Photo by Matthew Placek. Performer: Ariel Freedman.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Lost Mountain, Carnegie Hall Citywide: Tia Fuller, Female Remedies, 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.






    Female Remedies

    Female Remedies

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 02, 2018 - Mon, May 27, 2019

    Unregulated “patent medicines” were big business before the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 forced manufacturers to list ingredients. Limited birth control and illegal abortion drove women to buy pills and powders that promised to “restore and regulate menstrual function.” Meanwhile syrups secretly loaded with alcohol and morphine were sold to mothers, who were persuaded that happy babies were quiet. Female Remedies is a small installation that shows how these products were shrewdly marketed ...

    Lost Mountain

    Lost Mountain

    Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 16, 2019 - Sun, May 19, 2019

    Lost Mountain creates an abstract and emotionally visceral narrative inspired by the catastrophic, yet also sublime, movements of geological forces. A series of vignettes with live music brings together twelve remarkable artists from around the world: Asaf Avidan, Evan Copeland, Ariel Freedman, Keir GoGwilt, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Coleman Itzkoff, Jesse Kovarsky, Yiannis Logothetis, Marta Miller, Nano Raies, Or Schraiber and Bobbi Jene Smith, who also directed the show.

    2019 New York Polish Film Festival

    2019 New York Polish Film Festival

    Scandinavia House

    Manhattan

    Wed, May 22, 2019 - Sun, Jun 02, 2019

    Celebrating its 15th season, the New York Polish Film Festival will bring the best new Polish cinema to the NYC audience starting on May 22, at Scandinavia House, which provides the venue for this year’s edition. The festival’s lineup includes award winning feature films, documentaries and shorts, many having their US premiere. As the largest festival of its type in the Northeast, NYPFF continues to highlight the diversity of voices that shape contemporary Polish cinema, as well as ...

    What Price Hollywood

    What Price Hollywood

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, Mar 30, 2019 - Sat, Jun 15, 2019

    Beyond the nostalgia that colors how we think about classical Hollywood films, there is also what critic Parker Tyler once described as its “monstrous and pernicious” influence on society and culture. And since relations between female and male characters figure heavily in virtually all of the studio system’s feature films and promotional materials, now more than ever it’s worth looking closely at the different ways gender roles and behavior were portrayed. What Price Hollywood presents a wide ...

    Carnegie Hall Citywide: Tia Fuller

    Carnegie Hall Citywide: Tia Fuller

    Harlem Stage Gatehouse

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 16, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    On Thursday, May 16, Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller will be performing at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse as a part of Carnegie Hall's Citywide series. Fuller is one of the leading performers on the jazz scene, as well as a member of Beyoncé’s touring band. An instrumental triple threat—she plays alto and soprano saxophone, and flute—she is a much sought-after performer who has played with such jazz luminaries as Wycliffe Gordon, Don Byron, Jon Faddis, and ...

Female Remedies

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

Unregulated “patent medicines” were big business before the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 forced manufacturers to list ingredients. Limited birth control and illegal abortion drove women to buy pills and powders that promised to “restore and regulate menstrual function.” Meanwhile syrups secretly loaded with alcohol and morphine were ...

2019 New York Polish Film Festival

58 Park Avenue

new york N.Y. 10016

2127793587

Celebrating its 15th season, the New York Polish Film Festival will bring the best new Polish cinema to the NYC audience starting on May 22, at Scandinavia House, which provides the venue for this year’s edition. The festival’s lineup includes award winning feature films, documentaries and shorts, many having their US premiere. As ...

What Price Hollywood

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

Beyond the nostalgia that colors how we think about classical Hollywood films, there is also what critic Parker Tyler once described as its “monstrous and pernicious” influence on society and culture. And since relations between female and male characters figure heavily in virtually all of the studio system’s feature films ...