Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include La Mama Dance Festival, David Hammons at Mnuchin Gallery and Steve Coleman at Village Vanguard.Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2016

    Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa


    Fri, Apr 29, 2016 - Sun, May 29, 2016

    From the world premiere of a new work by a lesbian, queer and transgender ballet company Ballez to the La MaMa premiere of a young Korean contemporary dance group, Project S, to shared evenings of both talented emerging and mid-career choreographers, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival reflects La MaMa’s longstanding dedication to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.Click here for more information.

    David Hammons: Five Decades

    Mnuchin Gallery


    Tue, Mar 15, 2016 - Fri, May 27, 2016

    David Hammons: Five Decades is a career survey of David Hammons (b. 1943, Springfield, IL) that will trace the evolution of the artist’s entire oeuvre from the late 1960s to the present day.

    Steve Coleman & Five Elements

    Village Vanguard


    Tue, May 10, 2016 - Sun, May 15, 2016

    After debuting at the historical nightclub last year, Steve Coleman and Five Elements return to The Historic Village Vanguard in New York City for six nights of creative music.

    Cindy Sherman

    Metro Pictures


    Thu, May 05, 2016 - Sat, Jun 11, 2016

    Cindy Sherman is counted among the most influential artists of the last half-century. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, Sherman relocated to New York City where she began making the seminal Untitled Film Stills. She has gone on to photograph and cast herself in various roles through her masterful use of costume, setting and pose.

    Pursuing the Sublime

    Laurence Miller Gallery


    Thu, May 05, 2016 - Sat, Jun 25, 2016

    Pursuing the Sublime is an exhibition featuring five contemporary photographers in conversation with five nineteenth and early twentieth century Japanese print makers. The exhibition highlights shared themes between art of different cultures, centuries and media, including a strong sense of abstraction.