Today’s Sweet6 NYC Events>THURSDAY/ OCT 20, 2016
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Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do this:
The New York Cabaret Convention 2016 (thru Oct.21)
Rose Theater, Broadway @ 60th St./ 6PM, $25+
“The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 27th annual cabaret fest brings together some of the genre’s top artists to celebrate the Great American Songbook over 4 nights.
Tonight: Rex Reed hosts a salute to the late Sylvia Syms, featuring Joyce Breach, Ann Hampton Callaway, Barbara Carroll, Tedd Firth, Marilyn Maye, Billy Stritch, Carol Woods and Tom Wopat.” (TONY)
Music, Dance, Performing Arts
JANE MONHEIT (Oct. 18-22.)
Birdland, 315 W44th St./ 8:30PM, +11PM, $40
On her latest album, “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald,” the jazz vocalist Monheit gets to pay homage to a major influence while having her pick of choice material from the likes of Rodgers and Hart, Arlen, and Porter—a win-win situation. While the album benefits from the work of the guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton, here this congenial stylist will be flanked by her supportive trio.” (NewYorker)
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. S., at 11th St./ 8:30PM +10:30PM, $30
“Drawing from the Miles Davis rule book, the trumpeter Harrell pairs himself with a saxophonist who will both inspire and challenge him: the inventive tenor stylist Mark Turner. A lean quartet bolstered by Ugonna Okegwo’s bass and Adam Cruz’s drums offers plenty of open terrain for creative jostling.” (NewYorker)
Smart Stuff / Other NYC Events
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)
NYC Food Film Festival (Oct.20-23)
AMC Empire 25, 234 W42nd St../ 7PM, $75–$95
“Feast your eyes—and belly—at this tenth annual fest showcasing more than 20 gastro-minded flicks and serving up those same dishes seen on screen. Opening night revisits the best films from the fest’s ten years and offers treats from Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy, The Brooklyn Star, Max & Mina’s Ice Cream and more. Fri 21 explores the flavors of Louisiana with films like How the Taste of Louisiana was Born and eats including Louisiana black pot gumbo and boucherie; the Food Porn Party commences on Sat 22, featuring an after party with food-burlesque performances; Sun 23 touches down in Japan, welcoming Brooklyn’s own Ramen Master, Chef Keizo Shimamoto, and takoyaki authority Chef Karl Palma. One thing’s for sure, this will be the tastiest film fest you’ve ever attended.” (TONY)
“NEW YORK LOVES ITALY”
Consulate General of Italy, 690 Park Ave./ 6PM, FREE
“The history of Italian culture in New York City gains a new chapter with this series of events, hosted by the Consulate General of Italy. “New York Loves Italy” aims to foster exchange and dialogue between Italians and New Yorkers, local and abroad, across sectors including food, athletics, fashion, and art. The inaugural talk, “Digital Challenges Between Tradition and Innovation,” features Gianni Riotta, a journalist and professor at Princeton University, and Sreenath (Sree) Sreenivasan, the chief digital officer of New York City, sharing personal anecdotes.” (NewYorker)
ARCHTOBER (through Oct. 31)
“Tours, talks, exhibitions — it’s difficult to keep track of all the events going on during New York’s annual monthlong celebration of architecture and design. Each day features a building of the day, with a tour. Make reservations early; coveted tours sell out quickly. Among the options for the coming week is the edible schoolyard at P.S. 7 in East Harlem (Tuesday at noon). Other highlights include a tour of the Steinway piano factory in Astoria, Queens (Saturday at 1 p.m.). More information at archtober.org.” (NYT-AroundTown)
TODAY’S events include: Parsons School of Design / 6PM
Behind the Slice
“What goes into making a single slice of pizza, on an industrial level? Share a slice with a panel of pizza industry experts as they discuss their work as it relates to materials and manufacturing, history, design, environmental impact, as well as current and future pizza culture. Guest Speakers: Mike Brockman, Mike Madan, Scott Wiener, & Jennifer Wright-Laracy. Hosted by: Stephanie Mantis. Location: The Glass Corner, E206, 25 E 13th Street”
Bonus NYC events– Jazz Venues:
Many consider NYCity the Jazz capital of the world. Here are my favorite Jazz clubs, all on Manhattan’s WestSide. Check out who is playing tonight:
Greenwich Village (all six are within walking distance of each other):
Village Vanguard – 178 7th Ave. South, villagevanguard.com, 212-255-4037
Blue Note – 131 W3rd St. nr 6th ave. bluenotejazz.com, 212-475-8592
55 Bar – basement @55 Christopher St. nr 7th ave.S. 55bar.com, 212-929-9883
Mezzrow – basement @ 163 W10th St. nr 7th Ave. mezzrow.com,646-476-4346
Smalls – basement @ 183 W10th St. smallslive.com, 646-476-4346
Cornelia Street Cafe – 29 Cornelia St. corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319
Outside Greenwich Village:
Dizzy’s Club – Broadway @ 60th St. — jazz.org/dizzys / 212-258-9595
Birdland – 315 W44th St.(btw 8/9ave) — birdlandjazz.com / 212-581-3080
Smoke Jazz Club – 2751 Broadway nr.106th St. — smokejazz.com / 212-864-6662
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 58 million visitors last year and was TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Top U.S. Destination for 2016. Quality shows draw crowds.
Try to reserve seats for these top NYC events in advance, even if just on day of performance.
NYCity Vacation Travel Guide Video (Expedia):
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.
One exhibition the NYT likes:
RICHARD SERRA (through Oct.22)
“New works occupying one of Gagosian Gallery’s Chelsea display spaces reveal Mr. Serra to be, at 76, still wrangling sculptural fundamentals into objects and installations of thrilling severity. The space, on West 24th Street, hosts three works made of solid steel slabs as well as a drawing installation.”
Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, 212-741-1111, gagosian.com. (Johnson)
One exhibition TimeOutNewYork likes:
Random International (thru Oct.22)
Pace Gallery, 537 W24th St./ 10AM-6PM, FREE
“The the art and design studio behind the hugely popular Rain Room at MoMA in 2013 returns with more examples of digitally-aided legerdemain, including an interactive, full-length “mirror” that blurs your refection.”
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 better to 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 10/18 and 10/16.
This week’s fave and FREE NYCity AppS:
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Need to catch your #1,2,3 subway to attend an event? Use the Subway Time app from the MTA to find out when the next train arrives at your station. The MTA also has Bus Time info available on their mobile website.