jacqueline-dugal-photo-by-gisella-sorrentino-gaze-photographyInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include the International Human Rights Art Festival, Poetic Voices of The Muslim World, The Armory Show 2017, 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.

    ReelAbilities Film Festival

    Thu, Mar 02, 2017 - Wed, Mar 08, 2017

    ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The 7-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performing arts, presented annually at over 35 venues across the NYC metropolitan area.

    Poetic Voices of the Muslim World

    City Lore Gallery


    Thu, Dec 15, 2016 - Sun, May 14, 2017

    Just as American movies are used by cultures abroad to understand our own society, Poetic Voices of the Muslim World proposes poetry as a lens to look at Muslim cultures through. From traditional Qur'anic verses, to the poetic interludes of 1001 Arabian Nights, to modern day American Idol-esque TV shows with poetry instead of song, poetry is arguable the most influential art from in many Muslim cultures. Mixing poetic verses and artwork influenced by Islamic ...

    The Armory Show 2017

    Armory Show


    Thu, Mar 02, 2017 - Sun, Mar 05, 2017

    Staged in the center of the international art world, The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a destination for the world’s leading collectors, museum directors and curators. The fair’s diverse selection of galleries spans five continents and represents 30 countries.

    International Human Rights Art Festival

    Dixon Place


    Fri, Mar 03, 2017 - Sun, Mar 05, 2017

    The International Human Rights Art Festival will bring together more than 150 artists producing more than 50 events, all of them oriented toward advocacy. Artistic media will include theater, performance, dance, spoken word, painting, photography, music, literary arts, workshops, panel discussions, a kids fest (hands-on activities to introduce children to using art for socially-transformative purpose), film and others. Rigorously curated for quality as well as content, the event includes some of New York’s ...

    Worldwide Play-In Weekend

    Associated Chamber Music Players


    Sat, Mar 04, 2017 - Sun, Mar 05, 2017

    Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) brings musicians around the globe together to experience the joy of playing chamber music. A play-in is an event where musicians gather to play and share music composed for small ensembles. Play-ins can be large or small, public or private. Play-ins are not performances, but a chance to bring musicians together, often meeting for the first time, to share in the mutual love of chamber music playing. Connections are made, ...