Today’s Sweet 6 NYC Events > WEDNESDAY/ AUGUST 02, 2017
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It’s the most comprehensive list of top events this month that you’ll find anywhere.
Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do this:
at the Beacon Theater /8PM, $37.50 – $52.50
“The folk and country singer-songwriter Gillian Welch is known for taking her time between solo releases. Her most recent album, “The Harrow & the Harvest,” came out to widespread acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations six years ago. While Ms. Welch’s fans are still awaiting a proper follow-up, she and her close collaborator David Rawlings have embarked on a short run of shows at which they will perform “The Harrow & the Harvest” in its entirety to promote the LP’s release on vinyl.” (SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON-NYT)
5 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>>Atlas Circus Company
>>Exploring Legends Interview with Scott Parazynski
>>Susan Howe: My Emily Dickinson
>>Dave Chappelle and the Roots
Music, Dance, Performing Arts
59E59 Theaters,/ 7PM, $35
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely.
Will Anderson and Peter Anderson are identical twins who play the saxophone and clarinet. They will perform in a six-piece ensemble throughout August highlighting four great American composers: Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers. The first week is Porter, so anything goes!
“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (The New York Times) identical twins Peter & Will Anderson return to 59E59 Theaters by popular demand for a celebration of the great American Songbook. Shining the spotlight on the work of four of its most distinguished composers (one composer each week), a 6-piece ensemble featuring vocalist Molly Ryan will perform hits such as ‘Summertime’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Night & Day’,’Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, and ‘Rhapsody in Blue’.
August 2 – 6: Cole Porter
Featuring ‘Night & Day’, ‘Begin the Beguine’, ‘I Get a Kick out of You’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘Just One of Those Things’, and more!
Atlas Circus Company
Dixon Place, / 7:30PM, $18–$25
“You thought “Get Lucky” was just a Daft Punk song. It’s also the rallying cry for a young circus troupe out of Allentown, whose new Lucky, their third full-length work, runs through August 16 in this welcoming subterranean space. Atlas’s previous undertaking, Wild, followed the classic story of a juggle-happy kid who runs away to join the circus and finds himself in a wooded glade with aerial acrobats, clowns, other jugglers, and some really touching plot twists. Lucky, created by Thomas McCarthy and Henry Evans, aims to provide “meaningful narrative,” combining theater, dance, and circus arts into a hilarious experience for all ages; it features a man who can’t stop falling on his face trying to navigate the challenges of city life. David Evans provides original music, and Tyler Holoboski choreographs.” (Elizabeth Zimmer, VillageVoice)
Smart Stuff / Other NYC Events
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)
Exploring Legends Interview with Scott Parazynski
The Explorers Club, 6 E. 70th St./ 6PM, $25
“Hear from the only person who’s been at the top of the planet’s tallest peak and also gone to space. Dr. Scott Parazynski speaks about his adventures, the current state of NASA, and the future of private space efforts.” (ThpughtGallery.org)
Susan Howe: My Emily Dickinson
Albertine, / 7PM, FREE
“Originality is the discovery of how to shed identity before the magic mirror of Antiquity’s sovereign power.” So writes the poet and translator Susan Howe in her forceful creative study My Emily Dickinson, first published in 1985. It’s a sentence well served as a descriptor of Howe’s own work, which has proved, for nearly half a century, that historicism can make for some of the most inventive and effective contemporary writing around. The elegant Upper East Side French-American bookstore Albertine brings together Howe; New Directions editor-in-chief Barbara Epler; the publisher Isabella Checcaglini; and the translator Antoine Cazé, for a reflection on My Emily Dickinson, which, in its 32nd year, is receiving its first French-language edition from Ypsilon. The panel will be in English.” (Sarah Edwards, Village Voice)
Let’s not forget these wonderful continuing events:
Dave Chappelle and the Roots (thru Aug 24)
at Radio City Music Hall / 8PM, $55+
“For years withdrawn from public life, Mr. Chappelle is touring once again, bringing his insightful and often controversial comedy to his legion of fans. Over the course of a three-week residency, he will perform alongside comics including Chris Rock, Trevor Noah and Ali Wong, as well as musical guests like Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper and Lauryn Hill. For his first four shows, Tuesday through next Friday, each one starting at 8 p.m., he will be joined by the Roots, the “Tonight Show” house band since 2014.” (ELISE CZAJKOWSKI-NYT)
Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2017
“Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country’s longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, opens this year on July 26 and runs through August 13. The 47th edition of the popular festival will fill the Lincoln Center campus with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of artists from across the city, country, and world-all completely free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled about this year’s festival,” says Jill Sternheimer, Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center. “It’s a profound reminder of what is truly great about this city-the opportunity to come together on a beautiful summer night and experience totally free world-class concerts and performances from such a wide array of incredible artists, and to be able to share in the sense of community that goes along with that. It’s what Lincoln Center Out of Doors is all about”
Angélique Kidjo and Ibibio Sound Machine bring Afrobeat, funk and club music to Damrosch Park 7:30PM
For more info on this wonderful festival, Time Out NY has it all covered.
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:
(5 are underground, classic jazz joints. all 6 are within walking distance of each other):
Village Vanguard – UG, 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 – UG, 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 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):
WHAT’S ON VIEW
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)
Museum of the City of New York
‘A CITY SEEN: TODD WEBB’S POSTWAR NEW YORK, 1945-1960’ (thru Sept.04)
“Webb, a Detroit native who lost his money in the 1929 crash, served as a Navy photographer during World War II. His first major solo exhibition, “I See a City,” opened at the Museum of the City of New York in September 1946. Now the museum is putting the photographer, who died in 2000, in the spotlight again with more than 100 of his pictures of the city, including this shot of 125th Street in Harlem in 1946.
WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 4, at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.
INFO $18; 2125341672, mcny.org (STAV ZIV-Newsday)
NY AT ITS CORE (ongoing)
“Ten years in the making, New York at Its Core tells the compelling story of New York’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World.” The exhibition captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other and a subject of fascination the world over. Entertaining, inspiring, important, and at times bemusing, New York City “big personalities,” including Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, Boss Tweed, Emma Goldman, JP Morgan, Fiorello La Guardia, Jane Jacobs, Jay-Z, and dozens more, parade through the exhibition. Visitors will also learn the stories of lesser-known New York personalities, like Lenape chieftain Penhawitz and Italian immigrant Susie Rocco. Even animals like the horse, the pig, the beaver, and the oyster, which played pivotal roles in the economy and daily life of New York, get their moment in the historical spotlight. Occupying the entire first floor in three interactive galleries (Port City, 1609-1898, World City, 1898-2012, and Future City Lab) New York at Its Core is shaped by four themes: money, density, diversity, and creativity. Together, they provide a lens for examining the character of the city, and underlie the modern global metropolis we know today. mcny.org” (NYCity Guide)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (now-9/6/17)
“This newest show, Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, provides a rare chance to explore in-depth some of the key artists of this essential New York institution. Framed by the interests of six leading patrons, Visionaries brings together canvases from masters like Max Ernst, René Magritte, and Yves Tanguy, and sculptures by Joseph Cornell and Alberto Giacometti. In addition, Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy (1947) is being shown in the U.S. for the first time in nearly 50 years. More than a dozen works on paper by Picasso and Van Gogh, rarely on view to the public, can be seen in the Thannhauser Gallery, and paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, and Édouard Manet are displayed on the museum’s legendary ramps.”
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 this one:
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 07/31 and 07/29.