Selected Events Manhattan’s WestSide + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue (10/26)

Today’s “Fab 5”+1/ Selected NYCity Events – SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013

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

PhotoPlus Expo 2013 (last day!)
The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 24,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts. Attend and learn to improve your personal style at any of more than 90 conference seminars. Explore over 250 exhibits, see thousands of new products, attend keynote presentations, special events & much more.
Javits Convention Center, far west 34th St. at 11th ave
10AM-5PM, Thur & Fri; 10AM-4PM Sat

New York Television Festival, (last day!)
“The boob tube has long been derided as a haven of mindless entertainment, but the field is shifting and television has largely supplanted film as the go-to medium for intelligent, original storytelling. The ninth-annual New York Television Festival caters to TV tastes both highbrow and lowbrow, with seminars, parties, an Independent Pilot Competition and high-profile screenings galore for industry types, aspiring creators and fans alike. For more information, visit” (
Multiple locations

Houston Ballet(last 2 days!)
One of the country’s top ballet companies pays a visit to New York with an impressively diverse program of one-word dances: “Pacific” by Mark Morris; “Play” by the Houston Ballet director Stanton Welch, set to the music of Moby; “Twilight,” a romantic duet by Ben Stevenson; and “Solo” (it actually features three men), a rare opportunity to see work by the Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen.” (Schaefer-NYT)
Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea
Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. / $10 to $69.
(212) 242-0800,

A Night of Afro Dominican Jazz: Honoring & Remembering ‘El Commandante’ Mario Rivera
Mario Rivera, who died in 2007, was a saxophonist of almost peerless ability in Latin jazz, as well as a gifted flutist, trumpeter, pianist and percussionist — and a founding member of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, which salutes him here, as the kickoff to its 12th concert season.

The orchestra, led by the pianist Arturo O’Farrill, will revisit music from Rivera’s 1996 album “El Comandante,” welcoming an array of guests that includes the trombonist Papo Vazquez.” (Chinen-NYT)
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street,
At 8 p.m./$20
(212) 864-5400,

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra
“Although Saturday’s concert isn’t billed specifically as a Halloween show, this ensemble (this time featuring nine musicians and a six-member vocal choir) isn’t called the Ghost Train Orchestra for nothing.

No matter what time of year it is, trumpeter-leader Brian Carpenter displays a propensity for resurrecting some of the scarier and more marginal figures out the shadowy history of jazz, such as Charlie Johnson and his wailingly sexual “The Boy in the Boat” on their 2011 debut album “Hothouse Stomp.”

For the band’s new release, “Book of Rhapsodies,” they’ve exhumed the coffins of such long dormant chamber jazz mavericks as Raymond Scott, Alec Wilder, Reginald Foresythe, and John Kirby, who deliberately encourage a costume party in such titles as “At An Arabian House Party” and “Celebration on the Planet Mars.” To drive home the point even further, the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, dedicated to Scott’s proto-third-stream compositions of the 1930s, will open the evening.” (WSJ-WILL FRIEDWALD)
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St. at Lafayette St.
At 8:30PM / $15 – $20
533-5470 /
subway: #1-2-3 to TimesSquare, transfer to N/R southbound to Prince St.
walk 2 blks N to Bleecker St., 1 Blk E to venue.

Eva Ayllòn
“A guiding force of música criolla — an amorous and delicate blend of Peruvian regional forms — Ms. Ayllón has nearly two dozen albums and multiple Latin Grammy nominations to her name. She performs favorites from her 40 years in the business.” (Anderson-NYT)
Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave @ 57th St.
At 8 p.m., $15 to $75.
(212) 247-7800,

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

What’s on View:
Special Exhibitions @ 4 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:

‘The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi” (through Nov. 3)
“Legends of the Dead Ball Era” (1900-1919) (through Dec. 1)
“Eighteenth Century Pastels” (through Dec. 29)
“Julia Margaret Cameron” (through Jan. 5, 2014)
“Medieval Treasurse From Hildesheim” (through Jan. 5, 2014)
“Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800” (through Jan. 5, 2014)
“Brush Writing in the Arts of Japan” (through Jan. 12, 2014)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 /

“Monika Grzymala, Volumen” (through Nov. 3)
‘Tiepolo, Guardi, and Their World: Eighteenth Century Venetian Drawings’ (ends Jan. 5)
Morgan Library & Museum: 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th St.
(212) 685-0008 /

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934–1944” (through Apr.23, 2014)
Guggenheim Museum: 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th St.
(212) 423-3500 /

“La Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump” (through Jan. 4, 2014)
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, at 104th St.
(212) 831-7272 /

========================================================== 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. ==================================================================================== What’s on View: Top Photography Exhibitions
(NYCity / Manhattan’s WestSide)   

Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street / 212-708-9400
XL: 19NewAcquisitions in Photography (through Dec. 31)
Walker Evans: American Photographs (through Jan. 26, 2014) 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) / 212-535-7710
Julia Margaret Cameron (through Jan. 5, 2014)
Everyday Ephiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969  (through Jan. 26, 2014)

ICP 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street / 212-857-0000
Lewis Hine
The Future of America: Lewis Hine’s New Deal Photographs
JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History
Zoe Strauss: 10 Years
All these exhibitions run from Oct 4, 2013–Jan 19, 2014

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


For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar: “NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide” dated 10/24 and 10/22.
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