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Things to Do in the Theater District This Week - August 5-August 12

August 5, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Planning on catching a Broadway show in New York City's Theater District during your visit to the Big Apple? If so, make sure you check out City Guide's list of things to do in the Theater District this week for all the best of this famed midtown area. Museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars can all be found in the heart of the city.

Brooklyn Generator - The Tank
August 05, 2018 - New York

The Brooklyn Generator comes to The Tank! Now in its 6th Season, we are excited to bring our new play generation project to The Tank. The Brooklyn Generator is the creation of Erin Mallon and Bixby Elliot. Originally started by Erin when she began making plays back in 2010 with a rotating group of 6 playwrights and 12 actors who gathered once a month on a Friday night to create six 10-minute plays in less than two days. Erin continued this way for 2 years and they collectively wrote about 140 short plays. Then, after a hiatus, Bixby and Erin put their heads together and asked each other "how can we adapt this model to support the creation of full-length plays?" Cut to June 2014 when they re-launched The Brooklyn Generator with six great playwrights. The Generator supports each other over a six month period during which each playwright takes a turn being "Playwright-of-the-Month," bringing actors and directors to the table to create brand new full-length plays in less than 30 days. Six seasons later they are still going strong.

NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile - New York Road Runners
August 05, 2018 - New York

You've asked for a variety of race distances, so for the first time since 2005, we're challenging runners to a seven-mile distance with the NYRR Manhattan 7 Mile. Take on a unique course in Central Park at this all-new challenge. Event hashtag: #NYRRManhattan7M—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Sunday Gospel Brunch with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat - Sony Hall
August 05, 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!

Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical - Every Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM - New World Stages
August 05, 2018 - New York

BRUNCH IN A GLASS! Looking for the quintessential New York brunch outing? You'll find it at New World Stages in DAY DRINKING, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy shows about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining Bellinis and Bloody Marys with an Off-Broadway show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous Theatre District? "Get your brunch on!" -The Village Voice Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. "A laugh-out-loud delight!" -The Mary Sue Your ticket includes a create-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, an authentic Irish Coffee, and a seasonal Bellini! DAY DRINKING is the perfect afternoon outing for bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and special events - group discounts are available at Telecharge Group Sales or call 800-432-7780. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain to enjoy the... (read more)

Troy Roberts 'NU-JIVE Perspective' - Album Release Show - Birdland NYC
August 05, 2018 - New York

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has received numerous accolades including 3 DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards, 2 Grammy Nominations, and was the only Australian semi-finalist in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. Graduating with a Bachelor of Music at the young age of 19, he has performed around Europe and the US extensively with artists such as James Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Sammy Figueroa, Dave Douglas, Orrin Evans and Kurt Elling to name a few, and also completed a Masters Degree at The University of Miami. In 2012, he shared the stage in an international septet comprised of jazz giants Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta and Zakir Hussein for Herbie Hancock's launch of the first ever International Jazz Day at The UN, NYC. He was also part of Hancock's 2014 International Jazz Day held in Osaka, Japan performing with more jazz luminaries such as Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spaulding, John Scofield and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Troy is based in New York City and maintains a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe with some of the greate... (read more)

Anastasia - Broadhurst Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

Inspired by the beloved films, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.

DARK FEST: Shot in the Dark, Program B - The Tank
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

We are turning off the lights! In this Festival and environmental initiative, The Tank is celebrating innovative performance that utilizes self-sufficient and alternative energy sources. Artists are using everything from glow-in-the-dark mouth guards to flashlights and more to shed some light on their work. Don't worry - we keep the AC on. SHOT IN THE DARK is Dark Fest's variety show of work all done with no lights from our grid.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through August 05, 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."

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

Ben Wolfe Sextet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

With bassist Ben Wolfe, trumpeter Tom Harrell, saxophonist Tim Warfield, vibraphonist Joel Ross, pianist Luis Perdomo, and drummer Donald Edwards.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan's right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there's a lamp, there's a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin's new identity as "Prince Ali" help him win Jasmine's heart and thwart Jafar's evil plans? Will the Genie's wish for freedom ever come true?

Waitress - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through August 05, 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.

Skintight - The Laura Pels Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside. Joshua Harmon's Skintight will begin performances on May 31, 2018 and open officially on June 21, 2018. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway. A Roundabout commission. Skintight is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Joshua Harmon's Skintight was developed at Roundabout with support from the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation. Roundabout's work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible b... (read more)

Birdland Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
August 05, 2018 - New York

Excited to announce that David DeJesus will be directing the Birdland Latin Jazz Orchestra for a 4 week run. Bringing together some of the best players in Latin Jazz today from such bands as the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri's band, and the Mambo Legends, this ensemble is incredible. David De Jesus is looking forward to sharing the stage with these guys, it's going to be a fun run. Come on down and enjoy some classic Mambo, cha-cha, and salsa as can only be experienced here in New York in one of the best clubs around - Birdland!!

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family's shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it's up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies' shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out "kinky boots" under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

SpongeBob SquarePants - Palace Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world! SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through August 05, 2018 - New York

Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family.

Nina Mozes - Im Just Fine - The Tank
August 06, 2018 - New York

"I'm Just Fine" is my stand-up style solo show that asks you to laugh at my pain. Pain is a personal and private experience, but it is also universal. So lets talk about it. And joke about it. Because when we laugh, nothing hurts. Ive been sick on and off for ten years now, and were still not sure whats wrong with me. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease caused by hypothyroidism. While most people take benign drugs and feel instantly better, I didnt. I got worse. I went back and forth to a myriad of doctors until I finally started taking my health into my own hands. There were moments when I thought I could fully recover, and moments when I knew I probably wouldnt. Being sick is just part of my identity. And you know what? Accepting that fact makes me feel pretty good.

Monday Nights with WBGO: Jazz House Kids - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
August 06, 2018 - New York

Jazz House Kids (JHK) is a community-based arts organization that provides year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students, teachers, and adults from diverse backgrounds. JHK has developed combos and award-winning big bands (recently taking second place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition), and many students continue their studies at the nation's leading colleges and conservatories. JHK students have unparalleled access to professional and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, ensuring an authentic jazz education and mentorship by a host of extraordinary talent. Join us with the JHK Big Band and host/artistic director Christian McBride in support of the next generation of great jazz musicians.

Veterans Roundtable Meeting - CFA Society New York
August 06, 2018 - New York

The VETERANS VOLUNTEER GROUP of CFA Society New York, (a.k.a. Veterans Roundtable) is a special interest group dedicated to supporting prior military service members through professional networking and finance education. Our mission is to establish the foundations from which military veteran members may better achieve leading positions in the financial world. We promote CFANY and CFA Institute programs, while also being highly active in NYC regional and national-level veteran clubs and affairs. By being active supporters and participants in other veteran organizations, we are able leverage their networks, and broaden CFANY's and the CFAI's reach. Why have such a group? The ethical standards promoted throughout military services worldwide align with Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the CFA Institute. Part of what attracts future generations of leaders to the military services is robust support groups that empower access the fullest range of post-military career options, including the highest levels of finance. Our membership is open to CFA Society New York members, CFA Charterholders, CFA program participants, active duty military service members,... (read more)

Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf - Birdland
August 06, 2018 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce "More About The Melody," hosted by Broadway cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf. The one-night-only event will take place on Monday, August 6 at 7:30pm. Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (Bridges of Madison County, My Fair Lady) will host an evening that explores beautiful melodies from Broadway and beyond. Joining her will be George Abud (The Band's Visit), Ariana DeBose (Summer, Hamilton), Claybourne Elder (Sunday In The Park With George), Adam Kantor (The Band's Visit, Fiddler on the Roof), and Julia Murney (Wicked, Lennon), plus a dazzling band, all of whom will shine a spotlight on the music that drives your favorite stories. Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, a cellist originally from Scotland, is established as a solo, chamber, Broadway and recording artist. She has held chairs in sixteen Broadway productions, including The Bridges of Madison County, Sunday In The Park With George, A Little Night Music, and currently My Fair Lady. Her love of the Broadway genre has led to creating cello arrangements celebrating the music of Jason Robert Brown, Sara Bareilles, Adam Guettel, Jerry Bock, Stephen Schwartz and more. She has been a feature... (read more)

Monday Nights with WBGO: Jazz House Kids - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
August 06, 2018 - New York

Jazz House Kids (JHK) is a community-based arts organization that provides year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students, teachers, and adults from diverse backgrounds. JHK has developed combos and award-winning big bands (recently taking second place in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington competition), and many students continue their studies at the nation's leading colleges and conservatories. JHK students have unparalleled access to professional and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, ensuring an authentic jazz education and mentorship by a host of extraordinary talent. Join us with the JHK Big Band and host/artistic director Christian McBride in support of the next generation of great jazz musicians.

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through August 06, 2018 - New York

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

WNYC's Nancy Podcast live show - Storytelling - The Tank
August 07, 2018 - New York

Nancy is a critically-acclaimed podcast featuring queer stories and conversations, and hosted by two best friends, neither of whom are named Nancy. Its a podcast about how we define ourselves, and the journey it takes to get there.

Victor Provost - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
August 07, 2018 - New York

With steel pannist Victor Provost, pianist and keyboardist Alex Brown, bassist Zach Brown, and drummer Billy Williams.

Breakout Artist Comedy Series: Caitlin Peluffo - Carolines on Broadway
August 07, 2018 - New York

Originally hailing from San Francisco, Caitlin Peluffo is a stand up comedian living in New York City. Peluffo is a regular in the comedy scene performing nightly in clubs across the tristate. She has been seen on NBC Seeso's "New York's Funniest" as well as the Comcast Network as a finalist in the 'Trial By Laughter Comedy Competition.' Recently she's been hitting the road performing in festivals across the country. She's been featured in the Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Accidental Comedy Festival, All Jane Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, and was runner up in both the Finger Lakes and the Stand Up NY Comedy Competitions. This January she performed in San Francisco's Sketchfest in the Audible's Fresh Voices Showcase and was later featured on Audible's "Punchlines." Caitlin, recently deemed a 'lovable loose cannon' is a former soccer player who dropped the wind sprints and kept the thighs, as well as the drinking habit. No subject is off limits, however, she did make a promise to her mother that she would never, ever discuss that one time she took those 'whorish, yet tastefully executed' phot... (read more)

Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Through August 07, 2018 - New York

Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

Once on This Island - 235 West 50th Street
Through August 08, 2018 - New York

This is the sweeping theatrical power of Once On This Island—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown conjures up "a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!" (The Huffington Post). Gather around for Once On This Island, the musical NY1 hails as "exhilarating theater! It's impossible to resist!" And where the timeless power of theatre brings us together, moves our hearts, and helps us weather the storm.

106.7 LITE FM LITE 106.7 LITE FM - Bryant Park
August 09, 2018 - New York

106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park returns for its 18th season beginning Thursday, July 12th, with FREE, open-air lunch hour performances, for six consecutive weeks, featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Theater fans in the NYC area can expect musical numbers from hit shows including “The Band’s Visit,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best musical and best performances by an actor and actress in a lead role in a musical, “Once on this Island,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best revival of a musical and “SpongeBob SquarePants,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best scenic design of a musical, as well as “Waitress” starring Katharine McPhee, “Beautiful” starring Melissa Benoist, “Come From Away,” “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” “Chicago,” “Kinky Boots,” “School of Rock,” “FRIENDS! The Musical Parody,” and many more. New this year, Disney on Broadway will take over 106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park on August 2nd with performances from the hit shows “Aladdin,” “Frozen,” and “The Lion King.” The lineup for August 9th includes numbers from “Avenue Q”, “Jersey Boys”, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” There will be a pre-sho... (read more)

Flat White - Sony Hall
August 10, 2018 - New York

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August 11, 2018 - NyC

#BigSaturdays #BestSaturdayParty 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 join us each and every Saturday at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Saturday 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 all-night, Gents til 11pm). 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, crisac@mac.com. 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: Lad... (read more)

Morris Day & the Time - Sony Hall
August 11, 2018 - New York

With his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy, vocals, Morris Day played an essential role in the development of the Twin City dance/club sound of the 1980s. A founding member of Prince's band, the Time, in 1981, he remained with the group until 1984 when he launched his solo career. Returning for the first time in 1988, he performed and recorded with the Time from 1990 until 1991 and since 1995. See more info on the B.B. King Blues Club website!

Wicked - Gershwin Theatre
Through August 11, 2018 - New York

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked." With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade." Time Magazine cheers, "if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place." The Gershwin Theatre on 50th Street and Broadway is that magical place. From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story. It will send your spirits soaring to heights you'll never forget.

Comic Royalty of Boston - Carolines on Broadway
Through August 11, 2018 - New York

COMIC ROYALTY OF BOSTON" WITH THE PRINCE- LENNY CLARKE, THE QUEEN -CHRISTINE HURLEY, AND THE JESTER- ARTIE JANUARIO Lenny Clarke Clarke was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was the most famous "saloon comic" in Boston during the 1980s, the heyday of the Boston comedy scene. The DVD release When Standup Stood Out (2006) details Clarke's early career and affiliations with other famous Boston comics, such as Steven Wright and Denis Leary, his good friends. In 1980, Clarke wrote and starred in a local television show Lenny Clarke's Late Show featuring Wright and Leary, in collaboration with Boston comedy writer Martin Olson. Clarke and Olson were roommates, and their apartment, known by comedians as "The Barracks", was a notorious "crash pad" for comics visiting Boston, and the subject of a documentary film as Clarke and Leary explain in When Standup Stood Out. Christine Hurley Christine Hurley is known as the "Queen of Boston Comedy!" She is a married mother of 5 kids that gives her plenty of material! Christine is currently the most sought after comedian in New England! Last July she performed at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival on the Masters Sho... (read more)

John Pizzarelli - Birdland
Through August 11, 2018 - New York

Birdland favorite John Pizzarelli presents his guitar/vocal, piano, bass trio, reminiscent of the swinging sound and configuration favored by Nat "King" Cole in the 1950s and 60s. John Pizzarelli charms audiences with his warmth, sense of humor, and musical chops. Through his multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, the son of the legendary New Jersey native guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in contemporary jazz for his interpretations of classic standards, romantic ballads and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. While maintaining a busy touring schedule, John also founded "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli" a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey.

TCS New York City Marathon Training Series 15M - New York Road Runners
August 12, 2018 - New York

The journey to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon continues! The second race of new TCS New York City Marathon Training Series, this 15-miler will support your training plan. Plus, you'll walk away with an amazing hat as your race premium. Finishers will also receive 9+1 credit for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Event hashtag: #TCSNYCMarathonTraining—use it in your public tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through August 12, 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."

The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

In the middle-eastern town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father's desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan's right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is sentenced to death, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there's a lamp, there's a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen! Will Aladdin's new identity as "Prince Ali" help him win Jasmine's heart and thwart Jafar's evil plans? Will the Genie's wish for freedom ever come true?

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary - MAD Museum of Art and Design
Through August 12, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Derrick Adams is a New York–based, multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, textile- and paper-based collage, and multimedia sculpture. His practice is rooted in deconstructivist philosophies such as the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. Through these techniques, Adams examines the force of popular culture and the media on the perception and construction of self-image.Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is an exhibition of large-scale sculpture, and mixed-media collage and assemblage on wood panels that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through August 12, 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.

Kinky Boots - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family's shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it's up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies' shoes for men. Soon, the factory is turning out "kinky boots" under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?

SpongeBob SquarePants - Palace Theatre
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world! SpongeBob SquarePants features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie with additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

Speak Up, Rise Up - The Tank
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

Speak Up, Rise Up, now in its second year, is back with an all new storytelling festival. Over the course of a week, over 40 productions and more than 100 artists will share the stage. The festival includes a diverse line-up featuring some of New York City’s most talented storytellers, stand ups, podcasts and solo performances including WNYC's Nancy Podcast, Andrew Collin, Ophira Eisenberg, Bobby Hankinson, Josh Johnson, Aparna Nancherla, Shalewa Sharpe, Sydnee Washington, among others.

Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre
Through August 12, 2018 - New York

Come From Away is based on the true story of when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned in to an international sleep-over when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to Gander's air strip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family.

Jersey Boys - New World Stages -Stage One
Through August 13, 2018 - New York

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group—with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.

106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through August 16, 2018 - New York

106.7 LITE FM CELEBRATES BROADWAY THIS SUMMER AT ‘106.7 LITE FM’S BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK’ 18th Annual Series of Free Broadway Performances Kick-off Thursday, July 12 in New York City's Bryant Park New York, NY (June 20, 2018) – iHeartMedia’s 106.7 LITE FM announced today the return of its highly-anticipated, annual lunchtime theatre summer series, 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park. The 2018 program will bring the best of Broadway together for FREE performances for six consecutive weeks from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, August 16. New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple are invited to come at 11 a.m. every Thursday with performances running from 12:30 p.m. EST – 1:30 p.m. EST on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM’s on-air personalities, this year’s annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances featuring the best Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be presented by your local Toyota Dealers, VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and FUJIFILM Instax®. 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park invites participants to soak up the summer sun while enjoying musical numbers from hit shows including “The Band’s Visit,” winner of the 2018 Tony Awards’ best musi... (read more)

Ailey Extension 2018 Summer Performance Workshop - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through August 19, 2018 - New York

Ailey Extension’s annual Summer Performance Workshop gives novice students the chance to shine in the spotlight and take their training to the next level. Beginning Saturday, July 21, dancers can learn Horton, hip-hop, or ballet themed choreography and gain invaluable performance training with 16 hours of rehearsal over the course of four weeks. Under the guidance of five notable Ailey Extension notable instructors (Karen Arceneaux, Fernando Carrillo, Robin Dunn, Yuka Kawazu, and TweetBoogie), students will expand their style of movement, enhance their ensemble skills, and cultivate confidence and stage presence. Each workshop culminates in two performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on Sunday, August 19 at 3pm & 7pm.

Ailey Extension 2018 Summer Performance Workshop - The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Through August 19, 2018 - New York

Ailey Extension’s annual Summer Performance Workshop gives novice students the chance to shine in the spotlight and take their training to the next level. Beginning Saturday, July 21, dancers can learn Horton, hip-hop, or ballet themed choreography and gain invaluable performance training with 16 hours of rehearsal over the course of four weeks. Under the guidance of five notable Ailey Extension notable instructors (Karen Arceneaux, Fernando Carrillo, Robin Dunn, Yuka Kawazu, and TweetBoogie), students will expand their style of movement, enhance their ensemble skills, and cultivate confidence and stage presence. Each workshop culminates in two performances at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on Sunday, August 19 at 3pm & 7pm.

Being: New Photography 2018 - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 19, 2018 - Manhattan

Every two years, MoMA's celebrated New Photography exhibition series presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year's edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. At a time when questions about the rights, responsibilities, and dangers inherent in being represented—and in representing others—are being debated around the world, the works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Many challenge the conventions of photographic portraiture, or use tactics such as masking, cropping, or fragmenting to disorient the viewer. In others, snapshots or found images are taken from their original context and placed in a new one to reveal hidden stories. While some of the works might be considered straightforward representations of individuals, others do not include images of the human body at all. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology. Exploring new ground and the many forms that the photographic image can take, ... (read more)

Susie Mosher - Birdland
Through August 21, 2018 - New York

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) The Lineup will take place at 9:30pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month starting July 24. For this engagement, Susie's special guests will be Alice Ripley, Amy Lynn Hamlin, Telly Leung, Erin Maguire, Anya Marina, Eric Gilliland, Constantine Rousouli and Alex Ellis Kevin Chamberlin, Adam Feldman, Naturi Naughton With Musical Director, Michael Orland 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 pro... (read more)

Skintight - Roundabout Theatre
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) and director Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews) for Skintight, a scorching examination of beauty, youth and sex. Reeling from her ex-husband's engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who's 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi's son. Who's also 20. And definitely gay. Skintight assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what's on the inside.

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration - The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit 'Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld' is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration - The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit 'Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld' is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration - The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit 'Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld' is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration - The Algonquin Hotel
Through August 31, 2018 - New York

The Algonquin Hotel and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation invite you to an Al Hirschfeld Birthday Celebration. The exhibit 'Broadway Today As Seen by Hirschfeld' is on view in the Algonquin Lobby through August.

Julia Phillips: Failure Detection - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 03, 2018 - Manhattan

MoMA PS1 will present the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Julia Phillips (b. 1985, German), featuring newly commissioned major works in combination with existing sculptures. Primarily working with ceramics, Phillips creates objects and scenes that are intimately connected to the body. Her sculptures mostly avoid direct figuration, however, and instead propose various interventions into and support structures for the body, emphasizing its absence from the works. Impressions of the human form are visible through elements like casts of orifices, handprints, and other traces, which indicate particular bodily placements in relation to her forms. While suggestive of particular functions and purposes that are overtly physical, these works also extend to the social and psychological. For Phillips, the body is entangled in the real and abstract spaces of politics, evident through indications given in her arrangements as well as the works' titles, which are often directives for specific actions.

Projects 108: Gauri Gill - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 03, 2018 - Manhattan

MoMA PS1 presents the US premiere of photographer Gauri Gill's most recent body of work, Acts of Appearance, a series of vivid color photographs for which the artist worked closely with members of an Adivasi community in Jawhar district, Maharashtra, India. Gill's collaborator-subjects are renowned for their papier-mâché objects, including traditional sacred masks. In these pictures they engage in everyday village activities while wearing new masks, made expressly for this body of work, which depict living beings with the physical characteristics of humans, animals, or valued objects. A range of scenarios and narratives, situated in both "reality" and dreamlike states, come together in the photographs, which simultaneously portray symbolic or playful representations as well as the familiar experiences of community members against the backdrop of their home and culture.

Reza Abdoh - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 03, 2018 - Manhattan

Though he was only thirty-two at the time of his passing, the Iranian-American theater director Reza Abdoh's (1963-95) mark on the world of theater was unmistakable. Relentlessly inventive, he pushed his actors—and audiences—to their limits amid ambitious, unusual, disorienting stage sets. Abdoh's aesthetic language borrowed from fairy tales, BDSM, talk shows, raves, video art, and the history of avant-garde theater. This exhibition, the first large-scale retrospective of Abdoh's work, will highlight the diverse video works that Abdoh produced for his performances and an installation based on his 1991 production Bogeyman. The exhibition also includes contextual materials reflecting the club scenes in both Los Angeles and New York, the culture wars of the Reagan era, and the AIDS crisis. Abdoh died of AIDS in 1995.

Sara Berman: Between Community and Commerce - ZAZ10TS
Through September 04, 2018 - New York

ZAZ10TS the public art program at 10 Times Square presents SARA BERMAN: BETWEEN COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY Curated by Tamar Dresdner, organized by Tzili Charney July 11 - September 4, 2018 ZAZ10TS is pleased to present an exhibition of lint on canvas works by London-based artist Sara Berman (b.1975) July 11 through September 4, 2018 in the new lobby space at 10 Times Square (aka 1441 Broadway). Titled Between Community and Commerce, the exhibition presents a series of works exploring the former fashion designer's interest in repetition, textiles and patterning, in addition to her deeply held curiosity in social and cultural signifiers, in this case the intimacy of the body in a world of mass consumption and commerce. The installation in the heart of Times Square and the storied commercial building in the Fashion District––the home of so many globalized manufacturing decision makers—is for Berman a fitting showcase to this end. www.zaz10ts.com 10 Times Square (1441 Broadway@ 41st Street) Subways: Times Square 42nd Street (1,2,3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W) , Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)

Surface/Depth - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 09, 2018 - New York

In June of 2015, Miriam Schapiro, the pioneering feminist artist and founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement, passed away at the age of ninety-one. Surprisingly, given her status as the elder stateswoman of the feminist art movement, the tremendous impact of her oeuvre on contemporary art has yet to be fully acknowledged or critically assessed. This exhibition seeks to redress this gap in the history of American art through an exploration of Schapiro's signature femmages, the term she coined to describe her distinctive hybrid of painting and collage inspired by women's domestic arts and crafts and the feminist critique of the hierarchy of art and craft. In examining the aesthetic and political objectives of Schapiro's femmages, this exhibition highlights the pivotal role her work and leadership played in the expansion of the art world to include historically marginalized forms of craft, decoration, and abstract patterning associated with femininity and women's work. Although she is unheralded as the source, the influence of Schapiro's subjective approach to forms of decoration can be identified today in an remarkably diverse group of artists who continue to find i... (read more)

Vinyl Nights Thursdays at Plaza 33 - Plaza 33
Through September 13, 2018 - NY

Join us on Thursday evenings for Vinyl Nights. We continue to spread the love of music & vinyl this Summer! FREE outdoor dance parties with The MM Crew & friends from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Plaza33 (33rd St & 7th Avenue), a new pedestrian plaza right outside Madison Square Garden. For decades New York City has had one of the most creative, vibrant music and nightlife scenes in the world and Mobile Mondays! celebrates it all with DJs who expertly tell the story through vinyl 45s. Join us Thursday June 7th for the Season Opener! We are Funk & Soul, Disco, Pop, Boogie, House, Hip Hop, 80's, 90's, Salsa & so much more. Thursday June 7th Joey Carvello & Woof Thursday, June 14th Misbehaviour & Operator Emz Thursday, June 21st Operator Emz & Just Blaze Thursday June 28th Natasha Diggs & Operator Emz Thursday, July 12th Joey Carvello & Woof Thursday, July 19th Operator Emz & Joey Carvello Thursday, July 26th Misbehaviour & Boogie Blind Produced with Rebecca Lynn / Mobile Mondays! NYC 45's Mobile Mondays! is NYC all 45's vinyl night every Monday at The Bowery Electric to save the music, preserve DJ culture & keep the vibe & soul of NYC alive. #pr... (read more)

BRYANT PARK KICKS OFF 16TH SEASON OF YOGA CLASSES MAY 24 - Bryant Park
Through September 20, 2018 - New York

Bryant Park’s yoga classes, believed to be the largest regularly scheduled outdoor series of its kind in the world, begin a new season Thursday, May 24. The twice-weekly classes will be held Tuesday mornings on the Upper Terrace 10 AM-11 AM, and Thursday evenings on the Lawn 6 PM-7PM. All classes are free and open to the public. The 2018 yoga season is made possible by the generosity of KeVita®, a leading manufacturer of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages. A supporting sponsor, Gaiam, a yoga, fitness and wellness brand, will donate 1,200 yoga mats for participants to use throughout the season. Both partners will also participate in the Bryant Park Frequent Yogi loyalty program, rewarding returning attendees for their dedication. Bryant Park’s yoga classes draw thousands of participants throughout the warm weather months, making it one of the park’s most-attended activities. The Thursday evening class has drawn over 1,500 people during a single session. This year on select Tuesday mornings, Bryant Park introduces post-class yoga workshops on topics including self-care, meditation, and alignment with instructors from the Gaiam Wellness Studio, located in Lord & Taylor o... (read more)

Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft & Care - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Los Angeles–based artist and designer Tanya Aguiñiga has established herself as a crucial voice working at the intersection of fiber art, design, social practice, and activism. Her work, ranging from her "Performance Crafting" series—which uses craft to generate dialogues about identity, culture, and gender—to furniture whose material and form reimagine its functionality to provide "support," shows a commitment to design thinking as political. At the heart of her practice is an inquiry into how community is created, and the role that craft, design, and materiality play in its formation. Founded by Aguiñiga and launched in 2015, AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides) is a long-term initiative that activates sites along the US–Mexico border through collaborative art-making and storytelling projects. Started as a month-long activation at the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana, it has evolved its focus to record and paint a picture of life along the length of the border. To date, AMBOS, in collaboration with artists and community organizations working with border issues/themes, has produced programs along the border between the United States and Mexico, stopping at thirteen US/M... (read more)

La Frontera - Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
Through September 23, 2018 - New York

Nearly two thousand miles long, the US-Mexico border (la frontera) is the most frequently crossed international border in the world. Although predominantly depicted in the American media as a hub of drug trafficking and violence, the border—porous in nature—is also a place that allows for the exchange of ideas, wealth, and culture. Recently at the forefront of political and cultural conversation following the current US President's anti-immigration discourse and executive orders, the border has been characterized by contradictions since the nineteenth century, when the US annexed an important portion of Mexican territory. For Mexicans, Central Americans, and the United States citizens living alongside it, the border presents daily challenges that carry within them both hope and devastation. It is a complex physical, economic, cultural, social, and emotional landscape of human interaction.

The Long Run - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through November 04, 2018 - New York

Floor Four, The David Geffen Galleries Innovation in art is often characterized as a singular event—a bolt of lightning that strikes once and forever changes what follows. The Long Run provides an alternate view: by chronicling the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments, it suggests that invention results from sustained critical thinking, persistent observation, and countless hours in the studio. Each work in this presentation exemplifies an artist’s distinct evolution. For some, this results from continually testing the boundaries of a given medium, for others it reflects the pressures of social, economic, and political circumstances. Often, it is a combination of both. The Long Run includes monographic galleries and rooms that bring together artists across a broad range of backgrounds and approaches. All the artists in this presentation—drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection—are united by a ceaseless desire to make meaningful work, year after year, across decades. They include Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Helen Levitt, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard ... (read more)

Healthy on the Hudson — Tai Chi - Pier 84
Through November 05, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Monday in June and July from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Tai Chi at Pier 84 in partnership with T'ai Chi Chuan! All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.

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, crisac@mac.com. 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.

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