Selected Events + Gallery Special Exhibits: Chelsea (11/04)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – TUESDAY, NOV. 04, 2014
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White Light Festival: Mavis Staples
Ms. Staples, the powerhouse former anchor of the Staple Singers, remains an indefatigable performer and road warrior. Her most recent album, “One True Vine,” had an earthy dose of lo-fi Americana courtesy of its producer, Jeff Tweedy, the Wilco frontman. She performs music from that acclaimed album as part of the White Light Festival.” (Anderson-NYT)
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center,
At 7:30 p.m. / $45 to $80.

Patti LuPone
Northport’s own Patti LuPone has become the fiery unofficial artist in residence at 54 Below, the popular Midtown destination for Broadway stars. She returns there this week with her new show, “Far Away Places Part Two,” a mostly new collection of songs about wanderlust. Through Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. (except next Friday and Nov. 9), with a 9:30 p.m. set on Nov. 15.(NYT)
54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, Manhattan,
$85 to $160 cover, with a $25 minimum.

Johnny O’Neal Trio
A pianist in the Art-Tatum-and-Oscar-Peterson lineage, and a singer of gruff erudition, Johnny O’Neal has been enjoying a late-career comeback possibly sweeter than his so-called prime. His standing trio engagement at Smalls, on most Sunday nights, has become a prized institution, and his Monday-night duo gig at Mezzrow seems likely to follow suit. Next week he also plays uptown, with a trio.” (Chinen-NYT)
Monday from 9 p.m. to midnight, Mezzrow, 163 West 10th Street, near Seventh Avenue, Greenwich Village, 646-476-4346,; $20 cover.
Tuesday from 7 to 11 p.m., Minton’s, 206 West 118th Street, Harlem, 212-243-2222,; $20 cover at tables, $10 at the bar; with a one-drink 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.

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 (10/31) and (11/02).
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