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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, American Artist: My Blue Window, New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace 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 Year’s Eve Concert for Peace 2019

    New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace 2019

    Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

    Manhattan

    Tue, Dec 31, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual "New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace" is a signature Cathedral event with performances by the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra led by Director of Music, Kent Tritle. Harry Smith hosts with special guests Paul Winter, Jamet Pittman, Jason Robert Brown, and David Briggs.

    ZILIA SÁNCHEZ: SOY ISLA

    ZILIA SÁNCHEZ: SOY ISLA

    El Museo del Barrio

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 20, 2019 - Sun, Mar 22, 2020

    “Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)” is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely under-recognized artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). Featuring over 40 works and spanning seven decades of Sánchez’s career from the 1950s to the present, the show includes paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, sculptural pieces, graphic illustrations, and ephemera. The selection is accompanied by a major publication and ...

    Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

    Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

    WP Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 05, 2019 - Sun, Jan 05, 2020

    In this fierce and feverish world premiere comedy from WP Theater and Second Stage, a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned tree house to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or are they really just messing with each other? A roller coaster ride through the danger and damage of girlhood – the teenage wasteland has never been so much twisted fun. ...

    American Artist: My Blue Window

    American Artist: My Blue Window

    Queens Museum

    Queens

    Sun, Oct 06, 2019 - Sun, Feb 16, 2020

    American Artist is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists. Their legal name change serves as the basis of an ambivalent practice—one of declaration: by insisting on the visibility of blackness as descriptive of an american artist, and erasure: anonymity in virtual spaces where “American Artist” is an anonymous name, unable to be googled or validated by a computer as a person’s name. Artist’s practice makes use of video, installation, ...

    Katya Grineva: Waltz into the New Year

    Katya Grineva: Waltz into the New Year

    Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Katya Grineva, known for her romantic piano, has played throughout the United States, Guam, Europe, South America, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, and the Philippines. She is the only female solo pianist to have performed in the distinguished Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern auditorium a record 18 times. A “noted exponent of Romantic repertoire (WNYC Radio),” Katya captures audiences with her breathless, ethereal concerts. Grineva mixes seasonal repertoire such as The Nutcracker Suite with romantic virtuosos by Chopin, Debussy, ...

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace 2019

1047 Amsterdam Avenue

new york N.Y. 10025

2123167540

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual "New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace" is a signature Cathedral event with performances by the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra led by Director of Music, Kent Tritle. Harry Smith hosts with special guests Paul Winter, Jamet Pittman, Jason Robert Brown, and David Briggs.

ZILIA SÁNCHEZ: SOY ISLA

1230 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

2128317272

“Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island)” is the first museum retrospective of the prolific, innovative, and yet largely under-recognized artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana – lives and works in San Juan). Featuring over 40 works and spanning seven decades of Sánchez’s career from the 1950s to the ...

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord

2162 Broadway

new york NY 10024

(212) 765-1706

In this fierce and feverish world premiere comedy from WP Theater and Second Stage, a gang of teenage girls gathers in an abandoned tree house to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or are they really just messing ...

American Artist: My Blue Window

New York City Building

queens N.Y. 11368

7185929700

American Artist is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists. Their legal name change serves as the basis of an ambivalent practice—one of declaration: by insisting on the visibility of blackness as descriptive of an american artist, and erasure: anonymity in virtual spaces where “American ...