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Agenda Cultural: 31th May, 2024


By Roger Costa

@Film at Lincoln Center

Showcasing the best in contemporary Italian cinema, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is presented by Film at Lincoln Center and Cinecittà. Screening films thru June 6th the Festival is turning 23 this year, and brings a fantastic line-up of prestigious films as well as many Q&A events with directors’ attendance. Among the must-see films, “Comandante” directed by Edoardo de Angelis on June 3rd, “Another End” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Renate Reinsve on June 4th, “Adagio” a crime noir tale directed by Stefano Sollima and starring a team of giants including Pierfrancesco Favino, Valerio Mastandrea and Toni Servillo on June 5th and “Lubo” starring the great Franz Rogowski as Lubo Moser, an itinerant avenging artist screening twice, on June 1st and 6th. Tickets $17. INFO:

@The Town Hall

On Friday, June 7th, the historical Times Square-located music venue The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) will host a night of giants of the strings including two renowned Brazilian artists. “Brazil String Theory” will present a mesmerizing and thrilling musical night of innovative African-Cuban-Brazilian-American jazz featuring the extraordinary and multi-Grammy winner pianist, bandleader and composer Arturo O’Farrill, the fantastic mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda who performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center band and phenomenal guitarist Yamandu Costa, a Grammy winner player who blends Brazilian music to rhythms from Uruguay and Argentina, creating a unique combination of bossa nova, jazz, tango, choro, samba, milonga and chamame. The show will feature compositions from each principal artist, in some cases with new arrangements for O’Farrill’s 18-piece big band. Co-presented by Belongó. Photo credit: Hamilton de Holanda by Nando Chagas. Tickets start at $60. INFO:

 @New York Botanical Garden

An outdoor family’s favorite destination, the New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Blvd Bronx) has transformed itself into Wonderland inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of Alice and her adventure through an unknown magical land. The exhibition extends throughout the entire Garden with horticultural displays, installations, artworks, a giant rabbit, a glass house, and many splendorous gardens. The program offers other activities and performances including culinary treats. Fun and the best quality time among Nature guaranteed. The Garden is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, and Monday federal holidays. Tickets: Adults: $35

Students (with valid ID)/Seniors (65+): $31

Children (2-12 years): $15

Children under 2: Free. INFO:


In association with McCarter Theatre Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a unique showcasing of the internationally acclaimed artist: Brazilian guitarist Yamandu Costa at NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark-NJ on Saturday, June 8 at 8 pm. Yamandu Costa is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists in the world today. He is a virtuoso 7-string guitar player with impressive skill and overwhelming passion for his music. Born to a musical family in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, he played his first major concert at age 17 in São Paulo and quickly gained international fame for his incredible talent. Yamandu is credited with reviving Brazilian guitar music.

A Latin GRAMMY winner for Best Instrumental Album, Costa has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Richard Galliano, Doug de Vries, Gilberto Gil, Toquinho, João Bosco, Ney Matogrosso, Marisa Monte, Renato Borghetti and more. He has also been a featured soloist with prestigious symphony orchestras worldwide. During this performance, Yamandu Costa will perform a breathtaking set of Latin American pieces and brand-new compositions. Tickets $40-$50. INFO:

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