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Cabaret Conversations with Michael Kirk Lane

Mon, Nov 21, 7 pm, $20

Ken Page is widely known as the voice of Mr. Oogie Boogie in the classic Disney/Tim Burton animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. He has performed the score sung live at The Hollywood Bowl, Barclay Center N.Y. UK, Glasgow, London (SSE Arena Wembley), Dublin and Los Angeles’ Bank of California Stadium. Ken made his Broadway debut in  Guys and Dolls as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the all-black revival, (Theatre World Award). He recreated that role at The Hollywood Bowl where he also performed the role of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, live to film. This year, Mr. Page performed in Broadway Backwards annual benefit for BC/EFA, in New York City and to a sold out, critically acclaimed, one night only engagement at the city’s popular 54 Below. He most recently directed Ain’t Misbehavin’  for The California Performing Arts Center Escondido and will next appear at Lincoln Center in The Cabaret Conferences salute to Nat King Cole.

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Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis | ASHLEY GRAHAM

Wed, Dec 7, 7:30 pm, from $25

Supermodel, designer, and entrepreneur Ashley Graham’s influence has reshaped the fashion and media industries. Ashley made history as the first size 14 model to ever be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swim, and she was named a brand ambassador for Revlon, making her the first curvy model of her generation to receive a major beauty contract. Ashley has become a fixture on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, and one of the most sought- after supermodels on every major runway. For her impact on fashion, Fern asked Ashley to author the foreword of her new book Fashion Icons 2: Fashion Lives with Fern Mallis published by Rizzoli and sponsored by Nordstrom. “We share the belief that beauty is NOT one-size-fits-all. Ashley is proof that Fashion can embrace and celebrate people of all different backgrounds, perspectives, and body types,” said Mallis.

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Thu, Dec 8, 6 pm, from $25

In 1993, after 27 years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela sat down with Richard Stengel, the former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy in the Obama administration and former editor of TIME, to begin working on Long Walk to Freedom , a critically acclaimed memoir that would become a global bestseller. They recorded over 70 hours and those never-heard-before taped conversations with the Nobel Prize winner, freedom fighter, and former South African president’s story in his own words, explaining how he brought democracy to his nation, have been sitting in the basement of the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg ever since — until now.  Audible Originals is releasing a 10-part podcast called Mandela: The Lost Tapes , written and narrated by Richard Stengel using these never-heard-before conversations in which you’ll hear Mandela like you’ve never heard him before: intimate, funny, relaxed, but always focused on freedom for his people. Who was the real Nelson Mandela? He was not a kindly white-haired grandfather as many might remember, but a steely revolutionary who rejected non-violence as a tactic in the freedom struggle. Join us as Stengel relives his intimate chats with Mandela, attempting to answer the questions ‘What made Nelson Mandela who he is?’ and ‘How can the rest of us be more like him?’

***In Person & Online***

Thu, Dec 8, 8 pm, from $25 (NOTE: Online tickets are for the Talk only, which begins at approximately 9:05 pm. They do not include the screening)

Join Academy Award-nominated actor, writer, and producer Kumail Nanjiani for a screening of an episode of his new limited series, Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales, followed by a conversation with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. A sprawling true crime saga, Welcome to Chippendales  tells the story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee (Nanjiani, in a brilliant dramatic shift), an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of a male-stripping empire. In a live taping of Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, hear Nanjiani discuss his new role — the wild, real-life story behind it, turning from comedy to true crime, stories from behind the scenes, and more.

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Face masks are highly recommended for everyone age 2+ in performance spaces.

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