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November 18, 2018 - 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.

Hot Flashbacks a Golden Girls Review - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
November 18, 2018 - New York

Picture it: New York City, March 2018. In a series of hilarious hot flashbacks, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose find themselves singing and dancing their way through the Golden Girls' most iconic moments; all the while in search for their next #TokenSophia. Will it be you?! The Golden Gays NYC are a New York City-based drag trio. The show stars Jason B. Schmidt as Dorothy, Andy Crosten as Blanche, and Gerry Mastrolia as Rose. This New York City engagement of HOT FLASHBACKS! A GOLDEN GIRLS REVUE kicks off a national tour, with stops in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cumberland, Maryland.

Sunday Gospel Brunch with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat - Sony Hall
November 18, 2018 - New York

The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage. See more info on the B.B. King Blues Club website!

Juan Diego Flórez, Tenor Vincenzo Scalera, Piano - Carnegie Hall
November 18, 2018 - New York

"Juan Diego Flórez's voice is like the engine in a Porsche 911; when you hear it, you know you're in the presence of something finely tuned and luxurious" (Opera News). Flórez's honeyed tone, mastery of a vast range of vocal music from Mozart and Rossini to Puccini, and charismatic stage presence make him a true audience favorite and one of the most sought-after singers of our time.

New Federal Theatre presents a staged reading of "Baldwin's Niggers" - Castillo Theatre
November 18, 2018 - NEW YORK CITY

A two-character play about a fictional meeting between James Baldwin and a Jewish activist named Ezra who comes bearing money for the Civil Rights movement but then refuses to leave because of his intense interest in Baldwin. What transpires is a scandalous and informative evening. Jonathan Newberry will read James Baldwin. "Baldwin's Niggers" by Reginald T. Jackson, directed by Anderson Johnson,.is part of "The November Readings Series," with readings of eight plays at Castillo Theatre. This series, presented by Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, is devoted to brilliant one- and two-character plays, a dramatic form that most theaters neglect. It will be used to develop African-American writers and to select plays that New Federal Theatre may present as full productions in its 2019-20 season. Suggested donation: $10.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through November 18, 2018 - New York

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through November 18, 2018 - New York

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

Iliza Shlesinger - Carolines on Broadway
Through November 18, 2018 - New York

Iliza is one of today's leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. She recently completed hosting her late night limited run talk show "Truth & Iliza," on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). The self styled talk show is a cross between social commentary, politics, pop culture and Iliza's specific brand of feminism. In November 2017, she released her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity (Hachette Book Group) a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships. Iliza's fourth Netflix special Elder Millennial will premiere later in 2018 and she's currently filming the Paramount Pictures film "Instant Family," starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. In September 2016, Iliza premiered her latest Netflix special, Confirmed Kills, which finds the comedian in top form, tackling poignant topics while not trading on laughs. She recently wrapped up her first 15 city national theatre tour with "Iliza: The Confirmed Kills Tour" and is currently readying her next stand-up special. For the second year in a row, Iliza... (read more)

The Indie Collaborative Comes to Carnegie Hall - Carnegie Hall
November 19, 2018 - New York

The independent artist collective known as the Indie Collaborative is proud to announce their debut public performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 8 PM. The show features three different genres of music: Musical Theater, World Music, and American Roots/Country Music. Featuring Tony Award Winner, Lillias White, Tony Award Nominee Rachel York, Something Rotten’s Ryan VanDenBoom, and An American In Paris’ Sara Estey, with musical direction by The Wiz’s Timothy Graphenreed. Also, Grammy® Award-winning flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman of South Africa will perform music from his highly acclaimed world music repertoire. Rounding out the evening is Billboard Top 10 Country/Roots, multiple-award-winning singer/songwriter, Grant Maloy Smith, performing with his Nashville band. Each act represents a different style of music and the artist’s unique background, symbolizing the vast diversity of music among the I.C. members.

Ceg & T Presents the Dead South W/ the Hooten Hallers - Sony Hall
November 19, 2018 - New York

General Admission Only CEG & T Presents THE DEAD SOUTH w/ THE HOOTEN HALLERS Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm See more at the Sony Hall website!

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors with Special Guest John Patitucci - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
November 19, 2018 - New York

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through interconnected teaching and thinking, with the inimitable Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI students produce original music and social projects in the pursuit of peace, intercultural dialogue, social change, and democracy. This specially selected group of young musicians travels and performs internationally, representing the core values and teachings of the BGJI. Tonight's special guest musician is the singular bassist John Patitucci, who plays with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Roy Haynes, in addition to recording and performing as a leader for more than 30 years and counting.

Screening: The Price of Everything - The Art Students League
November 19, 2018 - New York

Join us for a free screening of the new HBO Documentary Film, The Price of Everything, which takes an inside look at the contemporary art market, where everything has a price and this price is usually high. Important players of the contemporary art scene including the Art Students League's very own Larry Poons open the doors of their workshops, storerooms, and studios for a special glimpse into white-hot art market.

Ed Palermo Big Band - The Iridium
November 19, 2018 - New York

Ed Palermo Is A New York-Based Arranger And Alto Saxophonist Currently Living In West Orange, NJ. The Ed Palermo Big Band Has Been Together Since 1980 And Has Been Playing And Honing The Music Of Frank Zappa (Among Other Composers) For Over 30 Years, Mainly In Monthly Performances At The Iridium Nightclub In New York City And Bimonthly Concerts At The Falcon In Marlboro, NY.

Broadway Under the Stars - The Shops at Columbus Circle
November 19, 2018 - New York

Select cast from today’s hottest Broadway musicals will perform every Monday at 5pm from November 12 to December 10 on the second-floor mezzanine, with the final performance of the Broadway series on Dec. 10 against the backdrop of the famous twelve massive stars. These stars are the largest specialty crafted exhibit of illuminated color display in the world, which hang from the 100-foot-high ceilings. Hosted by Broadway actor George Psomas(Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific), the casts of the following shows will perform songs from the given musicals for approximately 20 minutes each: ·       Nov. 12 – School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Anastasia, Be More Chill  ·       Nov. 19 – Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show, Head Over Heels, The Band’s Visit, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical ·       Nov. 26 – The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Waitress ·       Dec. 3 – The Prom, Dear Evan Hansen ·       Dec. 10 – Mean Girls, Wicked

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through November 21, 2018 - New York

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through November 21, 2018 - New York

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

Thanksgiving with Wycliffe Gordon - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
November 22, 2018 - New York

Be the first to claim your seat at the Thanksgiving table! Jazz at Lincoln Center members receive VIP pre-sale access to this event starting October 4. Become a member today and secure your reservations first. Public on-sale starts on October 11. With trombonist, arranger, composer, singer & band leader Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Corcoran Holt, and drummer Alvin Atkinson, Jr. Wycliffe Gordon has done it once again, winning "Best Trombone" in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll, one year after winning the Jazz Journalists Association's 2017 "Trombonist of the Year" title. It's always a pleasure to welcome back this former star of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Continuing our popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time, and as Wynton Marsalis says, "just his presence is a creative experience." Ticket price includes cover, food, beverage, & gratuity. Seats will be sold general admission, table and bar seating. Depending on house availability, customers may be seated... (read more)

Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade Viewing 2018 - Monarch Rooftop Lounge
November 22, 2018 - New York

Come see the parade & balloons live from our rooftop 18 floors up AND the parade is played live on our 5 big screen TVs so all the performances and live broadcast can be enjoyed! In addition to the parade, we offer plenty of family fun & activities for everyone! All tickets include breakfast, brunch & lunch items in addition to juices, sodas, coffee and hot chocolate! Open Bar includes all premium alcohol as well as our specialty Thanksgiving cocktails! This year we will be donating all proceeds from our raffle toward the Make A Wish foundation and you have a chance to win some really awesome prizes!

Times Square Ghost Pub Crawl - New Amsterdam Theater
November 23, 2018 - New York

Take a ghoulish and ghostly walk through the Crossroads of the World and enjoy some craft cocktails along the way on Urban Village Tours' Times Square Ghost Pub Crawl. See where some of the spooky ghosts reside inside some of Broadway's oldest and most mysterious theaters. Learn about the tragic story of the demise of a beautiful Ziegfeld girl. Learn about the ghost who took a curtain call on Opening Night. Learn about the members of the famous Round Table who still haunt the famous Algonquin Hotel. Learn about a Broadway Theatre that has 103 ghosts! Learn about the most famous choreographer in Broadway history and where his ghost resides. And of course, enjoy premium spirits poured by top bartenders along the way. It will be spooky, scary spirited fun!

Food Cart Tour of Midtown - Bank of America Tower
November 23, 2018 - New York

Get a taste of Manhattan's best street food on this culinary exploration of New York City's most iconic food carts and food trucks. You'll hear the stories of hard-working sidewalk entrepreneurs, learn about the history of street vending, and understand the daily challenges and triumphs of operating these thriving but feverishly demanding small businesses. While the menu changes from week to week depending on which vendors are out that day, gourmet tastings may include Bengali kati rolls, Egyptian falafel, Belgian waffles smothered in a cookie-based topping, and more! This tour is available on Fridays in the Midtown along Sixth Avenue not far from Bryant Park and Times Square.

The Now - Largest Interactive Public Art - Coolture Impact
Through November 24, 2018 - New York

he Now, created by video artists Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger in collaboration with interactivity designers NoirFlux and Karan Parikh, is the first featured art presentation at Coolture Impact and the largest interactive public art installation on the windows of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square. The now offers a journey into magical worlds, intertwining reality and fantasy, opening doors to hidden places and participatory environments. The Now explores transitory spaces and unseen parallel realities, in a cinematic voyage to visually striking realms, live painting, and animated characters with evolving narratives. Visitors are invited to walk, move and unravel the different storylines.

Sunday Gospel Brunch with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat - Sony Hall
November 25, 2018 - New York

The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage. See more info on the B.B. King Blues Club website!

Velocity - The New Victory Theater
Through November 25, 2018 - Midtown

Don't miss your chance to see James Devine's "Fastest Feet in the World" and five-time World Irish Dance Champion David Geaney in a bold and blazing tap performance for the ages. Two illustrious Irish hoofers come together in an intimate, no-nonsense jam session of impossible scuffles, shuffles and every time step in between. Backed by a rocking Celtic band and DJ, and featuring the award-winning dancer AnneMarie Keaney, VELOCITY is a high-octane celebration of the past, present and future of Irish dance.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through November 25, 2018 - New York

Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton's lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.

That PHYSICS or CHEMISTRY SHOW - Playroom Theater
Through December 16, 2018 - NY

THAT PHYSICS SHOW is now in it's third year. THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW is in its second year. Long time Physics demonstrator Dave Maiullo and Chemistry Demonstrator Borislau Bilash weave some 30 science demonstrations into a funny and entertaining theatrical production. PHYSICS won the 2016 Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience of the year. Performances are at noon and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Many school and camp performances are scheduled as requested. In September, a third science show will be added...THAT INVENTIONS SHOW. www.sciencetheatercompany.com

Models and Bottles Fridays ... Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Show
Through December 29, 2018 - New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to "The Original" Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please e-mail me directly, [email protected] Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie... (read more)

Toward A Concrete Utopia: Architecture In Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through January 13, 2019 - Manhattan

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia's architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist "social condensers"—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia's leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 03, 2019 - Manhattan

For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers made use of a local church to present performances that Village Voice critic Jill Johnston declared the most exciting new developments in dance in a generation. Redefining the kinds of movement that could count as dance, the Judson participants—Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Philip Corner, Bill Dixon, Judith Dunn, David Gordon, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Fred Herko, Robert Morris, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Carolee Schneemann, and Elaine Summers, among others—would go on to profoundly shape all fields of art in the second half of the 20th century. Taking its name from the Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York's Greenwich Village, Judson Dance Theater was organized as a series of open workshops from which its participants developed performances. Together, the artists challenged traditional understandings of choreography, expanding dance in ways that reconsidered its place in the world. They employed new compositional methods to strip dance of its theatrical conventions, incorporating "ordinary" movements—ge... (read more)

Constantin Brancusi Sculpture - The Museum of Modern Art
Through February 24, 2019 - Manhattan

Poet Erza Pound spoke of artist Constantin Brancusi's work as providing "the master keys to the world of form." Over a career that spanned half a century, Brancusi's innovations transformed sculpture as it had been known, and influenced generations of artists to come. After moving to Paris in 1904 from his native Romania, Brancusi affected the appearance of a Romanian peasant—a long beard, work shirt, and sandals—while embedding himself in avant-garde art circles. He soon began pushing modernist sculpture to the threshold of abstraction, developing a new, simplified vocabulary of graceful crescents, gleaming ovoids, and rough-hewn blocks that often evoked rather than resembled the things named in their titles, such as Bird in Space or Fish. He put the natural properties of his materials on display, carving directly into wood and stone and polishing metal to high reflectivity. The bases for his sculptures were often built of stacked elements—wood cubes, cylindrical slices, pyramidal blocks, or cruciform stones—becoming an integral component of the work itself and hinting at the possibility of infinite rearrangement, an idea that would prove fertile in future decades.

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