Today’s Super 7 NYC Events > SUNDAY/ APRIL 28, 2019
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Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do this:
Kenny Barron Quartet
Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center / 7:30PM, 9:30PM, $35-$45
“NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy Award–nominated pianist Kenny Barron is one of the most important pianists of the last several decades, known both for his solo work and for his projects with Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, and many more. His exquisite repertoire of original music includes recent compositions and modern classics that span his work with the aforementioned artists as well as more recent contemporaries. Praised endlessly for both his sensitivity and his virtuosity, Barron is undisputedly one of the top jazz pianists in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to Dizzy’s Club.”
6 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>> “Works & Process”
>> ‘DANCING THE GODS’
>> WADADA LEO SMITH
>> Ted Koppel in Conversation
>> Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival
>> Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts
>> Tribeca Film Festival
COMING SOON (WFUV)
4/29 The New York Pops 36th Birthday Gala honoring Cyndi Lauper, Carnegie Hall
4/29-30 John Hiatt, City Winery
4/30 Deer Tick, Rough Trade
4/30 The Mountain Goats, Brooklyn Steel
5/01 Patti Smith, Webster Hall
5/01 Joan Baez, Beacon Theatre
Music, Dance, Performing Art
“Works & Process” (April 28-29)
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave./ 7:30PM, $30+
“The performance-and-discussion series presents an evening of dances created in response to the show “Hymn to Apollo,” which explores the influence of classical art on Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. (The show is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World through June 2.) The two works, choreographed by Christopher Williams and Netta Yerushalmy and designed by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, take as their point of departure the 1911 ballet “Daphnis and Chloe,” set in a verdant glade on the isle of Lesbos. Similarly, Bartelme and Jung’s costumes are derived from details in Ballets Russes designs.” (Marina Harss, NewYorker)
‘DANCING THE GODS’ (April 27-28)
at Symphony Space / 8 p.m.; $25+
“This program of classical Indian dancing offers two separate programs on back-to-back evenings. On Saturday, the Maryland-based Kalanidhi Dance presents “Rasa,” a work inspired by the Sanskrit epic “Ramayana”; it embodies a range of emotions from disgust to wonderment through the South Indian Kuchipudi style. On Sunday, Sujata Mohapatra will perform in the Odissi style, accompanied by live music. The two styles, while sharing similarities, are distinguished by their music, costumes and contrasting physical emphases. Together they provide a look at two facets of classical Indian dance as interpreted by skilled artists.” (Brian Schaefer-NYT)
WADADA LEO SMITH (April 26-28)
at the Kitchen / 8 p.m.; $25+
“This trumpeter, composer and farsighted musical thinker has only ripened with age; at 77, he’s making some of the most affecting music of his career, and he is as prolific as ever. His most recent album is “Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs,” on which he blends brass, electronics and a string quartet to make slow, glassy music that’s often as faint as a memory, yet as urgent as a protester’s chant. He presents the 15-part work here alongside a deep cast of collaborators: The Diamond Voices trio, the RedKoral string quartet, the BlueTrumpet Quartet and the Janus Duo (Pheeroan akLaff on drums and Hardedge on electronics) will all be onstage with him. Jesse Gilbert will present a video component, and the butoh dancer Oguri will also perform.” (NYT-GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO)
Smart Stuff / Other NYC EventS
Ted Koppel in Conversation
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave./ 8PM, $40
“Jeff Greenfield is joined by one of America’s most honored, highly regarded news journalists: Ted Koppel, the legendary anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, for a conversation about 50-plus years as an eyewitness to history and the role of the press then and now.
This broad-ranging discussion will cover key events from Koppel’s career: JFK’s funeral; the march from Selma; Nixon’s visit to China; the day the Soviet Union ended; Nelson Mandela’s release from prison; to top stories in today’s political, economic, tech, and environmental news.”
Elsewhere, but this looks worth the detour:
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival (April 27-28)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden / 10AM-6PM, $30
“Rise and shine for Sakura Matsuri — the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual spring soirée and weekend of cherry blossom appreciation. Taiko drummers, martial arts masters, and live bands will grace the stage; origami and bonsai experts will demonstrate their skills; and vendors will offer Raaka chocolate, hand-crafted Kokeshi Dolls, and vintage kimonos.” (Thrillist)
Sunday Platform – Curt Collier: The Biology of Political Conflicts
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St./ 11AM, FREE
Could the current division in our country have more to do with innate survival impulses than any battle of ideas? Curt Collier, National Youth Programs Director for Groundwork USA, looks at the ways we can re-channel our drives in a talk on the biology of political conflict.” (ThoughtGallery)
“Robert De Niro and Co.’s Tribeca Film Festival has long shown a spotlight on local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers.
IndieWire – Tribeca 2019: 12 Must-See Films at This Year’s Festival, From Danny Boyle to a Wild ‘Showgirls’ Doc.
CBS News – 15 highlights at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
vulture.com (NYMag) – Tribeca Film Festival What to see at the independent film fest.
STREB (weekends through May 12)
Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, 51 N. 1st St., Bklyn. / Sat.5PM, Sun.3PM; $25
“The shows that STREB Extreme Action puts on at its Williamsburg headquarters have a carnival atmosphere, and not just because eating and drinking are encouraged. Will the Action Heroes, as the intrepid dancer-acrobats are styled, collide as they hurl themselves off a trampoline? Will they get whacked by swinging cinder blocks or huge metal contraptions? Probably not, but they want you to cringe. Their newest machine is the Molinette, a giant bar that revolves like the blade of a windmill.” (Brian Seibert, NewYorker)
The Streb performers are absolutely amazing and so worth the detour.
I try to see them every year, can’t get enough.
♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, plus dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity, with a population of 8.6 million, had a record 65 million visitors last year and was TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Top U.S. Destination for 2018 – awesome! BUT quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats for these top NYC events in advance, even if just earlier on the day of performance.
Bonus: Nifty 9 – Best Cabarets / Piano Bars NYCity
These are my favorite places for an after dinner night on the town – music and drinks.
Hit the Hot Link and check out what’s happening tonight:
Feinstein’s/54 Below – 254 W 54th St.
The Green Room 42 – 570 Tenth Ave.
Don’t Tell Mama – 343 W 46th St.
The Rum House, in the Hotel Edison – 228 W. 47th St.
Laurie Beechman Theatre – 407 W 42nd St.
Marie’s Crisis – 59 Grove St.
The Duplex – 61 Christopher St.
Sid Gold’s Request Room – 165 W 26th St.
Cafe Carlyle, in the Carlyle Hotel – 35 E. 76th St.
This is the only one not located on Manhattan’s WestSide, and it ain’t cheap, but it has some of the finest singers.
For a comprehensive list of the best places to hear All Types of Live Music in Manhattan see the tab above “LiveMusic.”