Selected Events + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue (11/26)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 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.”

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Special Event

Amateur Night At The Apollo: Super Top Dog FINALE – Pop / Rock

Jason Moran and the Bandwagon – Jazz

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Sneak Peek
“The parade this year is making a bit of balloon history. Two venerable storybook characters — Paddington Bear (who made his appearance in the late 1950s) and Thomas the Tank Engine (who appeared in the late 1940s) — will be among six new giant balloons at the 88th edition of this parade. It’s the largest number to be added to the procession in its history. The Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and Eruptor from the Skylanders video games will also be making their debuts. The two other ones, the Pillsbury Doughboy and Pikachu, are replacing older versions of those characters.

For a sneak peek, inflation of the high-flying characters begins Wednesday at 3 p.m. from 77th to 81st Streets, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
More information: macys.com/parade.” (Anne Mancuso-NYT)

Amateur Night At The Apollo: Super Top Dog FINALE
Super Top Dog is the grand finale of the 2014 Amateur Night at the Apollo season!! Which of our talented contestants will win the title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000? Be here to find out! Get tickets
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St, Harlem.
at 7:30 p.m. / $25-$43
800-745-3000 / apollotheater.com

Jason Moran and the Bandwagon (through Nov. 30)
“The pianist’s latest album, “All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller,” radically reworks classics associated with the iconic swing-era instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist, and entertainer. Enlisting Meshell Ndegeocello as a guest singer, Moran devised a funky mashup of old and new that may ultimately miss the mark as a fully satisfying statement but has a good time attempting to make its point nonetheless. Ndegeocello isn’t expected at this engagement, but Moran’s volatile Bandwagon trio, with the bassist Tarus Mateen and the drummer Nasheet Waits, will undoubtedly raise a ruckus all by itself.” (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.

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.

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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 (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.
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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 / metmuseum.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 11/18 and 11/16.
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