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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Stonewall, The River to River Festival, NUREYEV,  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.

    K-Factor: An Orchestral Exploration of K-pop

    Alice Tully Hall‚ Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Today, K-pop makes headlines and thrills audiences across the globe. But with so much media attention focused on the record-breaking popularity of South Korea's groups and soloists, their musical ingenuity often gets overlooked. Among its many signature features, K-pop makes frequent use of unconventional song forms, genre-bending juxtapositions, imaginative harmonies, and an expansive spectrum of international influences. And while K-pop's appeal is multifaceted by design, these exciting compositional techniques are key to what keeps fans ...

    New York City Opera: Stonewall

    Rose Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 21, 2019 - Fri, Jun 28, 2019

    Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the uprising, Stonewall is a moving and explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ community's uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work is divided into three parts and follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when the police push them too far and they find the ...

    River to River Festival

    River to River Festival

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 18, 2019 - Sat, Jun 29, 2019

    Each summer the River to River Festival takes over downtown Manhattan for nearly two weeks of performances, exhibitions and events. Highlights of this year’s program include a Rooftop Film screening, an outdoor dance performance by a New York City Ballet principal and a Yoko Ono installation that viewers can paint over. All events are free and open to the public. This year’s festival features acclaimed artists across genres and media, largely focusing on themes of slowing ...

    NUREYEV

    Film Forum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 07, 2019 - Thu, Jun 20, 2019

    The documentary NUREYEV serves up a truly profound experience of the man’s extraordinary technique, scintillating stage presence, and sexual magnetism (both on and off-stage). It includes previously unseen archival dance footage, some choreographed by modern dance greats Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and Murray Lewis. Newly created work directed by Royal Ballet alumnus Russell Maliphant, with an original score by Alex Baranowski, dramatizes scenes from the dancer’s life. The film follows Nureyev’s life chronologically, from his birth ...

    Artists on the Bowery Part 1

    Westwood Gallery NYC

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 28, 2019 - Sat, Jul 13, 2019

    Westwood Gallery NYC is presenting “Artists on the Bowery Part 1,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and mixed media by Bowery artists Carmen Cicero and Alan Steele. This is the first exhibition in a series focused on Contemporary artists living and working on the Bowery in New York City, curated by James Cavello as part of the core gallery program. On view through July 13, the exhibition includes twelve works by Cicero and Steele. The two ...

NUREYEV

209 West Houston Street

New York N.Y. 10014

2127278112

The documentary NUREYEV serves up a truly profound experience of the man’s extraordinary technique, scintillating stage presence, and sexual magnetism (both on and off-stage). It includes previously unseen archival dance footage, some choreographed by modern dance greats Martha Graham, Paul Taylor and Murray Lewis. Newly created work directed by Royal Ballet ...

K-Factor: An Orchestral Exploration of K-pop

1941 Broadway

New York N.Y. 10023

2128755000

Today, K-pop makes headlines and thrills audiences across the globe. But with so much media attention focused on the record-breaking popularity of South Korea's groups and soloists, their musical ingenuity often gets overlooked. Among its many signature features, K-pop makes frequent use of unconventional song forms, genre-bending juxtapositions, imaginative harmonies, ...

Artists on the Bowery Part 1

262 Bowery, New York, NY

new york NY 10012

212-925-5700

Westwood Gallery NYC is presenting “Artists on the Bowery Part 1,” an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and mixed media by Bowery artists Carmen Cicero and Alan Steele. This is the first exhibition in a series focused on Contemporary artists living and working on the Bowery in New York City, curated ...