Selected NYC Events (02/09) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

Today’s Sweet6 NYC Events>THURSDAY/FEB.09, 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:

BOB MOULD (also Friday)
at City Winery / 8PM, $28-$35
“For Mr. Mould, it’s all about the buzz of an electric guitar. Since he formed the iconoclastic punk and hard-core band Hüsker Dü in the late 1970s, this songwriter has pioneered a deafening style of rock ’n’ roll that’s had a profound influence on countless bands that have come since. Mr. Mould, who released the excellent solo album “Patch the Sky” last year, will deliver a career-spanning set list with nothing more than his trusted six string. And following the death of the actress Mary Tyler Moore in January, expect Mr. Mould, who came of age in Minneapolis, to revisit Hüsker Dü’s celebrated cover of “Love Is All Around,” the theme song to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

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

Stacy Sullivan, A Night at the Troubadour
New Orford String Quartet
Kelly Burke: Love for Sale
Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer

You saw these here recently and they continue today:
Brandon Uranowitz: The Songs of William Finn
Centre Choreographique National—Ballet de Lorraine
New York City Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty

NYC Restaurant Week reservations now open


Music, Dance, Performing Art

Stacy Sullivan, A Night at the Troubadour:
Presenting Elton John and David Ackles
Metropolitan Room, 34 W22nd St./ 7PM, $25+
“Stacy Sullivan, award-winning recording artist and performer, has enjoyed a life-long fascination with the work of Elton John and David Ackles. Imagine her delight when she discovered the two shared a stage one fateful night…August 25th, 1970.

That night at the Troubadour in L.A., Elton John was introduced to the World and his name became a household word. David Ackles is nearly forgotten. Artistic genius and commercial success may be as ships passing in the night.” (

New Orford String Quartet
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center / 7:30PM, FREE
“This “electrifying” Canadian ensemble (Toronto Star) brings innovative insights to R. Murray Schafer’s fiery First String Quartet and Beethoven’s Third “Razumovsky” Quartet with its radical closing fugue.”
R. Murray Schafer: String Quartet No. 1
Beethoven: String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (“Razumovsky”)

Kelly Burke: Love for Sale
Huron Club, 17 Vandam St./ 5PM, $40
“English singer-actor Burke makes her U.S. debut in a “cabaret-play” set in the 1930s, featuring songs by Kurt Weill and others. The winning Charlie Alterman costars as her pianist.” (TONY)

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

Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer
A Meatloaf in Every Oven, In praise of comfort food.
Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th St./ 7PM, FREE
“The @Macaulay Author Series presents journalists from The New York Times Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer and their new book A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes – From Mom’s to Mario Batali. The title is quite a mouthful, and there’s more than enough to chew on in the book as Bruni and Steinhauer present the definitive guide to the classic American recipe. A Meatloaf in Every Oven is a love letter to meatloaf that incorporates history, personal anecdotes and even meatloaf sandwiches. While reading the book, you feel like you’re cooking with two trusted and knowledgeable friends.”

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)


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

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

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

Special Mention:
Caffe Vivaldi – 32 Jones St. nr Bleecker St., 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 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):


These are My Fave Special Exhibitions @ MUSEUMS / Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue
(See the New York Times Arts Section for listings of all museum exhibitions,
and also see the expanded reviews of these exhibitions)

Morgan Library & Museum
“This is the second-largest gathering ever, anywhere, of prime Dickinson relics, and as such it comes with an aura the size of a city block. It instantly turns the Morgan into a pilgrimage site, a literary Lourdes, a place to come in contact with one aspect of America that truly can claim greatness. And the show has a mission, to give 21st-century audiences a fresh take on Dickinson. Gone is the white-gowned Puritan nun, and the Belle of Amherst, that infantilized charmer. At the Morgan we get a different Dickinson, a person among people: a member of a household, a village dweller, a citizen.” 212-685-0008, (NYT-Holland Cotter)

and you should be sure to check out the special exhibitions at that little museum on Fifth Ave., The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(open 7 days /week, AND always Pay What You Wish)

at the very least you will want to see these two:
“This lavish collection of 160 objects came to the Met from the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in early 2015. The Burkes loved Japanese art — all of it — and the exhibition is close to compendious in terms of media, from wood-carved Buddhas to bamboo baskets, with a particular strength in painting, early and late. The quality of the work? Japan thinks highly enough of it to have made the Burke holdings the first Japanese collection from abroad ever to show at Tokyo National Museum. 212-535-7710,” (Cotter)

‘MAX BECKMANN IN NEW YORK’ (through Feb. 20).
“In the last two years of his life, the great German Expressionist Max Beckmann lived in New York. This terrific exhibition gathers paintings that he created during his time here as well as paintings now owned by museums and private collectors in New York, regardless of when they were made. If this sounds like a recipe for mishmash, it’s not: There’s not a single dud among the 39 works in the show. Including portraits, still lifes, cityscapes and several of his most ambitious allegorical visions, it will warm the hearts of Beckmann’s fans and serve as an excellent introduction for those unfamiliar with his vigorously humane art. 212-535-7710,” (Ken Johnson)

Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world. Eight museums can be found along this section of Fifth Avenue:
• 105th Street – El Museo del Barrio (closed Sun-Mon)*
• 103rd Street – Museum of the City of New York (open 7 days /week)
•  92nd Street – The Jewish Museum (closed Wed) (Sat FREE) (Thu 5-8 PWYW)
•  91st Street  –  Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (open 7 days /week)
•  89th Street –  National Academy Museum (closed Mon-Tue)
•  88th Street –  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (closed Thu) (Sat 6-8 PWYW)
•  86th Street –  Neue Galerie New York (closed Tue-Wed) (Fri 6-8 FREE)
Last, but certainly not least, America’s premier museum
•  82nd Street – The Metropolitan Museum of Art (open 7 days /week)*
*always Pay What You Wish (PWYW)

Although technically not part of the Museum Mile, the Frick Collection (closed Mon) (SUN 11am-1pm PWYW) on the corner of 70th St. and Fifth Avenue and the The Morgan Library & Museum (closed Mon) (Fri 7-9 FREE) on Madison Ave and 37th St are also located near Fifth Ave.
Now plan your own museum crawl (info on hours & admission updated June 2, 2015).
For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar dated 02/07 and 02/05.

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