By Roger Costa
As part of the Fall season at Princeton’s McCarter Theater, on Friday, November 3rd at 8pm, alternative music lovers will have a delightful feast with the self-called mini orchestra and vintage band Pink Martini. Led by vocalist China Forbes, the group was founded in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale and gathers worldwide sounds to create a universal sense of musical union. Traversing many styles and rhythms, including smooth samba, Parisian ballads and electrifying jazz, and featuring songs in 25 languages, the band creates a unique and immersive experience that will enthrall audiences. This show is part of the innaugural season of Brazilian-born Programming Director Paula Abreu. Tickets start at $25. INFO: https://www.mccarter.org/season/2023-2024/pink-martini/#header
@Sport Clube Português
Marking its 21st anniversary, Newark’s Kids Festival 2023 is set to take the stage of Sport Club Portugues (Prospect Street, Newark) on Sunday, October 22 starting at 1pm. Presented by Brazilian Press Newspaper and its founder Silvio de Souza, in collaboration with local investors, the event is open and free for all ages, and celebrates the annual Children’s Day Brazilian holiday, offering live performances, toys and bicycles giveaways, fun games and activities and other surprises. A traditional event on the cultural calendar of New Jersey’s largest city, Kids Day Brazilian Press is a magical afternoon filled with fun and nostalgia. Free. INFO: Call (973) 277-1702 to volunteer and/or sponsor.
One of the most inventive shows ever to succesfully mix dance, drumming, beats, music and tap, Stomp is coming to Newark’s NJPAC, 1 Center Street in two dates, on November 2nd and 3rd at 7:30pm. A percussion-filled smashing and swinging Off-Broadway show for the whole family, the group has performed all over the country and is known to cause adrenaline and joyous sensations on the audience with its unconventional introduction of brooms, garbage cans and other disposable pieces as part of the musical elements in the show. Tickets start at $29. INFO: https://www.njpac.org/event/stomp/
@The Joyce Theater
Known for its gorgeous contemporary Butoh creations characterized by elegance and emotional explorations, Tokyo-based company Sankai Juku returns to The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue, Manhattan for a 2-week special engagement featuring KŌSA, a re-imagination of their most fascinating works. Led by choreographer and founder Ushio Amagatsu, the company pays tribute to traditional Japanese theater, influenced by philosophical elements in the conception of the image, movements, rhythm and synch with music. From October 24-November 5. Tickets start at $10. INFO: https://www.joyce.org/performances/sankai-juku
Starting November 4th, The Museum of Modern Arts, 11 West 53rd Street, presents “Flat Bells” the first New York exhibition of Portuguese artist Alexandre Estrela. Exploring the relationship between idea and object in the digital era, it displays video animation and soundscapes based on his painting education, drawing from abstraction, experimental music and graphic design. On view on the 4th floor at The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio. INFO: https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5562