Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include BalletCollective, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, Ai Weiwei 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.
American Composers Orchestra opens its 40th season with music from The Shining, Psycho and Dracula at Carnegie Hall’s subterranean Zankel Hall. Orchestra Underground continues as ACO’s subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Celebrate Halloween with music inspired by all things sinister and suspenseful, including two world premieres by composers Paul Moravec and Judith Shatin, and performances by Nancy Allen Lundy.
Join Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists, for a conversation with Cuban-born artist Tania Bruguera that is timed to coincide with Ai's first visit to Brooklyn after a four-year ban on international travel. Ai discusses his current projects and his ongoing quest for greater worldwide social and civic justice. Together, Ai and Bruguera also explore their mutual interests in positioning their work as a catalyst for change.
Have a little faith—just like Linus! Bring the family and get in the Halloween spirit at The Met as they present this Peanuts classic. See the whole film with live music by New York's own Rob Schwimmer ensemble. Come in costume, because if you miss the parade following the screening. . . good grief!
Celebrate the premiere of the season by exploring James Ramsey’s development of the Lowline, the world’s first underground park, and Carlos Arnaiz’s architectural analysis of a classic shot by NBA basketball legend Allen Iverson.
Fear, kitty kitty... Spend your Halloween with some of cinema’s freakiest felines. From demonic Japanese furballs to sexy, supernatural shape shifters to beloved pets turned sharp-clawed psycho-killers, there's nothing cuddly about some of these hellcats.