Selected Events + Gallery Special Exhibits: Chelsea (10/29)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – WEDNESDAY, OCT. 29, 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.”

Roberto Fonseca
“Mr. Fonseca, a charismatic spark plug of a pianist from Cuba, recently released “Yo,” an album that explores his roots in a contemporary setting. As he did last year, in between dates on a North American tour with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, he stops in with his own small band. (It’ll be a trio, with the bassist Yandy Martinez and the drummer Ramsés Rodriguez.)” (Chinen-NYT)
Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, Chelsea,
8 p.m./ $20 at the door, with a $10 minimum

Dee Daniels
“With “Intimate Conversations,” her spirited new release, Ms. Daniels advances her growing reputation as a jazz singer of swinging poise and soulful control. As on the album, she appears next week with a band that features the trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, the pianist Ted Brancato and the bassist Martin Wind.” (Chinen-NYT)
Smoke Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway, at 106th Street,
212-864-6662 /
At 7, 9 and 10:30 p.m. / $9 cover, with variable 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.” (
For a complete calendar see:
For “20 Great Events to Check out at 2014 Archtober Festival in NYC”

Highlight’s from Today’s Events:

  • New York School of Interior Design

    Inside the New Whitney Museum / 6:00pm

    The Whitney Museum of American Art will move to its new home in the Meatpacking District in spring 2015. Scott Newman, partner at Cooper, Robertson & Partners and partner-in-charge of the new Whitney Museum in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, will provide a sneak preview of the building’s interiors and design.

    Walking Tour: New York City: Capital of the World / 10:00am

    Join guide Peter Laskowich for a simple walk through downtown Manhattan we read New York as capital of the world as we discuss big ideas of Wall Street, Federal Hall, Ellis Island, the attacks on 9/11 and our city’s (and indeed the nation’s), primary values

    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.

    ♦ 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.

    Chelsea is the heart of the NYCity contemporary art scene. Home to more than 300 art galleries, the Rubin Museum, the Joyce Theater, and The Kitchen performance spaces, there is no place like it anywhere in the world. Come here to browse free exhibitions by world-renowned artists and those unknowns waiting to be discovered in an art district that is concentrated between West 18th and West 27th Streets, and 10th and 11th Avenues. Afterwards stop in the Chelsea Market, stroll on the High Line, or rest up at one of the many cafes and bars and discuss the fine art – my fave is Ovest on W 27th St., where the aperitivo is like Happy Hour on steroids.

    For a listing of 25 essential galleries in the Chelsea Art Gallery District, organized by street, which enables you to create your own Chelsea Art Gallery crawl, see the Chelsea Gallery Guide ( Or check out TONY magazine’s list of the “Best Chelsea Galleries” and click through to see what’s on view. ==========================================================

    For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in the right Sidebar dated (10/25) and (10/27).
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