and James Beard-Award-winning writer Colman Andrews joins us for a conversation on the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat—from Trader Vic’s to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli—and a discussion of a life lived in food. From his usual table, he has watched the growth of Nouvelle Cuisine and fusion cuisine, the organic and locavore movements, nose-to-tail eating and so-called “molecular gastronomy.” Andrews’ new book is My Usual Table (Ecco; March 18, 2014).

 

Wed, Mar 19, 8 pm, from $29

LEADERSHIP IN THE 21st CENTURY: LARRY SUMMERS with DAVID GERGEN

As we live through a shift in the concept of leadership and power itself, join some of today’s high-profile, innovative and sometimes surprising leaders to explore the nature of leadership. Who can become a leader in a world where technology, entrepreneurism, social good and social media are increasingly linked? How can we hold onto enduring values while managing or creating change in a fast-paced world? David Gergen explores new forms of power and what leaders need to be able to do to have an impact in the 21st century. Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard, was Obama’s Director of the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2011 and Director of the Treasury from 1999 to 2001.

Gergen served as a White House adviser for four U.S. presidents and is now director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Wed, Mar 19, 8:15 pm, from $29

VELOCITY OF AUTUMN with ESTELLE PARSONS, STEPHEN SPINELLA and ERIC COBLE

Beloved Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons returns to the stage in The Velocity of Autumn (opens April 1, 2014 at the Booth Theatre), an explosive new play by playwright Eric Coble. Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella co-stars in this wickedly funny and poignant story about a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Join Estelle Parsons, Stephen Spinella and Eric Coble for a discussion about this highly-anticipated new addition to the Broadway season.

 

Thu, Mar 20, 12 pm, from $21

THE MUSIC OF IRVING BERLIN

He was the quintessential American composer – and he was born in Russia. He was a devoted Jew – and he who wrote “White Christmas.” Irving Berlin’s work is at the core of the American songbook, with classics like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Always,” “God Bless America” and “Blue Skies.” Enjoy live music, singing and an enlightening exploration of Berlin’s work with Carla Innerfield.

 

Thu, Mar 20, 7 pm, $30 or $136 for all five sessions

The Immigrant Experience in Movies | MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985)

The images and voices of characters challenged by change and adversity—personal, political, social and above all, cultural – are expressed in these immigrant tales where, by recognizing the challenges of the outsider, we ultimately see ourselves. A young Daniel Day-Lewis plays a London street punk in love with a striving Pakistani youth (Gordon Warnecke) who carries his own and his family’s ambitions with him.

 

Fri, Mar 21, 10 am, $25 or $220 for all ten sessions

Commanding Films | INHERIT THE WIND (1960)

Film scholar Mark Ethan Toporek takes you on a cinematic survey of the Ten Commandments. Each week, a different film tackles a different commandment. The 1st Commandment is I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage. In Inherit the Wind, which is about the Scopes trial and teaching Darwin, traditional faith and science butt heads. Is God on trial? With two of Hollywood’s finest actors, Spencer Tracy and Fredric March, and Gene Kelly in an uncharacteristic non-singing, non-dancing role.

 

Sun, Mar 23, 2:30 pm, $40

CAROUSEL

This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical represented a significant step forward in the melding of operatic elements and musical comedy. Louis Rosen, the award-winning composer and longtime beloved music appreciation teacher at 92Y, takes you inside the creation of this beautiful and moving work, featuring one of Broadway’s most sophisticated scores.

Related concerts at 92Y: Sat, Apr 5, 8 pm; Sun Apr 6, 2 & 7 pm; Mon, Apr 7, 2 & 7:30 pm – Lyrics and Lyricists: Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

Sun, Mar 23, 7:30 pm, from $29

In the News with Jeff Greenfield | TBA

Political analyst Jeff Greenfield, a longtime 92Y host, continues his interviews with compelling journalists and newsmakers.

 

Mon, Mar 24, 7 pm, $30 or $165 for all six sessions, starting Mar 3

Dance in the Broadway Musical | JEROME ROBBINS AND THE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Spectacular dancing has animated the Broadway musical since its inception. Through contextualized viewing of video recordings, group discussions and interactive creative exercises, discover how Broadway dance reflect trends in American social history and supports the drama within a musical. Lisa Jo Sagolla is a choreographer, esteemed dance critic, former writer for Backstage, adjunct professor at Columbia and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down, a biography of Joan McCracken, a dancer in stage and screen musicals. Jerome Robbins didn’t just create the dances for West Side Story, Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof – he was the director and driving force behind those musicals. What did that mean for dance on Broadway?

 

Mon, Mar 24, 7-9 pm, from $30

YOU’RE ON THE AIR! HOW TO REALLY MAKE IT IN VOICE-OVERS

You don’t have to be a celebrity to do voiceover work. Find out what it takes and how you can get a jump on the competition. With ALAN SCHWARTZ, the voice of the Mac Operating System, iTunes and the iPod Nano and a voiceover artist with over eleven years’ experience.

 

Mon, Mar 24, 7:30 pm, from $29

YA Lit at 92Y | LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON with SARAH HARRISON SMITH

Laurie Halse Anderson’s debut novel Speak still tops YA charts as one of the best contemporary novels in the genre. Her much-anticipated new novel The Impossible Knife of Memory has already received considerable attention. It centers on a high school girl and ex-soldier father, who suffers from PTSD and alcoholism. Anderson reads from the book and talks with Smith, the Children’s Book Editor of The New York Times Book Review, about the personal, sometimes-painful, memories that bring this particular story into sharp focus. A book signing will follow.

 

Mon, Mar 24, 8 pm, from $29

SIMON SCHAMA and JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER: THE STORY OF THE JEWS

You may know some of the history of the Jews, but you haven’t heard it the way Simon Schama tells it–full of rich detail and a keen sense of how people really lived. Schama’s The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD (a new book and television series, soon to air on PBS) takes us all over India, Spain, Oxford, Syria, Paris, Cairo and beyond to show how Jews everywhere lived not as a people apart, but as a vital force in any society they joined, inspiring and being inspired by everything around them.

Tue, Mar 25, 12 pm, from $21

SHOES: A WALK THROUGH THE HISTORY OF WOMEN’S FOOTWEAR

You might thrill to Louboutins and Manolo Blahniks, but wait till you get a load of the shoes of the past – pattens, Cracows and chopines. And did you know that espadrilles date back to the Middle Ages? Linda O’Keeffe, a journalist, stylist and former creative director of Metropolitan Home, walks you through centuries of shoes in this over-the-top presentation. Discuss the psychology behind wearing heels, look back at shoe fashions of the past and enjoy a delightful look at current designers and styles.

 

Tue, Mar 25, 7 pm, from $22

To Your Health | DIAGNOSING AND DECODING YOUR MEDICAL BILLS

Gain tips for analyzing medical bills and identifying costly errors. Find out the right questions to ask when determining what medical tests are really required and which are reimbursable. Learn to comparison-shop for lower fees. Identify money-saving strategies and resources to help you appeal decisions or charges on your bill. With Adria Goldman Gross, CEO and founder of MedWise Insurance Advocacy and MedWise Billing, certified in medical billing and medical claims counseling.

 

Tue, Mar 25, 8 pm, from $45

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON AND BARBARA WALTERS

Arianna Huffington will discuss her latest book (her 14th) entitled Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Life Of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder (published the same day as our talk) with the legendary and iconic TV Journalist Barbara Walters. Huffington is the chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist and author. In 2012, her Huffington Post website won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. $45 ticket price includes a copy of the book.

 

Tue, Mar 25, 8:15 pm, from $29

MORE THAN MATZAH BALLS: FOOD AND COOKING IN JEWISH CULTURE

Pati Jinich, Joan Nathan, Louisa Shafia and Ari White

When you think of “Matzah Balls,” do you think of delicious dumplings made from a mixture of chickpea flour and ground chicken, spiced with turmeric and cardamom? When you think of Latkes, do you think of potato pancakes flavored with ancho chili powder and topped with citrusy Fennel and Lime Crema and rustic Salsa Macha? When you think of Kugel, do you think of a combination of soaked and softened bread and French pears baked together and then topped with a cinnamon and dried plum compote? Come and hear from the chefs that do. Join us for a panel discussion and food tasting featuring well-known chefs as we examine what Jewish food and Jewish cooking means to them and to the culinary world.

Wed, Mar 26, 6:30 pm, $30 or $136 for all five sessions, starting Mar 12

Musicals of 1964 | THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG

Who’d have guessed that Jacques Demy’s French musical, in which all the dialog is sung, would be one of the most enduring and beautiful films made in 1964? If you haven’t seen this ravishing, moving film and the heartbreakingly young and beautiful Catherine Deneuve facing the loss of her lover, you haven’t experienced one of the most delicious movies ever made. Treat yourself to a jewel of a movie.

 

Wed, Mar 26, 7 pm, $27

Jewelry Talks | ALEXIS BITTAR

Described as “one of the greatest jewelry designers of the 21st century,” Alexis Bittar went from hawking his wares on the streets of New York to selling his eponymous jewelry collections in more than 34 countries. Come hear about his incredible journey and the inspirations behind his stunning work.

 

Wed, Mar 26, 7-8:30 pm, $25 – ONLINE ONLY

Virtual Clay | GLOBAL DESIGN, MANUFACTURING and MARKETING CERAMIC TILE

92Y’s Virtual Clay series offers first-of-a-kind, real-time online classes that give a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians a chance to challenge your ideas about ceramics. For an art student trained in ceramics, there are many career opportunities available other than teaching or working as a potter or sculptor. Dirk Eliot, who started his own tile company and is now the Marketing and Product Development Manager for the Turkish company AKDO Intertrade, reviews opportunities available to art school graduates and shows examples from US, European and Asian floor and wall tile manufacturers. Register at www.92Y.org/ceramics.

 

Thu, Mar 27, 12 pm, from $21

HOW PARIS BECAME PARIS

At the start of the 17th century, Paris was only just starting to emerge from its medieval past; it looked nothing like the Paris we know. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city it is now. While most believe associate those changes with the 19th century and Baron Haussmann, Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for modern urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design of the French capital was implemented.

 

Thu, Mar 27, 7 pm, $30 or $136 for all five sessions

The Immigrant Experience in Movies | IN AMERICA (2002)

The images and voices of characters challenged by change and adversity—personal, political, social and above all, cultural – are expressed in these immigrant tales where, by recognizing the challenges of the outsider, we ultimately see ourselves. Samantha Morton and Paddy Considine are Irish immigrants to modern-day America who find trials and rewards. Djimon Hounsou gives a wonderful performance as their neighbor, another immigrant.

 

Fri, Mar 28, 10 am, $25 or $220 for all sessions, starting Mar 21

Commanding Films | THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931)

We turn to the 2nd Commandment: You shall have no other gods before me. Barbara Stanwyck plays a character, loosely based on Aimee Semple McPherson, who has grown cynical about organized religion and performs fake miracles for profit. Does any of her youthful, innocent trust and faith remain beneath her hardened shell? Directed by Frank Capra.

 

Sun, Mar 30, 7:30 pm, from $29

World Politics with Ralph Buultjens | WILL CHINA RULE THE WORLD?

Is it inevitable that the country with the world’s second-largest economy will eventually have the world’s largest economy? And would that mean a corresponding status as the most powerful or influential country in the world? What would our world and particularly the US look like if that happened? Our resident foreign affairs expert Ralph Buultjens talks with Elizabeth Economy, a Council on Foreign Relations member and the author of By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World (Oxford University Press, 2014).

 

Mon, Mar 31, 12 pm, from $21

ON FRANK SINATRA IN FILMS

Sinatra was such a dazzling and influential singer that we sometimes overlook his impressive movie career. Directors soon realized he was more than a name that would draw audiences to theaters – he could actually act. Examine his movie career, from charming turns in musicals like On the Town and Anchors Aweigh to powerful performances in From Here to Eternity (which turned his struggling career around), The Man with the Golden Arm and The Manchurian Candidate to suave Rat Pack portrayals in Ocean’s Eleven and Robin and the 7 Hoods to even directing a film, None But the Brave.  

 

Mon, Mar 31, 7 pm, $30 or $165 for all six sessions, starting Mar 3

Dance in the Broadway Musical | BOB FOSSE AND BROADWAY JAZZ

Spectacular dancing has animated the Broadway musical since its inception. Through contextualized viewing of video recordings, group discussions and interactive creative exercises, discover how Broadway dance reflect trends in American social history and supports the drama within a musical. Lisa Jo Sagolla is a choreographer, esteemed dance critic, former writer for Backstage, adjunct professor at Columbia and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down, a biography of Joan McCracken, a dancer in stage and screen musicals. For many people, Bob Fosse’s style is the quintessence of Broadway dancing – sexy, insouciant and smart. Like Robbins, he also directed hit shows, like Sweet Charity, Pippin and Chicago. Find out how he permanently affected the style of dance we see on the Great White Way.

 

 

ABOUT 92Y

92Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, andJewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’sNew York City venue annually, and many more join us through digital and social media, live webcasts of events, and an extensive archive of stage programs and original content produced for the web, all available on 92YOnDemand.org. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

 

 

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