Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet to what’s hot before it hits the radar. If Dec. 21 were our last day on Earth, we’d feel satisfied having seen these events in our final hours.
December 21, 2012: the last day of the Mayan long count calendar. Many have prophesied that this day marks doom--will the earth perish in flame and flood? Not even John Hodgman, The Daily Show's resident expert, knows for sure, but he will perform what is likely to be the last night of comedy entertainment ever.
The fourth season of CONTACT!, the Philharmonic’s new-music series, launches with a program of works exclusively by New York–based composers. American conductor-composer Jayce Ogren will make his Philharmonic debut leading the world premieres of two Philharmonic commissions.