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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include BURN THIS, “Bach and the Beatles Go Baroque!,” Ladies’ Garments, Women’s Work, Women’s Activism, 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.

    Ladies’ Garments, Women’s Work, Women’s Activism

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 22, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019

    The story of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union and its role in shaping women’s activism is explored through garments, objects, documents, and photographs in this installation, on view in the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Women and Labor Exhibition Case at our Center for Women's History. For nearly 200 years, women from across the globe have labored in New York’s garment industry. The unions they organized—particularly the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU)—are some of the ...

    BURN THIS

    Hudson Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Apr 16, 2019 - Sun, Jul 14, 2019

    When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. BURN THIS is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era. The first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS stars Academy Award Nominee and three-time Emmy Award Nominee Adam Driver, Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell, Tony Award Nominee David Furr and Tony Award Nominee Brandon Uranowitz. Performances ...

    Rico Gatson & Baseera Khan, FREE TO BE

    Jenkins Johnson Gallery

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - Sat, Jun 15, 2019

    Through June 15, 2019 Jenkins Johnson Projects presents Free to Be, featuring the work of Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan. The title takes its inspiration from Free to Be You and Me, a pioneering children’s program from the 1970’s, which challenged traditional gender designations and promoted multiple views of equality. Artists Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan draw upon their own personal history, family, politics, and spirituality. Selected works are placed in dialogue, sharing material and imagistic experiences of ...

    Bach and the Beatles Go Baroque!

    Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music

    Brooklyn

    Sat, May 04, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    The OMNI Ensemble will conclude its 36th season of concerts in the recital hall at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on May 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm, with "Bach and the Beatles Go Baroque!"  The program will feature the music of J.S. Bach and will include The Coffee Cantata, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Concerto Grosso No. 3, arrangements of Beatles songs in the style of J.S. Bach. Performers will include David Wechsler, flute; Victor Costanzi, Carolyn ...

    Tony Smith: Source, Tau, Throwback

    Pace Gallery 510

    Manhattan

    Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - Sat, Jun 22, 2019

    Pace Gallery presents Tony Smith: Source, Tau, Throwback, an exhibition of monumental sculptures. Shaped by his training and prior career as an architect, Smith’s work is animated by a dynamic concept of space and a commitment to sculpture as an object to be catalyzed by the direct engagement of the human body. Touching on key moments in the artist’s evolving sculptural practice, the exhibition is on view through June 22, 2019.

Tony Smith: Source, Tau, Throwback

510 West 25th Street

new york N.Y. 10001

212.255.4044

Pace Gallery presents Tony Smith: Source, Tau, Throwback, an exhibition of monumental sculptures. Shaped by his training and prior career as an architect, Smith’s work is animated by a dynamic concept of space and a commitment to sculpture as an object to be catalyzed by the direct engagement of the human body. ...

Bach and the Beatles Go Baroque!

58 Seventh Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186223300

The OMNI Ensemble will conclude its 36th season of concerts in the recital hall at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on May 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm, with "Bach and the Beatles Go Baroque!"  The program will feature the music of J.S. Bach and will include The Coffee Cantata, Brandenburg Concerto ...

Rico Gatson & Baseera Khan, FREE TO BE

521 West 26th Street

New York N.Y. 10001

2126290707

Through June 15, 2019 Jenkins Johnson Projects presents Free to Be, featuring the work of Rico Gatson and Baseera Khan. The title takes its inspiration from Free to Be You and Me, a pioneering children’s program from the 1970’s, which challenged traditional gender designations and promoted multiple views of equality. Artists Rico Gatson ...

Ladies’ Garments, Women’s Work, Women’s Activism

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

The story of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union and its role in shaping women’s activism is explored through garments, objects, documents, and photographs in this installation, on view in the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Women and Labor Exhibition Case at our Center for Women's History. For nearly 200 years, women ...

BURN THIS

141 West 44th Street

new york NY 10036

When a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. BURN THIS is a smoldering story of love and raw attraction by one of the most vital playwrights of the modern era. The first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS stars Academy Award Nominee ...