Photo courtesy of Park Avenue Armory

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include The Damned, Fred and Ginger, Brave Combo, 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.

    Fred and Ginger

    Film Society of Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Fred and Ginger from July 13 through 15 -- a complete retrospective of the iconic duo’s shared oeuvre, 85 years after their first collaboration. It was an artistic partnership that would revolutionize and reimagine the Hollywood musical, reshaping the genre’s legacy for generations to come. The retrospective follows the progression of Fred and Ginger’s work together in chronological order, kicking off with a free screening of their ...

    Brave Combo

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Texas-based Brave Combo will perform on Wednesday, July 18 as a part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert Series in Bryant Park. Brave Combo's musical performances are influenced in salsa, merengue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, blues, and more. One of the premier dance bands, the group has won two Grammy Awards, and its music has been heard in feature films and on television. Brave Combo's foot-tapping music always sparks a party -- the band played ...

    The Damned

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jul 17, 2018 - Sat, Jul 28, 2018

    From July 17 – 28, Park Avenue Armory presents the North American premiere of two-time Tony- and Olivier Award-winning stage director Ivo van Hove’s The Damned. Starring the venerated French troupe Comédie-Française—founded in 1680, it’s the oldest national theater company in the world—in their first New York appearance in over a decade, the production will permeate the Armory’s historic Wade Thompson Drill Hall with a tale of moral corruption, militaristic machinations, and a satirical celebration ...

    Verdi’s Falstaff and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

    Kaye Playhouse‚ Hunter College, CUNY

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 - Sat, Jul 14, 2018

    The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College will present productions of Verdi's Fallstaff and Donizetti's Don Pasquale on July 13 and 14. Join the cast of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance program for Verdi's glorious final masterpiece, Falstaff and Donizetti's witty, sparkling Don Pasquale. Follow these two rogues in traditionally staged/costumed productions with orchestra in Italian with supertitles.

    Block Party

    Jenkins Johnson Gallery

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Jenkins Johnson Projects presents Block Party, a group exhibition featuring works by Lizania Cruz, Kenturah Davis, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Kahlil Robert Irving, Alex Jackson, Devin N. Morris, Kenny Rivero, Shikeith and Vaughn Spann, curated by Project Space Director, Tess Sol Schwab. Taking inspiration from the numerous block parties that enliven our neighborhood in the summer, the exhibition takes a more critical look at the importance of these community gatherings.  Not just a simple get together, block parties strengthen community ties and often function as a ...

Block Party

521 West 26th Street

New York N.Y. 10001

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Jenkins Johnson Projects presents Block Party, a group exhibition featuring works by Lizania Cruz, Kenturah Davis, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Kahlil Robert Irving, Alex Jackson, Devin N. Morris, Kenny Rivero, Shikeith and Vaughn Spann, curated by Project Space Director, Tess Sol Schwab. Taking inspiration from the numerous block parties that enliven our neighborhood in the summer, the exhibition takes a more ...

Verdi’s Falstaff and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

East 68th Street

New York N.Y. 10021

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The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College will present productions of Verdi's Fallstaff and Donizetti's Don Pasquale on July 13 and 14. Join the cast of the Martina Arroyo Foundation's Prelude to Performance program for Verdi's glorious final masterpiece, Falstaff and Donizetti's witty, sparkling Don Pasquale. Follow these two rogues in traditionally staged/costumed productions with ...

Brave Combo

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

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Texas-based Brave Combo will perform on Wednesday, July 18 as a part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide Concert Series in Bryant Park. Brave Combo's musical performances are influenced in salsa, merengue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, blues, and more. One of the premier dance bands, the group has won two Grammy ...

Fred and Ginger

West 65th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present Fred and Ginger from July 13 through 15 -- a complete retrospective of the iconic duo’s shared oeuvre, 85 years after their first collaboration. It was an artistic partnership that would revolutionize and reimagine the Hollywood musical, reshaping the genre’s legacy for ...

The Damned

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

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From July 17 – 28, Park Avenue Armory presents the North American premiere of two-time Tony- and Olivier Award-winning stage director Ivo van Hove’s The Damned. Starring the venerated French troupe Comédie-Française—founded in 1680, it’s the oldest national theater company in the world—in their first New York appearance in over ...