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  • NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: November 24 – 30

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Voyagers, Illyria, The Fountainhead, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Misha Kahn: Midden Heap

    Midden Heap is an immersive installation by Misha Kahn, born out of scavenging missions to Dead Horse Bay in the Rockaways, a stretch of beach where trash mounds cover the shoreline in the place of sand. Through a combination of weaving, metal cladding, glassblowing, and bronze casting, Kahn juxtaposes rich materials with found objects, discarded possessions and garbage, resisting the urge to categorize or prioritize one material over the other.

  • Illyria: The Public Theater

    It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new “palace of art.” And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds, and anger from the city’s powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park.

  • Voyagers: 40th Anniversary Tribute Concert

    Composer Gerald Cohen, known for his moving and vibrant chamber music, opera, choral and liturgical music, presents Voyagers, to be performed with astronomical projections at Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • The Fountainhead

    Ivo van Hove and Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s raw and layered reimagining of Ayn Rand’s novel tells the story of a brilliant architect, Howard Roark, who refuses to compromise his creative vision. Pitted against colleagues who cave to popular and corporate interests, he pursues a relentless quest for individualism—which is tested when he falls in love with a kindred spirit, Dominique Francon.

  • Winter Holiday Concerts

    Known for their powerful choral appearances and world-class concert performances, Distinguished Concerts International New York celebrates the holiday season with two concerts: Messiah…Refreshed! and Appalachian Winter: A Bluegrass Christmas.

  • NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: November 17 – 23

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include People, Places & Things, the American Folk Art Museum, A Body in Places, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Self-Taught Genius Gallery

    The new “Self-Taught Genius Gallery” in Long Island City recently launched with a selection of icons from the landmark exhibition “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum,” which toured nationally from 2014 to 2017. Generously supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the new gallery and the namesake exhibition showcase folk and self-taught art from the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, drawn from the museum’s collection of more than 8,000 works of art.

  • A Body In Places

    A Body in Places is the omnibus title of Eiko’s first solo project. Its scale and modes of presentation vary radically and incorporate both performative and non-performative elements, including the photo exhibition A Body in Fukushima that shows photographs by William Johnston of Eiko in radiation-effected Fukushima.

  • Oedipus El Rey

    Set in South Central L.A., Oedipus El Rey is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what’s fate, and what’s just the system?