New Steps: A Choreographer SeriesChen Dance Center, 2nd floor, 70 Mulberry St.
7:30pm, $12; $10 for students & seniors
This semi-annual emerging choreographer series will showcase six selected artists: Jonathan Breton, Hannah Cohen, Bree Nasby, Janice Rosario and Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martinez de Banos.
Ruthie FosterBMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St
8 p.m., $35/$45
Ruthie Foster blends soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel.
Parsons Festival: Parsons Luxury and CraftAnna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W. 13th St. and Union Square
10 a.m.-10 p.m., Free
Celebrate the work of Parsons student in collaboration with the Luxury Education Foundation.
The Land of Nod Bookmobile Bus TourTextile Arts Center 26 W. Eighth St.
10-11:30 a.m., Free
Track down the Land of Nod bookmobile making stops around New York in honor of its brand new Little Golden Books for Nod collection.
Eeyore Visits Strand Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway and 12th Street
11 a.m.-noon, Free
Play pin the tail on the donkey with Eeyore as he takes a day off from the 100-acre woods for some morning fun.
Brad Mehldau TrioVillage Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. South and 11th Street
8:30 p.m., $35 plus one drink
Check out piano genius Brad Mehldau as he performs with trusty comrades Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard.
Contact! New Music from ItalySubCulture, 45 Bleeker St.
7:30 p.m., From $35
The musicians from the Philharmonic ensembles will play new music from Italy that represents different generations from the legendary Luciano Berio to 30-year old- Vittorio Moltalti.
Little Theatre @ Dixion PlaceDixion Place, 161A Chrystie St., between Rivington and Delancey Streets
7:30 p.m.,Tickets at the door $15, $10 in advance
Be entertained by various excerpts from new pieces commissioned by Dixion Place. Works include Tiger Tiger, Miss Authenticity, Whither Goest Thou and Colors Project.
Pen Parentis Literacy Salon ending show Hotel Andaz, 75 Wall St., entrance on Waters Street
Enjoy readings by Pulitzer Prize nominee Charles McNair, writing guru Liz Rosenberg, multiply best-selling author Sarah Pekkanen and novelist Amy Scheibe. Part of the Pen Parentis Literacy Salon series.
Children’s SoccerNelson A. Rockefeller Park, 75 Battery Place
2:30-3:15 p.m., Free
Children can participate in a free soccer program learning footing and helpful tips before a practice scrimmage at the end of each session. First session is for pre-schoolers.
The FlickBarrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St. and Seventh Avenue South
7:30 p.m., $45–$75
Come check out this coming-of-age play, also a 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner about awkward teens and arrested adults.
Anime ClubSeward Park Library, 192 E Broadway
4 p.m., Free
Teenagers can enjoy authentic Japanese treats and great anime. This month ages 13-18 yrs can enjoy the anime series Sailor Moon.
Person, Place, Thing with Randy Cohen and Diane Ackerman Poets House, 10 River Terrace
7 p.m., $10, $7 for students and seniors
Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen will interview writer Diane Ackerman on her favorite Person, Place and Thing she finds meaningful as part of Cohen’s public radio show.
Maxwell Bezanson BassThe New School, School of Jazz Performance space, 55 West 13th St. and Union Square
9-10 p.m., Free
Come support School of Jazz bassist Max Bezanson as he performs in his Spring recital.