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Muffins in the Window

December 20 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher St New York, NY 10014 + Google Map
$5

"Muffins In The Window" is a NYC Variety Show Staple now in its 11th Season and now at the Legendary Stonewall Inn. "WHAT IS MUFFINS?" You might be asking yourself...An opportunity for friends in the creative arts to get together and support each other in a non threatening, SLIGHTLY TIPSY environment. A chance for actors, singers, comedians, dancers, monologuists, film makers, instrumentalists, & variety show entertainers to come together, try new material, workshop upcoming projects... basically a chance to GET…

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John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

December 21
American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 + Google Map
$29 - $129

Previews Begin December 21st Few actors have the ability to captivate like John Lithgow. From fun-filled musicals to gut-wrenching dramas, fans have seen the Emmy and Tony Award winner transform himself in order to embody an astounding range of characters. Now John Lithgow: Stories by Heart offers a more personal look at the man behind the masks at the American Airlines Theatre as he shapes an intimate evening interwoven with funny family memories, and poignant reflection. Expect touching tributes to…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents, Astronomy Live: Astronomical Calendar

December 26 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History
$12 - $15

Tuesday, December 26, at 7 pm Hayden Planetarium Space Theater $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members Prepare for your next journey around the Sun. Our calendar is based on the motions of the Moon, and our year can be measured in the seasonal changes of the stars. Join Ted Williams and Irene Pease as they share the anticipated highlights of 2018, including celestial sights and constellations from January to December.

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Kwanzaa 2017

December 30 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History
Free for Members or with Museum admission

Saturday, December 30, Noon–5 pm Free for Members or with Museum admission Join us for the Museum’s 2017 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. The program will feature a live musical performance, an overview of the Kwanzaa principles, and marketplace that showcases local artisans from the African-American community.

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Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason

Ongoing | September 13, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10028 + Google Map
Free, donation appreciated

During the 1950's and 80's the world was in a state of madness. The political and social evolutions of the time were reflected in the art of the period. This exhibit explores the art during that time and how it effected the world.

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American Museum of Natural History Presents, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter

Ongoing | October 7, 2017 - May 28, 2018
American Museum of Natural History
$2 - $45

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 7. Celebrating its 20th year at the Museum, this popular attraction transforms the coolest day into a summer escape, inviting visitors to mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. The Butterfly Conservatory will be on view through May 28,…

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art from Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square, NY

Ongoing | October 7 - December 31
Times Square 4 Times Square New York, NY 10036 + Google Map
Free

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2017 — Portuguese surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro finds new and unusual avenues to showcase his art. Founder of International Surrealism Now movement planning next phase of his international group art exhibit. In concern at Times Square Ribeiro's work it has been featured at the U.S. embassy in Lisbon; Times Square Chronicles; New York City News; Portuguese American Journal, New York Statesman; New York Telegraph; Art in New York City; The US News; Digital Meets Culture, The…

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Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983

Ongoing | October 31, 2017 - April 1, 2018
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Opens October 31st What began as a low budget film and music venue in the basement of a Polish Church in 1978 became a cornerstone of New York’s alternative art scene. Club 57 paved the way for the experimental artists of the East Village who flocked there for low rents and its creative pulse. Now MoMA hosts the first major exhibition to explore the scene-altering influence of Manhattan’s most artistically-inclined neighborhoods. moma.org

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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Ongoing | November 3 - December 31
The Broad 221 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 + Google Map

The Japanese artist’s signature mirrored rooms are an explosion of color and light, and (in the only California museum on Kusama’s US tour) six are installed at the Broad, to create a mind-altering experience. Advance tickets are sold out, but you can get in with same-day tickets if you’re willing to line up early. thebroad.org

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Origami Holiday Tree, Unfolding the Senses

Ongoing | November 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018
American Museum of Natural History
Free with Museum admission

Monday, November 20 – Sunday, January 7 An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree and two merrily lit 19-foot Holiday Barosaurs welcome visitors to the Museum throughout the holiday season. The theme of this year’s 13-foot tree is Unfolding the Senses, with models inspired by the upcoming exhibition Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Attendees can expect to see optical illusions, balancing figures, hands, eyes, bats, a hammerhead shark, and beluga whales among other treasured models. Volunteers, including…

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Leslie-Lohman Opens an Exhibition: “ART & AIDS: 35 Years of Survival”

Ongoing | November 30 - December 30
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St. New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
Free

ART & AIDS: 35 Years of Survival, co-curated by GMHC, Osvaldo Perdomo, and David Livingston, commemorates GMHC’s 35th anniversary and features dozens of works created by people living with HIV and AIDS. The artworks, created in a variety of media, come from the talents and imaginations of GMHC clients and weekly therapeutic art classes run by GMHC’s Volunteer, Work & Wellness Center. Art instructors donate their time to teach classes for GMHC’s clients (who include both professional and non-professional artists),…

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Museum of Failure LA

Ongoing | December 2, 2017 - February 5, 2018
A+D Architecture and Design Museum 900 E 4th St Los Angeles, 90013 + Google Map

The Museum of Failure is coming to Los Angeles! Don’t let the name fool you. The Museum of Failure is a celebration of history’s failed products & services and the lessons learned from them. Exhibited at the A+ D Architecture and Design Museum in the Los Angeles Arts District, the Museum of Failure welcomes visitors to enjoy an experiential journey of failures beginning December 2, through February 5, 2018. Los Angeles is the first stop for the museum in the…

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Spamilton (LA)

Ongoing | December 4 - December 31
Kirk Douglas Theatre 9820 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 + Google Map
$85

With all its success, theatrical phenomenon Hamilton has been ripe for a parody, and Gerald Alessandrini (the master behind the Forbidden Broadway series) takes his shot with this five-person spoof, complete with puppets, period-ish costumes and plenty of commentary on the perils of becoming a pop culture sensation. Updated to poke fun at Broadway’s recent trends (we’re looking at you, Evan Hansen), Spamilton cheerfully takes on all that audiences fear and hold dear about musical theater. centertheatergroup.com

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Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA

Ongoing | December 4 - December 31
MOCA Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069 + Google Map

Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Axis Mundo explores LGBT Chicano artists from the late 1960s through the early 1990s, a period that included the rise of gay liberation, the feminist movement, the Chicano Moratorium and the AIDS crisis. Sobering and celebratory, the exhibit features media from fashion to photography. moca.org Note: This exhibition will be presented at both the ONE Archives’ gallery in West Hollywood, temporarily located at 9007 Melrose Avenue, and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (LA)

Ongoing | December 4 - December 31
The Broad 221 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 + Google Map
$30

The Japanese artist’s signature mirrored rooms are an explosion of color and light, and (in the only California museum on Kusama’s US tour) six are installed at the Broad, to create a mind-altering experience. Advance tickets are sold out, but you can get in with same-day tickets if you’re willing to line up early. thebroad.org

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Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles’ Holiday Spectacular: Modern Families (LA)

Ongoing | December 14 - December 17
Alex Theatre 216 N Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203 + Google Map

December 14, 16 and 17 Could it be the holiday season in the City of Angels without the GMCLA? Expect the usual choral classics and holiday favorites, but this year there’s something extra special happening. For 2017, the chorus is partnering with Raise A Child and Extraordinary Families, two organizations that help children find homes with a focus on LGBTQ families. Even the bitterest of queens can’t resist all this joy! gmcla.org

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