Monday, April 19, 2010

Week of April 20 – April 26, 2010

This week GEM is all about having FUN, looking GREAT, and exposing oneself to all that is GOOD in our NYC ‘hood! Below you’ll find some of this week’s treasures…

FANCY FEET: Carey’s wedding peacock flair will be green with envy when you show up wearing these glamorous heels by Martinez Valero! These green satin “Carly” sandals feature a sophisticated rope twisted strap to highlight you’re new ballerina pedicure, a 3 3/4 inch covered stiletto heel, and an ankle strap with a hook-and-eye closure. No need to wear mascara with these babies (few looks will go beyond your ankles)! For more views and similar styles visit Martinez here.

Who says “Wing-Tips” are for Wall Street suckers? This new take on an age-old look in men’s shoes is a breath of fresh air for the Macho GemFashionista. For high-fashion European footwear without the high-fashion European price, consider Fratelli footwear. Made with the highest quality materials, Fratelli shoes deliver style, quality and comfort, all in one. For more views and similar styles visit the shoeshop here.

MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY: Gilded cinch! Look dapper and luxurious in this flaxen mesh gold belt for your next soirée. Made of metallic gold thread, 76” in length with 2 hanging metal orbs at each end for balance and anchor, you’ll feel like a golden goddess wearing the “Obi”. For more details visit Obi here.

Golf may not be the traditional “Latino-sport”, so we’ll leave that to Soccer. However you may want to score big with this new addition to Nike’s repertoire of men’s fashion. Simply called the “Nike Golf Perforated Belt,” you’ll be able to wear this cincher to dressy and casual events. For more views and selections click here.

FILMS: The Annual Tribeca Film Festival, April 21 – May 2nd 2010

First launched in 2002 by Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal, The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major film making center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. Come out from April 21st to May 2nd, and see one or more of nearly 200 movies debuting this year at the festival.

Tribeca Film Festival Ticket Prices:

General Screening Ticket: $8-16

Panel Discussion Ticket: $25

Gala Screening Ticket: $25

Downtown residents, students and seniors can get $2 off general screenings ($3 off other tickets) when purchased at the box office. (ID required.)

For more information about how you can plan your Tribeca Film Festival trip, visit their site here.

GEM’s “must watch” LIST




Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s THE TWO ESCOBARS (Columbia) which will have its World Premiere at the festival on April 22. This is a really incredible story of the dangerous passion of followers of sports and crime – a documentary on Andres Escobar and Pablo Escobar, interweaving their rise and eventual murders- one of the stronger documentaries in this year’s festival.

A directorial debut by Omar Rodriguez Lopez (of the hot band Mars Volta) with THE SENTIMENTAL ENGINE SLAYER (Mexico), having its North American Premiere at our festival on April 22. This is a challenging film, similar in style to his music videos without clear narrative line and steeped in sexuality and obsession.

Jorge Navas’ BLOOD AND RAIN (Columbia) which will have its New York Premiere on April 28 at the festival is a beautifully shot, well-acted neo-noir, which so cleverly uses the city of Bogota as almost a character in the film.


Our history & culture as musical poetry a special event connecting artistic genres of “Bomba y Plena” & “Spoken Word” as our cultural tools for community expression featuring FLACO NAVAJA.

Friday, April 23rd 2010

10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Central Park East School (230-34 East 105th street and Madison Ave., El Barrio)

Admission: $5 (students/teachers) • $10 (general audience)

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"Truly a dream! Calderón's classic transcends time and language" - New York Daily News

How many of us have had deep introspective thought about our lives in terms of our free will, versus our predesigned fate? Apparently not many! El Repertorio Español, will give you an opportunity to challenge your mind this spring with wonderful works by Federico García Lorca, Pilar Rioja, and Pedro Calderón de La Barca. You will especially enjoy an upcoming piece by the latter artist, titled “La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream), which is a philosophical allegory about the human situation and the mystery of life – “Life is a dream from which only death awakens us” – Calderón de la Barrca, 1635.

La Vida es Sueño
By Pedro Calderón de La Barca
Directed by René Buch

Friday, April 30 - 8pm

Repertorio Español
138 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
Between Lexington and Third Avenues
Box Office: 212-225-9920

Tickets start at $25, click here to order.


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