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Spring into the Schimmel for a spectrum of superb entertainment, from a tribute to the Who, to a Shakespeare shakeup, to a magical evening with Cinderella.

February

Home is Where the Art Is—Italy: Art History Alive with Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton 
Wednesday, February 8, at 12:15 p.m.
Sneak a peek into the private homes and personal lives of famous painters, sculptors, and architects. In this Italy lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Fra Angelico at San Marco monastery in Florence, Leonardo da Vinci in Vinci and the Clos Lucé in Amboise, Raphael in Urbino, and Giorgio Vasari in Arezzo. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, the Conversation Continues, hosted by Benton, and the menu is specially curated to compliment the art subject discussed. The Conversation Continues luncheon tickets are available by calling the Schimmel box office. Buy tickets now.

The Stetson Experience: An Evening with America’s Master Mentalist Jon Stetson
Thursday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Get ready to have your mind blown! Master mentalist Jon Stetson injects uproariously funny situation comedy into his mind-twisting performance while stepping inside people’s heads. He knows what you’re thinking and the results are amazing, motivational, inspirational, and lead to some great laughs. Buy tickets now.

The SteelDrivers: The Long Way Down Tour
Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m.
As the winners of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, The SteelDrivers are ready to have you rocking along to their banjo-injected, bluesy music featuring elements of bluegrass, soul, R&B, country, and rock. Songs include “Ashes of Yesterday” and “Long Way Down.” Buy tickets now.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) 
Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 12, at 3:00 p.m.
Get ready for this Shakespeare shakeup! Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s 39 plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional performance full of puns, wit, and a wide variety of influence pulled from Shakespeare’s powerful plays. Buy tickets now.

Home is Where the Art Is—Northern Europe: Art History Alive with Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton 
Wednesday, February 15, at 12:15 p.m.
In this Northern Europe lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg, Peter Paul Rubens in Antwerp, and Rembrandt in Amsterdam. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, the Conversation Continues. Buy tickets now.

José Maya—Latente: A Flamenco Journey
Friday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m.
José Maya is about to spice up the Schimmel. In its New York debut, Maya will perform his newest work “Latente: A Flamenco Journey,” a journey that takes the audience to the deepest realms of a Gypsy flamenco dancer’s soul. Choreographed by Maya, this program follows him on a quest of self-discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search to freedom and understanding. Maya will be joined by singer Juana la del Pipa, vocalists José Valencia and Manuel Tañé, and guitarist El Perla. Buy tickets now.

Home is Where the Art Is—France: Art History Alive with  Janetta Rebold Benton 
Wednesday, February 22, at 12:15 p.m.
In this French lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Claude Monet in Giverny, Pierre-Auguste Renoir at Les Collettes in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Auguste Rodin at the Villa des Brillants in Meudon, and Vincent van Gogh in Arles, St-Rémy, and Auvers. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, the Conversation Continues. Buy tickets now.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.
A moving night of dance awaits at the Schimmel. Dancer, teacher, and choreographer Lula Washington has been praised by critics for her works filled with strong political and social commentary, as well as avant-garde composition and roots in African-American culture. Buy tickets now.

New York Fado Festival Featuring Singer Gisela João
Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Come out to the Schimmel for a passionate Portuguese performance by Gisela João, whose voice is infused with fado—Portuguese blues—traditionally associated with Lisbon’s pubs and cafés and known for its expressive and melancholy character. Her performance will open with a Portuguese guitar and oud duet. Buy tickets now.

March

Home is Where the Art Is—North America: Art History Alive with Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton 
Wednesday, March 1, at 12:15 p.m.
In this North America lecture, Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, compares these artistic geniuses’ environments to their masterpieces. She will feature the homes of Frida Kahlo at the Blue House in Mexico City, Georgia O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch and Abiquiú in New Mexico, Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East and West in Wisconsin and Arizona, and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut. The lecture is followed by a catered luncheon, the Conversation Continues. Buy tickets now.

The Zabrecky Hour with Rob Zabrecky 
Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. 
Rob Zabrecky is strange. And then wonderful. Puzzling. Empathetic. Engaging. Join him on a mysterious and magical journey with a series of astonishing and beautiful effects combined with remarkable timing and sensational theatrical edifice. Buy tickets now.

An Evening with Kander and Ebb
Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating Broadway and Hollywood’s most dynamic and prolific songwriting duos. This Tony Award-winning team brought us the classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago, as well as cult classics like Kiss of the Spider Woman and Steel Pier. The duo also brought us classic scores to films such as Funny Lady. Enjoy the sultry melodies and sophisticated lyrics of songs such as “Willkommen,” “All that Jazz,” and “New York, New York.” Buy tickets now.

Cinderella 
Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m.
With a dancing clock, wacky stepsisters, and everyone’s favorite princess, Cinderella features choreography by Donald Mahler, costumes by the Metropolitan Opera’s resident costume designer Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, and sets by Gillian Bradshaw Smith. Appropriate for girls and boys of all ages. Buy tickets now.

Che Malambo 
Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
The Argentine based, Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. Buy tickets now.

The Hillbenders Present Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry
Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Head to the Schimmel for an all-acoustic rendition of the Who’s classic album performed in its entirety. Forty-five years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s the HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician and producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators. Buy tickets now.

Pace faculty and staff receive $20 tickets to all Schimmel Center shows. These must be purchased through the box office phone or in person with your Pace ID. A limit of two tickets per performance applies.