Halloween for kids and Kalush Orchestra concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (October 28-30)

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Halloween for kids and Kalush Orchestra concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (28-30 October)

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What: The play “Notes of a Madman” with Ilya Volokh b>

When: Friday-Sunday, October 28-30

Where:American Theater of Actors 314 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019

Read more:After receiving rave reviews from audiences and critics in several US cities, Diary of a Madman, based on Nikolai Gogol's well-known story, returns to the New York stage.

The performance was a hit with critics, audiences, and theater journalists in Los Angeles and New York.

“Must see everyone”, “Got crazy with “Diary of a Madman”” are just some of the headlines in the American press.

The production won the LA Weekly theater award for best one-man show.

“This is one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen in my life!” Oscar-nominated actress Sally Kirkland said about Diary of a Madman.

The role of Poprishchin in the performance was played by a well-known actor, a graduate of the Moscow Art Theater School, an immigrant from Ukraine, Ilya Volokh.

He starred in 150 American movies and television series. Among them are such popular ones as Air Force One, U-Turn, Indiana Jones-4, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Soloist, Immigrant, Pawn Sacrifice, Water for Elephants, Mission Impossible 4 with Tom Cruise, Abduction with Alfred Molina, GI JOE-2 with Bruce Willis.

Viewers know the actor from the famous TV series Six Feet Under, Alias, Friends, Criminal Minds, Baskets, Shameless, The Americans, NCIS&NCIS New and others.

Price: $33.69


What: Showing a Russian film about Boris Godunov

When: Friday, October 28 at 6:00 pm

Where: 403 International Affairs Building 420 W 118th St, 4th Floor New York, NY 10027

< p>More info: The Harriman Institute at Columbia University invites you to a screening of the film “Boris”, based on Alexander Pushkin's play “Boris Godunov”.

It tells about a difficult period in Russian history. After the death of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible, known for his cruelty, his son Fedor came to power. But he was declared mentally ill, so a group of influential people, including Boris Godunov, decided to rule on his behalf.

Ivan the Terrible also had a son, Dmitry, who mysteriously disappeared. He was probably killed on the order of Godunov, who dreamed of becoming the Tsar of Russia.

A few years later, a young monk escapes from the monastery. Posing as Dmitry, the son of Ivan the Terrible, he enlists the support of the Polish army and prepares to overthrow Godunov. As a result, Godunov dies, and the young monk arrives in Moscow and ascends the throne (Tsar Dmitry II).

The film directed by Dmitry Krymov deconstructs and compresses the action of Pushkin's story into one day. From this, as well as from the parallel with modern Russia, what is happening on the stage becomes bright and saturated.

After the screening, viewers will be able to chat with Krymov during the discussion.

Price: From $0


What: Charity auction in support of Ukraine

When: Friday, October 28, from 18:30

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY

More: The International Art Alliance invites everyone to an art marathon in favor of the Ukrainian struggle for freedom “Together we will win.”

It will not be just an exhibition, but a real auction. You will be able to purchase works of art and designer jewelry. All this action will be accompanied by Spotlight Artists Management and Production vocal and piano concert. In addition to Ukrainian composers Elena Protopopova, Mikhail Zherbin, Alexander Rodin, Vyacheslav Samofalov and Vladimir Ptushkin, you will hear works by Franz Liszt, Vincenzo Bellini and Giuseppe Verdi.

All funds raised will be donated to the Chalice of Hope humanitarian aid project, which is engaged in the purchase and delivery of special food for children in Ukraine with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases, as well as winter clothing for Ukrainian defenders.

Art marathon attracted artists and jewelers from Canada and the USA, as well as from Ukraine, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the UK. Participants are high-level professionals who successfully exhibit and sell their work at prestigious art shows around the world. They selflessly donated their work to this charity auction.

Price: $35


What: Children's Happy Halloween

Halloween for kids and Kalush Orchestra concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (28-30 October)

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When: Saturday, October 29, from 11:00< /p>

Where: ESSENCE Theater-Studio (Stage) 2653 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223

More: The ESSENCE Theater Studio and the TALENTLAND Children's Theater present a theatrical holiday for children “Merry Halloween”. The action consists of two parts: the first part is witch games, cotton candy-cobweb, making a drink of happiness and an art competition for decorating a pumpkin.

The second part is an interactive game-performance for children.

Halloween is an amazing holiday in its meaning and a cheerful, joyful overcoming of all fears. It simply must be held every year for children in the form of a theatrical game. As a result, funny adventures, solving complex quests, games and dancing will lead to a joyful feeling of a real celebration of life.

ESSENCE Theater Studio will make this day bright, kind and memorable for you and your children.

< p>Cost: $25


What: Popovich Pet Comedy Theater in New Jersey< /b>

When: Saturday, October 29, from 12:00

Where: WAYNE YMCA, The Rosen Theater , 1 Pike Dr, Wayne, New Jersey 07470

More: Popovich's world-famous pet comedy theater is a family-friendly combination of Grigory Popovich's unique comedy and juggling skills and the talents of his furry companions. There are over 25 pets in the show, each of which was rescued from an animal shelter and given a new life! They love to show off their skills and tricks on stage.

Grigory Popovich shared his experience of growing, training and harmonious life with pets in two books – “You can train your cat” and “The dog did good.”

Grigory also produced and starred in the feature film ” Popovich: Road to Hollywood” which has already received several awards, including “Best Family/Kids Film” at the Kolkata International Film Festival (India), “Audience Award” in Milan (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan).< /p>

Price: $35


What: Concert “Letters to Her”

When: Saturday, October 29, from 19:00

Where: Ukrainian Institute of America 2 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075

More: The Ukrainian Institute of America invites all lovers of classical music to the concert “Letters to Her “. You will hear the best works of famous composers performed by Solomiya Ivakhiv (violin), Rebecca Fisher (violin), Stephen Beck (piano), Raman Ramakrishnan (cello). The title of the concert is a reference to Nestor Nizhankovsky's Letters to Her.

Price: $0-35


What: Kalush Orchestra Concert

Halloween for kids and Kalush Orchestra concert: how to spend a weekend in New York (October 28-30)

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When: Sunday, October 30, from 20:00

Where: Melrose Ballroom, 3608 33rd St, Queens, NY 11106

Read More:The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra is known to almost everyone. The team, together with their hit Stefania, became the winner of Eurovision 2022, receiving 439 points from the audience and 192 points from the jury (total 631). During the performance, the group members called for help to Mariupol and the people at Azovstal. The organizers of Eurovision 2022 perceived this act not as a political, but as a humanitarian call, and did not disqualify the team.

Now the Kalush Orchestra has reached the United States. They will perform both well-known songs and new compositions that are just beginning to conquer our hearts.

Price: From $65


In addition, look for interesting events for each day of the week in our calendar. Come, learn, share with friends. Before visiting, check the organizers' websites for details and venues, as they may change.

Keep us updated on what's happening in your city. Send information about events for the Russian-speaking diaspora to ad@forumdaily.com.