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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Oh My Sweet Land, Jose Conde Eclectric, Modern Spirit and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Jose Conde Eclectric & Ola Fresca: Hispanic Heritage Month

    Flushing Town Hall

    Queens

    Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Jose Conde Eclectric and his Cuban dance band, Ola Fresca, will perform their latest hits, kicking off a series of Hispanic Heritage Month events. Attendees will start with a dance lesson and salsa the night away! Conde is best known for his mixture of Latin musical genres with his Cuban American background, exploring the crosscurrents of son, salsa, timba, funk, and more.

    Star Wars Film Concert Series

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 - Sat, Oct 07, 2017

    The New York Philharmonic presents the Star Wars Film Concert Series, featuring screenings of four complete films from the saga — A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens — with composer John Williams’s musical scores performed live to film. The concerts will be led by acclaimed conductor David Newman.

    The Ukrainian Museum: CIM

    Ukrainian Museum

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 11, 2016 - Sun, Sep 24, 2017

    CIM is an exhibition that plays on the notion of the collective: which cultural topographies bind first- and second-generation Ukrainian artists? The word “CIM” means "seven" in Ukrainian, and this exhibition convenes around seven individual experiences through artists working in a wide range of media.

    Oh My Sweet Land

    Play Company

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Sep 22, 2017 - Sun, Oct 22, 2017

    Step into the kitchen. Our host is preparing kubah, a traditional Syrian dish. While she cooks, she tells us the story of meeting Ashraf, a Syrian exile, and falling in love with him as he desperately tries to help those he left behind to escape the war. When he vanishes, she impulsively trails him to the homeland she has never known, now consumed by war. She returns with the stories of the people she encountered ...

    Modern Spirit

    Laurence Miller Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017 - Sat, Oct 28, 2017

    Modern Spirit features 45 photographs from the 1920's to the early 1970’s, each selected for its quality, significance to 20th Century photographic history, and state of preservation. Modern masters such as Edward Weston, Irving Penn, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Werner Mantz and Roman Vishniac accompany major post-war figures such as Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Ralph Eugene Meatyard and Danny Lyon.

Jose Conde Eclectric & Ola Fresca: Hispanic Heritage Month

137-35 Northern Boulevard

queens N.Y. 11354

7184637700

Jose Conde Eclectric and his Cuban dance band, Ola Fresca, will perform their latest hits, kicking off a series of Hispanic Heritage Month events. Attendees will start with a dance lesson and salsa the night away! Conde is best known for his mixture of Latin musical genres with his Cuban ...

Star Wars Film Concert Series

Columbus Avenue

new york N.Y. 10023

2128755000

The New York Philharmonic presents the Star Wars Film Concert Series, featuring screenings of four complete films from the saga — A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens — with composer John Williams’s musical scores performed live to film. The concerts will ...