trishabrowndanceInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Night of Philosophy & Ideas, Kerry James Marshall 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.

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane

    BAM Harvey Theater


    Tue, Jan 24, 2017 - Sat, Feb 04, 2017

    Ireland’s esteemed theater company, Druid, revives Martin McDonagh’s pitch-black comedy set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane. The first in a trilogy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tells the story of spinster Maureen Folan who lives with her manipulative, aging mother Mag. They spend their days aggressively nagging, scratching, and jabbing each other with insults. When Maureen meets a viable suitor who is smitten with her, Mag sets in motion a chain of events ...

    Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

    Metropolitan Museum of Art


    Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - Sat, Jan 28, 2017

    Kerry James Marshall—A Creative Convening is an all-day symposium from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Compelling voices will gather for an exploration of radical creativity inspired by the ideas, practice, and content in the work of Kerry James Marshall. For additional in-depth experiences, attend "MetFridays," Art School—The Studio, taking place on January 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of drawing with contemporary ...

    A Night of Philosophy & Ideas: Trisha Brown Dance Company

    Brooklyn Public Library


    Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - Sun, Jan 29, 2017

    The Trisha Brown Dance Company, a post-modern dance company dedicated to the performance and preservation of the work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer Trisha Brown, will be the featured performing artists at A Night of Philosophy & Ideas at the Central Library of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). Co-presented by BPL and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, A Night of Philosophy & Ideas is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings ...

    Suzuki Alumni Concert: Claremont Trio

    Merkin Concert Hall


    Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

    The Suzuki Alumni Project (TSAP) credits the philosophy and teaching approaches offered by Shinichi Suzuki. Now, as a world-wide family, their shared Suzuki experiences inspire them to celebrate the global reach and personal influence of Suzuki education through dedicated performances by its alumni. For this concert, TSAP proudly presents the award-winning Claremont Trio.