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Coq tôt

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 6:30 pm

"Coq tôt" is a melange of original works based on works by Jean Cocteau and adapted by theater group Concrete Timbre, as well as newly created works inspired by Jean Cocteau. It's a multidisciplinary piece with live music, text, poetry, movement and dance.

Jack the Bird

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

Jack, a bird, is in love with Desmonde, a student. She doesn't know he exists--and to further complicate matters, she is a human being, and Jack has only the vaguest idea of what human beings are about. The play explores the interaction of different kinds of powerlessness - linguistic, social ...

Once and Future

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Fri, Aug 23, 2013, 9:00 pm

In "Once and Future," the Seven Knights of the Round Table search for grace as their cruel, medieval world moves into our modern one. An experimental and collaborative piece, tales from the King Arthur legends are performed in different random combinations for each show--but no matter how the stories are ...

Sophie’s Sweet 16

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 2:00 pm

"Sophie's Sweet 16" is a story of a woman who dies and comes back to revisit her final moments in order to find peace.

The Diary

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 5:00 pm

An absurdist piece based on Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman," "The Diary" takes place in 19th Century St. Petersburg, Russia, where the social classes are stringently held in place by those in power. When Poprishchin, a lowly clerk, falls in love with the daughter of a royal family, he ...

The Natural History of the Unicorn’s HORN!

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 9:00 pm

A unicorn-worshiping tribe celebrates their god as they tell a highly-condensed version of the animal's history dating back to 398 BC. This is a highly aesthetic work often referencing historical works of art depicting the unicorn, most notably "The Unicorn Tapestries" that can be found right here in New York ...

Harlem’s Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue

Ginny's Supper Club at Red Rooster

Manhattan Thu, Aug 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

Otis Sallid, the creator of Smokey Joe’s Café, brings an exciting new musical project to life, Harlem’s Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue. The Revuewill make it’s home at Ginny’s Supper Club located in Marcus Samuelsson’s popular Red Rooster in Harlem.

Bat-Watching in Central Park

Central Park

Manhattan Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 7:00 pm

Explore the nightlife roaming around Central Park once the sun goes down. Urban naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow will lead groups through the park hunting for bats, possums, fireflies, cicadas, birds and more. Granted, it's a bit late in the evening, but it's also something diehard naturalists-in-training won't want to ...

Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show

High Line

Manhattan Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 7:00 pm

See what happens when teens team up with designers to create the hottest looks for this year’s back-to-school season.

Back to School at Bronx at Terminal Market

Bronx Terminal Market

bronx Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 5:00 pm

Gussy up for back-to-school with free haircuts, face painting and more when the Bronx Terminal Market's level 6 garage rooftop is visited by the Bronx Museum, the Bronx Zoo, Toys R Us and local radio stations. Join in a dinosaur egg scavenger hunt and stay afterwards for a dusk showing ...

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Manhattan Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 8:00 pm

Every summer, New Yorkers get a taste of what happens when opera meets technology at The Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival. The Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival 2013 projects encore screenings of the Met’s Peabody, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning show Live in HD, which is a series of live opera performances ...

Danse Macabre

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

A contemporary tribute to Grand Guginol, a horror-theater that used to operate in Paris, "Danse Macabre" follows the traditional program of horror plays paired with humorous skits and musical vaudevilles. In essence, it provides a modern fusion of theater and dance while acting as an homage to Victoriana.