Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Animation First, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, Modigliani Unmasked, 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.

    Open House Weekend Day One: Still, We Rise

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 03, 2018, 2:00 pm

    Open House Weekend Day One: Still, We Rise celebrates imagery, spirituality, culture, activism, and creativity. The Open House will examine and honor each of these areas when the Apollo Theater and other New York City institutions and organizations present a free afternoon of performances, previews, and presentations by Apollo Comedy Club’s Mugga,  Apollo Amateur Night’s Capone, Annette A. Aguilar and String Beans, LaRocque Bey Dance Theatre, Soul Science Lab, Tyrone Birkett, Emancipation, Urban Word NYC, and others.

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

    Theatre for a New Audience

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 12:00 am

    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is the first new work in nine years from Adrienne Kennedy, whom The New York Times called “one of the finest living American playwrights.” Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is a heartbreaking, nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by parallel monologues and a tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim ...

    Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall

    Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 30, 2018, 8:00 pm

    Pianist Stephen Hough returns to Carnegie Hall next week for a recital of works by Debussy, Schumann, and Beethoven. Debussy’s music features most prominently, in honor of his centennial (the composer died in 1918); the program includes the two books of Images, "Clair de lune" from Suite bergamasque, and "La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune" from Préludes, Book II. Contrasted with these works are Schumann’s Fantasy in C major and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23 in F ...

    Modigliani Unmasked

    The Jewish Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 15, 2017 - Sun, Feb 04, 2018

    Now on view at the Jewish Museum, Modigliani Unmasked is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Amedeo Modigliani's early work made in the years after he arrived in Paris in 1906. During this period, Modigliani largely stopped painting to focus on drawing and sculpture to develop his conceptual and pictorial ideas. Seen within the scope of his brief fourteen-year career, this early work reveals what may have motivated Modigliani to develop his unique ...

    Animation First

    French Institute Alliance Française

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 02, 2018 - Sun, Feb 04, 2018

    Celebrating France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premier French cultural center, will launch Animation First, the first-ever French animation festival in the United States, which will take place Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4. With 12 US and New York premieres, the festival presents ambitious, innovative, and award-winning animated feature and short films, virtual reality, video games, and more, coming out of France’s most ...

Animation First

22 East 60th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123556100

Celebrating France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premier French cultural center, will launch Animation First, the first-ever French animation festival in the United States, which will take place Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 4. With 12 US and New ...

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

2122292819

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is the first new work in nine years from Adrienne Kennedy, whom The New York Times called “one of the finest living American playwrights.” Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is a heartbreaking, nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical ...

Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall

881 Seventh Avenue

New York N.Y. 10019

2122477800

Pianist Stephen Hough returns to Carnegie Hall next week for a recital of works by Debussy, Schumann, and Beethoven. Debussy’s music features most prominently, in honor of his centennial (the composer died in 1918); the program includes the two books of Images, "Clair de lune" from Suite bergamasque, and "La terrasse des ...

Open House Weekend Day One: Still, We Rise

253 West 125th Street

New York N.Y. 10027

2125315301

Open House Weekend Day One: Still, We Rise celebrates imagery, spirituality, culture, activism, and creativity. The Open House will examine and honor each of these areas when the Apollo Theater and other New York City institutions and organizations present a free afternoon of performances, previews, and presentations by Apollo Comedy Club’s Mugga,  Apollo Amateur ...

Modigliani Unmasked

1109 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233200

Now on view at the Jewish Museum, Modigliani Unmasked is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on Amedeo Modigliani's early work made in the years after he arrived in Paris in 1906. During this period, Modigliani largely stopped painting to focus on drawing and sculpture to develop his conceptual ...