Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue (06/27)

Selected NYCity Events – THURSDAY, Jun. 27, 2013

For other useful and curated NYCity event info for Manhattan’s WestSide be sure to check out :
“Notable Events-June”, “on Broadway”,  and “Top10 Free” in the header above.
For NYCity trip planning see links in “Resources” and “Smart Stuff” in the header above.

‘The Woolworth Building @ 100’
An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of this Cass Gilbert-designed building — when completed in 1913 it was considered the tallest office building in the world — features blueprints, photographs, contracts and other items.
Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan
The exhibition can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
$5, $2.50 for students and 65+
(212) 968-1961 / skyscraper.org

Kay Lyra at Caffe Vivaldi
“Brazilian/American bossa nova composer and singer Kay Lyra has captured audiences with her precise, pure voice and impeccable phrasing.  Music critic Nelson Motta labeled her, “The daughter of bossa with a crystal voice,” in an inevitable reference to her musician/composer father, bossa nova veteran/founder Carlos Lyra.”

Check out her website – www.kaylyra.com
to hear why this is one performance you don’t want to miss.
Caffe Vivaldi – 32 Jones Street (btw. Bleecker/W4th St.)
at 9:30pm / no cover.
691-7538 / caffevivaldi.com

A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky
Alan Gilbert Conducts an All-Stravinsky Finale with Giants are Small
Pirouettes out of reality.
“Doug Fitch masterminded this imaginative theatrical evening at the Philharmonic. Stravinsky’s fantastical “The Fairy’s Kiss” and “Petrouchka” are the score to the surreal story of a girl—the gorgeous City Ballet principal Sara Mearns—on her journey toward being an artist.” —Rebecca Milzoff (NYMag)
Avery Fisher Hall.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
10 Lincoln Center Plz., corner Columbus Ave. and 65th St.
At 7:30pm / maybe sold out
This looks too good to not try all the secondary markets
212-875-5030 / http://lc.lincolncenter.org/

Keren Ann @ City Winery
Songs like good cocktails: so tasty you don’t realize their power.
“The Israeli-born, Parisian-reared chanteuse writes songs that are cool, precise, and deceptive. Her tunes are shapely, her singing pretty, but the songs—usually about romantic strife—deliver a blunt emotional gut-punch. At City Winery, ­ expect to hear music from her six solo albums, her other projects (including an opera), and, perhaps, some new stuff.” —Jody Rosen (NYMag)
City Winery, 155 Varick st
at 8:00PM / $15 and $20
212-608-0555 / citywinery.com

“ROY HAYNES has played with nearly everyone who’s anyone in jazz, from Lester Young and Charlie Parker to Chick Corea and Pat Metheny. The strength and length of that list is rivalled only by the eighty-eight-year-old drummer’s energy and commitment to continued playing. He shows no signs of slowing down, and often surrounds himself with younger players in his Fountain of Youth Band.” (NewYorker)
BLUE NOTE, 131 W. 3rd St.
At 8 and 10:30pm / $20 and $35
212-475-8592 / bluenote.net

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Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm dates and check times, as schedules are subject to change.
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Special Exhibitions @ 3 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:

‘Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney’ (through Sept. 2)
Morgan Library & Museum: 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th St.
(212) 685-0008 / themorgan.org.

‘Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich’ (through July 7)
‘Velázquez’s Portrait of Duke Francesco I d’Este: A Masterpiece from the Galleria Estense, Modena’ (through July 14) 
‘At War With the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston’ (through July 28) 
‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ (through Aug. 14)
“African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde” (through Sept. 2)

‘The Civil War and American Art’ (through Sept. 2)
‘Photography and the American Civil War’ (through Sept. 2)
‘The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi’ (through Nov. 3)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 / metmuseum.org

“New Harmony: Abstraction Between the Wars, 1919-1939” (through Sept. 8)
“Aten Reign” (through Sept. 25)
the centerpiece of James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980, recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. {see review below}
Guggenheim Museum: 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th St.
(212) 423-3500 / guggenheim.org.

Light and color wash the Rotunda. 
“Turrell works in a single medium: light. He has sliced into walls, designed seamless rooms with holes in the ceiling, and spent four decades building a giant naked-eye observatory in the Arizona desert—all to provide unexpectedly intimate and mysterious views of the sky, the sun, and the stars. For this segment of a three-part show running concurrently in L.A. and Houston, he’s turned the museum’s atrium into a giant light box. —J.D.” (NYMag)

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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 (part of the Smithsonian Institution)
• 89th Street – National Academy Museum
• 88th Street – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
• 86th Street – Neue Galerie New York
• 83rd Street – Goethe-Institut
• 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 to Fifth Ave.
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For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar:
“NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide” dated 06/25 and 06/23.
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