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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include”Then Sing Him Home” A Musical Celebration of Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday, Cycling in the City: A 200–Year History, Warhol Women, 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.

    The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Tue, Mar 05, 2019 - Sun, Jun 16, 2019

    Through June 16, 2019, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, which includes more than 120 works of art from 32 public and private collections in Japan and the United States. The exhibition explores the tale’s continuing influence on Japanese art since it was written by the noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 978–ca. 1014) around the year 1000.  Often referred to as the world’s first novel, “The Tale of Genji” has been captivating readers through its ...

    Warhol Women

    Lévy Gorvy

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 25, 2019 - Sat, Jun 15, 2019

    Beginning April 25, Lévy Gorvy will present "Warhol Women", an exhibition devoted exclusively to Andy Warhol’s portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s. On view through June 15 at Lévy Gorvy’s landmark building on Madison Avenue, the selection of paintings, covering the full scope of Warhol’s career, invites the viewer to ponder the artist’s complex and often contradictory relationship to myths and ideals of femininity, beauty, and power. Whether intimate or monumental ...

    “Then Sing Him Home” A Musical Celebration of Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    To coincide with its Sixth Annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration, on April 23, Bryant Park will present a 455th birthday party for the Bard that will put a modern and musical twist on his timeless stories. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as original Shakespeare-inspired music written for past Bryant Park productions. The event will be free and open to the public.

    Cycling in the City: A 200–Year History

    Museum of the City of New York

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 14, 2019 - Sun, Oct 06, 2019

    Cycling in the City: A 200–Year History, on view at the Museum of the City of New York  through October 6, 2019, focuses on how the bicycle transformed urban transportation and leisure in New York City and explores the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures, past and present. It reveals the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York City and the bicycle, while underscoring the importance of cycling as the city confronts climate change, ...

    A Thousand Thoughts: A live documentary with Kronos Quartet

    Town Hall

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The New York premiere of “A Thousand Thoughts: A live documentary with Kronos Quartet” will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall. This acclaimed multimedia performance piece explores the power of music through the lens of Kronos Quartet’s past, present, and future. Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini have joined forces with Kronos Quartet to create a unique blend of live music, narration, projected archival footage, and filmed interviews with Philip Glass, ...

Cycling in the City: A 200–Year History

1220 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

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Cycling in the City: A 200–Year History, on view at the Museum of the City of New York  through October 6, 2019, focuses on how the bicycle transformed urban transportation and leisure in New York City and explores the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures, past and present. It reveals the ...

Warhol Women

909 MADISON AVENUE

new york NY 10021

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Beginning April 25, Lévy Gorvy will present "Warhol Women", an exhibition devoted exclusively to Andy Warhol’s portraits of women from the early 1960s through the 1980s. On view through June 15 at Lévy Gorvy’s landmark building on Madison Avenue, the selection of paintings, covering the full scope of Warhol’s career, ...

“Then Sing Him Home” A Musical Celebration of Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

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To coincide with its Sixth Annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration, on April 23, Bryant Park will present a 455th birthday party for the Bard that will put a modern and musical twist on his timeless stories. The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as original ...

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

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Through June 16, 2019, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated, which includes more than 120 works of art from 32 public and private collections in Japan and the United States. The exhibition explores the tale’s continuing influence on Japanese art since it was written by the noblewoman ...

A Thousand Thoughts: A live documentary with Kronos Quartet

123 West 43rd Street

New York N.Y. 10036

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The New York premiere of “A Thousand Thoughts: A live documentary with Kronos Quartet” will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm at The Town Hall. This acclaimed multimedia performance piece explores the power of music through the lens of Kronos Quartet’s past, present, and future. Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe ...