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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce, At Home: In the American West, 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.

    Calder / Kelly

    Lévy Gorvy

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 09, 2018 - Wed, Jan 09, 2019

    Running until January 9, 2019, Lévy Gorvy will present Calder / Kelly, the first major exhibition to explore the visual and personal affinities between landmark American artists Alexander Calder (1989-1976) and Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2016). The exhibition comprises approximately three dozen paintings and sculptures made over the course of five decades, including Calder’s 1954 mobile Red Maze III and 1940 sculpture Black Beast, and Kelly’s paintings Red White (1962) and Three Gray Panels (1987). Presented in collaboration with the Calder Foundation and Ellsworth Kelly ...

    Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce

    Town Hall

    Manhattan

    Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    On December 11, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Taylor Mac, takes on the holidays in an ever-evolving, annual holiday concert. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, Taylor Mac, is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray and a band of eight to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate. "Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce," the latest installment of the artist’s award-winning "A 24-Decade History of ...

    All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

    Sheen Center

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 09, 2018 - Sun, Dec 30, 2018

    This a capella musical recalls the moment when French, British, and German soldiers emerged from the trenches and laid down their arms to celebrate Christmas together, a glorious respite from the horrors of World War I. A remarkable true story told in the words and song of the men who lived them.

    At Home: In the American West

    Aperture Photography Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 06, 2018 - Fri, Jan 04, 2019

    "At Home: In the American West" is an exhibition (Dec 6, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019) that is being organized by The California Sunday Magazine in partnership with Aperture. The exhibition is associated with the magazine’s special photography issue in December that is themed around the idea of “Home.” In a time of political strife and heightened division throughout the communities of the American West, especially between the rural and cosmopolitan areas, At Home offers a glimpse into the meaningfulness ...

    A Ceremony of Carols

    Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

    Manhattan

    Thu, Dec 13, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols" will be performed on December 13 featuring the Boys of the Saint Thomas Choir and harpist Sara Cutler. Britten’s famous sequence of carols has become a contemporary Christmas tradition since its composition in the 1970s, and will be performed alongside other holiday works under the direction of Daniel Hyde. Daniel Hyde will also perform Olivier Messiaen’s holiday organ masterpiece, La Nativité du Seigneur on December 22 as part of Concerts at Saint Thomas’s ...

A Ceremony of Carols

1 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

212-664-9360

Benjamin Britten’s "A Ceremony of Carols" will be performed on December 13 featuring the Boys of the Saint Thomas Choir and harpist Sara Cutler. Britten’s famous sequence of carols has become a contemporary Christmas tradition since its composition in the 1970s, and will be performed alongside other holiday works under the ...

At Home: In the American West

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

new york N.Y. 10001

212.505.5555

"At Home: In the American West" is an exhibition (Dec 6, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019) that is being organized by The California Sunday Magazine in partnership with Aperture. The exhibition is associated with the magazine’s special photography issue in December that is themed around the idea of “Home.” In a time of ...

Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce

123 West 43rd Street

New York N.Y. 10036

2128402824

On December 11, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Taylor Mac, takes on the holidays in an ever-evolving, annual holiday concert. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, Taylor Mac, is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray and a band of eight to ...

Calder / Kelly

909 MADISON AVENUE

new york NY 10021

2127722004

Running until January 9, 2019, Lévy Gorvy will present Calder / Kelly, the first major exhibition to explore the visual and personal affinities between landmark American artists Alexander Calder (1989-1976) and Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2016). The exhibition comprises approximately three dozen paintings and sculptures made over the course of five decades, including ...