Photo by Lars Jan.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Julius Caesar, Holoscenes, Raw Bacon from Poland, 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 Public Theater: Julius Caesar

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 23, 2017 - Sun, Jun 18, 2017

    The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis directs Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the park 17 years ago. Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.

    Times Square Arts: Holoscenes

    Times Square Alliance

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 01, 2017 - Sat, Jun 03, 2017

    Runs 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Created by the artist Lars Jan, "Holoscenes" is an epic performance-installation that connects everyday actions to climate change. Born out of the widely-shared concern that the worldwide impact of water—from rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods, and extended droughts—will be a defining issue of the 21st century, Holoscenes takes place in a twelve-ton glass aquarium which, over the course of five hours each day, periodically floods and drains, ...

    Sneak Preview | The Crypt Sessions: Elizabeth Cree

    The Church of the Intercession

    Manhattan

    Wed, May 31, 2017, 7:00 pm

    The Crypt Sessions continue with a new Gothic murder mystery chamber opera, Elizabeth Cree. The opera is based on the novel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd, and because there’s no better place to hear Gothic murder mystery than in a Gothic Crypt, see a special sneak preview of the music from the opera, featuring Maestro Puts at the piano, and Daniela and tenor Joseph Gaines (who’ll be singing the role of an ...

    Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York

    Museum of the City of New York

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 30, 2017 - Mon, Oct 09, 2017

    When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, New York City's artists and illustrators were enlisted in the war effort. Many of them worked for the federal government’s new Division of Pictorial Publicity. "Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York" examines the outpouring of posters, flyers, magazine art, sheet music covers, and other mass-produced images created by these New Yorkers to stir the American public to wartime loyalty, ...

    Raw Bacon From Poland

    Abrons Arts Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 01, 2017 - Sat, Jun 17, 2017

    Raw Bacon from Poland follows the life of shoe salesman and aspiring personal trainer Dennis Toledo, whose lifetime of trouble assumes a new intensity after a bad tour in Iraq. Though Dennis has managed to anesthetize the enduring wounds of his service in Iraq with prescription drug abuse, when he’s arrested on a domestic violence charge and sentenced to Brooklyn Treatment Court, he’s forced to find new ways to handle his volatile tangle of mixed ...

Times Square Arts: Holoscenes

1560 Broadway

New York N.Y. 10036

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Runs 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Created by the artist Lars Jan, "Holoscenes" is an epic performance-installation that connects everyday actions to climate change. Born out of the widely-shared concern that the worldwide impact of water—from rising seas, melting glaciers, intensifying floods, and extended droughts—will be a defining issue ...

Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York

1220 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

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When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, New York City's artists and illustrators were enlisted in the war effort. Many of them worked for the federal government’s new Division of Pictorial Publicity. "Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York" examines the outpouring ...

Raw Bacon From Poland

466 Grand Street

New York N.Y. 10002

2125980400

Raw Bacon from Poland follows the life of shoe salesman and aspiring personal trainer Dennis Toledo, whose lifetime of trouble assumes a new intensity after a bad tour in Iraq. Though Dennis has managed to anesthetize the enduring wounds of his service in Iraq with prescription drug abuse, when he’s ...