Selected Events + Gallery Special Exhibits: Chelsea (09/29)

Today’s “Fab 5″/ Selected NYCity Events – MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

For other useful and curated NYCity info, be sure to check out info in the headers above.
For NYCity Stories, Sights and Sounds visit out our sister site: nyc123blog.wordpress.com

One Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero
SFNYC Book & Film Club

luceroClaudiaJoin author and cheesemaker Claudia Lucero and Slow Food NYC at Natural Gourmet Institute for a discussion, demo, tasting, and signing of her book, One Hour Cheese.
One Hour Cheese is an indispensable guide to creating fresh, simple cheeses with ease in your own kitchen. Based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom, the approach is simple: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt, and press.

Claudia Lucero is the entrepreneur behind UrbanCheesecraft.com and DIY Cheese Kits, which she sells through Etsy, specialty food shops, and select Whole Foods stores.

She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Natural Gourmet Institute, 48 W 21st Street #2,
@ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food.

Sexes, Genders, and Brains: Four Scientists, Four Perspectives
“What are we talking about in discussing “male” and “female”? Chromosomes? Hormones? Behavior? Society?

Join our distinguished panelists as they offer new insights into scientific understandings of sex and gender, tackling such questions as: how do we talk about sex differences and similarities in science, medicine, and society? What kind of data do we use, and how do we interpret evidence? What is the purpose of using sex as a variable?

Moderated by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Natalie Angier ’78, the panel features Art Arnold, professor, department of integrative biology and Physiology, UCLA; Daphna Joel, professor, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University; Rebecca Jordan-Young, Tow Associate Professor and chair of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, Barnard College; and Rae Silver, Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences, departments of psychology, Barnard College and Columbia University, and pathology and cell biology, Columbia University Medical Center.” (ThoughtGallery)
Barnard College, Event Oval, The Diana Center 3009 Broadway, (@ 117th St.)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm / FREE
barnard.edu

Lonesome GeorgeAmerican Museum of Natural History (through Jan. 4)
ipad-art-wide-lonesome20george-420x0Before a species goes extinct, one animal always has to be the last survivor. For the Pinta Island tortoise, that survivor was the male known as Lonesome George. When he died in June 2012 he was more than 100 years of age, and he has now become the face of the more than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world currently under threat of extinction.

The American Museum Of Natural History is now displaying the remains of Lonesome George as part of a new exhibition highlighting Galapagos tortoises, evolution, and the process of extinction.” (DNA info)

Think about it. For 41 years George had been the last of his kind—a subspecies of Galápagos tortoise, living only on Pinta Island—and a zoological celebrity.
Astor Turret, on the AMNH’s fourth floor. 79th St. and Central Park West
From 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. / $22.

Oliver Coates, cello (New York recital debut)
Program:
Mica Levi (Micachu & the Shapes): LOVE from Under the Skin OST
Squarepusher: Tommib help Buss
Xenakis: Kottos
Messiaen: Oraison
Laurence Crane: Raimondas Rumsas with polyphonic curved bow
Plus improvisations + collaboration with Peter Zummo

Oliver Coates plays the cello and produces electronic music. He is known for his collaborations with some of the leading contemporary musicians in many genres.
In the past year as a solo artist he has performed in China, Russia, Brazil and across Europe. He begins a new solo tour this autumn following the release of his album Towards the Blessed Islands.
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
7:30pm / $15
212-505-3474

Affordable Art Fair and Antiques Market
EDGAR-MODERN_Carl-Melegari_LAURENTIAThe Affordable Art Fair hosts 48 select galleries exhibiting affordable, contemporary art at the waterfront chic venue, The Tunnel. Affordable is a relative concept. At the Affordable Art Fair, more than half of the pieces of art are under $5,000, and all are under $10,000.
Checkout Flavorpill’s “The Affordable Art Fair’s Best Buys” for an idea of what’s available.
The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets),
Monday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. / $20
1-212-561-5488 / affordableartfair.com/newyork

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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Chelsea is the heart of the NYCity contemporary art scene. Home to more than 300 art galleries, the Rubin Museum, the Joyce Theater, and The Kitchen performance spaces, there is no place like it anywhere in the world. Come here to browse free exhibitions by world-renowned artists and those unknowns waiting to be discovered in an art district that is concentrated between West 18th and West 27th Streets, and 10th and 11th Avenues. Afterwards stop in the Chelsea Market, stroll on the High Line, or rest up at one of the many cafes and bars and discuss the fine art – my fave is Ovest on W 27th St., where the aperitivo is like Happy Hour on steroids.

For a listing of 25 essential galleries in the Chelsea Art Gallery District, organized by street, which enables you to create your own Chelsea Art Gallery crawl, see the Chelsea Gallery Guide (nycgo.com) Or check out TONY magazine’s list of the “Best Chelsea Galleries” and click through to see what’s on view. ==========================================================

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar: “Selected Events + Special Exhibitions : Manhattan’s WestSide” dated (09/27) and (09/25).
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Selected Events + Today’s Featured Neighborhood: Times Square/ Theater District (09/28)

Today’s “Fab 5″/ Selected NYCity Events – SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

For other useful and curated NYCity info, be sure to check out info in the headers above.
For NYCity Stories, Sights and Sounds visit out our sister site: nyc123blog.wordpress.com

Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park
provins-medieval-festival--1This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn’s peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.
Fort Tryon Park.
from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. / FREE

Kirk Lightsey Quartet
“A highly regarded fixture on the New York jazz scene of the 1980s, the pianist Kirk Lightsey became scarce in these parts after he moved to Paris in ’92. (One brief club engagement in ’06 appears to be his only notable appearance as a leader since then.) He’s break the pattern in a big way, headlining at the Village Vanguard with a band of associates from back in the day: the guitarist Ed Cherry, the bassist Rufus Reid and the drummer Victor Lewis.” (Chinen-NYT)
VillageVanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village,
212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com
At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. / $25 and $30 cover, with a $10 minimum.

Jane Monheit’s Jazz Party (LastNight)
images“Jazz’s need to create on the spot never really goes away–testing moves in front of an audience is always a consideration for performers who truly want to know how an arrangement or an approach will play to a crowd. Jane Monheit is an intrepid soul; starting tonight she’ll green-light this notion for the next three months, hosting a Sunday-evening “Jazz Party,” which affords audiences a chance to peek behind the curtain and enjoy the looseness of a jam session while basking in the talents of a very tight band.

The singer and her trio, including pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Neal Miner, and drummer Rick Montalbano, will be opening the doors to guest instrumentalists and giving new ideas plenty of elbow room–a spotlight on spontaneity. The boss lady and her seductive coo ain’t shy–Monheit is a natural charmer. Whether she’s tweaking her take on “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart” (there’s a Judy Garland tribute in her future) or embedding herself in a boo-hoo opus such as “Two Lonely People,” prepare for charisma around every turn.” (VillageVoice-Jim Macnie)
Birdland, 315 West 44th St.
212-581-3080, birdlandjazz.com
At 6 p.m. / $30 cover, with a $10 minimum.

Sundays on Broadway
“These informal weekly gatherings feature film screenings, performances and discussions at the SoHo loft of the choreographer and video artist Cathy Weis. The fall season includes five documentaries from “9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering,” the 1966 performance series organized by Robert Rauschenberg at the 69th Regiment Armory. Next up is Steve Paxton’s “Physical Things,” followed by a conversation with Mr. Paxton via Skype.” (Burke-NYT)
At 8 p.m. / FREE
537 Broadway, third floor, between Spring and Prince Streets, SoHo,
cathyweis.org

Elsewhere, but this looks worth the detour:

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
“Robert Plant’s post-Led Zeppelin career may be one of the most compelling musical afterlives. While his legendary band fused hard rock, blues, and folk with a variety of world-music influences as well as mythological tales (The Lord of the Rings being a huge source of inspiration for their lyrics), Plant has slowly ditched his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle over the years to focus solely on rootsy folk and blues. His most spectacular output was Raising Sand, a collaborative album with bluegrass artist Alison Krauss.

Currently, this year’s worldly Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar is making a fantastic case for this being his strongest solo effort. After opening his tour at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre this week, Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters bring Brooklyn to otherworldly heights for two nights in a row.” (Brittany Spanos-VillageVoice)
BAM, Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn
718-636-4100 / bam.org
8PM / $35.00

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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A PremierPub + 3 Good Eating places

Jimmy’s Corner / 140 W 44th St (btw B’way & 7th ave)

IMG_2083Jimmy’s Corner is right in the heart of Times Square, but you won’t find it on the corner, it’s mid-block. Enter this long narrow bar and you are struck by the walls covered with mostly black-and-white boxing photographs, and memorabilia. Soon enough you learn that “Corner” refers to proprietor Jimmy Glenn’s long career as a corner man for some of boxing greats – Liston, Tyson, even “the greatest”, Ali.

Jimmy’s is a sort of time machine, taking you back to a time and place that no longer exists. All around you Times Square has cleaned up, grown up, assumed a new identity. Jimmy’s probably hasn’t changed a bit since it first opened in 1971. Certainly the bar itself looks original and the prices haven’t changed much either. When I brought a friend, who owns her own bar, she was surprised when she got the small tab for a round of drinks. Figured there must be a mistake, that maybe they forgot to charge for all the drinks.

Times Square today is filled with neon glitz and wandering tourists from Dubuque, but not Jimmy’s. You’ll likely find some old timer’s at the bar nursing their drinks, some younger locals at tables in the back, and maybe a few adventuresome tourists clutching their trusty guidebooks. There’s no food served here because this is just a bar, and sometimes that’s all you need.

On nights when no local team is playing, it’s a fine place to sip some drafts and listen to a great old time jukebox (40s, 50s, R&B, and soul). On sports nights this very narrow bar can get a bit claustrophobic, filled with excited fans watching their team on the TVs. Either way, Jimmy’s is the place to be if you are looking for an old time bar in the new Times Square.
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Website: are you kidding !
(although there is a facebook page with lots of photos -
facebook.com/jimmyscornernyc)
Phone #: 212-221-9510
Hours: 11am – 4 am, except Sunday they open 12 noon
Happy Hour: not necessary, low prices all day, every day
Subway: #1,2,3 to TimesSquare 42nd st
walk 2 blks N on 7th ave to 44th st; ½ blk E to Jimmy’s

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“Pub” is used in it’s broadest sense – bars, bar/restaurants, jazz clubs, wine bars, tapas bars, craft beer bars, dive bars, cocktail lounges, and of course, pubs – just about anyplace you can get a drink without a cover charge (except for certain jazz clubs).
If you have a fave premier pub or good eating place on Manhattan’s WestSide let us all know about it – leave a comment.
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3 Good Eating places

It’s not difficult finding a place to eat in Manhattan.
Finding a good, inexpensive place to eat is a bit harder.
Here are a few of my faves in this neighborhood:

Patzeria Perfect Pizza – 231 W46 st (Betw 7th/8th ave)
Perfect name for a pizza joint. On a street filled with Broadway theaters, this is a real hole in the wall, but don’t let the dive look scare you away. You can never go wrong with a slice of NYC pizza, and this one is a classic thin crust. Only a few seats here, but pizza was made to eat standing up.

Shake Shack – 691 8th ave (Betw 43rd/44th st)
Danny Meyer has revolutionized the high quality burger in this town. Now he has a branch on the West Side that was desperately needed, with none of the insane lines that you find at the Madison Sq. Park location. Plus, it may be the cleanest joint to eat in all of Hell’s Kitchen.

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“3 Good Eating places” focuses on a quick bite, what I call “Fine Fast Food – NYCity Style”
That covers a wide range of food – pizza, burgers, food trucks/carts, vegetarian/falafel, ramen, chopped salad & salad bars, hot dogs, bbq, soup & sandwiches, picnic fixins’, raw bars & lobster rolls. No reservations needed. ================================================================================

◊ For all my picks of 54 Good Eating places and essays on my favorite 18 PremierPubs in 9 Neighborhoods on Manhattan’s WestSide (plus 27 casual dining places with free Wi-Fi) order a copy of my e-book: “Eating and Drinking on NYCity’s WestSide” ($3.99).
(available Winter 2014)

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Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue (09/27)

Today’s “Fab 5″+1/ Selected NYCity Events –SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

For other useful and curated NYCity info, be sure to check out info in the headers above.
For NYCity Stories, Sights and Sounds visit out our sister site: nyc123blog.wordpress.com

Museum Day Live!
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.
Here are just a few of the NYCity museums participating today:
…The Morgan Library & Museum
…Museum of American Finance
…Museum of Arts and Design
…Jewish Museum
…Fraunces Tavern Museum

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.
To receive your free Museum Day Live! ticket you first register for an account and once registered, you can request a ticket to one participating venue. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets/

Strange & Beautiful: A Celebration of the Music of John Lurie, The Lounge Lizards and Marvin Pontiac
“The culmination of several days of tributes to John Lurie — a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, actor and painter still synonymous with an era of downtown culture — this concert has been organized around several of his enduring musical guises. It will feature a heavy lineup of his contemporaries and heirs, notably the saxophonist and composer John Zorn, the guitarist Marc Ribot, the pianist John Medeski, the cellist Jane Scarpantoni, and Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” (NYT-Chinen)
Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. (btw 6th ave/ bway)
800-982-2787, the-townhall-nyc.org
At 8 p.m./ $30 to $40.

New York Burlesque Festival (through Sunday)
Celebrating over a Decade of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham

The 12th annual New York Burlesque Festival, features 100 international performers at six manhattan and brooklyn venues. The festival continues with events on Saturday at B.B. King ‘s that include a show at 7:30 p.m. ($35 and $70 at the door) and an after party at 11pm-2am @ Lucille’s Bar w/ DJ Bill Coleman (Next door to BB King’s and free for all Saturday ticket holders).

On Sunday at 8 p.m., an awards show is planned at the Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, Chelsea; $30 and $45 at the door.
B.B. King Blue’s Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd St. (btw 7/8 Ave)
More details: thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com.

Marcus Roberts: Piano Masters of Melody
“Few keyboard stylists are as obsessed with the breadth of jazz history as the pianist Roberts, who can channel the spirits of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Nat King Cole as deftly as he can those of post-bop players. He’s joined by the eleven-piece band Modern Jazz Generation, a fully fleshed-out unit that includes the drummer Jason Marsalis.” (NewYorker)
the Appel Room, Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway,
At 7 and 9:30 p.m. / $55 and $75.
212-721-6500, jalc.org

Global Citizen Festival with No Doubt and Sting,  Alicia Keys, and others

The largest free music festival returns to Central Park this summer. There will be over 48,000 free tickets distributed among the fans. In order to get these tickets, you’ll have to earn them by completing actions on the Global Citizen Festival website. These actions are fun, educational, and easy.

Topping the bill are Jay Z, No Doubt with Sting, Carrie Underwood, the Root and Fun. Best of all, Alicia Keys, one of last year’s headliners, will also appear as a separate guest performer. The performances will also be streamed live. At 2 p.m.,

Great Lawn, Central Park, midpark, from 79th to 85th Street,

212-772-0210 / globalcitizen.org/festival

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Elsewhere, but this looks worth the detour:

Photoville (through Sept. 28)
Photography and Beer at NYCity’s newest waterfront park -
now that’s a fine doubleheader on a sunny day like today.
“Drop-bys are definitely encouraged at this photographic village, held inside and outside 63 shipping containers at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Joralemon Street and the East River, Fulton Ferry. Presented by United Photo Industries, this is the third year of this free event, which also features panel discussions, workshops and other activities, some interactive.

In a highlight event on Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., Tyler Stableford will discuss his photos documenting farmers, ranchers, beekeepers and others across the country; a reception will precede the talk at 5 p.m.
Photoville hours: Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
A beer garden is on site, Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Joralemon Street
More information is available at 718-215-9075 or photovillenyc.org.
It’s a view of the world from the shores of the East River.” (Anne Mancuso-NYT)

BonusPick

Highbridge Reunion Bar-B-Que
If you have fond memories of growing up in the Bronx back in the day – the 1950’s, and 1960’s – then you don’t want to miss this reunion. This was the era before “The Bronx is Burning”, and there wasn’t a better place to grow up.

Highbridge – the bridge and the neighborhood.
As Manhattan’s population increased in the early 1800’s, serious problems with the water supply of wells and cisterns threatened to halt the city’s growth. The Great Fire of 1835 destroyed much of Lower Manhattan, and demonstrated once and for all, the need for an improved water supply.

1024px-high_bridge_new_york_city_1900The Croton River in northern Westchester was the nearest source of sufficient clean water and a great Aqueduct project was begun in 1837, and completed in 1848.

The Croton Aqueduct ran 41 miles into NYCity and had to cross the Harlem River to reach Manhattan. To celebrate this great engineering marvel, essential to allow Manhattan to grow into the world’s premier city, a majestic bridge was built to carry the Aqueduct high across the river.

The Highbridge was designed in the style of a Roman Aqueduct, with 15 stone masonry arches spanning the Harlem River. Now the oldest bridge into Manhattan, the Highbridge is 35 years older than that upstart Brooklyn Bridge, and after restoration should be open to pedestrians again in 2015.

The bridge was constructed mainly by Irish immigrants who settled nearby, in a neighborhood named after the bridge. This Highbridge neighborhood in the far west Bronx is also famous as the home of Yankee Stadium, so we like to think of Derek Jeter as one of our homeboys (we’ll miss him and Bob Sheppard).

The center of life in Highbridge was the local parish, Sacred Heart, and back in the day we were city champs in basketball – the city game. Now we just talk a good game.

1pm / Kennelly’s Grille House, 962 S Rte 9W, Congers, NY
This is pretty far from Manhattan’s WestSide,
but sometimes you just have to make the journey, to get back to where you started.

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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What’s on View:
Special Exhibitions @ 3 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:
‘The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy’ (through Oct. 26)
‘Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin’ (through Dec. 7)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 / metmuseum.org
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‘Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face’ (through Oct. 26)
Scipione_Pulzone_Jacopo_Boncompagni_1574_2000The 400th anniversary celebration of El Greco’s death begins with a stunning clarification of the youthful greatness of his portrait “Vincenzo Anastagi” — a Frick Collection stalwart — that also teaches much about radicalism, fame and painting. This is done simply by pairing it with the obsessively detailed “Jacopo Boncompagni,” a rarely seen portrait by Scipione Pulzone, the now-forgotten artist of the moment in 1570s Rome, where both works were made. (Roberta Smith-NYT)
Frick Collection: 1 East 70th St. (btw 5th/Madison)
212-288-0700, frick.org.
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Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911 (through spring 2015)
Early in his career Vasily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking, produced brightly-colored landscapes of the German countryside, and explored recognizable and recurrent motifs. This intimate exhibition drawn from the Guggenheim collection explores the artist’s representational origins.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th St.
(212) 423-3500 / guggenheim.org.

========================================================== Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world. Ten museums can be found along this section of Fifth Avenue:

• 110th Street – Museum for African Art

• 105th Street – El Museo del Barrio

• 103rd Street – Museum of the City of New York

• 92nd Street – The Jewish Museum

• 91st Street – Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

• 89th Street – National Academy Museum

• 88th Street – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

• 86th Street – Neue Galerie New York

• 83rd Street – Goethe-Institut

Last, but certainly not least, America’s premier museum
• 82nd Street – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Additionally, though technically not part of the Museum Mile, the Frick Collection on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th St. and the The Morgan Library & Museum on Madison Ave and 37th St are also located near Fifth Ave. Now plan your own museum crawl. ==========================================================

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar: “NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide” dated 09/25 and 09/23.
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Selected Events + Today’s Featured Neighborhood: WestVillage (09/26)

Today’s “Fab 5″/ Selected NYCity Events –FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

For other useful and curated NYCity info, be sure to check out info in the headers above.
For NYCity Stories, Sights and Sounds visit out our sister site: nyc123blog.wordpress.com

Iggy Azalea
IGGY_IMAGE“This is Iggy Azalea’s summer, and we’re all just living in it. Lending her signature southern (via Australia) twang to tracks with Charli XCX, Rita Ora, and Ariana Grande, the curvaceous rapper topped charts and made her way into every possible radio station and spin class playlist in town. Headlining the standing room only venue, JBL Live at Pier 97, right off the Hudson River, Iggy will be joined by opening act, rapper (and sometimes crooner, check out “Down on My Luck”) Vic Mensa from Chicago. See why this unusual addition to hip-hop is stirring the pot.” (Lina Abascal-VillageVoice)
JBL Live at Pier 97
7:00pm / $48.00

Cia. Unión Tanguera (through Oct. 5)
Cia. Unión Tanguera, the celebrated French/Argentinean company, is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of contemporary and traditional Argentinean tango. Set to classic tango recordings and original compositions played live by a quartet of Buenos Aires’ finest musicians, Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) examines with humor the desires and fears that are revealed in the course of a late-night milonga.
Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th St., Chelsea,
at 8p.m./ $10 to $59.
(212) 242-0800 / joyce.org

Celebrating Adolph Green – 100 Years of Wonderful (also Saturday)
54 Below is delighted to celebrate the genius of Adolph Green in this, his centennial year. Join a rotating cast of Broadway greats during our three night musical soiree as we pay tribute to this legendary master of his craft.

In a career that spanned six decades and seven Tony Awards, Adolph Green and Betty Comden produced a body of work that is unparalleled in the American theatre: Wonderful Town. Bells Are Ringing. Singin’ in the Rain. On the Town. The Will Rogers Follies. The Bandwagon. On the Twentieth Century. Applause. Subways Are For Sleeping. And that’s just the tip of the ice berg! This is one very special weekend in September that they’ll be talking about for years to come. Get there before The Party’s Over!
54 Below, 254 W. 54th St. (btw Broadway/8th ave)
7PM / $50-$85, with a $25 minimum.
646-476-3551 / 54below.com

Affordable Art Fair and Antiques Market (through Monday)
The Affordable Art Fair hosts 50 select galleries exhibiting affordable, contemporary art. Affordable is a relative concept. At the Affordable Art Fair, more than half of the pieces of art are under $5,000, and all are under $10,000.

“If you want to find something good and at an “affordable” price, make sure you go early. By the last day, there are still very good pieces, but not at very good prices.” (Yelp)
The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets),
Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Monday until 6 p.m / $20
1-212-561-5488 / affordableartfair.com/newyork

Elsewhere, but looks worth the detour:

Photoville (through Sunday)
“This is the last weekend for this free event presented by United Photo Industries featuring photography displays inside and outside shipping containers — some of them interactive — as well as panel discussions, workshops and other activities
at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Joralemon Street and the East River.” (NYT)
A beer garden is also on site and even without the photo exhibition, NYCity’s newest park is spectacular on a beautiful fall day like today.
Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
718-215-9075, photovillenyc.org; FREE

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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A PremierPub – West Village

Corner Bistro / 331 W. 4th St.

Sometimes you just need a beer and a burger. If so, Corner Bistro is the place you want. Located just outside the hip Meatpacking district, this corner bar and grill is decidedly unhip, but it’s not uncrowded, especially at night. Seems that everyone knows this place has one of the better burgers in town.

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In the maze of streets known as the West Village, where West 4th intersects with West 12th (and West 11th, and West 10th, go figure), you will eventually find Corner Bistro on the corner of West 4th and Jane Street. An unassuming neighborhood tavern, it looks just like dozens of other taverns around town.

The bartender tells me that the Corner Bistro celebrated it’s 50th anniversary last year. The well worn interior tells me that the place itself is much older.

Corner Bistro has outlasted many of those other taverns around town because they know how to keep it simple — just good burgers and beer, fairly priced. The classic bistro Burger is only $6.75, and should be ordered medium rare, which will be plenty rare for most folks. Actually, it will be a juicy, messy delight – make sure you have extra napkins. I like to pull up a stool and sit by the large front window in the afternoon, where I can rest my burger and beer on the shelf, and watch the Villagers walk by.

Corner Bistro seems to attract very different groups of patrons depending on time of day. While it’s crowded with locals in the evening, in the afternoon you hear different foreign languages, and watch groups of euro tourists wander in, led by their guidebooks and smartphones.

For the classic Bistro experience, order your burger with a McSorley’s draft, the dark preferably. This is the same beer that you can get over at the original McSorley’s in the East Village, the pub that claims to be the oldest continually operating bar in NYCity. The only difference is that this McSorley’s ale is served with a smile by the bartenders here. Or you can get a Sierra Nevada, Stella, or Hoegaarden on tap if you want to go upscale a bit. Either way this is a simple, but quality burger and beer experience that is just too rare these days (sorry for the pun).
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Website: cornerbistrony.com
Phone #: 212-242-9502
Hours: 11:30am-4am Mon-Sat; 12pm-4am Sun
Happy Hour: NO
Music: Juke Box
Subway: #1/2/3 to 14th St. (S end of platform)
Walk 2 blk W. on 13th St. to 8th Ave.; 1 blk S. on 8th Ave. to Jane St.
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If you have a fave premier pub or good eating place on Manhattan’s WestSide let us all know about it – leave a comment.
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Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide (09/25)

Today’s “Fab 5″+1/ Selected NYCity Events –THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014
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For other useful and curated NYCity info, be sure to check out info in the headers above.
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From the Works and Process Archives: Three Choreographers Reflect
Celebrating 30 years of Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, choreographers Karole Armitage, Larry Keigwin, and Pam Tanowitz present archival videos of their past Works & Process programs.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Virginia Johnson moderates a discussion with the choreographers, as they reflect on their time at Works & Process.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium
6:00 pm / FREE; reservations required
All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time,
so we recommend that you arrive early.
nypl.org/locations/lpa

Söndörgö – Lost Music of the Balkans (Live@365)
Sondorgo_c_SondorgoFast, furious, and virtuosic, Söndörgö is one of the most exciting bands in Europe today. Unlike traditional violin-led Hungarian bands, Söndörgö’s (pronounced shunderger) tamburitza music features the signature stringed tambura, a mandolin-like instrument. With delicate beauty and sizzling power, the band combines respect for tradition with a desire to innovate. Söndörgö preserves the Southern Slavic music of the Serbs and Croats that can be found in various settlements in Hungary.

“Their music sparkles with virtuosity and foot-tapping joie de vivre.” —
London Evening Standard
Elebash Hall at The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue
7:00pm / $25

Justin Vivian Bond
“Mr. Bond is performing a series of original songs as part of the French Institute Alliance Française’s fall festival. I’m not sure that Mr. Bond is going to save the art of cabaret over the course of the evening—there doesn’t sound like there will be enough Cole Porter—but by God we’re going to find out.” (NY Observer)
FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St.
7:30 p.m. / $30

“Books that Cook”
booksJennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa Goldthwaite, the editors of “Books That Cook,” an inventive survey of American cookbooks from the seventeen-hundreds to the present, join Marion Nestle, Caroline Grant, Ravi Shankar, and other contributors to the volume, which is subtitled “The Making of a Literary Meal.”

The evening will feature Marion Nestle, a professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development who penned the book’s foreward, as well as editors Jennifer Cognard-Black and Melissa Goldthwaite

Organized like a cookbook, Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts. Each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook, progressing chronologically from the late 1700s through the present day, including such favorites as American Cookery, The Joy of Cooking, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The literary works within each section are an extension of these cookbooks, while the cookbook excerpts in turn become pieces of literature—forms of storytelling and memory-making all their own.
Fales Library, New York University, 70 Washington Sq. S., third fl.
212-992-9991
at 6PM / FREE

Jesse Stacken and Kirk Knuffke/Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell
Two trumpet-keyboard duos appear on this concert, part of the Sound It Out series: first, at 8 p.m., the pairing of Mr. Stacken on piano and Mr. Knuffke on trumpet, drawing from their fourth duo album together, “Five.” Then at 9 p.m. Mr. Holmes, a versatile trumpeter, teams up with Mr. Farrell, on accordion.” (NYT-Chinen)
Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village,
212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org / $15

Elsewhere, but looks worth the detour:

Opening: The NY Art Book Fair
The ninth annual New York Art Book Fair kicks off with a free opening night preview/party at MoMA PS1 featuring a dj set by jd samson and a live set with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth playing out on the steps (6-9pm)

“There are many wonderful talks and events going on up at PS1 for the NY Art Book Fair. And then, when it’s all over, on Sunday, go and dance the night away at Santos Party House, for the closing celebration. Matthew Higgs is DJ’ing, so you know it’ll be good” (N.F. – NY Observer)
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City,

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WHAT’S ON VIEW: Special Exhibitions @ 2 MUSEUMS (Manhattan’s WestSide)

Museum of Modern Art:
‘A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio’ (through Oct. 5)
Here’s what the NYT said about ‘A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio’
This mostly lively if repetitive overview traces the history of photography as the Modern never has — with images taken in the studio rather than out in the world. Its roughly 180 works span 160 years and represent some 90 portraitists, commercial photographers, lovers of still life, darkroom experimenters, Conceptual artists and several generations of postmodernists. Including film and video, it offers much to look at but dwells too much in the past, becoming increasingly blinkered and cautious as it approaches the present. 212-708-9400, moma.org.” (Smith-NYT)
‘Designing Modern Women 1890-1990’(through Oct. 5)
Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St. (btw 5th /6th Ave.)
(212) 708-9400 / moma.org.

Designing Modern Women 1890-1990:

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Museum of Arts and Design: ‘NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial’ (through Oct. 12) This plunge into the biennial format makes a big, messy splash sampling the visual culture across the city — whether opera set design, art or new technologies. An expansive, invigorating move, it still contains too much that is fun, cute, clutter-making or useless, aimed at those with plenty of disposable income and homes to decorate.
Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle,
212-299-7777, madmuseum.org. (Smith-NYT)

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar: “Selected Events + Special Exhibitions : Manhattan’s WestSide” dated (09/23) and (09/21).
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Selected Events + Today’s Featured Neighborhood: Tribeca (09/24)

Today’s “Fab 5″+1/ Selected NYCity Events – WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

“Macbeth”
metropolitan-opera-preview-macbeth-L-8E3Sma“After kicking off the Metropolitan Opera’s season for three years in a row, Anna Netrebko is not the star on opening night. Instead she is waiting a couple of days for her latest diva turn, but it’s a doozy: Lady Macbeth, who rages her way through Verdi’s opera before a delicate, creepy sleepwalking scene, capped by an ethereal high D flat. The other singers are also notable, including Zeljko Lucic in the title role, the golden-toned Joseph Calleja as Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi leads the revival of Adrian Noble’s aptly grim production.” (NYT-Zachary Woolfe)
Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center,
212-362-6000 /metopera.org;
At 7:30 p.m./ $30 to $475

David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America’s own great art form.

Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way:
“There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you’ll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music.”

Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city’s best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!
Birdland, 315 W 44th St., (btw 8/9 ave.)
At 5:30PM / $25
birdlandjazz.com

The Historic Opening of the High Line at the Rail Yards
New York’s extraordinary public space now extends all the way to 34th Street. Join us, starting Sunday, September 21, and experience the city from an entirely new perspective as the High Line goes west toward the Hudson River. Experience the High Line in a new way when you join us at one of forty opening week activities.
Let the High Line take you further.
Today:
wellness programs: yoga 8am, meditation 9am
nature walk: 9:30am
(Gansevoort Street entrance – On the High Line at Gansevoort and Washington)
lunch break concert: Flor de Toloache 1p
(10th Avenue Square – On the High Line at West 17th Street)
walk & talk: Eating from the Ground up 6pm
tonight, an ¡arriba! dance party 7pm
(14th Street Passage – On the High Line at West 14th Street)
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Martha Stewart
“One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More”
268503344Martha Stewart will be in conversation with Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest.
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th St.
At the north side of Union Square between Broadway and Park Avenue,
north of the Union Square (14th Street)
212-253-0810
7PM /Special Instructions: Event space seating will open at 5:00 pm on 4th floor. Priority seating with book purchase.

The Cookers
“This combustible hard-bop wrecking crew — Eddie Henderson and David Weiss on trumpets, Billy Harper and Donald Harrison on saxophones, George Cables on piano, Cecil McBee on bass and Billy Hart on drums — recently released its excellent fourth album, “Time and Time Again.” The band has been on tour for much of the last six weeks and should be in strong fighting form here.” (Chinen-NYT)
Blue Note, 131 West Third St., Greenwich Village,
212-475-8592 / bluenote.net
At 8 and 10:30 p.m. / $35 cover at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum.

Elsewhere, but absolutely worth the detour:

Derek Jeter’s Last Homestand at Yankee Stadium
02.derek-jeterYou don’t have to be a Yankee fan (I sure am not) to appreciate the career of the Yankee shortstop. We all know how good he was on the field.

He is a 14 time All-Star, with Five World Series titles, and who can forget that iconic “flip play” against Oakland in the playoffs.

But maybe his most impressive accomplishment has been the way he has handled himself off the field in the media fishbowl that is NYCity. Over his 20 year career he has hardly ever made a misstep. He was a star professional athlete and a role model. These days that is pretty rare.

Derek’s last game at the Stadium is tomorrow night and those tickets will be priced in the stratosphere. I think today’s day game is your best chance to pay your respects and see DJ on the field one last time.

It’s a triple play – day baseball, good weather, and Bob Sheppard, “the voice of God”, saying one more time: “Now batting for the Yankees, #2, Derek Jeter, #2.”
Yankee Stadium, River Ave, “da Bronx”.
Subway: #4 from Grand Central to 161st St.
Game Time: 1PM
Try stub hub or the yankee site, there are reasonably priced tickets available.
I’ll be in Section 313, stop by and say Hi.

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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A PremierPub – Tribeca

B-Flat / 277 Church St. (btw Franklin/White St)

There are some places that are tough to find, then add a layer of mystery when you do find them. B-Flat has a nondescript, almost unmarked door at street level – today’s speakeasy vibe. Open this door and you face a dimly lit stairway down to their basement location. It almost takes a leap of faith to follow the stairs down to their interior door. But open that door and a pleasant surprise awaits you.

It’s a basement jazz spot all right, but not like any traditional jazz joint you may have been to before. This place looks as fresh as today, probably because it’s only been open for 6 years. Even though it hasn’t had a chance to age gracefully, the cherry wood accents and low lighting make this small space very inviting.

There is always jazz, often progressive jazz, playing over their very discrete, stylish bose speakers, setting just the right tone as you find a seat at the bar, or one of the small tables. There is wine and beer available, but this place has some expert mixologists making some very creative cocktails, which I’m told change seasonally, a nice touch.

Come at happy hour and tasty cocktails like the el Diablo or the lychee martini are $8 – not bad. I am a sucker for any drink made with lychee and how can you not try a tequila drink named el Diablo. There is also nice selection of small bites available at happy hour and a food menu that is as innovative as the cocktail menu, so this does not have to be a happy hour only stop.

It wasn’t surprising to find a tasty prosciutto and arugula salad with yuzu dressing, but I did not expect to find such a good version of fried chicken breast on the apps menu. Here it’s called “Tatsuta.” Best bet is to sample happy hour, then dinner on a Monday or Wednesday night, when you can finish with no cover live jazz that starts around 8.

This place is tough to find (look for a small slate sandwich board on the sidewalk out front advertising happy hour) and on some nights when there is no live music it may be a little too quiet for some. But I think it’s worth searching out if you want a place with good music, food, and especially drinks, away from the maddening crowd.

Website: http://http://www.bflat.info/index.html
Phone #: 212-219-2970
Hours: Mo-Wed 5pm-2am; Th-Sat 5pm-3am; no Sun
Happy Hour: 5-7pm every day; $8 cocktails + special prices on apps
Music: Mon/Wed 8pm
Subway: #1 to Franklin; walk E 1 blk to Church; N 1 blk to bFlat

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If you have a fave premier pub or good eating place on Manhattan’s WestSide let us all know about it – leave a comment.
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Selected Events + Gallery Special Exhibits: Chelsea (09/23)

Today’s “Fab 5″+1/ Selected NYCity Events – TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

Reading and Discussion of ‘All the Way,’ With Robert Schenkkan
o-ALL-THE-WAY-facebook“Mr. Schenkkan, author of the 2014 Tony Award-winning play about the early presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson — which featured Bryan Cranston of the AMC series “Breaking Bad” in the title role — will read from the play and talk about it with the actor Brandon J. Dirden, who played the role of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the production.” (NYT)

This was one heck of a play. Should be interesting to hear from the playright.
Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th St. (btw 7/8 ave)
212-944-0595 / dramabookshop.com
At 5 p.m. / FREE.

Ghirardelli Minis Launch Party
Get free ice cream sundaes and free mini chocolates!
Ghirardelli minis are here. Come #shareamini with us at our official minis launch celebration where you’ll enjoy free ice cream sundaes, free minis, plus play games for sweet prizes!
10AM to 7PM
Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 89 E 42nd St.

Christopher Owens
After fronting Girls — a bratty, lo-fi psychedelic duo from San Francisco — this rocker channeled the roiling emotions of a passionate yet doomed love affair into “Lysandre,” a gentler classical- and folk-influenced song cycle that suggested Elliott Smith or Conor Oberst. He marks the release of “A New Testament,” a cultured and country-inflected record with surprising skiffle flourishes.” (Anderson-NYT)
Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St., Chelsea (btw 9/10 ave)
866-777-8932 / highlineballroom.com
At 8 p.m. / $22

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
“If you haven’t yet checked out the Nighthawks’ new digs, what are you waiting for. “The band (which has just released their second volume of music from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) now actually sounds better, audio-wise, and the menu is a vast improvement over the band’s previous venue—overall, it is a step up, to the second floor, rather than a flight down, to the basement.

Although longtime fans are currently referring to the Nighthawks as “The Iguana Troubadours,” they continue to play with the same amazing combination of skin-tight historical authenticity and sheer, relentless energy, plus a tempo that has always characterized Mr. Giordano’s bands.” (WSJ-Will Friedwald)
Iguana, 240 W. 54th St., (Btw 8th/B’way)
8pm-11pm (3 sets) / $15 cover, $20 food/drink minimum
(212) 765-5454 / iguananyc.com

New York City Ballet Fall Gala
A program conceived by actress Sarah Jessica Parker that merges ballet, fashion and fine Champagne. Tonight’s program includes three ballets with costumes designed by an international cadre of fashion talents that includes Thom Browne, Sarah Burton and Valentino Garavani. The gala marks the beginning of the fall season and the introduction of a new permanent element to the theater’s promenade: a Ruinart Champagne Bar.” (DNA info)
DHK Theater, West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue at Lincoln Center.
7 p.m. / Specially-priced tickets for the performances start at $29 nycballet.com.

Elsewhere, but looks worth the detour:

Shovels & Rope
“The husband-and-wife duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst stomp up a scene as Shovels & Rope, lacing roots ballads and Americana anthems with a barbed, quite nearly punk edge. Their instrument-swapping set brought a twangy fury to the Celebrate Brooklyn! festival this summer. With John Fullbright.” (Anderson-NYT)
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn
800-745-3000; 718-486-5400 / musichallofwilliamsburg.com
At 9 p.m. / $25
this is not Manhattan’s WestSide, but it is Bklyn’s WestSide.
subway:#1-2-3 to 14th St.; transfer to L to Bedford, (1st stop in Bklyn).
short walk to venue – 3 blks West on N 6th S

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Chelsea is the heart of the NYCity contemporary art scene. Home to more than 300 art galleries, the Rubin Museum, the Joyce Theater, and The Kitchen performance spaces, there is no place like it anywhere in the world. Come here to browse free exhibitions by world-renowned artists and those unknowns waiting to be discovered in an art district that is concentrated between West 18th and West 27th Streets, and 10th and 11th Avenues. Afterwards stop in the Chelsea Market, stroll on the High Line, or rest up at one of the many cafes and bars and discuss the fine art – my fave is Ovest on W 27th St., where the aperitivo is like Happy Hour on steroids.

For a listing of 25 essential galleries in the Chelsea Art Gallery District, organized by street, which enables you to create your own Chelsea Art Gallery crawl, see the Chelsea Gallery Guide (nycgo.com) Or check out TONY magazine’s list of the “Best Chelsea Galleries” and click through to see what’s on view. ==========================================================

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar: “Selected Events + Special Exhibitions : Manhattan’s WestSide” dated (09/21) and (09/19).
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