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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

Rodelinda - Metropolitan Opera
December 10, 2011 -

Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She's joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
December 10, 2011 -

With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn't be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. A later run features two other first-tier Fausts: Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja, with Ferruccio Furlanetto stepping in as the devil. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

Hot Tuna - Beacon Theatre
Through December 10, 2011 - New York

Begun as an acoustic spinoff of the Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna eventually became the full-time focus of founding members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, emerging as a popular touring act of the 1970s. The two were lifelong friends, growing up together in Washington, D.C., and playing in the group the Triumphs. After high school, guitarist Kaukonen and his government-service parents relocated to the Philippines, but he returned to the U.S. in time for the advent of psychedelia, landing in San Francisco and co-founding the Airplane in 1965. Bassist Casady joined not long after, and together they helped lead the group to massive success during the late 60's.

Karita Mattila, Martin Katz - Carnegie Hall
December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

In 2004 and 2008, Karita Mattila stunned New York in the lead role in Strauss's Salome at the Met, her performance revealing a "courage, intensity and emotional nakedness" (The New York Times) rarely seen on the opera stage. At Carnegie Hall this season, she brings the same power and passion to songs by Poulenc, Debussy, Marx, and Aulis Sallinen.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 10, 2011 -

Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky - New York Philharmonic
Through December 10, 2011 -

Apollo Stars of Tomorrow: An Amateur Night Special - Apollo Theater
December 10, 2011 - New York

The legendary Apollo Theater lights up the holiday season with a special edition of its signature program featuring winners from the Child Stars of Tomorrow segment of the Amateur Night competition. With special guests Iconic Boyz. Stars of Tomorrow performers are Alyssa White, Austin Paul, Jr., Angel Innis, Lianah Sta. Ana, Tiffany Obi, Micaela Diamond, Amari Key, Zaccheus and Solomon Hicks.

A Peter White Christmas - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 10, 2011 - New York

For nearly two decades, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop, and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. Born in 1954 in Luton, a small town north of London, White learned his first chords on an acoustic guitar and had decided by his late teens that music was his calling. Barely a year after his first professional gig, he joined Al Stewart's band as a keyboardist for a 1975 tour and contributed to the album Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a 20-year association with Stewart. In the '80s, White also contributed to the launch of Polish singer Basia Trzetrzelewska's illustrious career, playing on her 1987 debut album Time and Tide.

LeibyaFair Live! Release Party - Sullivan Hall
December 10, 2011 - New York

Come celebrate the release of LeibyaFair Live!, the new album from Leibya Rogers, folksinging alter ego of comedian Mindy Raf, at Sullivan Hall at 7pm on Saturday, December 10. Leibya will perform such hits as “Regret,” “Womyn With a Y,” and “My V.”

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Celso Duarte - Carnegie Hall
December 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Energize your family with the vibrant sound of Mexican Son Jarocho music! World renowned harpist Celso Duarte has collaborated with artists such as Celso Piña, Lila Downs, Placido Domingo, Mariza, Wynton Marsalis, and The Chieftains.

The Waverly Consort - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 11, 2011 -

Each holiday season, the Waverly Consort's thirteen-member ensemble, under the direction of Michael Jaffee, performs The Christmas Story on tour. This beloved program includes vocal and instrumental hymns, processionals, antiphons, and Mass compositions from the 10th to the 15th century. These compositions, arranged as a narrative, evoke the liturgical calendar for Advent and Christmastide. Rooted in music manuscripts and illuminated miniatures of the Middle Ages, the program premiered at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1980.

The Vienna Boys Choir - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 11, 2011 -

Returning to the Museum for the first time in more than fifty years, the renowned choir performs Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, popular songs, and, of course, holiday favorites.

Today there are around 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. The four choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost a half million people. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour.

Unreserved seating.

This concert is presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.

Holiday Brass - New York Philharmonic
December 11, 2011 -

The Philharmonic's Principal Brass presents their annual holiday classic filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the season.

Jane Birkin - The Town Hall
December 11, 2011 -

Jane Birkin, English-born actress and French singing sensation, is best known as the muse of Serge Gainsbourg, who wrote several of her albums. In recent years she has written her own album, directed a film and become an outspoken proponent of democracy in Burma.

La Fille du Régiment - Metropolitan Opera
December 12, 2011 -

Nino Machaidze is Donizetti's spunky heroine in Laurent Pelly's witty production. Her Tonio is Lawrence Brownlee, who delivers all nine high Cs of his famous aria with aplomb, and Kiri Te Kanawa is the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Mozart Clarinet Concerto - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
December 12, 2011 -

Composer, conductor, commentator, and author Rob Kapilow makes music appreciation inevitable in the beloved What Makes It Great? series, now in its fifteenth season, which features performances by some of today's leading artists illuminated by Kapilow's lively, insightful discussion.

MiG Ayesa - Highline Ballroom
December 12, 2011 -

MiG Ayesa rose to international fame by placing third in the reality vocal competition Rockstar:INXS, scoring him a record deal with Decca/Universal and a legion of fans all around the world. His version of "Baby I Love Your Way" has been on playlists on radio stations worldwide, and the video of his single "She Loved" was on high rotation throughout Asia.

However, Ayesa's story started much longer ago, playing stages all over the world from his home country of Australia to London's West End. One of the highlights of his career was playing the lead in Queen's hit musical We Will Rock You for a couple of years in London. He has just recently finished a highly acclaimed run as Stacee Jaxx in Broadway's Rock of Ages and is about to head off back to London to star in Michael Jackson's Thriller:Live!

Ayesa's new album, More Than Ever (2011), is a collection of songs written over a number of years and recorded all over the world. The album is ready to be launched in style at New York's Highline Ballroom. Tonight's show will not only be his official album launch but will also be his "Farewell USA" show. It will include a set of songs from his albums as well as selections from his Broadway shows and some of his all-time favorite songs. Special guests will join Ayesa and his band to set the Highline alight with his infectious brand of rock and pop.

Darlene Love Christmas Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through December 12, 2011 - New York

Darlene's first studio Christmas album, "It's Christmas, Of Course" was released December 2007 to national critical praise. In 2010 Darlene began a tour of Australia starring as `Miss Sherman' in "Fame: The Musical". Darlene has also released a CD and DVD of her live concert "The Concert of Love" produced and released by Reel Good Productions.

Juilliard’s AXIOM performs Carter, Babbitt, and Boulez - Alice Tully Hall
December 12, 2011 - New York

AXIOM, conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Milarsky, performs the world premiere of Elliott Carter’s “Three Explorations” with bass-baritone Evan Hughes; Milton Babbitt’s “All Set,” and Pierre Boulez’s “Sur Incises” on Monday, December 12 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. FREE tickets available beginning November 28 at the Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.Juilliard.edu.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
December 13, 2011 -

With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn't be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. A later run features two other first-tier Fausts: Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja, with Ferruccio Furlanetto stepping in as the devil. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

Christian Zacharias - Carnegie Hall
December 13, 2011 - Manhattan

In a career that spans more than three decades, Christian Zacharias has never performed in recital at Carnegie Hall. That changes this season, when he makes his long-awaited debut on the Stern/Perelman stage with music that includes sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert, along with works by C. P. E. Bach and Brahms.

Juilliard Artist Diploma in Performance Recital Series: JIE YUAN, piano - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
December 13, 2011 - New York

Tuesday, December 13 at 8PM in the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater at Juilliard. Featuring works by Chopin and Brahms and assisted by Eru Matsumoto, cello, and Charles Yang, violin. Limited FREE seating; no ticket required. Call (212) 769-7406 for further details.

Harlem Blues Project - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 13, 2011 - New York

Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, Saron Crenshaw, and Barry Harrison. Jerry Dugger, the bassist, is a Harlem native. A 27-year veteran of the New York City blues scene, he is famous for making his audience part of his act. Foot stomping and audience participation are a regular part of his performance, because he wants the audience to have the best blues experience possible. He has worked with The Holmes Brothers, James Cotton, Eddie Kirkland, Little Milton, and Hubert Sumlin. Guitarist and singer Junior Mack is a New Jersey native. Self-taught, he has been playing guitar since the age of nine. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, he deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of gospel and blues. Vocally, his influences are all gospel: The Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke and Paul Foster, and The Sensational Nightingales with Reverend Julius Cheeks; later on, he discovered Gregg Allman as well. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples and the encouraging reaction from both Pops and Mavis Staples was the first in a chain of events that drove Mack to present his interpretation of the blues to a wider audience. He has sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts, and Honeyboy Edwards. He has also recorded an excellent CD, Live Adventures. Saron Crenshaw's love is the blues, and he has been inspired by some of the greatest singers and players of all time - B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Buddy Guy, to name a few. He plays a Gibson "Lucille" model guitar signed by B.B. King himself. A powerful entertainer, he is never afraid to take his performance straight into the audience. Drummer Barry Harrison spent five and a half years with the legendary Johnny Copeland, and after his passing, Harrison went on to spend six years working with his daughter, Shemekia Copeland. He has also worked with Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Kirkland, Phil Guy, and Lonnie Shields.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
December 14, 2011 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

Pink Martini - The Town Hall
Through December 14, 2011 -

These celebratory December concerts will feature songs from our best selling, multi-denominational holiday album, Joy To The World, which we released last year. Alongside a myriad of seasonal songs the show will also highlight signature selections from all of our albums. In the absence of our singer China Forbes, who is currently recovering from throat surgery, band leader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale will feature world renowned guest singers.

My Morning Jacket With Special Guests Band of Horses - Madison Square Garden
December 14, 2011 -

Although they first emerged in 1998 as devotees of Neil Young's country-tinged classic rock, My Morning Jacket steadily widened their sound throughout the following decade, embracing everything from neo-psychedelia to Americana, funk, prog, and reggae.

By the time Evil Urges arrived in mid-2008, they had successfully molded themselves into Kentucky's answer to Wilco, with unexpected detours and sonic experiments adding complexity to the band's alt-country roots.

The Jersey Four - A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 14, 2011 - New York

A few years ago, Anthony Newell and Joseph Cilento decided to put together a Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute group. They recruited some of the best musicians and vocalists throughout New Jersey to form the cast of The Jersey Four. ??As friends, handshake partners, and band members for over 25 years, Newell and Cilento have become somewhat of a legend in their hometown. Since the late '70s, they have put together some of New Jersey's most popular shows and tribute groups. Their extensive background includes tribute acts for The Beach Boys, The Blues Brothers, Jay & The Americans, and Huey Lewis and The News. They've also performed as backup musicians for New Jersey's own original Duprees and worked with members of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Village People, and actor and musician Frank Vincent. In addition, they've performed as an opening act for many shows for the late Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge.

La Fille du Régiment - Metropolitan Opera
December 15, 2011 -

Nino Machaidze is Donizetti's spunky heroine in Laurent Pelly's witty production. Her Tonio is Lawrence Brownlee, who delivers all nine high Cs of his famous aria with aplomb, and Kiri Te Kanawa is the Duchess of Krakenthorp.

Iestyn Davies, Kevin Murphy - HISTORY REPEATING Songs and arias rearranged and revisited - Carnegie Hall
December 15, 2011 - Manhattan

As London's Independent puts it, Iestyn Davies has "one of the most glorious countertenor voices in the world." He performs this season in Handel's Rodelinda at the Met and in Rinaldo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago—and gives his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

Program to include Britten's arrangements of Purcell and J. S. Bach; settings by Respighi, Hahn, and Schubert; folk songs; seasonal songs; and lute songs arranged by Nico Muhly (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall).

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Carnegie Hall
December 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Messiaen combined crystalline textures with Catholic mysticism to create beautiful sacred music; you could say he was the 20th century's Bach. Robert Spano and the Orchestra of St. Luke's perform choral works by each composer in a concert that features a host of astounding soloists and the excellent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus.

Anonymous 4 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 15, 2011 -

The all-female a cappella ensemble celebrates twenty-five years with a special performance of ancient, traditional, and modern works on themes of love and celebration, and music from their many Christmas and Marian programs.

Highlights include the prosa Gaude Virgo Salutata from An English Ladymass, Fulget Nicholas from Legends of St. Nicholas, John Taverner's Ravishing The Lamb from Wolcum Yule, and an American version of The Cherry Tree Carol.

Unreserved seating.

This concert is presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.

Larry Rachelff and the Juilliard Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
December 15, 2011 - New York

Conductor Larry Racheff leads the Juilliard Orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter” and Prokofiev’s Suite from “Romeo and Juliet” on Thursday, December 15 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. Limited, FREE tickets to this concert will be available beginning December 1 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

'A Not So Silent Night' Rufus & Martha Wainwright - The Town Hall
December 15, 2011 -

Featuring performances from: Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Anna McGarrigle.

With: Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Loudon Wainwright III, Sloan Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Jenni Muldaur, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Joan Wasser, The Kate McGarrigle Tribute Band and Family.

Anat Cohen - The JCC in Manhattan
December 15, 2011 - New York

A virtuoso jazz saxophone and clarinet player, Cohen is an established bandleader and prolific composer, conversant in modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Recently voted 75th Annual Clarinetist of the Year by Downbeat Readers and by the Jazz Journalist Association, her live show promises to be thrilling, adventurous, and energetic.

Visit jccmanhattan.org/performances for tickets.

Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
December 16, 2011 -

The Met's wickedly funny production returns as this season's English-language holiday presentation for families, with special prices and midweek matinees. Aleksandra Kurzak is Gretel, with Kate Lindsey and Alice Coote alternating as Hansel. Robert Brubaker is the Witch who plots to bake them into gingerbread.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
December 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Swedish House Mafia - Madison Square Garden
December 16, 2011 -

The Swedish house music group performs.

Holiday Caroling and The Trinity Youth Chorus’ Rendition of Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols - St. Paul's Chapel
December 16, 2011 - New York

The Trinity Youth Chorus performs their annual concert of Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. After the concert, the Chorus leads the audience in holiday caroling. Melissa Attebury conducts.

Tropican at the Triad - The Triad Theatre
December 16, 2011 - New York

On December 16th, we're presenting an opulent tribute to 1950s Havana Cuba.

It'll be a unique night of latin themed song and dance and beautifully sophisticated burlesque, taking our guests on a journey back to when Cuba was synonymous with mystery and romance. On a cold December night, Tropicana will be the perfect place to take that special someone and turn up the heat with scorching salsa beats and a sexy vintage spectacle. The once-in-a-blue-moon lineup will include the eternally charming host Bastard Keith, Medianoche (as recently seen on tour with Dita Von Teese), Grace Gotham (singer and seductress), La Maia, Beelzebabe, Hazel Honeysuckle, Kita St. Cyr and a special finale featuring The Rhinestone Follies with Ginger Brown and Cheeky Lane.

Venue Tour: http://tinyurl.com/triadtheatre

The Philly Soul Show featuring Bunny Sigler & Instant Funk - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 16, 2011 - New York

What do you get when you put a Grammy Award winning Singer, Producer and Songwriter of the 70's "Philly Soul" era together with one of the most famous 70's Funk Bands in America? You Get the Ultimate Experience to PHILLY SOUL featuring Bunny Sigler "Mr. Emotion" himself and backing him up, none other than the famous "Instant Funk" band. Together these two great legendary artists perform all the great hits of the Philly Soul era...Songs everyone remembers from the O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The 3 Degrees, The Delfonics and many other great artists of the time. Of course (Mr. Emotion) will include his #1 songs as well as Instant Funk's DISCO hits. WARNING!!! No sitting down in this show...Be prepared to sing and dance the night away as we take you back in time....

Into the Void - The Music of Black Sabbath - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 16, 2011 - New York

Into the Void is a band that plays Black Sabbath's music from the Ozzy years. The musicians in the group were hand-picked from three different tribute bands. Vocalist Rick Woods comes from Black Bloody Black, guitarist Aaron Kipness and bassist Marty Beck come from Bargain (The Who tribute band), and drummer Tom Capobianco comes from Sabbra Cadabra and Black Dog. ??Woods's vocals are a dead-on representation of Ozzy Osbourne that has never been topped. Kipness built a special amplifier and effects pedals from scratch to exactly replicate Tony Iommi's signature sound, and he spent many hours learning the requisite solos and songs note for note. Beck captures the true essence of Geezer Butler's style and tone by using identical basses and high-powered amplification. And Capobianco, a veteran of drumming Black Sabbath's music for over 20 years, pounds his Ludwig drums relentlessly in true Bill Ward fashion. ??Into the Void boasts an extensive songlist and even plays Black Sabbath albums in their entirety. Tonight's show is one such performance and will feature the band playing Black Sabbath's self-titled 1970 debut, as well as the group's timeless hits. If this sounds good to you, come out to B.B. King Blues Club for what is sure to be an amazing show!

Lucy Wainwright Roche - Highline Ballroom
December 16, 2011 -

A member of music family royalty, Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. Her father is Loudon Wainwright and her mother is Suzzy Roche of The Roches. But Lucy had other plans for herself. She always thought she'd be a teacher, and she earned her Master's Degree in Education in 2007. She hit the road to sing back up with her brother, Rufus Wainwright, on his 2007 tour. Since then, she's recorded two critically acclaimed EPs – 8 Songs and 8 More – both of which have been wholeheartedly embraced by her fans. She's won hearts opening up for Neko Case, The Indigo Girls, Rufus Wainwright, Girlyman, Amos Lee, Lucy Kaplansky, Dar Williams, Mary Gauthier, Loudon Wainwright, and The Roches, among others, and she also tours England and the U.S. as a headliner.

In 2010, Lucy released her first full-length album, simply entitled Lucy. This album, a breath of fresh air, includes special guest artists pals Girlyman and the Indigo Girls, as well as The Roches, Loudon Wainwright, and Kelly Hogan. Her tales of life as seen from the road are masterfully told as she moves in and out of stories and song, creating a unique tapestry that weaves the ordinary into the magical. You won't hear a false note from this shining star; she's heartbreaking in a good way, and funny too. Lucy's a masterful performer. She's a straight shooter, simple and direct, with loads of charm. But watch out – her hauntingly angelic voice and wickedly perceptive songs will get you every time.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
December 17, 2011 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
December 17, 2011 -

With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn't be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. A later run features two other first-tier Fausts: Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja, with Ferruccio Furlanetto stepping in as the devil. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

The New York Pops - John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin' Christmas - Carnegie Hall
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

The couple described by The New York Times as "a musical match made in heaven" swing seasonal favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves.

Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 17, 2011 -

Richard Strauss—Four Pieces for Piano Quartet; Sulkhan Tsintsadze—Miniatures for String Quartet; Vache Sharafyan—Adumbrations of the Peacock for Piano Quartet (2003); Colin Jacobsen—world premiere; Shostakovich—Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57.

Handel's Messiah - New York Philharmonic
Through December 17, 2011 -

The National - Beacon Theatre
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Brooklyn-based The National will take the stage of The Beacon Theatre for 6 shows, highlighting hits and songs from their most recent album, High Violet.

The Schlep Sisters and Thirsty Girl Productions Present: The 5th Annual Menorah Horah! - Highline Ballroom
December 17, 2011 -

Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes. We're heating up the holidays with Hanukkah's hottest Hebrew hotties! Our evening of music, laughs, and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning all night long. Whether you're a yeshiva bocher, an honorary Jew, or a bacon-loving heeb, Menorah Horah will titillate and inspire your holiday spirit.

The world-class Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda – are joined by premier burlesque and cabaret stars Anita Cookie, Little Brooklyn, Cherry Pitz, Mel Frye, Sarah Screamss, Shiragirl, and Bastard Keith. DJ Mel Huckabee will make you shake your money-maker while host Seth Herzog will keep you laughing until your candles burn out. All that fun, for just a little gelt.

Sing Out, Raise Hope: A Benefit Concert - Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
December 17, 2011 - New York

Join the Yale Whiffenpoofs, Harvard Krokodiloes, Princeton Nassoons, and Allison Williams on December 17 for an evening of song in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, with a very special guest appearance by Darren Criss (“Blaine Anderson,” Glee). All concert proceeds benefit The Trevor Project and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Presented by the Association of Yale Alumni and the Yale Whiffenpoofs Alumni Association, with support from Eli's Mishpacha, YAANY, Yale GALA, Yale Club of NYC and Yale Women.

http://www.lincolncenter.org/show_events_list.asp?eventcode=34105

The Christmas Show - St. George Theatre
Through December 18, 2011 - Staten Island

Enjoy BALAM’s Grand Pas Deux from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite" with Principal Ballerina Robin Gilbert as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Artistic Director Carlos Fittante as her Cavalier. Presented in Staten Island's family holiday favorite, The Christmas Show, at the St George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., (2 blocks from the SI Ferry Station). Fri., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.* Tickets: $10-$40. *Sunday Night Special: All tickets $10 & $20. Call the SGT at 718-442-2900 during box office hours.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.


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