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Things to Do on the Upper East Side This Week - January 7-January 14

January 7, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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You'll find the the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Avenue, Central Park Zoo, and Seredipity 3 in the Upper East Side, along with a plethora of other activities, eateries, and landmarks. City Guide's list of things to do on the Upper East Side this week will keep you occupied and thoroughly entertained during your visit to this beloved NYC borough.

Christopher North, bass - 92Y
January 07, 2018 - New York

Christopher North, bassist and 92Y School of Music string faculty member, presents a recital in the Warburg Lounge as part of the Faculty Concert Series.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 07, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Operation Finale: The Capture of Eichmann and Bringing Nazis to Justice - 92nd Street Y
January 07, 2018 - Upper East Side

The Dead, 1904 - The American Irish Historical Society
Through January 07, 2018 - New York

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 08, 2018 - Upper East Side

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
January 08, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer – The Opera on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm. Prior to the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics; Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee) and director John Rando discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times.    TICKETS & VENUE $45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York   Works & Process at the Guggenheim  Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process,... (read more)

Tell Me More: Kelly Corrigan in Conversation with Ariel Levy - 92nd Street Y
January 08, 2018 - Upper East Side

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 09, 2018 - Upper East Side

Simon Sinek in Conversation with Arthur Brooks: Leading with Purpose - 92nd Street Y
January 09, 2018 - Upper East Side

Gymnastics and Parkour Open Workout / Ages 15+ - 92nd Street Y
January 09, 2018 - Upper East Side

India 2018 - Asia Society
January 10, 2018 - New York

While China's meteoric rise often dominates conversations about Asia's emerging global powers, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's fastest-growing nations. India has the world's third largest military and is taking on a more prominent role on regional and global issues. Today, India's leaders increasingly expect to see their country treated accordingly. 2018 marks a crucial year for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of 2019 elections, as his government presses a reform program and further enhances its engagement across the Indo-Pacific. Speakers: Alyssa Ayres, Bobby Ghosh, Tom Nagorski (moderator)

'Overlord': A Music Theater Work by Yu Bin and Ensemble (Show 1) - Asia Society
January 10, 2018 - New York

Asia Society and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) come together again for the annual showcase presenting emerging talent from RAW (Rising Artists Works), a platform developed by CSIAF to present new ideas and bright young artists from across China.Overlord, a performance by the Yu Bin Ensemble, is a music-focused, interdisciplinary performance created by the pipa (traditional Chinese 4-stringed lute) player Yu Bin, who will be joined by an ensemble of some of the most talented young musicians in China, playing both Chinese and western instruments.Overlord is inspired by two traditional Chinese pipa masterpieces: Ambush on All Sides and King Doffs His Armor. Overlord is based on historical facts, portraying the Chinese warlord Xiang Yu, using music to explore his inner world at different moments in his life. Unlike other film and traditional Chinese opera adaptations, Overlord avoids focusing on the retelling the story, and instead attempts to find the humanity inside this complex figure — who has often been portrayed as a ruthless leader, a notorious killer and a gruesome enemy — and explore the emotional connection he had to humanity as he led the rebel force... (read more)

Musical Theater Workshop: End of Semester Performance - 92Y
January 10, 2018 - New York

Join us for an end of term concert by the students of the Musical Theater Workshop!

Fall Concert – Jazz Improv and Jazz Combos - 92Y
January 10, 2018 - New York

Join our Intro to Jazz Improv and Jazz Combos students for an end of term concert – with a jam session at the end!

Sing! - 92nd Street Y
January 10, 2018 - Upper East Side

Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Thom Browne - 92nd Street Y
January 10, 2018 - Upper East Side

Widely seen as one of the most influential designers of the past decade, Thom Browne's innovations in tailoring have had dramatic impacts on both men's and women's fashions. Browne began his business in 2001 with five suits and a small by-appointment-only shop and subsequently introduced his first men's ready-to-wear collection in 2003 and women's collection in 2011. He has been honored with the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in 2006, 2013 and 2016, the GQ Designer of the Year in 2008 as well as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2012. His traditionally based hand-made suits have evolved into collections recognized by museums around the world including the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum and London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The design innovator sits down with Fern Mallis to discuss his unique approach to design and what the future holds.

Israeli Folk Dance: Open Session—Wednesdays - 92nd Street Y
January 10, 2018 - Upper East Side

Fall Concert – Jazz Improv and Jazz Combos - 92nd Street Y
January 11, 2018 - Upper East Side

Liner Notes at 92Y: Drink & Draw - 92nd Street Y
January 11, 2018 - Upper East Side

Detoxing and Demystifying Diets - 92nd Street Y
January 11, 2018 - Upper East Side

'Overlord': A Music Theater Work by Yu Bin and Ensemble (Show 2) - Asia Society
January 11, 2018 - New York

Asia Society and the China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) come together again for the annual showcase presenting emerging talent from RAW (Rising Artists Works), a platform developed by CSIAF to present new ideas and bright young artists from across China.Overlord, a performance by the Yu Bin Ensemble, is a music-focused, interdisciplinary performance created by the pipa (traditional Chinese 4-stringed lute) player Yu Bin, who will be joined by an ensemble of some of the most talented young musicians in China, playing both Chinese and western instruments. Overlord is inspired by two traditional Chinese pipa masterpieces: Ambush on All Sides and King Doffs His Armor. Overlord is based on historical facts, portraying the Chinese warlord Xiang Yu, using music to explore his inner world at different moments in his life. Unlike other film and traditional Chinese opera adaptations, Overlord avoids focusing on the retelling the story, and instead attempts to find the humanity inside this complex figure — who has often been portrayed as a ruthless leader, a notorious killer and a gruesome enemy — and explore the emotional connection he had to humanity as he led the rebel forc... (read more)

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 11, 2018 - Upper East Side

Young Voices of 92Y School of Music - 92Y
January 11, 2018 - New York

Join us for an end of term concert by the students of Little Voices, the 92Y Junior Chorus, and the 92Y Glee Club!

Modigliani Unmasked - Jewish Museum
January 12, 2018 - Upper East Side

Gallery Talk - The Jewish Museum
January 12, 2018 - Upper East Side

Investigate the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked in this gallery talk, led by Chris Gartrell, Assistant Manager of Adult Programs, exploring the complex ways in which Modigliani was inspired by non-Western art as he developed his own distinctive vision. How do we interpret Modigliani's relationship to his source material and engage with his work a century later? Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Talks and Performances.

Murder Mystery & Reception @ 200-Year-Old Mount Vernon Hotel Museum - New York Adventure Club
January 12, 2018 - New York

*This version of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Murder Mystery was created in October 2017, and will last until October 2018. Join New York Adventure Club for a murder mystery experience at the historic Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, a former day hotel in the Upper East Side that was once a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of Manhattan during the 19th century. In this fictional mystery game, loosely based on an actual newspaper account, an unidentified skeleton has been discovered at the Mount Vernon Hotel. Who was killed? By whom? With what? Explore the museum by candlelight and collect clues in each room to unravel the mystery and solve the case. Collaborate with others or go it alone, and find out how quickly you can uncover the truth. Once you solve the murder, you'll be treated to a wine & cheese reception with your fellow detectives! Click here to see pictures from one of our last Murder Mysteries at MVHM! See you there! Disclaimer Must be 21 or older. ID will be checked at door. Ticket price is for murder mystery game with complimentary food & beverages. By attending a New York Adv... (read more)

Out of Israel: 70 Years of Israel, 70 Years of Dance - 92Y
January 12, 2018 - New York

Out of Israel, now in its eighth season, celebrates Israel's 70th anniversary with a look at the "palatable intensity and adventurous physicality of these vigorous (Israeli) voices." (The New York Times). This program features a full-scale expression of the best in Israeli dance which is considered the most dynamic in the world. Guest curated by Dana Katz.

Open Doors: 92Y Harkness Dance Center Artists in Residence Showcase - 92Y
January 12, 2018 - New York

A selection of works by 92Y's 2017-18 Artists in Residence Joanna Kotze, Kensaku Shinohara, Pam Tanowitz and Larissa Velez-Jackson. Free for APAP conference members with conference badges.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Battleground by Ryan McNamara - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through January 12, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a dance commission Battleground Ryan McNamara January 10 - 12, 2018 at 7:30pm "Over seventy years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright sketched a room to be built under the Guggenheim. People seem to think it's a theater. In actuality, it's a set Wright prophetically designed for the sci-fi cosplay house-music ballet-battle that fell into my mind the moment I saw the space. The Peter B. Lewis Theater will realize its destiny in my piece Battleground." - Ryan McNamara   Artforum Top 10 of 2016 Following the sold-out premiere of Battleground in 2016, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an encore of this "Cosplay-Battle-Ballet" on January 10-12, 2017 at 7:30pm. During a rare residency opportunity that spanned five months, McNamara created a one-of-a-kind work made in and for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater. Audience members act as embedded witnesses to the three dance squads battling for dominance in each of the space's three zones: the Red Choir Loft, the Green Balcony, and the Blue Stage.    Cast of collaborators include: Reid Bartelme, Effie Bowen, Jason Collins, Dyla... (read more)

Free Saturdays - Jewish Museum
January 13, 2018 - Upper East Side

Paranormal Investigation @ Haunted Van Alen Mansion in the Upper East Side - New York Adventure Club
January 13, 2018 - New York

Paranormal activity has been reported by multiple sources who work inside an Upper East Side mansion — can you help investigate what's behind these multiple sightings? Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive paranormal investigation with the Gotham Paranormal Research Society, the New York team of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) family, best known for their role on the hit SyFy television show Ghost Hunters. Our special experience, which will take place in The Kosciuszko Foundation's Van Alen Mansion in the Upper East Side, will include: A crash course on paranormal activity, and what a paranormal investigator can expect to encounter An overview of the tools and equipment used on ghost hunts A walk through various rooms in the mansion, where many of the ghost sightings have been reported, to practice the proper method of executing a paranormal investigation How to review evidence and present findings using a scientific methodology A Q&A session with the paranormal investigators concerning unexplained phenomena that you've experienced

Out of Israel: 70 Years of Israel, 70 Years of Dance - 92Y
January 13, 2018 - New York

Out of Israel, now in its eighth season, celebrates Israel's 70th anniversary with a look at the "palatable intensity and adventurous physicality of these vigorous (Israeli) voices." (The New York Times). This program features a full-scale expression of the best in Israeli dance which is considered the most dynamic in the world. Guest curated by Dana Katz.

Open Doors: 92Y Harkness Dance Center Artists in Residence Showcase - 92Y
January 13, 2018 - New York

A selection of works by 92Y's 2017-18 Artists in Residence Joanna Kotze, Kensaku Shinohara, Pam Tanowitz and Larissa Velez-Jackson. Free for APAP conference members with conference badges.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 2018 - New York

A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out whodunnit. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit at the Met Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 13, 2018 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and up! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body. Follow the trail of clues and answer tricky questions to solve the crime. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase required.

ABC News' Dan Harris with CNN's Anderson Cooper: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics - 92nd Street Y
January 14, 2018 - Upper East Side

Dig Drop-In - The Jewish Museum
January 14, 2018 - Upper East Side

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum's simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Free with Museum Admission and RSVP Sign up for email updates on upcoming Family programs.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 14, 2018 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program.

Second Sunday Family Tours - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 14, 2018 - New York

On the second Sunday of every month, explore the museum on a family-friendly tour that includes conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. For families with children ages 5 and up.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a dance commission “One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES” by Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through January 15, 2018 - New York

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents a dance commission One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures/NEW BODIES Jodi Melnick with Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley January 14 - 15, 2018 at 7:30pm Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an encore of choreographer Jodi Melnick's sold-out 2016 commission, NEW BODIES. This Works & Process commissioned work weaves together dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with live music, featuring New York City Ballet dancers Jared Angle, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley in a role originated by Gretchen Smith, with harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and commissioned music by Robert Boston.Also, Melnick, who enjoyed a performance career with Twyla Tharp (among many others), will perform One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures, a solo work created in collaboration with the late Trisha Brown.   Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3rqtT8RqdQ   Works & Process Commissions to Tour in 2018 Works & Process is pleased to announce two of its recent commissions, Battleground by Ryan McNamara and NEW BODIES by Jodi Melnick, will be available for touring in... (read more)

Unmasking Influences - Jewish Museum
Through January 16, 2018 - Upper East Side

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History - Asia Society
Through January 21, 2018 - Upper East Side

After Darkness: Southeast Asian Art in the Wake of History considers how contemporary art from societies in transition may be read as an expression of the ambiguous and sometimes contentious relationship between individual artistic practices and sociopolitical context. The exhibition explores the cultural repercussions of political ruptures through sculpture, photography, video, and mixed-media installations by seven contemporary artists and one artist group from three Southeast Asian countries—Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam—whose lives and art practices have intersected with defining historical moments. Featured artists: FX Harsono, Htein Lin, Dinh Q. Lê, Nge Lay, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai, The Propeller Group, Angki Purbandono, and Tintin Wulia.

City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit - 92nd Street Y
Through January 27, 2018 - New York

From skylines to skylights: today's leading real estate developers, architects and design innovators convene for a two-day conference to explore new departures, trends and initiatives for the NYC landscape. An opening night ticket gives you access to the keynote panels — "New York Titans Talk: Real Estate Developers on Sharing the Skyline" (5 pm) and star architects on "Building Culture: Architects on the Social and Cultural Impact of their Work" (6:30 pm). A Saturday ticket provides you access to the workshops, panels, roundtable sessions and discussions with experts on everything from investing in real estate, the great amenities race, best of kitchen and bath, AI for the home, built environments that make you healthier, ethics in architecture, plans for the iconic gateways to NY and more (10 am-4 pm) as well as the day's keynote panel featuring famed designers (4:30 pm) on making magical interiors. Lunch will be served. “City of Tomorrow” is a co-production of the 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories.

Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing #370 - The Met
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) executed drawings by hand throughout his life; in 1968 he extricated his work from the confines of the frame and transferred it directly to the wall. The wall compositions were designed for limited duration and maximum flexibility within a broad range of architectural settings. Initially executed by drafters, these works in their finished state were most often slated for destruction. A seminal practitioner of Conceptual Art, LeWitt emphasized the creative idea that generates a work of art, as opposed to the work's material existence. "For each work of art that becomes physical," he wrote, "there are many variations that do not." Sol LeWitt's 1982 Wall Drawing #370: Ten Geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions was installed at the Museum over a period of four weeks. The drawing will be on view in its complete state through January 28, 2018, when it will be painted over.

Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932: The Luxury of Beauty - Neue Galerie
Through January 29, 2018 - New York

On October 26, 2017, Neue Galerie New York will present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), an artists' and craftsmens' collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. More than 400 objects have been selected for the presentation, and the loans are drawn from both public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including significant pieces from Austria. This show surveys the entirety of the firm's extensive output in a variety of media, including ceramics, drawings, fashion, furniture, glass, graphic design, jewelry, metalwork, textiles, and wallpaper. Special highlights of the show will include iconic examples of furniture by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, which will be complemented by rare and often unique works crafted in silver, gold, and semiprecious stones that convey the Wiener Werkstätte's luxurious aesthetic. The Neue Galerie has previously staged monographic exhibitions dedicated to the work of Josef Hoffmann (2006), Koloman Moser (2013), and Dagobert Peche (2002), all major designers who shaped the aesthetic of the Wiener Werkstätte. This is the first comprehensive American museum presentatio... (read more)

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 12, 2018 - New York

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino ("the divine one") by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today. This exhibition will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: approximately 150 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. Among the extraordinary international loans are the complete series of masterpiece drawings he created for his friend Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace. Selected from 54 public and private collections in the... (read more)

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2018 Season Highlights: - Commissions by Ryan McNamara, Jodi Melnick, and Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung - Music of Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle - Behind the scenes access to Carousel, Jerry Springer-The Opera,and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy - American Ballet Theatre, Jacob's Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Washington Ballet previews - Breaking Bread with Balanchine on Russian Easter with Meryl Rosofsky and New York City Ballet dancers   "An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process" -The New York Times   (NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2017) -Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 Season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through stimulating artist discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lea... (read more)

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