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Things to Do in the Theater District This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 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.

Brand X - The Iridium
December 02, 2018 - New York

Ticket price does not include the $15 food and drink minimum at the venue. All sales are final.

Tissot Meet-and-Greet with New York Knicks Rookie KEVIN KNOX - Tissot
December 02, 2018 - New York

Tissot, Official Watch of the NBA, invites fans to a meet-and-greet with New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox. Fans can line up for a meet-and-greet and autograph from Knox along with the chance to win amazing merchandise, including autographed items and exclusive Knicks memorabilia (no purchase necessary)!* *no outside items for signing; autograph cards will be provided*

The Very Lennie & Those Girls Holiday Spectacular - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
December 02, 2018 - New York

Starring Lennie Watts & Those Girls (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack & Wendy Russell) Featuring: Janice Hall, Rick Jensen, Robin Kradles, Tanya Moberly, Ricky Ritzel, Derek Staranowski, Amy Wolk

The Original Stars of Rent Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship - Sony Hall
December 02, 2018 - New York

The Original Stars of RENT ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship

Angela Leone: Cd Release Presentation - Don't Tell Mama
December 02, 2018 - New York

Angela Leone: CD Release Presentation Singer with Band Musical Direction by Bill Zeffiro at the piano Direction by Lennie Watts

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 02, 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."

Mo Amer - Carolines on Broadway
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Mo Amer is a global standup comedian from Houston, Texas. He has performed hundreds of shows with Dave Chappelle over the past five years, including at Chappelle's historic Radio City Music Hall residency and multiple Netflix special tapings (Austin, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles), as well as Austin City Limits. Last year, Mo was named a 'Comedian You Should Know' by Rolling Stone and performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Mo's television credits include Crashing (HBO), @midnight (Comedy Central), and Late Night with Stephen Colbert (CBS). He is a paid regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, and continues to tour worldwide. Mo will be releasing his first one-hour Netflix comedy special later this year

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through December 02, 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.

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Paquito D'Rivera - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
December 03, 2018 - New York

With saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera.

Veterans Roundtable Meeting - CFA Society New York
December 03, 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)

Steve Earle & the Dukes: 4th Annual John Henry's Friends - The Town Hall,
December 03, 2018 - New York

Benefitting the Keswell School: An Educational for children and young adults with Autism. On December 3rd, 2018, City Winery and Steve Earle are hosting the 4th annual John Henry's Friends benefit concert to raise funds for children diagnosed with autism. Steve Earle & The Dukes will bring their usual bring-down-the-house energy. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Duo and Warren Haynes will each join with sets of their own, making an unforgettable night of amazing music. All net ticket proceeds will be donated to The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. This is a topic dear to Steve, as his son, John Henry, attends the school.

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International - Carnegie Hall
December 03, 2018 - New York

In culmination of DCINY's Tenth Anniversary Season, Maestro Jonathan Griffith conducts the Distinguished Concerts Singers and Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy. The concert will feature performers from all over the globe. Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Jonathan Griffith, Conductor Warren Lee, Piano Danielle Talamantes, Soprano Natalie Polito, Soprano Claudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano John McVeigh, Tenor Christopher Job, Baritone

Anton Nel, Piano - Carnegie Hall
December 03, 2018 - New York

Student and Senior Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office SCHUBERT Three Piano Pieces, D. 946 MOZART Sonata in D Major, K. 311 KODÁLY Méditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy CHOPIN Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22 And works by Debussy

The Cher Show--Opening Night! - Neil Simon Theatre
December 03, 2018 - New York

The Cher Show is the story of Cher: from childhood to pop star to an icon, three actors come together to tell the tale of an unstoppable force that has dominated the pop chats for decades.

Scott Joplin - Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 03, 2018 - New York

We begin with the earliest experiences of Scott Joplin, and explore the musical landscape that will give rise to Ragtime.

Tree Lighting Skate-tacular - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
December 04, 2018 - New York

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park will host its annual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular on Tuesday, December 4th. This year’s event is narrated by actor, Alan Cumming (INSTINCT, X-Men 2, The Good Wife), and will feature a stellar line up of live skating performances from Olympic and World champion skaters including Johnny Weir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Kaetlyn Osmond and Jeremy Abbott, followed by skating for all to live music on the city’s only free admission ice rink. Winter Village is continuing their tradition of celebrating the season of giving by partnering with (RED) for the fifth year in a row. Honoring their mission to create an AIDS-free generation, Bank of America will host a unique activation to raise money and awareness for the annual (RED)? SHOPATHON, with every purchase on amazon.com/RED going toward the fight to end AIDS in Africa.

Performance & Risk Analytics Group Meeting - CFA Society New York
December 05, 2018 - New York

The Performance & Risk Analytics Group brings together performance measurement professionals engaged in the asset management industry. Its diverse membership consists of, but is not limited to, practitioners from asset management firms, consulting firms, GIPS verification firms, software providers and custodian banks. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss performance and risk-related topics and provides networking and continuing education opportunities through its planned events.

Once in a Lifetime: Obba Babatundé and Friends - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
December 06, 2018 - New York

A Celebration of Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Great American Songbook With vocalist Obba Babatundé.

2nd Annual Horton's Holiday Hayride the Rev Horton Heat, Junior Brown, the Blasters & Big Sandy - Sony Hall
December 07, 2018 - New York

2nd Annual Horton's Holiday Hayride THE REV HORTON HEAT, JUNIOR BROWN, THE BLASTERS & BIG SANDY

Times Square Ghost Pub Crawl - New Amsterdam Theater
December 07, 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!

Steve Miller with Marty Stuart - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through December 08, 2018 - New York

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller continues his exploration of the blues. Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and then working with the best bluesmen in Chicago—Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Paul Butterfield—Miller has a serious affinity for the blues. Each season he works with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present and expand upon one of the genre's many unique flavors. This year, Miller and an all-star group of jazz, blues, and roots musicians will dig deep into classic Appalachian blues and bluegrass styles. This historic repertoire gives Miller an opportunity to really show off his talent at acoustic, finger-style guitar. For the first time in this series, Miller welcomes guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist, and American music icon Marty Stuart as co-star. Stuart was one of Johnny Cash's late musical cohorts, and he is a chart-topping songwriter and producer, host of TV's The Marty Stuart Show, and the winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, International ... (read more)

Jose Feliciano Annual Holiday Feliz Navidad Show - Sony Hall
December 09, 2018 - New York

General Admission Only Jose Feliciano Annual Holiday Feliz Navidad Show Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm See more at the Sony Hall website!

Cristina Fontanelli's 15th Annual Christmas in Italy - Carnegie Hall
December 09, 2018 - New York

Award-winning singer and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli presents the annual musical celebration, Christmas in Italy. Songs and arias include Mamma, Ave Maria, and Neapolitan favorites such as Torna a Surriento. The children of the Little Language Studio of Brooklyn will sing the traditional Italian Christmas carol Tu scendi dalle stelle and dance to Dominick the Donkey. There will be a special guest appearance from Santa Claus. Cristina Fontanelli David Maiullo, Piano John La Barbera, Mandolin and Guitar Additional artists to be announced

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through December 09, 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

The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories - Theatre Row
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Emperor’s New Clothes and More Magical Stories by Hans Christian Andersen Playing at Theatre Row, a program of Building for the Arts NY, Inc. 410 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036 (212) 239-6200 November 24th - December 22nd, 2018 | Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm *Sensory Friendly Performances: December 9th at 11am Adapted for the Stage by Barbara Zinn Krieger (Interstellar Cinderella, Wanda’s Monster) Devised and Directed by Adrienne Kapstein (War Horse, Wanda’s Monster) Original Music by Charles Greenberg (Young Charles Dickens) A normal day at the park becomes so much more when a young girl gets swept away into four of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tales: The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling. The company that brought you Interstellar Cinderella invites you to discover why some fairy tales never get old. 50 minutes duration. Best for ages 5-8 | Tickets starting at $29.25 | Tickets on sale now at: https://nycchildrenstheater.org/shows-and-events/current-season/ #MoreMagicalStories Story Time at Strand Books featuring Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Saturday, November 17th at 11am

The 35th Annual Music Box Christmas Double Feature & Sing-A-Long - Music Box Theatre
Through December 24, 2018 - New York

Who could have predicted on that snowy Christmas Eve in 1983, when the operator of a vintage movie theater in Chicago decided to show two old holiday movies and sing a few Christmas carols during the intermission, that over 30 years later the Music Box Christmas Show would become a 9-day extravaganza that grows more popular with each passing year? People from all around Chicagoland have made this terrific, old-fashioned event part of their family's holiday tradition. Friday, December 7th IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 6:30pm WHITE CHRISTMAS - 9:45pm Saturday, December 8th WHITE CHRISTMAS - 12:00pm, 6:30pm IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 3:15pm, 9:45pm Sunday, December 9th IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 12:00pm, 6:30pm WHITE CHRISTMAS - 3:15pm Friday, December 14th IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 6:30pm WHITE CHRISTMAS - 9:45pm Saturday, December 15th IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 12:00pm, 6:30pm WHITE CHRISTMAS - 3:15pm, 9:45pm Sunday, December 16th WHITE CHRISTMAS - 12:00pm, 6:30pm IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 3:15pm Friday, December 21st WHITE CHRISTMAS - 12:00pm, 6:30pm IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - 3:15pm, 9:45pm Saturday, December 22nd IT'S A WONDERFUL L... (read more)

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)

Winter Pit Stop Pop Up - Trademark Taste + Grind
Through January 01, 2019 - New York

Trademark Taste + Grind will be transformed into the whitest, brightest wonderland with their Winter Pit Stop pop up! Retreat from the busy streets and the usual holiday hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan, as you walk through an arch of twinkling lights leading you to the cozy coffee bar brimming with festive decorations and libations.

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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