Panel on Jewish
Tony-winning producer Stewart F. Lane will lead a panel discussion about the influence of Jewish culture on Broadway on Mon., April 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Times Square Information Center, on Broadway between 46th and 47th streets. Scheduled participants include talk show host Joe Franklin, singer-songwriter-comedian Dr. Susan Horowitz, and Tony-winning composer Charles Strouse. The discussion is part of Immigrant Heritage Week, a city-wide celebration honoring the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City. To make reservations, call (212) 764-4112, ext 203. For more information, visit www. thetheatremuseum.org.
Collins at Comix
Comedian Bobby Collins will headline at Comix, 353 W. 14th St., NYC, for five shows, April 17–19. Collins took over for Rosie O'Donnell as host of VH1's Stand Up Spotlight; he has toured with Cher, Dolly Parton, and Tony Bennett; and he recently wrote A Live to Laugh At: All the Things I Wish Someone Told Me as a Kid. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show; there's also a two-item minimum. For tickets, go to www.comixny.com or call (212) 524-2500.
A Gay Old Time
The Left Out Festival will hold a "gay-la" fundraising event on Sun., April 13, at 8 p.m., featuring drag queens, a fashion show from Andrew Christian Inc. and Adrienne Landau, dancing, drink, and DJs Shaka23 and Aiden Turner, who plays Aidan Devane on All My Children. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at SmartTix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. All proceeds will go to Bailey House, a group that helps people living with HIV/AIDS, and Gay Men's Health Crisis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. For more information, go to www.leftoutfestival.com/gayla.html.