Selected Events + Gallery Special Exhibits: Chelsea (11/16)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – SUNDAY, NOV. 16, 2014
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Mikhailovsky Ballet (through Nov. 23)
“Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev were the golden couple of the Bolshoi until they defected to this St. Petersburg troupe in 2011 in search of more artistic freedom. They join the Mikhailovsky in its United States debut at Lincoln Center with a caravan of classics and some newer works. This week, Ms. Osipova is “Giselle,” a signature role (she performs Tuesday and Thursday; Mr. Vasiliev on Wednesday evening).
Future programs include “The Flames of Paris” (Nov. 14 to 16), “Three Centuries of Russian Ballet” (Nov. 18 and 19) and “Don Quixote” (Nov. 20 to 23).” (Schaefer-NYT)
Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m.,
matinees on Saturdays, Sundays and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m.,
DHK Theater, Lincoln Center,
$29 to $149.

Bill Charlap Trio
“Although it’s been far too long since he’s released a new album, the pianist, a modern mainstream giant, always has a stockpile of imaginative and meticulously arranged material to draw on. His longtime trio mates—Peter Washington, on bass, and Kenny Washington, on drums—could not be more in synch with Charlap’s manicured swing.” (NewYorker)
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village,
212-255-4037 /
At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. / $25 and $30 cover, with a one-drink minimum.

Ellis Marsalis 80th Birthday Celebration
“Ellis Marsalis, the pianist, educator and patriarch, recently recognized as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, works regularly in his hometown, New Orleans, but only rarely in these parts. This engagement, which begins one day shy of his 80th birthday, will feature several regular partners: Derek Douget on saxophone, Jason Stewart on bass and Herlin Riley on drums” (Chinen-NYT)
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th St. and Broadway,
At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. / $35 to $45 cover, with a $10 minimum
212-258-9595 /

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 next week.

♦ 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 (11/14) and (11/12).
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