Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Harlem Perspectives, Multiplicities, The 2018 PEN World Voices Festival, 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.

    Multiplicities

    Benrubi Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 22, 2018 - Sat, May 12, 2018

    Through May 12, The Benrubi Gallery is presenting "Multiplicities," the gallery’s first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Rey Parlá. In "Multiplicities," Parlá blurs the line between the image and the process, between intuition and surprise. The resulting works reflect the viewer's psyche and the artist’s subconscious. Parlá’s work is reminiscent of Lucas Samaras’s scratched Polaroids or Stan Brakhage's hand-painted films, filled with dynamic fluid forms that continually invite and rebuff identification and interpretation. Párla’s mixed-media ...

    Harlem Perspectives

    FACTION Art Projects

    Fri, Apr 20, 2018 - Sun, May 13, 2018

    The FACTION is hosting an art exhibition at its flagship gallery in Harlem, featuring works from an eclectic mix of local artists, who live and work above Manhattan’s 110th Street. Harlem Perspectives is a collection of work from artists like Jamaica-born Renee Cox, Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta, French painter Elizabeth Colomba, Dominican Republic-born Pepe Coronado, Chilean-American artist Virginia Inez, Moscow-born Leeza Meksin, Guatemalan photographer Jaime Permuth, African-American artist Stan Squirewell, and New York-born Elaine Reichek ...

    Dorian Wind Quintet

    St. Bart’s

    Manhattan

    Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Dorian Wind Quintet – Gretchen Pusch, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn – is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s pre-eminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. At St. Bart’s, the quintet will perform a program of jazz works including Gershwin’s Three Preludes, Gunther Schuller’s Blues, Billy Childs’s Fugue in Perpetual Motion, and Lalo Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.

    Chen Dance Center Presents: Newsteps

    Chen Dance Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 19, 2018 - Sat, Apr 21, 2018

    Chen Dance Center presents Newsteps, an emerging choreographers series, April 19-21 at the Chen Dance Center in New York's Chinatown. This edition of Newsteps differs from past events in that the participants selected to show their works are "non dancers" - professional artists, actors, musicians, singers, photographers. They will apply their knowledge of the creative processes of their respective art forms to the choreographic process. This includes, but is not limited to, choreographing, performing moves ...

    2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine

    PEN American Center

    Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - Sun, Apr 22, 2018

    PEN America presents the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Resist and Reimagine, this year’s incarnation of the renowned international literary festival, which will bring together the world’s foremost authors and other luminaries at a time when many are turning to literature and the arts not for escapism, but as a guide to navigate contemporary crises. The Festival will unfold across 60+ events in dozens of venues in four of the five New York City boroughs, April 16-22. It kicks ...

Multiplicities

521 WEST 26TH STREET

new york NY 10001

2128886007

Through May 12, The Benrubi Gallery is presenting "Multiplicities," the gallery’s first solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Rey Parlá. In "Multiplicities," Parlá blurs the line between the image and the process, between intuition and surprise. The resulting works reflect the viewer's psyche and the artist’s subconscious. Parlá’s work is reminiscent ...

Harlem Perspectives

2602 Frederick Douglass Blvd

new york NY 10030

19174095413

The FACTION is hosting an art exhibition at its flagship gallery in Harlem, featuring works from an eclectic mix of local artists, who live and work above Manhattan’s 110th Street. Harlem Perspectives is a collection of work from artists like Jamaica-born Renee Cox, Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta, French painter Elizabeth ...

Dorian Wind Quintet

325 Park Avenue

new york N.Y. 10022

212-378-0222

The Dorian Wind Quintet – Gretchen Pusch, flute; Gerard Reuter, oboe; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn – is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s pre-eminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. At St. Bart’s, the quintet will perform a program of jazz works including Gershwin’s Three Preludes, ...

Chen Dance Center Presents: Newsteps

70 Mulberry Street

New York N.Y. 10013

2123490126

Chen Dance Center presents Newsteps, an emerging choreographers series, April 19-21 at the Chen Dance Center in New York's Chinatown. This edition of Newsteps differs from past events in that the participants selected to show their works are "non dancers" - professional artists, actors, musicians, singers, photographers. They will apply ...