Selected Events (01/25) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide

Today’s “Fab 5″/ Selected NYCity Events – SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2015.
“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.”

New York Boat Show — Special Event   (10am-5pm)    

The New York Times Travel Show  — Special Event   (11am-5pm) 

Honeymoon in Vegas — Broadway Show   (3pm)

How the Right Is Wrong About Science  —  SmartStuff/ Lecture   (11am)

“The Girl From Ipanema” — Brazilian Music  (12:30pm)

For other useful and curated NYCity event info for Manhattan’s WestSide:

♦ “9 Notable Events-Jan.”, and “Top10 Free” in the header above.
♦ For NYCity trip planning see links in “Resources” and “Smart Stuff” in the header above.
♦ For NYCity Sights, Sounds and Stories visit out our sister site:

Today is the last day to catch two fine expos at the Javits Center:
(Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St.)

New York Boat Show
This annual event is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. There will be kayaks, sailboats and yachts, as well as an array of marine technologies and accessories on display,

Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts start their season at the Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show. With its 110-year history the show is recognized as THE place to see the latest and greatest in boating.

You name it you’ll see it here first—everything from yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft, from marine electronics and engines to fishing gear, and more. Book trip with resorts and travel destinations, too.

There’s no better place to buy! The 5-day event is a once-a-year opportunity to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time!
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
212-216-2000 /
The New York Times Travel Show
One of the biggest travel shows in the world. Over the course of three days, more than 20,000 travelers and industry professionals will attend the travel show for unparalleled insight into the industry and a little mingling with fellow travel enthusiasts.

More than 500 exhibitor booths will be on display throughout the show for visitors to stop in and explore. Learn from travel industry experts as they lead out seminars and book signings. Enjoy over 100 cultural presentations from across the world, and let your tastebuds in on a little action when attending Taste of the World, the culinary travel showcase during The New York Times Travel Show. Fun for the entire family, explore the world at The New York Times Travel Show without ever leaving New York City.
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(212) 216-2000 /

Honeymoon in Vegas opens on Broadway
image“Honeymoon in Vegas brings a whole bunch of singing Elvis impersonators to the Great White Way. Tony Danza also gets to show off his song-and-dance chops (give a whole new meaning to “Hold me closer Tony Danza.”
“But it’s very funny, with a detour to Hawaii and those iconic skydiving Elvis impersonators. The cast is superb, and what Danza lacks in strong vocal chops he makes up for in charm and characterful crooning. Gary Griffin’s frisky staging abounds in sight gags and gorgeous chorus girls. In terms of sheer bubbly fun, Honeymoon ranks up there with some of my favorite new musical comedies on the job—The Full Monty, Hairspray or In the Heights—and recent ones—The Book of Mormon and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Broadway may be a crapshoot, but Honeymoon hits the jackpot.” (TONY, David Cote)
Nederlander Theatre, 208 W 41st St. (btw Broadway and Eighth Ave)
3pm / $75-$165
Venue phone: 212-921-8000 /
Event phone: 800-745-3000 /

How the Right Is Wrong About Science
With the rise of conservatism in America we have been witnessing an increasing anti-science bias. The new Republican majority in the House and Senate will result in vehemently anti-science representatives being appointed to key positions, roles that will shape the future of America for years to come. How bad is it going to get and what can we do to stop them? (
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St.
at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm / FREE

“The Girl From Ipanema”
jobim-652x367A Special JOBIM Birthday Celebration Brunch and 50 year anniversary of “The Girl from Ipanema.” Vocalist Julie Eigenberg – known to her fans as Julie E. – & Manhattan Transfer’s pianist Yaron Gershovsky with World Guitar Master Andres Laprida team up to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, king of the bossa nova and Grammy-winning composer of favorites like “The Girl From Ipanema.”
Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St. (btw 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue)
12:30pm / $25

♦ 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.

My Fave Special Exhibitions – MUSEUMS / Manhattan’s WestSide
(See the New York Times Arts Section for listings of all museums,
and also see the expanded reviews of these exhibitions)

Museum of Modern Art:
107508‘The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters’ (through March 22) In his printed works, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec chronicled and publicized the music halls, theaters, circuses, operas and cafes of Paris with terrific verve, sly wit and surprising subtlety. This enthralling show presents approximately 100 examples drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. 212-708-9400, (Johnson)

‘Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs’ (through Feb. 10) A popular image of the elderly Matisse is of a serene, bespectacled pasha propped up in bed and surrounded by doves and flowers. But in the years around 1940, he must have felt he was living a nightmare. He and his wife of more than four decades separated. He underwent debilitating surgery for cancer. During World War II, he fled south to Nice, only to have that city threatened with bombardment. Through everything, he worked on. It is this Matisse — the invalid, insomniac, night-worker and waking dreamer — we meet in the marvelous, victory-lap show that has arrived in New York from London, trailing light, praise and lines around the block. 212-708-9400,; admission is by timed tickets. (Cotter)

‘Sturtevant: Double Trouble’ (through Feb. 22) Among the first things you see in MoMA’s taut, feisty retrospective of the American artist Elaine Sturtevant is work by far better known figures: Joseph Beuys, Jasper Johns, Marcel Duchamp. In each case, however, the pieces are by Ms. Sturtevant herself, who spent much of a long career adopting and adapting the art and styles of others to create a body of work entirely her own, one which raises questions about the value of art, about the hows and whys of producing it, and about the degrees to which quasi-replication can be an exercise in flattery, parody, objectivity, originality and love. 212-708-9400, (Cotter)

‘The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World’(through April 5) Despite being predictable and market-oriented in its choice of 17 artists, this museum’s first painting survey in decades is well worth seeing. About half the artists are exceptional and the rest are represented by their best work. Based on the premise that all historical painting styles are equally available today, the exhibition has been smartly installed to juxtapose different approaches: figurative and abstract, digital and handmade, spare and opulent. 212-708-9400, (Smith)

New-York Historical Society:
‘Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein’ (through April 19) Almost 50 years ago, the picture editor of a campus newspaper at City College of New York assigned himself a breaking story: coverage of what promised to be a massive march in Alabama, led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to demand free-and-clear voting rights for African-Americans. On short notice the editor, Stephen Somerstein, grabbed his cameras, climbed on a bus, and headed south. The 55 pictures of black leaders and everyday people in this show, installed in a hallway and small gallery, are some that he shot that day. The image of Dr. King’s head seen in monumental silhouette that has become a virtual logo of the film “Selma” is based on a Somerstein original. 170 Central Park West, at 77th Street, 212-873-3400, (Cotter)

Annie Leibovitz: ‘Pilgrimage’ (through Feb. 22) No living celebrities are portrayed in “Pilgrimage,” but lots of celebrated figures from the past are indirectly represented, from Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson to Eleanor Roosevelt and Robert Smithson. In the spring of 2009, Ms. Leibovitz set out on a two-year journey that took her to about two dozen historic sites in the United States and Britain. Most of these were house museums dedicated to famous individuals, where she photographed the rooms they inhabited and objects they owned and used. Though often poetically atmospheric, these pictures are disappointingly less lively than her portraits of famous entertainers. 170 Central Park West, at 77th Street, 212-873-3400, (Johnson)

Rubin Museum of Art:
‘The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide’ (through April 13) This show presents 54 paintings that illustrate step-by-step instructions for followers of Tibetan Buddhism. Delicately painted on 10-by-10-inch paper sheets, most of the pages depict a monk having fabulous visions in a verdant landscape. Thought to have been commissioned by a Mongolian patron and executed by unidentified artists in a Chinese workshop sometime in the 18th century, it is a fascinating and remarkably thorough manual for seekers of higher consciousness. 150 West 17th Street, Chelsea, 212-620-5000, (Johnson)


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