There are a lot of great performers coming out to launch the new United Palace of Cultural Arts tonight, and we hope you’ll join the party. As soon as you walk in (and say hello at our book stall), there’ll be activity in every corner—from Tango in the Heights in the grand foyer, to People’s Theatre Project’s workshop behind the central staircase; from many of our favorite emcees spitting rhymes at the top of the stairs, to the curious room on the mezzanine where Schattenkabinett will present their self-described “surreal kaleidoscope of shadow and light, noise and music,” through puppets “dismembered, transposed, and reconstituted within an equally malleable landscape of sound.”
One room that might not be as conspicuous a destination due to the need for a (slightly) quieter environment is the library on the mezzanine, where Word Up will present a lineup of readers and spoken word artists. From 7:20 to 8:20, catch some or all of the great people below:
- Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux, author and editor of Voices of the Diaspora: Stories and Testimonies of Dominican Inmigrant Women
- hattie gossett, author of the immigrant suite: hey xenophobe! who you calling a foreigner?
- Elizabeth Balaguer, author of Mi Carnaval / My Carnival
- Robin Glasser, author of My Life as a Concubine
- Aimee Rubensteen
- Evan Schwarzbaum
- Shawnee Ramos & Pochitos07
And, there is so much more. See you at the Palace!