Continues through February 20 at New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, Chelsea. 7:30pm; Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
Acclaimed dance artist Valda Setterfeld, sporting a shock of white hair, crafts her own version of Shakespeare’s Lear in collaboration with Irish choreographer John Scott. Interestingly, Setterfeld herself plays Lear while the King’s daughters are played by three men. Don’t expect this to be an evening of period dress and Classical language. Setterfeld may be the right age to play Lear, but this unique and movement-driven creation seems anything but typical.
Continues through February 20 at HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue, TriBeCa. 8:30pm (some performances at 4pm). Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here. More info here.
Written by Casey Llewellyn and presented by The Foundry Theater (which, they’d like to stress, is a company and not a building) at downtown space HERE Arts Center, O’Earth is a queer interpretation of classic play Our Town. Well, sort of. It’s also about Portia De Rossi, Stonewall heroes Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, and a slew of others. Featuring a slew of heavy-hitters from the downtown theater scene, O’Earth has recently been showered with praise from all over for its smart and radical inventiveness. And it’s ending soon, so get there quick.
At Powrplnt, 562 Evergreen Ave, Bushwick. 9pm, $5 suggested donation, part of the proceeds going to a suicide prevention non-profit. More info here.
We’ve been covering Angelina Dreem’s unique tech-y hub of learning quite a bit lately, but that’s because there’s been quite a bit going on there. We told you about the first edition of their feels-driven performance-party a few weeks ago—this week it’s back and it seems even cooler. Firstly, they’re asking for submissions of screenshots of “inappropriate online engagement, sexual harassment, rude behavior, unsolicited dick pics and overall fuckery” for a massive wall covering that they’re assembling. We know you have at least some of that on your camera roll. If that isn’t enough, there are performances by Charles Shields, Pauli Cakes, Devin Kyle, Labanna Babylon, and a DJ set by Greem Jellyfish. Express yourself.
SUNDAYThree Busy Debras
At Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg. 8pm. Tickets are $5 advance, $8 at the door and can be purchased here. More info here.
Everyone’s favorite trio of dark-and-awful comic ladies Three Busy Debras takes over Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg for a comedy variety show and “huge-ass dance party.” They’ll be joined by special guests Jo Firestone (who, coincidentally, I dreamt about last night?!), Phoebe Robinson, Nate Fernald, and Dapwell (formerly of Das Racist). These ladies are known for pushing the envelope in exciting ways, so why not spend this week’s Sabbath guessing whether you’ll laugh or cringe?