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Things to Do in Midtown This Week - March 10-March 17

March 10, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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You haven't really experienced New York City until you've explored midtown, from its many museums and galleries to restaurants, bakeries, and bars. Searching for things to do in midtown this week? You needn't look any further, because this City Guide list will fill you in on all of midtown's best happenings.

Ajijaak on Turtle Island - The Duke on 42nd Street
March 10, 2019 - Midtown

Kites morph into soaring birds and branches transform into a gentle deer. Visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of North American First Nations Peoples to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must face her first migration south. Indigenous songs, languages and dance weave together in a spectacle of artistry to create this affecting fable about the dangerous effects of climate change on animals and our Mother Earth. With puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop and music by Ty Defoe, Grammy nominee Dawn Avery and Kevin Tarrant of The SilverCloud Singers, AJIJAAK ON TURTLE ISLAND takes flight in a celebration of the natural world.

Contemporary Music Festival - Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
March 10, 2019 - New York

Students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School perform international solo and chamber works composed after 1969.

The Tallest Man in the World - The Tank
March 10, 2019 - New York

Two men. One woman. Treacherously connected, yet, forever alone. It's a play about love, torment, memories and loss. They are suspended in a timeless place with only their memories for company. Should we ever have to ask for love? Poetic, rhythmic and highly nuanced, a 'trio' for voices

David DeJesus - Birdland
March 10, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist David DeJesus has been on the New York City Jazz scene since the late 90's and has established himself as a key player in numerous bands in various genres. In Jazz, David has performed with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and Jimmy Heath's Big Band along with many others. In Latin Jazz and Salsa, David has shared the stage with Ruben Blades, Larry Harlow, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Artro O'Farrill and Tito Rodriguez Jr. Currently, David is the leader of the Birdland Big Band, a member of the Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria Big Band, and the Legendary Ron Carter's Great Big Band. On top of his busy performing career, David has long been involved in education. Having taught at major conservatories including Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the New School, David is proud to currently be a Professor of Jazz Studies at Purchase College where he directs the 18 piece Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra, coaches student combos and instructs Jazz Arranging classes.

The Monkees - Palace Theatre
March 10, 2019 - New York

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will hit the road once again in 2019, these special performances will feature songs that span the group's entire career. The shows will highlight many of Nesmith's compositions, including some that had never been performed live until this tour began. "I love being on stage with Micky," says Nesmith. "We've been collaborating for over 50 years, so it's hard to believe it's never been just the two of us. I'm excited to dust off some tunes that I haven't played for a long time too. These are going to be some fun shows." "Right from the get-go, I admired Mike's songs. When we used to get together around the campfire to sing in the early days, we were always doing his songs," says Dolenz. "We always had such a great a vocal blend; he was the one who encouraged me to write songs of my own. I've always been a big fan and now we finally get to do the Mike & Micky show that we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees." These new tour dates are the latest chapter in Monkee-mania, a saga that began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles' A Hard Day's Nig... (read more)

Annual St. Patrick's Open Day - Irish Arts Center
March 10, 2019 - New York

Immerse yourself in Ireland's rich culture at our 20th annual free open house. Visitors of all ages can join in a céilí, have their faces painted, do arts and crafts, learn words as Gaeilge, try a traditional Irish instrument like the tin whistle or bodhrán—or simply grab a seat and delight in the day's live music and dance performances.

Annual St. Patrick's Open Day - Irish Arts Center
March 10, 2019 - New York

Immerse yourself in Ireland's rich culture at our 20th annual free open house. Visitors of all ages can join in a céilí, have their faces painted, do arts and crafts, learn words as Gaeilge, try a traditional Irish instrument like the tin whistle or bodhrán—or simply grab a seat and delight in the day's live music and dance performances. Activities include soda bread-making demonstrations and the U.S. premiere of Cartoon Saloon, Focus Films, and TG4's Cúl an Tí series of animated shorts celebrating the Irish song.

Brian Newman - Birdland
March 10, 2019 - New York

Verve Recording Artist Singer/Trumpet Player Brian Newman & the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra Birdland Brian Newman teams up with the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra for an evening of big band sounds with some of best musicians New York City offers. Performing originals, jazz standards and classics from the Great American Songbook, this 18-piece band will take you for a ride through an eclectic mix of composers and sounds from the past and present and future of jazz music Jazz isn't what it used to be, but for trumpeter and vocalist Brian Newman, that's entirely the point. American trumpet legends like Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Lee Morgan are already a part of music history. They're revered and loved in the way they should be. As Newman explains, learning from them is paramount, but replicating them is pointless. "I don't want to do what's already been done," he says. "I love Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington –guys like that are bringing jazz to another level but still referencing the tradition. Jazz shouldn't be placed in a glass jar." Newman is here to bust the art form out of its constraints, and it's a destiny he knew he had since his childhood. Growing up in Cleveland... (read more)

Lalla Essaydi - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

Lalla Essaydi grew up in Morocco and now lives in the United States. Her art, which often combines Islamic calligraphy with representations of the female body, addresses the complex reality of Arab female identity from the unique perspective of personal experience. "In my art," she says, "I wish to present myself through multiple lenses: as artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as liberal, as Muslim. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes."

Dieter Peukert - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

A multidisciplinary artist from Wiesbaden, Germany, who now resides in New York City, Dieter Peukert has focused on rhythm and structure in his abstract paintings. He studied at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he concentrated on the study of ethnology. Of his recent paintings, the artist says that he improvises from the get-go and approaches his work in the vein of a jazz musician.

Winners of International Young Gifted Musicians Festival 'the Passion of Music 2019' - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

Winners of International Young Gifted Musicians Festival "The Passion Of Music 2019"

From the Yiddish Rialto to the Silver Screen - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

This concert aims to bring lost and forgotten Yiddish works to today's audiences. Songs from jazz-infused Yiddish musicals and hits made popular on radio and in film transport you back to the heyday of the Yiddish musical cinema. Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.

Straight Outta Ireland - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

The popular spoken-word series Read650 presents Malachy McCourt and a cast of a dozen other writer-performers in a blarney-free pre–St. Patrick's Day celebration at City Winery NYC. Straight Outta Ireland features a series of sharp and shapely five-minute stories whose Irish parentage will stir and surprise you. Come hear top-drawer writers read their true, riveting stories in 650 words or less.

Ellis Island Photography Exhibition at Carnegie Hall - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

Amateur photographer Augustus Sherman worked as the chief registry clerk on Ellis Island from 1892 to 1925, during which time he captured hundreds of images of the first migrants to the United States. Today—when more than 120 million Americans can trace their ancestry to Ellis Island—these images serve as a fascinating window into the diversity of individuals and cultures that sought a new life in the land of opportunity. Sherman's photographs, along with other selections from the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, will be on display in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall lobby through the end of the 2018–019 season.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Ensemble Connect - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

Ensemble Connect's daring, versatility, and virtuosity is limitless. Whether these musicians are drawing an audience into the Russian soul of Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio or exploring the visionary works of Steve Reich, they show why they have been called "the new face of classical music" (The New York Times). Each a stellar artist, these exciting young musicians are members of a fellowship program that prepares them for careers as innovative performers, teachers, and advocates for music in the 21st century.

Concert Festival Grand Prix Winners Recital - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

Concert Festival Grand Prix Winners Recital

National Youth Choir - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2019 - New York

National Youth Choir

Adrienne Unae - Broadway Comedy Club
March 10, 2019 - Manhattan

Just as things start getting a little weird, become the eaves dropping visitors of a pinned-up Nun, Oscar winner, tailor, magician, club owner, and only God knows who else. In this interactive and immersive show, folks come up missing and it is up to everyone to defend themselves by setting up alibis in order to cover their tracks. How'd this malarky of a motley crew come about anyway? Who cares. All you want is to be told you are free to go so you can leave the guilty party behind. But wait! Just because you MIGHT get out doesn't necessarily mean you're innocent. Hmmm. Could you be the saboteur? Could you help solve the heinous crime(s)? Will the entire evening be a mystery? With this fast-paced hilarious one woman show, mayhem is the appetizer, madness the main course and critical thinking is served up a la carte! Ticket sales support Adrienne Unae's mission work in NYC, Ft. Lauderdale, and Kenya. BTW, the ticket price is too low to be refundable. LOL

Ailey Extension Hip-Hop Workshop with Marcus Williams - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
March 10, 2019 - New York

Ailey II dancer Marcus Williams will bring his southern style of hip hop to Ailey Extension to challenge dancer’s musicality, dynamic footwork, and performance quality. Students begin with a collaborative warm-up to essentially wake up the body followed by a stretch series to get physically ready for movement. While challenging the body with an energetic combination, students will be a part of an uplifting experience designed to be left stronger and fulfilled. Dancers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome. Participants must be 16 or older.

Hot Take Comedy - Broadway Comedy Club
March 10, 2019 - Manhattan

Hot Take Comedy presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

The Noise Presents Nothing More: The Truth Tour - PlayStation Theater
March 10, 2019 - New York

The Noise Presents Nothing More: The Truth Tour

Ajijaak on Turtle Island - The New Victory Theater
Through March 10, 2019 - New York

Kites morph into soaring birds and branches transform into a gentle deer. Visionary puppetry artist Heather Henson and Grammy Award winner Ty Defoe bring together an ensemble of North American First Nations Peoples to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who must face her first migration south. Indigenous songs, languages, and dance weave together in a spectacle of artistry to create this affecting fable about the dangerous effects of climate change on animals and our Mother Earth. With puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop and music by Ty Defoe, Grammy nominee Dawn Avery and Kevin Tarrant of The SilverCloud Singers, AJIJAAK ON TURTLE ISLAND takes flight in a celebration of the natural world. AJIJAAK ON TURTLE ISLAND has a running time of 60 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for audiences ages 7 and up.

Preformances with Allison Charney - Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
March 11, 2019 - New York

At PREformances with Allison Charney you will hear celebrated classical musicians in anticipation of their upcoming performances on the world's most prestigious stages. Join curator and host, acclaimed opera singer Allison Charney, as she guides the audience through a behind-the-scenes glimpse at these top-level artists' practices and performances, all while breaking the traditional barriers that exist between classical music performers and audience members.

New Talent - Carolines on Broadway
March 11, 2019 - New York

CAROLINES NEW TALENT Featuring New York's best up and coming comics and Carolines regulars. Monday nights are when the country's top up-and-coming comedians shine on Carolines New Talent. For more than 25 years, Carolines has been the country's premier venue for discovering and developing the best new and emerging comedy talent. Carolines New Talent– putting the spotlight on the stars of tomorrow… today!

Hozier - Palace Theatre
March 11, 2019 - New York

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Hozier will embark on the Wasteland Baby! Tour this spring. Every ticket purchased online for these headline dates will include a CD copy of Hozier's forthcoming album Wasteland, Baby!. Fans will also have the option to upgrade their CD to a standard LP copy of the album for an additional charge. Visit http://hozier.com/ for more information. In speaking about the tour announcement, Hozier says: "I'm very excited to announce the US tour, which will coincide with the release of the new album Wasteland, Baby!. I've enjoyed incredible support from fans in North America and I am thrilled to be going back there soon to play this music live." Hozier recently concluded his sold-out fall tour across North America in support of 'Nina Cried Power.' The EP's title track, which features vocals from multi-Grammy Award-winning artist and performer Mavis Staples and instrumentation by renowned Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Booker T. Jones, peaked at #1 at Triple A radio and was featured as one of NPR Music's Top 100 Songs of 2018.

Muldoon's Picnic (March 2019) - Irish Arts Center
March 11, 2019 - New York

This event is sold out, but some seats may open up closer to the event date. Please join our wait list to be notified when tickets become available, or you can catch Paul and Rogue Oliphant at Joe's Pub Sunday, February 17. Hosted by Paul Muldoon

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland Jazz Club
March 11, 2019 - New York

"Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended." Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. C... (read more)

FKJ - Terminal 5
March 11, 2019 - New York

Following FKJ's recent intimate, sold out EU tour, he returns in February with a full EU/US tour including his largest Boston show to date at Royale on May 12, 2019. His debut album, 'French Kiwi Juice', has amassed over 100 million streams since its release last year, and with the announcement of his 2019 tour schedule there is the suggestion new music may be following shortly ..

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet with Special Guest Lewis Nash - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 11, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter Katharine Williams, pianist Anthony Milano, bassist Micah Collier, and drummers Austin Kim and Lewis Nash.

Rondo Young Artist Vanguard Competition First Place Winners Concert - Carnegie Hall
March 11, 2019 - New York

Rondo Young Artist Vanguard Competition First Place Winners Concert

Ian Hobson, Piano - Carnegie Hall
March 11, 2019 - New York

Presented by Florida State University, pianist and conductor Ian Hobson performs Beethoven's Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90, Schumann's Sonata in G Minor, Op. 22, Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, and Mendelssohn's Variations Sérieuses. Mr. Hobson will also give the world premiere of Robert Chumbley's Brahmsiana, and in honor of Ernst von Dohnányi's long affiliation with Florida State University, he will perform the composer's Rhapsody in C Major.

Premier Performance Invitational - Carnegie Hall
March 11, 2019 - New York

Performers College Station High School Orchestra Jason Hooper, Director Clements High School String Orchestra Ginger Wolfe, Director McKinney North High School Honors Band Alan Harkey, Director Event Information By clicking the link below, you will be leaving the Carnegie Hall website. directorschoice.travel/events/premier-performance/

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
March 12, 2019 - New York

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett Group performs the weekly "Experimental Tuesday" concert series at the Residence Inn Times Square. Bennett is joined every week by renowned guitarist Mark Cocheo. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." The trio was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. Time Out New York describes the music as, "hypnotic." In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of 'Frankenstein' and 'Brave Smiles' at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch o... (read more)

2019 Carolines Comedy Madness Round 2 - Carolines on Broadway
March 12, 2019 - New York

Let the madness begin! Taking a page from the NCAA college basketball tournament's "March Madness," Carolines on Broadway is proud to present the seventh annual Carolines Comedy Madness stand-up tournament. 64 of New York City's best young comedians step into the spotlight to take their best shot and go head-to-head in a five-round tournament in which each week the field will be narrowed down to 32, the Sweet 16, the Elite Eight, then down to the Final Four. The audience and a panel of industry judges will determine who advances and is eventually crowned champion and the winner will receive a cash prize and a chance to perform as a regular at Carolines on Broadway. You don't want to miss out on all the fun and games, so get your tickets now!

Snap - The Duke on 42nd Street
March 12, 2019 - Midtown

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with Space, Time and the Otherworldly, This Eclectic Ensemble of South Korean Illusionists Will Boggle Your Mind with Their Impressive Powers of Prestidigitation. Mixing Dexterous Sleight of Hand, Chaplin-Esque Vaudevillian Comedy and Ingenious Visual Effects, Snap Conjures a Marvelous, Magical Cabaret Perfect for the Whole Family.

Email Pro - The Tank
March 12, 2019 - New York

Email Pro is a live show based on Ivan Anderson's long-running email performance art. The show includes standup comedy, an interactive seminar on writing emails to strangers (in real time), bursts of live music, and Q&A. Actual emails are written in front of an audience, with or without audience participation. The whole thing is like a glitched-out combination of talk show, email masterclass, and comedy meltdown

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Jenna Esposito - Birdland
March 12, 2019 - New York

The Birdland Theater is happy to announce that singer Jenna Esposito will bring "The Sixties Chicks" to the stage on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7pm. In this brand-new show, vocalist Jenna Esposito takes the audience on a rollicking romp through some of the biggest hits of the 1960's, all made popular by female vocalists. From "girl group" songs by the Crystals ("And Then He Kissed Me") and the Chiffons ("One Fine Day"), to the hits of Dusty Springfield ("You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"), Lesley Gore ("It's My Party"), and Connie Francis ("Where The Boys Are"), this show will have audiences singing, bopping, and "Dancing In The Streets!" For this show, Jenna will be backed by her four-piece band, led by musical director, Fortune Esposito on guitar, as well as Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Rob Langeder on background vocals.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

The Lineup with Susie Mosher - Birdland Theater
March 12, 2019 - New York

The Lineup with Susie Mosher Birdland Theater The Lineup with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza with her "dynamite voice, heartfelt observations and ridiculously funny improv." (Go Magazine) Susie's special guests will be Donna Vivino, Gabrielle Stravelli, Christine Pedi, Joey Labrasca, Larry Owens, Adrienne Whitaker, Brett Michael, Michael Jones, Mike Longo Susie Mosher grew up in San Diego, CA, landed her first professional acting job as the youngest cast member in The Old Globe's West Coast Premiere of Godspell, and has been thrilling audiences on both coasts with her own brand of heartfelt observation and fearless improv ever since. In the 80's, Susie teamed up with San Diego friends Steve Gunderson, Melinda Gilb & Bryan Scott, originating the role of "Dee Dee" in Suds: The Rocking Sixties Musical Soap Opera. Suds broke box office records in San Diego, followed by an Off-Broadway production, and has become a staple of regional theaters nationwide. Soon after, Susie rejoined Gunderson, Gilb & Lillias White; appearing in the original... (read more)

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Celebrate National Pancake Day at Junior's Restaurant! - Junior's Restaurant
March 12, 2019 - New York

This National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 12th, indulge in Junior’s Restaurant’s delicious Griddle Cakes. Available at all Junior’s Restaurant locations including 49th Street, 45th Street and Brooklyn, Junior’s offers their Breakfast Menu featuring Griddle Cakes with optional sides of Bacon, Sausage (Pork or Turkey), Virginia Ham and Canadian Bacon. Finish off your breakfast with a sweet treat of Junior’s Restaurant’s Famous Cheesecake! Since 1950, Junior’s Restaurant has been famous for great food, fun, service, and course, “The World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake.” Founded by Harry Rosen almost seven decades ago, Junior's landmark restaurant, on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, is known as the home of New York's best cheesecake. For decades, Brooklynites (and other New Yorkers) have come to eat and laugh over cheesecake. Today, loyal customers from all over the world include Presidents, Hall of Fame athletes, rock stars, authors and movie actors. In addition to the original Brooklyn location, Junior’s has spread its roots with locations in Times Square and at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. In 2015, Junior’s opened a 103,000 square foot bakery in Burlington, New Jersey, th... (read more)

Late Night Session: Davis Whitfield - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 12, 2019 - New York

With pianist Davis Whitfield.

New York Youth Symphony Jazz with Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 12, 2019 - New York

With the New York Youth Symphony Jazz, trombonist Ryan Keberle, and trumpeter Matt Holman.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Celebrate National Pancake Day at Junior's Restaurant! - Junior's Restaurant
March 12, 2019 - New York

This National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 12th, indulge in Junior’s Restaurant’s delicious Griddle Cakes. Available at all Junior’s Restaurant locations including 49th Street, 45th Street and Brooklyn, Junior’s offers their Breakfast Menu featuring Griddle Cakes with optional sides of Bacon, Sausage (Pork or Turkey), Virginia Ham and Canadian Bacon. Finish off your breakfast with a sweet treat of Junior’s Restaurant’s Famous Cheesecake! Since 1950, Junior’s Restaurant has been famous for great food, fun, service, and course, “The World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake.” Founded by Harry Rosen almost seven decades ago, Junior's landmark restaurant, on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, is known as the home of New York's best cheesecake. For decades, Brooklynites (and other New Yorkers) have come to eat and laugh over cheesecake. Today, loyal customers from all over the world include Presidents, Hall of Fame athletes, rock stars, authors and movie actors. In addition to the original Brooklyn location, Junior’s has spread its roots with locations in Times Square and at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. In 2015, Junior’s opened a 103,000 square foot bakery in Burlington, New Jersey, th... (read more)

Tracing Migrations to New York: 1600–1820 - Carnegie Hall
March 12, 2019 - New York

Explore the pathways taken by thousands of families as they populated the New World, alongside avenues and techniques to trace the migrations of specific families and individuals who settled in New York throughout the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal periods. Digital and original record collections will be discussed, in addition to resources that provide greater context for tracing migrations during this key period in history.

Dominic Cheli, Piano - Carnegie Hall
March 12, 2019 - New York

Dominic Cheli was the First Prize winner of the 2017 CAG Competition and was named the winner of the 2017 Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition. Highlights of his 18 – 19 season include performances at the Mostly Mozart and Ravinia Festivals and his Disney Hall concerto debut in Los Angeles with the Colburn Orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev

Beatrice Rana, Piano - Carnegie Hall
March 12, 2019 - New York

Winner of prestigious competitions, a soloist with the world's finest orchestras, and a critically acclaimed recording artist, Beatrice Rana is one of the brightest stars in the galaxy of great pianists. Her "commanding, innate musicality" (Los Angeles Times) will be at the heart of Chopin's poetic etudes, Ravel's evocative Miroirs, and Stravinsky's The Firebird, a sensational showpiece vividly depicting monsters and infernal dances. The Guardian called Rana "a compelling storyteller"—come hear her share a pianistic tale.

Ensemble Connect - Carnegie Hall
March 12, 2019 - New York

Ensemble Connect is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Lead funding has been provided by Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Irving Harris Foundation, Hearst Foundations, The Kovner Foundation, Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal, The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Hope and Robert F. Smith. Additional support has been provided by the Arnow Family Fund, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, E.H.A. Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, Leslie and Tom Maheras, Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, and Trust for Mutual Understanding.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Russian Samovar Lunch Special - Russian Samovar
Through March 12, 2019 - New York

Tuesdays through Fridays from 12-3 PM, enjoy Russian Samovar’s Special Lunch Menu. STARTERS Borscht – Traditional Russian beet soup Chicken Frikadelki Soup – Chicken meatballs and vegetables in a traditional chicken broth MAINS Potato Vareniki – Potato dumplings served with sour cream Pelmeni– Chicken and veal combination dumplings Grilled Chicken Shashlik – Marinated chicken thighs grilled to perfection, served with salad or grilled vegetables Aside from its authentic Russian dishes, it is known for its 26 flavored vodkas prepared in-house, including ginger, horseradish, lemon and cranberry. Owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, this upscale establishment offers some of the finest authentic Russian cuisine in New York. Located in the Theater District, Russian Samovar boasts a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints. Reserve Now! 212-757-0168 For more information, visit www.russiansamovar.com

Thomas Adès, Piano Kirill Gerstein, Piano - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

Thomas Adès is a fascinating composer and a pianist of considerable talent known for his "incisive, brittle, and commanding performances" (The New York Times). He partners with Kirill Gerstein, lauded by The New York Times for the "spontaneity and scintillating sound" of his playing, in a program of two-piano works. They play a rarely heard Shostakovich arrangement of a Stravinsky work, Debussy favorites, Ravel's hypnotic waltz, and Adès's paraphrase on music from his popular opera, Powder Her Face.

In Your Face - New York - Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
March 13, 2019 - New York

People leave work early so they can get home to watch The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC. He explains politics, the law—and hip-hop—like nobody else on TV. Ari will explore the world of cable news and how he manages to keep it all straight when events are cascading around us minute by minute. And that includes the names of all the Russian oligarchs. Ari will be joined by author of Zucked, Roger McNamee—discussing his "superb" (New York Times) book about the dangers of Facebook. Get ready for Chapter VII of our serialized novella "Author to Come," written by author Shalom Auslander (Foreskin's Lament, Hope: a Tragedy). Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA Ann Temkin will explain how a painting gets to the museum and it isn't by Uber. Jazz legend Jay Leonhart leads the 1-Train Band. In Your Face–New York captures the spirit, the energy, the music, noise and creativity of this capital of the world. It's a live performance extravaganza and also a video/audio podcast that features the best of New York's actors, writers, musicians and more.

Lakecia Benjamin Quintet - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

This is the story of the creation and evolution of America's popular music from 1917 to 1971, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Muddy Waters, and Aretha Franklin, who provided the soundtrack to the Great Migration.

Cristiana Pegoraro, Piano Lorenzo Porzio, Conductor Chamber Ensemble of Rome - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

Italian-born artists, pianist Cristiana Pegoraro and conductor Lorenzo Porzio, present an all-Italian program, including the US Premiere of Pegoraro's and Porzio's transcriptions of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and three Rossini overtures, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Gazza Ladra, l'Italiana in Algeri, for piano and string orchestra. This concert format combines performance with discussion on the composers's life and impact.

Expositions - The Tank
March 13, 2019 - New York

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world" - Robin Williams With a combination of contemporary dance and pops of theater, this performance will present a series of short vignettes each focusing on different social or political issue. Works performed by Vanessa Long and Zoe Reed Helm will be featured along with works by several other inspired choreographers.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong - Birdland
March 13, 2019 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Paul Ollinger - Carolines on Broadway
March 13, 2019 - New York

Paul Ollinger borrowed $100,000 to get a Masters of Business Administration from Dartmouth, only to learn he wanted to be a stand-up comedian. After fifteen years selling digital advertising for companies like Yahoo! and Facebook, Ollinger launched the comedy career that has taken him all over North America, opening for top comics like Dave Attell, Norm Macdonald and many more. An official selection of the Laughing Skull, Asheville, Cleveland, and North Carolina Comedy Festivals, Paul has appeared on The Apprentice, Red Eye on Fox, and several other shows that are no longer in production. He is the author of the book, You Should Totally Get an MBA: A Comedian's Guide to Top U.S. Business Schools, and the creator of the Crazy Money podcast, which launches on January 22, 2019

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

The Most Famous Pipe and Drum Group in the World Red Hot Chilli Pipers Bagpipes with Attitude...Drums with a Scottish Accent. - Sony Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

General Admission Only 18+ The Most Famous Pipe and Drum Group in the World THE RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS Bagpipes with Attitude...Drums with a Scottish Accent. Putting a modern spin on incredible piping and astounding drumming with an emphasis on showing off and putting on a show guaranteed to amaze any audience; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers really are a genuinely unique experience. A fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems - 'Bagrock' includes the likes of 'Clocks' by Coldplay, Queen's 'We Will Rock You' and a rock medley of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'. 'Flower of Scotland' and 'The Hills of Argyll' get a look in too, Chilli style of course! See more at the Sony Hall website!

Irish Fiddling in the Sligo Style with Manus Mcguire - Irish Arts Center
March 13, 2019 - New York

This workshop from award-winning Irish fiddle player, Manus McGuire, aims to improve the player wishing to play more in an Irish style. Listening to solo playing is paramount in this exercise and common tunes will be dissected and examined closely. For advanced players, the class focuses on the possibilities for variation and improvisation that exist within the tradition as a means to personal expression and interpretation. There is particular emphasis on bowing, rhythm, and ornamentation. The existing style of the individual is explored and encouraged with emphasis and feedback given to adopting fresh approaches.

Jackie and Chelsea's High School Reunion - West Bank cafe
March 13, 2019 - New York

Drag stars JACKIE COX and CHELSEA PIERS return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with an all new musical comedy: JACKIE AND CHELSEA'S HIGH SCHIOOL REUNION. CHELSEA PIERS and JACKIE COX are the best of girlfriends and two of the fiercest queens in town, or so they thought. When an invitation to their high school reunion arrives, they're hell bent on making a splash, even if it means taking some creative liberties when it comes to showing off their so-called fabulous lifestyle. An homage to the classic, "Romy & Michele" with a dash of your favorite campy cult films thrown in for good measure, these live singing, GLAM Award-winning divas will take you on an epic adventure through the music of the 80s, 90s, and today's Top 40 hits. Dust off your yearbook, throw the top down, and get ready to relive your glory days with two of the coolest girls on campus in JACKIE AND CHELSEA'S HIGH SCHIOOL REUNION!

Lakecia Benjamin: Jazz Takes Flight - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 13, 2019 - New York

With alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin.

Poems About Migration - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

The Academy of American Poets—New York City's largest poetry organization—shares poems and readings about migration by award-winning contemporary poets, including Richard Blanco, Marilyn Chin, Juan Felipe Herrera, Vijay Seshadri, Mai Der Vang, and Ocean Vuong.

Pop-Up Memory Book: An Art-Making Workshop for Seniors - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

Design and make a pop-up book inspired by your life's events! Each Wednesday morning for six weeks, seniors will learn new skills, the elements of visual arts, book making, puppetry manipulation, and warm-up theater games. At the end of the six sessions, each participant will have their own memory book as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator for them to continue telling their stories.

2019 New York Wind Band Festival - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

Performers The Santiago Symphonic Band Kris Parish and Joseph Dudek, Directors Roosevelt High School Symphonic Band Gregg K. Abe, Director Sunnyside High School Wind Symphony Michael J. Angel, Director The Santiago Symphonic Winds Joseph Dudek, Director Leigh High School Wind Ensemble Alex Christensen, Director

Divided Loyalty: Being Chinese in America - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

What is it like to be Chinese in America these days? Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, author of M. Butterfly, and other prominent Chinese explore complex questions of identity.

Scottish Fiddle Workshop with Athena Tergis - Carnegie Hall
March 13, 2019 - New York

Athena Tergis, an accomplished violinist of Scottish and Irish traditional music, teaches participants the soulful and haunting melodies that Scottish immigrants brought to America. This workshop is for advanced beginners and up, and tunes are taught traditionally by ear.

Da Capo Chamber Players: Evocations - Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
March 14, 2019 - New York

New chamber works with poetic insporation.

Roaratorio: Cage and Cunningham's Irish Circus - Carnegie Hall
March 14, 2019 - New York

This evening of cross-cultural dialogue, archival display, dance, and music celebrates one of John Cage and Merce Cunningham's most personal and complex works, with its extraordinary score and choreography based on Irish jigs and step dancing, prompted by James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

Andy Statman Trio - Carnegie Hall
March 14, 2019 - New York

Clarinetist and mandolinist Andy Statman has been a major figure in both Jewish music and bluegrass for more than four decades. After studying with the legendary Dave Tarras in the 1970s, he became highly influential in the klezmer revival movement. Later, he broadened his interest in Jewish music to include Hasidic tunes, which he infuses with bluegrass, klezmer, and jazz.

Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht, Piano Duo - Carnegie Hall
March 14, 2019 - New York

Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht make their Carnegie Hall debut showcasing two-piano works by Milhaud, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. The duo received graduate degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University and has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Joel Kim Booster - Carolines on Broadway
March 14, 2019 - New York

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Netflix's The Fix, Comedy Central's The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo's Comedy Cabaret and truTV's Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central's The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire's "10 Comedians to Watch." Joel recently had the honor of making the Wall Street Journal's "Young Hollywood Portfolio" highlighting rising stars in Hollywood, Forbes' 2018 "30 Under 30" list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Variety's 2018 "10 Comics to Watch," Vulture's "20 Comedians You Should and Will Know," and TimeOut's "L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018." TV and Film credits include Shrill (Hulu), Search Party (TBS), The Week Of (Netflix) and Viper Club (You Tube Premium). His writing credits include Billy on the Street (truTV), Big Mouth (Netflix), The Other Two (Comedy Central) and the pilot for Comedy Central's Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Follow Joel ... (read more)

Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht, Piano Duo - Carnegie Hall
March 14, 2019 - New York

Arianna Körting and Robin Giesbrecht make their Carnegie Hall debut showcasing two-piano works by Milhaud, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. The duo received graduate degrees from The Juilliard School and Yale University and has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Betta Not Bring Ya Kids - Carolines on Broadway
March 14, 2019 - New York

Betta Bring Ya Kids was created in 2014 by Rashad Bashir and Justin Ramos. The name comes from "The Chappelle Show" Theme Song. Dave Chappelle is one of Rashad and Justin's favorite comedians. The show is high energy, engaging, above all funny as hell! Our comedians have been featured on MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Oxygen,Netflix, Seeso, TruTv, The Wendy Williams Show, and Starz. Our comedians perform nationwide at clubs and colleges. This is the hottest show in NYC! Don't miss out on the fun!

Ehud Asherie: Wild Man Blues Album Release - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Ehud Asherie: "Wild Man Blues" Album Release

New York Invitational Music Festival - Carnegie Hall
March 14, 2019 - New York

Performers Bergenfield High School Symphonic Winds Jeffrey Brown, Director Lower Moreland High School Wind Ensemble Erin Stroup, Director West Orange High School Wind Ensemble Lewis Kelly, Director Bergenfield High School Wind Ensemble Brian Timmons, Director Crossroads School For Arts And Sciences Chamber Orchestra Grace Park, Director Mountain Lakes High School Choir Austin Vallies, Director

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

Ehud Asherie - Birdland
March 14, 2019 - New York

Ehud Asherie - Piano Peter Washington - Bass Rodney Green - Drums Ehud Asherie, "a master of swing and stride" (The New Yorker), is a jazz pianist who integrates the venerable New York piano tradition into his inventive style. Born in Israel in 1979, Asherie lived in Italy for six years before his family moved to New York. Though he began playing piano as a child, his passion for jazz came later—with a Thelonious Monk cassette tape—and his first visit to Smalls Jazz club in Greenwich Village. Largely self-taught, or rather, "old-schooled," Asherie learned the ropes at Smalls, spending the wee small hours of his early teens becoming a fixture of the late-night jam sessions. Mentored by the late Frank Hewitt, Asherie began to develop "his virtuosity and his ear for clean, crisp lines" (The Star-Ledger).

Tritonal - Terminal 5
March 14, 2019 - New York

At the top of 2016, Tritonal's Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed release a long-coveted but previously unavailable single, "Blackout". Featuring Steph Jones' delicate vocals and a pop twist on the duo's melodic sound, "Blackout" quickly becomes Tritonal's fastest-selling and -streaming single to date. Its impressive success is the latest in a series of milestones for the Austin, Texas songwriters and producers. Over the previous year alone, Tritonal surpassed 53 million streams in aggregate on Spotify, over 10 million of that coming from their Chainsmokers collaboration, "Until You Were Gone". Tritonal also remixed Adam Lambert's hit "Ghost Town"; reached millions of listeners on iTunes, Soundcloud and Sirius via their podcast, Tritonia; and sold out the majority of their The Untouchable tour with Cash Cash, including iconic venues like New York's Terminal 5, San Francisco's Warfield, and L.A.'s Club Nokia. As of early 2016, the tour's title song, "Untouchable", had been streamed over 19 million times.

Candis Cayne - West Bank cafe
March 14, 2019 - New York

CANDIS CAYNE stars in the New York premiere of her acclaimed one-woman cabaret show HI, GORGEOUS! Old school meets high glamour in this hair-flipping, high-kicking parade of fabulous

Joan Belgrave Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 14, 2019 - New York

You're My Everything: Songs of Love & Life With vocalist Joan Belgrave, tenor saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Zen Zadravec, bassist Santi Debriano, and drummer Brandon Williams.

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour starring Cécile McLorin Salvant - Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 15, 2019 - New York

The world's longest-running jazz festival comes to The Appel Room—a venue with state-of-the-art sound, an unbeatable view, and a capacity almost 100 times smaller than what the Monterey Jazz Festival draws in California. This intimate performance kicks off the Monterey Jazz Festival's 60th Anniversary Tour, and it features six of today's most remarkable young jazz talents, each of whom has a meaningful history with each other and with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Cécile McLorin Salvant is a genius vocalist who sells out every set she performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center (and be warned, these shows will be no different). Bria Skonberg is an irresistible entertainer who "plays trumpet like a red hot devil and sings like a dream." (The Wall Street Journal) Saxophonist Melissa Aldana is the first female instrumentalist ever to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—the world's most prestigious jazz competition and number-one spotlight for rising talent—and she is now in top demand by multiple generations of musicians for her fierce melodicism. Drummer and vocalist Jamison Ross is another first-place winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition, and his roots in gospel, swingin... (read more)

Tei Blow Laurel Atwell - BAC
March 15, 2019 - New York

Entry reimagines John Cage and Merce Cunningham's Ocean, a "dance in the round" in which the dancers, musicians, and audience members are arranged in concentric circles. Through the use of anechoic sound and ASMR-inducing audio and speech, Entry recreates the psychedelic voyages and out-of-body experiences recounted by the immersed spectators of the 1994 work, exploring the inner space conjured by Cage and Cunningham's iconic collaboration. This project is supported through the Cage Cunningham Fellowship, established in 2015 for artists who demonstrate John Cage and Merce Cunningham's commitment to artistic innovation. In recognition of Cunningham's centennial celebration in 2019, the 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellowship extends the award to five artists including Tei Blow. Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment. Major support for dance programming and activities provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Dance/NYC's New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Dutch, Walloon, and Huguenot: Exploring Intersections in New York's Past - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Come hear about the early New Netherland / New York history of the Dutch, Walloon, and Staten Island–Huguenot period from a historical and genealogical perspective.

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration - Irish Arts Center
March 15, 2019 - New York

From March 9 – April 15, Carnegie Hall will present Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival examining the musical legacies of three migrations: the crossings from Scotland and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries, the immigration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe between 1881 and the National Origins Act of 1924, and the Great Migration—the exodus of African Americans from the South to the industrialized cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1917 into the 1970s. On Friday, March 15, we will offer our 7th annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration at Symphony Space as part of this exciting festival. Hosted by renowned musician-folklorist Mick Moloney, this rousing concert of traditional, old-time, and American folk music explores the shared lineage of Irish, West African, and Appalachian traditions, with performances by the Green Fields of America, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters featuring 2018 NEA National Heritage fellow Eddie Bond, Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton, and special guests. Mick Moloney, banjo, octave, mandolin, vocals Athena Tergis, fiddle with The Green Fields of America Brendan Dolan, piano, flute Liz Hanley, fiddle, vocals Billy M... (read more)

East Harlem–El Barrio: Where Art, Culture, and Community Intersect - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

East Harlem–El Barrio is a conglomeration of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. It is also a neighborhood once again in transition as new arrivals from below 96th Street push north to East Harlem and begin to make their mark on the streetscape. But in the face of impending gentrification, East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals. Explore this vibrant neighborhood during this guided, 90-minute walking tour.

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

Gallery Talk: Entry Points - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Why do people move from one country to another, and what do they bring with them or leave behind? Through a close look at and discussion about contemporary artworks—such as Claire Fontaine's Untitled (Tears) and Arlene Shechet's Travel Light—alongside 19th century Judaica, reflect on the personal and communal experience of immigration. Make connections between historical movements and contemporary issues in this tour led by Jenna Weiss, The Jewish Museum's manager of public programs.

Open Working Rehearsal: The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Performers The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin Desmond Earley, Artistic Director David Agnew, Oboe and Cor Anglais Elaine Christy, Harp Martin Johnson, Cello Gary Lovenest, Percussion Conor Lyons, Bodhrán Kevin Whyms, Guitar

The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

Interharmony Concert Series: Spring Equinotes - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

InterHarmony Concert Series: Spring Equinotes

Seventh Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Irish Arts Center presents a rousing celebration of traditional Irish, old-time, and American folk music, exploring the shared lineage of Irish, West African, and Appalachian traditions. Hosted by renowned musician-folklorist Mick Moloney, the concert features The Green Fields of America, 2018 NEA award winner Eddie Bond, New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, and special guests.

The New York Pops | Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen - Carnegie Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor Mykal Kilgore, Guest Artist Storm Large, Guest Artist Ashley Park, Guest Artist Ryan Silverman, Guest Artist Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

9th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day - Irish Arts Center
March 15, 2019 - New York

Each St. Patrick's Day, thanks to our wonderful community of supporters and sponsors, staff and volunteers, we give away thousands of free books by Irish and Irish American authors as well as those of other cultures, including in recent years Mexican (2017) and Caribbean (2018). This year, alongside titles by writers of Irish heritage we share stories by Asian and Asian American authors in a celebration of our different and kindred voices on this special day for the global Irish community.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Theater
March 15, 2019 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Johnny O'Neal Quartet Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Nat 'King' Cole - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 15, 2019 - New York

With pianist and vocalist Johnny O'Neal, guitarist Ilya Lushtak, bassist Mark Lewandowski, and drummer Itay Morchi.

Loudon Wainwright III Presents 'Surviving Twin' - Sony Hall
March 15, 2019 - New York

Please Note.. There will be no food service during the performance.

Family Workshop: Songwriting - The Duke on 42nd Street
March 16, 2019 - Midtown

Expand your music-making skills by writing and performing your own original songs. This workshop is inspired by Fiesta con Sonia De Los Santos and teaches performance skills that are used in the show!

Reflections: A Eurythmy Recital - Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
March 16, 2019 - New York

This performance features the movement art of Eurythmy performed to two masterpieces of the solo piano repertoire. Choreographed directly from the score, Eurythmy develops the musical line as Gesture in Space through a minute choreography of the elements of tones, intervals, rests, barlines, breaths, etc. Returning for a third Winter performance, Gabrielle Armenier (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 2017 and 2018 - with Brigitte Armenier) anchors the performing tradition of a new art form in New York City.

Ailey Extension’s Zumba Dance Party with Karen Arceneaux - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
March 16, 2019 - New York

Get the heart pumping and dance away your worries to the sounds of high-energy Latin and International music in this a special Zumba Dance Party. Based on the principle that a workout should be fun and “easy” to do, this Zumba workshop features aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Karen Arceneaux leads this workshop at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – NYC’s largest building dedicated to dance and the home of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Absolute beginners are welcome. Must be 16 or older to participate. Sign-up and more information is available at www.aileyextension.com.

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

This Irish American Life - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Hosted by historian Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey, This Irish American Life showcases the best of Irish and Irish-American history, literature, current affairs, and artistic endeavors. For six weeks, This Irish American Life will devote its weekly show to the theme of migration and immigration.

Documenting Your Nyc Roots at the Municipal Archives - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Millions of immigrants entered the United States via the Port of New York, and many began their new lives in New York City. Join Municipal Archives genealogy specialists to learn about the vast resources of the Archives for family history research, and participate in a "how-to" workshop to help you get started in building your own family tree.

For Teens: Studio 57 - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Young artists from across New York City are invited to make music at Carnegie Hall every Saturday throughout the school year at Studio 57. Students can collaborate with each other and work side by side with New York City's best performing artists. This program is open to young musicians with any level of experience in any genre, ages 14–19.

East Harlem–El Barrio: Where Art, Culture, and Community Intersect - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

East Harlem–El Barrio is a conglomeration of Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Dominican influences of mostly working-class immigrants. It is also a neighborhood once again in transition as new arrivals from below 96th Street push north to East Harlem and begin to make their mark on the streetscape. But in the face of impending gentrification, East Harlem continues to visually and artistically display its energy, culture, and protest in street art and murals, processions, and street festivals. Explore this vibrant neighborhood during this guided, 90-minute walking tour.

Super Sábado: Voces Latinxs - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Join El Museo del Barrio for a special free Saturday program in celebration of Women's History Month. This family-friendly event honors all the voces Latinxs through storytelling, art making, and a special Carnegie Hall Citywide concert with Puerto Rican sensation iLe.

National Young Maestro Competition Winners Concert - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

National Young Maestro Competition Winners Concert

Yeats + Tagore: India Meets Ireland (In America) - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

This afternoon of theater and music illustrates the friendship—forged in America—between Irish writer William Butler Yeats and Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Soh Daiko - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Soh Daiko shatters the boundaries of traditional taiko drumming. This New York–based Japanese drumming collective's shows are high-energy displays of sensational choreography and amazing athleticism. In a great visual spectacle, Soh Daiko's impeccable musicians perform traditional Japanese Shinto and taiko music, as well as daring new compositions by ensemble members. The members play a vast array of drums, complemented by bamboo flutes, brass bells, conch shells, and gongs. Exhilarating, breathtaking, and always captivating, Soh Daiko keeps your pulse racing.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Soh Daiko - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Soh Daiko shatters the boundaries of traditional taiko drumming. This New York–based Japanese drumming collective's shows are high-energy displays of sensational choreography and amazing athleticism. In a great visual spectacle, Soh Daiko's impeccable musicians perform traditional Japanese Shinto and taiko music, as well as daring new compositions by ensemble members. The members play a vast array of drums, complemented by bamboo flutes, brass bells, conch shells, and gongs. Exhilarating, breathtaking, and always captivating, Soh Daiko keeps your pulse racing.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Ile - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Classic Latin boleros, mambos, and danzóns burn hotter with iLe's sultry voice. Before she went solo and took her current stage name, Ileana Cabra was a singer and rapper under the name PG-13, performing with the popular rap group Calle 13 that features her half-brothers known as Residente and Visitante. Her most recent album, the breakthrough iLevitable, features Latin favorites along with songs written by her family members and backed by a host of Puerto Rican music superstars.

Brussels Philharmonic - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

The Brussels Philharmonic makes its New York debut under the baton of music director Stéphane Denève with a program combining well-known orchestral standards with 21st-century music. The orchestra is joined by violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider for Bruch's Violin Concerto followed by two works composed as ballets. Roussel reworked Bacchus et Ariane into a popular suite, just as Ravel did with his iconic La Valse.

Elite International Music Competition Student Recital - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Elite International Music Competition Student Recital

Nicholas Payton, Trumpet - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton traces the path of African rhythms from their arrival in the Caribbean through their journey to New Orleans and on to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York. He explores how the music of New Orleans became, in a sense, the world's first popular music and how its greatest practitioner—Louis Armstrong—became one of the first pop stars. You'll hear how swing, bebop, R&B, hip-hop, and more share a DNA that connects people around the world.

Nicholas Payton - Carnegie Hall
March 16, 2019 - New York

Candis Cayne - West Bank cafe
March 16, 2019 - New York

CANDIS CAYNE stars in the New York premiere of her acclaimed one-woman cabaret show HI, GORGEOUS! Old school meets high glamour in this hair-flipping, high-kicking parade of fabulous.

Le Scandal - West Bank cafe
March 16, 2019 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Late Night Dance Session: Zaccai Curtis Cubop - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 16, 2019 - New York

With pianist Zaccai Curtis.

St. Matty's Day - The Green Room 42
March 16, 2019 - New York

Matthew Lee (Spring Awakening, American Idiot) invites you to get shamROCKED by his fresh takes on known favorites. Featuring music from his debut album, Busking Broadway, audience members can also expect incredible guest performers, a cappella, and a live rock band. This St. Matty's Day, you'll hear everything from Blink 182 to Sondheim. Come get lucky - Sláinte!

Le Scandal - Laurie Beechman Theater
March 16, 2019 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Bentley Meeker Exploring Light - Garvey Simon
Through March 16, 2019 - New York City

Garvey|Simon is pleased to present Exploring Light, a new series of illuminated, sculptural works by Bentley Meeker. The exhibition will take place during Armory week at 517 W. 37th Street NY, NY 10018, a street level gallery space in the Hudson Yards district in close proximity to the fairs. The show will be open and on view Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm, and by appointment. An artist talk will be held in the gallery on Saturday, March 16, at 1pm. This new work is the result of Meeker’s observations and research into visible light and its impact on the human psyche. The artist’s expertise comes from decades of experimentation, study and use of varying light frequencies via his studio practice, as well as his commercial career as a renown lighting designer. Meeker’s work is primarily focused around the essence and exploration of light’s nature, its meaning to us, and the changes in our collective use of light. His mission is to create reactions and relationships between light sources and the human experience. Exploring Light consists of forty contemplative installations that create a unifying tableau and invite the viewer to immerse themselves in a collective perception. T... (read more)

Joel Kim Booster - Carolines on Broadway
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago-bred, Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. As a comedian he has appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Netflix's The Fix, Comedy Central's The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening and @midnight, Logo's Comedy Cabaret and truTV's Comedy Knockout. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central's The Half-Hour, a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority and was listed as one of Esquire's "10 Comedians to Watch." Joel recently had the honor of making the Wall Street Journal's "Young Hollywood Portfolio" highlighting rising stars in Hollywood, Forbes' 2018 "30 Under 30" list in their Hollywood and Entertainment category spotlighting the next generation of talent, Variety's 2018 "10 Comics to Watch," Vulture's "20 Comedians You Should and Will Know," and TimeOut's "L.A. Comedians to Watch in 2018." TV and Film credits include Shrill (Hulu), Search Party (TBS), The Week Of (Netflix) and Viper Club (You Tube Premium). His writing credits include Billy on the Street (truTV), Big Mouth (Netflix), The Other Two (Comedy Central) and the pilot for Comedy Central's Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Follow Joel ... (read more)

Fiesta con Sonia De Los Santos - The New Victory Theater
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

¡Hola! It's fiesta time and everyone's invited! Sunny songstress Sonia De Los Santos is hosting a party on the New Victory stage, and her musical friends are arriving from all over Latin America to join in the fun. Everyone's brought an instrument from their homeland and is ready to sing, dance and celebrate each other's heritage and culture. Playing songs from Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island (Parents' Choice Gold Award winner) and her newest album, Alegría, Sonia "will show how the songs of her native Mexico have enriched her life in the United States, and vice versa" (The New York Times). ¡Los esperamos! FIESTA CON SONIA DE LOS SANTOS has a running time of 50 mins with no intermission & is recommended for ages 4-7.

Vincent Herring - Birdland
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. On stage, Herring and his band often make an incendiary sound over fine and controlled rhythms of modern times. Vincent started playing saxophone at the age of 11 in school bands and studying privately at Dean Frederick's School of Music in Vallejo, CA. At the age of 16, Herring was studying at California State University at Chico on a music scholarship. A year later he had won a berth in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Vincent moved to New York City in early 1980's attending Long Island University. He first toured in the United States and Europe as part of the Lionel Hampton Big Band. With his sound strongly influenced by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Vincent's virtuosity and promise came to the attention of Nat Adderley. The two forged a nine-year musical relationship, producing nine albums and touring around the world year after year. After Nat's death, Louis Hayes collaborated with Vincent to form the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band. Vincent worked and recorded with Cedar Walton for more than 20 years. He has also appeared on stage an... (read more)

Pete Malinverni - Birdland
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

On the Town" The Pete Malinverni Trio plays the music of Leonard Bernstein Pete Malinverni, piano Doug Weiss, bass Aaron Seeber, drums Pianist, composer, educator Pete Malinverni has been a fixture on the New York City Jazz scene since moving there in the early 1980s from his hometown of Niagara Falls, NY, where he'd begun Classical Piano studies at the tender age of six. Since moving to NYC, Pete has recorded fourteen times as a leader, including in solo piano, trio, quartet, quintet, big band and choral contexts. All his recordings have been received by critics and the public alike and have seen heavy airplay on all platforms, from the radio to the internet. Throughout his time in NYC, Pete has established performing, recording and inspirational contact with a host of masters on the scene there, including Joe Lovano, Vernel Fournier, Charles Davis, Mel Lewis, Dennis Irwin, Jon Faddis, Karrin Allyson, Steve Wilson and many, many others. These collaborations have happened in studios and on stages like the Carnegie Recital Hall, the Caramoor Festival, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Rome Music and Image Festival, the Santiago (Chile) Jazz Festival and others, as well as i... (read more)

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey - Birdland
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Jazz fans and critics agree, pianist Beegie Adair's sophisticated and listenable brand of jazz has made her recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Her collaboration with Vocalist Monica Ramey is equally sublime: "There was a brief period in the late 1950s and very early '60s when Capitol sagely paired George Shearing with a succession of the label's top vocalists, including Peggy Lee, Dakota Staton, Nancy Wilson and Nat King Cole. The results were uniformly wonderful, setting a standard for sophistication that has, until now, never quite been equaled. But in Monica Ramey and Beegie Adair, Shearing and company have finally met their match." – JazzTimes Magazine

Candis Cayne - Laurie Beechman Theater
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

CANDIS CAYNE stars in the New York premiere of her acclaimed one-woman cabaret show HI, GORGEOUS! Old school meets high glamour in this hair-flipping, high-kicking parade of fabulous.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Ethel & Face the Music - Merkin Concert Hall At Kaufman Music Center
March 17, 2019 - New York

NYC's "infectiously visceral" (Pitchfork), "vital and brilliant" (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with quartets from Kaufman Music Center's dynamic Face the Music youth program for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance showcases repertoire commissioned for ETHEL and developed during the quartet's 2018-19 residency with Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.

Bobby Lavell Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Bobby LaVell Jazz Orchestra

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Bobby LaVell Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
March 17, 2019 - New York

Born in Memphis, Tennessee Bobby LaVell gained an interest in music while in high school. He became proficient on the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Piano while pursuing formal musical studies at Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), and Shelby State College. Bobby also studied and became proficient as an arranger and composer during that time. Bobby' s formal education continued with composition studies with Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam at the B.M.I. Jazz Composers Workshop. Bobby studied improvisation with Fred Ford of Memphis, Tennessee, and he credits Ford with shaping his musical philosophy. . . "He was the best teacher anyone could have, because he taught me to teach myself. However, his first and foremost influence was his father, the late Bob (Honeymoon) Garner, a pianist and organist in the Memphis area. During Bobby's early professional career, he performed, arranged and conducted for Memphis singer Lee Stone.

Musical Armenia 2019 - Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2019 - New York

Performers Edvard Pogossian, Cello Cara Pogossian, Viola Vatche Jambazian, Piano

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International - Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2019 - New York

In celebration of International Women's Day, DCINY guest conductor Nancy Menk leads an orchestra and all-female choir in various choral works for women's voices. DCINY Artistic Director and principal conductor Jonathan Griffith conducts John Rutter's Magnificat with the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.

A Brivele Der Mamen - Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2019 - New York

A Brivele der Mamen was one of the last Yiddish films made in Poland before the Nazi invasion. Made by a joint American and Polish Jewish film team, it tells the heart-wrenching story of a mother who tries to keep her family together despite the disruptions caused by immigration and the traumatic events of World War I. The film highlights the move to America, how it divided the family, as well as the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. A discussion led by Anita Norich, as well as a reception, follows the screening.

Concert Festival Grand Prix Winners Recital - Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2019 - New York

Concert Festival Grand Prix Winners Recital

2019 Harmonic Convergence Concert - Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2019 - New York

Produced by Choirs of America and led by conductor Dr. Sandra Snow, the Harmonic Convergence Concert is the culminating performance of the 2019 COA Nationals for Top Choirs Festival. After opening performances from the Valencia High School Concert Band and Pulaski High School Red Raider Band, choral programs from across the country perform a mix of massed choir and individual choir repertoire. The concert closes with a world premiere from COA's Composer-in-Residence, Jake Runestad.

Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf - Castillo Theatre
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

Billie, Malcolm & Yusuf opens at a funeral. Among the guests mourning the passage of the “dear departed” are the great revolutionary Malcolm X, the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday, and a black teenager Yusuf Hawkins, who was brutally murdered by a white mob in 1989. As the funeral procession makes its way through the Gates of Heaven, we learn the identity of the “departed,” the conflicts between Billie, Malcolm and Yusuf, and their struggle to live, love and laugh without gods or icons. With songs, humor, powerful reminiscences, historical footage and more than a few surprises, these characters take the audience on a spellbinding journey.

Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts - The Museum of Modern Art
Through March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Schaulager, Basel, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 present the first comprehensive retrospective of American artist Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) in over 20 years. Opening at Schaulager in March 2018 and traveling to New York in October of that year, the exhibition expands upon the rich holdings of the organizing institutions. Spanning the artist's entire career, from the mid-1960s to the present, Disappearing Acts provides a singular opportunity to experience his command of a wide range of mediums, from drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture to performance, film, neon, and large-scale installations.

The Legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant Presents SEKRET - Russian Samovar
Through March 21, 2019 - New York

The Legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant Presents SEKRET Featuring The One and Only DJ Mekhanik Every Thursday Starting at 8 PM Full Bar, Food, Bottle Service, Drink Specials Ladies receive complimentary glass of champagne before 10 PM Upstairs at Russian Samovar For more information, visit www.russiansamovar.com Russian Samovar 256 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019 212-757-0168

The Price of Thomas Scott - Theater Row
Through March 23, 2019 - new york

Mr. Scott and his wife, son and daughter have long hoped to sell the declining family business so they can pursue dreams now out of reach. When a buyer finally appears and makes a rich offer—Scott hesitates. If he sells, the old shop will become a dance hall—and Thomas Scott believes that dancing is immoral.

NYLON - Theaterlab
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

Theaterlab Presents Blockchain Theater Project’s production of NYLON Written by Sofia Alvarez Directed by Knud Adams March 6 – 24, 2019 Wed-Thu at 7:30pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm with extra performance Tues, Mar 19 at 7:30pm Tickets: $22 HERE An estranged couple, Anna and Matthew, meet for the first time in four years. Their joint history is dredged to the surface in a way that threatens their futures as well as those of everyone around them. This world premiere psychological drama explores the options available to women and the ways in which we become our own worst enemies when we stray from the acceptable paths available to us. Cast: Maggie Bofill, Brian Miskell, Cesar J. Rosado, Claire Siebers, and Sheila Vand Writer: Sofia Alvarez (screenwriter, Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) Director: Knud Adams Sets by Andrew Moerdyk Lighting by Kate McGee Costumes by Clara Fath Sound design by John Gasper Original music by Anand Wilder Stage Manager: Pat Harnett-Marshall

DEATH OF A DRIVER - urban stage
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

Sarah is an American engineer. Kennedy is an East African taxi driver. They strike up a friendship and embark on a journey to change rural Kenya building new roads. But when a disputed local election lands Kennedy in jail and threatens the work, Sarah questions the integrity of their alliance and wonders how well she knows the man she thought was her friend. Death of a Driver is a bracing examination of "doing good" abroad, the limits of understanding another person, and what happens when personal and political obligations collide.Performance Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:30 pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm ADDED PERFORMANCE: Sunday, March 3 at 7:30pm Tickets are $40 ($25 during previews, March 1 thru March 3) Opening Night tickets are $50 (includes the performance and a Champagne reception on March 4) Tickets for Urban Stages Patrons’ Night on Wed., March 7th are $150 (6:30 pm Cocktails / 7pm Show / 8:30pm Dinner) Student Rush tickets are available for $15 (with valid ID, subject to availability). All tickets may be purchased at www.urbanstages.org or by phone at 1.866.811.4111 For more information about Urban Stages, please visit www.ur... (read more)

Timatha Kasten & Her TKO PARTY BAND at ROW HOTEL NYC - ROW HOTEL NYC - Times Sq.
Through March 28, 2019 - New York

THURSDAYS EACH WEEK!! Bring your friends and come on over to the TKO SHOW AT ROW!! Grooving the Row hotel in Times Square! Come join the best dance party band in town for funky live music hits, good times, cocktails, and gourmet pizzas / salads/ cheese plates ! (FREE / No cover charge) *** Timatha Kasten *** & Her TKO R&B PARTY BAND!!!! TIME: 9pm -12 THURSDAYS (Near all Times Sq. Transportation) (Kitchen closes at 11pm/ BAND PLAYS TILL MIDNIGHT!) LOCATION: ROW HOTEL ADDRESS: 700 8th Ave. between 44th/ 45th Streets NYC (All ages welcome/ 21+ i.d. to drink) (Playing hits of Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Prince, Kool & the Gang, Commodores, The Emotions, Tina Turner, Justin Timberlake and more! Oldies to CURRENT hits!) **** Timatha Kasten Orchestra & Her TKO Party Band *** are available to play for your holiday parties, corporate events & weddings. Contact us Thru: WWW.TKObandUSA.com or (212) 946-1244

Riding Solo - Moxy Times Square
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

If you are traveling solo, taking a solo getaway, or in need of a relaxing vacation the Riding solo Package is for you! During the month of March, stay at The Moxy Times Square for a Solo experience you won't find anywhere else. Start your luxurious stay with a complimentary Prosecco at Bar Moxy. Then, enjoy a delicious, complimentary Breakfast at Bar Moxy. Ned a haircut? The Moxy is giving you 20% off a cut at Blind Barber! That's not all. To find out more awesome details visit Moxy-hotels.marriott.com.

Surely Goodness and Mercy - Theater Row
Through April 13, 2019 - new york

Surely Goodness and Mercy is a bighearted new play about the bravery of a good deed. Set in an under-funded public school in Newark, Surely Goodness and Mercy by rising playwright Chisa Hutchinson, tells the story of a bible-toting boy with a photographic memory who befriends the cantankerous old lunch lady. Against all odds, Tino and Bernadette help each other through the mess of growing up and growing old.

A Musical About Star Wars - Theater Row
Through May 11, 2019 - new york

It's literally a musical about Star Wars. What happens when a couple of Star Wars nerds set out to create the ultimate Star Wars musical…well, a lot of diversions and non-sequiturs happen. This is the ultimate tribute to the fandom, the legacy, and the galaxy of the greatest story ever told!

72 Hour Shootout Competition - CUNY
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Compete in the 2019 72 Hour Shootout and win cash, network TV mentorships and much more! Film lab will be offering how-to workshops between now and June and, on June 6, 2019, a theme will be announced at 8pm EST on which all films must be based! Filmmakers then have 72 hours to complete films of 5 minutes or less. Judges include ABC's Executive Director of Casting! Like Facebook.com/72HrShootout [facebook.com] to learn more and register at https://form.jotform.com/90588438090162?fbclid=IwAR1D_ObRUW7ByHBaCUWhI7j5ZTX9b8T23YsF8wjZWsZsw47EZmShBCgmBSg [form.jotform.com]. The top ten films screen at the AAInternationalFilmFestival!

Mean Girls - August-Wilson Theatre
Through June 05, 2019 - New York

Mean Girl Broadway Musical If you didn’t see Mean Girl back in the 2000s, then you probably didn’t have that great of a childhood. Most people might call it a chick flick, but in our opinion, it is one of the greatest teen movies of our generation. The people were in awe over our little mathematician. Oh, and it’s not just our opinion, the movie was showered with more awards then we can count. But, the story just keeps getting better. After her incredible movie, Tina Fey didn’t just stop there. She has far greater and extravagant plans for the Mean Girls Franchise. You'd like to know if Tina Fey can write a musical. The oh-so-not-surprising answer is... yes! – Peter Marks, The Washington Post We sometimes feel that our childhood is coming to life with musicals. First, it was Bring it On, then Heathers with several others in development. But, the musical for Mean Girls is already here. The Mean Girls Musical is a masterpiece from the great Fey. It’s based on her book and the movie of the same name. The musical was under construction since 2013. But, it was a moment of joy for every fan when it was announced on “Mean Girls Day” that their favorite movie was comi... (read more)

Frozen - Broadway Musical - St. James Theatre
Through June 05, 2019 - New York

The spectacular Disney film that captivated audiences around the world has finally made it to Broadway! Following the success of the 2013 animated movie, Frozen the Musical expands on the story of two sisters, giving more time to the characters we’ve come to love. With a book by Jennifer Lee, and music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the show has kept many members of the creative team from the film, ensuring everything on stage is faithful to the original story. Instead of being a direct copy of the film, what Frozen the Musical does is transform these animated characters into something real and tangible. It really takes the time to dig deep into the characters’ motivations, allowing their relationships to develop further. Delving deeper into Elsa and Anna’s past, the extra time given to the young sisters makes their love for each other clear from the start. Young Elsa, portrayed by Brooklyn Nelson and Ayla Schwartz, is the perfect tragic heroine. Her reaction to hurting her sister, and her fear of hurting anyone else, tugs at the heartstrings of every audience member. Both actors convey the role of big sister brilliantly, tapping into the respons... (read more)

“Move Your Curves” Workshop at Ailey Extension - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through June 15, 2019 - New York

Ailey Extension is teaming up with Pretty BIG Movement to bring you a “Move Your Curves" workshop. Pretty BIG Movement, based in New York City, is a full-figured dance company specializing in various dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz, ethnic, and more. Founder and CEO Akira Armstrong realized there wasn't a platform for women with voluptuous curves in mainstream media, and so she created one. While auditioning for Full Figured Fashion Week, Akira found that she was surrounded by confident, plus-size women who were beautiful, curvaceous, and shared the same passion in dance. She seized that moment and started Pretty BIG Movement. By 2015, the voluptuous dance troupe performed in Ladies Of Hip-Hop, Carnival (choreographers' ball), Ms. Full Figured USA pageant, Female Hip-Hop Honors award show, Salt N Pepa, Lane Bryant campaigns ("I'm No Angel" and "Plus Is Equal"), Full Beauty commercial, Mz. 007 concert and NBC's America's Got Talent (season 10). Currently, Pretty BIG offers dance workshops in the tri-state area to the plus-size community, creating a No Judgment environment where individuals can feel comfortable dancing.

Ailey Extension’s Afro Flow Yoga Workshop - The Ailey Studios at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Come experience joy and elation through movement and sound at Ailey Extension. Afro Flow Yoga® infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora flowing with a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches. Deeply connect with the soulful rhythms of live drumming, energize your charkas, gain strength and flexibility, and rejoice in the bliss of feeling grounded and peaceful! Through the power of collective energy and the creation of sacred space, students will leave feeling empowered, energized, and renewed. With a mission to promote healing and community building through dance, music and yogic practices, husband and wife team, Leslie Salmon Jones, Ailey School Alum, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff W Jones created Afro-Flow Yoga to celebrate, honor and respect our shared humanity and cultural differences in a non-judgmental and safe environment.

Tobin's Run on 51: Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane - Irish Arts Center
Through November 29, 2019 - New York

FEATURING Christine Tobin, vocals Phil Robson, guitar Tim Armacost, saxophone Peter Brendler, double bass Ingrid Jensen, trumpet Jimmy Macbride, drums David O'Rourke, guitar Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane In the 50s and 60s, a counterculture grew throughout the States, and the iconic Greenwich Village of New York City became the center of a revolution that was happening in jazz music with artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and many others. This Tobin's Run celebrates their pioneering spirit, alongside songs from great vocal artists of the day, Abbey Lincoln and Sarah Vaughan. The evening will also feature film clips of musicians and Village clubs from the era.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

Dear Evan Hansen Tickets. Dear Evan Hansen Musical. Dear Evan Hansen Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen is the epitome of a modern musical. The show is set firmly in the mid 2010's with technology and social media at the core of its plot, catering directly to its target audience of the teenagers and young adults of today while also connecting to people of all ages. Winning the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the crew behind the production take full advantage of their target audience. Musical theatre is becoming increasingly more popular with young people, so with it's music, characters and plot, Dear Evan Hansen is almost irresistible to them. The show, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and book by Steven Levenson, deals with some pretty heavy subject matter, but they're issues that are very hot topics at the moment. The heavy themes of mental illness, suicide, and struggling families are confronting, but as they become more prominent in real life, the need to portray these issue seriously in theatre is more crucial than ever. Dear Evan Hansen handles these themes with grace and honesty. It makes a point of giv... (read more)

Doug Varone and Dancers to Perform in 2017 Victory Dance - The Duke on 42nd Street
Through July 20, 3017 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers To Perform in 2017 Victory Dance Four Weeks of Free Dance for New York City Summer Schools Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will perform Lux in 2017 Victory Dance, presented by The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, on Thursdays, July 13 & 20, 2017 at 7pm at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street). Tickets for public performances of Victory Dance are $10 and are available online (NewVictory.org) and by telephone (646.223.3010).   Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Doug Varone and Dancer presents Lux, a vibrant, life-affirming dance set to Philip Glass's "The Light" performed by eight members of the Bessie Award-winning company. Commissioned by the Vapnek Family Fund, the dance has been a mainstay in the Company's repertory since its premiere in 2006.   This July, The New Victory Theater will present its fourth season of VICTORY DANCE, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. For four weeks from July 10 - August 4, 2017, VICTORY DANCE will feature a cross-section of highly acco... (read more)

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