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Things to Do on the Upper West Side This Week - February 11-February 18

February 11, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Located on the west side of NYC's iconic Central Park, the Upper West Side is home to the Museum of Natural History, The Juilliard School, Levain Bakery, and the Catherdral of Saint John the Divine, among many other iconic hangouts. City Guide has compiled the best things to do on the Upper West City this week, and you won't want to miss out on any of it.

Broadway Playhouse: Jerry Herman - Kaufman Music Center
February 11, 2018 - New York

At Broadway Playhouse, kids learn about the great writers of American musicals through mini-shows, medleys, games and sing-alongs. Ages 4-11. Jerry Herman's 1964 classic Hello, Dolly! is still racking up the Tony nominations more than 50 years later! Meet the lovable matchmaker Dolly Levi, the eccentric bohemian Mame, and Georges and Albin from La Cage Aux Folles. Featuring songs including "Hello, Dolly," "Open A New Window," "I Am What I Am" and more. Kids may be called to the stage to play games inspired by Jerry Herman's musicals.

New Combinations - Lincoln Center
February 11, 2018 - New York

Wanderlust - Lincoln Center
February 11, 2018 - New York

In a single program, music transports us from the brilliant sun and vivid colors of Spain to the majestic fjords and icy winds of Norway. Dvorák's Quintet brings us to our final destination—the lush forests and vibrant folklore of Bohemia. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Turina Trio No. 1 for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 35 (1926) Grieg Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 36 (1882-83) Dvo?ák Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77 (1875)

Spring Bloom Grand Ceremony - Lincoln Center
February 11, 2018 - New York

The 8th China Intangible Culture Heritage in U.S.A. The Spring Bloom Grand Ceremony in David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

It's Sunday: David Briggs - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
February 11, 2018 - Upper West Side

Artist in Residence David Briggs performs three innovative transcriptions of orchestral music by Maurice Ravel, including the premiere of his new transcription of the "Mother Goose Suite." Kaleidoscopic and ravishingly impressionistic, this music will illustrate the Great Organ's dramatic range of tone and color. In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Great Organ: It's Sunday concerts are held on Sundays at 5 pm in the fall and spring seasons. These recitals are free to the public.

Sweethearts Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
February 11, 2018 - New York

Take your sweetheart to NYC's largest weekly market for a full day of exploration and treats at Grand Bazaar NYC's special event Sweethearts Bazaar. Pick-up handmade Valentine sweets and gifts form local designers and makers, or find a hidden gem form one of the independent vintage/antique dealers. And, while you're on the Upper West Side, you can also explore the American Museum of Natural History, New-York Historical Society, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC, stroll through Central Park, or watch a true IMAX movie at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, or if you prefer a more cozy option with recliner seating then AMC Loews 84th Street 6 is your best choice. And, there is also always great restaurants and bars too. P.S. The sweetest part is that 100% of our profits are donated to four local public schools benefiting over 4,000 children.

What Elsas Knew in a Peril (Fashion Week Edition) - New Stage Performance Space
Through February 11, 2018 - New York

What Elsas Knew in a Peril is back after it's 2017 Sold-Out Run! It is a riotous original theatrical piece written by Brandon Olson and directed by Ildiko Nemeth, incorporating dance and music in a surrealist tale, that explores the world of transgender sex workers and the redemptive powers of connection and creativity. Taking inspiration from The Emperor's New Clothes, and Dadaism, the project culminates in public performances at the New Stage Performance Space Feb 8-11. Lighting Design by Federico Restrepo; Costume Design by Brandon Lee Olson; Photo by Steven Mendez, Artwork by Tabboo! Cast: Danielle Aziza, Beth Dodye Bass*, Dana Boll, Justin Ivan Brown*, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Markus Hirnigel*, Denice Kondik, Tom Martin, Isaac Miller, Brandon Olson, Anastasia Romashko, Isobel Roth *These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Daniel Thomas Davis' - Symphony Space
Through February 11, 2018 - New York

When an oddball couple, their sassy housekeeper, a sewing machine, and a deranged radio all start singing, Stein's playful language is transformed into the ecstatic and uncannily beautiful new opera from composer Daniel Thomas Davis, librettist Adam Frank, and director-designer Doug Fitch. From a shopping expedition that turns into an erotic adventure to a presidential election party that goes prophetically and horribly wrong, Stein's genius for upending convention is made startlingly relevant to our own cultural and political moment. This world premiere features an all-star lineup including vocalists Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (Anonymous 4), Ariadne Greif, and Andrew Fuchs, joined by the Momenta Quartet and musical director David Bloom.

Il Trovatore - Lincoln Center
February 12, 2018 - New York

Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's thrilling depiction of life on the edgeexhilarating production features Jennifer Rowley as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story.

Hugo Abraham, Baroque Double Bass - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 12, 2018 - New York

ACHT Viola Studio Recital - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 12, 2018 - New York

Composition Concert - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 12, 2018 - New York

Pit Stop Players: Date Night - Symphony Space
February 12, 2018 - New York

Musicians from the Pit Stop Players will be joined by their significant others to make beautiful music together in a special pre-Valentine's Day concert. This cross-genre program will include works by Ian Deterling, Reinhold Glière, Gregory Landes, Pat Metheny, Astor Piazzolla, Miklós Rózsa, and Pit Stop music director Joshua Rosenblum, plus a special mash-up of classical pieces and pop songs with the word "love" in them. As a special added bonus: each performing couple will be required to divulge one secret about their married life! Don't miss out on the fun—only on Date Night with the Pit Stop Players.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
February 12, 2018 - Upper West Side

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

Stand up Ny Showcase Ft. Dan Soder, Laurie Kilmartin + More! - Stand Up New York
February 12, 2018 - New York

Dan Soder: Dan Soder is a comedian who's first stand up special, NOT SPECIAL recently premiered on Comedy Central. He can be seen as 'Mafee' on Showtime's Billions and you can listen to Comedy Central's The Bonfire radio show, which he co-hosts with Big Jay Oakerson, on Sirius XM every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm ET. Other credits include: Comedy Central's The Half Hour, John Oliver's New York Stand Up show, Inside Amy Schumer, CONAN and @midnight. Laurie Kilmartin: Laurie Kilmartin was a Top Ten finalist in season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime, plus appeared as a talking head on The Rachel Maddow Show, Fox 'n Friends, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, VH1's Best Week Ever and Oprah. She is currently a writer on CONAN at TBS and has performed at the Montreal, Aspen and Edinburgh comedy Festivals.

Parsifal - Lincoln Center
February 13, 2018 - New York

Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Wagner's transcendental score, in François Girard's remarkable production, a mystical theatrical journey. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, renowned across Europe, returns to the Met following his appearances in the 2016–17 season as Florestan in Fidelio. Evelyn Herlitzius is Kundry, and Peter Mattei and René Pape bring back their highly praised interpretations of Amfortas and Gurnemanz, respectively.

Patrick Furlo, French Horn - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 13, 2018 - New York

Jacob Scharfman, Baritone - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 13, 2018 - New York

Present Laughter - Symphony Space
February 13, 2018 - New York

Present Laughter follows Garry Essendine, a self-indulgent actor who receives a visit from a young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions including his ex-wife, his manager, and an aspiring playwright in Noël Coward's classic comedy. Starring Kevin Kline, Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen, and Cobie Smulders.

Thalia Book Club: George Saunders - Symphony Space
February 13, 2018 - New York

Genre-bending author George Saunders comes to Symphony Space for the paperback release of his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, with readings by Jane Kaczmarek and more. Following his revered short story collections with this eagerly anticipated debut novel, Saunders continues to shake readers to the core. An original and transcendent work, Lincoln in the Bardo unfolds over the course of a single night in a graveyard, narrated by a chorus of dazzling voices. At the Thalia Book Club, readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.

Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian - New York Historical Society
February 13, 2018 - New York

A preeminent public intellectual, the late Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. served as Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy and famously popularized the term "imperial presidency" to describe the Nixon administration. Discover how the renowned historian redefined presidential biography and forged an unparalleled legacy by simultaneously writing—and shaping—history. Richard Aldous, the Eugene Meyer Chair and professor of history at Bard College, is the author of Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian. Eliot A. Cohen (moderator), former counselor and senior advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, is the author of The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page. In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical's Admissions desk during museum hours.

Vertical Tour - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
February 13, 2018 - Upper West Side

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

First Aid Kit in New York - Beacon Theatre
February 13, 2018 - Upper West Side

Stand up Ny Showcase Ft. Dan Soder, Laurie Kilmartin + More! - Stand Up New York
February 13, 2018 - New York

Laurie Kilmartin: Laurie Kilmartin was a Top Ten finalist in season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime, plus appeared as a talking head on The Rachel Maddow Show, Fox 'n Friends, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, VH1's Best Week Ever and Oprah. She is currently a writer on CONAN at TBS and has performed at the Montreal, Aspen and Edinburgh comedy Festivals. Her CD, Five Minutes to Myself, was named by Punchline Magazine as one of the top ten comedy CDs of 2009. Brian Scott McFadden: Actor/Comedian Brian Scott McFadden is one of the hottest stand up comics working today. Recently making his debut on The Late Show with David Letterman, Brian will soon be seen later this year on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. Brian is a regular on the NY comedy club circuit & has recently taken his act to a whole new level, creating a huge industry buzz with his high energy performances & some of the most unique, incisive, hilarious & most talked about routines around. A multidimensional performer Brian is both an accomplished stage actor, who has played Hamlet in New York, and a versatile voice over artist with ... (read more)

Four Nations: the Art of Seduction - Kaufman Music Center
February 14, 2018 - New York

From sensuous invitations to amorous nights (Handel's Cleopatra) to raucous countrified peasant love songs with tender chamber works to frame each aria, baritone Tyler Duncan and soprano Pascale Beaudin lead the ensemble down beautiful yet slightly dangerous garden paths for Valentine's Day. ARTISTS Pascale Beaudin, soprano Tyler Duncan, baritone Tatiana Chulochnikova and Emily Hale, violin Paul Miller, viola Loretta O'Sullivan, cello Scott Pauley, lute Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director Four Nations appearances at Merkin Concert Hall are made possible through a generous donation from Mr. Christian Draz.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic MEMBER TICKETS GO ON SALE - New-York Historical Society
February 14, 2018 - New York

Journey to where magic and myth began! Join us in October 2018 for Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a British Library exhibition. New-York Historical Members can reserve tickets starting February 14 at 12 pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public in April. Capturing the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories, Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library, New-York Historical Society, U.S. Harry Potter-publisher Scholastic, and other special collections. Visitors can explore the subjects studied at Hogwarts and see original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrators Mary GrandPré and Jim Kay. Harry Potter: A History of Magic is currently on view at the British Library in London through February 28, 2018. September 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, following the 20th anniversary celebrations of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in the U.K. in 2017. In 2017, Scholastic published one of two accompanying titles, Harry Potter: A Jou... (read more)

L'Elisir d'Amore - Lincoln Center
February 14, 2018 - New York

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Juilliard Opera Presents Nicolai's 'Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor' - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
February 14, 2018 - New York

Lizz Wright - Lincoln Center
February 14, 2018 - New York

The last time Lizz Wright performed as a part of American Songbook in 2009, the New York Times described the Georgia-born singer-songwriter as "an awesome talent [who] stands in a direct line of descent from Odetta through Tracy Chapman, singers whose source of sustenance is the African-American spiritual tradition." A lot of life has happened for Wright since then, and her latest album, 2017's "potent, sanctified" Grace (Guardian, U.K.), a New York Times Best Album of the Year, reveals a new register that lends an affecting vulnerability to her sensual contralto voice and regal poise. Spurred by the divisiveness of the 2016 election, Wright felt compelled to reconnect with her Southern heritage both physically and artistically. The resulting sound boosts the down-home blues and gospel elements of her musical style that also traverses jazz, folk, and confessional singer-songwriter traditions, arriving at a place where all are welcome.

Piano Performance Forum Recital - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 14, 2018 - New York

Sonatenabend - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 14, 2018 - New York

Wednesdays at One: Music for Piano - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
February 14, 2018 - New York

Turn Valentine's Day into A Jewish Winter Romance Night - Glatt! - Talia's Steakhouse & Bar
February 14, 2018 - New York

Treat Your Sweetheart to a Romantic Dinner at Talia's - the perfect setting to spoil your special someone. The intimate ambiance, gourmet cuisine, outstanding service, superb wine list and live music make Talia’s the ideal spot for that truly romantic experience.

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
February 14, 2018 - New York

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

Robert Plant - Beacon Theatre
February 14, 2018 - Upper West Side

Hayden Planetarium Programs: Romance Under the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
February 14, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a unique date night in the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, complete with open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and chocolates, accompanied by the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then join Lydia Maria Petrosino and Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable view of the night sky and some stellar romance stories from the ancient past.

Valentine's Day Comedy Show (Special Event) - Stand Up New York
February 14, 2018 - New York

Trying to impress your significant other by NOT doing what everyone else is doing; going to dinner with sky-high prices just because it's Valentine's Day... Well, we have a treat for you! Come out to see a comedy show, grab some dinner, or indulge in some drinks and dessert. Laughter and our crafted cocktails will get the mood started for a great Valentine's Day! Mark Normand: Mark Normand is a favorite of the New York comedy scene. He has a number of credits to get out of the way, so here we go! In 2014, Mark was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, premiered his Comedy Central Presents: THE HALF HOUR, and released his debut CD "Still Got It" from Comedy Central Productions (one of Laughspin's 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014)! In 2015, Mark has appeared on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (Comedy Central), HOW TO BE A GROWN UP (TruTV), GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE (AXS), SXSW COMEDY WITH W. KAMAU BELL (Showtime), CONAN (TBS), and will be appearing in the upcoming season of THIS IS NOT HAPPENING (Comedy Central). He also continued to headline clubs and festivals around the country including the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and SXSW Festival!

Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Kaufman Music Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Buy an EMF All Access Pass before Dec 31 and save 40%! You'll experience all 9 concerts for just $15 each and receive invitations to 3 Meet the Artist receptions. World premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at "historic" PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music Bang on a Can's People's Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can's PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York's electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Il Trovatore - Lincoln Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's thrilling depiction of life on the edgeexhilarating production features Jennifer Rowley as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story.

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer - Lincoln Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Join legendary downtown performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker Penny Arcade, a.k.a. Susana Ventura, for a night of word-driven entertainment showcasing her highly quotable wit and authentic spirit. Penny Arcade debuted in 1968 at age 18 with New York's Play-House of the Ridiculous, the seminal rock 'n' roll, queer, glitter/glam political theater. She became a Warhol Superstar at 19 and was featured in the 1972 Warhol/Morrissey comedy Women in Revolt. She is the author of ten full-length works and hundreds of solo performance pieces. Her text-based work has always focused on the other and the outsider, on individuality and authenticity. Her focus on community building as the goal of performance, and performance as a transformative act, marks her as an original on the world stage. Since 1992 she has collaborated with former architect and video producer Steve Zehentner in all her theater work, and since 1999 they have co-helmed The Lower East Side Biography Project, an oral history video project. www.pennyarcade.tv

Rouse Flute Concerto Competition Finals - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 15, 2018 - New York

Flute Competition Finals - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 15, 2018 - New York

Sylvia Qianhui Jiang, Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 15, 2018 - New York

Bang on a Can - 2018 People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall
February 15, 2018 - Upper West Side

Bang on a Can presents its annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by PCF-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angelica Negron. Additionally, the program will raid the archive of PCF commissions and feature The Schmetterling by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), all the way back from the first annual PCF concert in 1998, plus Vortex (2003) by Annea Lockwood, Glamour Girl (2007) by Lukas Ligeti, and Stroking Piece #1 (2003) by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation with host John Schaefer and streamed live at www.newsounds.org.

Wrestling Jerusalem - Symphony Space
February 15, 2018 - New York

In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Wrestling Jerusalem. Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, Davidman takes a multidimensional journey into the heart of the Middle East, and the intersection of politics, identity and spiritual yearning. He embodies and gives voice to 17 different characters on all sides of the existential divide-deftly moving between male and female, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Arab-modeling what it takes truly to bear witness through the eyes of the other. Challenging long-held beliefs with sharp and unblinking observation, Davidman finds both entrenched isolation and shared humanity in the shifting moral compasses and competing narratives of all his characters. Filmmaker Dylan Kussman moves freely and seamlessly among three locations-a live theater audience, the open expanse of a vast desert, and a small dressing room-exploiting the interplay of theatrical spontaneity, cinematic poetry, and spiritual intimacy. The result is a unique hybrid of stage and cinema that reignites hope for... (read more)

Bang on a Can - 2018 People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Bang on a Can presents its annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by PCF-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angelica Negron. Additionally, the program will raid the archive of PCF commissions and feature The Schmetterling by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), all the way back from the first annual PCF concert in 1998, plus Vortex (2003) by Annea Lockwood, Glamour Girl (2007) by Lukas Ligeti, and Stroking Piece #1 (2003) by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation with host John Schaefer and streamed live at www.newsounds.org. $25. Presented by Bang on a Can http://bangonacan.org info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Admissions - Lincoln Center Theater
February 15, 2018 - New York

A NEW PLAY BYJoshua Harmon DIRECTED BYDaniel Aukin Newhouse Theater In Admissions, Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at The Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. ADMISSIONS is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America

In Hot Water - Live Podcast - Stand Up New York
February 15, 2018 - New York

aron Berg: Aaron Berg is a stand-up comic who lives in New York City. Originally from Toronto, Aaron has headlined all across Canada, England, Japan, Israel, Wales and select, educated pockets of the U.S. Aaron is one of the stars of the groundbreaking Television series 24 Hour Rental and is the author of the hilarious new book "Mr. Manners: Proper Etiquette for the Modern Degenerate". www.mrmannersbook.com Aaron is a regular political panelist on One America News Network and on FOX NEWS affiliate WEZO radio. Aaron's one man show The Underbelly Diaries was a critical success Off-Broadway and he has appeared in numerous TV series and feature films including The Boondock Saints 2, The Lookout and the cult classic Detroit Rock City. Currently, Aaron is the host of FRANTIC COMEDY at the STAND NYC and continues to travel the world as a comic Geno Bisconte: He has been described by fellow comics, (to his face at least), as a "fast talking wise guy…that you just have to love." This five-year veteran of the Philly and DC circuit now brings his talents to the New York City club scene- but not before leaving his mark back home. Geno brings a resume that includes gigs as current spokesman ... (read more)

Clap Clap Boom Ft. Matt Pavlich, Dave Smith + More! - Stand Up New York
February 15, 2018 - New York

Dave Smith is a New York based stand-up comedian, radio personality, and political commentator. Dave can be seen regularly on "The Greg Gutfeld Show" and "Red Eye" on Fox News, as well as "Kennedy" on Fox Business Network. In 2013 Dave was featured as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He was also a featured performer on the New York Comedy Festival's "New York's Funniest" showcase in 2014 and 2015. Dave's outlet for his social commentary is his podcast, "Part of the Problem," which is available on iTunes. Dave is also co-host of "The Legion of Skanks" podcast, available on gasdigitalnetwork.com. Matt Pavich: Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from New York City. He is a cast member on MTV2's "Joking Off", Elite Daily's "Genwhy" series, and is the cofounder of the YouTube channel, "Handsome Dancer". He also co-created "The Neighborhood" which was won "Audience Award" and "Best Editing" at the 2014 New York Television Festival.

Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act I) - Lincoln Center
Through February 15, 2018 - New York

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner's epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

Family Shabbat: Grades K-2 - Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
February 16, 2018 - New York

tephen Wise Free Synagogue's Family Experiences offer dynamic and interactive family services and Jewish learning activities that inspire children and their grown-ups to rejoice in being Jewish and build lasting connections with each other. Learn more at swfs.org/family-experiences or sign up to receive updates and reminders about upcoming programs. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue's Family Experiences are made possible by the generosity of the Stephen Wise community. To support Family Experiences, visit swfs.org/give and select "Family Experiences." These warm and interactive services bring families together to explore Jewish themes and rituals through an original play, songs, and holiday-themed activities. Followed by a pizza dinner.

¡VAYA! 63: Tito Puente Jr. - Lincoln Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

An incomparable mambo legacy lives on with Tito Puente Jr. and his band, who will keep the dance floor jumping all night long. Determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente Jr. has become an audience favorite across the world, performing more than 300 shows over the past five years. On his critically acclaimed new album, Got Mambo?, Tito Jr. uses the music of the past to inspire a new creative direction. Opening set by DJ Bongohead Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program.

Fridays Under 40: La Bohème - Lincoln Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

For ten special Friday performances each season, audience members aged 40 and under enjoy discounted tickets and an exclusive pre-show party, featuring special guests and complimentary fine wine from the Damilano estate in northern Italy. Previous events have included such guests as Drunk Shakespeare, Women of Letters, and Justin Vivian Bond, among others. Tickets start at $60.

Fridays Under 40: La Bohème - Lincoln Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

For ten special Friday performances each season, audience members aged 40 and under enjoy discounted tickets and an exclusive pre-show party, featuring special guests and complimentary fine wine from the Damilano estate in northern Italy. Previous events have included such guests as Drunk Shakespeare, Women of Letters, and Justin Vivian Bond, among others. Tickets start at $60.

La Bohème - Lincoln Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Kevin Quill, Trumpet - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Tristan Teo, Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Sergio Muñoz Leiva, Viola - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Jin Wen Sheu, Violin - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Juilliard Opera presents Nicolai's 'Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor' - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
February 16, 2018 - New York

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Yilan Zhao, Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

William Brittelle's - Symphony Space
February 16, 2018 - New York

William Brittelle's work, the subject of features by The New York Times and National Public Radio, is filled with lush soundscapes that refuse to fit within the confines of any single genre of music, making him one of the most exciting composers living today. This world premiere song cycle, Spiritual America, explores the never-ending search for meaning in our lives through a stunning mix of classical, electronic, and rock music, featuring indie-duo Wye Oak and NYC's award-winning Metropolis Ensemble.

All the King's Men (1949) - New York Historical Society
February 16, 2018 - New York

Justice in Film Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable filmmakers, writers, legal scholars, and historians. Explore how film has tackled social strife, morality, and the perennial struggle between right and wrong—conflicts that manifest across cultures and history. All the King's Men (1949) Join us for the film noir that follows the rise of ambitious politician Willie Stark, allegedly modeled after the real 1930s Louisiana governor Huey Long. Directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Broderick Crawford, John Ireland. 109 min. REMARKS Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law and former Dean of Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. TICKETS Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advance reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society Members receive priority. LOCATIO... (read more)

G3 2018, featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci of Dream Theater & Phil Collen of Def Leppard - The Beacon Theatre
February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

Concert tour organized by guitarist Joe Satriani featuring him alongside two other guitarists. Since its inception in 1995, G3 has toured most years and has featured many guitarists, including Steve Vai (Satriani's former student), Eric Johnson (2), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Paul Gilbert, Steve Morse, Steve Lukather, Ulrich Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg.

French Music for Winds and Piano - Bloomingdale School of Music
February 16, 2018 - New York

BSM bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring members of the Ariel Winds Quintet and BSM piano faculty member Tania Tachkova.

Watson Adventures’ Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - American Museum of Natural History
February 16, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 & up! The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and it’s up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books, this adventure unveils the extraordinary—and the seemingly ordinary—at the American Museum of Natural History. On your quest, you’ll find tiny cousins to dragons, meet the animal inspirations for Hogwarts Houses and discover the power of dressing like a magic monster. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams can compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Sunday School Dropouts - Stand Up New York
February 16, 2018 - New York

Stand up Ny Shithole Comedy Ft. Harrison Greenbaum, Chloe Hilliard + More! - Stand Up New York
February 16, 2018 - New York

Described by TimeOut NY and the NY Daily News as "the hardest-working man in comedy," Harrison Greenbaum is one of the most in-demand comedians in the country, "a favorite young star on the comedy scene" (New York Times), and "one of stand-up's hottest rising stars" (am New York). Featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing, AXS.TV's Gotham Comedy Live, National Geographic Channel's Brain Games, and the warm-up comic for ABC's Katie, Harrison is one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" and the winner of the Andy Kaufman Award for originality and creativity in comedy. Headlining around the country and showcasing his unique style of comedy, Harrison proves each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of "today's best." Chloé Hilliard: Chloé Hilliard is a larger than life comedian. Well, that's because she's 6'1 and rocks a killer afro. Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloé has spun her unique experiences into side splitting laughs. For the last ten years, Chloé has been a culture/entertainment journalist, writing for The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Vibe, The Source and more.

Parsifal - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Wagner's transcendental score, in François Girard's remarkable production, a mystical theatrical journey. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, renowned across Europe, returns to the Met following his appearances in the 2016–17 season as Florestan in Fidelio. Evelyn Herlitzius is Kundry, and Peter Mattei and René Pape bring back their highly praised interpretations of Amfortas and Gurnemanz, respectively.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act I) - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner's epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

Pre-College Student Recitals - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 17, 2018 - New York

Pre-College Student Recitals - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 17, 2018 - New York

Juilliard415: Handel in Rome - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
February 17, 2018 - New York

Pre-College Orchestra - Peter Jay Sharp Theater/the Juilliard School
February 17, 2018 - New York

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Hey Black Child by Bryan Collier - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins: Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who you really are? Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals. AGES 2–5 Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program. LC Kids members at the $125 level or higher can reserve a spot in advance for these events. Join now and reserve your seat.

The Bazillions - Symphony Space
February 17, 2018 - New York

The Bazillions are all about music, learning, and fun! It's kid-friendly rock-n-roll the whole family can enjoy. The Bazillions are a robust, growing children's education and entertainment brand, including a busy schedule of high-energy live performances, two award-winning albums, an ever-growing repertoire of all-original songs, and a rich collection of animated educational music videos in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock and classic Sesame Street. The group's videos are enjoyed by kids, parents, and teachers in homes and classrooms around the world. The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities' parents/teachers/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. In partnership with animators and graphic designers Eric Kreidler and Gretchen Blase Kreidler, the project has developed from an original core of great songs into a multi-faceted family entertainment experience.

Populism and Democracy - New York Historical Society
February 17, 2018 - New York

9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:30–11 am: Program Following the Friday night screening of the 1949 Oscar-winning classic All the King's Men—a story based on the real-life 1930s populist Governor of Louisiana, Huey Long—leading legal scholars return to discuss issues related to democracy, corruption, free press, and the law. Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law and former dean of Yale Law School. Kenji Yoshino is Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024 PURCHASING TICKETS By phone: Contact New-York Historical's in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Online: Click on the orange "Buy Tickets" button at the top of this page. In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical's Admissions desk during museum hours.

70s Soul Jam in New York - Beacon Theatre
February 17, 2018 - Upper West Side

Bring It! Ft. Mehran Khaghani + More! - Stand Up New York
February 17, 2018 - New York

Stand up Ny Showcase Ft. Jared Freid, Christian Finnegan + More! - Stand Up New York
February 17, 2018 - New York

Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes things, for both money and for kicks. Christian can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" but is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1's "Best Week Ever", where he offered keen insight into the workings of popular culture and the ubiquity of celebrity genitalia. "Chappelle's Show" fans will recognize him as 'Chad', the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Christian Finnegan is a fixture (some might say 'barnacle') on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan". Christian was also the host of TV Land's "Game Time" and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". Christian's first CD, "Two for Flinching", was released by Comedy Central Records in 2006 and his super-duper DVD extravaganza, "Au Contraire!" was released by ... (read more)

Stand up Ny Showcase #Latenight - Stand Up New York
February 17, 2018 - New York

Dante Nero was born in Brooklyn NY. He attended Catholic school and was an alter boy.As a clever young boy he began a lucrative business of loosening soup thermoses for kids with over protective thermos tightening moms. At age 11 he began his martial arts journey as well as training in modern dance, tap and jazz. At 13 too young to work legally, Dante taught himself how to ride a unicycle and handed out flyers for $50 a day. He ran an icy stand, worked in a library as well as ran slips for the local bookie. He learned how to fence at Tompkins recreation center in Bed Stuy, which earned him a scholarship for fencing to SUNY New Paltz. Tired of Ramen noodles he got a job with emotionally disturbed kids and on the side did strip shows for sororities on campus. When he got home to Brooklyn he bounced at some of the biggest clubs in the city with his brawler friends and fought them in closed factories at night for money. Always looking for a new hustle, he started a male strippers troop with 13 members. He then took a job with the phone company and became a cable splicer while still dabbling in exotic dancing and bouncing. He later became involved in his labor union. He quickly moved... (read more)

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Shabbat – February 17th - Civic Life Day! - JCC Manhattan
February 17, 2018 - New York

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Announces: The 2017/2018 Season of R&R Shabbat @ the JCC – February 17th - Civic Life Day! WHO: Hebrew Playgroup; Schmooze on The News With Gia Pace; Structured Play & Circle Games; Liberty’s Kids: Binge-Fest; Mind & Body Retreat With Seth Leiberman; What’s Jewish Got To Do With Civic Life?; Concert: Mass Transit and delicious & nutritious snacks and much, much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: February 17th, 2018, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (UNTIL MARCH 17th) WHERE: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more and full weekly schedule: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/jewish-living/shabbat-and-holidays/r-and-r-shabbat

Juilliard Opera presents Nicolai's 'Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor' - Rosemary and Meredith Wilson Theater
February 18, 2018 - New York

Yuko Kudo & Friends - Symphony Space
February 18, 2018 - New York

Come celebrate life. There's no specific genre, categories, limitation. celebrate songs of "Freedom" and what it means to us. I am native Japanese, transfered to LA then to NY. I celebrate life with full LOVE. Singing is one way of expressing my love for life. My mission is to unleash your inner celebrity, a person who celebrate your life. Let's create the Tribe that thrive. besides that I'm a yoga teacher, healer, pianist, Essential Oil educator. My childhood dream was to be a Disney Princess, Next Mariah Carey, then do a cartoon voice.

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 18, 2018 - Upper West Side

An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. BEETHOVEN - String Trio, Op. 9, No. 1 Shanshan Yao, violin; Rémi Pelletier, viola; Nathan Vickery, cello DEBUSSY - Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp Yoobin Son, flute; Vivek Kamath, viola; Nancy Allen, harp FIBICH - Quintet, Op. 42 Anthony McGill, clarinet; Howard Wall, horn; Lisa Kim, violin; Eileen Moon, cello; John Novacek*, piano * Guest Artist

Pop up Repair - Grand Bazaar NYC
February 18, 2018 - New York

Grand Bazaar NYC has partnered with FIXUP to help make repairs easy and convenient for you. Every third Sunday a month we'll have a special Pop Up Repair booth at our market for you to drop-off your beloved items that you'd like fixed - lamps, chairs, small appliances, jewelry, ceramics, toys, and more. This is such a great service that helps extend the lifespan of your favorite items, while diverting waste from landfills, and providing work for local fixers. Be sure to Share & Invite your friends so that they can find out about this special service. Thanks!

Romeo + Juliet - Lincoln Center
Through February 23, 2018 - New York

In defiance of its tragic ending, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet remains the greatest romance of all time, demonstrating the power of love in its many forms. Peter Martins' staging of this eternal classic, set to Prokofiev's glorious accompaniment, embraces naïve excitement, betrayal, despair, and steadfast resolution, emphasizing the innocence and youthful optimism of its two heroes while proving that even in death true love cannot be overcome.

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection - New York Historical Society
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring hundreds of toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, the exhibition's immersive scenes and displays transport young and old alike to a bygone era. Holiday Express begins at the West 77th Street entrance, where trains appear to roar through the Museum with the help of four large-scale multimedia screens, and extends through large swaths of the first floor. Organized by Mike Thornton, associate curator of material culture.

Walk on the Wild Side - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

"Having Our Say" - North of History
Through March 04, 2018 - New York

The play is a tour-de-force for two black actresses. We enter the home of two centenarian sisters: Sadie Delaney, a retired teacher, age 103 and her kid sister, Bessie Delaney, a retired dentist, age 101. Like molasses and vinegar, these daughters of a former slave were always temperamental opposites, but together they grew up in the Jim Crow South, lived in Harlem during its renaissance and had professional careers. While making dinner to remember their father’s birthday, the two sisters tell us of the last century as they lived it – through stories of racial injustice and personal strife, unified by faith, family, and time.

The American Museum of Natural History Presents: Earthflight - American Musuem of Natural History
Through March 08, 2018 - New York

Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Filmed in four continents and 11 countries, the film took four years to make. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as viewers join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The audience will discover the fascinating science of flight: how they maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents; and collaborate with other animals to find food. LeFrak Theater, first floor BBC Earth presents a John Downer Productions and BBC Earth Production Earthflight distributed by BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films. Photo by Christian Moullec © John Downer Productions

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence - New York Historical Society
Through March 11, 2018 - New York

Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence showcases hand-drawn and engraved maps from the 18th and early 19th centuries that illuminate the tremendous changes—geographic, political, and economic—that occurred before, during, and just after the Revolutionary War. The exhibition features rarely displayed manuscripts and printed maps from New-York Historical's own premier collection, including the original manuscript surveys of Robert Erskine, Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army, and his successor Simeon De Witt. Also on display will be John Jay's personal copy of John Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America (1755) to which hand-drawn red lines representing proposed boundaries were added during the negotiations of the Treaty of Paris, 1782 - 1783. This exhibition was organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library as We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence and curated at New-York Historical by Nina Nazionale, Director of Library Operations and Curator of Printed Collections. The book, Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755-1783, is available for pu... (read more)

Leonard Bernstein at 100 - Lincoln Center
Through March 24, 2018 - New York

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America's greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein's life and career ever staged in a museum setting. Items on display will include Bernstein's conductor baton; his first childhood piano; the desk used to compose West Side Story; handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including "America," "Tonight," and "Maria"; Bernstein's handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939; and more. In addition to the objects and the multi-media presentations, the exhibit includes a number of interactive displays, designed to allow the museum visitor deep access into Bernstein's creative mind and music legacy. A listening bar will enable visitors to explore some of Bernstein's most noted works; and a vocal booth gives visitors the chance to sing lead in West Side Story. Another interactive breaks down the parts of a symphony for greater understanding of Bernstein's greatest orchestral... (read more)

Queens - Lincoln Center
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

In queens, the lives of two generations of immigrant women collide in a basement apartment. When the choices they've made about their security, dignity, and desires come back to haunt them, they must ask: what cannot – and should not – be left behind?

Hotbed - New-York Historical Society
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Hotbed explores the vibrant political and artistic scene of Greenwich Village in the early 20th century, where men and women joined forces across the boundaries of class and race to fight for a better world. At the heart of the downtown radicals' crusade lay women's rights: to control their own bodies, to do meaningful work, and above all, to vote. Immersive installations and more than 100 artifacts and images—drawn from New-York Historical's archives and several private collections—bring to life the bohemian scene and its energetic activist spirit. The exhibition is curated by Joanna Scutts, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History, and Sarah Gordon, Senior Postdoctoral Marie Zimmermann Legacy Fellow in Women's History, under the direction of Valerie Paley, vice president, chief historian, and director of the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, and is on view in the Joyce B. Cowin Women's History Gallery.

Lincoln Center Tours - Lincoln Center
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

touring Lincoln Center Join one of our expert guides for an unparalleled insider's experience at the world's leading performing arts center, home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more. For information on verbal description campus tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision, please click here.

Stations of the Cross: Art. Passion. Justice. Station Four: “Jesus Meets His Mother” - The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

Creating a powerful link between Christianity and Islam, artist Dua Abbas will present her work “Jesus Meets His Mother” at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, part of the “Stations of the Cross: Art. Passion. Justice.” exhibition taking place across Manhattan. This public art project explores the journey of Jesus to his crucifixion and resurrection and presents a pilgrimage comprised of 14 “art stations” located across Manhattan. Station Four, “Jesus Meets His Mother,” created by Pakistan-based artist Dua Abbas, will be on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan, from February 14 – April 1, 2018. The “Stations of the Cross: Art. Passion. Justice.” exhibition, curated by Dr. Aaron Rosen, Professor of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College and Visiting Professor at King’s College London, has traveled across the world raising awareness for those in need of refuge. It was first on view in London in 2016, with art stations at institutions including the National Gallery, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. In 2017, the exhibition was shown in Washington, D.C., with stations located at the National Cathedr... (read more)

Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound - Lincoln Center
Through April 07, 2018 - New York

Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957) remains among the most revered figures in classical music, due in large part to the dissemination of his work through hundreds of commercially produced recordings and wide-reaching radio broadcasts, which helped to define and perpetuate his cultural significance during the second half of his meteoric career. This exhibition explores the iconoclastic yet beloved conductor's legacy through the very medium in which he worked: sound. With a particular focus on his 17-year career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound draws foremost upon the Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings, the single largest collection held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The over 43,000 items represent the full array of audio formats in use during Toscanini's lifetime, including lacquer, shellac, and vinyl discs, tape reels, cylinders, and wire recordings as well as the more obscure selenophone recordings and the metal parts used in the production of 78 rpms discs. As one of the world's leading sound archives, the Library for the Performing Arts will plac... (read more)

National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction - National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction
Through April 12, 2018 - NYC

National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversa... (read more)

The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 - New York Historical Society
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an enlightening account of the causes, progression, and impact of the war. Spanning the duration of U.S. involvement in Indochina from 1945 to 1975, the narrative incorporates perspectives that cover both the home front and the war front. Displays feature such topics as the Cold War, the draft, military campaigns initiated by both sides, the growth of the antiwar movement, the role of the president, and the loss of political consensus. Throughout the exhibition, explore themes of patriotism, duty, and citizenship through key objects, including a troopship berthing unit, vibrant antiwar posters, artwork by Vietnam vets, a Viet Cong bicycle, the Pentagon Papers, and historical film footage. Long overdue in the realm of public history, the exhibit not only provides a chronological and thematic analysis of the Vietnam War but also inspires a fuller, more diverse conversation about the war. ... (read more)

Admissions - Lincoln Center
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

ADMISSIONS is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. Sherri Rosen-Mason (Jessica Hecht) is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband, the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.

Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr - New York Historical Society
Through May 20, 2018 - Upper West Side

On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart?culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era?alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera?illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam.

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 27, 2018 - New York

Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic unites more than two hundred and fifty works by twenty-one seminal and recently discovered self-taught artists, who will be introduced for the first time through the examination of the idiosyncratic structures of their lifelong, intricate narratives—notably, their sequential and developing aspects. Rare manuscripts, series of drawings, illustrated notebooks with coded texts, expanding cartography, journals, and multi-part collages will provide an art historical and pluridisciplinary perspective on the mechanisms behind visual storytelling.

NYC Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Join Big City Hunt on an Epic Scavenger Hunt Tour of Central Park. This scavenger hunt is great for kids, families, and friends. You'll learn a ton about your city and Central Park! New York's Central Park stretches across 843 acres of land. It is larger than independent city-states Monaco and Vatican City combined. Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and The Dakota are just a few of the landmarks you’ll discover on this exciting two-hour hunt. Explore Central Park's rich history through this fun and engaging hunt through this iconic park using your smartphone. Check out this page for more information: https://www.scavengerhunt.com/locations/central_park_nyc_scavenger_hunt.html

Vertical Tour - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

On this adventurous, "behind-the-scenes" tour, climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world's largest cathedral. Learn stories through stained glass windows and sculpture and study the grand architecture of the Cathedral while standing on a buttress. The tour culminates on the roof with a sweeping view of Manhattan.

New York & The Nation in The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History - New York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2018 - New York

Collection Highlights and New York and the American Experience Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Highlights include: Mounted on the building's original 1904 columns are grand digital screens displaying a continuous, thematically co-ordinated slide show of treasures from the New-York Historical Society's collections. The west face of the columns features individual stations, incorporating interactive touch screens and museum artifacts, presenting six themes in American history which are found interwoven with the history of New York. Projected on dramatic flat screens affixed to six structural columns, the array of objects and images functions as visual signage that demonstrates to our visitors the depth of New-York Historical's collections.

Inside You - American Musuem of Natural History
Through June 16, 2019 - New York

Did you know that your gastrointestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria? That's more organisms than there are stars in the Milky Way! Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. This new perspective leads us to look at our bodies not just as individuals, but as entire ecosystems.Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health and introduces some of the scientists who are breaking new ground in microbiome research.Inspired by the Museum's popular exhibition The Secret World Inside You, this exhibition introduces visitors to microbes that live in, on, and around all of us. Engaging graphics detail how microbes aid digestion, influence your immune system, and help fight harmful microbes. You'll find out how we acquire our microbiome and how it is shaped by the foods we eat and the environment we live in. Inside You is co-curated by Susan Perkins and Rob DeSalle, curators in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology and the ... (read more)

Picasso's Le Tricorne - New-York Historical Society
Through December 31, 2020 - Upper West Side

Now on display at the New-York Historical Society is a newly acquired and conserved Picasso in the exhibition Picasso's "Le Tricorne." It is the first work by Picasso, and one with great wall power and a New York history, to enter New-York Historical's collection. Pablo Picasso painted the stage curtain for the two-act ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (El sombrero de tres picos or Le tricorne). The ballet and curtain were commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev for his avant-garde, Paris-based Ballets Russes, the most influential ballet company of the twentieth-century. The ballet was choreographed by Léonide Massine with music by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. It premiered on July 22, 1919, at the Alhambra Theatre in London with sets, costume designs, and the monumental stage curtain created by Picasso. Picasso biographer John Richardson once called "Le Tricorne" the artist's "supreme theatrical achievement." The production, which was conceived by Diaghilev and Massine during a trip to Spain, was enhanced by its many Spanish collaborators, including Picasso who also designed the costumes and set for the ballet. Measuring roughly 20 feet square, the curtain depict... (read more)

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This Week in New York City

(5/16-5/23) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

This Week in New York City