Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue (10/21)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014
“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to. We make it as easy as 1-2-3.”

CMJ Music Marathon (through Oct 25)
The 34th annual CMJ festival takes over nyc with tons of musicians, films and panels. Various prices and locations. With 80+ venues who can keep track of what’s happening and when at this monster music festival. Try to plan your experience at: cmj.com/marathon/

JOE LOVANO & DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET: SOUND PRINTS (through Oct 26)
“The saxophonist Lovano and the trumpeter Douglas have found common ground in a mutual love for the music of Wayne Shorter. Though Shorter collaborated with the co-leaders on a few new compositions, their quintet, Sound Prints, draws on the visionary saxophonist and composer mainly as an inspiration. With Linda Oh on bass, Joey Baron on drums, and Lawrence Fields on piano, the ensemble has, in its three-year existence, transformed itself into one of the most stimulating groups around. Expect to hear work from the band’s upcoming début album, scheduled for release early next year.” (NewYorker)
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village,
212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com
at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m./ $25 and $30 cover, with a one-drink minimum.

Archtober / October 1–31
“To New York City’s architects and building buffs, October is Archtober, or Architecture and Design Month. For 31 days, the City’s design community opens its doors for more than 150 tours, lectures, films and celebrations, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the buildings that give this metropolis its distinct character.” (nycgo.com)
For a complete calendar see: archtober.org/2014-calendar
For “20 Great Events to Check out at 2014 Archtober Festival in NYC” see:untappedcities.com

Highlight’s from Today’s Events:

Building of the Day: Runner & Stone / 12:00
Runner & Stone is a bakery-bar-restaurant in Gowanus Brooklyn, where the synergy of prime building materials – concrete, steel, and light – is as hand-crafted as the food. Occupying three visually intertwined levels organized around a planted light court, oblique views throughout the space engage sky, street, and an iconic adjacent rooftop water tower. Simplicity […]

-AIANY / Center for Architecture
16 Acres Film Screening / 6:00pm-8:00pm
The rebuilding of ground zero is one of the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in American history. From the beginning, the effort has been fraught with controversy, delays, and politics. The struggle has encompassed more than a decade, 19 government agencies, a dozen projects, and over $20 billion…More Information / Register

-Regional Plan Association
Guided Tour of Governors Island, New Park and Public Spaces / 4:00pm-5:30pm
Designed by: WEST 8, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
The Trust for Governors Island has completed construction on the first 30 acres of new park and public spaces and they are now open to the public!
Ferry departs at 4pm sharp from the Battery Maritime Building
Reservation Required – To reserve a spot, contact Steven Salzgeber at ssalzgeber@rpa.org or by calling: 917-546-4317.

editor’s note: a 2nd hard drive failure in 7 months (what’s going on here Apple!) requires a reduction in daily event info on this site until the hardware issues have been resolved. while we use borrowed equipment and until further notice, the daily “Fab 5” is now the “Top 3”. we look forward to restoring full service soon.

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
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What’s on View:
Special Exhibitions @ 3 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:
‘The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy’ (through Oct. 26)
‘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 / metmuseum.org
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‘Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face’ (through Oct. 26)
Scipione_Pulzone_Jacopo_Boncompagni_1574_2000The 400th anniversary celebration of El Greco’s death begins with a stunning clarification of the youthful greatness of his portrait “Vincenzo Anastagi” — a Frick Collection stalwart — that also teaches much about radicalism, fame and painting. This is done simply by pairing it with the obsessively detailed “Jacopo Boncompagni,” a rarely seen portrait by Scipione Pulzone, the now-forgotten artist of the moment in 1570s Rome, where both works were made. (Roberta Smith-NYT)
Frick Collection: 1 East 70th St. (btw 5th/Madison)
212-288-0700, frick.org.
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Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901–1911 (through spring 2015)
Early in his career Vasily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking, produced brightly-colored landscapes of the German countryside, and explored recognizable and recurrent motifs. This intimate exhibition drawn from the Guggenheim collection explores the artist’s representational origins.
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. ==========================================================

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar dated 10/19 and 10/17.
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