February NYC Events (02/13/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: February 18 – February 24

“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something” at the Museum of the City of New York, “The Mother” at The Performing Garage, “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection” at the Asia Society Museum and more.”

Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

The Mother

The Mother

Performing Garage

Manhattan / Fri, Feb 18, 2022 – Sat, Mar 12, 2022

Following a sold-out run this fall, The Wooster Group’s new production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Mother,” directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, will return to New York for a special limited engagement. Performances will run February 18 to March 12, 2022, at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street). Brecht wrote “The Mother” in the style of a “learning play,” intended both to entertain and to incite social change. With clear, plainspoken language and songs, the play tells the story …

Ad Reinhardt: Color Out of Darkness

Ad Reinhardt: Color Out of Darkness

Manhattan / Fri, Feb 11, 2022 – Sat, Mar 19, 2022

Pace is pleased to present an exhibition of works by the famed 20th century abstract painter Ad Reinhardt, curated by James Turrell, at its 540 West 25th Street gallery in New York from February 11 to March 19, 2022. The presentation, titled “Color Out of Darkness,” will feature Reinhardt’s paintings illuminated by a lighting concept conceived by Turrell, whose pioneering investigations of light, color, space, and perception have been greatly influenced by Reinhardt’s practice and …

Bass-ics, Music for Three Bass Instruments

Bass-ics, Music for Three Bass Instruments

Greenwich House

Manhattan / Sat, Feb 19, 2022, 7:00 pm

Composers Concordance presents Bass-ics, a concert of music for three bass instruments in trio. Typically relegated to a supporting role in classical music, bass-register instruments from the string, brass, and woodwind families step into the spotlight to premiere an array of new works by renowned contemporary composers. The iconic bass trombonist – composer David Taylor, who has recorded with groups ranging from Duke Ellington to The Rolling Stones, is joined by bass flutist Kaoru Watanabe and contrabassist Troy Rinker, Jr. to perform new works composed for this unusual trio instrumentation on Saturday, February …

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection

Asia Society and Museum

Manhattan / Fri, Sep 10, 2021 – Sun, May 08, 2022

Asia Society Museum presents “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Mohammed Afkhami Collection,” an exhibition of works by more than 20 Iranian-born artists and one German-born artist, reflecting a dynamic and thriving contemporary arts scene. The exhibition, illuminating the multifaceted experiences and identities of artists spanning three generations who are working inside and outside of Iran, probes subjects such as gender identity, war and peace, politics and religion, and spirituality. Drawing from the collection of financier …

Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something

Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something

Museum of the City of New York

Manhattan

A llama in Times Square…fireworks over the Brooklyn Bridge…polar bears playing in a pool at the zoo… subways, skylines, shadows, and stolen moments… all these things and more tell the varied story of New York City, captured by the lenses of many of the medium’s greatest photographers. Now, these images will be on view as part of “Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something,” opening February 18th at Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition will feature approximately 100 photographs selected from the more than 1,000 images recently gifted to the Museum by the Joy of Giving Something (JGS), a non-profit …

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