Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Beatrice Mandelman, Vanity Fair, the Tribeca Film Festival, 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.

    Beatrice Mandelman & Sixties Counter-Culture

    Rosenberg & Co.


    Wed, Jan 18, 2017 - Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    The 1960s was a period of virtually unprecedented upheaval in American history. Beatrice Mandelman, who worked as an artist for the Works Progress Administration between 1935 and 1942 and was very leftist, was a determined protester of the Vietnam War that had precipitated a proliferation of violent images, the extent of which was unprecedented in American media. Mandelman's series of anti-war collages were anchored in a largely abstract but emotionally-wrought construct. During a period when ...

    Tribeca Film Festival 2017

    Tribeca Film Festival


    Thu, Apr 20, 2017 - Sun, Apr 30, 2017

    The Tribeca Film Festival showcases storytelling in all forms, including film, television, virtual reality, and music. Dozens of short films, full-length features, and shows fill the 10-day lineup, bringing the best of each genre to audiences. For a full schedule and more information, visit the festival's site. FEATURE FILM This year's festival features 98 feature-length titles. In a year of record high submissions, the Festival's curators chose to reduce the size of the overall program by 20%, making ...

    Vanity Fair

    Pearl Theatre Company


    Fri, Mar 24, 2017 - Sun, May 14, 2017

    Adapted by Kate Hamill from William Thackeray’s masterpiece, Vanity Fair exposes a society that cares more for good birth and good manners than for skill. But Becky Sharp, poor, plain, and devilishly clever, is determined to defy the odds through risky romantic entanglements, shady business practices, and social climbing at any cost; she won’t stop until the world lies at her feet.

    Poor People’s TV Room

    New York Live Arts


    Wed, Apr 19, 2017 - Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    Poor People’s TV Room is a multidisciplinary work created by choreographer, dancer, and writer Okwui Okpokwasili in collaboration with visual designer Peter Born. Inspired in part by the Women’s War of 1929 in Nigeria, sometimes referred to as the “Women’s Egwu” (meaning dance or performance), the work focuses on cultural and historical memory and embodied protest practices. It weaves together movement, song and text in a discursive performance concerned with the entanglement of visibility and ...

    El Museo del Barrio: Beatríz Santiago Muñoz

    El Museo del Barrio


    Thu, Jan 12, 2017 - Sun, Apr 30, 2017

    Beatríz Santiago Muñoz's show, "A Universe of Fragile Mirrors," will consist of films playing continuously in a room full of mirrors, portraying Muñoz’s own interpretation of the reality in the Caribbean.