Today’s SUPER 6 > THURSDAY / OCT. 08, 2015
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(click on links for complete event info.)
Music, Dance, Performing Arts
Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway / 8PM, $
“Over the last decade, Mr. Burnham has evolved from a cutesy musical comic into one of the most creatively adventurous comedians in the country, blending original music, storytelling and poetry in elaborately theatrical shows. These performances are part of his “Make Happy” tour.” (Czajkowski-NYT)
Fall for Dance (through Oct. 11)
NY City Center, 131 West 55th St./ 8PM, $20
“This popular, packed-to-the-gills festival rolls out three more programs this week, with four companies on each. Program 4 (Thursday and Friday) ushers in Stephen Petronio’s “Locomotor,” San Francisco Ballet, the classical Indian elegance of Nrityagram and the tap artists of Dorrance Dance, led by the recently anointed “MacArthur genius” Michelle Dorrance.” (Burke-NYT)
Karrin Allyson (through Oct. 10)
Birdland, 315 W44th St. / 8:30PM +11PM, $
“Allyson is a gently swinging singer whose peripatetic musical wanderings have found her flitting from France to Brazil and disparate jazz points between. Her album “Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein” reimagines well-worn favorites associated with “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Oklahoma.” (NewYorker)
Smart Stuff / Other
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)
New York Comic Con (10/08-10/11)
Javits Center, / 10AM, $40 (may need to stub hub this one)
“Last year’s glorious geek assembly brought in more than 151,000 visitors, beating San Diego Comic-Con and making NYCC the second-biggest event in the city. Wear a Batman T-shirt or a full cape-and-cowl at this packed pop culture mecca, where anyone can be a superhero.”
“It begins. The country’s biggest comics and sci-fi convention arrives for its 10th weekend of panels, cosplay, shopping and signings. Whether you’ve spent the past few months with a hot glue gun and a cape or you’re just down to get an autograph from your favorite artist, make sure you’re in line early for four full days of fan worship. “ (TONY)
Poets Forum (through Oct. 10)
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 La Guardia Place, at Washington Square South / 6:30PM,
“The Academy of American Poets Chancellors hosts this annual event, which begins with a lineup of readings that includes Claudia Rankine, Mark Doty and the United States poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. (Other events at various locations continue through Oct. 10.)”
New York Super Week (through Oct. 11)
“This festival is a sort of warm-up act and partner for New York Comic Con, which begins on Thursday, and will turn the city into a playground for fans of super heroes, vampires, zombies — typical Comic Con fare. There are dozens of events, from comedy shows and concerts to food tastings and lectures, planned covering a broad range of locations and topics. The lineup is at newyorksuperweek.com.” (NYT-SpareTimes)
Bonus – Music Picks:
So much fine live music every night in this town. These are a few of my favorite music venues on Manhattan’s WestSide. Check out who’s playing tonight:
City Winery – 155 Varick St., citywinery.com, 212-608-0555
Joe’s Pub @ Public Theater – 425 Lafayette St. joespub.com, 212-967-7555
Metropolitan Room – 34W22ndSt., metropolitan room.com, 212-206-0440
Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleecker St. lepoissonrouge.com, 212-505-3474
Beacon Theatre – 2124 Broadway @ 74th St., beacontheatre.com, 212-465-6500
B.B. King’s Blues Bar – 237W42nd dSt. bbkingblues.com, 212-997-2144
Caffe Vivaldi – 32 Jones St. nr Bleecker St. caffevivaldi.com, 212-691-7538
a classic, old jazz club in the Village, Caffe V often surprises with a wonderfully eclectic lineup. It’s my favorite spot for an evening of listening enjoyment and discovery.
♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity, with a population of 8.5 million, had a record 56 million visitors last year and is TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Top U.S. Destination for 2015. Quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
Chelsea Art Gallery District*
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.
This is a current exhibitions that the NYT recommends:
‘Dia 15 VI 13 545 West 22 Street Dream House’ (through Oct. 24)
“This terrific show restages a famous sound and light installation by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, a work whose origins date to the 1960s. On entering the dimly lit gallery, you are immediately enveloped by an intensely powerful sound, a roaring, droning, pulsing noise with such a deep bass that you feel it in your body as well as in your ears. At the far end of the space is a work by Jung Hee Choi, a slowly changing hallucinogenic projection on a perforated black screen. Prepare to have your consciousness altered.” Dia: Chelsea, 545 West 22nd Street, Chelsea, 212-989-5566, diacenter.org. (Johnson-NYT)
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.
*Now plan your own gallery crawl, but plan your visits for Tuesday through Saturday; most galleries are closed Sunday and Monday.
TIP: After your gallery tour, stop in Ovest at 513W27th St. for Aperitivo Italiano (Happy Hour on steroids). Discuss all the great art you have viewed over a drink and a very tasty selection of FREE appetizers (M-F, 5-8pm).
For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar dated 10/06 and 10/04.