Agenda Newsletter - April 30, 2007

Snap up Moz tickets—now

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Please, please, please, let us get what we want—but hurry! Tickets to this hero of the downtrodden’s latest NYC show go on sale at 10 a.m. Thanks to the left-field sexual energy on the legendary onetime celibate’s latest, Ringleader of the Tormentors, Moz’s cult is at fever pitch. And if we have to explain the appeal of the Smiths back catalog, well, you haven’t spent enough time cooped up in your bedroom, anyhow.
    Rock out to emo’s own Bruce Springsteen
Bamboozle Festival
  Saturday headliners My Chemical Romance are the emo generation’s Bruce Springsteen, and not just because they’re from New Jersey. They’ve rallied an army of fans with a wildly cathartic take on arena rock—if anyone under 30 can command an outdoor stage, it’s them. And My Chem aren’t the only attraction here. Sisters Meg & Dia will play refreshingly femme pop-punk earlier that afternoon, and on Sunday, Saves the Day (also New Jerseyans!) will sate their cult. The Meadowlands Sports Complex
May 5 and 6
11:30 a.m.
$35 per day
Tickets  »       See a performance artist’s splashy return
Exposed: Experiments in Love, Sex, Death and Art
  “Love, Sex, Death and Art”: Annie Sprinkle, never a shy one, strides right up to the Big Issues in her first full-length NYC show in nine years. The porn star turned performance artist is now married to Stephens—they had three performance weddings earlier this year. Here, the couple chronicles its adventures in everything from gender politics to erotic massage; as ever, Sprinkle will use her body as a prop like a postmodern Carrot Top. Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens
Collective: Unconscious
May 12
Tickets  »       Experience a top British Shakespeare troupe
  BAM loves it some Shakespeare—the Academy recently hosted Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night, and King Lear’s planned for September. But this lesser-known play seems keyed to today’s headlines—the plot’s laced with abductions, beheadings, and political upheaval (not to mention sex and spooky supernatural stuff). And the material’s in very capable hands: Cheek by Jowl is the most important Shakespeare troupe to come out of England since the Royal Shakespeare Company. Opens May 2
BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater
Tickets  »     Arcade Fire
at the United Palace
The orchestral-rock giants play three sold-out shows in NYC this week. We’ve got a
pair of tickets to their May 7 performance.

Take a chance now

Madison Square Garden; June 30; $35-$75;

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Crack up to a drag prima donna
Madame Vera:
Back by Personal Whim
  Were Dame Edna and Beverly Sills somehow able to have a love child, it would probably resemble camp prima donna Madame Vera Galupe-Borszkh, the drag falsetto breaking her retirement to give these three recitals. Expect a hilarious mix of well-sung opera arias and German lieder and slapstick, and maybe a killing rendition of Gaetano Donizetti’s famed mad scene from Lucia di Lammermoor—after all, this is a diva fondly known as La Dementia to fans. Symphony Space
May 2, 4, 5
8 p.m.
Tickets  »      

Let them get creative without the cleanup
Create Your Own Artwork   The wacky minds over at Blue Man Group have taken the concept of the electronic babysitter to new heights with this nifty Web tool. The concept’s simple: You fling a selection of cute (if brand-heavy) items—Jell-O, confetti, Twinkies—at your canvas and drag a large hand across the page to “finger-paint.” When you’re done, the work’s displayed for the whole world to see—but in animated form, so everyone can see how it was made. Go to the site  »        

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Agenda Newsletter - April 30, 2007