Taking a break from the hectic pace of the holiday season

Monday night, Jene and I took advantage of one of many TravelZoo Deals.  We went to the Metropolitan Room (34 W 22nd St.  NYC).   New York has so much to offer and sometimes we don’t take advantage of all that surrounds us.  There are so many small venues that seat you up front and personal in an intimate atmosphere where you can drink in all the ambiance.  I don’t think there was a bad seat in the joint.  Our table was smack dab in the center and perhaps 5 feet from the stage.

The Metropolitan Room hosts different cabaret acts and having not heard of many of the performers, I google searched and listened to some of their musical styles before selecting  Floanne.  The bass and piano were the perfect compliments to  her soprano vocals. “Love is French” was an entertaining bilingual stroll through the paths of love that seemed to have couples reach across tables with interlaced fingers in the darkness of the candlelit room.

I have to admit, being married to a man who loves the arts is ideal  He is usually the one that seeks out our cultural interludes with subscriptions to a variety of discounted art forms.  The internet makes searching things out so much easier.  I love it!   The holidays get hectic for most people because they can’t always take the time out to enjoy quieter moments.

Many of  Jene’s former dance models keep in touch letting him know about their upcoming NY performances.  Juan Michael Porter will be performing with the Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company this weekend at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 W. 55th St).  Opening night is Friday, we’re going to Saturday night’s performance.  Juan Michael is such a powerful dancer and we have been going to his NY performances over the years.

A great way to start off the holiday season… surrounded by music, dance and the arts.

And if you are looking for the perfect artful gift for a special person in your life, you or someone else, come to the 15th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction.

Metropolitan Pavilion

123 West 18th Street  5th floor “The Level”

Auction admission is $50, you will receive an auction paddle and the auction catalog.  Bid on prints from the likes of Irving Penn, Willian Klein, Ed Pfizenmaier, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Steve McCurry, Walker Evans, Imogen Cunningham and The Youtts.  So you see our photography prints are in good company.

Tuesday – December 4th  6 – 8pm  Preview and Cocktail Reception

                                               7 -8:30  Live Auction

A gift that gives so much.  The funds benefit The Angkor Hospital for Children, Cambodia.  The photography prints are generously donated by the artists, galleries and private collections.  The Angkor Hospital was a dream of Kenro Izu, whose vision became a reality.  So make a difference this year in the lives of many.  Come, bid and hopefully you will go home with a prized possession of a beautiful work of art.  Thank you Friends Without A Border for all that you do.

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