Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Bryant Park’s Accordion Picnic, Lucid Dreams, Soulpepper Theatre Company, 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.

    Midsummer Night Swing

    Damrosch Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 27, 2017 - Sat, Jul 15, 2017

    "Midsummer Night Swing," Lincoln Center’s premier summer dance party, presents 15 evenings of social dance under the stars, featuring a lineup of artists who reflect the various music styles New York City has to offer.

    Bryant Park Presents: Accordion Picnic

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jun 28, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The opening performance of "Bryant Park Presents: Accordions Around the World," this accordion-filled evening will include more than twenty accordion-themed performances from artists including father/daughter duo Lena and Charlie Giordano (who occasionally plays with Bruce Springsteen) and Rob Curto from Brazilian bluegrass band Matuto.

    International Center of Photography: Hidden Narratives

    International Center of Photography School

    Sat, Jun 24, 2017 - Sun, Aug 06, 2017

    "Hidden Narratives" is an exhibition of work by ICP's 2017 One-Year Certificate program students and features work by 77 graduating students. Using photography, video, sound, text, and multimedia, the students present multilayered narratives that explore visual storytelling possibilities to describe worlds both real and imagined. Through extended studies of places, communities, relationships, and psyches, the artists' work challenges our assumptions and contains hidden narratives to be discovered.

    Soulpepper Theatre Company

    Pershing Square Signature Center

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 01, 2017 - Mon, Jul 31, 2017

    The Canadian Soulpepper Theatre Company makes its U.S. debut, taking over the stages at the Pershing Square Signature Center for the month of July, with a company of over 65 artists. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's founding as a nation with this thrilling and ambitious program of plays, musicals, adaptations and concerts.

Bryant Park Presents: Accordion Picnic

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

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The opening performance of "Bryant Park Presents: Accordions Around the World," this accordion-filled evening will include more than twenty accordion-themed performances from artists including father/daughter duo Lena and Charlie Giordano (who occasionally plays with Bruce Springsteen) and Rob Curto from Brazilian bluegrass band Matuto.

Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora

725 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10021

2122886400

Organized by Asia Society Museum with the support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Lucid "Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora" shines a spotlight on the work of nineteen contemporary artists from the South Asian diaspora.

Soulpepper Theatre Company

480 West 42nd Street

new york N.Y. 10036

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The Canadian Soulpepper Theatre Company makes its U.S. debut, taking over the stages at the Pershing Square Signature Center for the month of July, with a company of over 65 artists. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's founding as a nation with this thrilling and ambitious program of plays, musicals, ...