NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide (04/27)

Selected Events

World Tai Chi-Qigong Day “Multiply those daily practitioners in Central Park by several hundred and that is what the East Meadow in Central Park will resemble during this annual worldwide celebration of tai chi. Spectators can join in during this free event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.”  — (ANNE MANCUSO, NYT)

Central Park
enter the park at Fifth Avenue, at 97th Street
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / FREE
(646) 698-3375
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Dance Under the Influence “In the tiny basement theater at the Museum of Arts and Design, the curator Valerie Gladstone culls together artists from distant reaches of the dance world. Where else would you see the New York City Ballet principal Jared Angle, the gender-bending duo Sara du Jour, the dance filmmaker Pontus Lidberg and the thoughtful Susan Marshall & Company on one stage? Improbable parallels may emerge, as they often do at this series, both in the performances and the discussion that follows.”  — (SIOBHAN BURKE, NYT)

Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle, at Eighth Avenue
at 7:30 p.m. / $20, $12 for students
(800) 838-3006 / madmuseum.org ============================================

Celebrating Duke Ellington “Jazz at Lincoln Center has periodically paused to pay tribute to its most profound influence, and so this repertory concert —  featuring Wynton Marsalis and the organization’s resident orchestra —  can be pegged as both a habitual gesture and a crack team doing what it does best.+ — (NATE CHINEN, NYT)

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway, at West 60th Street
at 2 and 8 p.m. / limited availability
721-6500 / jalc.org
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Vijay Iyer: Solo, Trio, Sextet “In his music for small ensembles, the pianist Vijay Iyer favors a surging, complex strain of postbop, steeped in portent and incident. This concert will feature him in a solo setting, and in a trio with Stephan Crump on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. It will also put him at the helm of a sextet, augmenting that rhythm section with several veteran partners: the trumpeter Graham Haynes, the soprano and alto saxophonist Steve Lehman and the tenor saxophonist Mark Shim.”— (NATE CHINEN, NYT)

Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, at West 57th Street
at 9 p.m. / $40 to $50
(212) 247-7800 / carnegiehall.org ============================================

Catherine Russell “Ms. Russell, a jazz singer with a husky tone but a bright temperament, draws here from her fourth album, “Strictly Romancin’ ” (World Village/Harmonia Mundi), with a band that includes the guitarist and banjoist Matt Munisteri.” — (NATE CHINEN, NYT)

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola,  Broadway, at West 60th Street
April 25-28 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $35 to $45 cover, with a $10 minimum
(212) 258-9595 / jalc.org
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Souleymane Badolo With Cynthia Oliver
“Souleymane Badolo was born in Burkina Faso, and started his dance career with a traditional African troupe. Since moving to New York in 2009, he has worked with the contemporary choreographer Reggie Wilson, but his own pieces draw strongly from his history and heritage.

In “Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO,” he looks at the cultural legacy passed from his own great-great-grandfather. And his new “Barack,” is, press materials say, an acknowledgment of the people who have helped him in his move to New York. Opening the evening is a duet by Cynthia Oliver, persuasively titled “BOOM!” — (ROSLYN SULCAS, NYT)

New York Live Arts 219 West 19th Street, btw Seventh and Eighth Avenues
April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. / $15 to $20, $16 for students and 65+
(212) 924-0077 / newyorklivearts.org =========================================

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

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS @ 3 Museums : 
(WestSide Manhattan & the BklynMuseum, easy via #2-3 subway)

‘Edvard Munch: The Scream’ (through April 29)
‘Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi’ (through May 1)
‘Claes Oldenburg: The Street and the Store’ and ‘Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum, Ray Gun Wing’ (through to Aug. 5)
‘Performing Histories (1)’ (through Aug. 5)
‘Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light’ (through Aug. 12)

Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St,
(212) 708-9400 / moma.org. ==========================================================

‘Radical Terrain’ (through April 29)
Rubin Museum of Art: 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea,
620-5000 / rmanyc.org.
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‘John Singer Sargent Watercolors’  (through July 28) [see review below]
‘Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui’ (through Aug. 4)
‘LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital’ (through Aug. 11)

Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway, at Prospect Park,
(718) 638-5000 / brooklynmuseum.org

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

“The exhibition brings together 93 of his watercolors and 9 oil paintings from the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Both institutions acquired significant quantities of his work early on, the Brooklyn Museum from Sargent’s career debut show in New York in 1909 and the Boston museum from a solo show there in 1912. The beauty of Sargent’s watercolors is in how seemingly effortlessly yet exactly he captured outdoor light and complicated man-made and natural forms. In landscapes, close studies of fruit and flowers and portraits of women you see at once the supremely deft action of the brush and the illusions of a sun-drenched halcyon world that it conjures. Prepare for bedazzlement.”- (KEN JOHNSON, NYT)

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