Today’s Elite 8 NYC Events > MONDAY/ FEBRUARY 10, 2020
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Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do This:
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origin of Western Civilization
The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th St./ 7PM, $30
“Dr. Adolfo D. Roitman has served as the head of the Shrine of the Book and the Lizbeth and George Krupp Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum for more than 25 years. He’ll look at their discovery in a West Bank cave more than 70 years ago (the first selection of texts was sold to an antiques dealer for $28), excavations in Khirbet Qumran, and revelations from the latest research. Roitman will also highlight the significance of the texts to the intellectual history of the West, a story not well known by the general public.” (ThoughtGallery)
5 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>> NATHALIE JOACHIM
>> The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
>> Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
>> Exoplanets and NASA’s TESS Mission
>> Monday Night Magic
You may want to look at previous days posts for events that continue through today.
Music, Dance, Performing Arts
Elsewhere, but this looks worth the detour:
at National Sawdust / 7 p.m.; $15
“A flutist, vocalist and composer with big creative ideas, Joachim blends mediums and genres on “Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti),” her debut album, as she investigates the historical female figures who helped shape her own sense of Haitian heritage. The record incorporates electronics and a string quartet, as well as her voice and flute playing. At this concert, Joachim will be accompanied by the Kaufman Music Center’s teenage new-music ensemble, Face the Music. The program will also include performances by the violist Trevor New and the double bassist Peter Askim.” (NYT-GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO)
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. South (btw W11th/Perry St.) / 8:30PM +10:30PM, $35
“World class big band with 16 members on that small stage, a monday night institution.
“Almost exactly half a century ago, the trumpeter-composer-arranger Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis began their Monday-night big band residency at the Village Vanguard, establishing what became a hallowed tradition.” (NYT)
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party (Cabaret)
Birdland, 315 West 44th St. (btw 8/9 ave) / 9:30PM, $20-$30
“The witty host attracts broadway stars on their night off, along with up and comers.”
“Part cabaret, part piano bar and part social set, Cast Party offers a chance to hear rising and established talents step up to the microphone (backed by the slap and tickle of Steve Doyle on bass and Billy Stritch at the ivories, plus the bang of Daniel Glass on drums). The waggish Caruso presides as host.” (TONY)
Smart Stuff / Other NYC EventS
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)
Exoplanets and NASA’s TESS Mission
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St./ 7PM, $15
“The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on April 18, 2018, on a mission to find new planets outside our solar system. NASA scientist Elisa Quintana presents highlights from TESS’s first year and explains how its data will transform our understanding of space.’
Monday Night Magic
Players Theatre, West Village / 8PM, $42.50
“For more than two decades,, this proudly old-school series has offered a different lineup of professional magicians every week: opening acts, a headliner and a host, plus two or three close-up magicians to wow the audience at intermission. Housed for the past seven years at the unprepossessing Players Theatre, it is an heir to the vaudeville tradition.
Many of the acts incorporate comedic elements, and audience participation is common. (If you have young children, bring them; they make especially adorable assistants.) Shows cost just $37.50 in advance and typically last well over two hours, so you get a lot of value and variety for your magic dollar. In contrast to some fancier magic shows, this one feels like comfort food: an all-you-can eat buffet to which you’re encouraged to return until you’re as stuffed as a hat full of rabbits.” (TONY)
COMING SOON (WFUV)
2/10 EOB (Ed O’Brien of Radiohead), (le) Poisson Rouge
2/11 Richard Julian, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1
2/12 The Heavy, Webster Hall
2/12 James Maddock, Rockwood Music Hall
2/12 Joe Pug, Rough Trade
♦ 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)
‘AUSCHWITZ. NOT LONG AGO. NOT FAR AWAY’
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (through Aug. 30).
“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.” (Ralph Blumenthal, NYT)
‘Worlds Beyond Earth’
at the American Museum of Natural History. (thru Dec.31, 2024)
“The museum’s first space show in six years takes viewers on a tour of our solar system from the comfort of their seats in the Hayden Planetarium. Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, the film explores the nature of the planets and moons in our solar system and the conditions that make life on Earth possible.” (NYT) amnh.org.
‘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)
In the Company of Harold Prince
A prince with no heir.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (through March 31)
“Losing Hal Prince this year meant the end of an era. No other producer-director will ever again have Prince’s string of stupendous hits; no one man will ever again become so closely identified with Broadway stagecraft. He worked on everything, from West Side Story to The Phantom of the Opera, from Cabaret to Sweeney Todd, and if not everything he touched turned to gold — nonetheless, he did have the golden touch. This exhibition at the NYPL is a dragon’s hoard of scripts, photographs, set models, and even re-creations of his paperwork. Study it closely and you might become the next great theatrical mind … if not a Prince, then possibly a really talented duchess.” (Vulture, NY Magazine-H.S.)
For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar dated 02/08 and 02/06.
Broadway Bonus –
12 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend – NewYorkTimes (02/06/20)
Winter/Spring 2020 Broadway Guide (nycgo.com)
10 must-see Off-Broadway shows (amNY)
NYT Theater Reviews – NYT theater critics on the plays and musicals currently open in New York City.
and, drum roll, here are all the media critics opinions on all the plays – Playbill’s “the Verdict”
For good, comprehensive and current info:
Broadway Shows: What to See and How to Get Cheap Tickets (NYT)
finally, lot’s of useful info: Broadway Shows – All You Need To Know
from the headout blog