Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include the Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair, Musica Viva, Frida Libre, 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.

    Frida Libre: The story of Frida Kahlo

    Queens Theatre

    Queens

    Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - Sun, Nov 19, 2017

    After years of meticulous study on the life and work of Frida Kahlo, actress Flora Martínez presents her unique vision of the magical world of one of the most influential women in Latin American history. Frida Libre explores Frida’s art, her success, her intriguing sexuality, her passion for politics and her complex relationship with Diego Rivera. Her rich, fascinating story is told through dialogue and song, under the musical direction of José Reinoso.

    Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

    The Brooklyn Museum hosts the eleventh annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair on Saturday, November 11, in the Museum's Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion. This year's fair features a wide selection of storybooks, picture books, poetry, graphic novels, and fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages. Participants will have the chance to meet more than fifty Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators and engage in book readings, illustrator demonstrations, and hands-on art-making activities. The ...

    Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Exhibition

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 03, 2017 - Sun, Nov 19, 2017

    The exhibition of Van Cleef & Arpels pieces, based on “Noah’s Ark, “ created and curated by famed set designer Robert Wilson. The show runs from Nov 3-19 and will be at the Cedar Lake venue in Chelsea. In addition, there will be Q & A sessions and children’s jewelry design workshops to coincide with the installation, all free of charge.

    Musica Viva: The Wheel and the Sphere

    Musica Viva NY

    Manhattan

    Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 5:00 pm

    Carl Orff’s most iconic work, Carmina Burana, kicks off Musica Viva NY’s 40th season with energy and excitement. Also on the program is the New York premiere of the impactful Sphaera by French composer Guillaume Connesson.

    The Elephant In Every Room I Enter

    New York Theatre Workshop

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 10, 2017 - Sat, Nov 25, 2017

    This strikingly intimate solo piece explores Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor living with Tourette Syndrome. Created with his frequent collaborator Kel Haney, the play explores the week Gardiner spent at the Tourette Association of America National Conference in Washington, DC. Surrounded by hundreds of other people with Tourette's, it was the first time he felt "normal." Using an erratic and energetic performance style (a nod to Tourette's itself), along with groundbreaking video design, this ...

Frida Libre: The story of Frida Kahlo

14 United Nations Ave South

Queens N.Y. 11352

7187600064

After years of meticulous study on the life and work of Frida Kahlo, actress Flora Martínez presents her unique vision of the magical world of one of the most influential women in Latin American history. Frida Libre explores Frida’s art, her success, her intriguing sexuality, her passion for politics and ...

The Elephant In Every Room I Enter

79 East Fourth Street

New York N.Y. 10003

2124605475

This strikingly intimate solo piece explores Gardiner Comfort's experience as an actor living with Tourette Syndrome. Created with his frequent collaborator Kel Haney, the play explores the week Gardiner spent at the Tourette Association of America National Conference in Washington, DC. Surrounded by hundreds of other people with Tourette's, it ...