Selected Events Manhattan’s WestSide (01/24) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

Today’s “Fab 5”/ Selected NYCity Events – FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014

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

Green Porno (through Jan. 25) NY PREMIERE
Isabella Rossellini reveals the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this delightful one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name.
“…fascinating, a testament to nature’s amazing variety.” The New York Times

Art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Mahabharata, 1987 Next Wave; The Tin Drum).

Part nature documentary, part DIY cartoon, Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini’s singular flair for storytelling.
BAM Fisher, Fishman Space
At 7:30pm / $120 ($30 rush*)

VIJAY IYER
“This 2013 MacArthur Fellowship-winning pianist and composer is also an intrepid conceptualist unafraid to address political and social issues in his ambitious multimedia projects. But a trio setting may be the best way to appreciate his daring playing, as heard on such important recordings as the critically acclaimed album “Accelerando”; he’s joined here by his longtime bandmates Stephan Crump, on bass, and Marcus Gilmore, on drums.” (NewYorker listings)
Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St.
At 7PM / $55-$75
212-721-6500.

WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW (through Feb. 02)
“Each winter, the most prestigious antiques show in America comes to the Park Avenue Armory, featuring “the best of the best,” from Roman antiquities to mid-century-modern items. Expect to see plenty of Americana, plus English, European and Asian fine wares and decorative arts. The show also serves as a benefit for the East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx that provides social services and educational programs to give people the tools to improve their economic status and their lives.”(nycgo.com). For more information, visit winterantiquesshow.com.
Park Avenue Armory, Park Ave. at 67th St.
718-665-5250

‘Madama Butterfly’ *
“This revival of the Metropolitan Opera’s potent, gorgeously colored production of Puccini’s masterwork features the Met debut of the South African soprano Amanda Echalaz as the betrayed Cio-Cio-San. The youthful cast features another debutant, the baritone Scott Hendricks, as Sharpless, as well as the talented tenor Bryan Hymel as the callous Pinkerton and the mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as the loyal Suzuki.” (Woolfe-NYT listings)
Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center,
At 7:30 p.m.,/ $27 to $445.
(212) 362-6000, metoperafamily.org

BOBBY MCFERRIN (through Jan.25)
For some, McFerrin may be little more than a one-hit wonder (1988’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy”). For those who have kept tabs on this gifted and eclectic vocalist, though, that pop transgression has been long forgotten. His current Spirityouall project is a personal endeavor that celebrates McFerrin’s faith in song, spotlighting the singer’s inclusive ease with all manner of American vocal idioms as he touches on traditional fare, originals, and such material as Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.”
Rose Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St.
At 8pm / $30-130
212-721-6500

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

‘Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom’ (through Feb. 23)
“Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa, The Venini Co., 1932–1947” (through March 2, 2014)
‘Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China’ (through April 6)
‘The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925’ (ends April 13)
William Kentridge: ‘The Refusal of Time’ (through May 11)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 / metmuseum.org

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‘Chagall: Love, War, and Exile’ (through Feb. 2)
this one is very special – don’t miss it.
Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Avenue, at 92nd St.
(212) 423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org

“Kandinsky in Paris, 1934–1944“ (through Apr. 23, 2014)

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th St.
(212) 423-3500 / guggenheim.org.

========================================================== 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
Walker Evans: American Photographs (through Jan. 26, 2014) 

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

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For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar: “NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide” dated 01/22 and 01/20.
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