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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include The Present, Unsilent Night, The Mar Vista and more. Check out our Holiday Guideget the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Invocation ft. Rez Abbasi and Vijay Iyer

    Asia Society and Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 8:00 pm

    Invocation is Pakistani-born jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi’s sextet featuring pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. In this performance, the group unveils a new project that explores Carnatic classical music from Southern India through the idiom of jazz.

    The Mar Vista

    Theater at the 14th Street Y

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 01, 2016 - Sun, Dec 18, 2016

    The Mar Vista is a comical and heartbreaking Jewish family saga spanning 90 years - a forbidden and passionate WWII romance, the mysteries of Istanbul, a 1960s family of immigrants on the West Side of L.A., gypsy dances, pop songs and water ballets, and above all the enduring memory of lost love.

    The Present

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 17, 2016 - Sun, Mar 19, 2017

    The Present is Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh and directed by John Crowley. The show is set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s at an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of the independent but compromised widow Anna Petrovna.

    Unsilent Night

    Washington Square Park

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 18, 2016, 6:00 pm

    Phil Kline's shimmering 45-minute soundscape is played by the public on boomboxes and smartphones as it walks through city streets. What started with a few friends in the Village in 1992 has grown to 100+ cities and tens of thousands of participants of all ages.

    The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert

    Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 18, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Don't miss an afternoon with Rob Mathes as he lights up the Schimmel stage with his all-star six-piece horn section and a backing band filled with studio legends from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Celebrated vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James "D-Train" Williams round out the powerhouse cast. Expect an afternoon filled with high-energy re-imaginings and a celebration of the holiday spirit!

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