Selected Events Manhattan’s WestSide (03/25) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

Today’s “Fab 5”+1/ Selected NYCity Events – TUESDAY, MAR. 25, 2014.

For other useful and curated NYCity event info for Manhattan’s WestSide check out:
♦ “Notable NYC Events-Mar”, 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.

A Night of Brazilian Music
Andrei Matorin string quartet followed by Irene Walsh on vocals with Rob Curto on accordion and piano. Also featuring Rafael Russi on guitar, Alex Brown on piano, Zach Brown on bass, and Fernando Saci on percussion.

This is one of my fave clubs in all of NYCity, and I love Irene Walsh’s traditional samba vocals. You got to go to this one.

SPLIT ROCK FILMS presents live shows in NYC…
From Irene Walsh:
It is with a lot of joy that I present the Brazilian Music Series at Caffe Vivaldi every other Tuesday. My vision is to create a home for both traditional and experimental Brazilian music as presented by the finest Brazilian musicians in NYC. I sing traditional “roots” samba at each show, and also present a different new group at each performance. I also film the shows to be shown on the YouTube channel for Split Rock Films. For more information, email or
Caffe Vivaldi, 32 Jones St,
@ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm / No Cover
1 (212) 691-7538 /

Guo Gan (Erhu) with special Guest Helen Sung Quartet
Guo Gan is an internationally known erhu performer who has propelled the ancient Chinese fiddle into new genres, having shared the stage with Lang Lang, Tan Dun, and Lo’Jo, among others. This concert includes selections from traditional Chinese repertoire, as well as a cross-cultural jazz jam with the Helen Sung Trio.
Give this a chance – some Chinese music is mezmerizing.
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, at 57TH St.
at 7:30pm / $36-$40

Tuesday Talks at Asphalt Green: ‘Classical Music — The Romantics’
The musician and educator Jessica Davy will discuss the significance of orchestras led by composers such as Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky in this talk centered on 19th-century classical music. (NYT)
Asphalt Green Battery Park City, 212 North End Avenue, Lower Manhattan
Noon to 1 p.m.,/$22, $18 for members.

Paul Taylor Dance Company (through March 30)
This company’s three-week 60th anniversary season is underway, featuring an extraordinary collection of Mr. Taylor’s prolific output — like “Fibers,” from 1961, and the premiere of “Marathon Cadenzas.” Among the other works are the New York premiere of “American Dreamer” and classics like “Mercuric Tidings” and “Cloven Kingdom.” (Schaefer-NYT)
DHK Theater, Lincoln Center,
Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 and 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 p.m. / $10 to $160.

The Allman Brothers Band (also other dates through Mar. 29)
“Like a New York version of the Santa Ana winds, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ residency at the Beacon Theater is a proud annual affair. (Your individual tolerance for guitar solos, however, determines the concurrent bluster.)

Last year they celebrated the 40th anniversary of their Southern rock staple “Brothers and Sisters,” and the set list for this iteration should still skew with according reverence to that album, the first the group recorded after the death of its leader Duane Allman”.(Stacey Anderson-NYT)

If you have been meaning to catch this band, better do it this year. Gregg Allman, the band’s singer, keyboardist, and nominal leader, announced that the group as a whole would stop its regular touring after 2014.
Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, at 74th St.,
At 8 p.m. / $50.99 to $150.99.

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
“If you haven’t yet checked out the Nighthawks’ new digs, what are you waiting for. “The band (which has just released their second volume of music from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) now actually sounds better, audio-wise, and the menu is a vast improvement over the band’s previous venue—overall, it is a step up, to the second floor, rather than a flight down, to the basement.

Although longtime fans are currently referring to the Nighthawks as “The Iguana Troubadours,” they continue to play with the same amazing combination of skin-tight historical authenticity and sheer, relentless energy, plus a tempo that has always characterized Mr. Giordano’s bands.” (WSJ-Will Friedwald)
Iguana, 240 W. 54th St., (Btw 8th/B’way)
8pm-11pm / $15 cover, $20 food/drink minimum
(212) 765-5454 /

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:

‘Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China’ (through April 6)
‘The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925’ (ends April 13)
‘Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris’ (through May 4)
William Kentridge: ‘The Refusal of Time’ (through May 11)
The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection’(through Sept. 7)
‘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 /


‘Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes From the Hill Collection’ (through June 15)
“This sensational, beautifully presented show of 33 late-15th- to early-18th-century bronzes reflects a taste for historically important, big-statement examples in exceptional condition. They vividly reflect the Renaissance’s new interest in antiquity and the human form while encouraging concentration on emotional expression, refined details (great hair!), struggling or relaxed figures and varied patinas. Works by the reigning geniuses Giambologna, Susini and the lesser-known Piamontini dominate, further enlivened by a handful of old master and late-20th-century paintings from the Hill collection.”
(Roberta Smith-NYT)
Frick Collection: 1 East 70th St.


‘Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video’ (through May 14)
“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. ==========================================================

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar: “NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide” dated 03/23 and 03/21.
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