Selected NYC Events (02/07) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s WestSide

Today’s Sweet6 NYC Events>TUESDAY/FEB.07, 2017

“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as 1-2-3.
For future NYC Events be sure to check the tab above: “Notable NYC Events-Feb.”

Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do this:

Centre Choreographique National—Ballet de Lorraine
Joyce Theater / 7:30PM, $36+
“The contemporary dance company, a laboratory for new work based in Amiens, in northern France, makes its first visit to New York. Particularly interesting is “Sounddance” (on Program A), a furiously paced Merce Cunningham work from 1975 in which the dancers enter and exit the stage through a weird tentlike structure. Program B consists of a single evening-length dance cobbled together from the efforts of five choreographers whose identities are kept intentionally hidden, allowing the audience to experience the dance without preconceptions.” (NewYorker)
also Feb.8, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 9-10, 8 p.m.; Feb. 11, 2 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 12, 2 p.m.

5  OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)

CAMILLE THURMAN WITH THE DARRELL GREEN TRIO
McCOY TYNER
An Evening with Deepak Chopra
THE 45TH ANNUAL DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
RadioLoveFest

PLUS 
NYC Restaurant Week reservations now open

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Music, Dance, Performing Art

CAMILLE THURMAN WITH THE DARRELL GREEN TRIO
at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola / 7:30, 9:30PM, $30
“Ms. Thurman has a lithe and attenuated attack on the tenor saxophone and an equally effortless style on the flute. And she’s a triple threat, having won awards for her abilities as a scat vocalist. At this show she will play two sets of onrushing postbop with a stellar band: the pianist David Bryant, the bassist Lonnie Plaxico and Mr. Green, a drummer.” (NYT-GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO)

McCOY TYNER
at the Blue Note / 8PM, +10:30PM, $30-$45
“One of the most influential living jazz pianists, Mr. Tyner, 78, emerged from Philadelphia in the early 1960s as a charter member of the John Coltrane Quartet. With a darkly combustive left hand and open-ended chord voicings in the right, he helped to define the group’s classic sound while paving the way for the boundless abandon of Coltrane’s later period (if not its atonality). But Mr. Tyner’s legacy must also include his sensitive playing on ballads, and his strengths as a composer and bandleader. He appears here with the saxophonist Gary Bartz, the bassist Gerald Cannon and the drummer Francisco Mela.” (NYT- GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO)

Smart Stuff / Other NYC Events
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)

An Evening with Deepak Chopra |
You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters
Riverside Church. / 7PM, $37, includes a copy of You Are the Universe
“What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality?

Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he shares new insights from his latest work You Are the Universe and explores some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. The greatest spiritual urge in our time is the urge to change, to walk the path of transformation.”

THE 45TH ANNUAL DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL (LAST DAY)
“Dance On Camera Festival Remains The Longest-Running Dance Film Festival In The World, Providing A Platform For Choreographic Storytelling And Creative Expression, And Intimate Access To Innovative Media Artists And Their Cinematic Works. Each February In New York City, The Festival Presents Feature-Length Documentary And Narrative Films, Inventive Short Films, Filmmaker Panels And Special Events, Cutting Edge Media And Art Installations, As Well As Engaging Community And Student Programs.”
Tonight: In the Steps of Trisha Brown. 8PM

Elsewhere, but this always looks worth the detour:

RadioLoveFest (Feb.08-11)
Brooklyn Academy of Music; various times; $35 and up
“BAM and WNYC present their fourth annual celebration of the best in radio. Catch a live taping of public radio juggernauts like Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and Snap Judgement, settle in for an evening of dance and stories with Monica Bill Barnes & Company and This American Life’s Ira Glass, talk politics with Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor, or have some laughs with Maeve Higgins, Phoebe Robinson and other talented comics at Bullseye Comedy Night. This fest isn’t all talk: the schedule features two free concerts.” (TONY)

PLUS 

NYC Restaurant Week reservations now open
From Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, have your pick from 375 participating restaurants, with a three-course prix fixe lunch or dinner; lunches are $29, and dinners are $42, not including beverages, gratuities and taxes, a great deal for some of the city’s most popular spots…

This year there are 32 new restaurants participating, joining the array of restaurants that span 41 neighborhoods and four boroughs.
To see the full list, go to nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

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Bonus NYC Events – Music Venues:
So much fine live music every night in this town. These are my favorite non jazz music venues on Manhattan’s WestSide. Check out who’s playing tonight:

City Winery – 155 Varick St., citywinery.com, 212-608-0555
Feinstein’s/54 Below – 254 W54th St., 54below.com, 646-476-3551
Joe’s Pub @ Public Theater – 425 Lafayette St., joespub.com, 212-967-7555
Metropolitan Room – 34W22ndSt., metropolitan room.com, 212-206-0440
Beacon Theatre – 2124 Broadway @ 74th St., beacontheatre.com, 212-465-6500
Town Hall – 123 W43rd St., thetownhall.org, 212-997-6661
B.B. King’s Blues Bar – 237W42nd St., bbkingblues.com, 212-997-2144
Bowery Ballroom – 6 Delancey St. boweryballroom.com,
Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleecker St., lepoissonrouge.com, 212-505-3474

Special Mention:
Caffe Vivaldi32 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.

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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, with a population of  8.5 million, had a record 60 million visitors last year and was TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Top U.S. Destination for 2017.  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):

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

Museum of Modern Art:
‘FROM THE COLLECTION: 1960-1969’ (through March 12, 2017)
“MoMA shakes up its sanctum sanctorum, installing half of its permanent collection galleries with works chosen by 17 curators from a single decade: the tumultuous 1960s. The limited time frame is balanced by unprecedented breadth and variety. As never before, the presentation mixes together objects and artworks from all six of the museum’s curatorial departments. The blend is alternately stimulating and bewildering, revelatory and infuriating: yet another symptom of the museum’s limited curatorial mind-set. 212-708-9400, moma.org.” (Smith)
 ‘TONY OURSLER: IMPONDERABLE’ (through April 16, 2017)
“This small exhibition is centered on a 90-minute film in which episodes from the history of spiritualist frauds and hoaxes are re-enacted by people in fanciful costumes while mystic flames, smoke and ectoplasmic phenomena come and go. At certain moments during “Imponderable,” you feel breezes wafting over you and hear loud thumping under the theater’s risers. The crudeness of these effects is part of the generally comical spirit. It’s all about the confusion between illusion and reality to which human beings seem to be congenitally susceptible. 212-708-9400, moma.org.” (Johnson)

 Whitney Museum of American Art:
‘HUMAN INTEREST: PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITNEY’S COLLECTION’ (through Feb.12, 2017)
“A year ago, the Whitney inaugurated its new downtown home with a permanent collection showcase called “America Is Hard to See.” Its even more immediately engaging successor, devoted entirely to portraiture, is now on view and might well have been subtitled “Americans Are Strange to Look At,” which, in the 250 images here, we sure are: funny-strange, beautiful-strange, crazy-strange, dangerous-strange, inscrutable-strange. The work is arranged by theme and spread over two floors. There are magnetic images everywhere. 99 Gansevoort Street, 212-570-3600, whitney.org.” (Cotter)

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For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right sidebar dated 02/05 and 02/03.
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