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Top Girls

Barnard College

Manhattan Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 6:00 pm

The Barnard theatre department presents Caryl Churchill’s now-classic play Top Girls. From its opening moments Top Girls sets contemporary women’s struggles for power, recognition, and equality against the rich background of feminist history.

Goldberg’s Variations

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 7:30 pm

The absurdist inventions of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg come to life in this droll work of music and animation by composer, musician, and filmmaker Andy Biskin.

Come, and Back Again

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

In choreographer David Dorfman’s inspired work, set to music by 90s underground rock band Smoke, dancers bandon themselves to the mire, exploring how hope and humility help us manage the messiness of daily life.

Father John Misty with Kate Berlant

Town Hall

Manhattan Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Father John Misty is the alter-ego of Josh Tillman, a multi-instrumentalist folk singer and indie rocker previously known for his work with Fleet Foxes. As a solo singer/songwriter, Father John Misty's lyrics are as witty and absurdist as his folk-infused music is infectious. His new music is not ...

Triskelion Arts presents Tough Cookie Dance

Triskelion Arts

Brooklyn Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Using polls from the dance community, recorded job interviews, and samplings of different “elevator pitches”, WERK addresses just how far some artists are willing to go when they’re not dancing.

Festival de la Palabra

Americas Society

Manhattan Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 7:30 pm

In the concluding event of this year's Festival de la Palabra en Nueva York, five writers from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia—Janette Becerra, Frank Báez, Eduardo Lalo (recipient of the 2013 Rómulo Gallegos Prize), Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez, Wilda Rodríguez (moderator), and Mayra Santos-Febres—will participate in a discussion ...

Full Moon Drumming Workshop

Flushing Town Hall

Queens Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 7:00 pm

Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle under a full moon in Flushing Town Hall's beautiful garden with master drummers from the Colombian and Korean traditions. Begin with workshops on traditional Korean and Colombian drums then jam with the entire group.

The Soundtrack Series at The Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

Manhattan Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 6:00 pm

The music videos that influenced us the most...and why.


Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Manhattan Fri, Oct 18, 2013 - Mon, Aug 31, 2015

The large ensemble of musicians, vocalists, and tarantella dancers takes audiences on the colorful music/dance journey of a tarantata (one bitten by a tarantula) to be cured.

Panel Discussion: Self-Historicization and its Current Impact


Manhattan Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 6:00 pm

Guglielmo Achille Cavellini coined the term self-historicization in 1971 after designing sixteen wildly different museum posters, each featuring the years “1914-2014,” an artwork and the dates for a solo exhibition celebrating the centenary of his birth. His capacity to both insert himself into past and future art history, while “making” ...

Mixed-Up Vehicles Book

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 1:30 pm

Create and color your very own fantasy vehicles! Mix and match amphibious buses and trains with wings in this silly bookmaking workshop.

Screening and panel discussion: Claiming Our Voice

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 4:00 pm

Claiming Our Voice is a twenty minute documentary film following female South Asian immigrant domestic workers as they create an original theatrical production that sheds an intimate light on their struggles and survival strategies.