Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Lucas Samaras: Me, Myself and…, the 29th New York Jewish Film Festival, the new space opera, You Are Under our Space Control 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.






    Sing Street

    Sing Street

    New York Theatre Workshop

    Manhattan

    Mon, Dec 16, 2019 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

    “Sing Street” is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney (“Once,” “Begin Again”), featuring a book by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh (“Once,” “Lazarus”), and music and lyrics by Gary Clark (frontman of Danny Wilson).The story take place in Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl.With a score that embraces the new ...

    Lucas Samaras: Me, Myself and…

    Lucas Samaras: Me, Myself and…

    Pace Gallery 510

    Fri, Jan 17, 2020 - Sat, Feb 22, 2020

    Eluding historical categorization, the oeuvre of Lucas Samaras is united through its consistent focus on the body and psyche, often emphasizing autobiography. The theme of self-depiction and identity has been a driving force behind his practice, which, at its onset in the early 1960s, advanced the Surrealist idiom, yet also proposed a radical departure from the presiding themes of Abstract Expressionism and Pop art.Samaras emigrated with his family from Greece to the United States in ...

    29th New York Jewish Film Festival

    29th New York Jewish Film Festival

    Walter Reade Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jan 15, 2020 - Tue, Jan 28, 2020

    Through January 28th, The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center present the 29th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF). Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, each year NYJFF presents documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. Featuring new work by dynamic voices in international cinema, as well as film revivals, the festival’s 2020 lineup includes 30 features and shorts, ranging from the ...

    A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique)

    A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique)

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

    NYU Skirball presents the Wooster Group’s acclaimed “A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)”, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. This production takes on the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor, one of the greatest figures of 20th century avant-garde theater. Kantor’s only daughter, Dorota Krakowska, serves as dramaturg and guide in this theatrical rite of communication with spirits past. The primary source materials for “A Pink Chair” are a film of Kantor’s late work, “I Shall Never ...

    You Are Under our Space Control

    You Are Under our Space Control

    Ellen Stewart Theatre @ La MaMa

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 23, 2020 - Sun, Feb 02, 2020

    Fusing experimental music, political activism and theater, this engrossing new production draws from space travel, transhumanism, astronautics and the resurrection of the dead to boldly re-envision the future of our daily lives. In a mission control-like laboratory with a network of tables, video cameras and a myriad of props ranging from piles of sand and tin foil sheets to globes made up of cut-up texts, five performers enact a series of alchemical actions. Meanwhile, three ...

Sing Street

79 East Fourth Street

New York N.Y. 10003

2124605475

“Sing Street” is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney (“Once,” “Begin Again”), featuring a book by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh (“Once,” “Lazarus”), and music and lyrics by Gary Clark (frontman of Danny Wilson).The story take place in Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish ...

Lucas Samaras: Me, Myself and…

510 West 25th Street

new york N.Y. 10001

212.255.4044

Eluding historical categorization, the oeuvre of Lucas Samaras is united through its consistent focus on the body and psyche, often emphasizing autobiography. The theme of self-depiction and identity has been a driving force behind his practice, which, at its onset in the early 1960s, advanced the Surrealist idiom, yet also ...

29th New York Jewish Film Festival

165 West 65th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2128755600

Through January 28th, The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center present the 29th annual New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF). Among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide, each year NYJFF presents documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. Featuring ...