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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the 22nd Annual BAMkids Film Festival, A House Divided…, BLACK WOMEN: Trailblazing African American Actresses & Images 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.






    MAC BETH

    MAC BETH

    Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 16, 2020 - Sat, Feb 22, 2020

    Hunter Theater Project’s return engagement of the critically acclaimed Red Bull Theater production of "Mac Beth" is currently in performance at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College. "Mac Beth," adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt, plays through Saturday, February 22, 2020. On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven school girls meet up to perform a play. In an urban wasteland, the girls in their tartan school uniforms transform into ...

    Krzysztof Wodiczko: A House Divided…

    Krzysztof Wodiczko: A House Divided…

    Galerie Lelong & Co.

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jan 25, 2020 - Sat, Mar 07, 2020

    Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present "Krzysztof Wodiczko: A House Divided…," a new projection-installation work exploring contemporary political polarization in the United States and reflective of the world at large. This exhibition follows the opening of the artist’s most recent site-specific projection, "Monument," commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and on view January 16 through May 10, 2020. Wodiczko’s lifelong investigation of speech in public spaces aims to give voice to the marginalized ...

    The African Company presents RICHARD III

    The African Company presents RICHARD III

    Titan Theatre Company

    Queens

    Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - Sun, Feb 09, 2020

    What do the words of a dead white poet mean to a group of black actors? Everything, actually. After all, the artists in this story are forced to spend their days disguised as maids and waiters. Forty years before the Civil War, the African Grove Theatre Troupe in New York sets about staging a production of Richard III. But when a major (and white) New York company scores a big-name star to headline its own production ...

    22nd annual BAMkids Film Festival

    22nd annual BAMkids Film Festival

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Feb 01, 2020 - Sun, Feb 02, 2020

    The BAMkids Film Festival, now in its 22nd year, returns to BAM Rose Cinemas on February 1 & 2, 2020. This year’s impressive lineup, tailored for children ages 3—11, showcases 87 films from 30 countries in ten languages. This year’s festival includes short film programs curated by the Northwest Film Forum, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Cinekid, and Eye International, featuring animated animals, adventures, and magical journeys from around the world for children ages 5—9, shorts ...

    BLACK WOMEN: Trailblazing African American Actresses & Images

    BLACK WOMEN: Trailblazing African American Actresses & Images

    Film Forum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 17, 2020 - Thu, Feb 13, 2020

    “BLACK WOMEN shines a light on the sometimes under-appreciated African American female figures of cinema: the actresses, the roles, the images, the personas – historical milestones and indelible landmarks. Built in is an awareness of the decades-long struggles of Black actresses to find significant work – and of sometimes not so much playing roles as playing against their roles to come up with insightful, illuminating, even subversive performances that can still excite us today.” – Donald Bogle, the leading ...

Krzysztof Wodiczko: A House Divided…

528 W. 26th St.

new york NY 10001

2123150470

Galerie Lelong & Co. is pleased to present "Krzysztof Wodiczko: A House Divided…," a new projection-installation work exploring contemporary political polarization in the United States and reflective of the world at large. This exhibition follows the opening of the artist’s most recent site-specific projection, "Monument," commissioned by Madison Square Park ...

22nd annual BAMkids Film Festival

30 Lafayette Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

The BAMkids Film Festival, now in its 22nd year, returns to BAM Rose Cinemas on February 1 & 2, 2020. This year’s impressive lineup, tailored for children ages 3—11, showcases 87 films from 30 countries in ten languages. This year’s festival includes short film programs curated by the Northwest Film ...

BLACK WOMEN: Trailblazing African American Actresses & Images

209 West Houston Street

New York N.Y. 10014

2127278112

“BLACK WOMEN shines a light on the sometimes under-appreciated African American female figures of cinema: the actresses, the roles, the images, the personas – historical milestones and indelible landmarks. Built in is an awareness of the decades-long struggles of Black actresses to find significant work – and of sometimes not so ...