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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Exploration Center is taking a short break for Thanksgiving and will reopen Monday, December 1. Enjoy the weekend! Read More

Film: "Force Majeure"

Need a bit of laughter after your Thanksgiving feast? Director Ruben Ostlund's dry comedy about the "perfect" family coming undone on a ski holiday in the picturesque French Alps is as wise and wickedly witty as it is gorgeous to look at. The film, which is Read More

Film: "Birdman"

A hit at the most recent New York Film Festival, "Birdman" is a brutally funny movie in which art gets winkingly close to real life. In his return to the screen, modern-day Batman Michael Keaton plays a troubled actor who's also on the comeback trail after stardom as a onetime superhero. Read More

Friday, November 28, 2014

Senior Planet Exploration Center Closed

The Exploration Center takes a short break for Thanksgiving Weekend. It will reopen Monday, December 1. Read More

Theater: Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility"

The Bedlam Theatre, a company noted for its adaptations of classic works, has staged Jane Austen's 1811 comedy of manners. Director Eric Tucker teases out the humor and conventions of the early 19th-century in this zippy, bare bones production - in fact, the dialogue flies by. The novel was adapted Read More

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Yuletide Event: "6th Annual Lower East Side Fiesta Navidena"

A festive Latino party that doubles as a contest, this event kicks off the traditional Fiesta Navidenas. The party includes tastings of the famous variations of Puerto Rican coquito (rum coconut nog); guests will vote to choose the best recipe. Live holiday music, dancing, Latino holiday food and Read More

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Theater: Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull"

The other celebrated adaptation in the Bedlam Theatre Company's fall program of classics (see "Sense and Sensibility, Friday 28), "The Seagull" is the company's updated, ensemble-driven take on Chekhov's late 19th-century romance. It runs through Dec 21. Directions: B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St Read More

Monday, December 1, 2014

Rubin Museum of Art: Senior Mondays

This intimate museum of art and artifacts from in and around the Himalayas is free to seniors the first Monday of every month. On view now is "Francesco Clemente: Inspired By India," a show that illuminates the Italian art star’s Asian sources. In addition to the Rubin's collection Read More

Introducing: Audicus

Audicus's unique new web-based approach to hearing aids focuses on making them easier and more economical to acquire. The company is currently developing an at-home, smartphone-based hearing test and representatives are coming to Senior Planet to talk to you about their products and get some feedback. Read More

Lecture: "How to Choose A New Computer"

Are you in the market for a new computer? Trying to decide between a tablet and a laptop? This informative lecture will help clear up any confusion. We’ll break down complex computer ads piece by piece to help alleviate anxiety when the time comes to Read More

Participate: Bread & Puppet Theater Rehearsals

If you don't think theater should try to inspire audiences to political action, skip this. If you want to be part of a marvelous though didactic performance, read on. The Bread and Puppet Theater is making it's annual pilgrimage from Vermont to NYC to perform its Read More

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Art: "Metas" by El Anatsui

The Ghanaian artist El Anatsui returns to the galleries in his first show since his magnificent 2013 retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. He's showing his latest works, which turn workaday recycled materials like aluminum cans and folded paper scraps into luxuriant mural-like wall hangings. You'll be awed Read More

TED Talk Tuesdays: "Our Digital World"

During this week's Ted Talk Tuesday, we'll feature videos by four speakers - Sherry Turkle, Stefana Broadbent, Eli Pariser and Clay Shirky - that explore the positive and negative sides of the digitalization of our world. A group discussion will follow the viewing. To RSVP, call 646-590-0615 or email RSVP@seniorplanet.org. Directions: Read More

Yuletide Event: The Seaport Tree Lighting Ceremony with Questlove

Though it may be no match for the internationally known big tree lighting event in Rockefeller Center tomorrow, the seaport’s annual ceremony comes with its own measure of celebrity. This year it has even lured a performer who currently has a day job at 30 Read More

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In Person: Gay Talese

Gay Talese started out as a journalist and turned into a literary lion. His subjects have included everyone from Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali to the newsroom types who filled his bestseller about the New York Times, "The Kingdom and the Power," as well as the gangsters Read More

Yuletide Event: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

The 85-foot tall Norway spruce set to become Rockefeller Center's yuletide centerpiece made the trip from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania on November 8. The tree will be lit by 45,000 multicolored LED lights separated by 5,000 miles of wire and powered by solar panels on the roof of 30 Read More

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