Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include OTHELLO, Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, 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.

    OTHELLO

    Delacorte Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 29, 2018 - Sun, Jun 24, 2018

    Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production ...

    All-Female Shakespeare Trilogy at St. Ann’s Warehouse

    St. Ann’s Warehouse

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 31, 2018 - Mon, May 28, 2018

    St. Ann’s Warehouse welcomes the Donmar Warehouse to present the American screen premieres of their acclaimed, visceral all-female Shakespeare Trilogy—Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest—directed by Phyllida Lloyd, May 31-June 3. In 2016, following a 13-week final repertory season, the plays were filmed in front of a live audience in London and edited for the screen to include separately shot, hand-held and GoPro footage breaking the formality of the traditional live camera “capture” of ...

    Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, May 26, 2018 - Tue, Jan 01, 2019

    The Museum of Modern Art presents Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, featuring more than 30 of the artist’s “extreme maquettes,” as he called them, in which he transformed paper, commercial packaging, and other everyday materials into dazzling, intricate sculptures that suggest utopian possibilities for global urban sites. On view from May 26, 2018, through January 1, 2019, City Dreams is the artist’s first retrospective and the first substantial monographic presentation of his work in the ...

    Underground Science Festival

    Caveat

    Manhattan

    Wed, May 30, 2018 - Wed, Jun 06, 2018

    Caveat, at 21A Clinton Street in the Lower East Side, is proud to announce our biggest series of shows yet: The Underground Science Festival, running May 30 to June 6. This seventeen-show Festival was built to challenge mainstream presumptions of race and gender in science.  The Underground Science Festival lineup includes shows focused on subversive comedy, unconventional deep dives into the failures that drive science, and introductions to the unsung and forgotten heroes who should have ...

    BAM presents 2018 DanceAfrica Festival

    BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

    Brooklyn

    Fri, May 25, 2018 - Mon, May 28, 2018

    BAM's DanceAfrica festival began in 1977. For its forty-first anniversary, South African supergroup Ingoma Kwazulu Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble in a performance that draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, reflecting on the history that connects the Sharpeville massacre and the march from Selma to the current struggles for ...

Underground Science Festival

new york NY 10002

2122282100

Caveat, at 21A Clinton Street in the Lower East Side, is proud to announce our biggest series of shows yet: The Underground Science Festival, running May 30 to June 6. This seventeen-show Festival was built to challenge mainstream presumptions of race and gender in science.  The Underground Science Festival lineup includes ...

Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

The Museum of Modern Art presents Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams, featuring more than 30 of the artist’s “extreme maquettes,” as he called them, in which he transformed paper, commercial packaging, and other everyday materials into dazzling, intricate sculptures that suggest utopian possibilities for global urban sites. On view from ...

All-Female Shakespeare Trilogy at St. Ann’s Warehouse

45 Water Street

bronx N.Y. 11201

7182548779

St. Ann’s Warehouse welcomes the Donmar Warehouse to present the American screen premieres of their acclaimed, visceral all-female Shakespeare Trilogy—Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest—directed by Phyllida Lloyd, May 31-June 3. In 2016, following a 13-week final repertory season, the plays were filmed in front of a live audience ...

OTHELLO

Central Park

new york N.Y. 10024

Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent ...

BAM presents 2018 DanceAfrica Festival

30 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

BAM's DanceAfrica festival began in 1977. For its forty-first anniversary, South African supergroup Ingoma Kwazulu Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble in a performance that draws parallels between South African ...