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Rigoletto

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Sat, Apr 13, 2013, 8:30 pm

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke of Mantua, with Željko Lucic as ...

The Woolworth Building @ 100: Curator’s Tours

Skyscraper Museum

Manhattan Wed, Mar 06, 2013, 3:00 pm

Experience the "Woolworth Building @ 100" exhibit with curators Carol Willis & Gail Fenske.

An Evening with Richard Blanco and Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Americas Society

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

Americas Society will host a conversation and reading featuring Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco, recipient of the prestigious Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and the featured poet at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in January 2013, and Gustavo Pérez Firmat, acclaimed author and cultural critic "The Havana Habit." Co-presented with the ...

American Poet Launch

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

The Academy of American Poets celebrates the launch of the spring 2013 issue of American Poet, its bi-annual journal. Poets Sophie Cabot Black, Cynthia Cruz and Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read from their work.

Young Concert Artists Series at The Morgan: Pianist George Li

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 12:00 pm

Pianist George Li performs works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Verdi/Liszt.

Brainwave 2013: The Physicist (Is Time Real?)

Rubin Museum of Art

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

We all know time isn’t real. Or do we? Come hear controversial theoretical theorist Lee Smolin, author of the new "Time Reborn," discuss the ways in which changing our thinking about time can clear the path to solving global issues, in conversation with Warren Meck.

Elegant Ellington

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 7:00 pm

Throughout his orchestra's half-century, Duke Ellington deployed the individuality of his players to infinitely creative ends, sustaining the operation on the proceeds from a series of hits that remain touchstones of the Great American Songbook.

Arts & Crafts for Kids

Crown Heights Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 3:30 pm

Explore your creative side with guided arts and crafts at Brooklyn Public Library.

Scenarios USA 2013 Real Deal Gala & Premiere

Edison Ballroom

Manhattan Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 6:00 pm

Hundreds of guests will join Scenarios USA for its 2013 REAL DEAL Gala & Premiere. The event will honor Gilberto Zepeda, Theater Arts Teacher at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North High School, Everest Entertainment’s Lisa Maria Falcone (Founder) & Tom Heller (Executive) and Bladimiar Norman, Sr VP of Marketing of The Weinstein ...

Souleymane Badolo: Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO

New York Live Arts

Manhattan Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 7:30 pm

The evening will include a new untitled work guided by the Gurunsi divination system bagger, a ritual where form and structure are suggested through the meaning inherent in thrown cowrie shells. Also on the program, "Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO" is inspired by Badolo’s rich family legacy as it traces the journey ...

Senior Thesis Festival I

Barnard College

Manhattan Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 7:00 pm

Three senior theatre majors present their theses in directing, which run in repertory in the first of two installments of Senior Thesis Festival 2013.

John Grant

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 6:00 pm

Everyone has a favorite band or singer they reckon is subject to criminal neglect. That John Grant’s effortlessly rich, expansive baritone, couched in typically heartbreaking, lush melody, hasn't found a wider audience indeed drives his fans to consider a crime. But no longer. Because Grant’s first solo album, Queen of ...