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We’re Gonna Die

Claire Tow Theater

Manhattan Mon, Aug 05, 2013 - Sat, Aug 17, 2013

Following four sold-out performances last year, Young Jean Lee's Obie Award-winning piece, "We're Gonna Die," will return to the Claire Tow Theater this summer.

Shakespeare In the Parking Lot – Richard III

Municipal Parking Lot

Manhattan Thu, Aug 01, 2013 - Sat, Aug 17, 2013

Art imitates life. With the bones of King Richard III having been found beneath an English parking lot, New York's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a project of The Drillling Company, will present "Richard III," directed by Artistic Director Hamilton Clancy. Clancy says, "We have known for a long time ...

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra – Brahms’s Double Concerto

Avery Fisher Hall‚ Lincoln Center

Manhattan Fri, Aug 16, 2013 - Sat, Aug 17, 2013

Mostly Mozart Festival OrchestraAll-Brahms Program Concerto for violin and cello Symphony No. 2 The magnetic 30-year-old conductor David Afkham joins virtuosic forces with violinist Vadim Repin and cellist Truls Mørk to perform Brahms’s stunning Concerto for violin and cello before the tender Second Symphony. This performance is one hours and 45 minutes, with intermission.

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Museum of American Illustration

Manhattan Tue, Jun 11, 2013 - Sat, Aug 17, 2013

Featuring rare studies, sketches, photographs, and ephemera, including previously unpublished artwork from "Where the Wild Things Are," this exhibit is for audiences of all generations

Ballets with a Twist: Cocktail Hour at Flushing Queens Library

Flushing-Queens Library

Queens Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ballets with a Twist presents an evening-length dance experience that will have you asking for a second round! "Cocktail Hour" is a sassy suite of dances, each inspired by a well-known beverage.

Cameron Gray “Birth of a Legend”

Mike Weiss Gallery

Manhattan Thu, Jun 20, 2013 - Sat, Aug 17, 2013

New works by Cameron Gray, in which kaleidoscopically bright palettes and hypnotic kitsch run rampant. Opening reception is June 20 from 6-8 pm.

Warm Up August 17

MoMA PS1

Long Island City Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Queens is finally in the house this Saturday (World's Fair/ Fool's Gold)! Philly, Atlanta, London and New York, NY also represent.

International Contemporary Ensemble: ICElab: Phyllis Chen and Carla Kihlstedt

Clark Studio Theater

Manhattan Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

International Contemporary EnsemblePhyllis Chen, piano and toy piano Carla Kihlstedt, vocals and violin The delightful and sensitive Phyllis Chen’s Hush joins a recent song cycle by the multigenre artist Carla Kihlstedt.

SummerStage: Twin Shadow / Autre Ne Veut / Elliphant / DJ sets by Mano

Central Park SummerStage

Manhattan Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Twin Shadow is the musical child of Dominican-born George Lewis Jr.  The alternative pop style of music that Lewis writes, sings, and produces has been on the rise since the inception of Twin Shadow in 2010.  His most recent album, Confess was released in 2012 and it once again found Lewis Jr. doing what he ...

Destination Moon Music and Arts Festival 2013

Hostelling International New York

Manhattan Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This solar-powered inaugural festival features environmentally themed art installations and indie rock bands, all in a massive backyard on the Upper West Side.

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manhattan Tue, Feb 26, 2013 - Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one. This exhibition contrasts austere works of art with ornate ones, encouraging viewers to examine their own responses and to consider them in the light of different stylistic imperatives of ...

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

Brooklyn Museum

brooklyn Fri, Feb 08, 2013 - Sun, Aug 18, 2013

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures.