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WBAI publishes this calendar of events that we think might be of interest to our listeners and members. As a community service, we also offer the on-the-air Community Bulletin Board to help not-for-profit organizations publicize their events to the community at large.

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July 18, Saturday - October 24, Saturday OPEN MIC WITH YAZ ()
9:00 PM at Room 53, 314 W 53rd St
Admission: Free   Tickets: None

Every Saturday, fantastic NYC talent joins casual singers and onlookers to sing and play live in an open mic setting with Yaz, an award winning pianist/composer. Beer, wine, and food available with no cover, no minimum, no attitude. Bring your own music or browse Yaz's extensive collection of books.

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August 26, Wednesday - September 3, Thursday NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY AUDITIONS (New York Choral Society)
6:00 PM at Nola Studios, Manhattan
Admission: free

The 175-voice New York Choral Society, led by Music Director David Hayes, has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious venues around the world for over 50 years.The New York Choral Society (www.nychoral.org) will be holding auditions for all voice parts August 26, 27 & 31 and September 2 & 3.

NY Choral’s 2015-16 season will include ‘Christmas Around New York’ at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on December 20 (also on Staten Island and in the Bronx), and Carnegie Hall performances of Arvo Pӓrt’s Te Deum and Beethoven's Mass in C on February 5 and Handel’s Israel in Egypt on May 10. Guest performances at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Lincoln Center on November 1 and with Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden on December 9.  To schedule an audition, please send a request to info@nychoral.org.

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September 1, Tuesday - September 6, Sunday The (New) Trial (The Living Theatre)
6:30 PM at Theater for the New City
Admission: 18   Tickets: At the Door

"The (New) Trial" will be presented by Theater for the New City, as part of Dream Up Festival. This project is made possible by The Living Theatre, and Label Gray. "The (New) Trial," adapted from Peter Weiss’s same titled play, presents a surreal look at the life of Joseph K, an attorney in an international corporation that explores K’s obsessive idealism and his self-destructive methodology in helping others.

"The (New) Trial" is a radical version of "The New Trial" by Peter Weiss (1916-1982), adapted and directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li. The play experiments with identity and power-relations, presenting a surreal look at the life of K, the chief attorney in an international corporation. The play explores K's obsessive idealism and his self-destructive methodology in helping others. Confined in his own docile body, K is manipulated as the public mask for the corporation to win the "war" over current global market expansion and eventually is abandoned by the corporation once the victory is obtained.

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September 8, Tuesday Class on Brooklyn History (Brooklyn Lifelong Learning)
12:30 PM at Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave., Room 3139 Boylan Hall
Admission: FREE   Tickets: None

Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger gives a free mini-class on Brooklyn History. This is just a small sample of the program at Brooklyn Lifelong Learning, a non-profit organization for older adults who want to keep their minds alive. At this session, you'll learn more about our stimulating program of classes, trips and cultural activities.

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September 12, Saturday - March 26, Saturday Bodies and Weight: Theatre for Health Explores Weight with Adult Women (PSC-CUNY)
10:00 AM at MTC Creative Center, 311 W. 43rd St, 8th floor, NY, NY 10036
Admission: free   Tickets: email to reserve a spot

Because you shouldn’t feel ashamed of your body… Bodies and Weight: Theatre for Health Explores Weight with Adult Women If you are a woman over the age of 18 who is interested in understanding what it means to be fat in today’s society, how about participating in theatre-based workshops that explore what it’s like to be overweight, fat, obese, chubby, pleasantly plump -- well, you know what I mean – in the US?

These theatre-based workshops are not about dieting or weight loss, just in understanding the experiences of the women who participate in them. You’ll create still images, tell and enact stories, improvise, and play fun theatre games all that explore the issue of obesity for women.   Participants will receive a Metrocard to defray travel costs for each session. Those who participate in the whole series will receive a gift card at its completion. Dates (Saturdays from 10am-1pm): 9/12 & 9/26; 10/10 & 10/24; 11/7 & 11/21; 12/5 & 12/19; 1/16 & 1/30; 2/6 & 2/27; 3/12 & 3/26. Contact Teresa Fisher for more information – teresa.fisher@bcc.cuny.edu or 718-289-5100 x3412.

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September 14, Monday The Highliners @Tomi Jazz (The Highliners Jazz Quintet)
8:00 PM at Tomi Jazz 239 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
None: Free To The Public   Tickets: None

The Highliners is a sophisticated, New York City-based jazz quintet, dedicated to creating innovative arrangements of a wide range of material, from the American Songbook to deep-cut classic jazz and bebop, to jazz-pop.  Founded by vocalist Melissa Fogarty and saxophonist Debra Kreisberg, longtime musical collaborators from their conservatory years at the Eastman School of Music to the present, which includes touring the globe as members of renowned klezmer outfits Isle of Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer, The Highliners' creative direction reflects its musicians' individual roots in straight-ahead jazz, Latin, klezmer, funk, rock, opera and beyond. Mining the richness and depth of American music, the band draws on its eclectic background to forge new musical parameters for both vintage and modern repertoire, making each tune uniquely its own. 

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September 20, Sunday Tocho Swing Beats of Japan @Jazz Vespers in Harlem (Mother Zion Jazz Society)
3:00 PM at Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, 140 W. 137 St., Harlem, NY
Admission: Free

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September 23, Wednesday - June 30, Thursday GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA (Michelle Tabnick Communications)
at Location Varies
Admission: Price Varies   Tickets: Will Be Available Soon

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Celebration that will begin in the Fall of 2015 with a 15th ANNIVERSARY CELBRATION CONCERT (Date and Venue TBA). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella’s 1675 SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA (Saint John The Baptist) in a co-production with the Netherlands Nationale ReisOpera, and a concert at (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC, featuring a new work by David Hertzberg, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music.The season will conclude with the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production of the Apollo Theater, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Opera Philadelphia at the world famous Apollo Theater in May 31, 2016- June 5, 2016.

Over the course of its history, Gotham Chamber Opera has served as a launching pad for the careers of many singers who have gone on to international careers. 

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September 26, Saturday Strut Your Mutt 5K/Walk - Best Friends Animal Society (Best Friends Animal Society)
9:00 AM at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26
Admission: $0-$45

Add some excitement to your usual weekend plans with your dog, and do it for a great cause! At Strut Your Mutt, you can enjoy a leisurely community dog walk or a timed 5k run (with or without your dog), and then hang out at a festival for all things dog (and dog-lovers). This life-saving annual event, which includes doggie yoga, pet portraits, refreshments, music, contests, post-run pet massages and more, is for a great cause — ending the killing of pets in America’s shelters. As one of 12 events happening across the country, your local Strut Your Mutt event provides a platform for local rescues and shelters to raise money for providing critical funding for lifesaving adoption, spay/ neuter programs, and more.

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November 8, Sunday AccessArt2015: A Reception & Art Sale to Support Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) (Brooklyn Arts Council)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at
None: $25

Brooklyn-based Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration to be included in Brooklyn Arts Council's& nbsp;AccessArt Benefit Art Sale, which will take place on Sunday, November 8, from 2-5pm in Brooklyn.

Deadline for Submissions: September 18, 2015

AccessArt will help raise vital funds for all of BAC's programs and services for artists and arts groups, including grants, exhibition opportunities, professional development and more. BAC would be most grateful if you considered donating a piece to support our services for artists like you across Brooklyn.

If you have any questions please contact Kavie Barnes ataccessart@brooklynartscouncil.org or 718.625.0080 x226.

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