Just Do Art! May 1, 2013
LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL
Rustle up your questions and mosey on down to the Museum of Jewish Heritage — because Ann Kirschner, author of “Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp,” will be appearing in conversation with MJH’s Manager of Institutional Projects. That’s Caroline Earp, pilgrim, and she’s a descendant of Wyatt Earp — which makes her the perfect moderator for this evening in which Kirschner will discuss her new biography of Wyatt’s fourth and final wife. A New York-born daughter of Prussian Jews (and an aspiring actress), Josephine became a frontierswoman. Although she lived with the legendary gunslinger for nearly 50 years, she’s been all but erased from Western lore. Kirschner aims to change that, and we’re pretty sure she’s going to hit her target.
Wed., May 8, at 7pm. At the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place). Free with suggested donation. Tickets will be available at the box office on a first come, first served basis starting at 4pm on the day of the program. For info, call 646-437-4337/4202 or visit mjh.org.
NOTHING PERSONAL: AN AFTERNOON WITH THE DARK ROOM COLLECTIVE
Founded in Boston in 1988 by a group of African American poets led by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Sharan Strange, The Dark Room Collective (based in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a forum to promote, exchange and foster community between emerging and established writers of color. Originally conceived as a reading series, the Collective became a small community of poets. This Poets House event features a panel moderated by Rochelle Spencer, then a reading with Tisa Bryant, Major Jackson, John Keene and Sharan Strange. After that, a musical interlude with Janice Lowe is followed by a reading with Thomas Sayers Ellis, Tracy K. Smith, Sharan Strange and Natasha Trethewey.
Sat., May 11, from 12-6pm. At Poets House (10 River Terrace, at Murray St.). $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors and free to Poets House members. For more info, call 212-431-7920 or visit poetshouse.org.