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WeHo Reads / West Hollywood Presents: Artists & Icons: Felice Picano

December 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Longtime West Hollywood resident and literary icon Felice Picano presents "Coming to Hollywood: 1935-2000, in Words and Pictures", sharing his research on LGBTQ Hollywood for his two novellas, along with readings from the novellas. He will also share how living in West Hollywood has impacted his artistic career. Felice's newest book is Justify My Sins: A Hollywood Novel in Three Acts.

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Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds

December 12 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Evening Lecture Presented by William L. Kidder On December 25, 1776, the American Revolution seemed all but defeated. Just six months after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, Washington’s army had suffered a series of defeats in New York, retreating to temporary safety in Pennsylvania. Kidder will discuss the ten crucial days in which Washington lead his upstart army in daring maneuvers that changed the course of history

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Carthage Conquer’d: Dreams of Tunis in the Baroque Imagination

December 12 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Players Club 16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

The capital of Tunisia was once the legendary city of Carthage. Its Queen Dido, loved then abandoned by Aeneas on his mission to found Rome, inspired countless musical masterworks from the baroque era to Berlioz. This concert alternates baroque cantatas and arias dedicated to the Carthaginian Queen with the Arabic form of improvisation known as Taksim, as two ensembles – one baroque and the other North African, share a stage, offering a new hearing of Dido the misused monarch and…

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The Gospel Electric, A Family Program

December 14 - December 15
The Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Ave New York, NY 10065 + Google Map

As part of its educational programming, the Armory will premiere its next commission for young audiences from The Electric Doyenne by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company. The Electric Doyenne is a trilogy of theatrical, immersive live concerts intended for young audiences (age 10 and up) and their families each surrounding a different prominent woman in music history, while reimagining what a concert and music theater experience for young people can be. Each features exciting original music by the performers and asks…

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Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus – Make The Yuletide Gay!

December 14 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate the season with the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus at “Make The Yuletide Gay!” on Saturday, Dec. 14, an annual holiday concert featuring swinging seasonal favorites and satirical parodies that will have you hanging on every word and laughing all the way. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, 380 Nicolls Road/CR 97, E. Setauket. $25. For advance tickets, visit ligmc.org.

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Winter Tavern Night

December 15 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Join us for a cozy winter evening of authentic 18th century food tastings and a lecture on the history of early American cookery! Culinary historian Lavada Nahon will explore the history of everyday dining in the early Republic, accompanied by a tasting buffet of common 18th century dishes.

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Yamaha Artist Services Presents Pianist Alexander Kobrin

December 19 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall 881 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Pianist Alexander Kobrin, winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2005, makes his Carnegie Hall debut performing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Schumann's "Waldszenen", and Brahms’ Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor. The recital is presented by Yamaha Artist Services.

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

Ongoing | August 22, 2018 - August 22, 2020
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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Mapplethorpe portrait

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Ongoing | March 1, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now will show the groundbreaking work of gay photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The prolific artist captured the images of famous folks like his friend Patti Smith, as well as striking self-portraits and images of the S&M scene that drew controversy during Mapplethorpe’s lifetime. This exhibition will also showcase artists who succeeded Robert Mapplethorpe, portraying self and/or the body with similar frankness and beauty. These artists will include Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Lyle Ashton Harris, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, and Paul…

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Touching History: Stonewall 50

Ongoing | November 12, 2019 - March 29, 2020
Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 + Google Map

Palm Springs Art Museum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the landmark uprising against police harassment and social injustice that helped launch the modern global LGBT civil rights movement. Bringing together a culturally diverse, intergenerational group of contemporary artists working in photography and collage, this exhibition explores queer kinship, care and community through the immediacy and intimacy of touch.

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Sibyl McCormac Groff’s Christmas Tours

Ongoing | December 4 - December 28
Rockefeller Center 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10111 + Google Map
$35 – $50

Hohoho! Light up the Christmas spirit by joining the legendary Lady in Red. Carrying a candy cane and dressed like a Christmas tree, The New York Times reports that this “elf’s tours are whimsical and informative, part personality, part history.” Topics include the history and the multi-faceted importance of of the Rockefeller Center Christmas trees, decorations, festivities together with learning about the importance of Rockefeller Center, the most important urban complex of the 20th century made for commerce but created…

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Cirque Mechanics’ 42 FT

Ongoing | December 6, 2019 - January 5, 2020
New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 + Google Map

Behold! A man so strong he juggles trees! An acrobat so light she floats on air! With a brilliant blur of sequined stilts, feathered frocks and flashing circus stripes, the endlessly inventive Cirque Mechanics upends expectations in a dizzying, dazzling array of acts that have never before appeared on the New Victory stage. Bright with light, laughter and good cheer, this stunning spectacle is a high-flying hit for the holidays! 42FT - A MENAGERIE OF MECHANICAL MARVELS has a running…

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Sandra Bernhard: Sandy’s Holiday Extravaganza

December 26 - December 31
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003 + Google Map
$70 – $205

Sandra Bernhard: Sandy's Holiday Extravaganza — A Decade of Madness and Mayhem The world keeps spinning, sputtering, evolving, revolving... but you can always count on Sandy to welcome you home for the holidays at Joe’s Pub. She’s back for the 10th year in a row, where she’ll weave her year-end tapestry, kick out the old, ring in the new and prepare you for 2020. Along with the Sandyland Squad Band, she’ll lift you up and soothe your frazzled holiday nerves.…

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UP CLOSE Festival

December 27, 2019 - January 4, 2020
New Ohio Theatre 154 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014 + Google Map

2nd Annual UP CLOSE Festival – an immersive theater event modeled after the community organizing principles of Jane Jacobs – invites its audiences (ages 5 and up) to navigate a 360° pre-show installation, then engage in a series of 10-minute pieces devised by some of NYC’s most adventurous theatre artists. This year, the program includes a life-size game of chess inspired by the ‘90s-era conflict between two local chess shops; a laboratory with sound scientists from an imagined experimental wing…

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New Year’s Day 2020 Celebration!

January 1, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Merchant’s House Museum 29 E 4th Street New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

Paying social calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs. Join us for good cheer for the New Year and learn how New Yorkers like the Tredwells celebrated the day in the 1850s. Guided tours of the house throughout the afternoon, walking tours of the NoHo neighborhood, and hot cider and cookies in the cozy 19th century kitchen. New this year! Gertrude Tredwell, portrayed by a costumed interpreter, will receive…

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Paul Anagnostopoulos art

Paul Anagnostopoulos: We Can Be Heroes

January 17, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Paul Anagnostopoulos: We Can Be Heroes Solo Art Exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Project Space (127-B Prince Street, New York, NY) Opening Reception: Friday, January 17th 6-8pm On View: Saturday January 18th & Sunday January 19th 12-6pm We Can Be Heroes is an exploration of mythological narrative and desire. The hero is the idealized example of human strength and beauty. Echoing these classic forms, the work highlights the impossibility of attaining this otherworldly level of perfection. These paintings serve as visual…

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