nyc-arts-top5_20151130bInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Deborah Kass’ OY/YO sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park, American Dance Guild Festival 2015, and Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) presents Britannica, an all-encompassing survey of British song: six concerts, 100+ songs, 17 composers, and works spanning over 400 years. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Deborah Kass: OY/YO

    Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Brooklyn

    Sun, Nov 01, 2015 - Wed, Aug 31, 2016

    Walking the line between respectful homage and brazen appropriation, Brooklyn-based artist Deborah Kass mimics and reworks the signature styles of iconic 20th century male artists —including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Indiana – often with a feminist twist. OY/YO is sourced from urban and Brooklyn slang, the statement “I am” in Spanish, and the popular Yiddish expression, as a riff on Ruscha’s iconic word paintings.

    Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933

    Neue Galerie

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 01, 2015 - Mon, Jan 04, 2016

    "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933," an exhibition devoted to Berlin during the Weimar period, explores the city using a multi-media approach, revealing this complex period through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, architecture, film, and fashion.

Deborah Kass: OY/YO

334 Furman Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11201

7182229939

Walking the line between respectful homage and brazen appropriation, Brooklyn-based artist Deborah Kass mimics and reworks the signature styles of iconic 20th century male artists —including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Indiana – often with a feminist twist. OY/YO is sourced from urban and Brooklyn ...

Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933

1048 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2126286200

"Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933," an exhibition devoted to Berlin during the Weimar period, explores the city using a multi-media approach, revealing this complex period through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, architecture, film, and fashion.

Joel Harrison and Infinite Possibility: Premiering 7 new works for 18-piece jazz orchestra

509 Atlantic Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

9172670363

Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Washington D.C. native Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist and songwriter.

Britannica Part III: Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams

128 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11201

7182224111

Brooklyn Art Song Society returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society for part three of Britannica after last year's sold out all-Poulenc program.