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Things to do this week in NYC Apr 21-Apr 28: Cultural Arts

April 21, 2012 - by CG Directory Editor
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Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.

Affordable Art Fair NYC 2012 Spring Edition - 7 W New York
Through April 22, 2012 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair New York City returns to the hustling and bustling art capital of the world to showcase new and emerging artists, galleries, and must-see installations. The uniqueness of the Affordable Art Fair carries over to the programming the Fair offers for its diverse audience. Whether it is a family outing or a night on the town, you will want to take full advantage of the wide variety of artist and curator talks, panel discussions and kids’ activities offered. When and Where Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring edition April 18, 2012: Private Preview 5-9pm April 19 – 22, 2012: General Fair days 7 West 34 Street, NYC April 19-22, 2012 Tickets: $12 Students & Seniors: $10 Children under 12: Free

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 29, 2012 -

Ballet Hispanico pays tribute to the richness and range of its Latino roots—and the diverse talents of the company's dancers—with a Joyce season that features African and indigenous influences. Highlights include the world premiere of Espiritu Vivo, created especially for Ballet Hispanico by Ronald K. Brown and set to music by Afro-Peruvian singing sensation Susana Baca; and the Joyce premiere of Asuka, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's first work for the company, an exuberant homage to salsa legend Celia Cruz.

Through April 29, 2012 - New york

Led by one of the dance world's most deeply admired figures in her final season as Artistic Director, Ailey II's 12 rising stars will take the stage in their home theater April 18- 29 for 14 exciting performances of new works and repertory favorites. For almost four decades, Artistic Director Sylvia Waters has groomed and nurtured the world's most talented young dancers as members of Ailey II. To lead the company forward, Ms. Waters named Troy Powell, the veteran Ailey dancer, teacher, choreographer and Ailey II Associate Artistic Director since 2003, as her successor. Sylvia Waters will retire June 30, 2012. Ailey II is at the peak of its popularity, winning rave reviews and regularly selling out performances all over the world. The Company's New York season will feature two diverse programs: Modern Moves & Contemporary Choices. Premieres include Artistic Director Designate Troy Powell's Reference Point, Mina Yoo's Boulevard and Stephanie Batten Bland's The Legacy of Inheritance. The Company's two-week New York season will also feature three repertory favorites: Shards by Donald Byrd, Echoes by Thang Dao and The Corner by Kyle Abraham. For more information and for tickets, visit or or call 866-811-4111.

Chunky Move at Joyce SoHo - Joyce SoHo
Through May 06, 2012 - New York

Apr 25-29 & May 2-6 - After twenty years making works for individuals, groups, and his own company, Chunky Move, Gideon Obarzanek has created Faker, a disarmingly personal solo performance of his own, exposing the expectations and disappointments, creative aspirations, and personal doubts of dance and theatre making. Frank and darkly humorous, Faker offers a rare insight into the mind of one of Australia's most acclaimed creators. After Hours @ Joyce SoHo: Apr 27 A post-performance Q&A with the artist. Refreshments served. Company website: performance schedule Wed–Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm ticket price $22

The Spring Fling: My Best/Worst Date Ever - IRT
Through May 13, 2012 - New York

The smash-hit, New York Innovative Theatre-nominated collection of world-premiere plays returns to IRT with a fresh new selection! Come watch our award-winning playwrights riff on the theme of "My Best/Worst Date Ever" with surprising, thoughtful, and hilarious results. ... Remember that time when...? Relive the joy and the horror with your friends at F*It Club. F*It Club presents The Spring Fling: My Best/Worst Date Ever Running April 26-May 13, 2012 Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2pm @ IRT (154 Christopher Street) Tickets $18 and available on Brown Paper Tickets in advance or at the door. "Mort" by Lucy Boyle Directed by Tamara Fisch Featuring Steve Boyer*, Paul Coffey*, & Allyson Morgan* "Papers" by Anna Kerrigan Directed by Kate Pines Featuring Topher Mikels & Emily Young* "A50" by Victor Lesniewski Directed by Victor Maog Featuring Kevin Dwyer & Bobby Moreno* "Film Forum" by Isaac Oliver Directed by Kate Pines Featuring Amanda Duarte*, Stephen Graybill*, & Jessica Rothenberg* "The Depression" by Mark Schultz Directed by Stephen Brackett Featuring Marty Brown* "A Map of Broken Glass" by Anna Ziegler Directed by Jerry Ruiz Featuring Amir Arison* & Mara Kassin* *actors appear courtesy of AEA Stage Manager: Joe Mulica Assistant Stage Manager: Kristine Schlachter Costume Design: Whitney Anne Adams Set Design: Sara Nelson & Sarah Martin Sound Design: Mark Parenti Light Design: David Sexton It's never too late for your first...or second...Spring Fling.

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