Image courtesy of Brandon Stirling Baker. Photo by Erin Baiano.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Choreography of Light, The Outsider Art Fair, LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR, 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.

    1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America

    Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

    Thu, Dec 13, 2018 - Sat, Feb 09, 2019

    The French writer Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) landed in New York’s La Guardia Airport in January 1947, beginning a four-month journey across America. She traveled from East to the West coast by trains, cars and even Greyhound buses. She has recounted her travels in her personal diary and recorded every experience with minute detail. De Beauvoir decorticated everything she saw, immersing herself in the New World. Until February 9, 2019, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is ...

    LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 15, 2019 - Wed, Jan 16, 2019

    The Joyce Theater Foundation is continuing its long-standing tradition of showcasing international dance with the return of its Cuba Festival from January 9-20 at The Joyce Theater. Among many others, the Cuba Festival will feature the U.S. debut of LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR, led by George Céspedes, one of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers. Céspedes and his company will make their U.S. debut with The Last Resource. With a musical collage that extends from heavy metal to electronica to the work of Cuban ...

    Outsider Art Fair

    Metropolitan Pavilion

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 17, 2019 - Sun, Jan 20, 2019

    The Outsider Art Fair, the only fair dedicated to Self-Taught Art, Art Brut and Outsider Art, will host its 27th New York edition, taking place January 17-20, 2019 at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The fair will showcase 67 exhibitors, representing 37 cities from seven countries, with eight first-time galleries. This year, OAF will host two of its hallmark Curated Spaces. Good Kids: Underground Comics from China will feature zines and original drawings created by Chinese artists. ...

    Choreography of Light

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Fri, Jan 18, 2019 - Sun, Jan 20, 2019

    Explore the past, present, and future of lighting for ballet with visual artist and Boston Ballet lighting director Brandon Stirling Baker. A frequent collaborator with choreographer Justin Peck and a diverse group of artists including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Benjamin Millepied, Sufjan Stevens, Jamar Roberts, Michelle Dorrance, Emery LeCrone, and Shepard Fairey, Baker will present this world premiere developed through the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Inspired by the close relationship ...

    Nederlands Dans Theater 2

    New York City Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jan 16, 2019 - Sat, Jan 19, 2019

    Nederlands Dans Theater 2 will kick off its 2019 U.S. tour with a program of four works at New York City Center, running January 16 – 19, 2019. The program has been revised and will now feature: A New York premiere and a repertoire favorite by house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, and American premieres by associate choreographer Marco Goecke and Edward Clug. Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), is one of the world’s leading contemporary dance ...

Choreography of Light

1071 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233500

Explore the past, present, and future of lighting for ballet with visual artist and Boston Ballet lighting director Brandon Stirling Baker. A frequent collaborator with choreographer Justin Peck and a diverse group of artists including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Benjamin Millepied, Sufjan Stevens, Jamar Roberts, Michelle Dorrance, Emery LeCrone, and Shepard ...

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

131 West 55th Street

new york N.Y. 10019

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Nederlands Dans Theater 2 will kick off its 2019 U.S. tour with a program of four works at New York City Center, running January 16 – 19, 2019. The program has been revised and will now feature: A New York premiere and a repertoire favorite by house choreographers Sol León ...

LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

The Joyce Theater Foundation is continuing its long-standing tradition of showcasing international dance with the return of its Cuba Festival from January 9-20 at The Joyce Theater. Among many others, the Cuba Festival will feature the U.S. debut of LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR, led by George Céspedes, one of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers. Céspedes and his ...

Outsider Art Fair

125 West 18th Street

new york N.Y. 10011

The Outsider Art Fair, the only fair dedicated to Self-Taught Art, Art Brut and Outsider Art, will host its 27th New York edition, taking place January 17-20, 2019 at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The fair will showcase 67 exhibitors, representing 37 cities from seven countries, with eight first-time galleries. This year, ...