SEAPORT PERFORMANCES ‘Masque,’ portrays the history of the ‘Octoroon Balls’ and the story of slavery, class, caste and color. Southstreet Seaport’s Shooting Star Theatre, 40 Peck Slip, Fri. March 12 at 7. 212-581-7216

TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’s fifth annual artists-in-residence ‘Work & Show Festival’ hosts an array of dance, theater, music and spoken word performances presented by many emerging artists. Pictured above is a scene from a theater piece by Karen Sommers. March 19-April 3. 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460.

COMPOSER AND SOLDIER Ezra Laderman, now 80, a Brooklyn native and one of “America’s most respected composers of symphonies, operas, chamber music and film scores. Laderman was a central figure in the U.S. Army’s musical activities, conducting and composing while serving in Germany during World War II. He is being honored at a concert at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Sun., Feb. 29 at 2:30 pm; 36 Battery Place; 212-945-0039 or www.mjhnyc.org,

BAGGOT INN, 82 W. Third St., 473-6658: Live Music Nightly, call for schedule, free-$5; Wed.–Bluegrass Session, 8 p.m., no cover.

THE CAJUN, 129 Eighth Ave., 691-6174: Mon. & Thur.–Vince Giordano’s Night Hawks, New York’s favorite foxtrot orchestra feat. Big Band music of the 1920s, 30s & 40s, 8-11 p.m; Tue.–Stanley’s Washboard Kings, 8-11 p.m; Wed.–Eddy Davis & His New Jazz Band, 8-11 p.m; Thur.–Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, 8-11 p.m.; Fri.–Canal Street Dixieland Jazz & Blues Band, 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat.–Red Onion Jazz Band feat. New Atlantic Jazz, 8:30 p.m.- mid; Sun. Brunch–Friends of Jimmy Butts feat. Doc Pittman, noon-4 p.m; Sun.–The Peter Ecklund Jazz Quartet, 7:30- 10:30 p.m.

Greenwich village bistro, 13 Carmine St., 212-206-9777: Call for “Whirled Music” performance information & times.

Housing works used book cafe, 126 Crosby St., 212-334-3324: Call for details about the next Monthly Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., $20.

Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., 212-239-6200: Call about current Live Music.

national arts club, 15 Gramercy Park South, 212-222-3569: Call about current Live Music.

Pen and brush, 16 E. 10th St., 212-475-3669: Call for information about upcoming concerts..

Renee weiler concert hall, 46 Barrow St., 212-242-4770: Jan. 29-Lukas Ligeti, Electronic Percussion, 8 p.m., $10-$15.

The schneider concerts, 66 W. 12th St., 212-243-9937: Call about upcoming concert schedule.

St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St., 212-674-6377: Call about upcoming concert schedule.

THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT, 235 E. 11th St., 212-777-3240: Call about upcoming Winter 2003 concerts.

VILLAGE VANGUARD, 178 Seventh Ave., 255-4037: Live music nightly, call for information; Mon.–The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, 9 & 11 p.m., $20, $10 min; Through an. 4-Chucho Valdes, 9 & 11 p.m., $15-$20.

Washington irving auditorium, 40 Irving Place, 212-580-4177: The Greenwich Village Orchstra performing through Summer 2004; Call for upcoming performance information.

Washington square united methodist church, 135 W. 4th St., 212-998-3950: Call about upcoming Blarney Star Irish Traditional Music Concert Series.

BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents “Kalighat” by Paul Knox about workers for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Pictured l-r, G.R. Johnson and Susham Bedi. Thru Feb. 15; 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-4085 $19; $15 students/seniors.

WINTER GARDEN WELCOMES CHINESE FOLK DANCE Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a Chinese Lantern Festival performed by the Chinese Folk Dance Company. World Financial Center, Thurs. Feb. 5 at 7.

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