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February 17, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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If you're looking for the best of miscellaneous things to do in NYC, check out City Guide's 'Potpourri' category, which has dining specials, pop ups, shopping, charity events, literary events, lectures, readings, awards shows, galas, and even more.

The Living Dying Opera - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through February 23, 201 - Manhattan

How can the art of opera relate to you? Maybe your experience has been dressing up nicely to attend the Met in New York, or seeing an opera at Milan's La Scala. Maybe it seems like something foreign and exclusive to the wealthy, or simply old-fashioned and too difficult to understand. Voice artist Ju-eh and composer Hwarg present a brand-new work with powerful singing and delicate electronics that makes the art of opera directly relatable to your emotions and experiences: The Living Dying Opera.

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
February 17, 2019 - Manhattan

The riveting true story of the unlikely activists that set the nation ablaze. It is 1968 and the war is raging in Vietnam. A draft card is viewed by many as a death certificate. In the midst of a divided country, with corrosive mistrust in government and authority, nine would-be bystanders in Catonsville, Maryland decide that complacency is complicity — it is time for action. Their single act of conscience to halt the draft awakens a national resistance. Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III has radically re-imagined this provocative piece of theatre created from the actual court transcripts of the Catonsville Nine trial. Actors David Huynh, Mia Katigback and Eunice Wong play over a dozen roles as they excavate the stories and inspiration behind these history-making activists.

Billy Bouchard - Pete's Candy Store
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A murmuration of starlings is breathtaking. 100,000 birds dancing in waves. While humankind is incapable of this level of collective free expression, a soundtrack might help. And it looks like we found it! The wings are almost touching, while swooping and

Karina Denike - Pete's Candy Store
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Horned Owl doesn't really have horns. It has large tufts of feathers that look like horns. Big riffs camouflage beauty and cunning in the woods tonight. Turns out it's not metal; it just looks like metal. Either way, hide your squirrels.

Bart Davenport - Pete's Candy Store
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Folks talk about their 'catalog'. Others, their 'signature sound'. Some consider 'their place' in this time. Shit, JUST PLAY YOUR MUSIC! That's the attitude here. Like, don't miss your chance to be hit in the head with this honest music.

Children's Workshop - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2019 - New York

For Children Ages 5 - 7 Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in the matinee performance. NYCB Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, concluding in a lively performance for accompanying family and friends. No prior dance training needed.

Juilliard Drama Presents Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage' - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2019 - New York

Moni Yakim, director Considered one of the great plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage and Her Children was written right after Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939. While responding to immediate events, Brecht set the play during the brutal Thirty Years War of 1618-1648 which engulfed almost all of Europe. Though it was published in English in 1941 the play did not reach Broadway until 1963 in the memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft.

Hotel by the River - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2019 - New York

The new film from South Korean master Hong Sangsoo! "Spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality." —Variety Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest is an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh. An NYFF56 selection.

Hotel by the River - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2019 - New York

The new film from South Korean master Hong Sangsoo! "Spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality." —Variety Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest is an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh. An NYFF56 selection.

Pod Save The People - The Bell House
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn,

This event is 21 and over Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith. Each week brings a news analysis, followed by deep conversations about social, political and cultural issues with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders.

Winter Tree Id Walk - Green-Wood Cemetery
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Sam Bishop, Education Director and Arborist for Trees New York, and Ashleigh Pettus, Operations Manager for Trees New York, to learn how to identify some of the common conifers of Green-Wood and New York City. Learn how to use needles and cones to help with identification, the role that conifers play in the urban environment, and how different varieties of conifers can have a place in any urban garden. Click here to register directly for this day's program.

KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL - Sony Hall
February 17, 2019 - New York

KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL

Hidden History: Substation 21 And The Mysterious Townhouse - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Explore the secret identity of this IRT Substation with long-time museum guide and historian Robert W. Lobenstein, former General Superintendent of New York City Transit. Learn about Substation 21's super power – electricity! – and its crucial role in the development of the subway. On this walking tour, you will see what lies behind the mysterious blacked-out windows, and explore the powerful lair hiding within this unassuming townhouse.

Discovery Room – All Over The Map - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stop by the Education Center to explore our February theme of maps, with transit-themed puzzles, books, toys, and building materials! Think about all the places you go and design your own subway or bus map. Ages 2-5 and accompanying adults

Nytm Train Operators Workshop - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drop by our Computer Lab to take control of a NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software. Limited Capacity. Ages 10+

History On Wheels - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Make discoveries and learn fun facts about public transportation through handling materials, including some wonderful maps from transit history. For all ages

Museum Highlights - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join for tours every Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm to explore the story of the building of New York's subway system, the evolution of the City's surface transportation, and our priceless collection of vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1904.

A Most Improbable Subway Map - New York Transit Museum
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

A New York City subway line that ends in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? A subway line with a stop every two blocks? We will think about what is ideal and not such a good idea when designing a subway, then create a map for a most improbable subway system! Ages 5+ and accompanying adults

Juan Fernando Velasco - Irving Plaza
February 17, 2019 - New york

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event.

Adam Good - Barbes
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

ADAM GOOD.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbes
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

Myriam Hernandez - Theatre at Westbury
February 17, 2019 - Westbury

Performed in the Full Round Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events

First Person Plural Reading Series - Silvana
February 17, 2019 - New York

The First Person Plural Reading Series was founded in 2011 with the hope of bringing more attention to creative communities in Harlem. We began this series by inviting inventive, inspiring writers and artists to showcase work written from a "we" or plural POV. We don't know what our writers are going to produce, but we do know that it's always powerful work.

Fury: Earth's Mightiest Improv - The PIT
February 18, 2019 - New York

New York's mightiest improvisers have been assembled. Don't miss the action when Fury combines their powerful talent on stage! Based on an idea created during Improvaganza, The Hawaii Festival of Improv, Fury brings together top-notch improvisers for a fun evening of fast and furious improvisation. To quote Samuel L. Jackson from a completely different reference, "Hold on to your butts!"

Manhattan Concert Productions Presents the Scarlet Pimpernel in Concert - Lincoln Center
February 18, 2019 - New York

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presents the seventh annual presentation of its beloved Broadway Series with the critically acclaimed musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. This concert performance will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from across the United States, a stunning professional cast and creative team, and the outstanding New York City Chamber Orchestra. Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Prince of Broadway) will star as Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel. He joins all-star cast members Laura Osnes, starring as Marguerite, (Bandstand, Cinderella) returning to MCP's Broadway Series opposite Tony nominee and Broadway favorite Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Porgy and Bess) as the cunning and evil Chauvelin. Also featured will be Bandstand and Newsies star Corey Cott in the role of Armand and Dana Costello (Finding Neverland, Jekyll and Hyde) as Marie. The cast also boasts Jersey Boys and Waitress leading-man Drew Gehling as Prince of Wales/Robespierre. Gabriel Barre (Stage Director) and Jason Howland (Music Director) reunite to lead the cast and creative team in this concert performance of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Barre has acted and directed TV, film, Broadway, Off-Broadway and re... (read more)

Hotel by the River - Lincoln Center
February 18, 2019 - New York

The new film from South Korean master Hong Sangsoo! "Spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality." —Variety Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest is an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh. An NYFF56 selection.

Girls Night out the Show---Dance Revue - The Triad Theatre
February 18, 2019 - New York

Ladies!! Mark your calendars and tell your friends you have a date with the #1 Girls Night Out Show in the Country! Girls Night Out The Show has quickly become the hottest ticket for Ladies Entertainment on the road today. Our legendary touring troupe is known for their fully choreographed performances and elaborate costumes. Be at The Triad for the Biggest, Most Exciting Ladies Night Event of the Year! Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum per person.

Cornhole Winter League Finale: Week 7 - 89 North Music Venue
February 18, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is 21 And Over Presented By Li Kick: Adult Social Sports Experience The Social Side Of Sports Li-kick Is Long Island's Premier Provider Of Co-ed Adult Social Sports. Our Mission Is To Provide A Fun And Social Experience For Adults On Long Island. We Pride Ourselves On Offering Strong Recreational And Competitive Platforms For Players To Strengthen Friendships, Meet New People And Have Fun

Brain Cloud - Barbes
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud's brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940's Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

Locobeach - Barbes
February 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

A tropical hybrid featuring members of Los Crema Paraiso and Chicha Libre. Locobeach is cumbia pop; latin disco with a psychedelic edge. Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisibles), Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S.) and Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop) on bass. Dance music for your brain.

Reporting Wrongful Convictions - Humanities New York
February 19, 2019 - New York

In recent years, there has been an explosion of award-winning documentaries, podcasts, and longform journalism centered on wrongful convictions that has garnered a wide audience, contributing to the national conversation on criminal justice. Here, at the intersection of justice, fairness, and narrative, investigative reporters have, through exhaustive reporting and compelling storytelling, become influential in criminal justice proceedings and, in several cases, helped exonerate innocent individuals. Each journalist on this panel is a force of justice in her own right. Pamela Colloff of The New York Times and ProPublica has won numerous awards for her moving and incisive reporting, but perhaps her greatest accomplishment is contributing to the exoneration of an innocent man from death row and the subsequent debarring of the prosecutor responsible for the fraudulent conviction. Madeleine Baran, host of In the Dark, has reported extensively on the controversial case of Curtis Flowers and, on November 2, 2018, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of Mr. Flowers' case and will examine possible bias in jury selection. Josie Duffy Rice is a lawyer and senior reporter for The Appeal... (read more)

Hotel by the River - Lincoln Center
February 19, 2019 - New York

The new film from South Korean master Hong Sangsoo! "Spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality." —Variety Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest is an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh. An NYFF56 selection.

Shelley Thomas - Barbes
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Shelley performs traditional songs from the Mediterranean and Balkans, accompanying herself on the oud (Arabic lute), percussion, and loop station. She incorporates microtonal world vocal styles and improvisation to create a richly ethereal, transportive effect.

Slavic Soul Party - Barbes
February 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

Swimming In Mud - Laurie Beechman Theater
February 19, 2019 - New York

Arthur is on a depressing bike ride, carrying a (metaphorical) back pack filled with anger, frustrations, and more toward the GWB. Pausing at the center of the bridge he is desperate to unload his back pack. During the unloading he travels back in time, hangs in the present, and moves toward his future. He plays his dad, siblings and others during various times of his life.

Brutal by Design All Star Super Jam Part 2 - Funk 'n Waffles
February 19, 2019 - Syracuse

Ages 18 and Up

Litprov: Lyndsay Faye & Chris Gethard - Symphony Space
February 19, 2019 - New York

Led by Rakesh Satyal (No One Can Pronounce My Name), comedian and writer Chris Gethard (Lose Well) and mystery maven Lyndsay Faye (The Paragon Hotel) read from their latest works. First you'll hear the author's story as written, then a comedian has five minutes to take the book's themes and run with them. The catch? Our two brave comics haven't quite done their reading. Have you ever pretended to read the new book everyone's talking about? Not quite caught up with the New York Times Book Review? Seems like you're drowning in "Best Of" lists? We all know the feeling, but our exciting new series LitProv takes the pressure off of you and puts it on stage! LitProv brings together new voices in literature, and some of our household-name favorites, to read from their latest works. Then we let loose a couple of comedians to riff off the reading without having read the book. Hosted by Rakesh Satyal (No One Can Pronounce My Name), this lovefest of literature and comedy is sure to bring on the laughs and add to your growing TBR pile. Each event in the series includes a conversation with the authors, a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing on stage following the show. Plus 20% off all d... (read more)

James Mattern Eric Neumann Jared Freid Carrie Karavas Dean Obeidallah Michael Harrison - Comic Strip Live
February 19, 2019 - New York

James Mattern Eric Neumann Jared Freid Carrie Karavas Dean Obeidallah Michael Harrison

Mastering Speed: The Bronze Age of Mongolia - Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
February 19, 2019 - New York

Mastering Speed: The Bronze Age of Mongolia Ursula Brosseder, ISAW Visiting Research Scholar Ursula Brosseder received her PhD in 2001 from the Freie Universität in Berlin on the Early Iron Age in Europe. After a research stay with a fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Novosibirsk, Siberia, she shifted her research focus on Eurasian Archaeology and the Archaeology of Mongolia in particular where she has been conducting fieldwork since 2005. She is a specialist on Xiongnu Archaeology and their contacts and connectivity across the Eurasian steppes during the late Iron Age ("Silk Roads"). Her work has been supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton where she was a member in the School for Historical Studies in 2013/2014.

Contemporary Chinese Voices - Museum of the City of New York
February 20, 2019 - New York

Explore photographs by contemporary Chinese and Chinese-American photographers in the exhibition Interior Lives to discover stories of life in Chinatown. Then get hands-on with a fun family activity and special snack.

Finders Keepers - The Capitol Theatre
February 20, 2019 - Port Chester

This event is 21 and over

An Evening with Christine Ebersole - Lincoln Center
February 20, 2019 - New York

Christine Ebersole has enchanted audiences for decades with award-winning performances on screen and on stage, in live concerts, and on myriad solo and cast recordings. While early successes in film and television showcased her "multitudes" as a comedian, actress, and singer (New York Times), Ebersole's more recent stage performances—including her Tony Award–winning dual role in Grey Gardens—have solidified her standing as Broadway royalty. Rave reviews for her performance as Elizabeth Arden in 2017's hit musical War Paint reveal that this "enduringly vital" talent (New York Times)—and our love for her—is here to stay. For this very special engagement in Alice Tully Hall, Ebersole's signature wit and "fervent, radiant soprano" are guaranteed to surprise and delight our Songbook audience.

The Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter - The Slipper Room
February 20, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Albert Cadabra, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Dirty Martini, Syrena, Stormy Leather

The Great American Read, A Reading & Discussion Program At Victor Farmington Library - Victor Farmington Library
February 20, 2019 - Victor

The Great American Read, A Reading & Discussion Program At Victor Farmington Library

Juilliard Drama Presents Lucas Hnath's 'Red Speedo' - Lincoln Center
February 20, 2019 - New York

Zi Alikhan, director It's the eve of the Olympic trials. If rising swim star Ray makes the team, he'll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he'll never need a real job. So when someone's stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, Ray has to crush the rumors around him or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

Hotel by the River - Lincoln Center
February 20, 2019 - New York

The new film from South Korean master Hong Sangsoo! "Spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality." —Variety Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest is an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh. An NYFF56 selection.

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Cemetery
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1. Please note that portions of the tour take place outside the trolley, however attendees may stay seated in the trolley if they wish. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.

Living Inside Sanctuary: Artist Talk - Green-Wood Cemetery
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Documentary photographer Cinthya Santos Briones will discuss her current project Living Inside Sanctuary. She will be joined in conversation with Sara Gonzalo, Supervising Coordinator of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, and Vanesa Suarez, a community organizer with Unidad Latina en Acción in Connecticut.

An Exploratory Look At The Different 3d Printing Technologies - JCC Rockland
February 20, 2019 - West Nyack

The least sophisticated prints toys and the most sophisticated prints human organs that Bleed. A PowerPoint Presentation will help you understand how this new technology is changing how products are made and actually also being used to save lives.

Senior Issues - JCC Rockland
February 20, 2019 - West Nyack

Join local government officials to talk about senior issues.

The Honky-Tonk-Heroes - Barbes
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

A NY All Star of sorts, featuring Charlie Giordano, Gene Yellin, Trip Henderson, Tim Kiah and some surprise guests (including a fantastic mandoing and clarinet player) doing an old timey and honky tonk repertoire.

The Mandingo Ambassadors - Barbes
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970's. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz's guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. "Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system" Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

Micropolis Live - The Greene Space
February 20, 2019 - New York

Micropolis is BACK with a brand new season of one-of-a-kind conversations, live performances and much, much more. Hosted by WNYC's Arun Venugopal, this season will cover new ground on race, gender, health and urban life in America with a true-to-form dedication to thoughtful perspectives and levity (because, this is quite a moment).

Damian Quiñones Electric Trio - Bar Chord
February 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

DAMIAN QUIÑONES ELECTRIC TRIO

Bar Thalia Karaoke Sing Along - Symphony Space
February 20, 2019 - New York

Bring that voice out of the shower and into the all-new BAR THALIA SING ALONG! For those afraid to tackle the bright lights of the solo Karaoke stage, we host a night where you, your closest friends, and complete strangers can come together to belt out some of the songs we all know and love. Hosted by Anthony Colon. Wed, January 16th: Symphony Space loves the '90s Take a step back in time to sing along to Alanis Morissette, Jewel, Hanson and more as we celebrate the hits of the '90s! Wed, February 20th: Love Songs Spend time with the people you love at Bar Thalia as we sing some of the biggest love songs of the past and modern day.

Guernica Live: The Personal Is Political - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
February 20, 2019 - New York

Guernica presents a panel discussion the effects of our political climate two years after the election.

Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms - Queens Botanical Garden
February 21, 2019 - Flushing

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We'll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop.

Buried Seeds: An Evening with Chef Vikas Khanna - Asia Society
February 21, 2019 - New York

Discover the incredible life story of Vikas Khanna — known to many as "India's favorite chef" — through the documentary Buried Seeds (75 min), directed by Andrei Severny. The film follows Khanna's journey as a poor immigrant enduring overwhelming obstacles and pain to achieve his dreams and become a successful Michelin-starred chef. The screening is followed by a Q & A with Khanna and Severny.

Vuyo Sotashe - Lincoln Center
February 21, 2019 - New York

Singer and songwriter Vuyo Sotashe is becoming an integral part of New York City's jazz scene. After moving here in 2013, the young South African artist has quickly made his mark, earning a Fulbright Scholarship and finalist positions in several international competitions, while also collaborating with artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Mwenso, Brianna Thomas, Elio Villafranca, Duchess, and the cabaret persona Jomama Jones, to name a few. Sotashe now adds American Songbook to his list of high-profile gigs with this free performance in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Catch this rising international jazz star while you can.

The Slipper Room Show: Stache Novak's Midnight Fingers - The Slipper Room
February 21, 2019 - New York

A Thursday night Slipper Room event, showcasing the imaginative yet disturbing talents of the wonderful weirdos and picturesque perverts of the LES burlesque and variety scene! Hosted by resident beefcake Stache Novak! This event is 21 and over

The Serious Side Of Food, A Reading & Discussion Program At The Nyc Department Of Records - Humanities New York
February 21, 2019 - New York

The Serious Side of Food Reading Series w/ Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe Embark with food historians Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe on a literary journey to explore an aspect of our culture that we often take for granted: food. Beginning in September, the NYC Department of Records & Information Services (DORIS) will be hosting a reading and discussion series sponsored by Humanities New York. During the 6-session program, the group will examine the multitude of complex interactions and entanglements which lie under the surface of our source for both nourishment and pleasure.

The Great American Read, A Reading & Discussion Program At Newark Public Library - Newark Public Library
February 21, 2019 - Newark

The discussion series will use selections from PBS's "The Great American Read" to discuss why certain books resonate with readers.

Juilliard Drama Presents Lucas Hnath's 'Red Speedo' - Lincoln Center
February 21, 2019 - New York

Zi Alikhan, director It's the eve of the Olympic trials. If rising swim star Ray makes the team, he'll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he'll never need a real job. So when someone's stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, Ray has to crush the rumors around him or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
February 21, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art - Merkin Hall
February 21, 2019 - New York

Kiki Karoglou, Associate Curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present the exhibit she curated, Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art. The exhibit, originally on view at The Met until January 6th, has been extended until Feb. 24, 2019. Beginning in the fifth century B.C., Medusa – the serpentine-haired Gorgon whose gaze turned men to stone – became increasingly anthropomorphic and feminine, undergoing a visual transformation from grotesque to beautiful. A similar shift in representations of other mythical female half-human beings, such as sphinxes, sirens, and the sea monster Scylla – took place at the same time. Featuring sixty artworks, primarily from The Met collection, this exhibition explores for the first time how the beautification of these terrifying figures manifested the idealizing humanism of Classical Greek art, and traces their enduring appeal in both Roman and later Western art. The Winter 2018 issue of the Met Bulletin was devoted entirely to this exhibit. A reception with Kiki Karoglou will follow the program. The event is free, however, interested parties must reserve tickets in advance.

Hotel by the River - Lincoln Center
February 21, 2019 - New York

The new film from South Korean master Hong Sangsoo! "Spiked with bittersweet humor and even a gentle, surprising hint of sentimentality." —Variety Filmmaker Hong Sangsoo's latest is an affecting examination of family, mortality, and the ways in which we attempt to heal wounds old and fresh. An NYFF56 selection.

The Four Nations Ensemble --- Classical - The Triad Theatre
February 21, 2019 - New York

TOUR DU MONDE The love of the exotic is manifest in 18th century art through sculpture, painting and music referencing the four known continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Four Nations' soprano Pascale Beaudin sings Parisian and American cabaret songs joined by guest Joseph Thalken at the piano while the Ensemble brings you evocations of Salons and Noble Savages by Corette, Couperin, Rameau, and Bach. With Pascale Beaudin, soprano, Joseph Thalkin, piano, Kathie Stewart, flute, Olivier Brault, Evan Few, violin, Stephen Goist, viola, Jaap Terlinden, viola da gamba, Loretta O'Sullivan, cello, Anne Trout, bass, Andrew Appel, harpsichord.

Scbocce Winter Season: Game 7 - 89 North Music Venue
February 21, 2019 - Patchogue

This Event Is 21 And Over Bocce is returning to 89 North! Presented by Suffolk County Bocce, whose mission is to share the passion and joy of this simple game. A game where family and friends, old and new, get together for a little competition and a lot of fun. Our League: Two 30 ft x 8 ft indoor courts One game night per week Each team competes in two games per night Seasons are 10 weeks long

Vince Staples: Smile, You're on Camera - Manhattan Center
February 21, 2019 - New York

Vince Staples: Smile, You're On Camera

An Evening w/ RICKIE LEE JONES - Sony Hall
February 21, 2019 - New York

RICKIE LEE JONES

Apollo Live Wire: Mr. Soul! - Apollo Theater
February 21, 2019 - New York

Race Music weekend at the Apollo will kick off with a free screening of Mr. SOUL! From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home.

Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America - JCC Manhattan
February 21, 2019 - New York

Join the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan for this meaningful evening with Duncan Ryuken Williams, Soto Zen Buddhist priest and professor of religion, and award-winning essayist and novelist Pico Iyer to celebrate Williams' new book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom During the Second World War, which takes a critical look at the Japanese-American Buddhist experience in U.S. internment camps during World War II. This discussion will explore questions of faith, devotion, identity, and resilience in the face of dislocation, loss, and uncertainty and look closely at what it means to be an American. We will also focus on the importance of upholding bedrock American values—religious freedom, tolerance, social and racial justice, and civil liberties—in our historical moment. This evening is cohosted by Tricycle magazine, where Duncan Williams and Pico Iyer are contributing writers. A reception as well as book sales and signing will conclude the evening.

Percy Jones and Mj-12 - Barbes
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

An improvisational trio that takes various starting points of jazz/rock fusion, psychedelia and ambient noise and develop them in unpredictable directions. With Percy Jones (Brand X, Eno) fretless bass, Stephen Moses (Alice Donut) drums; Chris Bacas - sax and David Phelps - guitar.

Brian Adler and the Human Time Machine - Barbes
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Inspired by Buenos Aires legendary La Bomba de Tiempo, The Human Time Machine combines percussionists and drummers from a wide array of musical backgrounds, and functions like a giant, organic drum machine. Grooves and beats are initiated and morphed in real time via hand signals creating an ongoing polyrhythmic party. Each month the drummers are joined by an invited soloist who provides a spot light of melody and textural variation. This months, with special guest Anaïs Maviel.

David Farell Melton & Friends - Bar Chord
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Church infused Blues

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theater
February 21, 2019 - New York

Two Thursdays a month, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

DC Comics MISTER MIRACLE Signing Event - Barnes & Noble Union Square
February 21, 2019 - New York

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning series MISTER MIRACLE is available as a collected edition from DC Comics February 19. To mark the highly-anticipated release, writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads will join NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” panelist Glen Weldon at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City on February 21 for an intimate discussion and signing. Hailed as “the best superhero story of the summer” (GQ), both King and Gerads garnered individual Eisner Awards for their work on the series. Barnes & Noble will also be releasing an exclusive version of MISTER MIRACLE featuring variant cover art by Gerads, a special introduction by King, and the complete script to issue #1. In this bold new vision of one of Jack Kirby’s greatest creations, Scott Free is the greatest escape artist who ever lived. So great, he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made quite a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, who has counted him a... (read more)

Best Brews of New York - Brookfield Place
February 21, 2019 - Battery Park City

Enjoy the best breweries from across New York State as the Winter Garden transforms into a Winter Biergarten. The top breweries will return for the final week to compete for the title of Best Brew! Participating breweries include Southern Tier Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Greenport Harbor Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, Bronx Brewing, and Sixpoint Brewery.

Shaken Not Stirred - The Cutting Room
February 21, 2019 - New York

Matt Hetherington, Amy Gordon, Julia Haltigan and the Romanova Dancers put their stock in Bond as they whirl through theme songs originally performed by Shirley Bassey, Adele, Tom Jones, Wings, Chris Cornell and more. (Dare we hope for a little A-ha and Sheena Easton?) Doors open an hour before showtime for an interactive Bond-inspired lounge party.

The Moth Storyslam - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
February 21, 2019 - New York

Regular open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

Lily & Madeleine W/ Brother Bird - Rough Trade NYC
February 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Lily & Madeleine Brother Bird Thu, February 21, 2019 Doors 08:00 PM, Show: 09:00 PM 21 & Over On sale: Fri, December 7th 2018, 10:00 am

City Love NYC - Showcase - Silvana
February 21, 2019 - New York

City Love NYC is a monthly showcase for up and coming artists to share their talent with others. Accompanied by a house band, the artists perform their original material along with covers creating a quality music experience! #citylovenyc

Break Family Programs: Bugging Out - Queens Botanical Garden
February 22, 2019 - Flushing

Bugs are all around us! Come explore the world of bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and searching for bug homes in the Woodland.

Phutureprimitive , Edamame - Knitting Factory
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Phutureprimitive , Edamame

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
February 22, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold - Fat Cat
February 22, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold

Khemestry & the Harlem Society---Jazz R&B - The Triad Theatre
February 22, 2019 - New York

R&B and Jazz Bandleader, Khemestry & The Harlem Society presents: Where's My Basquiat? A musical masterpiece that draws cultural and expressive inspiration from selected works of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Charged with emotion, excitement love and pain, this performance will reach intimate depths within the audience members spirits bringing out the light inside. Music is a universal language and we hope to be able to communicate to the place in all people where love and light is.

Anderson Paak - Manhattan Center
February 22, 2019 - New York

Anderson Paak

MARSHA AMBROSIUS - Sony Hall
February 22, 2019 - New York

Marsha Ambrosius' New Album "NYLA'

Refiguring Binaries - Pioneer Works
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

In recent years, the contours of a new contemporary art movement have begun to emerge, forged in reaction to the ideologies of Silicon Valley, the platforming and globalization of culture, and technologies of power like artificial intelligence, photorealistic computer-generated images, and virtual and augmented reality. These "Simulists" simultaneously embrace and subvert technology as their means of interrogation–expressing humanist, nonbinary, and decolonized futures. Curated by Kelani Nichole and featuring works by Morehshin Allahyari, LaTurbo Avedon, Meriem Bennani, Snow Yunxue Fu, Claudia Hart, Faith Holland, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Tabita Rezaire, and Lu Yang, the exhibition explores identity, the body, and the politics of technology. Virtual space is inhabited with queer bodies and cultural identity is reclaimed through subversive uses of technology. The boundaries of technology and the body are blurred, as are the lines between author, image, and copy. Possible futures emerge as the layers of simulation that mediate contemporary culture are revealed.

Alejandro Piñeiro Bello, Jose Capaz, And Fabelohung - Pioneer Works
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Tribuna Antimperialista was the site of a long-term propaganda battle in the late 1990s between the Cuban government and the United States Interests Section, Havana (USINT), which was situated in a building across the street from the square. In 2006, the United States installed a five-feet high ticker tape display across the top floor of the building which broadcast messages and quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and other cultural figures such as the comedian George Burns, who once remarked: "How sad that all the people who would know how to run this country are driving taxis or cutting hair." The Cuban government responded by erecting the monument Monte de las Banderas, or Wall of Flags, out of one hundred fifty flags to commemorate "victims of US aggression" and to partially block the ticker. At Pioneer Works, En El Monte evokes this square with an installation of flagpoles, onto which virtual reality headsets are attached.

Bill Carney's Jug Addicts - Barbes
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sans-Culottes founder and frontman Bill Carney has been leading various jugbands for over 25 years. His latest incarnation, the Brooklyn-based JugAddicts, has earned a reputation for exciting live shows. Often a large formation, the JugAddicts are characterized by their powerful, raucous approach to itsjug band, old time, tin pan alley, early jazz and blues repertoire

Big Lazy - Barbes
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Big Lazy is an instrumental trio from New York City. 'The Big Apple's Creme de la Creme' according to the Village Voice. References have been made to noir, spaghetti western, Lynch and Tarantino soundtracks, crime jazz and burlesque but Big Lazy's organic and uncontrived music remains beyond category. "the beauty of Ulrich's music is how it avoids specificity, leaving it to listeners to imagine where they want to…A beguiling new album, "Don't Cross Myrtle," alternates between the raucous and the lyrical." The New Yorker

La Madrugada - Bar Chord
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Latin Grooves...Salsa Time

Grumby Dj Set, Jenna Kyle, 8 Graves, Latewaves, Sheila Carlito - Pianos
February 22, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Grumby Dj Set, Jenna Kyle, 8 Graves, Latewaves, Sheila Carlito

Stacey Pullen - Schimanski
February 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stacey Pullen LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR PRICES

Chris Turner - Ginny's Supper Club
February 22, 2019 - New York

We are fortunate to present this modern day genius, when he isn't touring the world with artists such as Usher, The Roots, and Stevie Wonder

Laurie Kilmartin Mike Britt Jason Salmon Kareem Green Brian McFadden - Comic Strip Live
February 22, 2019 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Truth Thursdays - Cielo Nightclub - Cielo
Through February 22, 2019 - New York

TRUTH THURSDAYS - CIELO NIGHTCLUB

The Rub Skip the Line Pre-Sale - The Bell House
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over A very limited number of advance tickets are sold for The Rub every month. Purchase now to secure your admission and skip the line

Music Of Phish For Kids Ft. Uncle Ebenezer - The Capitol Theatre
February 23, 2019 - Port Chester

This event is all ages By attending this event, I consent to my image (with or without my voice) being included in photographs and/or film and videotape of the event, and give The Capitol Theatre, The Rock and Roll Playhouse and their respective licensees and assigns the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use and publish such content in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter. By purchasing an advance ticket to this show, you are automatically opted into RRPH's email list. You may unsubscribe or opt-out after you receive the first email.

moe - Beacon Theater
February 23, 2019 - New York

moe. will perform at the Beacon Theatre

Your Silence Will Not Protect You!, A Reading & Discussion Program At Wendy's Subway - Wendy's Subway
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Your Silence Will Not Protect You!, A Reading & Discussion Program At Wendy's Subway

Juilliard Drama Presents Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage' - Lincoln Center
February 23, 2019 - New York

Moni Yakim, director Considered one of the great plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage and Her Children was written right after Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939. While responding to immediate events, Brecht set the play during the brutal Thirty Years War of 1618-1648 which engulfed almost all of Europe. Though it was published in English in 1941 the play did not reach Broadway until 1963 in the memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft.

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
February 23, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

2019 Youth Ski Trip - The Brick Church
February 23, 2019 - New York

2019 Youth Ski Trip

Made in Harlem: Black Theater - Maysles Documentary Center
February 23, 2019 - New York

Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage.

Girls on the Run February Fitness Series - Barre - The Brick Church
February 23, 2019 - New York

Work out for a cause with the Girls on the Run NYC February Fitness Series. Every Saturday morning (9 am) Girls on the Run is hosting unique, challenging, and fun fitness classes at Athleta Flatiron, located at 126 Fifth Avenue off 18th Street. Saturday, February 23rd at 9 am: Barre with Joanna Stone. Classes are $35 each, representing one pair of shoes for a girl in the program. Each class includes a discount to future Athleta classes, an in-store credit for 30% off purchases, and after workout food and refreshment! (Participants must be 18+).

Steven Chera - Hollywood's Top Soundtracks - The Triad Theatre
February 23, 2019 - New York

Steven Chera - Hollywood's Top Soundtracks

Spirit in the Night: A Live Multimedia Presentation - The Triad Theatre
February 23, 2019 - New York

On September 19th, 1978 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed what many consider their greatest show at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. Why this particular show? Why does it stand out from not only all other amazing Darkness on the Edge of Town tour shows, but from Bruce's entire performing career? There are many reasons & that's what Arlen Schumer's multimedia presentation, Spirit in the Night, is all about. Schumer, a writer of books like The Silver Age of Comic Book Art was in the 6th row of the landmark show & the art director of Thunder Road magazine, the first Springsteen fan publication. He's written about the show for publications like Backstreets (Springsteen publication since 1980) & has now put together a multimedia presentation that recreates the concert in words, music & video excerpts from the show itself.

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
February 23, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Black In Brooklyn - Green-Wood Cemetery
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood presents this celebration and recognition of the unique stories of black lives in Green-Wood. Although Brooklyn and New York City have long struggled with segregation and racism, they also have a history of diversity, progress, and activism. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists who fought for freedom in America. You'll visit the monuments of Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the first black female doctor in the state; Jean-Michel Basquiat, innovative artist of the 1970s and '80s; Jeremiah Hamilton, New York's first black millionaire; civil war heroes and survivors; freed slaves working as abolitionists, and more. Their stories illustrate the long struggle towards equality.

Direct from Argentina LEO DAN - Sony Hall
February 23, 2019 - New York

LEO DAN

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
February 23, 2019 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this unique scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central. The good news is that the villain is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate. Advance ticket purchase required.

2019 Nyc Beer Week Opening Bash - Brooklyn Expo Center
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's that time again. NEW YORK CITY BEER WEEK is right around the corner. Your NYC breweries are once again kicking things off with the most epic beer party around, OPENING BASH. We're inviting breweries from all of the country, 30 of our closest friends, to join you in the celebration of good beer.

Phantasos - Barbes
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Music of Morphine. Every Saturday in February. Phantasos, named after the mythical son of Somnus and brother of Morpheus, is saxophonisist Josh Sinton's new project dedicated to playing the music of Morphine - the mythical band. Other members of Phantasos include Adam Hopkins, Jason Nazary, Giacomo Merega and Sam Ospov.

Midnight Dj Set - Barbes
February 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every saturday at midnight, mostly vinyl sets of Tropical music from around the world.

Tasting Class: Whiskey 101 - Fine & Rare
February 23, 2019 - New York

Our most popular class to date. This class gives you an overview of the various styles of whiskey including Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other international marks. You will nose, taste, and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskey.

Tenement Funk Project - Funk / Soul - Silvana
February 23, 2019 - New York

The Tenement Funk Project is a band of musicians living and performing together in New York City.

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine - Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement
Through February 23, 2019 - Manhattan

The riveting true story of the unlikely activists that set the nation ablaze. It is 1968 and the war is raging in Vietnam. A draft card is viewed by many as a death certificate. In the midst of a divided country, with corrosive mistrust in government and authority, nine would-be bystanders in Catonsville, Maryland decide that complacency is complicity — it is time for action. Their single act of conscience to halt the draft awakens a national resistance. Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III has radically re-imagined this provocative piece of theatre created from the actual court transcripts of the Catonsville Nine trial. Actors David Huynh, Mia Katigback and Eunice Wong play over a dozen roles as they excavate the stories and inspiration behind these history-making activists.

Juilliard Drama Presents Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage' - Lincoln Center
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Moni Yakim, director Considered one of the great plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage and Her Children was written right after Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939. While responding to immediate events, Brecht set the play during the brutal Thirty Years War of 1618-1648 which engulfed almost all of Europe. Though it was published in English in 1941 the play did not reach Broadway until 1963 in the memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft.

Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York - Lincoln Center
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Jerome Robbins was an inveterate observer, seeker, and creator. In diaries, drawings, watercolors, paintings, story scenarios, poems—and, especially, in dance—he reimagined the world around him. And New York dominated that world, where he was born one-hundred years ago and where he lived his entire adult life. Ideas of New York have long inspired artists but often the city serves as a backdrop in an artwork rather than the basis for plot, theme, and meaning. Robbins put the city at the center of his artistic imaginings. From Fancy Free—his breakout hit ballet in 1944—to the musical West Side Story on stage (1957) and screen (1961) and the ballets N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (1958) and Glass Pieces (1983), Robbins explored the joys, struggles, grooves, routines, and aspirations of New York. And in recreating the city around him on stage, Robbins found a place for himself. Voice of My City traces Robbins' life and dances alongside the history of New York, inspiring viewers to see the city as both a muse and a home

The Waiting Game - 59E59 Theaters
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

Sam's in a coma. Paolo's doing his best. When Geoff reveals a secret, reality and fantasy blur. This NYC premiere from critically acclaimed Snowy Owl follows a sold-out, award-winning run in the Edinburgh Fringe (Best Overseas Play, Derek Awards) and explores relationships in the digital age.

The Bitter End Allstar Jam With Mark Greenberg - The Bitter End
February 24, 2019 - New York

Comfort Food (DCM)(7pm) Xaris ----plus--- The Bitter End Allstar Jam With Mark Greenberg

Paul Burch - Pete's Candy Store
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Folks talk about their 'catalog'. Others, their 'signature sound'. Some consider 'their place' in this time. Shit, JUST PLAY YOUR MUSIC! That's the attitude here. Like, don't miss your chance to be hit in the head with this honest music.

Juilliard Drama Presents Lucas Hnath's 'Red Speedo' - Lincoln Center
February 24, 2019 - New York

Zi Alikhan, director It's the eve of the Olympic trials. If rising swim star Ray makes the team, he'll get a deal with Speedo. If he gets a deal with Speedo, he'll never need a real job. So when someone's stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, Ray has to crush the rumors around him or risk losing everything. A sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.

Juilliard Drama Presents Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage' - Lincoln Center
February 24, 2019 - New York

Moni Yakim, director Considered one of the great plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage and Her Children was written right after Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939. While responding to immediate events, Brecht set the play during the brutal Thirty Years War of 1618-1648 which engulfed almost all of Europe. Though it was published in English in 1941 the play did not reach Broadway until 1963 in the memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft.

Vibrant Song with Lucy Shelton & Friends - Merkin Hall
February 24, 2019 - New York

In celebration of her 75th birthday, Lucy Shelton, legendary "new music diva" (The Boston Globe), will gather with a number of her prime collaborators and former students in a concert featuring beloved songs and chamber works. Shelton will reprise repertoire from her 1980 Naumburg Debut Recital (Villa-Lobos, Schwantner), perform songs written for her by Carter and Knussen, and premiere Ives song arrangements with The Westerlies (brass quartet). She will also sing works by Ravel, Rossini, and Schubert. This concert will be a vibrant celebration of Lucy Shelton's lasting legacy in the world of contemporary vocal music.

Luisa Tedoff Cohen Sings Bolcom - The Triad Theatre
February 24, 2019 - New York

Join Singer Luisa Tedoff Cohen who'll be performing Cabaret Songs volumes 1 and 2 by William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein. Written for the fabulous cabaret performer, Joan Morris, it is now a rare treat to hear them performed as a complete set. Ms Cohen will be joined by pianist Douglas Lima. Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
February 24, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Historic Trolley Tours - Green-Wood Cemetery
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1. Please note that portions of the tour take place outside the trolley, however attendees may stay seated in the trolley if they wish. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.

Sunday Gospel Brunch with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat - Sony Hall
February 24, 2019 - New York

Sunday Gospel Brunch with The World Famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR All You Can Eat

New Shanghai Circus - Schimmel Center
February 24, 2019 - Lower Manhatan

Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it's humanly possible – and even if it seems as if it's not – these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair! $20 children tickets available for children 12 and under and must be purchased with an adult ticket.

Brandon Seabrook Trio - Barbes
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Described by Spin Magazine as an apocalyptic, supersonic general of the banjo, Brandon Seabrook has made a name for himself in the New York avant-garde music scene as an explosive guitar and banjo performer, relentlessly committed to immediacy and precision.Brandon is an accomplished solo artist, named Best Guitarist in New York City by the Village Voice 2012. "the intensely thorny written passages and gritty improv tangles fly at the listener in disconcertingly stark fashion. The instrumentation also invites in the extensive use of negative space and sparse, low-volume playing," - Rolling Stone with Henry Fraser- bass and Erica Dicker -violin.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbes
February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

DF Sweedler Mike Mancusi Tom Ryan Sue Costello Jared Freid Vic Henley - Comic Strip Live
February 24, 2019 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Am Late Night at The Strip - Comic Strip Live
February 24, 2019 - New York

Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a New York City staple for NY comedy, nightlife, and entertainment! Since 1975, Comic Strip Live has been the home to some of the biggest names and greatest legends in comedy. Drawing crowds 7 nights a week, Comic Strip Live Comedy Club is a right of passage for the young, fresh, up and coming Stand-Up Comics and the most iconic comedians in the biz. Enjoy scrumptious food favorites, and delicious mixed drinks and specialty brews as you laugh away each and every night.

Full Spectrum With Max Cooper & Caravan Gitane - 99 Scott
Through February 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

On FEB 23rd, join CARAVAN GITANE, HOUSE OF YES and MAX COOPER for an immersive journey into the unknown 'To your tired eyes I bring a vision of a different world, so new, clean and fresh you will forget the pain and sorrow that you saw before. Yet this is a vision which you must share with everyone you see, for otherwise you will behold it not. To give this gift is how to make it yours.'

Switzerland - 59E59 Theaters
Through March 03, 2019 - New York

With Daniel Petzold and Peggy J. Scott It's 1995 in the Swiss Alps, and the reclusive crime writer Patricia Highsmith (Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt) is visited by a genial young man, sent by her New York publisher to convince her to write the final installment of her best-selling Mr. Ripley series. What first appears to be a standard cat-and-mouse game of wit and wiles soon becomes a dance to the death. Who is the cat and who is the mouse? And who will make it out of Switzerland alive?

Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker's Perspective - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2019 - New York

Artist Mort Gerberg grew up with a pencil in his hand, creating cartoons from the time he was a young boy in his native Brooklyn. Illustrated with a sensitivity and humor that have made him beloved by his audiences, his work has been featured in major publications, including the New Yorker and Saturday Review. The 100 cartoons on view in this exhibition cover a range of topics, such as life in New York City, women, youth, old age, and politics. Curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections.

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