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Lehman Center hosts Russian National Ballet Theatre; spring egg hunt

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, known for presenting the world class dance, brings the Russian National Ballet Theatre in a fully-staged production of the timeless classic fairytale Cinderella on Sun., Mar. 22, at 4 pm. The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall is located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard W. on the campus of Lehman. Tickets are affordably priced at $35, $30, $25 & $20 with tickets for children 12 and under at only $10 for any seat.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded by legendary Bolshoi dancer, Sergei Radchenko, in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union’s ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition. The company was formed from graduates from the great Russian choreographic schools of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Perm and principal dancers of the company came from the upper ranks of the great ballet companies and academies of Russia, and the companies of Riga, Kiev and even Warsaw. Today, under the artistic leadership of the legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.

The company’s dramatic and beautiful interpretation of the well-loved Cinderella comes complete with wicked stepsisters, glass slippers and happy endings.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (718) 960-8833.

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This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket at the Bartow-Pell Museum Mansion, 895 Shore Road! Let your little ones discover the joy of a spring egg hunt in our elegant formal garden. Then let them get creative with a variety of arts and crafts: egg painting, decorating and planting flowerpots to take home, and more. They’ll even meet the Spring Bunny hopping around! Have their picture taken with him (for a nominal extra fee). Light refreshments served. Bring your own basket.

$15 per child, free for adults and children over 13. Appropriate for ages 2 to 12. Members: $10/child, free for adults.

Registration requested: (718) 885.1461.

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Come see a new musical on Broadway, Alegria, on Sat., Apr. 4, at 6:30 pm. Alegria will be held at the Words of Life Christian Center, 5905 Broadway. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now. For more information on individual and group tickets call (718) 796-3800.

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Haitian-American Ka Nu Dance Theatre will perform as part of the By the Souls of Their Feet: 10 Women Choreographers evening of the BAAD!Ass Women Festival on Sat., Mar. 28, 8 pm at the Bronx Academy of Arts And Dance, 841 Barretto Street. The program to be presented is entitled La Situation, an example of how often times peoples’ everyday lives in Haiti are interrupted with violence because of unsafe conditions. Admission is $20 with $5 discount for children, students, elderly, and Bronx Cultural Card holders. For more information call (718) 842-5223.

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The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture presents Music on Film on Sat., Mar. 21 at 7 pm at the Society Meeting House, located at 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

The society will present the historical 1965 festival The Berlin Jazz Piano Workshop. The artists include Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, John Lewis, Lennie Tristano, Bill Evans and Jacki Byard. Admission is $5. For additional information call Larry Bluth at (718) 549-2795.

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The Uptown Coffeehouse will be presenting folk singer/songwriter Eric Anderson on Sun., Apr. 5, at the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, at 5 pm. Admission is $15. Bronx Cultural Cards are accepted. Call (718) 885-2955 for more information.

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On Sat., Mar. 21, from 7:30 to 10 pm, Neumaa Arts Gallery, at 601 Baker Avenue, will be serving up fresh popcorn to go with the fresh laughs being served up by five stand-up comedians at their first Cheap Date Night.

The all-comedy event, featuring headliner Mick Diflo, “former under achiever, plumber’s helper and boxer,” is MC’d by Bronx comedian Mindy Matisjavesic, a BRIO winning poet, with fall down funny performances by stand-up comedians Joanne Filan, Robert Driemayer and Kyle Senor-Ocasio.

Admission is $7 and payable in advance online at www.neumaaarts.com or call (718) 597-0351.

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The Bronx Arts Ensemble presents pianist Eric Malson and violinist Rachel Field in an afternoon of Chamber Music on Sun., Mar. 29 at 3 pm at 4599 Fieldston Road in the Fieldston Historic District of Riverdale. The program will include Fred Lerdahl’s Duo for Violin and Piano, Christopher Theofanidi’s Visions and Miracles, Robert Baksa’s Duo Variations for Violin and Cello, and Beethoven’s Quintet in E. Flat Major Op. 16 for piano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. The concert celebrates Baska’s 70th birthday. Tickets are $25 and include an intermission reception to meet the composers and performers.

For more information call (718) 601-7399.

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