Selected Events Manhattan’s WestSide (01/30)+ Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

Today’s “Fab 5”/ Selected NYCity Events – THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 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.

Albert (Tootie) Heath, Ethan Iverson, Ben Street
“Mr. Heath is a jazz drummer of far-reaching experience — he was born in 1935, the youngest of the Heath Brothers, and has worked near the music’s aesthetic center for some 60 years — and he presides as a resident sage in this trio. Featuring a pair of collaborators in their 40s, Mr. Iverson on piano and Mr. Street on bass, the group draws from a stylistically diverse and often-delightful recent album, “Tootie’s Tempo.” (Chinen-NYT)
Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, West Village,
From 9:30 p.m. to midnight/ $20 cover

The former Drive-By Truckers front man Jason Isbell.
A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, famed guitarist and roots rock singer-songwriter Jason Isbell returns for a rare intimate engagement after his incredible performance at this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. Isbell shares a new sound from his acclaimed album Southeastern, a collection of heartbreaking and hopeful songs that speak to his exquisite songwriting and personal story of a bad boy saved by love.
Allen Room, Broadway at 60th St.
212-721-6500 /

New York Guitar Festival With Toubab Krewe and Joseph Arthur
“This festival bends both strings and possibilities. The Afropop-influenced instrumental ensemble Toubab Krewe will premiere its original score to “I Was Born, but…,” a Japanese silent comedy from 1932. Mr. Arthur, a spare folk singer-songwriter, also lends a contribution with a new soundtrack for the 1917 Fatty Arbuckle film “Oh Doctor!” (Anderson-NYT)
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street,
At 7:30 p.m./ $25

E. L. Doctorow – 
New York University Creative Writing Program Reading Series
E. L. Doctorow, the author of numerous titles, will read from “Andrew’s Brain,” new this year from Random House. His work has garnered many awards including three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the National Book Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal, and most recently the National Book Foundation’s 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Introduced by writer and fellow NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member Darin Strauss, the reading is co-sponsored with the NYU Bookstore and Fales Library and Special Collections.
NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin (through Dec.7)
Legendary guitar maker Christian Frederick Martin built his first instrument in the United States in the 1830s. He settled in NYC on Hudson Street, establishing the forerunner of the still family-owned and -operated C.F. Martin & Company, which is located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

After emigrating from Saxony, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument.

This exhibition includes roughly 35 instruments taken from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, The Met and private collections. Among the Martin guitars on view: a 1939 model made by the company he founded, C. F. Martin & Co, that was played by Eric Clapton.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
212-535-7710|/ /

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

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)
‘Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin’ (through Dec. 7)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 /

‘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,

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

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

========================================================== 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)


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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