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Claymation Creatures

Museum of the Moving Image

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 3:45 pm

Catch a family matinee of a great DreamWorks animated film featuring monsters, aliens, or fairy tale characters (daily at 1:00 pm), then create your own animated creature.

New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading

The Poetry Project

Manhattan Tue, Jan 01, 2013, 2:00 pm

There are three things to consider when the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon sweeps you into its gracefully uncouth embrace — what it is, what it was, and who you will be when it’s over. The 39th annual star-studded benefit features Gordon Gano, John Giorno, Steve Earle, Taylor Mead, Suzanne ...

The Barber of Seville – Holiday Presentation

Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher’s production of "The Barber of Seville" is a rollicking comedy classic the entire family can enjoy. This holiday entertainment is razor-sharp, stylishly-sung (in English) and only two hours long.

COIL 2013: Kristen Kosmas: There There

Chocolate Factory Theater

Queens Thu, Jan 03, 2013, 8:00 pm

Christopher Walken, on tour in Russia with a solo show inspired by everyone’s favorite Chekhovian sociopath, mysteriously falls off a ladder and is unable to perform. Karen, who apparently proofread the script once, is asked to go on in Walken’s place. A precarious bilingual performance duet ensues between Karen and ...

Maria Stuarda

Metropolitan Opera House

Manhattan Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 6:30 pm

Fresh from her triumph in the Met’s "The Enchanted Island," mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.


Shelter Studios & Theatres

Manhattan Fri, Jan 04, 2013, 8:00 pm

An original adaptation devised by the company members of PTDT. The script is an entirely new piece inspired by the Dover edition of Sophocles's Antigone, as well as the other plays in the Oedipus cycle, and will feature unique masks designed by Elizabeth Dapo.

The Saga-Sites of Iceland: A 21st-Century Pilgrimage

Scandinavia House

Manhattan Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 2:30 pm

Using the medieval Icelandic saga "Gísla saga Súrssonar" as its subject, scholar Emily Lethbridge’s "Memories of Old Awake" (filmed and produced by Patrick Chadwick) aims to show how "Gísla saga" is written into the dramatic landscapes of Iceland’s West Fjords.

Create a Grand Central City

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 1:30 pm

One hundred years ago, Grand Central Terminal was born. Today’s Terminal is a world unto itself: trains below, buildings above, set amidst the maze of midtown Manhattan! We’ll fashion a Terminal City of our own—trains, tunnels, skyscrapers, roadways and more!

Holiday Recital


Manhattan Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 7:30 pm

Young Wagnerians Amy Louise Yekel, soprano, and Adam Laurence Herskowitz, tenor, with Mitchell Cirker, pianist, in songs by Richard Strauss, Dvorák, and Rachmaninoff, along with "Turandot" excerpts and a "Die Walküre" Act I duet.

Holiday Recital

Scandinavia House

Manhattan Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 7:30 pm

Young Wagnerians Amy Louise Yekel, soprano, and Adam Laurence Herskowitz, tenor, with Mitchell Cirker, pianist, perform songs by Richard Strauss, Dvorák, and Rachmaninoff; "Turandot" excerpts, and a "Die Walküre" Act I duet.

COIL 2013: Radiohole: Inflatable Frankenstein

The Kitchen

Manhattan Sat, Jan 05, 2013, 8:00 pm

Influenced by James Whale’s Frankenstein films, Radiohole explodes the tumultuous and tragic life of Mary Shelley. Blood chilling and completely strange, "Inflatable Frankenstein" is brimming with whims, technological absurdity and bodily fluids.

Very Young People’s Concert: Philharmonic Families: Woodwinds

Merkin Concert Hall

Manhattan Sun, Jan 06, 2013, 12:30 pm

This season Philharmonic Families presents ensembles of strings, woodwinds and brass — an overview of the entire orchestra, playing music ideal for the youngest listeners.