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Exciting Events Around New York: January 2023

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EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: JANUARY 2023

By Great Performances

Explore Great Music, Art and More at Our Partner Venues This Month!



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ONEUS

Thursday, January 12th at 7:30pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $79

With another chapter of alluring performances, K-Pop group ONEUS is back in New York through ONEUS 1ST WORLD TOUR ‘REACH FOR US’.

This marks ONEUS’ third tour in the US, and the boy group is back again to greet fans with compelling live performances and their music that is impossible to forget.

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UPTOWN HALL:
MLK- BLUEPRINT FOR THE CULTURE

Sunday, January 15th at 3:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: Free with RSVP

PRESENTED BY WNYC & THE APOLLO

The 17th annual Apollo Uptown Hall MLK celebration focuses on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s as the template for modern social and civil justice movements. This year, we celebrate young people impacting society through activism, engagement, and a commitment to justice.

The Apollo has a decades-long tradition of serving as a convener for local community residents as well as people from across New York City. That tradition continues as the Apollo partners with WNYC in our annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his enduring legacy on the culture. WNYC’s Notes from America host, Kai Wright moderates the first hour of this year’s celebration followed by music, spoken word and other forms of creative expressions with WQXR’s Terrance McKnight.

Following the in person program, Celebrate MLK’s National Day of Service with an inspiring panel on the Apollo Digital Stage featuring a discussion on the pivotal role of young voices affecting change within their communities, curated by the Apollo Young Producers.

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MA$E, CAM’RON AND JADAKISS
LIVE AT THE APOLLO

Saturday, January 28th at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $55

New York legends and multi-platinum selling artists Ma$e, Cam’ron and Jadakiss heat up the Apollo’s iconic stage in this explosive one-night-only concert featuring classic hits such as “What You Want”, “Time’s Up”, “Oh Boy” and their new single, “G.L.H. (Gorilla, Lion, Hyena)”!

Ma$e, Cam’ron and Jadakiss Live at the Apollo is a continuation of the Apollo’s 2022-2023 season, The Next Movement, an exploration of what’s new, now and next in music, dance, art and ideas.

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ARE WE NOT DRAWN ONWARD TO NEW ERA

Wednesday, January 4th through Sunday, January 8th

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Tickets: start at $45

US PREMIERE

PRESENTED BY BAM IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE PUBLIC THEATER’S UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL

ONTROEREND GOED
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER DEVRIENDT

You can’t put toothpaste back in the tube. You can’t remake a shattered vase. Or undo the damage that humans have inflicted on the earth. But what if you could—in just one night?

Belgian theater collective Ontroerend Goed traffic in the unpredictable. Like its title, Are we not drawn onward to new erA unfolds as a palindrome. Careening between a riot of destruction and otherworldly healing, this striking theatrical masterwork comes to BAM and Under the Radar for its US premiere, offering an impossible chance to turn back the clock.

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THE 37TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN TRUBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Monday, January 16th at 10:00am

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Tickets: FREE

PRESENTED BY BAM AND THE OFFICE OF THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ANTONIO REYNOSO

Join us at BAM or via livestream for this beloved Brooklyn tradition, which rings in a new year with music, performances, and an urgent and timely call to action—Defending Democracy—led by keynote speaker Sherrilyn Ifill. The civil rights lawyer and former President and Director-Counsel of LDF (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund) was one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2021.

BAM’s annual tribute to Dr. King encourages us to continue in his radical spirit, relentlessly defending true justice for all, and repairing injustices.

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Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
(Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

POP-UP PERFORMANCE: BROOKLYN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Sunday, January 15th, 2:00–3:00pm and 3:15–4:15pm

Location: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor

Tickets: Free with Museum Admission

Drop by to hear music performed by members of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, the Museum’s orchestra in residence.

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Art History Happy Hour, 2021
(Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

ART HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: NFTS

Thursday, January 26th from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Location: The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

Tickets: $45 and include a specialty cocktail, small bites, and after-hours admission to Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” Additional beverages are available for purchase. Member tickets are $40.

Our season of Art History Happy Hours continues with an evening of conversation around non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, presented in collaboration with writer Nato Thompson. During the program, Thompson offers an overview of the blockchain landscape and its intersections with contemporary art. Artists Delphine Diallo and Sasha Stiles then join in to discuss the field’s opportunities and challenges. Plus, take one last look at Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” before it closes.

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YOUNG MONK PROJECT

Saturday, January 14th at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

The music’s freshest emerging voices pay tribute to Thelonious Monk with new interpretations of his staggering canon of original works. The sheer depth of Monk’s artistry allows different listeners and practitioners to connect with different layers of his sound at nearly every listen; the element of surprise remains present in his music years after his passing. The evening’s event features internationally acclaimed artists Joel Ross, Sean Mason, Zoe Obadia, Mark Lewandowsky, and Domo Branch.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Joel Ross, vibraphone

Sean Mason, piano

Mark Lewandowski, bass

Zoe Obadia, alto saxophone

Domo Branch, drums

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JOHNNY O’NEAL: TRIBUTE TO THE CROONERS

Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

Heartfelt and authentic, Johnny O’Neal’s expression reflects a profound lineage of master song interpreters. The singer and pianist delivers a pureness of melody, spontaneity, and phrasing. His thrilling, often cathartic sets are known to elicit both laughter and tears from captivated listeners. Over the years, he has performed with Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Nancy Wilson, Anita O’Day, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Stitt, Benny Golson, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Clark Terry.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Johnny O’Neal – piano and vocals

Tony Hewitt – vocals

Ilya Lushtak – guitar and vocals

Daralyn Jay – vocals

Luke Sellick – bass

Quincy Davis – drums

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MIDDLE EAST MEDITATIONS

Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A musical journey to the Middle East featuring oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma

  • There will be a free pre-concert lecture at 7pm for each performance

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Middle East Meditations is a milestone event in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s distinguished history. Marsalis and JLCO collaborate with revered Iraqi oud virtuoso, composer, educator, musicologist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Naseer Shamma, blending the magical flavors of the Tigris River with Mississippi River-descended swing. Friends since they met in Abu Dhabi in 2010, the two visionaries—whose first formal concert together in 2017, in Marciac, France, was reviewed as an “unprecedented fusion” between jazz and the millennia-old short-necked forerunner of the lute—will perform together for the first time at Jazz at Lincoln Center, undertaking new works arranged by Marsalis, Shamma and orchestra members. The occasion marks the first time that the JLCO has hosted and featured an Iraqi artist. Immediately following these shows in the House of Swing (and Oud), the JLCO with Special Guest Naseer Shamma will tour select cities around the United States.

Naseer Shamma appears in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Festival.

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MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR BRUNO MUNARI: THE CHILD WITHIN

Saturday, January 7th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tickets: Free for Members!

Poster House Members are invited to a private tour of Bruno Munari: The Child Within at the Center for Italian Modern Art in SoHo. Munari was an accomplished artist, inventor, graphic designer, and a designer of objects who prioritized the idea of play in all his work. This exhibition focuses on the children’s books that he wrote, designed, and illustrated. These books were not meant just to be seen, but to be interacted with as conduits for play and imagination. 

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MEMBERS-ONLY TOUR: KAPOOR GALLERIES

Thursday, January 19th from 6:00–8:00pm

Tickets: Free for Members!

Poster House is pleased to partner with Kapoor Galleries for this exclusive tour of their space in honor of Air-India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue. As the curatorial juggernaut behind this incredible exhibition, Kapoor Galleries approached the posters from the perspective of India’s rich artistic heritage. Now is your chance to see museum-quality pieces that inspired many of the posters on view in the show, from miniature paintings to ancient bronze sculptures. 

Led by the owner and director of Kapoor Galleries, Sanjay Kapoor, this private tour of the gallery will introduce you to dazzling imagery and a deeper appreciation for Indian art.

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A BRIGHT NEW BOISE

Tuesday, January 31st through Sunday, March 12th

Tickets: on sale soon!

OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE

MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, whose first work in his Premiere Residency – the world premiere of A Case for the Existence of God – ran at Signature to great critical acclaim, returns with the Off-Broadway premiere of A Bright New Boise. As i n Case, Hunter here captures a region of his home state Idaho – in the negative space of a depersonalized work environment – through the people who inhabit it. This dark comedic work depicts a Boise Hobby Lobby thrown into chaos by the arrival of a new employee sorting through a tragic past. Like Hudes, audiences can experience Hunter’s stage work alongside his unique dramatic vision on-screen: Darren Aronofsky’s film adaptation of his play The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser, is expected to be released by A24 sometime in 2022.

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Photo by: Kasia Idzkowska

CONCERT: ELIO VILLAFRANCA

Sunday, January 22nd
from 2:00–3:00pm

Location: Armor Hall

Tickets: $30 Adult/$16 Student with ID/$14 Child (8-18), including admission to the grounds. Advance tickets $2 off. Wave Hill Members save 10%

Grammy-nominated 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Elio Villafranca is a pianist, composer and bandleader at the forefront of his generation. Born in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba, Villafranca fuses classical and jazz with music from the African diaspora. He has recorded and performed with jazz master artists, including Chick Correa, Paquito D’Rivera and Wynton Marsalis, who calls him “an inspired and visionary musician.”

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ICE SKATING IN CENTRAL PARK

October 24th through March 15th

Tickets: start at $10

Time to get your tickets for the wonderful season ahead!

As stewards of the historic gathering space that is Wollman Rink, we pledge to spark bliss that exhilarates the community’s sense of connection, positivity and possibility. We can’t wait to get this season started!

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RINKSIDE IGLOOS

December 9, 2022 – February 1, 2023

Elevate your skate experience at Wollman inside our cozy, private, heated RinkSide igloos, overlooking the magic of Wollman Rink, under the Midtown Manhattan skyline in Central Park. Both of our transparent igloos feature an electric fireplace, soft lighting, and comfy seating for eight, as well as delicious food and beverage options.

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