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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from the Stage and Screen,” Spike Lee’s powerful “Do the Right Thing,” the Louis Armstrong House Museum, 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.




    Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from the Stage & Screen

    Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from the Stage & Screen

    234 West 42nd Street

    Manhattan

    Thu, Aug 05, 2021 - Sun, Sep 26, 2021

    Thinc Design, the international award-winning exhibition design firm, recently announced the opening of a dazzling 20,000 sq ft exhibition, "Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen," for a limited eight-week engagement, August 5 to September 26, in the heart of Times Square at 234 West 42nd Street (formerly the home of Modell’s). Thinc has partnered with the Costume Industry Coalition (CIC)—a group created in 2020 to advocate for the survival of New York City's theatrical costume industry—to produce this ...

    Louis Armstrong House Museum

    Louis Armstrong House Museum

    Louis Armstrong House Museum

    Queens

    After being closed for the majority of the pandemic, the Louis Armstrong House Museum recently announced that they would once again be open to the public and giving guided tours of the historic home of Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong—the world’s most famous jazz musician—was an international celebrity who could have lived anywhere. Yet in 1943, he and his wife, Lucille, settled in a modest house in Corona, Queens, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. ...

    1930 W.O. DECKER Tugboat Ride

    1930 W.O. DECKER Tugboat Ride

    South Street Seaport Museum

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 31, 2021 - Sat, Aug 28, 2021

    Take an exciting 75-minute ride on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat "W.O. Decker," recently named “Tugboat of the Year” by the Steamship Historical Society of America. Cruises will explore New York Harbor, and views may include the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island, as you set out on an adventure unlike any you’ve had before! Advance reservations are recommended, and guests must check in 15 minutes before the scheduled tour. ...

    Do the Right Thing Screening

    Do the Right Thing Screening

    Restart Stages at Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Spike Lee’s third feature marked nothing less than a revolution in American cinema, and endures today as not only a seminal portrait of New York City but also as an urgent work of art about race relations, gentrification, and the meaning of community. Set across one blazing-hot summer day in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, the film—which earned Lee his first Oscar nomination, for his original screenplay—captures, with a spellbinding blend of humor and political seriousness, the ...

    MMMX

    MMMX

    Art at a Time Like This

    Art at a Time Like This, an arts organization dedicated to providing a platform for artists caught in crisis, presents "MMXX," an exhibition of nine artists based in Hong Kong organized by Jing Chong, senior curatorial officer of the Hong Kong Art Center and independent curator Andre Chan.  Featuring artists Bouie Choi,  Lee Kit, South HO,  Vvn HO,  Billy H.C. Kwok, Vvzela Kook, June WONG Sui Ling, Winnie YAN Wai Yin and the collective ACAB (All Cats Are ...