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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space, Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience, the Whitney’s Working Together 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.






    Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

    Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

    David Zwirner Art Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - Sat, Dec 19, 2020

    On the occasion of an installation of wire sculptures, drawings, and lithographs by Ruth Asawa at David Zwirner’s 69th Street gallery in New York, this presentation offers a view of the investigations of material and form, often inspired by nature, that defined the artist’s career for half a century. While best known for her innovative wire sculptures, Asawa had a deep connection to drawing and painting and often depicted plants, flowers, and other organic forms ...

    BILLIE HOLIDAY: REACHING FOR THE MOON

    BILLIE HOLIDAY: REACHING FOR THE MOON

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - Sun, Dec 06, 2020

    92Y announces a celebration and exploration of Billie Holiday’s peerless artistry and influence with a multidisciplinary festival featuring music, film and conversation in November and December, with additional events to be announced in 2021. "BILLIE HOLIDAY: REACHING FOR THE MOON–An Exploration and Celebration" begins on Sunday, November 22 with a free exclusive screening of Emmy-nominated director James Erskine's new documentary "BILLIE," days ahead of its theatrical and virtual release. The screening will be followed by a live online Q&A ...

    Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

    Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - Sun, Mar 28, 2021

    This November, the Whitney presents "Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop," a groundbreaking exhibition featuring over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today. In 1963 a group of Black photographers based in New York came together in the spirit of friendship and exchange and chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting together” in Gikuyu, the language of the Kikuyu people ...

    Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience

    Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience

    Radial Park at Halletts Point

    Queens

    Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - Sat, Nov 21, 2020

    Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, is pleased to announce the next movie to hit its big screen and stage, "Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience," starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada, for two nights only on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET. "Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience," is a one of a kind, live, simultaneously cinematic and theatrical performance, that will include musical numbers from the hit-movie both before and intertwined in-time ...

    French Staycation, a Singposium

    French Staycation, a Singposium

    Cecilia Chorus of New York

    Manhattan

    Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    In the seventh episode of their free, online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro, an internationally recognized teacher, leading a Zoom "French Staycation, a Singposium" on November 23 @ 7:30 PM EDT.  The event is open to everyone. Mark Shapiro says about the program, “Our whirlwind musical tour of France spans two centuries and illuminates the aspects of technique and style that make that country's music so quintessentially French, with its ...

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

99 Gansevoort Street

new york N.Y. 10014

2125703600

This November, the Whitney presents "Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop," a groundbreaking exhibition featuring over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today. In 1963 a group of Black photographers based in New York came together in ...