Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide (11/23)

Today’s “Fab 5” / Selected NYCity Events – SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013

For other useful and curated NYCity event info for Manhattan’s WestSide check out:
♦ “Notable NYC Events-Nov.”, “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 company’s annual appearance at the Apollo Theatre has become a tradition, the most festive way to see the troupe. This third year sees the début of “Umbral,” a Día de los Muertos-inspired dance by the Mexican-born choreographer Edgar Zendejas, and “Hogar,” a première by the artistic director, Eduardo Vilaro, with live Gypsy-esque music by Ljova and the Kontraband. “Sobrerísimo,” Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s recent showcase for six sexy guys in hats, completes the lively program. (NewYorker mag)
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, Harlem,
At 7:30 p.m. / $28 to $58.

Cyrille Aimée
“A jazz singer of unforced cosmopolitanism — born in France, of French and Dominican parentage — Ms. Aimée has proved her salt under stress, finishing in the finals of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition a few years back, and winning the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition last year. She appears as usual with the Surreal Band, a working cohort trained to support the natural spring in her style.” (Chinen- NYT)
Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton,
At 8:30 and 11 p.m., $40, with a $10 minimum

The Brooklyn-based folk ensemble celebrates a quarter century with a night of mazurkas, polkas, trojaks, and polonaises accompanied by its own musical ensemble. These joyful dances, full of energetic kicks, gliding steps, and virtuosic embellishments, are performed by women in little red boots and voluminous peasant skirts.
566 LaGuardia Pl.,
At 7PM / $30
212-998-4941 /

Jim Hall: Modern Jazz Guitar*
“The poet laureate of jazz guitar is at eighty-two years old still playing with heartbreakingly succinct phrasing, melodic wit, and effortless swing. The gorgeous touch and same chiselled finesse that enlivened his classic work with, among others, Bill Evans, Art Farmer, Paul Desmond, and Sony Rollins, and which has made him a hero to guitar deities like Bill Frisell and Pat Metheney, has only intensified. Hall and his trio will be joined by guest guitarists, John Abercrombie and Peter Bernstein, making the evening a veritable feast for six-string devotees.” (NewYorker mag)
Allen Room,  Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway,
at 9:30 p.m. / $55 to $75
(212) 721-6500,

Music From Pakistan: Sachal Jazz Ensemble & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis
“Sachal Jazz Ensemble, from Pakistan, has earned international attention for interpreting familiar themes, notably “Take Five,” with a palette that includes tabla, sitar, sarod and violin. For this pair of concerts the group melds with Wynton Marsalis’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, in an eagerly cross-cultural experiment. “ (Chinen-NYT)
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway,
At 8 p.m./ $30 to $120

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 MUSEUMS (Manhattan’s WestSide) 

‘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 /

‘The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution’ (through Feb. 23, 2014)
New-York Historical Society
, 170 Central Park West, at 77th St.
(212) 873-3400 /


New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Al Hirschfeld Exhibition
(through Jan. 4, 2014)
“The Line King’s Library,” a display of work by Al Hirschfeld, whose specialty was theatrical caricatures, includes rare works as well as those familiar to theatergoers and readers of various publications, including The New York Times. The exhibition also includes video interviews with Mr. Hirschfeld, who died in 2003 at 99, and works by some of his contemporaries.”
NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Ave and 65th St.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.,
until 8 on Mondays and Thursdays
(917) 275-6975,


The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya (ongoing)
This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world — LEGO® bricks. The Discovery Times Square exhibit is the world’s biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO® art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya. This show was named ‘One of CNN’s Ten Global Must-See Exhibitions.’
Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th St. (btw 7th/8th ave)
866.987.9692 /


WHAT’S ON VIEW: Top Photography Exhibitions
(NYCity / Manhattan’s WestSide)

  Museum of Modern Art
XL: 19NewAcquisitions in Photography (through Dec. 31)
Walker Evans: American Photographs (through Jan. 26, 2014)
New Photography 2013 (through Jan. 6, 2014)
11 West 53rd Street / 212-708-9400

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

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

   International Center Photography
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 through Jan. 19, 2014
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street / 212-857-0000


For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar: “Selected Events + Special Exhibitions : … …” dated (11/21) and (11/19).


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