Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Nick CAve, “The Let Go”, The Angel’s Share, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection

    Morgan Library & Museum

    Fri, Jun 01, 2018 - Sun, Sep 16, 2018

    Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and connects us intimately with the people who marked the page. For nearly half a century, Brazilian author and publisher Pedro Corrêa do Lago has been assembling one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind, acquiring thousands of handwritten letters, manuscripts, and musical compositions as well as inscribed photographs, drawings, and documents. The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro ...

    Nick Cave, “The Let Go”

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 07, 2018 - Sun, Jul 01, 2018

    Animating Park Avenue Armory with the sights, sounds, and movement of renowned interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave, The Let Go will transform the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a dance-based town hall that brings together visitors to participate in a collective act of catharsis. The Armory’s 2018 visual arts commission builds on Cave’s hybrid, multisensory practice with an ambitious project— encompassing performance, installation, dance-based encounters, and soundtracks by some of New York’s leading DJs—that provides ...

    The Angel’s Share

    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Jun 06, 2018 - Sun, Jun 10, 2018

    Unison Media and The Green-Wood Historic Fund present The Angel’s Share, a new series of opera and chamber music concerts taking place in Green-Wood’s remarkable Catacombs. One of the oldest structures in the 478-acre National Historic Landmark cemetery, the Catacombs were built in the 1850s, and are normally closed to the public. The series takes its name from the distiller’s term for whiskey that evaporates while maturing in the barrel, thus going to the angels. The season will open ...

    Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart

    Pershing Square Signature Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 31, 2018 - Sun, Jun 17, 2018

    In a strange relationship that lasted 14 years and that was conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear of discovery of his homosexuality, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in ...

    BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

    Prospect Park Bandshell

    Brooklyn

    Tue, Jun 05, 2018 - Sat, Aug 11, 2018

    BRIC has announced the lineup for its 40th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. With 31 performances (June 5 – August 11), BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! launches a yearlong celebration to cap off four decades for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the beautiful Prospect Park Bandshell. The 2018 season exemplifies ...

The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection

225 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10016

2126850008

Handwriting works magic: it transports us back to defining moments in history, creativity, and everyday life and connects us intimately with the people who marked the page. For nearly half a century, Brazilian author and publisher Pedro Corrêa do Lago has been assembling one of the most comprehensive collections of ...

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Ninth Street Entrance to Prospect Park

brooklyn N.Y. 11215

7189658999

BRIC has announced the lineup for its 40th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. With 31 performances (June 5 – August 11), BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! launches a yearlong celebration to cap off four decades for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn. The programming, ...

Nick Cave, “The Let Go”

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

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Animating Park Avenue Armory with the sights, sounds, and movement of renowned interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave, The Let Go will transform the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall into a dance-based town hall that brings together visitors to participate in a collective act of catharsis. The Armory’s 2018 visual arts commission ...

The Angel’s Share

Fifth Avenue and 25th Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11232

7187687300

Unison Media and The Green-Wood Historic Fund present The Angel’s Share, a new series of opera and chamber music concerts taking place in Green-Wood’s remarkable Catacombs. One of the oldest structures in the 478-acre National Historic Landmark cemetery, the Catacombs were built in the 1850s, and are normally closed to the public. The series ...

Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart

480 West 42nd Street

new york N.Y. 10036

2129671913

In a strange relationship that lasted 14 years and that was conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the ...