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Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns: Country Music

Ongoing | April 25 - April 27
Rose Theater — Jazz at Lincoln Center 10 Columbus Cir New York, NY 10023 + Google Map

Prolific documentarian Ken Burns and jazz and classical trumpet master Wynton Marsalis join forces on a fascinating journey through the nation’s musical foundations for three nights this April. Featuring never-before-seen footage from Burns’ upcoming Country Music  documentary and live performances from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, this presentation promises to explore the stories behind America’s most beloved country musicians and the songs that transformed good ol’ folks like Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash into the stuff of…

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Film: Little Cinema Presents “Frida”

April 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Little Cinema invites you to an immersive screening of Frida (Julie Taymor, 2002, 123 min.), which is based on the life of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo and celebrates the ways she lived unapologetically and fashioned a game-changing aesthetic. This special screening includes live musical performances to bring to life Kahlo’s influential look and the film's award-winning soundtrack. Tickets are $16 and include Museum general admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today! (Purchase tickets for Frida Kahlo:…

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Works of Talley Beatty

April 30 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003 + Google Map
Free

*Free and open to the public with RSVP to [email protected]* Talley Beatty (1918–1995) is considered one of the greatest African American choreographers. An extraordinary dancer, he studied ballet with Katherine Dunham and became a member of her company. He went on to create works for his own company and other leading troupes including Alvin Ailey and Philadanco, all of which center on the social issues and experiences of African Americans. Eloise Anderson and Delores Browne, both of whom danced with…

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Lassus & Byrd: Masters of the Renaissance

May 1 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $85

Founded and conducted by Dennis Keene, Grammy-nominated Voices of Ascension is one of the world's premier professional choral ensembles. Voices of Ascension presents works by Lassus and Byrd, two powerhouse composers from the Renaissance era. This period of extraordinary human artistic flowering gave us what is often referred to as The Golden Age of Choral Music, when all the greatest composers of the world were writing for chorus. At the very end of this period two figures towered over them…

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Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall

May 3 - December 8
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising — a six-day clash between police and civilians ignited by a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City—and explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. The exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities.…

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Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha

May 3 - August 18
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Brooklyn is where it all started for Russian Ghanaian artist Liz Johnson Artur (b. 1964). While visiting in 1986, she stayed with a Russian family in a predominantly Black neighborhood and began experimenting with her first camera. Having grown up in Bulgaria, Germany, and Russia, she was inspired by her visit to use photography as a way to connect with other people of African descent. Since moving to London in 1991, she has employed photography not only to make a…

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Garry Winogrand: Color

May 3 - December 8
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the nearly forgotten color photographs of Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. While almost exclusively known for his black-and-white images that pioneered a “snapshot aesthetic” in contemporary art, Winogrand produced more than 45,000 color slides between the early 1950s and late 1960s. Coming from a working-class background in the Bronx and practicing at the time when photographs had little market value, Winogrand did not…

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Dialogues des Carmélites

May 3 | 7:30 pm
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One event on May 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
$53

Set in Paris at the start of the French Revolution, Dialogues des Carmélites weaves the mournful tale of a nun’s undying faith and her path to martyrdom. John Dexter’s riveting production of Francis Poulenc’s classic tragedy will be led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and sung in French by leading ladies Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano) and Karita Mattila (soprano).

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Tribeca Celebrates Pride

May 4 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Spring Studios 6 St Johns Ln New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
Prices Vary

Join LGBTQ+ luminaries Neil Patrick Harris, John Cameron Mitchell, Larry Kramer, Asia Kate Dillon and more at a special day-long festival celebrating queer artists, with the world premiere of Wig, followed by a drag show that promises to slay. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, continues its tradition of celebrating activism in the arts with Tribeca Celebrates Pride, a day-long event on Saturday, May 4th at the Tribeca Festival Hub at Spring Studios. Grab your seat at an unforgettable…

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Alien Skins: “Hybrid Alternos” Performance and Curator’s Welcome

May 7 | 6:30 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map

Join Mundos Alternos co-curator Robb Hernández for an informal gallery talk about the Alien Skins section within the exhibition, followed by the performance Hybrid Alternos. Hybrid Alternos is a collaboration between Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano. The performance is a tale of sci-fi denizens, Hye, a hybrid human hyena, and Bottina, an android, both classified illegal. The work combines monologues and interactive performance addressing the disappearance of the species, current issues of immigration, and xenophobic discourse. Alien Skins will be on view April 25 through May 26, 2019 at…

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Dialogues des Carmélites

May 8 | 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 12:00pm

The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
$53

Set in Paris at the start of the French Revolution, Dialogues des Carmélites weaves the mournful tale of a nun’s undying faith and her path to martyrdom. John Dexter’s riveting production of Francis Poulenc’s classic tragedy will be led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and sung in French by leading ladies Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano) and Karita Mattila (soprano).

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Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes

May 9 - May 12
BAM Fisher 321 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY 11217 + Google Map
$20 – $65

A former company member of Batsheva Dance Company and the 2018 recipient of Princess Grace Award in Choreography Shamel Pitts returns home to Brooklyn with his recent work Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes. The piece, which played to sold-out houses in NYC and around the world in 2017, is the second installment of the Black Series and a follow-up to his autobiographical solo Black Box. Comprising vignette-like solos and duets immersed in intense music, evocative lighting and complemented by the…

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Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich exhibition at the Skirball

May 9 - September 1
Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 + Google Map
$12

Los Angeles fashion designer Rudi Gernreich (1922–1985) introduced the “monokini,” the thong, unisex caftans, pantsuits for women, and enough inventive clothing to earn him a worldwide reputation. Yet Gernreich was far more than one of the most prominent designers of his time—his clothing was fearless. Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich explores the visionary and progressive ensembles that transcended rigid social expectations and championed authenticity above all. Gernreich, a Viennese Jew, immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1938, fleeing the…

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Patience & Sarah

May 9 - May 10

Hunter Opera Theater in Association with American Opera Projects present Paula Kimper’s "Patience & Sarah." Set in Connecticut in the Winter of 1816, the opera tells the powerful story of two young women who meet, fall in love, and resolve to devote their lives to each other. May 9 & 10, 7:30pm "Patience & Sarah" is a part of the fourth annual New York Opera Fest, in which over 30 companies present more than 35 events throughout NYC in May…

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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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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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