WEDNESDAY 9 JAZZ: Cuban drummer Dafnis Prieto and his Si o Si Quartet at Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. shows, $20. FILM: Fernando Pérez 1998 film, “Life is to Whistle” (“La vida es silbar”), about the travails of Havana’s denizens, screens at Instituto Cervantes, 211 E. 49th St., 6:30 p.m. Free. FILM: “Farmingdale,” a 2003 documentary by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini about the tensions spawned by immigration in a Long Island town, screens at Rutgers Center for Migration & The Global City, 49 Bleeker St., Newark, N.J., 2:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Free. THURSDAY 10 FILM: The first Dominican Film Festival of New York, spot lighting 14 feature films, four documentaries and nine short films, opens at Coliseum Cinemas, 701 W. 181st St., in Washington Heights, with Albert Xavier’s 2010 “Hermafrodita” (“Hermaphrodite”), a drama about Mary, born in San José de Oca with male and female traits, 7:30 p.m., $15. Also screening “Sol Caribe,” a documentary about Dominican music and “Bosch: President Caught Between Empires,” about the short presidency of Juan Bosch in 1963. Festival runs through March 17, general tickets prices are $9. For a full schedule, visit www.dffny.com…. Read full this story
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