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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Ailey II, Accidentally Brave, Signs of Progress, 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.






    LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers

    LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers

    Brooklyn Public Library

    Brooklyn

    Mon, Mar 18, 2019 - Sun, Mar 24, 2019

    Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has announced the line-up for the second annual “LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers.” The free week-long festival showcases films providing an inside look at the private lives and creative processes of legendary writers and literary figures from Maya Angelou, Larry Kramer, Wole Soyinka, and Pablo Neruda, to Samuel Beckett, Margaret Atwood, and Naguib Mahfouz, to the creators of the beloved Curious George, Hans and Margret Rey. “LitFilm” will also feature director Q&As, and panel discussions with filmmakers, critics, and scholars, including a keynote discussion with Jonathan Alter, ...

    Accidentally Brave

    Accidentally Brave

    DR2 Theatre

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 25, 2019 - Sun, Jul 14, 2019

    Daryl Roth (“Kinky Boots,” “Indecent,” “Gloria: A Life”) presents the world premiere of “Accidentally Brave,” written by and starring Maddie Corman (“Appropriate,” “Next Fall”). The limited engagement is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (“Rock of Ages,” “bare”). Courageous, daring, and unflinchingly honest, “Accidentally Brave” is a stirring new play about discovering a new normal when everything you thought you knew comes undone. With raw vulnerability and unexpected humor, actor and playwright Maddie Corman ...

    Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen

    Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen

    Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

    Manhattan

    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, is presenting "Movie Mixtape: Songs from the Silver Screen," on Friday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, joined by Mykal Kilgore (Songs for A New World at New York City Center), Storm Large (guest vocalist with Pink Martini), Ashley Park (Broadway’s Mean Girls and The King and I) and Ryan Silverman (Broadway’s Side Show and The Phantom of the Opera). The orchestra will perform iconic songs from beloved movies include “Over the Rainbow” ...

    Signs of Progress

    Signs of Progress

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Mar 01, 2019 - Sun, Mar 31, 2019

    In 2017, women walked together in the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history. Today, women and those who support them continue to march for progress, proudly voicing messages of optimism, empowerment and equality through the powerful signs they carry. In honor of Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society and Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker unveil "Signs of Progress", a special installation that explores artistic expression and inspiring messages from the movement. On view through ...

    Ailey II

    Ailey II

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

    Manhattan

    Wed, Mar 13, 2019 - Sun, Mar 17, 2019

    Following a 36-city world tour, Ailey II returns to NYU Skirball from March 13 – 17 for its annual New York season during Ailey’s 60th Anniversary celebration. The renowned second company to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will inspire audiences in dynamic works by some of today’s most revered choreographers. Premieres by Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle, and Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell will grace the stage, along with returning ...

LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers

10 Grand Army Plaza

brooklyn N.Y. 11238

7182302100

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has announced the line-up for the second annual “LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers.” The free week-long festival showcases films providing an inside look at the private lives and creative processes of legendary writers and literary figures from Maya Angelou, Larry Kramer, Wole Soyinka, and Pablo Neruda, to Samuel Beckett, Margaret Atwood, and Naguib ...

Accidentally Brave

103 East 15 Street

new york N.Y. 10003

Daryl Roth (“Kinky Boots,” “Indecent,” “Gloria: A Life”) presents the world premiere of “Accidentally Brave,” written by and starring Maddie Corman (“Appropriate,” “Next Fall”). The limited engagement is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (“Rock of Ages,” “bare”). Courageous, daring, and unflinchingly honest, “Accidentally Brave” is a stirring new ...

Signs of Progress

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

In 2017, women walked together in the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history. Today, women and those who support them continue to march for progress, proudly voicing messages of optimism, empowerment and equality through the powerful signs they carry. In honor of Women’s History Month, the New-York Historical Society and ...