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Saturday, January 29, 2011

the Laugh Tour

Art House Productions presents The Laugh Tour: An evening of hilarious Stand Up Comedy

Veronica Mosey The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central
w/special guest
Rich Kiamco The Howard Stern Show, Sirius XM, Queer Eye

+ Leah Bonnema, Kevin Magee, Erika Storm Wasser + other great comics

Saturday February 5, 2011
7pm     mingling/social hour
8pm     SHOW
For more info, directions + videos clips go to www.TheLaughTour.com

1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Veronica Mosey
Veronica is a high-energy comedian with a lot to say. She's a tri-state girl, having been born in CT, raised in NJ and living in NYC for the past 14 years. Her no-holds-barred style earned her the title of One of "Five Comics to Watch" by Rolling Stone Magazine and she is one of only a handful of women who appear regularly at the top clubs in New York. Veronica turns female-comedian haters into fans. She has been seen on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Huckabee, The Dr. Phil Show, HBO, Last Comic Standing and TBS' Las Vegas Comedy Festival and Oprah. Internationally, Veronica has performed in Montreal, Canada as well as Stockholm, Sweden. She has been heard on Martha Stewart Radio and has been seen on Fox News Channel on The Strategy Room. Veronica has also been working behind the scenes on Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref. www.VeronicaMosey.com 
Rich Kiamco
Rich is a force of nature that rips across the stage leaving laughter, tears and applause in his wake. His comedy career began with a sewing machine while attending the Fashion Institute Of Technology. He began performing stand-up at campus events and then became the costume designer for comedian Judy Tenuta. He eventually began performing with Judy as her love slave / backup dancer, appearing in venues across the country, in Las Vegas and on The Howard Stern Show and a he's never left the stage since. His one man show, UNACCESSORIZED, received the Overall Excellence Award in Solo Performance at the NY International Fringe Festival and Best Solo Show at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival. Rich has brought his tsunami of comedy to campuses and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines.  He is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's OutQ: Focus Group, was featured on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and co-hosted the WE channel's 3 Men And A Chick Flick. www.RichKiamco.com
+ Leah Bonnema, Kevin Magee, Erika Storm Wasser + other great comics

for exact door to door directions: www.hopstop.com
Note: VIA PATH train get out at GROVE ST [front cars from NYC or rear cars from NWK/JSQ take escalators to surface walk towards intersection of Grove St/Newark St [Dunkin' Donuts on corner] walk west on Newark Street 1 block to Erie St, TURN RIGHT walk north to 8th st [BASIC Cafe] TURN LEFT walk 300 feet to MC Williams Place [SE corner of Hamilton Park, TURN RIGHT walk up to entrance of building See signage for ART HOUSE /The Laugh Tour, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson

by august wilson

directed by judith moss
presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Lisa Devereaux
Earl Griffin
Calvin E. Hart
Jamal R. Magee
Vernon Richardson
Ny'Asia Rose
Victoria Stansbury
Bryant Wingfield

at the Barrow Mansion,  Wayne street between Jersey ave and Barrow street

FEBRUARY 18-27, 2011
 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3 pm/Thursday February 24th at 7 pm

The Attic Ensemble, Theater for a New Jersey City, presents the third production of its fortieth season:  The Piano Lesson by August Wilson.

Bearing the ornately carved faces of her enslaved ancestors, Berniece Charles's antique piano is her family's most treasured heirloom. Though it sits collecting dust, the option to sell it for land sparks a fierce debate with her exuberant brother Boy Willie, a Mississippi sharecropper, who wants to buy the land that his family worked on as slaves.

$20.00 general admission
$15 students and seniors

Flesh art changes

Due to the snow closing 1-27, we have rescheduled the artists’ reception to Tuesday, February 8, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. We are hoping that some of out-of-town people visiting NYC for CAA could join us. Please also note that we’re holding a closing reception on March 4 as part of JC Fridays (the artist Babs Reingold will be present at the closing). Let’s cross our fingers for no snow this time….

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

4th street movie night

feb 8, 8pm at LITM   4th street movie night

one night stand

Dj  "sir mikey D" at the lamp post,
2nd street,
thursdays, after 9 pm

Sunday night film forum: Water

Jersey City Arts school  presents “Water” (2005)   sun jan 30, 7.30 pm

Set in India in 1938, director Deepa Mehta’s “Water” follows 8-year-old Chuyia, a former child wife who must spend the rest of her life in a temple for Hindu widows. Exposed to the hardships of the women in the commune, Chuyia waits in the hope her mother will take her home. But it's through the trials of another widow, a beautiful prostitute named Kalyani who's courted by a follower of Gandhism from ...a higher caste, that Chuyia learns the true restrictions of widowhood.

The third film in a trilogy of stories of forbidden love, “Water” was completed after Mehta relocated to Canada from her native India, to escape death threats over her previous films. As a filmmaker who regularly questions political, religious, and social norms in her homeland, Deepa Mehta’s body of films have incited riots, protests, and the burning of cinemas by her detractors. Come see what makes this director’s work so stirring and controversial.

Film starts at 7:30, discussion to follow.
FREE admission; $5 donation suggested.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.

Country: Canada
Language: Hindi
Runtime: 117 min

Films before the Motion Picture Code (Hays Code) at the Loews

@ the Landmark Loews Theater
This Friday and Saturday  films made before the introduction and enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code, also known as the Hays Code -- a set of industry censorship guidelines that governed the production of most motion pictures released by major American studios from 1930 to 1968.

Of course, seeing a show at the Loew's is always a lot of fun. But being a part of the volunteer team that puts on the show is an experience you'll never forget! Curious? Read more below, just after this weekend's schedule.

Friday, January 28 - 8PM - SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE
Directed by  Tod Browning.  1932,  65mins.
An extraordinary bit of film-making that uses real circus sideshow performers to tell a story of love, deceit and revenge, with a frank-for-its-day approach to sexual gamesmanship and violent retribution. Though surprisingly non-exploitative of its characters, the movie scandalized audiences and helped ruin director Tod Browning's career.  In recent years it has become a cult classic.

followed by

She Done Him Wrong
Starring Mae West, Cary Grant & Noah Beery, Sr.  Directed by Lowell Sherman.  1933, 65mins.
Mae West's first and best film, since it was not watered down by the subsequently ascendant censors.  It is the ultimate distillation of her charismatic persona of simmering seductiveness and innuendo-laced one liners.

Please Note Special Double Feature Price: $8 adults / $6 seniors (65+) and kids (12 & younger).

Saturday, January 29 - 6:30 PM
Starring Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper & Adolphe Menjou.  Directed by Josef von Sternberg. 1930, 92mins.
Dietrich's iconic performance in top hat and tails and her scandalously -- for the day -- kissing another woman created her enduring screen persona of simmering, androgynous eroticism.

Saturday, January 29 - 8:30 PM
Baby Face
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, and a very brief appearance by John Wayne. Directed by Alfred E. Green.
1933, 71mins.

This amazingly frank drama about a woman sleeping her way to the top was one of the films that was most often decried by the advocates of movie censorship.

Admission for Saturday's films: $6 adults / $4 seniors (65+) and kids (12 & younger).

Be A Part Of The Show!

There's a sense of anticipation just before the doors open, then a rush of excitement as tickets are sold, popcorn is popped, patrons are directed to their seats and first-time visitors look around in amazement at the architecture. And when the organ plays out and the lights dim, there's a great feeling of accomplishment – you've just helped a timeless entertainment tradition continue. Then, to top it off, you get to watch the movie.

Want to see what it's like?  Join us!

If you're interested in becoming an FOL Event Volunteer for this weekend or at any of the shows this season, just email us at loewsjersey@gmail.com or call (201) 798-6055. As always, volunteers can bring a friend to help, pick a complimentary selection from our concession stand, and after the crowd is in and the movie begins, enjoy the show. Please try to plan to stay for 30 or 40 minutes after the last screening to help us clean up.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hudson Restaurant week (west river bank..)

 Jan 24 - Feb 4   2011
from Jersey City to West New York

Over 40 participating restaurants in Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken areas - providing prix-fixe meals at discounted prices. Lunches starting at $13, dinners at $25. Bon Appetit!
More info at: http://www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com/

3 Forty Grill, Amanda's, Amiya, Arthur's Tavern, Bistro La Source, Brass Rail, Casa Dante, Chart House, Clam Broth House, Clinton Social, Conguita, Dino & Harry's, Edwards Steakhouse, Elysian Cafe, Embankment, Gaslight, Hamilton Inn, Henry's on the Hudson, Komegashi, Komegashi Too, Liberty House, Light Horse Tavern, The Madison, Maritime Parc, Merchant, Michael Anthony's, O'Connell's, Oddfellows Rest, PF Chang's, The Pointe, Port-O Lounge, The Quays, Rita & Joe's, Satis Bistro, Sawadee, Sky Thai, Soul Flavors, Teppan Bar & Grill, Trinity, Turtle Club, Village Pourhouse, West Five Supper Club, Zylo