Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus, Medieval Monsters:Terrors, Aliens, Wonders, 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.

    Chelsea Music Festival

    Chelsea Music Festival

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 08, 2018 - Sat, Jun 16, 2018

    From June 8-16, the Chelsea Music Festival returns to lower Manhattan in its ninth annual summer season with the theme "Bach 333: Master of Adoration, Variation, and Transformation," inspired by J. S. Bach's 333rd birthday. The Festival programming invites audiences to “hear, taste, see” as musicians, chefs, and visual artists explore the profound output of Bach’s work and play on the ideas of variation, transformation as well as the number three. Events over nine days will ...

    Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus

    Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Jun 09, 2018 - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

    Starting June 9, Public Art Fund will bring Erwin Wurm’s Hot Dog Bus to Brooklyn Bridge Park, creating an absurd, yet approachable art experience that will encourage visitors to rethink the fundamental definitions of sculpture. Wurm has transformed a vintage Volkswagen Microbus into a bright yellow, overstuffed food truck from which free hot dogs will be served to park-goers on summer weekends. His choice of the hot dog hints at the gastronomic connections between the City’s most iconic street food and ...

    Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

    Morgan Library & Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 08, 2018 - Sun, Sep 23, 2018

    From dragons, unicorns, and other fabled beasts to inventive hybrid creations, artists in the Middle Ages filled the world around them with marvels of imagination. Their creations reflected a society and culture at once captivated and repelled by the idea of the monstrous. Drawing on the Morgan Library & Museum's superb medieval collection as well as loans from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders—on view ...

    Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria In Ink

    Brooklyn Public Library

    Brooklyn

    Tue, May 15, 2018 - Sat, Jun 30, 2018

    On view at the Brooklyn Public Library, is Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria In Ink, an exhibition of original works from the forthcoming graphic book Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, illustrated by BPL’s 2018 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-Residence Molly Crabapple and co-authored by Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham. More than 50 of Crabapple’s pen-and-ink works will be installed throughout BPL Central Library’s lobby and accompanied by an audio guide in which ...

    Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Summer Series

    Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 12, 2018 - Tue, Jul 31, 2018

    Ensemble LPR kicks off the 2018 Naumburg Orchestral Concerts season on Tuesday, June 12, performing repertoire favorites alongside works by some of today's greatest living composers.  Free Summer Concerts at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park include performances by Ensemble LPR, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, A Far Cry, The Knights, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Now in its 113th Season, the series continues to introduce new audiences to classical music by presenting five of the top ...

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

225 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10016

2126850008

From dragons, unicorns, and other fabled beasts to inventive hybrid creations, artists in the Middle Ages filled the world around them with marvels of imagination. Their creations reflected a society and culture at once captivated and repelled by the idea of the monstrous. Drawing on the Morgan Library & Museum's ...

Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria In Ink

10 Grand Army Plaza

brooklyn N.Y. 11238

7182302100

On view at the Brooklyn Public Library, is Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria In Ink, an exhibition of original works from the forthcoming graphic book Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, illustrated by BPL’s 2018 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-Residence Molly Crabapple and co-authored by Syrian journalist ...