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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include the Battery Dance Festival, Kiley Ames, Jonathan Demme, 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.

    In the Labyrinth: works by Kiley Ames

    NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 29, 2017 - Wed, Sep 06, 2017

    Drawn from the complex relationships between individual and whole, "In the Labyrinth: works by Kiley Ames" is characterized by merging contrasting visual elements. The dense flecks of color populating "Startled by Stillness" — light against dark, muted against vivid — come together to ultimately create an image simultaneously unified and disparate, reflecting the alienation of the subject itself.

    Battery Dance Festival

    Battery Park

    Manhattan

    Sun, Aug 13, 2017 - Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    For its 36th year, the annual Battery Dance Festival brings free performances to the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City.

    Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels

    Frick Collection

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 30, 2017 - Sun, Aug 20, 2017

    Displayed publicly for the first time in more than ten years, "Abraham and the Angels" is the centerpiece of a small exhibition dedicated to Rembrandt’s depictions of Abraham and his various encounters with God and his angels, as recounted in the book of Genesis.

    UNTAMED! Opera Festival

    La MaMa, First Floor Theatre

    Manhattan

    Sat, Aug 12, 2017 - Sun, Aug 27, 2017

    The dell’Arte Opera Ensemble's UNTAMED! Opera Festival spotlights the unpredictable, wild characters of opera, exploring parallels between human and animal kingdoms.

    BAMcinématek | Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Aug 04, 2017 - Thu, Aug 24, 2017

    From spiky 80s comedies to 90s prestige dramas, definitive concert videos to documentary passion projects, the films of Jonathan Demme overflow with his generosity of spirit. BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late, great director’s work with a career retrospective.

Battery Dance Festival

20 State Street

New York N.Y. 10004

2123443491

For its 36th year, the annual Battery Dance Festival brings free performances to the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City.

BAMcinématek | Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold

30 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

From spiky 80s comedies to 90s prestige dramas, definitive concert videos to documentary passion projects, the films of Jonathan Demme overflow with his generosity of spirit. BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late, great director’s work with a career retrospective.

Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels

One East 70th Street

New York N.Y. 10021

2122880700

Displayed publicly for the first time in more than ten years, "Abraham and the Angels" is the centerpiece of a small exhibition dedicated to Rembrandt’s depictions of Abraham and his various encounters with God and his angels, as recounted in the book of Genesis.