WHAM 2020

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UPDATE: As of March 12, all WHAM performances have been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and will make every effort to reschedule these shows. The painting exhibit, Artists Give 20, remains open.

WHAM is Goddard’s annual celebration of women in the arts. It supports our summer Performing Arts Conservatory, which provides high quality teaching artists to train youth 8-14 who have a passion and desire to experience the performing arts. Click here to donate!

All events are at the Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave (at 91st) unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, March 1 _ Tuesday, March 31 

  • Artists Give 20 curated by Barbara Shelly: An exhibit of paintings featuring work by 18 women artistsart icon Open Viewing Days:


    March 4, 9 and 11: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 

March 16, 18 and 19: 12:30PM to 2:30PM  

March 24, 25 and 26: 11 am to 2:30 pm

 Sunday, March 1 

  • 2:00PM _ Sense & Sensibility presented by Hudson Warehouse Theater Company. Written by Susane Lee and based on the beloved novel by Jane Austen. Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. Shows Feb 27-Mar 8. Click here for tickets. art icon
  • 5:00PM to 8:00PM _ WHAM Opening Night Reception featuring an exhibit of paintings. Plus meet the visual and performing women artists of WHAM and the painters of the feature artwork. Click here for tickets. theater icon

Monday, March 2 

  • 7:30PM _ Evening of Play Readings presented by Crossways Theatre. Stage readings with works by women authors. Tickets available at the door only. theater icon

Tuesday, March 3 

  • 8:00PM _ Jalimusulu! presented by UWS Live Tuesdays: Afro Roots. Voices of Women in Mandeng Music with Missia Saran and Dousiugbe of Guinea West Africa. Click here for tickets. music icon

Thursday, March 5 [_ Sunday, March 8] theater icon

Friday, March 6 

Saturday, March 7 

Sunday, March 8 

  • 3:00PM _ Sense & Sensibility [see March 1 description] Click here for tickets. theater icon
  • 6:00PM _ Salon sYmphoNY Present by International Women Artists’ Salon. A multi-disciplinary symphony of international women artists paying homage to women creatives in their home countries. Click here for tickets. theater icon

Wednesday, March 11 

  • 7:30PM _ The First Ladies Coalition by Ginger Grace. The First Ladies Coalition written and performed by Ginger Grace.  We are transported into the world of four astounding First Ladies and one Ex-Convict —  mysteries & secrets abound!  Alongside Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson & Mary Todd Lincoln, Colleen has the courage to wrestle insurmountable obstacles into extraordinary possibilities–in the most surprising of situations! Click here for tickets. theater icon

Friday, March 13 – POSTPONED

  • 7:00PM _ Cherub Improv. Enjoy some short-form improv comedy which includes scenes based on audience suggestions. Click here for tickets.  theater icon

Saturday, March 14  POSTPONED

  • 7:30PM _ Border Crossers: A Celebration of Immigrant Lives presented by Jessica Carmona, Domnica Radulescu, Emily Blake, Judith Moss. An evening of theater, dance, film and discussion to celebrate the lives of immigrants in the U.S. Click here for tickets. theater icondance iconfilm icon

Sunday, March 15 – POSTPONED

  • 2:00PM _ Family Fun Matinee celebrating Women, Dance and Youth Artists with NK&D / a movement company. The program will consist of three repertory dances about play, summertime, and truth, along with a work-in-progress exploring on the idea of mental health. Stay for a Q&A and meet the dancers. Click here for tickets. family icondance icon

Monday, March 16 – POSTPONED

  • 7:30PM _ From Surviving to Thriving: An Open Dialogue on the Challenges of Making It as a Female Artist curated by Caytha Jentis. Tips and tools from entrepreneur women artist. Click here for tickets. 

Tuesday, March 17- POSTPONED

  • 8:00PM _ Saco Yasuma & As It Is, world/jazz fusion with Saco Yasuma and special guest Barbara Sfraga, presented by UWS Live Tuesdays: Afro Roots. Soothing, healing, uplifting and joyful music of Saco & As It Is will make you move and float and bring people together. Songs are sung in Japanese. Click here for tickets. music icon

Wednesday, March 18 – POSTPONED

  • 7:00PM _ WriteNow Workshop Season Presentations with The 29th Street Playwrights Collective. Scenes of new theatre works and plays in progress by local playwrights and actors. Tickets available at the door only. theater icon

Thursday, March 19 – POSTPONED

  • 8:00PM _ Heart of a Woman: A Musical Evening with Linda Draper and Naiika Sings. Featuring Live Music Performances by Linda Draper (Americana singer/songwriter) and Naiika Sings (R&B fusion). Click here for tickets. music icon

Saturday, March 21 – POSTPONED

  • 7:30PM _ The Pink Hulk presented by Valerie David. Experience Valerie’s award-winning inspiring journey…What does Valerie do when diagnosed with cancer again? Experience Valerie’s inspiring journey of how she became a 3x cancer survivor. Back to WHAM for a 3rd time with new surprises! Talkback to follow. Click here for tickets. theater icon

Sunday, March 29 – POSTPONED

  • 2:00PM _ Stone Soup by Farm Arts Collective: This live theatrical cooking show will be a farm-to-table extravaganza for kids  and adults! Click here for tickets.theater iconfamily icon
  • 4:30PM _ An Afternoon Opera Concert with Cheryl Warfield at Advent Lutheran Church. A live opera concert at Advent Lutheran Church (2504 Broadway at 93rd St). Click here for tickets. 
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