• NYC-Arts Top Five: December 5 – 11

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Day of Absence, Pedro Almodóvar, Peter and the Wolf and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto

    Artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt is known for not only for his photography, but also for his meticulously staged films that investigate the language and conventions of cinema. He continues this exploration with the film installation Manifesto, a collage of artistic declarations from the past century reinterpreted as poetic monologues for a contemporary audience.

  • Selected Shorts: Paul Giamatti

    Between takes on the set of Billions, Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti will sift through stories from the collections of Auden, Chekhov, Saki, du Maurier, Hardwick, and more to present us with humorous and enchanting short fiction selected from the NYRB Classics’ magnificent library. Performers include Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent).

  • The Cecilia Chorus of New York: A Bach Family Christmas

    The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director, will present A Bach Family Christmas. The concert will be presented with orchestral accompaniment. Maestro Shapiro will lead the chorus and orchestra.

  • Max and Alan

    A tycoon, a trapeze artist, a nightclub owner, a sailor. German Expressionist Max Beckmann saw himself as an actor on the stage of life and often painted himself in disguise. Tony Award-winning Alan Cumming has created this personal musical work drawing on his own experience as an émigré to New York, channeling an artist who fled his native land after he was famously denounced as a “degenerate” by the Nazis.

  • Denounced!

    The Orchestra Now (TŌN) launches one of its New York City series with Denounced!, a program focusing on Russian composers whose music was viewed as inappropriate during the communist regime. Leon Botstein will conduct the performance with soprano Ilana Davidson, mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner, and tenor Sergey Polyakov as soloists.

  • Film Inspired Dance Party: The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, continues its monthly film-inspired Supercinema dance parties with an evening celebrating Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, fittingly just as the holidays kick into full gear.

  • The McKittrick Hotel

  • Vox Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concert | Works & Process at the Guggenheim

    Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the annual Holiday Concert featuring New York composers and a World Premiere Commission by Grawemeyer Award-winning Composer Sebastian Currier. Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music in the museum’s iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition.

  • Apollo Theater: The First Noel

    The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of The First Noel is a Harlem-based holiday musical that features original music and re-imagined classic carols with pop, jazz and gospel. The show follows three generations of a Harlem family affected by tragedy to tell a universal story of love and belonging.