Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue (11/02)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – SUNDAY, NOV. 02, 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.”

Todd Rundgren (also Monday)
“Wizard, true star, shoulda-been teen idol, psychedelic prog-rocker, covers master, hits producer, blue-eyed soul man, analog guitar hero, online pioneer, and all-around Bearsville badass Todd Rundgren embraces hella multitudes…far more than your average rock legend. Expect him to show off whatever jazz chops he’s got when he joins Les Paul Trio guitarist Lou Pallo to unveil a new Gibson guitar and perhaps riff on some “standards” in addition to his own substantial body of work.”(Richard Gehr-VillageVoice)
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.
(212) 997-4144
8:00pm / $42.00-$75.00

Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo-soprano and David Aladashvili, piano
Music of Rachmaninoff, Taktakishvili, Duparc, Falla, and Bernstein
Anita Rachvelishvili became internationally known when on December 7th 2009, the opening night of the La Scala season, she sang the title role in Carmen opposite Jonas Kaufmann as Don José, in a production staged by Emma Date and conducted by Daniel Barenboim. This performance, which was her first of any major role in the West and which was her debut in the role, was also televised all over the world.
7:30pm / $15
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St

Kenny G
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ’80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart.
Blue Note, 131 West Third Street,
212-475-8592 /;
8:00 & 10:30PM /$75 cover at tables, $45 at the bar, $5 minimum.

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 (pop. 8.4 million) had 54 million visitors last year and quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.

What’s on View:
Special Exhibitions @ 2 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:
‘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 /

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 /

========================================================== 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 10/31 and 10/29.
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