Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide (08/25)

Today’s “Fab 4” / Selected NYCity Events – SUNDAY, AUG 25, 2013.

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

Anat Cohen and Choro Aventuroso* – Today’s Top Pick
Ms. Cohen, a clarinetist of irresistible rhythmic aplomb, has had some memorable triumphs playing choro, a popular Brazilian music with a strong downbeat and a lightly syncopated cadence. She puts her own spin on the style with Choro Aventuroso, presenting the group for the first time here, as part of the WBGO Jazz Series at 54 Below, with the Brazilian singer Leny Andrade as a special guest..” (Chinen-NYT)
54 BELOW, 254 West 54th St.
at 7 and 9 p.m. / $25 and $35 cover, with a $15 minimum
(646) 476-3551,

Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released a dozen albums while spending well over a decade performing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall.
CITY WINERY, 155 Varick St. .
At 7PM / $28 or $30
212-608-0555 /

Roy Hargrove Big Band
“The trumpeter Roy Hargrove has led this big band intermittently since the mid-1990s, with a crisp, old-fashioned rigor. For this engagement the group welcomes a charismatic guest vocalist, Roberta Gambarini, but don’t be surprised if Mr. Hargrove also does some singing himself.” (Chinen-NYT)
Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village
At 8 and 10:30 p.m./ $35 and $45 cover at tables, $20 and $25 at the bar, $5 minimum.

Jimmy Cobb Trio*
“Jimmy Cobb, the venerable hard-bop drummer, routinely leads small combos — but rarely a trio, and not often at the Village Vanguard, where he worked with Miles Davis in the 1950s. His band mates are the fastidious young Japanese pianist Tadataka Unno and the adaptable Italian bassist Paolo Benedettini.” (Chinen-NYT)
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave S, at 11th Street, West Village,
At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m./ $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum
(212) 255-4037,

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 & the BrooklynMuseum) 

‘Ellsworth Kelly: Chatham Series’ (through Sept. 8)
‘Walker Evans: American Photographs’ (through Jan. 26, 2014)
American Modern: Hopper to O’Keefe (through Jan. 26, 2014)
America’s cultural landscape shifted rapidly in the early 20th century. American Modern at the Museum of Modern Art looks at this change via some of the iconic works produced between 1915 and 1950. Artists highlighted include George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz and Andrew Wyeth. In organizing the art thematically, American Modern will highlight the connections between the artists’ works.
Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St. (btw 5th /6th Ave.)
(212) 708-9400 /

‘Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design’* (through Sept. 15)
Museum of Arts and Design: 2 Columbus Circle
212-299-7777 /

‘Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn’ (continuing)
This eclectic, imaginatively thought-out one-gallery immersion experience in world art, all from Brooklyn’s collection and installed in the museum’s revamped Great Hall, serves as a teaser to the fabulous collections in the galleries beyond.
‘the Bruce High Quality Foundation: Ode to Joy’ (through Sept. 22)
‘Divine Felines: Cats of AncientEgypt’ (through Dec. 29)
Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway, at Prospect Park,
(subway: easy ride from midtown on #2 or #3 express to Eastern Pkway/Bklyn Museum)
(718) 638-5000 /

Top Photography Exhibitions – NYCity / Manhattan’s WestSide

  Museum of Modern Art
Walker Evans: American Photographs (through Jan. 26, 2014)
11 West 53rd Street / 212-708-9400

  Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photography and the American Civil War (through Sept. 2)
Everyday Ephiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 
(through January 26, 2014)
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) / 212-535-7710

   International Center Photography
A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial (through Sept. 22)
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street / 212-857-0000

  American Museum Natural History 
Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies          
(through May 31, 2014)
79th St. And Central Park West / (212) 313-7278 

  Howard Greenberg Gallery
Bruce Davidson: “Time of Change” & “Staff Picks 2013”
(through Aug. 31)
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406 / 212-334-0100
subway: #1,2,3 to times square, transfer to N/Q/R to 5th ave & 59th st.

  Staley-Wise Gallery
It’s An American Thing (through Sept. 14)
560 Broadway, Soho / 212-966-6223
One more photo exhibition, this one in a special setting – the lovely, new Bklyn Bridge Park with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, and of course, the Brooklyn Bridge.
(subway: easy to get to via #2 or #3 express to Clark St., the 1st stop in Bklyn.)

‘The Fence’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park (through Oct. 1)
“When is a fence not a fence? When it is the backdrop for a free display of over 200 jury selected images of people, animals and daily life by 39 photographers from the United States and abroad. Presented for the second year by United Photo Industries, a Brooklyn arts cooperative, as a showcase for young photographers, the display consists of a 1,000-foot-long waterproof mesh banner superimposed with color and black-and-white photos.

The banner stretches through Brooklyn Bridge Park, from Pier 15, at Joralemon Street and the East River in Brooklyn Heights, to Main Street in Dumbo.” (Anne Mancuso-NYT)
Pier 5, Joralemon Street and the East River
From 6am to 1am / FREE
(718) 215-9075 /

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar: “Selected Events + Special Exhibitions : Manhattan’s WestSide” dated (08/21) and (08/23).
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