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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol, Holidays at the Apollo, Parson’s Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    New York Philharmonic Holiday Concerts 2019

    New York Philharmonic Holiday Concerts 2019

    New York Philharmonic

    Manhattan

    Wed, Dec 11, 2019 - Tue, Dec 31, 2019

    The New York Philharmonic will present Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert December 11-14 with John Williams’s complete score performed live to the film, conducted by Justin Freer. Ticket holders are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite wizarding attire and will have the opportunity to take event-themed photos. Holiday Brass (December 15) The annual Holiday Brass concert will feature the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion and former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, who ...

    Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol

    Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol

    Lyceum Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 20, 2019 - Sun, Jan 05, 2020

    Three visionary Tony Award® winners — playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), set and costume designer Rob Howell (The Ferryman) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) — offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story. Starring Campbell Scott (“House of Cards”) and Tony Award winners Andrea Martin (Pippin) and LaChanze (The Color Purple), this “vibrant, compassionate and timely” (Deadline) production welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that’s brimming ...

    Holidays at the Apollo

    Holidays at the Apollo

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    Sun, Dec 08, 2019 - Sat, Dec 28, 2019

    This December, the Apollo Theater celebrates the holidays with offerings for the entire family. Holidays at the Apollo includes programs that will celebrate culture, music, and community during the festive season. Highlights of the Holidays at the Apollo include: "The 28th Annual David A. Walker Memorial Double Dutch Holiday Classic" (Sunday, December 8 at 1pm) presented by the National Double Dutch League, where national and international communities come together featuring three categories: speed and compulsory, fusion freestyle, and best ...

    Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

    Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 01, 2019 - Sun, Feb 23, 2020

    A holiday favorite returns to the New-York Historical Society this season—reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown series author and illustrator Richard Scarry. "Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown" showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm from publisher Random House Children’s Books alongside more than 300 objects from the Jerni Collection’s antique toy trains, stations, and accessories. Using Busytown stories and characters, dynamic displays explore the workings ...

    Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference

    Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference

    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 15, 2019 - Sun, Dec 15, 2019

    The exhibit examines the political work at the intersections of costume, fashion and performance produced by three artists: Machine Dazzle, Narcissister and Rammellzee. These New York-based artists work and have worked at the convergence of disciplines, giving birth to new personas through the act of extreme self-fashioning, masking, and renaming themselves. The alternative worlds they have created collapse the division between performance and performativity, art and life, real and make-believe. Their work plays off the ...

New York Philharmonic Holiday Concerts 2019

Avery Fisher Hall

New York N.Y. 10023

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The New York Philharmonic will present Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert December 11-14 with John Williams’s complete score performed live to the film, conducted by Justin Freer. Ticket holders are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite wizarding attire and will have the opportunity to take event-themed ...

Holidays at the Apollo

253 West 125th Street

New York N.Y. 10027

2125315301

This December, the Apollo Theater celebrates the holidays with offerings for the entire family. Holidays at the Apollo includes programs that will celebrate culture, music, and community during the festive season. Highlights of the Holidays at the Apollo include: "The 28th Annual David A. Walker Memorial Double Dutch Holiday Classic" (Sunday, December 8 ...

Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

A holiday favorite returns to the New-York Historical Society this season—reimagined to celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown series author and illustrator Richard Scarry. "Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown" showcases artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm from publisher Random House Children’s Books ...

Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference

66 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122298919

The exhibit examines the political work at the intersections of costume, fashion and performance produced by three artists: Machine Dazzle, Narcissister and Rammellzee. These New York-based artists work and have worked at the convergence of disciplines, giving birth to new personas through the act of extreme self-fashioning, masking, and renaming ...