Image from “Freedom Fields,” directed by Naziha Arebi.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Concrète Jungle exhibition, ABT’s 2019 Fall Season 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.






    ABT Fall 2019 Season

    ABT Fall 2019 Season

    David H. Koch Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - Sun, Oct 27, 2019

    Join American Ballet Theatre for two weeks of mixed repertory ballet performances featuring contemporary masterpieces, legendary choreographers, and a world-class roster of dancers. This season will highlight the ABT Women’s Movement, unite classic movement and contemporary music, and celebrate Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo’s 20th Anniversary with ABT. The Fall Gala features an exhilarating program of new work by leading female choreographers and honors the President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, in recognition of her ...

    Concrète Jungle

    Concrète Jungle

    The Invisible Dog

    Brooklyn

    Thu, Oct 17, 2019 - Fri, Oct 18, 2019

    "Concrète Jungle" is a work of sound art performed live by composer Dan Siegler and special guests. The piece is inspired by and takes its title from musique concrète, an electroacoustic genre in which ready made sounds are employed in place of instrumentation. Featuring hundreds of intricately edited New York voices, "Concrète Jungle" highlights borough-specific accents, linguistic filler and word repetitions to form assembled sentences and musical grooves. Siegler has pointilistically sequenced these recordings, creating ...

    Margaret Mead Film Festival 2019

    Margaret Mead Film Festival 2019

    American Museum of Natural History

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 17, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

    This year the Mead Festival adopts the theme of “Breaking the Narrative,” presenting stories that actively disrupt stereotypical representations of cultures. Visitors can sample 44 timely documentaries from around the world—covering topics ranging from refugees at our southern border, to voter suppression in North Carolina, to Libyan women soccer players struggling for recognition. Opening night is the New York premiere of "Freedom Fields," directed by Naziha Arebi. The film introduces us to the members of ...

    Minimalism/Maximalism

    Minimalism/Maximalism

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 28, 2019 - Sat, Nov 16, 2019

    "Minimalism/Maximalism" is the first exhibition devoted to the historical interplay of minimalist and maximalist aesthetics as expressed through high fashion. The exhibition begins with the eighteenth century and proceeds through the history of fashion, examining relationships between the two aesthetics that have moved fashion forward. Minimalist and maximalist fashions represent extremes on a design continuum. Both, however, seek to challenge perception and, as mediums of cultural expression, are linked to the times in which they occur. Minimalism ...

    Architecture & Design Film Festival 2019

    Architecture & Design Film Festival 2019

    Cinépolis Chelsea

    Manhattan

    Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

    The Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. Through its curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate those interested in architecture and design. Featuring well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, and vibrant discussions, it has grown into the nation’s largest film festival devoted to the subject. The films explore the life and work of great architects and planners, and their ...

ABT Fall 2019 Season

Lincoln Center Plaza

New York N.Y. 10023

2128705500

Join American Ballet Theatre for two weeks of mixed repertory ballet performances featuring contemporary masterpieces, legendary choreographers, and a world-class roster of dancers. This season will highlight the ABT Women’s Movement, unite classic movement and contemporary music, and celebrate Principal Dancer Herman Cornejo’s 20th Anniversary with ABT. The Fall Gala features ...

Concrète Jungle

51 Bergen Street

Brooklyn N.Y. 11201

3475603641

"Concrète Jungle" is a work of sound art performed live by composer Dan Siegler and special guests. The piece is inspired by and takes its title from musique concrète, an electroacoustic genre in which ready made sounds are employed in place of instrumentation. Featuring hundreds of intricately edited New York ...

Margaret Mead Film Festival 2019

Central Park West at 79th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2127695200

This year the Mead Festival adopts the theme of “Breaking the Narrative,” presenting stories that actively disrupt stereotypical representations of cultures. Visitors can sample 44 timely documentaries from around the world—covering topics ranging from refugees at our southern border, to voter suppression in North Carolina, to Libyan women soccer players ...