Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include A Room In India, the New Museum, Making Waves 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.

    New Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration

    New Museum

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 02, 2017 - Sun, Dec 03, 2017

    New Museum will celebrate its fortieth anniversary with free admission for all visitors and extended museum hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Visitors will be able to visit the Museum’s celebrated lineup of exhibitions, including “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” “Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play,” “Petrit Halilaj: RU,” “Helen Johnson: Ends,” “Alex Da Corte: Harvest Moon,” and “Pursuing the Unpredictable: The New Museum 1977–2017.”

    Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Mon, Dec 04, 2017 - Thu, Dec 07, 2017

    New York’s longstanding Romanian film festival comes to BAMcinématek. Now in its 12th year, Making Waves brings together the best of the fresh voices, which for over a decade have included some of the most vital and profound films to emerge from Eastern Europe. This year’s highlights include a Balkan Coen-esque thriller, a zany social comedy, and a quiet backwater drama—plus a spotlight on Anca Damian, one of the most compelling Romanian directors working today ...

    A Room In India

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Tue, Dec 05, 2017 - Wed, Dec 20, 2017

    Théâtre du Soleil and its founder, Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory with "A Room in India" ("Une chambre en Inde"). The work follows the adventures of a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director while the world around them falls into disarray. The work touches on the meaning of theater in a time of tumult and explores pressing issues that societies are currently facing around the globe, ranging from terrorism, ...

New Museum 40th Anniversary Celebration

235 Bowery

bronx N.Y. 10002

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New Museum will celebrate its fortieth anniversary with free admission for all visitors and extended museum hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Visitors will be able to visit the Museum’s celebrated lineup of exhibitions, including “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” “Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play,” ...

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

30 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

New York’s longstanding Romanian film festival comes to BAMcinématek. Now in its 12th year, Making Waves brings together the best of the fresh voices, which for over a decade have included some of the most vital and profound films to emerge from Eastern Europe. This year’s highlights include a Balkan ...

Leonard Bernstein Marathon: Celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Centenary

365 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10016

Celebrate the music and legacy of Leonard Bernstein with over eight hours of performance and take in the arc of Bernstein's compositional mastery to come to a deeper understanding of his place in American music and culture. The NYFOS Next segment of the marathon will run 6 p.m. - 7:30 ...

A Room In India

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

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Théâtre du Soleil and its founder, Ariane Mnouchkine, come to Park Avenue Armory with "A Room in India" ("Une chambre en Inde"). The work follows the adventures of a touring French theater company stranded in India without a director while the world around them falls into disarray. The work touches ...