Today’s Super 7 NYC Events > TUESDAY/ NOVEMBER 12, 2019
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Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do This:
Roy Haynes (Nov. 11-13)
Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St./ 8PM, +10:30PM; $30-$45
“Sitting down to reminisce with the magisterial drummer Roy Haynes would be a singular experience: he’s the only musician alive who can tell you what it was like to play with Lester Young in the forties; Charlie Parker in the fifties; Stan Getz and John Coltrane in the sixties; and Chick Corea and Pat Metheny in the nineties. Here, this brilliantly idiosyncratic stylist brings his matchless spirit to one of his staple venues.” (Steve Futterman, NewYorker)
6 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>> JEFF GOLDBLUM AND THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA
>> Brian Stokes Mitchell: Plays with Music—Holiday
>> Richard III
>> The Lineup with Susie Mosher
>> Intelligence Squared U.S. Presents: Capitalism Is a Blessing
You may want to look at previous days posts for events that continue through today.
Music, Dance, Performing Arts
JEFF GOLDBLUM AND THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA
at Sony Hall / 8 p.m.; $65+
“Yes, this is real. And to a surprising degree, it’s also serious. Goldblum, Hollywood’s patron saint of droll humor and artful corniness, also happens to be a serviceable jazz pianist, who first started gigging as a teenager. Over the past few years he has performed here and there with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, which plays big-band arrangements of tunes from the classic jazz songbook. (There’s no Mildred Snitzer in the group; that was the name of a friend of Goldblum’s parents.) Here the group of Los Angeles-based musicians celebrates its newly released second album, “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This,” featuring various guest vocalists accompanied by the pertly swinging ensemble on tunes like “The Thrill Is Gone,” “The Sidewinder” and “Make Someone Happy.” (NYT-GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO)
Brian Stokes Mitchell: Plays with Music—Holiday (Nov.12-23)
Feinstein’s/54 Below / 7PM, $105
“The baritone star of such shows as Ragtime and Man of La Mancha, Mitchell is one of Broadway’s most accomplished leading men and has proved to be a suave and affable concert performer as well. His solo Feinstein’s/54 Below show is a mix of holiday favorites and theater and jazz standards from his latest album, Plays with Music.” (TONY)
Richard III (Nov.7–23)
Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College / 7PM, $40+
“Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe.” Shakespeare’s Richard III is a chilling story of power and ambition. His ruthless monarch resonates through the ages in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a darkly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater company and Tony Award–winning director Garry Hynes.”
‘AKHNATEN’ (next Nov.12,7:30PM)
at the Metropolitan Opera / 7:30 p.m.; $119+
“Phelim McDermott’s take on Philip Glass’s opera, originally produced by the English National Opera and the L.A. Opera, arrives in New York, with the superlative countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role. He is joined by J’Nai Bridges as Nefertiti, Disella Larusdottir as Queen Tye, Aaron Blake as the High Priest of Amon, Will Liverman as Horemhab, Richard Bernstein as Aye, Zachary James as Amenhotep III, and a troupe of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts.” (NYT-David Allen)
The Lineup with Susie Mosher
Birdland Theater / 9:30PM, $25
“Mosher is one of those talents you need to see to believe: warm, funny, biting, ferociously committed. In her weekly series at the downstairs Birdland Theater, she invites a gaggle of performers from Broadway and beyond to show their talents. Guests at the November 12 edition include Karen Mason, Mariah Bonner,
Tim Cahill and Jim Harder, Carla Bordonada, Meg Flather, Marissa Licata, and Ric Ryder.” (TONY)
Smart Stuff / Other NYC EventS
Intelligence Squared U.S. Presents: Capitalism Is a Blessing
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave./ 7PM, $40
“The quote “Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale” comes from, of all places, Forbes. Skepticism about capitalism seems to be growing, as does the intensity of anti-socialist viewpoints. Join Intelligence Squared for a debate on the proposition Capitalism Is a Blessing. John Mackey, Co-Founder & CEO of Whole Foods Market, joins Katherine Mangu-Ward, Editor-in-Chief of Reason, to front for free enterprise. They’ll square up against Bhaskar Sunkara, Founding Editor of Jacobin, and Marxian economist Richard D. Wolff.” (ThoughtGallery)
COMING SOON (WFUV)
11/12 Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Sony Hall
11/12 WFUV’s On Your Radar with John Platt, Rockwood Music Hall
11/13 Charly Bliss, Webster Hall
Fall Concerts (nycgo.com)
David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway
October 4, 2019–January 19, 2020
The Talking Heads frontman hits Broadway with a show based on his latest album—but you can expect some old favorites as well.
Ariana Grande has a great voice; enjoy it at this show.
New Jersey pop punks the Ergs—fronted by a singing drummer—play their loud, fast, catchy songs live.
Taking Back Sunday
These Long Island screamo practitioners are still at it.
♦ 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 2019 – the ninth consecutive year. 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.
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 exhibitions)
‘BETYE SAAR: THE LEGENDS OF “BLACK GIRL’S WINDOW”’ at the Museum of Modern Art (through Jan. 4).
“Black Girl’s Window,” which consists of an old window frame that Saar filled with a constellation of images, is the focus of this exhibition, one of several helping to reopen MoMA. Concentrating on Saar’s early years as an artist, it tracks the experiments in printmaking and assemblage that led her to arrive at the titular work. Despite the unusual color of the gallery’s deep purple walls, the show is relatively modest — a scholarly study of a specific period, anchored by MoMA’s recent acquisition of a group of 42 of her works on paper. Two pieces from 1972 that represent her shift from the mystical to the political — “Black Crows in the White Section Only,” which brings together a variety of racist advertisements, and “Let Me Entertain You,” which shows a minstrel singer with a guitar transforming into a black liberation fighter with a rifle — serve as a kind of coda. Their appearance at the end offers a tantalizing glimpse of the iconoclastic artist Saar was on her way to becoming. (Jillian Steinhauer-NYT)
‘T. REX: THE ULTIMATE PREDATOR’
American Museum of Natural History (through Aug. 9, 2020).
“Everyone’s favorite 18,000-pound prehistoric killer gets the star treatment in this eye-opening exhibition, which presents the latest scientific research on T. rex and also introduces many other tyrannosaurs, some discovered only this century in China and Mongolia. T. rex evolved mainly during the Cretaceous Period to have keen eyes, spindly arms and massive conical teeth, which could bear down on prey with the force of a U-Haul truck; the dinosaur could even swallow whole bones, as affirmed here by a kid-friendly display of fossilized excrement. The show mixes 66-million-year-old teeth with the latest 3-D prints of dino bones, and also presents new models of T. rex as a baby, a juvenile and a full-grown annihilator. Turns out this most savage beast was covered with — believe it! — a soft coat of beige or white feathers.” (Farago-NYT)
‘AUSCHWITZ. NOT LONG AGO. NOT FAR AWAY’
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (through Jan. 3).
“Killing as a communal business, made widely lucrative by the Third Reich, permeates this traveling exhibition about the largest German death camp, Auschwitz, whose yawning gatehouse, with its converging rail tracks, has become emblematic of the Holocaust. Well timed, during a worldwide surge of anti-Semitism, the harrowing installation strives, successfully, for fresh relevance. The exhibition illuminates the topography of evil, the deliberate designing of a hell on earth by fanatical racists and compliant architects and provisioners, while also highlighting the strenuous struggle for survival in a place where, as Primo Levi learned, “there is no why.” (NYT-Ralph Blumenthal)
For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar dated 11/10 and 11/08.
Bonus Live Music – NYC Jazz Clubs:
Many consider NYCity the Jazz capital of the world. My favorite Jazz Clubs, all on Manhattan’s WestSide, feature top talent every night of the week.
Hit the Hot Link and check out who is playing tonight:
(4 are underground, classic jazz joints. all 6 are within walking distance of each other):
Village Vanguard – UG, 178 7th Ave. So., villagevanguard.com, 212-255-4037 (1st 8:30)
Blue Note – 131 W3rd St. nr 6th ave. bluenotejazz.com, 212-475-8592 (1st set 8pm)
55 Bar – basement @55 Christopher St. nr 7th ave.S. 55bar.com, 212-929-9883 (1st 7pm)
Mezzrow – basement @ 163 W10th St. nr 7th Ave. mezzrow.com,646-476-4346 (1st 8)
Smalls – basement @ 183 W10th St. smallslive.com, 646-476-4346 (1st set 7:30pm)
The Stone at The New School – 55 w13 St. (btw 6/5 ave) – thestonenyc.com (8:30PM)
Outside Greenwich Village:
Dizzy’s Club – Broadway @ 60th St. — jazz.org/dizzys / 212-258-9595 (1st set 7:30pm)
Birdland – 315 W44th St.(btw 8/9ave) — birdlandjazz.com / 212-581-3080 (1st 8:30pm)
Smoke Jazz Club – 2751 Broadway nr.106th St. — smokejazz.com/ 212-864-6662 (7pm)
Jazz Standard – 116 E27 St. (btw Park/Lex) – jazzstandard.com – (1st set 7:30)
For a comprehensive list of the best places to hear All Types of Live Music in Manhattan see the tab above “LiveMusic.”
Caffe Vivaldi – 32 Jones St. nr Bleecker St. — caffevivaldi.com / 212-691-7538 (1st 7pm)
a classic, old jazz club in the Village, Caffe V often surprised with a wonderfully eclectic lineup. It was my favorite spot for an evening of listening enjoyment and discovery.
Alas, Caffe V is no more, another victim of a rapacious NYC landlord. Owner Ishrat fought the good fight and Caffe V will be sorely missed.
Cornelia Street Cafe – UG, 29 Cornelia St. corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319
And more recently we have lost Cornelia Street Cafe. After 41 years, it too became another victim of an unreasonable rent increase.
I MEMORIALIZE THESE TWO WONDERFUL CLUBS AS A WARNING.
WE HAVE TO WORK HARDER TO SAVE THESE SPECIAL PLACES.
Bonus#2 – 13 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend – NewYorkTimes (11/07/19)
Must-see theater coming to New York City stages this fall (amNY)
10 must-see Off-Broadway shows (amNY)
NYT Theater Reviews – Our theater critics on the plays and musicals currently open in New York City.
NYCity Vacation Travel Guide Video (Expedia):