nyc-arts-top5Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne’s Solid Soul tour lands in Manhattan for one night only, a photography exhibition in Bushwick, Garth Fagan Dance’s 45th anniversary celebration and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Mavis Staples & Joan Osborne: Solid Soul

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 04, 2015, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples and multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne bring their highly anticipated Solid Soul tour to 92Y for one night only.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Isango Ensemble

    New Victory Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 7:00 pm - Sun, Nov 08, 2015, 8:00 pm

    A lovers' quarrel, a host of fairies, unrequited affection and that pixie Puck—such stuff is the merrymaking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! In this spellbinding staging of Benjamin Britten's ethereal opera, exhilarating orchestrations of marimbas, djembes and ululation resound with South Africa's rich choral traditions when the commanding cast of the Isango Ensemble lifts up their voices to weave African folklore into Shakespeare's most celebrated comedy. Madness, magic and music collide to mesmerizing effect ...

    Garth Fagan Dance at 45

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 03, 2015 - Sun, Nov 08, 2015

    Two world premieres, one by the “Lion King,” Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and the other by Fagan’s muse, rehearsal director and “Bessie Award” winner Norwood Pennewell, are among the highlights of Garth Fagan Dance’s 45th anniversary celebration that takes place at The Joyce Theater, November 3-8.

    Vis-A-Vis

    Anthony Philip Fine Art

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Oct 30, 2015 - Sun, Dec 06, 2015

    "Vis-A-Vis" is Anthony Philip Fine Art's first photography exhibition. This exhibit attempts to examine two different but closely aligned outlooks on the world through the coupling of photography by Todd Thomas and Charles Grogg.

    Fields of Dream: The Surrealist Landscape

    Di Donna Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    This major exhibition will feature over six dozen artworks, several loaned from prominent foundations and private collections. Fields of Dream will include works by Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, André Breton, Alexander Calder, Federico Castellón, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, Adrien Dax, Paul Delvaux, Giorgio de Chirico, Oscar Domínguez, Enrico Donati, Paul Eluard, Jimmy Ernst, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Arshile Gorky, Marcel Jean, Jacqueline Lamba, René Magritte, Man Ray, Matta, Joan Miró, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Isango Ensemble

209 West 42nd Street

new york N.Y. 10036

6462233010

A lovers' quarrel, a host of fairies, unrequited affection and that pixie Puck—such stuff is the merrymaking of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! In this spellbinding staging of Benjamin Britten's ethereal opera, exhilarating orchestrations of marimbas, djembes and ululation resound with South Africa's rich choral traditions when the commanding cast ...

Garth Fagan Dance at 45

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

Two world premieres, one by the “Lion King,” Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and the other by Fagan’s muse, rehearsal director and “Bessie Award” winner Norwood Pennewell, are among the highlights of Garth Fagan Dance’s 45th anniversary celebration that takes place at The Joyce Theater, November 3-8.