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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - December 3-December 10

December 3, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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City Guide's calendar of free things to do in Manhattan shows off all the incredible things New York offers at no expense. Museums, parks, concerts, and popups are only the beginning of the rich offerings you can find here. From Downtown to Midtown to Uptown, check out City Guide's suggestions for great free events in Manhattan.

Brunch With Santa - Bierhaus Nyc
December 03, 2017 - New York

TAGGED CHRISTMAS, SANTA, BRUNCH

Giada Valenti – Love Under the Christmas Tree - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

UNFOLDING combines the traditions of quiltmaking with the free spirit of abstract painting, and shows that there are unexpected ways of addressing the spiritual in art.

Reel Smart: Die Hard - Caveat
December 03, 2017 - New York

Featuring Nate Charles and Steve Osborne (of The Moth) Join Nate Charles for Reel Smart, as he explores the explosive "documentary" Die Hard -- a gritty look at an average day in the life of a New York City policeman. Nate Charles, along with Steve Osborne (author and Moth regular), will explore the explosive documentary 'Die Hard' - a gritty look at an average day in the life of a New York City policeman. Throughout this hard-hitting documentary, NYC policeman John McClane attempts to juggle his responsibilities as a father and husband with his responsibilities at work (law enforcement, justice, terrorists taking over an entire building) . Join Nate as we peel back the curtain and take a look at the realities of being a big-apple cop. Yippie ki-yay, motherfuckers.

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Kaufman Center
December 03, 2017 - New York

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.

Vienna Boys Choir - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
December 03, 2017 - New York City

Performers Vienna Boys Choir

Alaria Chamber Ensemble - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 03, 2017 - New York

Performers Alaria Chamber Ensemble ··Yuri Vodovoz, Violin ··David Oei, Piano

Sandro De Palma, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 03, 2017 - New York

Performers Sandro De Palma, Piano

RUNHealthy: Stretching - New York Road Runners
December 03, 2017 - New York

RUNHealthy is a series of holistic exercise sessions aimed at helping to reduce injury and keep you running healthy. Free yoga and stretching sessions are each offered on a monthly basis. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for Stretching for Runners, led by instructors from Wharton Health. Please bring your own mat.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
December 03, 2017 - New York

Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. From the giant blue whale to the T. Rex, anything could be a clue, and everything is suspect. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Matter of Taste New York - Conrad New York
December 03, 2017 - New York

Robert Parker Wine Advocate presents: Matter of Taste New York. Matter of Taste returns to New York for the final Matter of Taste event for 2017. As part of the continuing global series of exclusive events for RobertParker.com members and guests, Matter of Taste New York is set to thrill the palates of attendees. The event will feature over 250 outstanding wines, each rated 90 or more points by Robert Parker Wine Advocate. This year's theme is: The Ultimate Cult Cabernets & Champagne December Edition. Additionally, come celebrate the new English translation of The New Vignerons, a new generation of Spanish wine growers by Luis Gutierrez. Featured wineries from the book will be on hand to taste and Luis will be on hand to sign copies of his book. A progression of exceptional wine dinners will take place throughout the city the week of November 27th, 2017. Then, join us for a grand walk-around tasting and a series of master classes highlighting these great wines on Sunday, December 3rd at the Conrad New York. A Grande Finale Dinner that evening will conclude this extraordinary week, with guests sharing a table with a noted winemaker, and have the rare opportunity to hear... (read more)

Access Family Workshop - Jewish Museum
December 03, 2017 - New York

Visitors with learning or developmental disabilities are invited to explore the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress and create art inspired by the work on view. Featuring a sumptuous array of over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, the exhibition offers an exceptional opportunity for American audiences to view many facets of Jewish identity and culture through rarely seen garments. All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact access@thejm.org or 212.423.3289 for more information or to register. Sign up for email updates on upcoming Access programs.

Curator's Choice - Jewish Museum
December 03, 2017 - New York

Join as a Member at the Friend level or above and attend this Members-Only private lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked with Masion Klein, Senior Curator. For more information or to join, email MembershipRSVP@thejm.org or 212.423.3284. Light refreshments will be provided.

Studio Art Sessions - Jewish Museum
December 03, 2017 - New York

Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Origami Fun Folding Sessions - American Museum of Natural History
December 03, 2017 - New York

Join OrigamiUSA at the Museum for special origami classes. Choose from classes at all levels and learn the art of paper folding from highly skilled teachers from OrigamiUSA.

The Muppet Christmas Carol - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 03, 2017 - New York

Director: Brian Henson (1992, 85 minutes) Gonzo the Great plays Charles Dickens, who narrates the story of a miser (Michael Caine) who is visited by three spirits and countless Muppets in this very merry adaptation of the book. Enjoy before or during the Winter Family Fair.

Brunch Theatre presents Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays For When The Country Is Up In Flames - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 03, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre serves the millennial what they love best: fresh entertainment and fresh brunch

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 03, 2017 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Young Adult Book Group - Fourth Universalist Society
December 03, 2017 - New York

Ordination - Fourth Universalist Society
December 03, 2017 - New York

Drone On - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
December 03, 2017 - New York

Plan, design, and fly in this Intrepid Adventure. Guests will get a chance to learn how drones work, then use basic programming to plan out the route for a drone in our interactive workshop. This program is free with Museum admission. Purchase your General Admission tickets online to avoid waiting in line - click "Continue Shopping" after adding your Adventure to your cart.

West Village Chorale Annual Messiah Sing - Judson Memorial Church
December 03, 2017 - New York

Audience Open Sing of Handel’s Messiah. Scores provided, piano accompaniment, intermission refreshments. Come lend your voice to fill the atmospheric sanctuary of Judson Memorial Church, an 1890 Village landmark on Washington Square. The Chorale's music director, Dr. Colin Britt, conducts. David Ralph, piano, is our baroque “orchestra.”

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Columbia University Orchestra Fall 2017 Concert - Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall
December 03, 2017 - New York

The Columbia University Orchestra (CUO) is excited to present the first of two Fall 2017 concerts, in Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University. PROGRAM Johann Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus Samuel Barber Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 DATE & TIME Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:00 PM VENUE Alfred Lerner Hall 2920 Broadway New York, NY 10027

Amber Ward - Sidewalk
December 03, 2017 - New York

singer-songwriter / pop / R&B

Winter Family Fair - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 03, 2017 - New York

Join author Maria-Christina Sayn-Wittgenstein Nottebohm for an informal talk and gallery conversation to learn how to explore paintings as a family.

Nsai Songwriter Showcase - Sidewalk
December 03, 2017 - New York

Emily & Friends - Sidewalk
December 03, 2017 - New York

Funkbox NYC | Special Guest DJ TBA & Tony Touch - Cielo
December 03, 2017 - New York

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Gifted & Talented Holiday Pop-Up by Made in NYC - Grand Bazaar NYC
December 03, 2017 - New York

Every Sunday on the Upper West Side you can find Grand Bazaar NYC, the city’s largest curated market—and most distinctive! This Sunday, the market welcomes the Gifted & Talented Holiday Pop-Up by Made in NYC, an incredible source for gifts like handcrafted leather goods, jewelry, scented candles, chocolates, jams, and hot sauces, all made right here in NYC. In addition, explore the over 100 vendors of Grand Bazaar NYC's weekly market! Entrance is free. Discover + Shop + Eat & Be Social! Grand Bazaar NYC donates all proceeds to four neighborhood public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

The Void and the Cloud - UES Gallery
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Join us for the pop-up exhibition of "The Void and the Cloud"! Featuring the work of 21 international SciArt Center members, this exhibit explores the duality of physics and the self in an ever-increasing digital world. The sound, video, and visual art in this exhibit asks questions like, "Is human nature moving to a state of the non-physical?," What happens to the physical world, the physical self, in a digital-dominated era,?" and "Can we exist in a dual state of being and non-being?" Opening reception: December 2, 7-9:30pm Open hours: December 3, 11am-5pm Curator & artist talk: December 3, 3:30-5pm The curator & artist talk will feature local artists in the exhibit who will share the story behind their work in conversation with the curator. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. This exhibit is the pop-up version of the online exhibit, which can be viewed here: https://www.sciartcenter.org/the-void-and-the-cloud.html This event is free and open to the public.

Handel's Messiah - The Riverside Church
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

The Riverside Church and New Amsterdam Opera present the good tidings of Handel's Messiah in the traditional Advent/Christmas version. Come raise your voices in song during the Hallelujah chorus, one of our most famous musical celebrations of love and gratitude. Since its premiere in Dublin in 1742, Messiah has become the best known and most performed of all of Handel's works, as well as the most performed choral work, throughout the world. Featuring Soloists: Joanie Brittingham, soprano Madison Marie Mcintosh, mezzo-soprano John Riesen, tenor Steven Herring, baritone, and the New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra & Chorus under the baton of Artistic Director Keith Chambers. Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3, 2017 Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Tickets General Admission: $45 Students (with valid ID) and Seniors: $35 Tickets on sale now: https://www.trcnyc.org/handelsmessiah/ Box Office: 212-870-6784

Bookstore Monthly Sale - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 03, 2017 - Manhattan

30% off the whole store. Members always get an extra 10% off.

Forward Union Fair - Forward Union
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Forward Union Fair, a free social action and art fair, returns for two full days the weekend of December 2 & 3! Attendees will engage with activist organizations, topical art installations, and public programs packed into 714 Broadway, a vacant storefront in the heart of Manhattan. In 2016, over 1,500 members of the public engaged with 44 organizations, 37 artists and over 8 hours of non-stop talks, performances, and round tables. This year's participants include NYC Shut It Down, National Women's Liberation, Sierra Club, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Spaceworks, People's Cultural Plan and many more. Attendees will be able to network with organizations and leave with actionable takeaways. Artists from a variety of disciplines will enliven the space with interactive performance, murals, installations, and other artwork that address our current social moment. Additionally, there will be a wellness gathering station, roundtables on class, panels on social justice, and a variety of participatory workshops!

Attack of the Slipper Room Movie Mondays! - The Slipper Room
December 04, 2017 - New York

ATTACK OF THE SLIPPER ROOM'S MOVIE MONDAYS! Our new monthly movie night, featuring film and video works by artists we love. October 2nd features... A brand new music video from the Stilette-Hoes, directed by Ellen Stagg. New music and video by the prolific Velvet Crayon. "Glamour Puss - How to Keep Your Man Happy," and "Clown Flip Book" - two timeless shorts by Mr. Means. "Circus," a short noir film by Adrian Buckmaster. Photographic slide show with images from Ellen Stagg's "Dirty Girl Collection." Free admission, free popcorn.

The Dance Magazine Awards 2017 - The Ailey Citigroup Theater
December 04, 2017 - New York

The 60th annual Dance Magazine Awards is the most prestigious awards event in dance and will make the Harkness Foundation for Dance the beneficiary of ticket proceeds. The Harkness Foundation for Dance, a leading donor to dance, will designate the proceeds to a newly created award to assist choreographers in their first decade of professional work.

Mobile Mondays! - The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
December 04, 2017 - New York

The Mobile Mondays! Mission Keep real music alive, celebrate the artistry of the DJ & bring back the true vibe & soul of New York City! Mobile Mondays! is a weekly event founded by Operator Emz honoring the 45 RPM record & has quickly become New York City's premier 45's vinyl night for music lovers. Every week is presented by Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, Joey Carvello, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $$$Mike, Hosted by Miss Rebecca at The Bowery Electric. MM brings NYC's vinyl rats together to celebrate everything from disco to garage, curated from the inside. For the artists and creatives who congregate, Mobile Mondays! is a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic. The Mobile Movement incubates creative collaboration. It brings together a network of like-minded New Yorkers capitalizing on shared inspiration. Celebrating the artistry of the DJ, music lovers find their Downtown meeting house at the Bowery Electric. Mobile Nights are often thematic, with funk, soul, disco, house, rock, reggae, new wave, and salsa making the rounds. The genre doesn't define the party; MM has real curator... (read more)

Arlene's World Famous Live Rock & Roll Karaoke - Arlene's Grocery
December 04, 2017 - New York

Arlene's World Famous Live Rock & Roll Karaoke.

Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg! - The Stand
December 04, 2017 - New York

Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters.

Vita Activa - Museum of Jewish Heritage
December 04, 2017 - New York

(2015, 132 min., Blu-ray, German, English, and Hebrew) An intimate portrait of Hannah Arendt's life, Vita Activa features an abundance of archival materials and takes us to the places Arendt lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed. Presented in conjunction with Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Free with Museum admission; advance registration recommended

Seunghee Lee, Clarinet Katrine Gislinge, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 04, 2017 - New York

Performers Seunghee Lee, Clarinet Katrine Gislinge, Piano

IAC Book Club: 'Pachinko' by Min Jin Lee - Irish Arts Center
December 04, 2017 - New York

Join 2017 National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee and our community of book lovers to discuss Lee's bestselling novel, Pachinko. This book club will be led by both the author and IAC's director of programming, Rachael Gilkey. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note the date change: this event has been moved from November 14 to December 4.

Base Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
December 04, 2017 - New York

Come to Base Jam: New York City's most fun improv jam with an awesome party vibe! This jam is not only ideal for those new to the stage, but also improv veterans. We welcome all to participate. Let's face it: Getting better at improv is about getting stage time and practicing in front of an audience. So leap first, then look for a place to land....or just keep flying! Hosted by Ray Munoz

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
December 04, 2017 - Upper East Side

Italian Playwrights Project. Co-presented with Umanism NY - The Segal Center
December 04, 2017 - New York

After the success of the first edition of the Italian Playwrights Project (IPP, 2015/16) and a special evening dedicated to the work of Stefano Massini (Teatro Piccolo, Milan) IPP, once again the Segal Center will collaborate with Valeria Orani and Umanism NY (www.unmanism.com). The initiative will bring some of the brightest, innovative, and most engaging playwrights from Italy to New York to develop their pieces through translation into English and public readings of the work. The Italian Playwrights Project plays an important role in introducing contemporary writing from Italy to the US. The project restarted an artistic dialogue between the two countries which has been sporadic over the last 30 years. Participants of 2015/16 IPP included Lucia Calamaro, Daria Deflorian & Antonio Tagliarini, Stefano Massini, Fausto Paravidino, and Michele Santeramo. For the first time US playwrights will also be presented in Rome, Italy on December 16th, 2017. Stay tuned for the final selection of the Italian playwrights by the Advisory Board. Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (Giorgio Van Straten, Director). The upcoming anthology of New Plays from Italy from the ... (read more)

In the Lounge Show & Tale: Passed & Present* (Hiv & Aids Edition) - Dixon Place
December 04, 2017 - New York

We haven't all lost a loved one to this disease, but it has touched so many of our lives in one way or another. We invite attendees to bring an object or photo of importance to them as it relates to their past or present experience with HIV and AIDS.Do you have photos of the March on Washington or pieces of the AIDS Quilt? What about ACT-UP fliers, programs, or newspaper clippings? Any meeting notes, poems, stories, or songs? World AIDS Day not only enables us to remember those who have died, but it also helps us to raise awareness and show support for those living HIV+ lives. Show & Tale is Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth. It's your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome to contribute a 3-minute something. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Just want to show up and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome. ABOUT THE HOSTS Martie McNabb is a personal historian/visual story-sharer and founder of Memories Out of the Box and Thingtide Show & Tale. Thingtide Show & Tale is an international creative marketing platform that pays licensees to market their own small business, art, and work.... (read more)

Sophie Tucker – the Last of the Red Hot Mamas - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 04, 2017 - New York

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed "The First Lady of Show Business" for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of Yiddish culture though the 21st century, and Sophie Tucker's indelible mark on the business and entertainers who followed. Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

Show & Tale: Passed & Present* (Hiv & Aids Edition) - Dixon Place
December 04, 2017 - New York City

We haven't all lost a loved one to this disease, but it has touched so many of our lives in one way or another. We invite attendees to bring an object or photo of importance to them as it relates to their past or present experience with HIV and AIDS.Do you have photos of the March on Washington or pieces of the AIDS Quilt? What about ACT-UP fliers, programs, or newspaper clippings? Any meeting notes, poems, stories, or songs? World AIDS Day not only enables us to remember those who have died, but it also helps us to raise awareness and show support for those living HIV+ lives. Show & Tale is Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth. It's your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome to contribute a 3-minute something. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Just want to show up and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 04, 2017 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

CPE Bach, Handel - St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
December 04, 2017 - New York

This season, the American Classical Orchestra is launching an innovative Concert Preview program that will bring listeners closer to the music. Before conducting the program, Maestro Crawford will deliver an introduction, with the full orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts from the evening’s program. Crawford’s engaging narratives, along with the live music, will give the audience greater insights into what they’re about to hear, resulting in a more enriched musical experience. Our holiday program features the acclaimed ACO Chorus and soloists in the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, performed in the perfect acoustic setting of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. For the first time, we will perform Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach’s Magnificat. While CPE Bach, like all of JS Bach’s sons, lives in the shadow of his father, Magnificat is recognized as a masterpiece.

In Their Own Words: IRIS - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
December 04, 2017 - Upper West Side

In Their Own Words is a series born from the concept that ideas of justice and activism can sometimes make tangible humans an abstraction. At these events, we'll hear directly from refugees, undocumented immigrants, formerly incarcerated persons, and those who have worked with them in order to learn about their experiences, the ways we can provide support, and to figure out the way all of our stories fit together

Generation Women - Caveat
December 04, 2017 - New York

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling event that amplifies women's voices and creativity. This unique and intimate female symposium, held monthly at Caveat, features representative speakers in their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties and seventy-and-over presenting short original essays and experiences centered on a given topic. Host and event co-founder Georgia Clark (author of The Regulars and the YA novels She's with the Band and Parched), was moved to create Generation Women following conversations with her mother, Jayne, about the sense that women disappear from public conversation as they get older. Clark was inspired to create a safe and welcoming space where women of all ages could join together to be celebrated, explore their experiences and learn from one another. "We live in a society that simply doesn't value older women," says Clark. "With Generation Women, we've created an event where women can come together to tell their own stories and glean vital and vibrant cross-generational wisdom. Also, we can drink wine. Wine is very important." Generation Women combines the vivacity of a literary salon with the importance of a community m... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 04, 2017 - New York

Skirball Talks: Race & Politics in America - NYU Skirball
December 04, 2017 - New York

Join the NYU John Brademas Center and NYU Skirball for a dialogue on Race & Politics in America. Lead by Jonathan Capehart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, member of the Washington Post editorial board, writer for the PostPartisan blog, and host of the CapeUp podcast, the discussion will take place with April Ryan, White House Correspondent for American Urban Public Radio, named 2017 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, and Michael Steele, former Chair of the Republic National Committee and MSNBC contributor. This event is part of the new series SKIRBALL TALKS. The Skirball Talks series is made possible in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Sfm's Indie Hour - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
December 04, 2017 - New York

Remember 2003 when you went to go see The Strokes and this fun, new band called Kings of Leon opened for them? I guess you could say you knew them when... Now welcoming to Super Free Monday, the SFM Indie Hour! Come see the hottest, freshest, indie improv teams around as they rev you up for your favorite house teams!

Waitress, Chicago, Anastasia - The Shops at Columbus Circle
December 04, 2017 - New York,

Kick off the holiday season with Broadway Under the Stars! Enjoy free performances from Broadway's most popular shows every Monday starting November 13th! The five week series concludes December 11th on the ground floor.

From the Faculty Lounge: More Than a Game: Play to Learn - Barnard College
December 04, 2017 - New York

In the next installment of our From the Faculty Lounge series, Mark Carnes, professor of history and creator of Reacting to the Past, joins Stephanie Pfirman, professor of environmental science and co-creator of EcoChains: Arctic Crisis, to look at the effectiveness of games as educational tools for adults. Carnes teaches history through complex games, informed by classic texts, while Pfirman has designed a card game to build marine food chains, shedding light on issues related to climate change.

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

Vita Activa - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

(2015, 132 Min., Blu-Ray, German, English, and Hebrew) an Intimate Portrait of Hannah Arendt's Life, Vita Activa Features an Abundance of Archival Materials and Takes Us to the Places Arendt Lived, Worked, Loved, and Was Betrayed. Presented in Conjunction with Operation Finale: the Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Free with Museum Admission; Advance Registration Recommended

The World in Music - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
December 05, 2017 - Tribeca

The World in Music featuring well known global choral repertoire such as: Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo Dan Davison's Ritmo Eric Whitacre's Glow Karl Jenkin's Adiemus Rudolf de Beer's Amavolovolo

Ruchir Sharma on the Asian Economy - Asia Society
December 05, 2017 - Upper East Side

Join us for a special round table with one of the most respected minds in international finance, Morgan Stanley's Ruchir Sharma, as he looks at key questions facing the Asian markets in the year to come. Where will the drivers for economic growth be found in the region? Which economic indicators are the ones to watch? And what are the global economic prospects for 2018?

Toca Tuesdays | Special Guest DJ TBA & Tony Touch - Cielo
December 05, 2017 - New York

he Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets an... (read more)

Ensemble Connect - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 05, 2017 - New York

The quality of its performances are outstanding, with an approach to a vast range of music—from centuries past to works written just days before a performance—that is open-minded and fresh. Ensemble Connect has established itself as one of the most exciting groups in New York.

The Story Collider: Power - Caveat
December 05, 2017 - New York

Hosted by Erin Barker and Paula Croxson Featuring Jamie Brickhouse, Tristan Fehr, Joselin Linder, Alicia Pérez-Porro, and Lyl Tomlinson This December, join The Story Collider for five stories on the theme of power, ranging from power over our own bodies to the complicated power dynamics between students and faculty. This December, join The Story Collider for five stories on the theme of power, ranging from power over our own bodies to the complicated power dynamics between students and faculty. Hosted by Erin Barker and Paula Croxson, with stories from Jamie Brickhouse, Tristan Fehr, Joselin Linder, Alicia Pérez-Porro, and Lyl Tomlinson.

- Jewish Museum
December 05, 2017 - Upper East Side

Gift Wrapping with Tenugui, the Essential Japanese Cloth - Japan Society
December 05, 2017 - New York

Just in time for the holiday season, join us to learn traditional tenugui gift wrapping with Ruri Kippenbrock, founder of tenugui retailer Wuhao New York. Derived from the words te, or "hand," and nugui, meaning "wipe," these charming cotton cloths are more than mere hand towels. Sturdy, beautiful, versatile and reusable, tenugui lend themselves to decorative as well as practical purposes. In this workshop, learn tenugui wrapping techniques for a variety of shapes, including boxes, bottles and round objects.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 05, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

The Duplex Songwriters Night with Neil Herman - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
December 05, 2017 - New York

In the tradition of the Nashville songwriter's circle. Be the first to hear new tunes as artists sign-up to play 3 original songs, get feedback on your songs, network with other songwriters,and help create a supportive community for songwriters. Hosted By Neil Herman.

Comic Book Club - The PIT Loft
December 05, 2017 - New York

Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 8:00 pm in NYC! It's hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben

American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Neuroscience of Illusion - American Museum of Natural History
December 05, 2017 - New York

Special exhibit access from 6–7 pm $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members Seeing is believing—or is it? Our brains perceive the world through our senses, and those senses can be fooled, creating a gap between perception and reality. Join master illusionist Apollo Robbins and neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde as we explore the limits of our own visual perception and learn the scientific secrets behind some of magic’s greatest tricks. Special exhibition access is available to ticket holders one hour prior to the program (6–7 pm).

Make Media that Matters at MNN! - El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center
December 05, 2017 - New York

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) is a public access television network and media education center offering hyperlocal programming and low-cost media production courses to Manhattan residents at our 59th Street Studios and El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center in East Harlem. Register for one of our free orientations to learn about the classes, workshops and events we offer.

In the Lounge Williamsburg - Dixon Place
December 05, 2017 - New York

It's 2019 in Brooklyn and the L train is shutting down. Since their childhoods, Sophie, Sam, and Lucy have watched their beloved Williamsburg change, but they've never witnessed anything quite like this. A horde of uberwealthy-DIY-microbrewing-horseriding pioneers conquers every block in the area, enforcing a rugged and puritanical lifestyle that is frighteningly familiar. As Williamsburg, Brooklyn becomes Colonial Williamsburg, our heroines search for a way to fight the most surreal wave of gentrification ever to hit New York. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Lizzie Stern (Playwright) is a playwright and dramaturg in New York. Her plays include Let's get ready together (The Tank) Don't make yourself crazy (Two Headed Rep), a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (New Brooklyn Theatre, Istanbul), Get Life, Homegoing, and several others produced or developed at The Tank, Vassar Powerhouse, and Williams College. As a dramaturg, Lizzie has helped develop many new plays, including the New York premiere of Lynn Nottage's Las Meninas (New Brooklyn Theatre, Irondale). She studied Theater, English, and Middle Eastern Studies at Williams College. She works at Playwrights Horizons. Molly Clifford (... (read more)

Jews and Muslims: the Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 05, 2017 - New York

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran's references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Heritage Ensemble - Baruch Performing Arts Center
December 05, 2017 - New York

Join The Heritage Ensemble at BPAC for A Not-So-Silent Night of holiday-themed jazz and Latin-jazz. The contemporary world music quintet performs original compositions and arrangements of traditional holiday melodies in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles. Features Eugene Marlow (piano), Michael Hashim (saxophones), Bobby Sanabria (drums), Matthew Gonzalez (percussion), and Frank Wagner (bass).

Stephanie JNote & Jazz E MAtt Live - Shrine World Music Venue
December 05, 2017 - New York

Live Music Performance and birthday celebration. Live Music by Stephanie Jeannot and the JNote Band and Jazz E Matt. This performance will feature 90% original independent music from 9-11PM and then from 11PM to midnight, join into the musical fun with the band in an open mic segment. Join us in one of the most significant independent artist stages at Shrine World Music Venue located on 132nd street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr in Harlem, NY.

Tapioca - Sidewalk
December 05, 2017 - New York

monthly showcase curated by Niveous of Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghos

No Name @ Word Up Super Storytellers December Edition in Washington Heights - Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria
December 05, 2017 - NEW YORK

No Name Comedy/Variety Show producer Eric Vetter brings New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers including: Jennifer Glick ("Talkingstick" @The Rubin Museum of Art), Maggie Nuttall (Scranton Fringe Festival), Greg DeLucia ("Family Dinner", "Storyfest--a Storytelling Festival"), Tamora Wilson (Song A Week 2017!) to the Word Up Community Bookshop in Washington Heights on Tuesday, December 5 @ 7:00pm for its monthly series "No Name @Word Up Super Storytellers Edition."    This month's theme: THE ACCIDENT--stories about how things changed in an instant, from breaking your mother's favorite object or breaking someone's heart, falling down the stairs...or falling in love. Also includes "Happy Accidents" where something that was meant for your harm turned out for your good.    Co-hosted this month by comedian / storyteller Jillian Thomas (The Ten Foot Rat Cabaret), the show will also include a "Magic Hat Open-Mic" where audience members can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to share their own stories. Super Storytellers is curated by author/storyteller Michele Carlo, the author of "Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tra... (read more)

Elusive Justice - Museum of Jewish Heritage
December 06, 2017 - New York

(2011, 116 min., Blu-ray, English, Spanish, Hebrew, German) An unprecedented examination of the more than six-decade global hunt for some of the 20th century's most infamous war criminals. The film features portraits of the Nazi hunters and the nations and institutions that helped bring war criminals to justice—or helped them escape. Presented in conjunction with Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Free with Museum admission; advance registration recommended

Members Meeting - The Art Students League
December 06, 2017 - New York

This meeting is for League members only. To check your membership status, please contact the main office.

Kgb: Liars' League - KGB Bar
December 06, 2017 - New York

Art Workshop For Visitors who are Blind or have Low Vision - Jewish Museum
December 06, 2017 - Upper East Side

SciCafe: Biodiversity and the Sixth Extinction - American Museum of Natural History
December 06, 2017 - New York

Earth is losing biological diversity at an unprecedented rate. Could this lead to the collapse of Earth's habitats and ecosystems? What might that mean for humanity? Curator Joel Cracraft presents the evidence, drawing from his experiences in Earth's tropical forests, and outlines the difficult challenges ahead. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

Aprenda Cómo Usted Puede Hacer Su Propio Programa de Televisión - MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center
December 06, 2017 - New York

Regístrese en una sesión de orientación, donde usted aprenderá cómo puede convertirse en un productor certificado con MNN y como tener su propio programa de televisión en nuestra red de canales. Visite www.mnn.org/orientation para más información.

Evening Service - Fourth Universalist Society
December 06, 2017 - New York

What Is Life: Is Life Inevitable? - Caveat
December 06, 2017 - New York

The question “What is life?” takes just three words. But it is one of the hardest questions in science, attracting researchers from a huge range of disciplines, from molecular biology to astronomy to philosophy. This fall, science writer Carl Zimmer delves into this question by talking to eight experts over four nights to understand what the newest research tells us about life. December 6th’s performance will feature physicist Jeremy England and biologist Steven Benner, tackles the question “Is life inevitable?” Jeremy England is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at MIT. Trained both as a biochemist and as a theoretical physicist, he has long been fascinated by the way living things function at the molecular level, and did his early work on the statistical mechanics of protein structure. More recently, he has become interested in understanding the physics of when and how matter starts to behave in life-like ways. Self-replication, energy harvesting, and predictive computation are all hallmarks of life – Dr. England applies principles of thermodynamics to understanding when these and other phenomenon might be expected to emerge spontaneously. Steven Benner... (read more)

Recess - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
December 06, 2017 - New York

Come play at RECESS. A weekly open jam where master improvisers from the PIT's Super Free Monday and Wednesday shows, students taking PIT classes, and YOU (the public, the curious, at any or no skill levels) come together to perform scenes, play, polish skills, watch the fun and have a great ol' time. And it's FREE! Hosted by Gregory Levine.

Menashe - Baruch Performing Arts Center
December 06, 2017 - New York

Filmmaker Joshua Z. Weinstein filmed his feature with Yiddish speaking nonprofessional actors in Brooklyn who are members of the Hasidic Jewish community, many of whom are reluctant to participate in such endeavors. The film focuses on the real man, Menashe Lustig and is a comedy loosely based on his life. Lustig is a store clerk in the film who is going against traditional norms in Hasidic society in trying to regain custody of his son following the death of his wife. Since Hasidic society does not permit household with children to lack a mother, his son is forced to reside in the home of his deceased wife’s family members until he remarries. Themes of family, tradition, and community are intertwined in this Yiddish language film.

Hogaku Gagaku - St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University
December 06, 2017 - New York

The Japanese Gagaku/Hogaku Program, a unique offering at Columbia, is a joint initiative of the Department of Music, the Music Performance Program, the Center for Ethnomusicology, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University.

AH Presents - Sidewalk
December 06, 2017 - New York

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Now @ The Revision: Tuesday Dec. 5th, 2017 ed. - The Revision
Through December 06, 2017 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Dec. 5th, 2017 ed. Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG! guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! @ The Revision Lounge Presented by Todd Montesi & Richard James 219 Ave B (Off of E. 13th st) Showtime: 8:30PM No Cover, 1 Drink Min. For info/reservations: 646-490-7271 Via subway: L train to 1st ave; F train to 2nd ave. This Week’s Guests: (Tuesday Dec. 5th, 2017 ed.): Renaissance Man Jordan Carlos! Soul Brotha Rick Younger! Nimble-Feet Jason Andors! The Dexterous Pete Smith! The Rambunctious Rosie Rebel! The Adept Donnie Sengstack! The Low-Key Hi-Key Phill Hunt! The Hulkamaniac Tom Paciaffi! The Noble Michael Balla! Hosted By THE BAWSE Todd Montesi!! W/ Our Official Hype-Man/DJ Cactus Black himself Richard James!!! #UGIT

My Paint Brush Narrative: Paintings by Olivia Kapoor - Agora Gallery
Through December 06, 2017 - NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of American Inter-Dimensional, Visionary artist Olivia Kapoor’s pop-up, solo show entitled My Paintbrush Narrative: Paintings by Olivia Kapoor. The exhibition features 26 of Kapoor’s original paintings, and represents an exceptional culmination of the artist’s oeuvre. Kapoor’s paintings offer ethereal meditations on the nature of time and emotion interpreted through color, geometry, and texture. Working in predominantly acrylic, oil, and pastel, the artist constructs highly saturated canvases that defy traditional, realist expressions of color. Kapoor imbues works such as Body in Water (2012) and The Watch (2008) with an all-over composition, bright, effervescent hues, and symbolic iconography. Her overall oeuvre blends contemporary painting techniques with the style of Surrealist and Impressionist masters such as Salvador Dali and Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet. Kapoor describes her technique as “relaxed and meditative.” She explains: “My state of mind and how I feel emotionally contribute greatly to the work itself, how it comes together, and how long it takes.... The great thing about the end result is that it is able to s... (read more)

Elusive Justice - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 06, 2017 - New York

(2011, 116 Min., Blu-Ray, English, Spanish, Hebrew, German) an Unprecedented Examination of the More Than Six-Decade Global Hunt for Some of the 20th Century's Most Infamous War Criminals. the Film Features Portraits of the Nazi Hunters and the Nations and Institutions That Helped Bring War Criminals to Justice—or Helped Them Escape. Presented in Conjunction with Operation Finale: the Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Free with Museum Admission; Advance Registration Recommended

An Evening with Tim Tebow - Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
December 07, 2017 - New York

Sheen Center Members receive $50 off the tickets! For questions about tickets, please call the box office at 212-295-2812 VIP Ticket Package & Dinner with Tim Tebow available. Please contact Laura Moore Brown, Director of Development: lauramoorebrown@sheencenter.org Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. Tebow recently signed with the New York Mets and is attempting to join an elite class of athletes that have succeeded at the highest level in two professional sports. He also currently serves as a college football analyst for the SEC Network. Prior to joining the SEC Network, Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. In 2011, Tebow was the first quarterback featured in ESPN's Year of the Quarterback series. He later released Through My Eyes, which was named the #1 sports book of 2011 and the bestselling religion book of 2011. In 2016, Tim also released, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms. Tebow also contributes to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network's Heisman Trophy coverage. He is... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 07, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
December 07, 2017 - New York City

Mozart brings the Classical symphony to a glorious apotheosis, while Beethoven heralds a new age of violin concertos. The "Jupiter"—Mozart's final symphony—has grandeur in its opening movement, tenderness in its Andante, grace and wit in the Menuetto, and propulsive joy in its finale. The antecedents of the large scale, athletic violin concertos of the Romantic era are found in Beethoven's masterpiece. His Violin Concerto is broader in scope, more opulently orchestrated, and features a solo part unlike anything that came before it. There is also a rarely performed work by Mozart's Swedish contemporary, Joseph Martin Kraus.

Mannes Sounds Festival - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 07, 2017 - New York

Performers Artists to be announced

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Jazzmeia Horn - Harlem Stage
December 07, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn with an assured maturity and vocal confidence far beyond her years, performs with an all-star septet from her debut album A Social Call. Horn's marriage of music and message suffuses the variety of selections on the album, that include inspirational R&B from the 1960s and '70s, black spirituals and, of course, standards. Lead Support for Neighborhood Concerts is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
December 07, 2017 - Upper East Side

Modigliani: Sources of Inspiration - Jewish Museum
December 07, 2017 - Upper East Side

Bryn Cohn + Artists and Artists and Fleas present DANCE EXTRAORDINARY - Artists & Fleas
December 07, 2017 - New York City

Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) and Artists & Fleas present DANCE EXTRAORDINARY at Artists & Fleas, 568 Broadway, NYC, on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are $35 ($12 for Artists) and are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3117647. For one night only, join BC + A and Artists & Fleas for a unique site - specific collaboration featuring dance, art + fashion like you've never seen before! We invite you to take part in this EXTRAORDINARYevening of creative partnership and community that will benefit BC + A's first repertory show The Art of Loss, premiering February 16 - 18, 2018 at The 14th Street Y and upcoming touring initiatives. DANCE EXTRAORDINARY will include immersive movement installations and live performances from BC + A, a silent auction, music, dancing, cocktails and light fare, shopping + some surprises! Celebrate our 2017 success + support our ambitious goals for 2018! The Art of Loss isa collection of notable works from 2012-2017 that expose the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and k... (read more)

J.Crew’s Holiday by You Event - J.Crew- Fifth Avenue
December 07, 2017 - New York

We are kicking-off the holiday season with J.Crew on December 7th from 5 – 8 pm. Stop by for some holiday shopping along with a makeup and beauty tips with creative director and cofounder of Milk Makeup, Georgie Greville!

AIRNEÁL NA NOLLAG - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
December 07, 2017 - New York

Irish Language Lecturer Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song with NYU students and local musicians.

Blood Simple. 1984. Directed by Joel Coen - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
December 07, 2017 - New York

Blood Simple. 1984. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. With Frances McDormand, John Getz, Dan Hedaya. 35mm. 99 min. Greed. Lust. Blood. The perfect ingredients for a film with a most diabolical plot. Julian is a scuzzy Texas barkeep who hires a hitman to kill his wife Abby and her lover Ray—who also happens to be one of Julian's bartenders. It sounds like a straightforward equation, but in a Coen brothers movie nothing is ever simple. The first feature directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen, Blood Simple is a dark comedy with horror film piquancy. This 35mm print reflects the original release version.

The Big Combo. 1955. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
December 07, 2017 - New York

The Big Combo. 1955. USA. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. With Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy. 84 min. Among the young filmmakers who frequented Club 57, Steve Brown was also an active programmer with a particular interest in the work of macho auteurs like Sam Fuller and Nicholas Ray and noir directors such as Lewis. A detective's obsession with bringing down a powerful gangster leads to his infatuation with the thug's moll and, predictably, a number of murders. The homosexual subtext that frequently colored the genre surfaces here in the relationship between a pair of gunsels named Fante and Mingo.

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 07, 2017 - New York

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

V-Moda Brand Relaunch Event & Storefront Showcase - Astor Place
December 07, 2017 - New York

V-Moda had launched its XS with AC Gears and decked out the AC Gears NYC storefront with a mesmerizing display crafted in Italy. And now V-Moda is relaunching its headphone and speaker lineup at AC Gears. How will they decorate the storefront this time? More information to be announced. Stayed tuned.

You’re the Expert - Caveat
December 07, 2017 - New York

You're the Expert is a live show and podcast. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You're the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.

Huggins Wood Floor Specialist Nwfa Idcec and Aia Ceu's Presentation - Huggins Wood Floor Specialist
December 07, 2017 - New York,

Please join us for our Wood Flooring Species Class (AIACES106501) (CEU-104025) on 12/7/17 between 1PM-2PM at Downtown Floor Supplies. We will be covering the latest trends to hit the American market using the finest European oils and finishes. The National Wood Flooring Association will submit the forms to IDCEC and AIA for your CEU's approval. Seats are limited please sign up fast. Lunch will be served. Please contact Huggins Wood Floor Specialist at 908-232-6600 for more information. Sponsored by Huggins Wood Floor Specialist, Woca and Downtown Floor Supplies.

FREE JAZZ, PIANO TRIO, BIG BAND - Symphony Space
December 07, 2017 - New York

7 - 8 pm: Free Jazz 8 - 9 pm: Piano Trio 9 - 10 pm: Big Band All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Prose Pros Reading - Sidewalk
December 07, 2017 - New York

readers TBA!

Free Jazz, Piano Trio, Big Band - Symphony Space
December 07, 2017 - New York

7 - 8 pm: Free Jazz 8 - 9 pm: Piano Trio 9 - 10 pm: Big Band All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Free Jazz, Piano Trio, Big Band - Symphony Space
December 07, 2017 - New York

7 - 8 pm: Free Jazz 8 - 9 pm: Piano Trio 9 - 10 pm: Big Band All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Folk Art Reflections - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

This interactive and discussion-based program for individuals with Alzheimer's and their family members or care partners brings the world of folk art to life through conversation. Museum admission and program are free. Registration is required. Stools are provided.

Procrastinators' Days 2017 - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

The AIA New York Chapter's annual Procrastinators' Days is an important continuing education event for architects in New York. With up to 18 HSW AIA/CES registered educational sessions, Procrastinators' Days benefits members of the New York design community by allowing them to meet their AIA membership and state licensing education requirements before the end of the year. In addition to courses, presenters have the option to set up table-top displays, where participants can learn more about the presenting companies, their products and services. Classes run from early morning until late afternoon, and are selected on an hourly basis so you can tailor the schedule to meet your needs over the three day event. Continental Breakfast and coffee will be provided through each day. The schedule allows for a 45 minute lunch break each day; meals are not provided. During lunch and other breaks, attendees are encouraged to visit the sponsor tables on the ground floor level. A full listing of the courses offered at the 2017 Procrastinators' Days will be offered by November 17. Members (per session): $10 advance with discount code, $20 at door with member card* Non-Mem... (read more)

Turn It On Film Series: Petition - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 08, 2017 - New York

This long-form documentary in three acts begins in 1996 and ends with the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The first act depicts the difficulties facing petitioners at the Beijing South Railway Station Petition Office and the contradictory nature of the petition system; the second act focuses on a mother and daughter as they undertake the petition process from 1996 to 2008, illustrating how the system brings suffering and tragedy to their lives; and the third act follows petitioners living near the Beijing South Railway Station as they face forced eviction and the demolition of their homes to ensure smooth operations of the Olympic Games. https://www.guggenheim.org/event/turn-it-on-petition

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 08, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Movies that Matter: Film Screenings for Schools - The Jewish Museum
December 08, 2017 - Upper East Side

Students explore themes of identity, culture, and tolerance inspired by the Jewish Museum's collection and screenings of award-winning documentary films. Engaging, guided conversations follow each screening. Free; includes pizza lunch To register, email teenprograms@thejm.org or call 212.423.3254. Limit: 40 tickets per school. Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, and Deborah and Michael Rothman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Daniel Emond’s Kill the Whale: A Musical Odyssey of Moby Dick - Caveat
December 08, 2017 - New York

Join Daniel Emond for a preview of his EP and musical film Kill the Whale. After penning a song about the great white whale, Daniel Emond re-read the classic Moby Dick ... several times over. What followed were others from Melville's canon and research trips to Nantucket, New Bedford, and Provincetown, all leading to the development of the double-sided record and musical film, Kill the Whale. With musical styles inspired by The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper to Beyoncé's Lemonade, join us in celebrating the EP of Kill the Whale and the first look at the pilot to the musical film. Emond will be joined by Starbird and the Phoenix. Daniel Emond is an actor, singer and musician living in New York City. He plays the piano, banjo, clarinet, guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele (in order of diminishing proficiency). He has worked regionally across the country and most notably, he acted, sang, and played clarinet at the A.R.T. in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Daniel plays regularly in NYC with his bands, The Blue Eyed Bettys, Lion & Spaniel, and also performs his own solo work.

Gallery Talk - The Jewish Museum
December 08, 2017 - Upper East Side

Modigliani often introduced himself with the salutation "I am Jewish." Investigating the intersection of psychology, ethnicity, formal analysis, and modernism in the artist's work, this talk, led by Nelly Silagy Benedek, Senior Director of Education, considers the relationship of Amedeo Modigliani's art to his Jewish identity. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Talks and Performances.

The Philadelphia Orchestra - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
December 08, 2017 - New York City

It's a night of love, scandal, and drama. Bernstein's Serenade, after by Plato's Symposium, explores the nature of love; its essence is captured in lyrical music laced with virtuosic solo violin passages that simultaneously eschew and hint at the West Side Story style. Sexual scandal drives the plot of Thomas Adès's opera Powder Her Face with music—sultry tangos and uneasy waltzes—that evoke the glittery world of its protagonist, the Duchess of Argyll. Sibelius's Symphony No. 1 lives in a gentler world of rich melody, technicolor orchestration, and drama.

Andrei Bondarenko, Baritone Gary Matthewman, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 08, 2017 - New York

The brief but beautiful songs of Tchaikovsky have the melodic richness and emotional power of his larger-scaled orchestral works and operas, while the chansons of Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and other French composers delight with their subtle charms. Andrei Bondarenko—a singer with "an astonishingly beautiful voice" (The Guardian) and winner of the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize—performs these songs, plus works by Ibert and Ravel inspired by Don Quixote and written for the legendary Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin.

Kgb: Nyu Emerging Writers - KGB Bar
December 08, 2017 - New York

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
December 08, 2017 - Upper East Side

Modigliani's Jewishness - Jewish Museum
December 08, 2017 - Upper East Side

Grand Opening BOGO Promotion in Chelsea- Som Bo, A Modern Take on Asian Cuisine - Som Bo
December 08, 2017 - New York

Som Bo will be doing a buy 1 Get 1 promotion on opening day, Friday, December 8th. We take on Asian cuisine with a modern twist in an ambient-fast casual setting. Asian food is often described as unhealthy and greasy, making it unappealing to today’s consumers who want nutritious meals. Introducing Som Bo- the restaurant who wants to change that perception and want you to embrace a guilt-free relationship with Asian food. Som Bo means “three treasures” in Cantonese, so we believe good things come in threes. For us, these treasures are grains, proteins, and vegetables, which we offer through our nutritious options for your base, protein, and greens. Or leave it to us, and choose from one of our signature bowls.

Ancient and Contemporary Songs of Galicia, Spain: Mercedes Peón - The Graduate Center, CUNY
December 08, 2017 - Manhattan, NYC

A US debut! Mercedes Peón (from La Coruña, Galicia) is an outstanding singer, Galician bagpiper, and multi-percussionist, who has dedicated herself to recovering traditional music in her native Spain. Peón has pioneered the formation of various female groups, received many awards, and performed at festivals throughout the world. “She has the aesthetic audacity of Björk, the emotional depth of PJ Harvey, and more rhythms than Fatboy Slim” — El Mundo (Spain)

The Dessoff Choirs Performs a Trio of Holiday Concerts - St. Peter's Church
December 08, 2017 - New York

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein’s Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi—to name a few.

Turn It On Film Series: Petition - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 08, 2017 - New York

This long-form documentary in three acts begins in 1996 and ends with the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The first act depicts the difficulties facing petitioners at the Beijing South Railway Station Petition Office and the contradictory nature of the petition system; the second act focuses on a mother and daughter as they undertake the petition process from 1996 to 2008, illustrating how the system brings suffering and tragedy to their lives; and the third act follows petitioners living near the Beijing South Railway Station as they face forced eviction and the demolition of their homes to ensure smooth operations of the Olympic Games.

Raising Arizona. 1987. Directed by Joel Coen - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
December 08, 2017 - New York

Raising Arizona. 1987. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. With Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson. 35mm. 94 min. H.I. McDunnough, a crook who knocks over convenience stores, and Ed, the cop who takes his mug shot, fall in love during the fingerprinting process. The couple gets married when H.I. gets out of prison, only to discover they are unable to have children. But H.I. always has a scheme cooking in his head, and Nathan Arizona, Sr., a local furniture mogul with a bombastic personality and cut-rate television commercials, just had quintuplets. Would the Arizonas even miss one baby?

A Man for All Seasons (1966) - New York Historical Society
December 08, 2017 - 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. A Man for All Seasons (1966) This Academy Award-winning biographical drama follows the story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Lord Chancellor of England who refused to annul King Henry VIII's marriage. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw. 120 min. REMARKS Samuel Alito was nominated as Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush and took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University. 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. LOCATION The Robert H. Smith Audito... (read more)

A Christmas Carol - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 08, 2017 - New York

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst ? (1951, 86 minutes) This classic adaption of Charles Dickens's beloved novel follows the stingy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future in Victorian London. Scrooge is given one last chance to change his ways and learn the meaning of Christmas to save himself from the grim fate that befell his unfortunate business partner Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern).

Italian, Dutch, and Flemish Drawings in the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 08, 2017 - New York

Ilona van Tuinen, Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator, Drawings and Prints & Marco Simone Bolzoni, Moore Curatorial Fellow, Drawings and Print

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 08, 2017 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Rentalour Supportersjoin Us in the Lounge Text & Con/Text - Dixon Place
December 08, 2017 - New York

PANK magazine is teaming up to present a monthly poetry reading series in the lounge at Dixon Place. Each month, two poets will read. Join us for 40 minutes of new lit and a drink after work! ABOUT THE READERS Orlando Ferrand is an award-winning poet, writer, and multidisciplinary artist. A member of PEN American Center, the National Writers Union, The Authors Guild, and Visual AIDS, he's the author of the full-length poetry collections Citywalker and La Otra Isla as well as the memoirApologia: Cuban Childhood in My Backpack. Mr. Ferrand's plays, dance theater compositions, and opera librettos, Still Life with Daniel, the Lonely Mutant, Narcissus 90, Ballad for Kangaroos, Requiem, Dioses de Barro, and Isola Maledetta have been produced in the U.S., Cuba, Mexico, and Europe. He's an adjunct professor of creative writing and visual arts and a contributing writer and artist to PEN America blog, Visual AIDS blog, POZ magazine, Linden Lane magazine, and Adroit magazine. Jacob Aplaca lives in New York City where he pursues a PhD in English literature at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter College. He occasionally writes humor pieces for McSweeny's Internet Tendency. PAN... (read more)

Pregame Your Brain: Smarts and Crafts - Caveat
December 08, 2017 - New York

Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain at Pregame Your Brain! Get some post-work drinks in your face, and some brand new knowledge in your brain at Pregame Your Brain! Several stations of experts on the week's theme will be set up around the bar -- grab a drink, and choose your own adventure. Each expert has a 10 minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics or go deep. Each week features experts on a different topic, so come back next week for all-new stuff! This week: Smarts and Crafts! Love crafts, but get annoyed at how scientifically inaccurate they are? SAME, BRO. Welcome to Smarts and Crafts, where all the crafts are based in science. Don't forget: first 100 tickets include a free drink!

ACO performs Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Pauchi Sasaki at Carnegie - Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
December 08, 2017 - New York

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) presents Reflected in Glass: Philip Glass and the Next Generation. Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons," featuring violinist Tim Fain, is paired with two composers Glass has mentored and inspired - Bryce Dessner and Pauchi Sasaki. Dessner's Reponse Lutoslawski, which receives its New York premiere in this performance, is the creative fruit of his study of Lutoslawski's string orchestra piece Musique funebre. Pauchi Sasaki's GAMA XVI, co-commissioned by ACO and Carnegie Hall, features the composer as electronics soloist, wearing and performing an original Speaker Dress made from 100 speakers. The performance ends with a rare behind-the-scenes conversation between Glass and Sasaki, whose collaboration was formally supported by the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. Moderated by Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School Ara Guzelimian, they will discuss their close working relationship and the mentorship experience. Glass and Sasaki's work with American Composers Orchestra this season is made possible by the Rolex Institute.

TEXT & CON/TEXT - Dixon Place
December 08, 2017 - New York City

PANK magazine is teaming up to present a monthly poetry reading series in the lounge at Dixon Place. Each month, two poets will read. Join us for 40 minutes of new lit and a drink after work!

True, Part 2: Electric - Bloomingdale School of Music
December 08, 2017 - New York

True: Part 2 features BSM faculty member Mark Mollica in works influenced by blues, rock, jazz, and world music. The followup to last year's acoustic concert, the music will use jazz language and technique to play across different electric styles which value simplicity and emotional directness, groove, and accessibility. Expect original works alongside selections by Soundgarden and Feist.

Marty Sheller with Columbia's Music Performance Program - Symphony Space
December 08, 2017 - New York

Marty Sheller is an American jazz trumpeter and arranger, who plays primarily in latin jazz idioms. Sheller initially studied percussion, but switched to trumpet as a teenager. He played with Hugo Dickens in Harlem, and arranged for Sabu Martinez, and began working with Afro-Latin percussionists such as Louie Ramirez and Frankie Malabe. In 1962 he became a trumpeter in Mongo Santamaria's band, and worked with Santamaria for more than forty years as a composer and arranger. He also had an extensive association with Fania Records as a house arranger, working with Joe Bataan, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Hector Lavoe, and Ismael Miranda. Outside of Fania, he arranged for musicians such as George Benson, David Byrne, Jon Faddis, Giovanni Hidalgo, T.S. Monk, Idris Muhammad, Manny Oquendo, Dave Pike, Tito Puente, Shirley Scott, Woody Shaw, Lew Soloff, and Steve Turre. In the 2000s, he led his own ensemble, which included the sidemen Chris Rogers, Joe Magnarelli, Sam Burtis, Bobby Porcelli, Bob Franceschini, Oscar Hernández, Ruben Rodriquez, Vince Cherico, and Steve Berrios. All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open t... (read more)

ACO performs Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Pauchi Sasaki at Carnegie - Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall
December 08, 2017 - New York

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) presents Reflected in Glass: Philip Glass and the Next Generation. Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons," featuring violinist Tim Fain, is paired with two composers Glass has mentored and inspired - Bryce Dessner and Pauchi Sasaki. Dessner's Reponse Lutoslawski, which receives its New York premiere in this performance, is the creative fruit of his study of Lutoslawski's string orchestra piece Musique funebre. Pauchi Sasaki's GAMA XVI, co-commissioned by ACO and Carnegie Hall, features the composer as electronics soloist, wearing and performing an original Speaker Dress made from 100 speakers. The performance ends with a rare behind-the-scenes conversation between Glass and Sasaki, whose collaboration was formally supported by the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. Moderated by Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School Ara Guzelimian, they will discuss their close working relationship and the mentorship experience. Glass and Sasaki's work with American Composers Orchestra this season is made possible by the Rolex Institute. $41-$51. Presented by American Composers Orchestra http://www.americancomposers.org

Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 08, 2017 - New York

Declan Kiely, Director of Exhibitions, The New York Public Library, and exhibition curator

Tanya Moberly: The Steven Ray Watkins Show - Don't Tell Mama
December 08, 2017 - New York

New York Cares Winter Wishes - New York Cares
Through December 08, 2017 - New York

Take part in this year’s “Winter Wishes” program with New York Cares to provide holiday gifts to children, teens, and seniors in need. Winter Wishes is underway now and individuals and teams can register to participate here: https://www.newyorkcares.org/winter-wishes Each year, New York Cares partners with hundreds of Community Partners, including homeless shelters, schools, and other deserving nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holidays. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap, and send the gifts to its partners.

Bowery Comedy - Bowery Electric
December 09, 2017 - New York

"Every second Saturday of the month, Carolyn Busa and Chelsea Taylor host a lineup of the funniest stand up comics in New York City as well as special out of town guests. Past performers have appeared on Comedy Central, Conan, and MTV. This show has featured New York City favorites such as Blair Socci, Subhah Agarwal, Jon Laster, Ayanna Dookie, and Mark Normand. Comedians who regularly perform at legendary comedy clubs in Manhattan often drop in to do a set. Carolyn Busa is known as the creator of Brooklyn's very own Side Ponytail, which Chelsea also co-produces and hosts. They keep the show going with high energy banter and jokes in between guest performers. Bowery Comedy is always free and in the map room every second Saturday of the month. For ticket information visit www.theboweryelectric.com/ or call (212) 228-0228."

Watson Adventures’ Ho-Ho Holiday Midtown Family Scavenger Hunt - Paley Park
December 09, 2017 - New York

Kids and adults discover the best of midtown’s lavish holiday displays on this seasonal scavenger hunt, including the windows along Fifth Avenue, the Rockefeller Center tree, Grand Central Terminal, the model train display in the Transit Museum Annex, and other festive highlights. You’ll also visit locations from famous holiday movies such as Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, Scrooged and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Turn It On Film Series: Jiabiangou Elegy: Life and Death of the Rightists - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 09, 2017 - New York

Jiabiangou Elegy recounts the persecution of inmates at the Jiabiangou labor camp in Jiuquan, Gansu province, and examines the way the victims’ final affairs were handled. During the Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–59, over three thousand people were sent to Jiabiangou for re-education through labor. These people were labeled rightists, counterrevolutionaries, and anti-party dissidents. Over a three-year period, more than two thousand died from abuse and hunger; only a few hundred were rescued in the end. The film includes interviews with the few remaining Jiabiangou survivors and their children, and presents the conflict between the preservation and destruction of memory.

Conflicted: The Greatest Fights in History - Caveat
December 09, 2017 - New York

Hosted by Kate Villa and Peter Johnston History is written by the victors ... and now that they did all the work, we'll do the powerpoint! At Conflicted, two comedians take you through some of history's greatest fights. From rivalries and gossip to attacks and blood feuds, Conflicted gives you the inside scoop on what (probably) happened, aided by the people responsible for each of these brawls. It'll be so funny that you might actually learn something. Kate Villa is a comedy writer and stand up comedian. She has worked in some of the most fun places (The President Show, UCBComedy, Pig Apple) and her writing has been featured in some of the most fun publications (McSweeneys, The Belladonna, Cartuna, Hellogiggles). She is, objectively, the most fun. Peter Johnston is a writer and comedian based in New York City. He's trained at UCB, worked at The Late Show with David Letterman, and can currently be seen entertaining the masses as a Story Pirate. His lifelong dream is to dunk, and he would love any tips you may have.

Free Saturdays - The Jewish Museum
December 09, 2017 - Upper East Side

Admission to the Jewish Museum is free on Saturdays. Learn more here. Made possible by the Neubauer Family Foundation. During a Saturday visit to the Museum, you will be able to view our current exhibitions. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. Shop locations are closed.

Morris Music Academy Student Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 09, 2017 - New York

Performers Student Recital

Chamber Orchestra of New York - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 09, 2017 - New York

Chamber Orchestra of New York continues its 10th anniversary season with a second Carnegie Hall concert featuring double string orchestra. The program includes Grieg's Holberg Suite, Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and Richard Strauss's Metamorphoseon. Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio also presents the world premiere of his Preludio Sentimentale.

Kindness in Marriage--What Does It Really Mean? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
December 09, 2017 - New York

Women have wanted to be kind, but a woman has also felt that in being kind she’s somehow been sacrificial. Is kindness much bigger than women have imagined? Does it mean careful thought, even criticism? And when we’re truly kind are we really taking care of ourselves? Yes! At this eminently practical event, taught by consultants Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, and Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, women will learn what can make married life honestly kind—and have a woman feel she is expressing her own deepest self: “The purpose of marriage is to like the world,” explained Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism. “The reason happiness in marriage is such a rare item is that people have tried to love in a way that would mean less of a like for the world—in fact, a contempt for it.” There’s going to be enlivening, insightful discussion of these important sentences by Mr. Siegel, from his lecture Mind and Kindness: "One way the large problem can be put is this: how to be kind without limit and at the same time take care of oneself without limit. The idea is always to feel that in being nice to something, you are nice to yourself. If in being nice to something you are not being ... (read more)

Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring Britten "Ceremony of Carols" and Vivaldi "Gloria" - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
December 09, 2017 - NY

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE PRESENTS BRITTEN CEREMONY OF CAROLS AND VIVALDI GLORIA Combined Cathedral Choirs, Soloists and Orchestra Perform Festive Holiday Music Kent Tritle and Bryan Zaros, Conductors The Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its annual Cathedral Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. The Cathedral Choirs will join forces under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading choral conductors. This signature event is one of many comprising the 2017–2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space. This year’s concert features beloved holiday classics. First, the Cathedral Choristers, joined by the trebles of the Cathedral Choir, sing Britten’s exquisite setting of medieval poetry, the Ceremony of Carols, conducted by Bryan Zaros, Associate Choirmaster. The Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra join for Vivaldi's splendid and festive Gloria, while New York composer James Bassi’s radiant Quem pastores laudavere portrays the quiet beauty of the Christmas story. The audience is invited to join in singing favori... (read more)

Artists for Puerto Rico - The Clemente
December 09, 2017 - New York

ARTISTS FOR PUERTO RICO Hurricane Relief Benefit December 9th, 7-10pm At The Clemente 107 Suffolk St between Delancey and Rivington. FMJZ to Delancey/Essex Art works stating at $50 100% of the money raised will be donated to Water Mission to bring sustainable solar, diesel and desalination water systems to the residents of Puerto Rico. Preview - New Art Added Daily Purchase works by phone: (212) 260-4080 SRI Fine Art Services is proud to sponsor the artists and their efforts to support disaster relief through watermission.org

Watson Adventures’ The Museum Strikes Back Scavenger Hunt for Star Wars Fans - Museum of Natural History
December 09, 2017 - New York

Explore the galaxy of the Museum of Natural History in search of artifacts that echo the characters, creatures and planets of Star Wars. Track down Bantha-sized beasts, giant bugs as gross as Geonosians, hunters as fearsome as Boba Fett and samurai who helped inspire the Jedi. This hunt references the movies to provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful pieces of history. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase required.

Turn It On Film Series: Jiabiangou Elegy: Life and Death of the Rightists - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 09, 2017 - New York

Jiabiangou Elegy recounts the persecution of inmates at the Jiabiangou labor camp in Jiuquan, Gansu province, and examines the way the victims' final affairs were handled. During the Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–59, over three thousand people were sent to Jiabiangou for re-education through labor. These people were labeled rightists, counterrevolutionaries, and anti-party dissidents. Over a three-year period, more than two thousand died from abuse and hunger; only a few hundred were rescued in the end. The film includes interviews with the few remaining Jiabiangou survivors and their children, and presents the conflict between the preservation and destruction of memory.

The Big Combo. 1955. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
December 09, 2017 - New York

The Big Combo. 1955. USA. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. With Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy. 84 min. Among the young filmmakers who frequented Club 57, Steve Brown was also an active programmer with a particular interest in the work of macho auteurs like Sam Fuller and Nicholas Ray and noir directors such as Lewis. A detective's obsession with bringing down a powerful gangster leads to his infatuation with the thug's moll and, predictably, a number of murders. The homosexual subtext that frequently colored the genre surfaces here in the relationship between a pair of gunsels named Fante and Mingo.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 09, 2017 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

Mozzarella Making @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
December 09, 2017 - New York

Mild and Milky, Smooth and Silky: Any Way You Stretch It, We Love Fresh Mozzarella! and in This Hands-On Crash Course We'll Teach You How to Make It at Home. First We'll Set You Straight on Coagulation as We Tell You How Milk Turns from Fluid to Firm Curds. Then We'll All Roll up Our Sleeves to Turn Curds into the Beautiful Balls That We Know as Fresh Mozzarella. Taste Several Samples of Fresh Pasta Filata (Pulled Curd) Style Cheeses (Think Mozzarella, Bufala, Burrata, Oh My!), Enjoy Unlimited Pours of Our House Sparkling and Red Wines, and Bring Home Your Own Mozzarella Masterpiece. Mozzarella Making Is Recommended for Ages 16 and Up. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Are Available in Substitution of House Wines.

Brunch Theatre presents Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays For When The Country Is Up In Flames - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 09, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre serves the millennial what they love best: fresh entertainment and fresh brunch

Sketching in the Gallery - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 09, 2017 - New York

Susan Stillman, Artist and Parsons The New School for Design faculty member Spend two hours sketching, drawing inspiration from works in the Morgan's current exhibitions. Professional artists and educators will be available to assist you. Open to artists of all levels. This program is limited to 12 people on a first come, first served basis. Stools, boards, a selection of pencils, and drawing paper will be provided. While personal sketchbooks are allowed, ink, paint, markers, charcoal, chalk, pastels, folding stools, and easels are not permitted in the galleries.

AMY ALLISON - Dixon Place
December 09, 2017 - New York City

Singer-songwriter Amy Allison sings mostly original songs & some standards.

Fourth U Holiday Party - Fourth Universalist Society
December 09, 2017 - New York

The Dessoff Choirs Hosts Messiah Sing-In - Union Theological Seminary
December 09, 2017 - New York

Dessoff’s Messiah Sing invites all singers and non-singers alike to join with the choir on the work’s many choruses. According to NewYorkArts.net, “you’ll tingle down to your toes. If you enjoy choral music or simply want to see an up-and-coming conductor/performer with a great future, check out the Dessoff Choirs. And, if singing is even sort of your thing, consider joining the Dessoff’s 2017’s Messiah Sing. Hallelujah!”

R&R: Shabbat @ the JCC – December 9th - Homegrown - JCC Manhattan
December 09, 2017 - NY

WHO: Storytelling with Gia Pace; Face Painting with Jaime Gruber; Rooftop Playground; Pickling Sauerkraut with Shawn; Family Glow Yoga and Dance with MEDITESH; Chanukah Concert With Paul Wolf; Community Film: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer; Valence A Capella 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: December 9th, 2017, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (AND EVERY SATURDAY EXCEPT DECEMBER 30th & FEBRUARY 10th 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 information and full weekly schedule: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/jewish-living/shabbat-and-holidays/r-and-r-shabbat/

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 09, 2017 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

The Women Who Compose for Broadway- A Musical Entertainment - The Triad Theatre
December 09, 2017 - New York

The Women Who Compose for Broadway Debuts at The Triad Theatre (NYC, NY). "The Women Who Compose for Broadway – A Musical Entertainment" featuring the music of Nell Benjamin, Nancy Ford, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Brenda Russell, Lucy Simon, Kay Swift, Jeanine Tesori, and more, will perform for one special performance December 9, 2017, 4pm at the Triad Theatre. Over the course of the last century little recognition has been given to the women who compose Broadway scores. There are strikingly fewer female musical theatre composers due to the barriers they have faced. Marjorie Hayes, creator of the event, was inspired by their stories and decided to shine a light on these ground-breaking women who have made their mark on the Broadway stage. By using only these women’s songs, with a bit of historical context, the show celebrates the depth, breadth, and wit of their heart-stopping music. The musical evening features Broadway and regional favorites, Brandi Chavonne Massey (Wicked, The Lion King, The Color Purple, Jekyll and Hyde, Caroline or Change), Rachel Zatcoff (The Phantom of the Opera), Peter Kendall Clark (New York City Opera), Marc delaCruz (If/Then), Marjorie... (read more)

DraftWork: Jasmine Hearn / Angie Pittman - Danspace Project
December 09, 2017 - New York

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.

Comedians on the Loose - Sidewalk
December 09, 2017 - New York

weekly comedy open mic!

Tenement Funk Project - Sidewalk
December 09, 2017 - New York

Chen Dance Center's "newsteps" - Chen Dance Center
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Chen Dance Center presents "newsteps," its semi-annual emerging choreographers' series which, since 1994, has presented hundreds of dancers and dancemakers creating new work. Selected through an open audition, the December choreographers are Jenny Boissiere, Keith Comley, Nikki Theroux, Shannon Yu, Esme Boyce, and a collaboration of Alexandra Lockhart, Chelsea Hecht & Emily McDaniel. Each receives a stipend, free rehearsal space, and three public performances a the Chen Dance Center.

Closer-Look Tour - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 09, 2017 - Lincoln Center

A tour of War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium

Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance Presents The World Premiere Of Rose Walk Green Ice - Danspace Project
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is premiering rose walk green ice at Danspace Project, located at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. rose walk green ice culminates a trilogy that began with HOME and Agawam. HOME draws upon ritualistic process to elucidate the search for home via encounters, communication, and understanding of oneself and others. With Agawam, BodyStories considers the roles that family and memory play in the formation of identity. HOME and Agawam explore the emotionally charged journey that is the search for self-actualization and identity. rose walk green ice ingests and processes the ideas, themes, inspirations, and images in the previous works in an intimate, immersive way with its audiences. This evening also includes special guest artists, the Chicago-based Winifred Haun & Dancers, performing Trashed, a collaboration between Winifred Haun and Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant. Choreographed by Teresa Fellion in collaboration with the performers: Maria Gardner, Amanda Krische, Kimberly Murry, Kelsey Rondeau, Elizabeth Shew, Jessica Stroh, and Ashley Zimmerman; Rehearsal Director: Charly Wenzel; Original Music composed and performed live by John Yan... (read more)

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson - Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson explores how Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibition’s story begins when Barr and Johnson traveled to Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s and discovered that leading European architects—such as Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–were rejecting ornament in favor of a purity of form. Barr and Johnson dubbed this new architectural language “International Style.” Featuring more than 100 objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition traces the development of modern design from its origins at Bauhaus to Barr and Johnson’s radical experiments in their homes in New York City to MoMA’s nationally influential exhibition in the 1930s and beyond.

Brunch With Santa - Bierhaus Nyc
December 10, 2017 - New York

TAGGED CHRISTMAS, SANTA, BRUNCH

No Question is Too Stupid - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
December 10, 2017 - Upper West Side

After he told them parables, Jesus' disciples were usually still confused, and had lots of questions. If you recognize that feeling, you're not alone: the Cathedral is a big and busy place with lots of stuff going on, especially on Sunday mornings. In the spirit of Jesus, who would take his disciples aside and answer all their most basic questions, Cathedral clergy and staff present "No Question is Too Stupid," an embarrassment-free zone for you to bring all your questions about the Cathedral, Christian worship, sacraments, theology, and spirituality.

Dig Drop-In - The Jewish Museum
December 10, 2017 - Upper East Side

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs.

Broadway Matinee! Full Cabaret Show - don't tell mama
December 10, 2017 - New York

Select Sundays at noon! Featuring a three course meal prix fixe for just $35, including appetizer, entree, dessert, and coffee or tea. Also $14.95 unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys. 11/12 11/26 12/10 12/17

Hanukkah Family Day - The Jewish Museum
December 10, 2017 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the festival of lights as a family at the Jewish Museum! Build a sculptural Hanukkah lamp with funky found objects — a Jewish Museum tradition. Dance to the pop-rock tunes of Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights, sketch Hanukkah lamps from around the globe on a gallery tour, watch a unique Hanukkah story come to life through a drawing performance by Jeff Hopkins, and collaborate on a giant light collage.

2017 Richard Tucker Gala - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
December 10, 2017 - New York City

Performers Artists to be announced

AFAF Winners Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
December 10, 2017 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

RUNHealthy: Yoga - New York Road Runners
December 10, 2017 - New York

RUNHealthy is a series of holistic exercise sessions aimed at helping to reduce injury and keep you running healthy. Free yoga and stretching sessions are each offered on a monthly basis. Join us on the second Sunday of each month for Yoga for Runners, led by instructors from Pure Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Milstein Science Series: Celebrating Cephalopods - American Museum of Natural History
December 10, 2017 - New York

Cephalopods like octopuses and squids have fascinated humans for millennia. In the last two decades, marine biologists have discovered many new species and documented intriguing and unexpected behaviors and adaptions within this diverse group of animals. Learn more about these marine marvels through performances, presentations, and live animal encounters at this family-friendly festival. The Milstein Science Series is proudly sponsored by the Irma and Paul Milstein Family.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
December 10, 2017 - New York

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Arlenes Flea - Arlene's Grocery
December 10, 2017 - New York

Mozzarella Making @ Murray's Cheese - Murray's Cheese Shop
December 10, 2017 - New York

Mild and Milky, Smooth and Silky: Any Way You Stretch It, We Love Fresh Mozzarella! and in This Hands-On Crash Course We'll Teach You How to Make It at Home. First We'll Set You Straight on Coagulation as We Tell You How Milk Turns from Fluid to Firm Curds. Then We'll All Roll up Our Sleeves to Turn Curds into the Beautiful Balls That We Know as Fresh Mozzarella. Taste Several Samples of Fresh Pasta Filata (Pulled Curd) Style Cheeses (Think Mozzarella, Bufala, Burrata, Oh My!), Enjoy Unlimited Pours of Our House Sparkling and Red Wines, and Bring Home Your Own Mozzarella Masterpiece. Mozzarella Making Is Recommended for Ages 16 and Up. Non-Alcoholic Beverages Are Available in Substitution of House Wines.

Funkbox NYC Presents Mawu Anniversary | Jansy, Mark Francis, & Tony Touch - Cielo
December 10, 2017 - New York

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 10, 2017 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Coffee Hour: Hosted by Amelia - Fourth Universalist Society
December 10, 2017 - New York

WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE (AFRO-CUBAN, BLUEGRASS, ARAB) - Symphony Space
December 10, 2017 - New York

7 pm: Afro-Cuban 8 pm: Bluegrass 9 pm: Arab All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

??????? (Boombox/Ukraine) + the Erised North American Tour 2017 - Stage 48
December 10, 2017 - New York

Here is what ??????? said about the upcoming tour: "We are bringing "Liudy", "Naked King" singles – these two are the newbies. No doubt we'll perform the songs from all of the albums and I have to say that we've done a lot during our 13 years existence. "T?4??", "Polina", "Naodyntsi", "Kvity v volossi ", "Vakhteram" – I bet you wanna hear them and you certainly will. What else can I say? Between the songs we'll joke around and share dazzling smiles to you, I promise" Boombox is a Ukrainian funk, hip-hop and rock band. It was formed in 2004 in Kiev by the vocalist of the group "Grafit" Andrei Khlyvnyuk and the guitarist of the group "Tartak" Andrei Samoilo. Songs of the band are performed in Ukrainian, but there are also Russian-language and English-language songs. The Erised is the Ukrainian English-language electronic music band whose debut EP was released on February 2, 2015 on the British label Med School Music, a subsidiary of Hospital Records, with London Elektricity, High Contrast, Netsky, Camo & Krooked and other world artists. The Erised is a mixture of electronic sound and powerful vocals. The participants themselves call their music "live electronic music", and ... (read more)

World Music Ensemble (Afro-Cuban, Bluegrass, Arab) - Symphony Space
December 10, 2017 - New York

7 pm: Afro-Cuban 8 pm: Bluegrass 9 pm: Arab All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

María de Echevarría: Fields of Light and Color - Saint Peter's Church
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Nature, once again, inspired the Argentinian painter María de Echevarría to create a set of abstract and semi-abstract landscapes, of which more than 20 are presented in this exhibit. "In all these paintings my aim is to convey my emotional response and artistic vision to the magnificent light and colors observed in fields, skies and water from dawn to sunset." María started painting in 1991. Since then, her art education has been the never-ending process that takes place mainly during the actual act of painting. There is also the study and direct observation of works by masters like Georgia O'Keeffe and Mark Rothko. She took classes at The Art Student League of New York and studied under the Peruvian painter Reynaldo Bisetti in New York. De Echevarría has shown her work extensively in and out of New York. Examples in New York are the one-artist exhibits at the United Nations Headquarters, the Living Room Gallery of Saint Peter's Church and the Consulate of Argentina. Galleries in SoHo and Chelsea have presented her work in individual and group shows as well.

Grand Holiday Bazaar - Grand Bazaar NYC
December 10, 2017 - New York

Explore the over 100 vendors of Grand Bazaar NYC's weekly market. Entrance is free. Discover + Shop + Eat & Be Social! Grand Bazaar NYC is the city’s largest curated weekly market. Open every Sunday, indoors and outdoors, with over 100 amazing vendors offering the finest and most distinctive goods (e.g., antiques, vintage collectibles, art, jewelry, artisanal foods). Grand Bazaar NYC donates all proceeds to four neighborhood public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

14th-annual "Christmas in Italy®" starring Cristina Fontanelli - Symphony Space
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

"A feast for the eyes as well as the ears. Immensely theatrical." - NY EPOCH TIMES. Now in it's 14th year! Beloved annual Holiday family show "Love Letter" to Italy featuring the great songs of Italy and Christmas, starring Award-winning Singer/PBS-TV host, Cristina Fontanelli ("Vocal genius" - the NY Sun) www.cristinafontanelli.com ,https://www.facebook.com/Crist... and featuring the children of the Little Language Studio and the Jersey City Ballet, plus guest tenor and adult choir accompanied by mandolins, guitar, accordion/piano and orchestral arrangements. Famous songs include: Torna a Surriento, Tu scendi dalle stelle, Silent Night, White Christmas and Mamma. "We had a magical time." - Two Italian Boys from Brooklyn; [Headline] "Cristina Fontanelli Preserving Values...", the NY Epoch Times.

Morgan Explorers: Family Drop-In Museum Experience - The Morgan Library & Museum
December 10, 2017 - New York

On the second Sunday of each month, families can enjoy a drop-in experience in Mr. Morgan's 1906 library. Discover art activities, handle touch objects, and get your questions answered by a Morgan educator. Learn more about the myths and stories on the famous ceilings, roll a sample cylinder seal, and get up close and personal with medieval bookmaking materials!

A MY NAME IS... by Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup - TheaterLab
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Choreographer Stefanie Nelson presents the NYC premiere of her work A MY NAME IS…, an exploration of memory and forgetting inspired by the choreographer’s personal encounter with a family member’s dementia. Employing a cast of four dancers and a multidisciplinary team of international collaborators, the work focuses on the phenomenon of gravity (both physical and metaphoric) as well as repetition and disappearance. Nelson builds a gestural vocabulary for the piece the same way as one’s language skills develop and disintegrate over time and uses it to reflect upon memory and forgetting, aging and loss. The special advisor for the project is David Shenk, a bestselling author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic. Developed in residency in Italy, the work features stop-motion video by Elisa D'Amico (Italy), original music by composers Sahand Rahbar (Iran/Canada) and Jonah Kreitner (US), with set and light design by Solomon Weisbard (US). Thursday, December 7, 8pm (special Benefit Gala performance) Friday, December 8, 8pm Saturday, December 9, 3pm and 8pm Sunday, December 10, 3pm

Art Basil Miami Beach Booth A08 - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Path to Citizenship - New York Historical Society
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

On view in the Patrica D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical explores what it means to be an American citizen through documents and manuscripts from its collection, as part of the CitizenshipProject. The U.S. Constitution, drafted in 1787, established a new nation. It also introduced national citizenship, the eligibility for which would be determined by Congress. The Naturalization Act of 1790 offered citizenship to "free white persons" who had resided in the country for at least two years and could prove they were of good character. Naturalization is the process through which someone becomes a citizen. Although eligibility for U.S. Citizenship has changed repeatedly since 1790, three aspects of naturalization have remained the same: the act of petitioning or applying for citizenship, taking an oath of allegiance to the United States, and receiving a document that certifies citizenship. Learn more about the documents on view. This exhibit was curated by Nina Nazionale, director of library operations and curator of printed collections.

Syfy's Pop-Up Bar 'Jingle Hell's' Inspired by the Premiere of 'Happy!' - Jingle Hell's (formerly The Skinny)
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

This December, SYFY upends the most wonderful time of the year with an anti-holiday pop-up bar inspired by HAPPY!, the network’s twisted new upcoming series starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. JINGLE HELL’S provides New Yorkers an escape from the annual insanity of the holiday season and gives new definition to holiday traditions, with programs and activities inspired by the world of HAPPY!, including: HAPPY! Hour: Everyone’s first drink is FREE at the daily HAPPY! Hour Anti-Holiday Cocktails: The Mother-In-Law, Christmas Mourning, Silent Nightmare, Ho Ho Holy Sh*t, Sax on the Beach and Happy on the Rocks Very Bad Santa’s Workshop: Skip the mall and get your photo taken with Very Bad Santa Dirty Caroling: A pianist leads patrons in sing-alongs of naughty carols Humbug Trivia: Inappropriate Christmas trivia will stump bar goers Ho Ho Bingo: Classic bingo gets an anti-holiday makeover Krampus Karaoke: Holiday classics take a back seat as guests belt out their favorite karaoke songs Cheer Hunter: A custom arcade game whose mission is to stop the spread of holiday cheer Photo Booth, Naughty & Nice Claw Machine with surprise giveaways inspi... (read more)

La MaMa Exhibit: A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community - Astor Place
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is excited to announce 'A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community' -- an upcoming exhibit that explores the history of the off-off-Broadway theatre movement through a selection of original posters from La MaMa's Archives. This exhibit documents the history of downtown theater, the changing aesthetic vernaculars of theatrical posters, and the transformation of print technologies over the past 55 years. It includes posters from every decade since La MaMa's founding in 1961, including the hand­-painted boards that announced La MaMa's inaugural season (1961­-1962) and the digital print created for the theater's 50th anniversary in 2011. Many of these materials are featured in Cindy Rosenthal's forthcoming book, Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La Mama Experimental Theatre (University of Michigan Press, 2017). In conjunction with the exhibit, La MaMa will host a series of public programs, all of which are free and open to the public.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Peter & the Wolf - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
Through December 10, 2017 - New York City

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf, "a new holiday tradition," said The New York Times. Isaac Mizrahi directs, designs, and narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classicas Brad Lubmanconducts Ensemble Signaland a cast performschoreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minutestory to life for the young and young at heart. Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 and 4pm; and Friday, December 8 at 6:30pm. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue. "Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." -The New York Times ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ult... (read more)

West Village Chorale Holiday Concert - Judson Memorial Church
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

"Christmas Carols Old and New" -- a seasonal program for brass, piano, harp, cello, and chorus featuring selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and sacred and secular carols spanning four centuries (in English, Spanish, Latin, and Old Church Slavonic). Composers include Abbie Betinis (b. 1980), Franz Biebl (1906-2001), Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Tomas Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611), Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943), and John Rutter (b. 1945). Back by popular demand is a musical version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a 1942 arrangement originally performed by the big band Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. Audience sing-along carols will also fill the atmospheric spaces of Judson, the 1890 Village landmark church and center for the arts. Music Director Dr. Colin Britt conducts; Elena Belli, piano; Calliope Brass; Adan Vasquez, harp; and David Lasher, cello.

Bread & Puppet's Domestic Insurrection Circus and Honey Let's Go Home Opera - Theater for the New City
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Bread & Puppet showtimes at Theater for the New City (155 1st Ave NY NY) Tickets $18 Adult, $13 Student/Senior/Child Our Domestic Insurrection Circus fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535913376742853/ 12/7 8pm 12/8 8pm 12/9 3pm & 8pm 12/10 3pm The Honey Let's Go Home Opera fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1577338685648094/ 12/14 8pm 12/15 8pm 12/16 3pm & 8pm 12/17 8pm [New York, NY] Bread and Puppet Theater returns to NYC this December 7-17 with two new shows, Our Domestic Insurrection Circus and The Honey Let's Go Home Opera. Directed by founder Peter Schumann, the shows hope to inspire the general public to create possibilitarian alternatives to our current political order. “Domestic insurrection is called for when the organs of public information are owned and manipulated by the same interests that own and manipulate the self-destructive economy”, says Schumann. “Domestic insurrection is the urgent response of citizens and residents to prevent imminent catastrophy.” The Domestic Insurrection Circus is 2017’s iteration of the large-scale political puppet circuses that Bread & Puppet has mounted each year since 1970. With brigh... (read more)

Holiday Handmade Cavalcade Manhattan - Holiday Handmade Cavalcade Manhattan
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

The NY Handmade Collective, formerly Etsy NY Street Team, is showcasing our collective history as makers, and offering our customers something a little bit different and new: the chance to explore the history of making in NYC, past in present. The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has nine years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts from indie vendors, all based in the NY tri-state area.

Hennessy X.O Celebrates the Holiday Season with an Immersive Personalized Shopping Experience - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Hennessy presents the X.O Odyssey Experience – a unique personalized holiday shopping pop-up that will take you on a sensorial journey to discover the taste of Hennessy X.O, the original Extra Old Cognac. New Yorkers are invited to visit the X.O Odyssey Experience pop-up to receive complimentary bottle engraving for holiday gifting. Shoppers can purchase a bottle of Hennessy X.O at one of several nearby retailers including Oak & Steel, 58 Wine & Liquor and Columbus Circle Wines & Spirits, and bring it to the X.O Odyssey Experience to receive custom engraving, gift wrapping and a travel sized Diptyque candle. While visiting, consumers can embark on the X.O Odyssey immersive experience to explore the scents that represent each of the seven tasting notes of Hennessy X.O.

Next Stop: A Comedy of Misconnections - Broadway Comedy Club
Through December 14, 2017 - New York

NEXT STOP, an original comedy with live music about cultural misconnections and crossed boundaries. Hazan, a young "startup-ist", comes to New York to pitch his various business ideas. He meets Maya, a half-American trying to make it as a stage actress. We follow their respective pursuits in love and work in a city they think they know and a culture they think they understand. NEXT STOP stars Noga Milstein and Ben Perry who transition seamlessly between the roles of Maya and Hazan as well as a slew of other New Yorkers. Directed by acclaimed actress Mili Avital, NEXT STOP features a book by Noga Milstein and Avital, music by Yoni Bloch, lyrics by Barak Feldman, with additional music by Omri Angheland Ann Streichman. NEXT STOP is currently in performances at the Broadway Comedy Club (318 W 53rd Street) in the heart of Midtown NYC. An intimate cabaret setting, audience members are able to enjoy drinks and food from the bar at every performance.

What's Wrong with Rights? - New Museum
Through December 14, 2017 - Lower East Side

As Contentious Debates Surrounding Political Correctness, Freedom of Expression, and Identity Politics Have Come to Dominate National Discourse—Conversations Foregrounded by Extreme Acts of Violence and Hate Speech—Negotiating the Paradoxical Perils of Rights Comes with New Urgency. in Conjunction with "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," the New Museum Will Host a Panel Discussion with the Exhibition's Advisory Group: Lia Gangitano, Ariel Goldberg, Jack Halberstam, Fred Moten, and Eric A. Stanley. Participants Consider the Current State and Stakes of Expression and Freedom as They Intersect with Power Structures Tied to Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability. Conversations Will Range from Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces on College Campuses to the Pitfalls of Neoliberal Campaigns for Legal Reforms Around Marginalized Communities.

John Minihan: Beckett and His World - Irish Arts Center
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Walter Asmus directed Waiting for Godot and worked with Samuel Beckett in Berlin in the 1970s, author Edna O'Brien and publisher John Calder made up his circle in London, and actor Lisa Dwan gave life to Not I as never before. These are some of the luminaries who made up a world of Beckett, both during his life, and after his passing. John Minihan captures their essence in black and white portraiture, including his iconic images of Beckett himself. In his artist talk "Beckett and the Wake," John remembers spending time with a playwright who was often a reluctant subject and rarely posed. John Minihan photographed volumes I and II of IAC's cultural exhibition To Love Two Countries, a celebration of the men and women who immigrated to the United States in the early half of the twentieth century. Culture Night is an annual public event in Ireland that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organizations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. This year we join by opening our gallery doors for a daytime opportunity to view Beckett and His World.

All the Queens Houses - The Architectural League of New York
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

The Uncle Function Christmas (NOT Holiday) Spectacular! - The Pit
Through December 16, 2017 - New York City

Uncle Function, one of New York City’s premier sketch comedy troupes, will introduce a series of brand new sketches at their upcoming special edition comedy show The Uncle Function Christmas (NOT Holiday) Spectacular! at The Peoples Improv Theater - 123 East 24th St., Manhattan . After a successful show last holiday season, the Uncles will have THREE performances; Saturday, December 9th at 9:30pm, Thursday December 14th at 9:00PM and Saturday December 16th at 8:00PM. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at: https://thepit-nyc.com. Your favorite Uncles take on the likes of Rudolph, A Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy and more in their uproarious new Holiday-- oops, sorry -- Christmas show. Guests are encouraged to wear their most beautiful Christmas sweaters- because ugly sweaters already have plenty parties in their honor and enough is enough! The Uncles are partnering with the Toys-For-Tots Foundation, and encourage all attendees to please bring a small toy or monetary donation that will be given to less fortunate children in the New York area. Uncle Function has been hailed as "one of the smartest, silliest, and most seductively satisfying shows ar... (read more)

Safety Assessment Program (Sap) Training - AIA New York | Center for Architecture
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

Intended for licensed architects, engineers, or building code officials, this course certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the California Safety Assessment Program (SAP). The program is managed by Cal EMA with cooperation from professional organizations, including the AIA. It utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources to provide professional engineers and architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluation of their built environment in an aftermath of a disaster. SAP the preferred training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. It also teaches the appropriate protocol for coordinating with emergency managers to limit professional liability. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to consistently and safely assess structures for habitability and will receive a Building Evaluator certification from the state of California. Registrat... (read more)

The Bench, A Homeless Love Story - The Cherry Lane Theatre
Through December 17, 2017 - NEW YORK

Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980’s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery, from Daphne Arthur’s graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world re-known composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It’s a unique and fresh solo theatre piece wherein one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form, not traditional ‘monologue black out, monologue black out’ traditional solo theatre form. NO Performances on November 5 and December 3 ADDED performance: Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm The show runs 65 minutes, no intermission.

Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? - Workshop Theater
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

STARTING 5 PRODUCTIONS presents Terrence McNally’s WHERE HAS TOMMY FLOWERS GONE?, directed by Laura Braza. Constructed as a series of vignettes, skits and brief incidents, the play portrays the life and attitude of one Tommy Flowers—irrepressible cut-up, determined freeloader and disenchanted rebel against society. In the course of his adventures he befriends a destitute old actor, acquires an oversized sheep dog (his best friend) and finds love with a beautiful music student (whom he meets in the ladies' room at Bloomingdale's). But as Tommy moves from scene to scene, his bright red shopping bag at the ready for pilfering, and his agile wit poised to hoodwink everyone in sight, we also glimpse the root causes of his alienation—his ailing, complaining mother back home; an unhappily married brother; a former girlfriend who has settled for a suffocating domesticity; and a venturing forth that has brought more rejection than acceptance. In the end, betrayed yet again, but still buoyantly defiant, Tommy devises his final rip-off—a bomb to blow him, and at least some small portion of a world he cannot accept, into oblivion. An Off-Broadway success, selected by Time Magazine as ... (read more)

Holiday Extravaganza - Central Booking
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Launch Party- Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm Art! Tech! Natural Fashion! Plant based Products! Small works galore – 10×10 for under $500 Holiday Treats- Baked Goods, Chocolates, Egg Nog All in a fun filled holiday fair full of unusual gift items and fun activities (that happen to be healthy, too) A Collaboration with Baked Joint, Condemned to be Free and Counterculture

AMP - HERE
Through December 19, 2017 - New York

Goode Productions (with Associate Producer Meredith Packer) will present the World Premiere of AMP, a solo horror piece written and performed by Jody Christopherson, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart; In Vestments) at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), December 5-19 with performances Tuesday, December 5 at 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 6 at 8:30pm, Thursday, December 7 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 8 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 9 at 8:30pm, Sunday, December 10 at 4pm, Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 15 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 16 at 4pm, Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, and Tuesday, December 19 at 8:30pm. Tickets ($35) are available in advance at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. AMP will run in rep with the World Premiere of Greencard Wedding. Both productions are part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. AMP is a multi-media solo horror piece about scientist Luigi Galvani's discovery of animal electricity in 1790 and how it informed the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as well ... (read more)

Hold These Truths - Sheen Center
Through December 20, 2017 - New York

Hang A Tale Theater Company (Producers Kim Martin-Cotten, Michael Arden Larson, and Jesse Liebman) will present a special engagement of Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths, a solo play inspired by the life of Gordon Hirabayashi, directed by Lisa Rothe (Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments at HERE), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), December 3-20 with performances on Mon 12/4, Wed 12/6, Thu 12/7, Fri 12/8, Tue 12/12, Wed 12/13, Thu 12/14, Fri 12/15, Mon 12/18, Tue 12/19, and Wed 12/20 at 7:30pm; Sun 12/3, Sat 12/9, and Sat 12/16 at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun 12/10 and Sun 12/17 at 2pm. Tickets (20 seats at $29; 50 seats at $49; 10 seats at $59) are available for advance purchase at https://sheencenter.org/shows/holdthesetruths/ or by calling (212) 925-2812. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission. During WWII in Seattle, University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constituti... (read more)

Greencard Wedding - HERE
Through December 20, 2017 - New York

Goode Productions (with Associate Producer Meredith Packer) will present the World Premiere of Greencard Wedding, an indie rock musical written by Jody Christopherson co-directed by Morgan Zipf-Meister at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), November 29 -December 20 with performances Wednesday, November 29 at 8:30pm, Thursday, November 30 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 1 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 2 at 8:30pm, Sunday, December 3 at 4pm, Saturday, December 9 at 4pm, Tuesday, December 12 at 8:30pm, Thursday, December 14 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 16 at 8:30pm, and Wednesday, December 20 at 8:30pm. Tickets ($35) are available in advance at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Greencard Wedding will run in rep with the World Premiere of Jody Christopherson’s AMP, directed by Isaac Byrne. Both productions are a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. Brooklyn 2012, where you can be whatever you want. . . until your visa expires. Inspired by a true, bittersweet love story of one band's artistic triumph via technology... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through December 20, 2017 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Catharsis: a solo show by Casey Weldon - SPOKE NYC
Through December 22, 2017 - New York

Opening Reception: November 30th, 2017 6 - 8pm On view: November 30th - December 22nd, 2017 SPOKE NYC is pleased to present “Catharsis” an exhibition by Seattle-based artist, Casey Weldon in what will be his inaugural solo exhibition at SPOKE NYC and fourth exhibition with SPOKE ART. “Catharsis” is an exploration into Weldon’s surreal, stylized world inspired by pop culture. Consisting of a new body of paintings, Weldon uses cats as inspiration to create a satirical analysis on the internet and social media. Weldon’s narrative based acrylic paintings draw out the light, glowing with a mysterious luminosity. Piercing eyes gaze back at the viewer, drawing you in and inviting you to observe their unsettling and humorous environment. Focusing on pop culture, Weldon’s work is a commentary on modern day life and our dependency on social media. Inspired by Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton and other 20th century surrealist painters, Weldon’s dream-like and fantastical narratives playfully coax the viewer to consider the role of social media in our everyday lives - the absurdity of time spent scrolling through photographs and feeds, as well as the the withdrawn insularity of cho... (read more)

Annual Holiday Art & Book Sale - The Art Students League
Through December 22, 2017 - New York

Exhibition Information December 8-22 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the Show Soon! More than 425 works will be on sale at the Art Students League of New York for prices as low as $50. Every December, art-lovers and gift-givers bring home great values, choosing from a wide variety of works by emerging artists. Paintings and prints—landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and abstractions—sell for no more than $1,000. Prices for sculptures are capped at $1,500. Rare art books and exhibition catalogs will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the book sale benefit NYC's youth through the school's Seeds of the League program. Some of the best works go early, but artists always put up new work after a piece is sold

The Lambs Club Holiday Carolers Brunch - The Lambs Club
Through December 23, 2017 - New York

Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club will be hosting their fourth annual season of Holiday Carolers Brunch where carolers will serenade diners as they enjoy a variety of options from the brunch menu. For $68 for adults and $35 for children under 12, guests can enjoy a prix fixe brunch featuring a bountiful pastry assortment for the table, a choice of an entrée, sides to share, and a selection of hot chocolates and house made toppings. Highlighted dishes include House Smoked Pastrami Hash, Tuscan Kale Salad with Radicchio, Stuffed French Toast with Whipped Peanut Butter, Eggs en Cocotte with San Marzano Tomato, Spanish Capers, Pecorino and Fennel, and TLC Hanger Burger with Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Onion Ring and Special Sauce. To top it off, guests will be offered a selection of hot chocolates and house made toppings including pink peppermint white chocolate, milk chocolate, and spiced dark chocolate. To see the full brunch menu available, follow this link: http://www.thelambsclub.com/holiday-carolers-brunch/

"Home for the Holidays" by Cortney and Robert Novogratz - Home for the Holidays pop-up guideshop
Through December 23, 2017 - New York

Husband and wife design duo Cortney and Robert Novogratz, renowned for designing unique properties and bringing style to entire city blocks for over the last 25 years, are making their highly anticipated return to Manhattan this holiday season with their first-ever experiential guideshop, “Home for the Holidays.” From December 9th through December 23rd, holiday shoppers can preview furniture and décor from The Novogratzes’ collection on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=17344727011. The pop-up guideshop is open every day from December 9th through 23rd and hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Novogratzes also invite the public to celebrate the holiday season with events and entertainment from different musicians, photographers, artists and more. The events will be open to all as there’s always an extra chair at The Novogratz table.

Diaspora The Play - The Gym at Judson
Through December 23, 2017 - new york

"Diaspora" tells the story of a contemporary Birthright trip visiting Masada, a Roman-era fortress and tourist attraction in the desert of Israel. While examining their identities and relationships to Israel and Jewishness, the trip share the stage with a retelling of the infamous events that took place on Masada, almost two thousand years ago. As the two dramas mix and interact, staying on Masada grows more and more contentious and dangerous. A no-holds-barred, fresh, contemporary look at American Jewish youth, how they see themselves, and their relation to an ever-changing world.

Echoes of the Blast: Art, Faith and Culture 100 Years After the Revolution - James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

ART EXHIBITION TITLE: Echoes of the Blast: Art, Faith and Culture 100 Years After the Revolution WHERE: James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, Entrance at Broadway and 121st Street WHEN: Exhibition Opening and Reception: 29 November 2017, from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will be open 11am to 8pm daily. FEATURED ARTISTS: Igor Tiulpanov, Oleg Vasiliev, Elena Sarni, Konstantin Khudyakov, Olga Nenazhivina, Vasily Kafanov, Nikolai Mukhin CURATOR: Elena Sarni The Russian Revolution changed the map of Europe (and the world, of course); it also changed the social, political and psychological map of the Western World forever. At the same time, its effect upon art was can be seen as relatively late shockwaves of an earlier blast – the artistic revolution of modernism, forever dividing the art of our world from the traditions upon which we still feel grounded. In every aspect of life, the early twentieth century saw long-established paradigms shattered and replaced. It was a new world, and one in which we still fail to find the seeming solid footing our nineteenth century forebears took for granted. The sense that eternal verities are in doubt, that visions can at any moment become ... (read more)

Mastercard® Holiday Lounge - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

Take a moment to relax during the holiday shopping season with comfortable seating, a coat and bag check, charging stations, complimentary gifts, and more. Simply show your Mastercard to enter.

Camp Sisters: a Staje Seminar in Memory of Bozenka Teichner - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

Please Note: This Event Is Only for Teachers in Jewish Schools. One of the Ways Young Women Survived During the Holocaust Was to Form a Close Relationship or Close Cooperation with Another Young Woman. This "Camp Sister" Relationship Contributed to Their Survival and Provides a Striking Example of the Power of Friendship and Dedication. Join Us as We Examine This Important Aspect of the Holocaust with Lecturer Bonnie Gurewitsch and Survivor Bronia Brandman. This Seminar Will Be in Memory of Bozenka Teichner, Bronia Brandman's Camp Sister at Auschwitz and the Rescuer of Dozens of Other Jews. This Program Is Free for Teachers in Jewish Schools, but Pre-Registration Is Required by December 17. Please Click Here to Register. If You Have Questions About This Event, Please Contact Paul Radensky, Assistant Director of Education, at Pradensky@Mjhnyc.Org or 646-437-4310.

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 27, 2017 - Lincoln Center

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.

Receive a $75 Gift Card to The Restaurant and Bar Collection - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Spend $1000 or more on your Mastercard® at The Shops at Columbus Circle and receive a $75 gift card to a location of your choice from The Restaurant and Bar Collection! Show same-day receipts along with your Mastercard to the Guest Services Desk located on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle to receive your gift card. Through December 31, 2017. The Restaurant and Bar Collection at The Shops at Columbus Circle features esteemed chefs, restaurants and distinct dining and nightlife destinations. The collection includes Michelin- starred Chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, Michelin-starred Chef Masayoshi Takayama's Bar Masa, Chef Marc Murphy's Landmarc, Chef Michael Lomonaco's Porter House Bar and Grill and Center Bar, and Ascent Lounge. Terms & Conditions Offer is valid until 12/31/17. Gift cards are on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Limit one redemption per cardholder, per day. Substitutions & cash redemptions are not permitted. Must show same day receipts totaling $1,000 or more from The Shops at Columbus Circle on a valid Mastercard. Receipts from Jazz at Lincoln Center and its establishments, Equinox, Mandarin Oriental New York and it... (read more)

Receive a Complimentary Gift from Mastercard® - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Mastercard® Cardholders, simply show your Mastercard at Guest Services Desk located on the ground floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle to receive a special gift. Terms & Conditions Complimentary gifts are on a first come, first server basis while supplies last. Each unique gift may be redeemed once per cardholder. Substitutions & cash redemptions are not permitted. © 2017 The Shops at Columbus Circle. COPYRIGHT. All Rights Reserved.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Takes The Stage At New York City Center For Holiday Season - New York City Center
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage November 29 – December 31, 2017 for its annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with the world premieres of Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s Victoria. The season features new productions including Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter – for its 25th Ailey anniversary – and Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up, in celebration of his centennial. Other highlights include special live music performances of Revelations; an evening Celebrating the Men of Ailey; special programs of All Ailey, All Jazz, and All New; the Family Matinee Series with a post-performance Q&A with Ailey dancers, and a Season Finale on New Year’s Eve. Tickets starting at $29 are on sale at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discounted tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than... (read more)

War and Pieced: the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics - American Folk Art Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum. War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms. Once termed "Soldiers'" or "Convalescent Quilts," the pieced textiles are most closely associated with the Crimean War as well as conflicts in India, South Africa, and other troubled regions of the British Empire during the nineteenth century. The exhibition further relates these military quilts to an earlier technique of pictorial inlaid or intarsia quilts, made with felted wools during the Prussian and Napoleonic wars beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. The visual virtuosity of the quilts, often incorporating many thousands of pieces no larger than one-inch square, assumes a deeper emotional r... (read more)

Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

This exhibition highlights more than 150 master drawings from the Thaw Collection, one of the world's finest private collections containing over 400 sheets. Assembled over the last fifty years, and made a promised gift to the Morgan in 1975, the collection has now been given in full to the museum by Life Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Drawn to Greatness focuses on pivotal artists and key moments in the history of draftsmanship. Works by major masters from the Renaissance to the modern era will be on view, including Mantegna, Rubens, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Piranesi, Watteau, Fragonard, Goya, Ingres, Turner, Daumier, Redon, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock.

Enchanted: Forest of Light - Patina Restaurant Group
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

As the days get darker, Descanso Gardens transforms its grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. Visitors will stroll along a one-mile walk through the Gardens to experience the most beloved collections of Descanso illuminated in glorious color. Some of these displays will be interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds.

John Mason - Albertz Benda
Through January 13, 2018 - New York

Nayland Blake: Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) - New Museum
Through January 13, 2018 - Lower East Side

Gnomen, a Hybrid Bear-Bison That Can Change Sex and Gender, Is the "Fursona" of Artist Nayland Blake. a Fursona Is an Avatar in the Furry Community, Where Personal Expression Is Bound up with Nonhuman Identities and Fantasies. in the Performance Series Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) (2017–18), Presented as a Part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Blake Will Inhabit a Life-Size Suit of Gnomen and Make Themselves Available for Encounters with Museum Visitors. with the Title, Blake Refers to W.D. Winnicott's Notion of the Transitional Object: a Stuffed Toy or Blanket That Children Use to Construct a Sense of Selfhood Independent of Their Parents. Gnomen Serves as an Objectification of Blake's Hybrid Identity, and Their Presence in the Museum's Café and Lobby Will Allow Visitors to Make Their Own Performances of Intimacy and Distance, Whether Through Taking Selfies, Cuddling, or Adding Ribbons and Bows to Gnomen's Costume. in This, the Piece Echoes Blake's Earlier Performances, in Which the Passivity of Their Costumed Presence Foregrounds the Audience's Role in Acts of Sadism, Exhibitionism, or Nurturing. in These Intimate Situations, the Close Proximity to Gnomen Will Be T... (read more)

Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 14, 2018 - New York

Highlight Tours of the Morgan's permanent collection run Tuesday through Sunday at 12:30 pm. Tours of select exhibitions are listed below. All schedules are subject to change. All gallery tours are free with museum admission; no tickets or reservations are necessary. Tours last approximately one hour and meet at the Benefactor's Wall across from the coat check area.

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History - Asia Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper East Side

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History considers how contemporary art from societies in transition may be read as an expression of the ambiguous and sometimes contentious relationship between individual artistic practices and sociopolitical context. The exhibition explores the cultural repercussions of political ruptures through sculpture, photography, video, and mixed-media installations by seven contemporary artists and one artist group from three Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam—whose lives and art practices have intersected with defining historical moments. Featured artists: FX Harsono, Htein Lin, Dinh Q. Lê, Nge Lay, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, The Propeller Group, Angki Purbandono, and Tintin Wulia.

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370 - The Met
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not." Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions was installed at the Museum over a period of four weeks. The drawing will be on view in its complete state through January 28, 2018, when it will be painted over.

Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty - Neue Galerie
Through January 29, 2018 - New York

On October 26, 2017, Neue Galerie New York will present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists' and craftsmens' collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. More than 400 objects have been selected for the presentation, and the loans are drawn from both public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including significant pieces from Austria. This show surveys the entirety of the firm's extensive output in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fashion, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewelry, metalwork, textiles, and wallpaper. Special highlights of the show will include iconic examples of furniture by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, which will be complemented by rare and often unique works crafted in silver, gold, and semiprecious stones that convey the Wiener Werkstätte's luxurious aesthetic. The Neue Galerie has previously staged monographic exhibitions dedicated to the work of Josef Hoffmann (2006), Koloman Moser (2013), and Dagobert Peche (2002), all major designers who shaped the aesthetic of the Wiener Werkstätte. This is the first comprehensive American museum presentatio... (read more)

Passion. Connected. 100 X 100 - Korean Cultural Center NY
Through January 31, 2018 - New York

A special website will launch for PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100! passion.koreanculture.org will go live on NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Visit us here to view all the artworks online and for each artist bios Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind exhibition, PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 X 100. This exhibition showcases ONE HUNDRED winter sport helmets that were artistically designed by ONE HUNDRED selected artists and designers to celebrate D-100 days until the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.

Word on the Street - Times Square
Through February 01, 2018 - New York

Notable artists and writers collaborate to address the urgent and timeless concerns of the individual, the community and the requirements of citizenship through banners and signage in the streets of Times Square. Image courtesy of Amy Khoshbin + Anne Carson.

Eddie Martinez Studio Wall - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho

Eddie Martinez's drawing practice blends seamlessly with his daily life as the New York-based artist carries pen and paper with him on the subway, to the doctor's office, and to restaurants and lectures, among other work and leisure events. Stylistically evocative of mid-century abstraction, Martinez's drawings bring their own complexity, plugging a rotating cast of characters into raw, vigorously-drawn landscapes: cartoon ducks, oversized eyes, coiled snakes, and anthropomorphic blocks of color are among his itinerant motifs. In his Brooklyn studio, Martinez maintains a "drawing wall," wherein sketches ranging in size, shape, and material serve simultaneously as a source of inspiration and a data bank for the artist's incessant imaginative output. The Drawing Center's forthcoming exhibition Eddie Martinez: Studio Wall, will bring the drawing wall to the museum. The artist will paper the gallery with thousands of sketches that he will change throughout the exhibition's run. In addition, several large drawings and paintings will be hung on top of these sketches allowing viewers to observe the interconnection between all aspects of Martinez's practice.

Raha Raissnia Alluvius - The Drawing Center
Through February 04, 2018 - Soho

Anticipating an audience whose reading of drawing is informed by new media, Iranian-born artist Raha Raissnia sources her densely-composed charcoal works from her films, each a document of the artist's private life. Using drawing to recreate (and at times undo) moments from everyday life, Raissnia transfers images of friends, strangers, and intimate spaces between celluloid and paper until the original forms become unrecognizable. For her exhibition at The Drawing Center, Raissnia will create a series of film performances, in which photographs of drawings and 35mm film loops are constructed in a flickering, hybrid sequence before the audience. Raissnia will also present several series of works on paper, the belabored surface of each drawing stressing the immense psychological effort that goes into forming each image.

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Vanderbilt Hall - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - New York

The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages and nothing says holiday enchantment quite like dazzled little faces watching in wonderment as model trains zip through tunnels, by subway stops, around familiar skyscrapers and through iconic cityscapes. To the delight of kids and railroad enthusiasts alike, the New York Transit Museum will continue its tradition of capturing hearts and imaginations at the 16th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal starting in November and running through the New Year. The theme of the holiday train show changes every year and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://nytransitmuseum.org.

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 12, 2018 - New York

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today. This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 54 public and private collections in the... (read more)

San Marco Quartet - 5 Manhattan West
Through February 21, 2018 - New York

Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last deca... (read more)

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building's undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a "rainstorm away from collapse." Images of the restoration document the synagogue's dramatic transformation and the artisans who brought the building back to life. Drawings and photographs also capture the building's 21st-century renewal and the installation of a new stained glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will be on view through March 1, 2018.

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is the first exhibition to solely focus on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd. Exhibits are open 9am-8pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturdays. Exhibits are FREE of charge.

Views of Rome and Naples: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through March 18, 2018 - New York

During the second half of the eighteenth-century, a journey to Italy was considered an essential component in the education of young artists and noblemen from Northern Europe. Although Venice and Florence were requisite stops on the journey, artists tended to make their longest stay in Rome, and they generally also spent time in Naples. Both cities offered celebrated archeological sites and a taste of the unspoiled rural life of the campagna. Working outdoors, artists recorded their observations of these natural and man-made wonders in small-scale studies, mostly executed with oil paint on paper. In these oils, painters captured the grandiosity of Rome's classical ruins and the sublime natural beauty of Naples, with its famous view of Mount Vesuvius. Artists from France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, and Sweden are featured in this selection. Views of Rome and Naples is the fifth exhibition in a series drawn from the collection of oil sketches acquired by Morgan Trustee Eugene V. Thaw and his wife, Clare. Mr. Thaw is also an honorary trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Susan York Foundation - The Drawing Center
Through October 18, 2018 - Soho

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center's Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York will create a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum's 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York will create replicas of parts of the museum's foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum's ground floor. York's long-term installation will initiate an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center's building, York's installation will generate opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence

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