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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Teknopolis™, Grier de Langley Torrence: Back on Land, Made in Harlem: Black Theater, 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.

    Made in Harlem: Black Theater

    Maysles Cinema

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    On Saturday, February 23, Made in Harlem: Black Theater will present Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement, a film that documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. It is a video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving ...

    ETHEL Performing the String Quartets of Julia Wolfe

    The Jewish Museum

    Manhattan

    Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum’s 2018-2019 concert season, pairing innovative music with the Museum’s exhibitions and showcasing leading female performers and composers, continues on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. The acclaimed string quartet ETHEL performs the complete string quartets of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, Early that Summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress. This is the first performance of all of Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage. This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of fellow New York ...

    Teknopolis™

    BAM Fisher Hillman Studio

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Feb 23, 2019 - Sun, Mar 10, 2019

    Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) popular, interactive digital arts showcase Teknopolis™ returns for its third year with an ambitious new program designed to inspire creativity, connect with the future, and embolden a renewed sense of play for all ages. This year’s highlights offer the latest in technology-fueled art and participatory environments, featuring work by leading artists and technologists, including Zach Lieberman, Molmol Kuo, Gilles Jobin, Cabbibo, and Daily tous les jours. The three-week-long digital arts playground will ...

    El Teatro Re-Opening Celebration with Eddie Palmieri

    El Museo del Barrio

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    After an extensive fifteen-month long renovation, El Museo del Barrio is celebrating the grand re-opening of El Teatro (Heckscher Theater) with a special performance by salsa legend Eddie Palmieri. Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner ...

    Grier de Langley Torrence: Back on Land

    Bowery Gallery

    Manhattan

    Tue, Feb 26, 2019 - Sat, Mar 23, 2019

    From February 26 through March 23, Bowery Gallery will showcase "Back on Land", an exhibition of recent paintings by Grier Torrence. This is Grier’s third one-person show at Bowery Gallery. Many of the paintings are large narrative/poetry images, with figurative elements (landscape, still life, and the figure all in one painting), in addition to some Farmington landscapes.

Grier de Langley Torrence: Back on Land

530 W. 25th St.

new york NY 10001

6462306655

From February 26 through March 23, Bowery Gallery will showcase "Back on Land", an exhibition of recent paintings by Grier Torrence. This is Grier’s third one-person show at Bowery Gallery. Many of the paintings are large narrative/poetry images, with figurative elements (landscape, still life, and the figure all in one painting), ...

ETHEL Performing the String Quartets of Julia Wolfe

1109 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233200

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum’s 2018-2019 concert season, pairing innovative music with the Museum’s exhibitions and showcasing leading female performers and composers, continues on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. The acclaimed string quartet ETHEL performs the complete string quartets of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, Early that Summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress. This is the first ...

El Teatro Re-Opening Celebration with Eddie Palmieri

1230 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

2128317272

After an extensive fifteen-month long renovation, El Museo del Barrio is celebrating the grand re-opening of El Teatro (Heckscher Theater) with a special performance by salsa legend Eddie Palmieri. Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and ...

Teknopolis™

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) popular, interactive digital arts showcase Teknopolis™ returns for its third year with an ambitious new program designed to inspire creativity, connect with the future, and embolden a renewed sense of play for all ages. This year’s highlights offer the latest in technology-fueled art and participatory environments, featuring ...