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Still from Black Mother (2018), courtesy of BAM.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Animal Instincts, Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival, Russian Panorama, 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.

    Animal Instincts

    Carter Burden Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Feb 14, 2019 - Wed, Mar 13, 2019

    Carter Burden Gallery represents New York City artists over the age of 60 and it is committed to creating a culturally-diverse community of re-emerging professional artists.The exhibition “Animal Instincts,” on view through March 13, presents works by artists Vija Doks and Jeanne Finkelstein Goodman.Doks’s paintings are created with chalk, colored pencil, and oil on a black background, showcasing the diversity and beauty of animal life. The figures emerge in ghostly and luminous white, creating a ...

    Women You Wish You’d Heard About: Picturing Women in the Early Colonial Era

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 11, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    In honor of Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society is inviting visitors to explore the lives and legacies of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience in a series of exhibitions, special installations, insightful conversations, and the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History, which this year looks at the history of prohibition. Programs throughout March delve into a range of topics, including the legacy of female artists ...

    Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival

    Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAM)

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Mar 14, 2019 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019

    During March 14 - 17, BAM presents “Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival,” marking the five-year anniversary of the Caribbean Film Series, a platform for great contemporary films from the Caribbean and the diaspora. Through shorts, narrative feature films, and documentaries from the UK, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and more, the series explores the thematic and aesthetic diversity of Caribbean cinema.The series begins with Opening Night film “Yardie” (2018), Idris Elba’s directorial debut, an adaptation of ...

    Transparent Water Trio

    Merkin Concert Hall

    Manhattan

    Sat, Mar 09, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Transparent Water Trio is a collaboration between 7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa, known for his blending of Afro-Cuban rhythms, and award-winning Senegalese kora master, singer and Griot Seckou Keita, featuring folkloric Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles. Sosa and Keita are both musical adventurers with rich global heritages spanning jazz, Latin and African influences. Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new musical combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and ...

    Russian Panorama

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Sun, Mar 10, 2019 - Sun, Mar 24, 2019

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s season-long focus on the music of Russia will come to a high point with its annual Winter Festival, “Russian Panorama,” which will present four programs on March 10, 15, 19 and 24. The Festival’s broad survey of repertoire will range from the age of the tsars to beyond the Soviet era, comprising works by Balakirev, Borodin, Glinka, Glazunov, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rubinstein, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Taneyev, and Tchaikovsky. Among ...

Transparent Water Trio

129 West 67th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2125013330

Transparent Water Trio is a collaboration between 7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa, known for his blending of Afro-Cuban rhythms, and award-winning Senegalese kora master, singer and Griot Seckou Keita, featuring folkloric Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles. Sosa and Keita are both musical adventurers with rich global heritages spanning ...

Women You Wish You’d Heard About: Picturing Women in the Early Colonial Era

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

In honor of Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society is inviting visitors to explore the lives and legacies of women who have shaped and continue to shape the American experience in a series of exhibitions, special installations, insightful conversations, and the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s ...

Russian Panorama

70 Lincoln Center

new york N.Y. 10023

2128755788

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s season-long focus on the music of Russia will come to a high point with its annual Winter Festival, “Russian Panorama,” which will present four programs on March 10, 15, 19 and 24. The Festival’s broad survey of repertoire will range from the age of the ...