Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the 2018 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Fest, The Bobby Darin Story, King in New York, 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.

    RIOULT Dance NY New York City Season 2018 Teaser

    Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility, announces its 2018 performance schedule. RIOULT kicks off the New Year with a season teaser performance at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on January 19 (7:30-8:30pm). The program will feature excerpts from Les Noces, Nostalghia (a work in progress), and Fire in The Sky. The teaser will also feature a moderated conversation with choreographer Pascal Rioult and composer Polina Nazaykinskaya on the creation of Nostalghia. The January teaser will be ...

    King in New York

    Museum of the City of New York

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 18, 2018 - Fri, Jun 01, 2018

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. The exhibition’s historic images chronicle King’s sermons in churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with New York City’s mayor, and his relationships with New York’s own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of King’s work and ...

    2018 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Fest

    Origin Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 09, 2018 - Mon, Jan 29, 2018

    Origin’s 1st Irish — New York’s all-Irish theatre festival, devoted to showcasing the work of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world — runs through January 29.  Seven productions in competition and ten special events are included in the current edition of this international festival, which is recognized for its focused size and emphasis on audience engagement through parties, panels and workshops.  Among the highlights this year are Enda Walsh’s breakout hit “Disco Pigs," extended through March 4 at the Irish Rep, ...

    The Bobby Darin Story

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jan 20, 2018 - Mon, Jan 22, 2018

    Bobby Darin was the most captivating and versatile entertainer of his time, a singer/songwriter/arranger who effortlessly bridged the gap between rock ‘n’ roll, sophisticated nightclub swing, and folk. Lyrics & Lyricists’ 2018 season kicks off with a celebration of Darin’s life and improbable career in The Bobby Darin Story, with Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton), David Pittu (The Front Page), George Salazar (Here Lies Love), Elena Shaddow (The Visit) and Stephanie Styles (Roman Holiday – SHN San Francisco). L&L producer Ted Chapin wrote the script and helms the creative team ...

    The Immigrants

    Howard Greenberg Gallery

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 17, 2017 - Sat, Jan 27, 2018

    Issues relating to immigration have been front and center in the news, from the recent travel ban to the border wall to the uncertainty of the Dreamers. Until January 27, 2018, Howard Greenberg Gallery will focus on the immigrant experience – from hardship and sacrifice to pride and achievement. The Immigrants will survey the work of more than 40 photographers from the 1860s through 2015, exploring issues of labor, education, and poverty as well as discrimination, assimilation, ...

RIOULT Dance NY New York City Season 2018 Teaser

248 West 60th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2127871178

RIOULT Dance NY, the American modern dance company with a European sensibility, announces its 2018 performance schedule. RIOULT kicks off the New Year with a season teaser performance at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center on January 19 (7:30-8:30pm). The program will feature excerpts from Les Noces, Nostalghia (a work in progress), and Fire in ...

King in New York

1220 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. The exhibition’s historic images chronicle King’s sermons in churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations ...

The Immigrants

41 East 57th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123340010

Issues relating to immigration have been front and center in the news, from the recent travel ban to the border wall to the uncertainty of the Dreamers. Until January 27, 2018, Howard Greenberg Gallery will focus on the immigrant experience – from hardship and sacrifice to pride and achievement. The Immigrants will ...