NYCity Events (04/21/13) – Manhattan’s WestSide

Selected Events – Sunday, 04/21/13

Live Ideas
“New York Live Arts dedicates its inaugural festival of arts and ideas to the esteemed writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, exploring notions of mind-body connection through the lens of his writings. The constellation of discussions and performances centers around theatrical, musical and choreographic adaptations of Dr. Sacks’s 1973 “Awakenings.” The full festival lineup is at”  — (SIOBHAN BURKE, NYT)

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street, btw Seventh and Eighth Avenues
prices vary
(212) 924-0077,

Works & Process
“The only problem with the lively Works & Process series at the Guggenheim is that it tends to sell out to subscribers before the general public ever hears about its events. But all credit to the Works & Process organizers, who have seized on the possibilities of live-streaming with alacrity. 
It is my happy duty to report that although there are no more tickets for the two live programs of “American Ballet Theater — The Versatile Dancer,” you can watch the event on Sunday, and hear (perhaps) answers to the question, “What makes an ABT dancer?”

The event is moderated by John Meehan, who used to direct Ballet Theater’s studio company, and who will chat with (unnamed) artistic staff and dancers between excerpts from various pieces. These include a mouthwatering assortment: Mark Morris’s “Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes,” Antony Tudor’s “Leaves Are Fading,” Bournonville’s “Flower Festival in Genzano,” Frederick Ashton’s “Month in the Country,” Ratmansky’s “Carnival of the Animals” and more. And then there are the dancers: Isabella Boylston, Stella Abrera, Sascha Radetsky, Hee Seo, Alexandre Hammoudi, among others.

You can see the whole marvelous lot at 7:30 on April 21 at” — (ROSLYN SULCAS, NYT)

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, at East 89th Street
at 7:30 p.m., sold out
(212) 423 3500,

Hiromi: The Trio Project
“Drawing from her most recent album, “Move” (Telarc), the extravagantly dynamic pianist Hiromi Uehara pursues an aesthetic of hyper-dexterity with help from her regular partners, the bassist Anthony Jackson and the drummer Simon Phillips.” — (NATE CHINEN, NYT)

Blue Note,
131 West Third Street, btw Macdougal Street and Avenue of the Americas
at 8 and 10:30 p.m., $45 cover at tables, $25 at the bar, with a $5 minimum
(212) 475-8592,

Tribeca Film Festival: Drive-In and Discussions
TriBeCa Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, near Greenwich Street
at 3 p.m., $25

“A series of film-related events continues at various  locations around the city.

Several conversations between actors and directors are planned. On April 21 at 3 p.m. the producer and director Jay Roach and the actor Ben Stiller, who have worked together on films including “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers,” will appear at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, near Greenwich Street.”  — (ANNE MANCUSO, NYT)

Gerald Clayton Trio
Village Vanguard
178 Seventh Avenue South, at West 11th Street
at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum
(212) 255-4037,

“Gerald Clayton, a pianist of great touch and soulful exposition, just released “Life Forum” (Concord Jazz), an album ambitious in concept and texture, with a clear emphasis on his designs as a composer-bandleader. At the heart of the album is the excellent working trio he presents here, featuring the bassist Joe Sanders and the drummer Justin Brown”. — (NATE CHINEN, NYT)

Richard Galliano-Christian Howes Quintet
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 
Broadway, at West 60th Street
April 16-21 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
$30 to $45 cover, with a $10 minimum
(212) 258-9595,

“The energetic violinist Christian Howes has a new album, “Southern Exposure” (Resonance), featuring Richard Galliano, the celebrated French accordionist, as a special guest. They revisit that terrain —  playing music inspired by a wealth of South American traditions —  in this run, with Josh Nelson on piano, George Delancey on bass and Cedric Easton on drums”. — (NATE CHINEN, NYT)

New York Public Library: ‘100 Years of Flamenco in New York’
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Broadway, btw W 62nd and 65th Streets
at 6 p.m., a screening and discussion, FREE
(917) 275-6975,

“This exhibition traces the popularity of the dance form in the city, from the mid-1800s to the present, through engravings and photographs, printed materials, costume pieces and films and recordings. On April 15 at 6 p.m., a special event will include a film screening and a discussion with Deirdre Towers, a dance historian; Robert Browning, founding director of the World Music Institute; the dancers Maria Benitez and Jorge Navarro; and Clara Aich, a filmmaker.  — ANNE MANCUSO”, NYT

Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm dates and check times, as schedules are subject to change.

(Museum Mile & other Fifth Avenue area Museums)

‘The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850’ (through April 21)
“Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity” (through May 27)
“African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde” (through Sept. 2)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave,@ 82nd street /
(212) 535-7710,

“Zarina: Paper Like Skin” (through April 21)
“Gutai: Splendid Playground” (through May 8)
“No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia” (through May 22)
 “The Hugo Boss Prize 2012: Danh Vo’” (through May 27)
Guggenheim Museum: 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street, /
(212) 423-3500,

“Drawing Surrealism” (through April 21)
“Degas, Miss La La and the Cirque Fernando” (through May 12)
Morgan Library & Museum: 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street, /
(212) 685-0008,

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