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  • NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: January 23 – 29

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Night of Philosophy & Ideas, Kerry James Marshall 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.

  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane

    Ireland’s esteemed theater company, Druid, revives Martin McDonagh’s pitch-black comedy set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane. The first in a trilogy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the story of spinster Maureen Folan who lives with her manipulative, aging mother Mag. They spend their days aggressively nagging, scratching, and jabbing each other with insults. When Maureen meets a viable suitor who is smitten with her, Mag sets in motion a chain of events that hilariously and horrifyingly threaten her daughter’s last likely chance for a romantic relationship. Not to be outdone, Maureen plots and enacts a chilling revenge—an action that ultimately seals her purgatorial existence.

  • Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

    Kerry James Marshall—A Creative Convening is an all-day symposium from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Compelling voices will gather for an exploration of radical creativity inspired by the ideas, practice, and content in the work of Kerry James Marshall. For additional in-depth experiences, attend “MetFridays,” Art School—The Studio, taking place on January 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of drawing with contemporary artists, drop in for talks led by creatives from a variety of disciplines, and hear from curators how The Met collection continues to evolve and respond to issues of diversity.

  • A Night of Philosophy & Ideas: Trisha Brown Dance Company

    The Trisha Brown Dance Company, a post-modern dance company dedicated to the performance and preservation of the work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Trisha Brown, will be the featured performing artists at A Night of Philosophy & Ideas at the Central Library of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). Co-presented by BPL and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, A Night of Philosophy & Ideas is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings and music featuring over 50 of the world’s foremost philosophers, artists and thinkers.

  • Suzuki Alumni Concert: Claremont Trio

    The Suzuki Alumni Project (TSAP) credits the philosophy and teaching approaches offered by Shinichi Suzuki. Now, as a world-wide family, their shared Suzuki experiences inspire them to celebrate the global reach and personal influence of Suzuki education through dedicated performances by its alumni. For this concert, TSAP proudly presents the award-winning Claremont Trio.

  • Bebo, Chico, Chucho,’Turo – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Welcome Chucho Valdés

    Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés perform Cuban classics from their legendary fathers’ repertoires as well as newly written compositions alongside their own prodigious children and the 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

  • NYC-ARTS Profile: Moshe Safdie

    Philippe de Montebello in conversation with Moshe Safdie, an architect, urban planner, educator, and author who has embraced a comprehensive and humane design philosophy for over 50 years.

  • This Week at Lincoln Center: Met Opera Highlights

    The Metropolitan Opera presents Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette,” in a new production directed by Bartlett Sher. It stars Diana Damrau as Juliette and Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo in a run that goes through January 28th. A new cast will take over in March. Also among current Met Opera highlights, Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Peter Mattei reprising his portrayal of the barber Figaro.

  • AMNH | NYC-ARTS News: Jan 19-26, 2017

    Arts news highlights: An exhibition about Cuba at the American Museum of Natural History; “In Transit” at Circle In The Square Theatre; “You Say You Want A Revolution: American Artists and the Communist Party” at Galerie St. Etienne; Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Joyce Theater; and BAMkids Film Festival.

  • NYC-ARTS Full Episode: January 19, 2017

    Philippe de Montebello in conversation with Moshe Safdie, an architect, urban planner, educator, and author who has embraced a comprehensive and humane design philosophy for over 50 years.