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    Pedro Almodóvar – Career Retrospective

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 29, 2016 - Sat, Dec 17, 2016

    Almodóvar's genre-defying films mix camp, melodrama, and humor to explore themes of transgression, desire, and identity. Opening with an early screening of Julieta (2016), The Museum of Modern Art's tribute will include all 20 of the director's feature films. With one of the most distinctive voices in cinema, he has constructed a colorful universe inhabited by offbeat characters, fluid sexual and gender identities, and complex and singular women.

    Peter and the Wolf

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 03, 2016 - Fri, Dec 09, 2016

    In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ten performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, Peter & the Wolf. The story allows the young and young-at-heart to hear and learn the various instruments in the orchestra and is recommended for children ages 5 and up.

    Day of Absence

    Theatre 80

    Manhattan

    To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production. "Day of Absence" (1966), by Douglas Turner Ward, jokes wildly about a Southern town on a day when all its Negroes mysteriously vanish. Bereft of its floor-sweepers, porters, cooks, shoe-shiners, maids and baby-nurses, the town is having a fearsome day as its very economy and social structure are breaking down.

    ZviDance | On The Road

    BAM Fishman Space

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Nov 30, 2016 - Sat, Dec 03, 2016

    On The Road, a work inspired by Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel, contemplates the Beat generation's clarion call of social rebellion. Using projected footage from the company’s own cross-country road trip, ZviDance examines restlessness, freedom, and exploration.

    Miquel Barceló

    Acquavella Galleries

    Thu, Oct 27, 2016 - Fri, Dec 09, 2016

    Acquavella Galleries presents an exhibition of new works, including two series of paintings and a selection of ceramic works, by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló. The works return to two of the Mallorcan artist's favorite subjects - the sea and the spirit of the bullfight.

Day of Absence

80 St. Marks Place

new york N.Y. 10003

2123880388

To launch its 50th anniversary season, The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) will revisit its very first production. "Day of Absence" (1966), by Douglas Turner Ward, jokes wildly about a Southern town on a day when all its Negroes mysteriously vanish. Bereft of its floor-sweepers, porters, cooks, shoe-shiners, maids and baby-nurses, ...

ZviDance | On The Road

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

On The Road, a work inspired by Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel, contemplates the Beat generation's clarion call of social rebellion. Using projected footage from the company’s own cross-country road trip, ZviDance examines restlessness, freedom, and exploration.

Miquel Barceló

18 E 79th Street

new york N.Y. 10075

212-734-6300

Acquavella Galleries presents an exhibition of new works, including two series of paintings and a selection of ceramic works, by Spanish artist Miquel Barceló. The works return to two of the Mallorcan artist's favorite subjects - the sea and the spirit of the bullfight.

Peter and the Wolf

1071 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233500

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ten performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, Peter & the Wolf. The story allows the young and young-at-heart to hear and learn the various instruments in the orchestra and is recommended for children ages ...

Pedro Almodóvar – Career Retrospective

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

Almodóvar's genre-defying films mix camp, melodrama, and humor to explore themes of transgression, desire, and identity. Opening with an early screening of Julieta (2016), The Museum of Modern Art's tribute will include all 20 of the director's feature films. With one of the most distinctive voices in cinema, he has ...