Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events features a Bach marathon at Mount Sinai hospital, a new exhibition by journalist Laura Poitras at Whitney Museum and an interactive solo dance from Farah Saleh, a Palestinian choreographer. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Mt. Sinai Concerts for Patients: A Bach Birthday Marathon

    Mount Sinai Guggenheim Atrium

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    In partnership with Bach in the Subways, an organization that encourages an initiative for classical musicians to play Bach in public, Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients is holding a "marathon" style performance for 6 hours in the Atrium at Mount Sinai's Guggenheim Pavilion.The concert will feature a period instrument orchestra led by conductor-composer Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street. The program includes: J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite #1 in ...

    Deru presents 1979 with Effixx

    BRIC

    Manhattan

    Sat, Mar 26, 2016, 8:00 pm

    Benjamin Wynn a.k.a. Deru is an Emmy Award-winning composer, sound designer and producer. His latest project 1979 is a concept album and sculptural object that features nine songs accompanied by nine short films by video artist Anthony Ciannamea (Effixx). This evening the team will perform the album live creating a truly immersive visual and aural experience.

    Laura Poitras: Astro Noise

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 05, 2016 - Sun, May 01, 2016

    Laura Poitras: Astro Noise is the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantánamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture.

    Live Ideas: Free Advice, with Farah Saleh

    New York Live Arts

    Manhattan

    Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 7:30 pm

    An endearing, insightful interactive solo from Palestinian choreographer, Farah Saleh, exploring the relationship between artists and society and the means of keeping this relationship open and vibrant amidst shifting geo-political and social trends.

Laura Poitras: Astro Noise

99 Gansevoort Street

new york N.Y. 10014

2125703600

Laura Poitras: Astro Noise is the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. This immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. drone program, Guantánamo Bay Prison, occupation, and torture.

Live Ideas: Free Advice, with Farah Saleh

219 West 19th Street

New York N.Y. 10011

2126916500

An endearing, insightful interactive solo from Palestinian choreographer, Farah Saleh, exploring the relationship between artists and society and the means of keeping this relationship open and vibrant amidst shifting geo-political and social trends.

And The Beat Goes On: Music-Making On Film The Buddy Holly Story

New York City Building

queens N.Y. 11368

7185929700

In conjunction with the Queens Museum’s exhibition about the Ramones, this 9-week film series highlights the evolution of musical performers.