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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Tony Oursler: Tear of the Cloud, The 2018 Dance Gallery Festival, 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 Brooklyn Music School’s 7th Annual Musical Haunted House

    Brooklyn Music School

    Brooklyn

    Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    One of the great traditions at Brooklyn Music School, the Musical Haunted House provides the community with a fun, family-friendly Halloween activity filled with thrills, costumes, candy, and especially music. Guests will be led through four stories of BMS’s spooky decorated landmarked building with a "shtick-or-treat" waiting for them by Brooklyn Music School's students and world-class faculty. The event includes a performance in Brooklyn Music School's Landmark Historical Theater featuring Halloween inspired tribute bands: "Scary ...

    Tony Oursler: Tear of the Cloud

    Public Art Fund

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 10, 2018 - Wed, Oct 31, 2018

    Running until October 31, Public Art Fund will present Tear of the Cloud, a dynamic three-week-long exhibition by New York-based artist Tony Oursler at Riverside Park South. A pioneer of video art in the early 1980s, Oursler is one of the most innovative and experimental artists working today and this will be his most extensive installation yet. On view in the evenings, this new multimedia work will be projected directly onto the historic West 69th Street Transfer Bridge gantry, the Hudson ...

    The Dance Gallery Festival 2018

    Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Nov 01, 2018 - Sun, Nov 04, 2018

    The Dance Gallery Festival will return for their 12th annual New York performance showcase, Friday, November 2 at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center in Brooklyn, and on November 3 and 4 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, with more than 25 artists in a weekend of groundbreaking work performed in three distinct and separate programs. The lineup includes Ad Deum Dance Company, Josh L. Peugh/Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Cara Diaz Certosimo and many more. For a full list of performers visit The Dance ...

    American Composers Orchestra: Phenomenal Women

    Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 02, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) will open its 2018-2019 season with a concert titled Phenomenal Women presented by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall on Friday, November 2. The performance, conducted by ACO Music Director George Manahan, will feature the world premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women performed by the Imani Winds with ACO; as well as the world premiere of Alex Temple’s Three Principles of Noir with singer Meaghan Burke, director Amber Treadway, and costumes by Storm Garner. Coleman’s Phenomenal Women, a concerto for wind quintet and orchestra, is inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem and ...

    Festival Albertine 2018

    The Cultural Services of the French Embassy

    Manhattan

    Tue, Oct 30, 2018 - Sat, Nov 03, 2018

    The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books, the dynamic bookshop and cultural center operated by the French Embassy in New York, announced prominent American and Russian journalist, professor, and author Masha Gessen as the curator of the fifth annual Festival Albertine, which is themed “Reimagining Democracy” and takes place October 30 – November 3. Informed by experience as a witness to affronts to democracy today, Gessen has often urged people to open their eyes to such challenges, ...

Tony Oursler: Tear of the Cloud

One East 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2122237800

Running until October 31, Public Art Fund will present Tear of the Cloud, a dynamic three-week-long exhibition by New York-based artist Tony Oursler at Riverside Park South. A pioneer of video art in the early 1980s, Oursler is one of the most innovative and experimental artists working today and this will be his most extensive installation ...

The Brooklyn Music School’s 7th Annual Musical Haunted House

126 St. Felix Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186385660

One of the great traditions at Brooklyn Music School, the Musical Haunted House provides the community with a fun, family-friendly Halloween activity filled with thrills, costumes, candy, and especially music. Guests will be led through four stories of BMS’s spooky decorated landmarked building with a "shtick-or-treat" waiting for them by ...

American Composers Orchestra: Phenomenal Women

881 Seventh Avenue

New York N.Y. 10019

2122477800

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) will open its 2018-2019 season with a concert titled Phenomenal Women presented by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall on Friday, November 2. The performance, conducted by ACO Music Director George Manahan, will feature the world premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women performed by the Imani Winds with ACO; as well as the world premiere of Alex Temple’s Three Principles of ...