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Feb
4
Sat
2023
COMEDY NIGHT @ GOLD COAST ARTS @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
By popular demand…The Long Island Comedy Festival returns to GCAC!

Join us for another evening of laughter and fun as we present February Funny Fest at Gold Coast Arts Center! Headlining the Funny Fest is “Banjo” Les Bayer, Di Cai “Dr. Di” , Stevie C.B. and a special surprise guest comedian too! Showtime is 8pm and doors open at 7:30pm.

Tickets: $30 per person. 18 and over recommended.

Comedians:

“Banjo” Les Bayer –
Les’ hilarious banjo songs and quick one-liners are always crowd pleasers.  Les is a regular at resorts in the Catskills and has been featured in Atlantic City, at Mohegan Sun and top venues around the country.  A throw-back to an older style of joke-telling that seems new today.  “Banjo” Les was also the winner of the AARP Search for the Next 50+ Comedy Star a few years back, where he beat out over 200 contestants across the country!

Di Cai  “Dr. Di” –
Di Cai is a regular at top comedy clubs in NYC.  Stand-Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s NYC.  Originally from China, Di now lives in NYC full time.  Her unique style and perspective leaves audiences wanting more.  Di made her debut this past summer in the 16th Annual Long Island Comedy Festival and wowed audiences with her hilarious material.  Be sure to follow this yound comedian so you can tell your friends you “saw her when”.

Stevie G.B. –
Stevie is known as “The World’s Funniest Accountant” due to his prior career before launching into comedy full-time.  He’s one of the most requested comedians on Long Island and is tireless. Stevie performs constantly at top venues, 50+ communities, Comedy Festivals and more.  His dry delivery, sarcastic attitude and incredible comedy material brings audiences to a level of hysteria few comedians can accomplish.  Stevie is one of the most consistent comedy writers, always bringing new and fresh material to his performances.

**Masks are recommended for this indoor event.

 

Feb
7
Tue
2023
CALENDAR GIRLS @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen | 2022 | Documentary | Sweden, USA | 104 minutes

A life-affirming documentary about Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60. Recognizable by their wild and wacky costumes, the Calendar Girls perform at over 100 events each year. Through revealing conversations and choreographed dance sequences, the film captures the delicate balance these women strike between family, home, and dance.

“The costumes and dance numbers are fun but what is most touching is the way the women care for each other.” – Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com

“Uplifting, inspiring and exuberant!” – Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

“This affectionate portrait is also well grounded.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times


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Feb
9
Thu
2023
VAN GOGH PAINT WORKSHOP @ The Mansion at Glen Cove
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
VAN GOGH PAINT WORKSHOP @ The Mansion at Glen Cove
Gold Coast Arts presents:  Masterpieces at the Mansion!

A Paint-and-Sip event at The Mansion at Glen Cove.

Join us for a fabulous night out at one of the north shore’s most glorious Gold Coast Mansions! Spend a creative evening learning how to paint your own wine glass in the style of Van Gogh’s “A Starry Night”.  Makes a great Valentine’s Day gift!

$60pp includes all supplies, painting class AND 2 glasses of wine/beer/soft drinks. Food is also available for purchase from The Mansion’s new Pub menu. Click HERE to see the menu.

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Feb
12
Sun
2023
WINE GLASS PAINTING @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Feb 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WINE GLASS PAINTING @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Cheers to this Valentine’s Day Special! Spread the love and paint your heart-filled designs onto a beautiful wine glass in this fun workshop for friends and family. You’ll be the toast of the town when you give this as a gift or show off at your next dinner party. Workshop is limited to 16 students.

Be a part of our creative one-day workshops for all ages and enjoy a SPECIAL DEAL!  Buy for 3 and get 1 person FREE – so mix and match workshops for family fun! Email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to claim your FREE offer once you’ve registered for three.

Instructor:  Darya Gauthier

Tuition: $60/Member: $40 (per workshop, per person)

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Feb
13
Mon
2023
CAREERS IN THE ARTS SPEAKER SERIES @ Virtual Screening
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“FOCUS ON THE FILM & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

A series of FREE virtual workshops for high school students throughout Long Island and the greater NY region.

Monday, February 13, 2023 – 7:30pm, LIVE ON ZOOM

Gold Coast Arts & International Film Festival is proud to present a new series of virtual workshops designed specifically for high school students interested in careers in the arts. In partnership with Manhasset Secondary School English and Social Studies Departments, and Manhasset Secondary School Film Club.

Our next workshop focuses on careers in the film and entertainment industry and includes a diverse panel of writers, directors, producers, cinematographers and casting directors for film and theater.

Gold Coast Arts is able to offer this special online event thanks to the generosity of our many members and supporters! This special live ZOOM event is FREE to attend. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation HERE to help sustain our programming.

Careers in the Arts events are open to all high school students throughout the Long Island and the greater New York region but you MUST register in advance.

Please click HERE to register.

MEET THE SPEAKERS:

Jim Fagan
Jim is the VP of Development for Ish Entertainment where he produces new non-fiction formats, comedies, and documentaries. Recently, he was an in-house producer, director, and writer for Comedy Central where he launched over a dozen new shows and formats, including the webby-award winner Your Worst Fears Confirmed w/ The Tonight Show’s Natasha Vaynblat. Jim was also a producer for over 100 episodes of “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” and its spin-off “Klepper.” Jim’s short film, Zero Issue was the winner of Toronto Geekfest’s “Best Mockumentary” and NY International Film Festival’s “Best Comedy.” Jim is also a published playwright, a professor of directing at The Actors Studio Drama School, and alumni of Boston College and ASDS.

 

Laura Schutzel, CSA
From 2003-2020, Laura enjoyed a wonderful career in theatrical casting at Tara Rubin Casting in New York City casting plays on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally. She now casts independently and recently launched an audition coaching business in addition to casting here in NY. Selected casting credits: NY casting for The History Boys, The Farnsworth Invention and associate on many others (Bway), Yale Repertory Theatre, David Geffen Yale School of Drama, Westport Country Playhouse, The Acting Company, Second Stage, 2ST Uptown, LaJolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, The Old Globe (California). BA (Smith College), MFA in Theatre Directing (OU). Member, Casting Society of America; Artios Award for Excellence in Regional Theatre Casting with Tara Rubin and Amy Potozkin, 2019.

 

Jon Waldman
Jon Waldman, 28, is an NYC-based Cinematographer.  He is the owner/operator of the production company Waldman Productions.  Jon has been shooting professionally for eight years – anything from commercials, branded content, real estate, corporate video, events, and more.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Media & Film from Towson University.  As a teenager, he first picked up a camera while filming skateboard videos and taking video production classes at Schreiber High School (Port Washington, New York).  Website: https://waldmanproductions.com/

 

 

 

Caroline Sorokoff
Festival Director: Gold Coast International Film Festival; Associate Director: Gold Coast Arts Center.

Mar
5
Sun
2023
PICASSO PORTRAITS WORKSHOP @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
PICASSO PORTRAITS WORKSHOP @ Gold Coast Arts Center

For nearly 80 of his 91 years, Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that contributed significantly to the whole development of modern art in the 20th century, notably through the invention of Cubism. Join us for this popular workshop as you learn to paint abstract portraits, through geometric shapes and bold use of colors to create your own Picasso! Workshop is limited to 16 students so save your spot!

Buy for 3 and get 1 person FREE – mix and match workshops for family fun!

Email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to claim your FREE offer once you’ve registered for three.

Instructor:  Darya Gauthier

Tuition: $60/Member: $40 (per workshop, per person)

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