Selected Events + Gallery Special Exhibits: Chelsea (11/28)

Today’s “TOP 3″/ Selected NYCity Events – FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014
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Heart of the Park Tour – Parks

‘La Bohème’ – Opera

Bob Dylan – Pop / Rock

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Heart of the Park Tour
First things, first. Need to work off that large Thanksgiving feast? Head to Central Park.
See some of the Park’s most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Route involves a few stairs.
Central Park, inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 72nd St.
in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue.
90 minutes. Free, registration not required.
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
For directions, please call 212-794-6564

‘La Bohème’ (also Monday and next Friday)
Singing her first Mimi anywhere, the soprano Sonya Yoncheva delivers a beautifully detailed, sensitive performance in Franco Zeffirelli’s bustling, classic Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini’s opera.

She is scheduled to sing opposite two Rodolfos: Charles Castronovo, on Friday, and Ramón Vargas (who has been ill) on Monday and next Friday. Riccardo Frizza conducts.” (Zachary Woolfe-NYT)
Friday at 8:30 p.m.; Monday at 7:30 p.m.
next Friday at 8 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center,
212-362-6000 / metoperafamily.org / $27 to $460.

Bob Dylan (through Dec. 3)
“Bob Dylan is most active in the news these days with the release of “The Basement Tapes Complete,” a vault-clearing set of fabled late-’60s recordings he made on hiatus in upstate New York. In true mercurial fashion, however, Mr. Dylan himself seems barely to care about a relic from such a distant past.

In his present-day form, he is more the hard-touring troubadour intent on rewriting his own history however he likes, with versions of old songs that can be scarcely recognizable and a voice that grows more thin and mysterious by the year.” (WSJ)
Here he puts down stakes for five shows in New York, on Friday and Saturday and then Dec. 1-3. May need to try Stubhub and the resale market for shows before Dec.3.
Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, at 74th Street,
212-465-6500 / beacontheatre.com

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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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 (nycgo.com) 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 (11/26) and (11/24).
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