Today’s Sweet 6 NYC Events > WEDNESDAY/ JULY 03, 2019
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Sisterhood of Swing Seven
led by Bria Skonberg, featuring Catherine Russell
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center / $22
Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
Live music at 7:30 pm
Style: 1930s-40s Classic Swing
Dance Instructor: Shana Maria Weaver teaches Lindy Hop
DJ: Heather Flock
“Following the wildly successful Midsummer Night Swing kickoff last summer, trailblazing trumpet player and bandleader Bria Skonberg returns to Damrosch Park with yet another all-star project. This year’s combination of talented and swinging musicians promises to deliver an unforgettable evening of 1930s–‘40s style classic swing.”
Only five days left to see “The Ferryman” on Broadway. This TONY award winner is one of the great plays of the last decade. If you have not seen it, please just drop everything, find your way to the Bernard Jacobs theater, and have a classic Broadway experience.
Time Out New York Theater critic Adam Feldman’s review is here.
5 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>> Linda May Han Oh
>> SAVION GLOVER
>> Dr. Lonnie Smith
>> American Ballet Theatre
>> Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone: Astra Taylor with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
You may want to look at previous days posts for events that continue through today.
Music, Dance, Performing Art
Linda May Han Oh (July 2-7)
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. S./ 8:30PM, +10:30PM, $35
“There was once a time when the sight of a female jazz bass player on the bandstand was an anomaly, but that era has passed. Since relocating from Australia, in 2006, Linda May Han Oh, an omnivorous whiz on both the acoustic and electric versions of the instrument, has been providing authoritative support for others—hear her recent dazzling work with Dave Douglas or her performances with Pat Metheny—while calling attention to her own providential gifts. In her return to the venerated Village Vanguard, July 2-7, Han Oh, whose four albums reveal a knack for resourceful composition, leads a quintet that includes the pianist Fabian Almazan and the saxophonist Ben Wendel. But, remember, it’s all about that bass.” (Steve Futterman, NewYorker)
SAVION GLOVER (July 2-7).
at the Joyce Theater / 7:30PM, $45+
“The tap master returns to the Joyce with a new evening-length work inspired by an imaginary conversation between himself and Gregg Burge, a tap dancer and choreographer who died in 1998. In “Lady5 @ Savion Glover’s BaRoQUe’BLaK TaP CaFe,” Glover explores ideas around identity and the development of thought. The first half, to classical music, has a baroque theme, while the second takes a contemporary turn. As Glover states in press materials, it shows “the transition to becoming more ourselves and really getting into the tap.” (NYT-Gia Kourlas)
Dr. Lonnie Smith (July 2-7)
Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St./ 7:30PM, +9:30PM, $35
“Don’t question Dr. Lonnie Smith’s trademark turban or ask him to produce a diploma—just trust in this eminently funky organist’s ability to swing a room into submission. Splitting this residency between a lithe trio (featuring a dexterous foil in Jonathan Kreisberg, on guitar) and a horn-heavy octet (which, for one night, welcomes the saxophone star Chris Potter), the good doctor offers up a wily blend of invention and sass, much as he has since the sixties.” (Steve Futterman, NewYorker)
American Ballet Theatre (July 1-6)
Metropolitan Opera House / 2PM, +7:30PM, $25+
“In the hundred and twenty-nine years since its première, “The Sleeping Beauty”—Marius Petipa’s first collaboration with Tchaikovsky—has undergone countless revivals. Each time, a new director has put his or her stamp on the work, adding, subtracting, changing details. Enter the choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, who mounted this revival on A.B.T. in 2015. In preparation, he went back to a trove of archival sources: notations from Petipa’s time, kept at Harvard; photos and drawings of the original production and a subsequent Ballets Russes revival; firsthand accounts. His staging is like a critical edition in music—in other words, an attempt to get as close to the original text as possible. In the process, a wealth of detail—musical, theatrical, stylistic—has been revealed.” (Marina Harss, NewYorker)
Smart Stuff / Other NYC EventS
Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone: Astra Taylor with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance) / 6:30PM, FREE
“The current moment of imperiled democracies is a good opportunity to examine what exactly the form of government entails. Astra Taylor talks about her new book, Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, which brings together history and critical theory to examine notions of “ruling” and “the people” that we may take for granted.” (ThoughtGallery)
‘Midsummer Night Swing’ (July 2-6, 9-13)
Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
“Each summer, some of the dance at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts takes place outside, in Damrosch Park, where a variety of bands and orchestras will serve up R&B, swing, disco and other styles. Guests can dance the night away — and for those who could use a hand learning steps, group lessons are offered. ($18-$22; 6 p.m.; Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan; lincolncenter.org)” (amNY)
COMING SOON (WFUV)
7/3 Bedouine, Brooklyn Mirage