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Things to do this week in NYC Feb 9-Feb 16: Cultural Arts

February 9, 2013 - by CG Directory Editor

Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of its folk arts series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art workshop in making snake puppets and lanterns out of paper. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

Pacific Northwest Ballet - New York City Center
Through February 16, 2013 -

For the first time since 1996, Pacific Northwest Ballet's full company returns to New York and City Center, under the direction of artistic director Peter Boal. Accompanied by Music Director/Principal Conductor Emil de Couand the acclaimed PNB Orchestra, the company will present two programs: A mixed repertoire of blockbuster Balanchine ballets, and Jean-Christophe Maillot's full-length Romeo et Juliette.

Future Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 16, 2013 - New York

WHO: Current Events Discussion Group: Schmooze on the News with Gia Pace; 20's & 30's Volunteer Corp; Adventure Workshop with Shawn Shafner; Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz; Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography and Art Lecture; Mainstages Storybook Theater: Castle on Hester Street - Meet a friend from the future who shares the story of how his family arrived to New York City generations ago.; Mainstages Presents: A Journey into the Future Workshop - What will the world look like in 30 years?; What’s Jewish Got to do With the Future? Lecture; Adult Recycled Crafts: Upcycled Cork Trivet; Traditional Texts - What do the Torah and Talmud tell us about the Future?; George Washington University Sirens A Capella Concert: and all the usual weekly R&R activities!!! 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: Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In 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 information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence - Joyce Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Heralded by The New York Times as "a modern dance savior," Ronald K. Brown captures spirituality through a rapturous dance vocabulary that unites movement with song. This season, he and his company take the Joyce stage with two powerful programs. Program A features the world premiere of Torch, a fervent dance in celebration of the late dance enthusiast Beth Young, along with audience favorite Incidents, danced to the music of Aretha Franklin, Wunmi, and The Staple Singers. Order My Steps is also on the program. Program B features the full-length work Walking out the Dark, performed to the infectious music of Sweet Honey in the Rock and Francisco Mora, and Upside Down, featuring the music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti?Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

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