Image courtesy of Brooklyn Ballet

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Animation Block Party, Decoda, The Future of Film is Female, 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.

    Decoda

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    On Wednesday, July 25, The musicians of Decoda, alumni of the acclaimed Ensemble Connect, will perform Ennio Morricone's Cinema Paradiso film score, a colorful arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Libertango, Piazzolla's groundbreaking foray into a new and expressive tango style, as a part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series at Bryant Park.

    The Future of Film Is Female

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - Thu, Aug 02, 2018

    The Museum of Modern Art presents The Future of Film Is Female, the first series in a two-year seasonal effort to champion contemporary films directed by women early in their careers. Organized with the funding initiative The Future of Film Is Female, a group dedicated to increased representation, equitable workplaces, and gender parity for women in cinema, the series at MoMA provides an opportunity for female directors to screen and discuss their new projects.

    First Look 2018: Brooklyn Ballet

    Actors Fund Arts Center

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Jul 20, 2018 - Sat, Jul 21, 2018

    First Look is an annual curated program of work by emerging and established choreographers presented by Brooklyn Ballet. This year, the show was curated by Lauren King (New York City Ballet), Saul Ulerio (The Actors Fund), and Nellie Rainwater (Brooklyn Ballet). Selected artists will offer audiences a "first look" at a dance work - either a new piece or a work not yet seen in Brooklyn. First Look will take place Friday July 20 through Saturday July ...

    Animation Block Party

    BAM Cinematek Outdoors

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Jul 26, 2018 - Sun, Jul 29, 2018

    The 15th annual Animation Block Party is July 26 - July 29, 2018. The Opening Night Celebration is at Littlefield on July 26th and the festival continues from July 27th through July 29th at BAMcinématek. This year's lineup includes Mad Monster Party (1967), Pokemon Heroes (2003), and a full bill of shorter animations from female animators, animations for kids, and original work from film students.

    Clouds Stretching for a Thousand Miles: Ink in Asian Art

    Asia Society and Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 22, 2018 - Sun, Aug 12, 2018

    The Asia Society Museum is celebrating the versatility and enduring influence of the calligraphic ink tradition across Asia, through an exhibition highlighting a selection of new acquisitions of contemporary ink and calligraphic art. Clouds Stretching for a Thousand Miles: Ink in Asian Art highlights exemplary works by Gu Wenda, Huang Yan, Minjung Kim, Qiu Zhijie, and Sun Xun. These contemporary works, displayed alongside two newly acquired illuminated Qur’ans from China and Central Asia, illustrate the innovative use of ink and calligraphy ...

Decoda

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

2127684242

On Wednesday, July 25, The musicians of Decoda, alumni of the acclaimed Ensemble Connect, will perform Ennio Morricone's Cinema Paradiso film score, a colorful arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, and Libertango, Piazzolla's groundbreaking foray into a new and expressive tango style, as a part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series at Bryant Park.

The Future of Film Is Female

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

The Museum of Modern Art presents The Future of Film Is Female, the first series in a two-year seasonal effort to champion contemporary films directed by women early in their careers. Organized with the funding initiative The Future of Film Is Female, a group dedicated to increased representation, equitable workplaces, and ...

Clouds Stretching for a Thousand Miles: Ink in Asian Art

725 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10021

2122886400

The Asia Society Museum is celebrating the versatility and enduring influence of the calligraphic ink tradition across Asia, through an exhibition highlighting a selection of new acquisitions of contemporary ink and calligraphic art. Clouds Stretching for a Thousand Miles: Ink in Asian Art highlights exemplary works by Gu Wenda, Huang Yan, Minjung Kim, Qiu Zhijie, ...