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Hans was Heiri

BAM Harvey Theater

Brooklyn Wed, Oct 23, 2013, 7:30 pm

Acrobats dangle and tumble in this inventive work from Swiss duo Zimmermann & de Perrot.

Electronium: The Future Was Then

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

Questlove is joined by Dan Deacon, Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble for an all-star mash-up celebrating the pioneering works of electronic music.

Run Don’t Run

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 7:30 pm

Choreographer Brian Brooks and company explore the spatial contradictions of bodies in rapid motion, transgressing the laws of time and space behind hundreds of cloth strands stretched across the stage.

Hugh Laurie with the Copper Bottom Band

Town Hall

Manhattan Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

Hugh Laurie performs in support of his new album, Didn’t It Rain. The album explores the American heartland and it includes songs dating back to early pioneers W.C. Handy (‘St. Louis Blues’) and Jelly Roll Morton (‘I Hate A Man Like You’) to more recent artists such as Dr. John ...

Su-En in Soot

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

On October 25 and 26, Theater for the New City will present prize-winning Swedish choreographer and butoh artist SU-EN, the leading representative of butoh dance in Sweden, in "SOOT," a new solo butoh performance on the theme of blackness. In the piece, a solo dancer enters a world of leftover ...

Brian Woodruff’s OKB Trio

Flushing Town Hall

Queens Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 8:00 pm

Featuring drummer Brian Woodruff, pianist Oscar Perez and bassist Kuriko Tsugawa, the OKB trio’s rhythmic acrobatics never compromise their ability to swing their way through the Great American Songbook or dance delicately through Brazilian and Latin standards.

American Composers Orchestra Season Opening Concert 10th Anniversary Celebration

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Manhattan Fri, Oct 25, 2013, 7:30 pm

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) opens its 37th season – and the 10th anniversary season of its signature Orchestra Underground series – on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The season-opening concert, titled Adding Fuel to the Fire, features the world premiere of Peter Fahey’s A ...

Aaron Atkins’ Ballet Inc.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Fri, Oct 25, 2013 - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Ballet Inc, 11 dancers joined by 4 guest artists, performs a program of works by founder/director Aaron Atkins, set to music that ranges from Steve Reich to Radiohead. Atkins' style is based on his classical training, to which he adds his own very contemporary sensibility.

SSI: Spooky Subway Investigation

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 1:30 pm

Join your fellow detectives to solve an interactive 100-year old mystery, involving missing keys, squeaky wheels, subway spirits and a conductor’s hidden stash of candy!

Tell-Tale Tales: An Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Poets House

Manhattan Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 11:00 am

Spinner of such classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe’s works frighten delightfully, even today. We’ll learn about his life and work in the 1800s and re-tell some of his most famous tales and poems. Finally, using some very dark (arts and crafts) materials, we’ll create ...

Author Talk: Junot Díaz

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 4:00 pm

Junot Díaz reads and discusses his latest collection of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, now in paperback.

Murder for Two

New World Stages 5

Manhattan Ongoing

Mixing classic musical comedy with a dash of Agatha Christie, everyone is a suspect in this house of eccentric characters unfazed by the dead body on the floor. But this whodunit comes with a killer twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all thirteen suspects, and they both ...