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Sankofa Danzafro at the Joyce Theater

Ongoing | October 17 - October 21
The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011 + Google Map

Showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live drumming and singing, Colombian dance troupe Sankofa Danzafro presents The City of Others. This episodic work about urban struggle and resilience is "judicious in form, resonant with meaning, and delivered in dance languages that run the gamut from diasporic African to Latinised hip hop" (The Financial Times). The City of Others demands the city be a place of coexistence; a place for everybody, not only a few. Curtain Chat: Thu, Oct 18…

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All Used Up: Dismantling the Gaze x Queering the Collection

October 17 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This program builds on ICP's series Dismantling the Gaze, which considers looking, power, and visual culture in the #MeToo movement, and Queering the Collection, which presents work of and outside ICP’s Collections to expand the voices of queer artists. All Used Up brings together the appropriation practices of William E. Jones, Allison Parrish, and Christopher Clary, with special guest shawné michaelain holloway, for a night of screenings, readings, and performances. Followed by a panel discussion with the artists and moderator…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: 2018 Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 18 | 6:00 pm - October 21 | 8:00 pm

The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival, occurring October 18–21, 2018, screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. The festival has evolved with the times while maintaining its important history and has grown steadily to reflect the ever-evolving incarnations of storytelling, technology and growing access to communities near and far. The Mead presents the best in documentary, experimental films, animation, hybrid works, and more.…

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‘Leitis in Waiting’ screening in the Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 19 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga, transgender women—known locally as leitis—have long been part of the cultural landscape. Some enjoy an honored role as attendants to the royal family. And they have played a significant role in advocating for transgender rights on the global stage. But a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and bigotry on the islands has raised new and virulent opposition to the leitis, threatening their human rights. Co-presented by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

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The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Julius Caesar

October 20 - October 28
The Old Globe Theatre 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 + Google Map

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” Though Caesar is beloved by the people of Rome, after his latest military triumph, senators Brutus and Cassius sense a dictator in the making. But the honorable Brutus faces a wrenching decision: stage a coup for the sake of country, or stay loyal to Caesar. The Globe’s intimate arena stage gives you an up-close seat for Shakespeare’s masterful tale of cunning diplomacy, fast-shifting alliances, and…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Half-Earth Day

October 22 | 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$1 – $20

Half-Earth Day brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspective and thought leadership on how we can successfully ensure the health of our planet for future generations. Inspired by renowned biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson, Half-Earth is a call to conserve half the Earth’s land and sea in order to provide sufficient habitat to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, including ourselves. Half-Earth Day is an annual celebration and opportunity for scientists, conservationists, community…

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Concert for Social Justice: My Voice, My Language

October 22 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah 30 W 30th Street New York, NY 10001 + Google Map
$18 – $20

Violist Adria Benjamin and her esteemed colleagues (Sebu Sirinian, violin; Lisa Tipton, violin; Tomoko Fujita, cello; Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet; Adrienne Kim, piano) present chamber music to bring beauty, meaning and comfort to our community in these challenging times. All are always welcome to this series, held in Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s magnificent Wine Family Sanctuary at 130 West 30th Street. Reception follows. Admission and your gift of any amount support music at CBST and our bold social justice work. Tickets:…

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“YouthandDeath” at Dixon Place

October 25 - October 27
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 + Google Map
$18 – $20

YouthandDeath, Chris Bell’s first evening-long work, is inspired by several experiences of deaths within his family circle and the subsequent reckoning with his own mortality. Constructed as a highly choreographed, modern-day morality play – with elements of spoken word, song, and LGBT themes thrown into the mix – the piece follows five allegorical characters as they navigate stream-of-consciousness structure inspired by Seven Stages of Grief, Bell’s own memories, and the observation of humans dealing with life’s two most important cycles:…

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Film: Little Cinema Presents Wes Craven’s “Scream”

October 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor Little Cinema invites you to an immersive night of horror with a screening that reimagines the cult classic black comedy Scream (Wes Craven, 1996, 111 min.), with accompanying performances, just in time for Halloween. Little Cinema fuses interactive crowd engagement, dance performances from The Love Show, rhyming trivia by Nathan Oglesby, and many more surprises. Expect the unexpected. The killer is among us. Wear your Scream mask to participate in a Horror…

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For Freedoms: Home and Abroad

October 30 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ICP hosts a town hall on personal and civic freedoms, both home and abroad, as part of For Freedoms’s 50 State Initiative. This project, which urges greater civic participation through art and discourse ahead of the fall 2018 midterm elections, includes activations such as billboards, exhibitions, and events. This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section. Our ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry to…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Unseen Oceans

Ongoing | March 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
$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

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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Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i

Ongoing | July 3 - October 29
The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458-5126 + Google Map
Prices Vary

Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them. Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition offers a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i…

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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

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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