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UP CLOSE Festival

Ongoing | December 20 - December 24
New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 + Google Map
$25

An Immersive Festival About New York For New Yorkers Of All Ages. New Ohio Theatre’s Theatre for Young Minds presents the inaugural (and first-ever-of-its-kind) UP CLOSE Festival – an immersive theater festival for the entire family, inspired by the community organizing legacy of Jane Jacobs. The event – held at the venue's underground theatre, located in a landmark building that once housed the National Archives Record Center – brings together leading NYC experimental theatre artists, musicians, physical comedians and clowns…

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“True West” — Roundabout Theatre Company

December 27 | 12:00 am

Opposites attack in True West, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think. Holed up in their mother’s California house, screenwriter Austin (Paul Dano) and lowlife Lee (Ethan Hawke) wrestle with big issues—and each other. Order vs. chaos. Art vs. commerce. Typewriter vs. toaster...Shepard’s rip-roaring classic returns to Broadway, gleefully detonating our misguided myths of family, identity and the American Dream. Cast Ethan Hawke: Lee Paul Dano: Austin Creative Sam Shepard: Playwright James…

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UP CLOSE Festival

December 27 - December 31
New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 + Google Map
$25

An Immersive Festival About New York For New Yorkers Of All Ages. New Ohio Theatre’s Theatre for Young Minds presents the inaugural (and first-ever-of-its-kind) UP CLOSE Festival – an immersive theater festival for the entire family, inspired by the community organizing legacy of Jane Jacobs. The event – held at the venue's underground theatre, located in a landmark building that once housed the National Archives Record Center – brings together leading NYC experimental theatre artists, musicians, physical comedians and clowns…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Kwanzaa 2018

December 29 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
Free with museum admission

Join us for the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa event, a celebration of African-American heritage that is rooted in seven principles known as Nguzo Saba, which promote unity, culture, and community development. Black Comics Collective hosts a live drawing performance inspired by the seven principles and Oyu Oro Collective performs music and dance from Afro-Cuban traditions. The festival also features a local artisan marketplace. Kwanzaa is hosted by Linda H. Humes, scholar and storyteller. Kwanzaa 2018 is provided, in part, by the…

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Windup Circus Secret Speakeasy & Thingies!

December 30 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

The next Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy is our Windup Circus Speakeasy! Sun Dec 30th
 6 pm - 10pm all ages See 16mm short films and more! Hear original vinyl records Enjoy actual antiques you can handle 
and get demonstrated! Drink and enjoy refreshments!
 The Museum of Interesting Things 
takes over a Soho loft for a special 

16mm short movie & music fest & party! 
Drinks, music, food & beautiful visuals! Also, early 1900's Vaudeville and Jazz, stunt and…

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Francesco Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Met

December 31 | 6:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023 + Google Map

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Unseen Oceans

Ongoing | March 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$16.50 – $28

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, March 12, 2018, and is on view through January 6, 2019. Members will be able to preview the exhibition on Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to Unseen Oceans will embark on a journey that takes them from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths as they discover the latest in ocean science and encounter the researchers and technologies powering exploration today. Visitors will explore a series of circular, media-rich…

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Free LGBTQ History Walking Tours

Ongoing | June 9 - December 31
Free

Join Christopher Street Tours on a Free LGBTQ History Walking Tour! On this tour around Greenwich Village, we will visit historic sites where revolutions began, riots were sparked, and history was made. We will see common threads within the LGBTQ generations who have lived life in New York City, sharing their stories throughout the tour. On this tour, learn more about individual stories of queer activists, and the major political and social movements that have shaped the LGBTQ community over…

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The Poetry of Nature: Edo Paintings from the Fishbein-Bender Collection

Ongoing | August 9, 2018 - January 21, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

Painting blossomed in Japan during the Edo period (1615–1868) as artists daringly experimented with conventional styles. In this exhibition, more than forty examples of Edo-period paintings from the collection of Estelle P. Bender and her late husband T. Richard Fishbein—mostly gifts and promised gifts to The Met—help trace the development of the major schools and movements of this fascinating era. Contemporary Japanese ceramics are juxtaposed with Edo-period paintings, while works in various formats and media from The Met collection provide…

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Chippendale’s “Director”: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker

Ongoing | August 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 + Google Map

Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) has been a household name in the furniture world since the mid-eighteenth century. He is remembered today for the furniture produced by his successful London workshop as well as his influential book of furniture designs, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. To celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Chippendale's birth, this exhibition looks closely at how the unprecedented publication cemented Chippendale's name as England's most famous cabinetmaker and also endured to inspire furniture design up to the present…

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Fear & Force: New York City’s Sons of Liberty

Ongoing | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - August 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$7

We may not like paying taxes but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector. Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New…

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Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

Ongoing | August 29, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
$9

This exhibition features the work of Donna Gottschalk, a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing in New York and California during the 1970s. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the radical lesbians and Furies collectives on the east coast, where she met lesbian artists JEB (Joan E. Biren), Flavia Rando, and others, and later moved to California to join lesbian-separatist communities. In both locations, Gottschalk photographed herself, friends, lovers, and activists…

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Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Ongoing | August 31, 2018 | 11:00 am - March 31, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
Free – $16

Featuring more than 100 works from our collection, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection explores a wide range of art-making, focusing on enduring political subjects—encompassing gender, race, and class—that remain relevant today. The exhibition’s intersectional feminist framework highlights artworks, in a plurality of voices, that aim to rally support or motivate action on behalf of a cause, or to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives. Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that…

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Backyard Wilderness

Ongoing | September 14, 2018 - June 30, 2019
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map
$28

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are in our own neighborhoods and communities, arming explorers of all ages with the tools and inspiration to discover the wonders of nature at their fingertips. The film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Screening through June 30, 2019, Backyard Wilderness will be shown daily in the Museum’s…

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Andy Warhol— From A to B and Back Again

Ongoing | November 12, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, New York 10014 + Google Map
$25

Few American artists are as ever-present and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol (1928–1987). Through his carefully cultivated persona and willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in contemporary life and helped to expand the role of the artist in society. This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989—reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and…

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Full Disclosure

January 3, 2019 - January 5, 2019
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 + Google Map
$15

As a part of the 2019 APAP Conference, TWEED TheaterWorks and Dixon Place will present the 2nd Annual Full Disclosure, an evening of song, theater and comedy showcasing three artists on one bill presenting 20 minutes each. John Kelly Acclaimed performance artist performs an excerpt from Down To You, his acclaimed tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. Sung in Kelly’s signature three-octave voice, the show was cited by The New York Times as one of the top ten opera…

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