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Exciting Events Around New York: March 2023

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: MARCH 2023

By Great Performances

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

Photo: ©Apollo

APOLLO COMEDY CLUB

Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Soundstage

FEATURING: SAL HOLMES, MARIA SANCHEZ AND NEMA WILLIAMS
HOST: DARRYL DAMN

The Apollo Comedy Club, curated by the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of Laff Mobb on Aspire), presents a night of comedic sets by Sal Holmes, Maria Sanchez and Nema Williams. This month’s host is comedian and writer, Darryl Damn. Jumpstart your weekend on Apollo’s Soundstage for a thrilling night of laughter, drinks, and tasty bitesin this long-running series that shines a spotlight on the best up and coming talent in comedy today.

Perfect for date night, or a night out with friends, don’t miss your chance to heat up your Thursday with the hottest ticket in Harlem. Doors open at 9pm; Showtime is 10pm.

The Apollo Comedy Club is a continuation of the Apollo’s 2022-2023 season, The Next Movement, an exploration of what’s new, now and next in music, comedy, dance, art and ideas.

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Photo: ©Apollo

CQ3: THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Saturday, March 18th at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

As a revolutionary virtual club that safely brought millions together to experience community amidst isolation, since March 2020 D-Nice’s Club Quarantine has been a global rhythmic respite. A multigenerational and multi-genre experience, Club Quarantine is a global celebration of music, life, and love. Since its inception, CQ has been a cultural linchpin, serving as a catalyst for innovation in music and social media to create a wholly unique event. Now, Club Quarantine will come offline again for CQ3, a special once-in-a-lifetime evening with D-Nice at home in Harlem at The Apollo’s historic theater. Celebrating three years of community, connection, and culture, join The Apollo, BrandNice and D-Nice for this Harlem Chic affair.

Following sold-out performances across the country, CQ3: The Harlem Renaissance will feature D-Nice with a special guest lineup to be announced. Tickets will go fast.

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Photo: ©BAM

THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN’S WINDOW

Saturday, February 4th through Sunday, March 19th

Location: BAM Strong, Harvey Theater

Tickets: start at $35

BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY
WITH OSCAR ISAAC AND RACHEL BROSNAHAN
DIRECTED BY ANNE KAUFFMAN

Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage, Hamlet, Star Wars) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dead for a Dollar, Othello) star in Lorraine Hansberry’s (A Raisin in the Sun) sweeping drama of identity, idealism, and love. With direction by Anne Kauffman, BAM’s production marks the first major New York revival since the original Broadway run.

Hansberry invites us into Greenwich Village in the 60s, crafting a razor-sharp portrait of a diverse group of friends whose progressive dreams can’t quite match reality. At the center are Sidney and Iris Brustein, fighting to see if their marriage—with all its crackling wit, passion, and petty cruelty—can survive Sidney’s ideals. As if reaching across the decades, Hansberry’s incisive final work offers shockingly contemporary provocations.

Discover this “astonishing force” (The Chicago Tribune) from one of America’s greatest playwrights when it finally returns to New York.

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Photo: ©BAM

ÁGUA

March 3rd through March 19th

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

Tickets: start at $45

US PREMIERE

A PIECE BY PINA BAUSCH
TANZTHEATER WUPPERTAL PINA BAUSCH

The company that exploded the possibilities of dance, Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, returns to BAM for the first time in six years with a US premiere from the late visionary choreographer. Created during a residency in Brazil in 2001, Bausch refracted the landscapes, sounds, movements, and music she encountered into a color-saturated fantasy. While infused with hints of danger, there is a joyfulness here that stands out among Bausch’s oeuvre, highlighting the legendary choreographer at her most exuberant.

A virtuosic work performed with fearless abandon, Água offers all audience members—from longtime fans to curious newcomers—the pleasure of immersing themselves in Bausch’s utterly singular vision.

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FIRST SATURDAY: IN EVERY DIRECTION

Saturday, March 4th, all day

Celebrate Women’s History Month and twenty-five years of First Saturdays! This month’s theme honors the pivotal role of women and nonbinary people in social, political, and aesthetic movements for liberation. The evening’s programs highlight our recently opened exhibitions A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration and Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter: “Ain’t I a Woman.”

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Pints and Prints, 2022. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

PINTS AND PRINTS: DUKE RILEY

Thursday, March 16th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and 8:00pm – 9:30pm

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

Tickets: $35 and include after-hours admission to DEATH TO THE LIVING, Long Live Trash (last entry: 9:30 pm), art materials in your own Brooklyn Museum tote, and a complimentary drink. Member tickets are $25.

Grab a brew and create your own art prints inspired by DEATH TO THE LIVING, Long Live Trash, an exhibition featuring works by Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley. Teaching artist Sam Kelly leads a class on collagraph printmaking, in which materials are collaged onto a board to create a 3-D plate that can be repeatedly inked to generate prints. Emulate Riley’s unique approach to his maritime crafts, made with materials collected from beaches in the northeastern United States.

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SCHWAB VOCAL RISING STARS

Sunday, March 12th at 3:00pm

Tickets: Start at $30 / Free for children 18 and under

Mediterranean

In this mentoring program, Artistic Director Steven Blier selects four young singers and a pianist for a week-long residency at Caramoor. The week includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in this performance entitled Mediterranean — a musical voyage around the Mediterranean Sea, with stops in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia.

Artists
Shelén Hughes, soprano
Maggie Reneé, mezzo-soprano
Colin Aikins, tenor
Joseph Parrish, baritone
Yihao Zhou, piano

Steven Blier, Artistic Director & piano
Bénédicte Jourdois, Associate Director & piano

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SEAN MASON QUINTET

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Friday, March 24th at 8:00pm

Tickets: Start at $40

Join us in welcoming Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Sean Mason leading his own ensemble at Caramoor. A sought-after sideman, he has performed and toured with jazz legends including Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, and Herlin Riley, among many others, and is noted for his ability to switch fluently between many different styles of music. Mason will be joined by the stellar members of his quintet in performances of his original music.

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Billy Childs
Photo Credit: Raj Naik

BILLY CHILDS QUARTET FEAT. SEAN JONES

“WINDS OF CHANGE”

Thursday, March 9th through Sunday, March 12th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Pianist and composer Billy Childs releases his third album for Mack Avenue, The Winds of Change. With 16 Grammy nominations and five wins, Childs takes his rightful place among the lineage of piano masters. To hear his compositions is to know his singularity. But listeners find his resonance as a soloist — in full blossom on The Winds of Change — equally unmatched. His band features Hans Glawischnig on bass, Ari Hoenig on drums, and special guest Sean Jones on trumpet.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Billy Childs, piano

Sean Jones, trumpet

Hans Glawischnig, bass

Ari Hoenig, drums

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ENDEA OWENS & THE COOKOUT

Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th

Tickets: start at $25

ABOUT THE SHOW

Endea Owens evolves the legacy of great leaders behind the bass. Citing her mentors as Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter, she approaches her sets with commanding presence, sensitivity, and an elastic foundation primed for spontaneity. In recent years, Owens’ leadership has expanded to include community organizing, artistic curation, and facilitating cultural exchange as a global ambassador of the music.

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Endea Owens, bass

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THE MUSIC OF TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI

FEATURING THE JLCO WITH WYNTON MARSALIS AND LEW TABACKIN & TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI

Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $40.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A concert honoring iconic pianist/composer and NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi

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

ABOUT THE CONCERT

On The Music of Toshiko Akiyoshi with The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Lew Tabackin music directed by Ted Nash, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis play the monumental compositions of the iconic pianist-composer Toshiko Akiyoshi, as they are joined by her on stage for part of the performance.

Manchuria-born, ethnically Japanese, Akiyoshi has been a force on the international scene since 1952, when the iconic pianist Oscar Peterson, on tour with Jazz at the Philharmonic, heard her in Tokyo and insisted that JATP impresario Norman Granz record her.

Akiyoshi—who moved to the U.S. in 1956, and will be 93 at the time of the concert—has impressed both for the comprehensive mastery and fierce distillation of the language of bebop master Bud Powell that she was able to assimilate early on in isolation from the U.S. scene and for her evocative corpus of sui generis works since 1973 for the Akiyoshi-Tabackin Orchestra with Lew Tabackin (who will play tenor saxophone and flute on this evening), combining swing, bebop, classical, and elements drawn from her Japanese heritage.

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ROSA PASSOS WITH KENNY BARRON, RON CARTER AND RAFAEL BARATA

Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th

Location: The Appel Room

Tickets: start at $70.50

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Return of Brazilian vocalist and guitarist in The Appel Room since her sold-out performance in 2016

  • You can purchase the 9:30 performances on March 24 and 25 as part of the 9:30 in The Appel Room series – three 9:30 Appel Room shows for $99 (includes all fees) for any seat in the house while seats are available. Your Appel Room ticket stub can be used for a free cover to that evening’s Dizzy’s Late Night Session

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Rosa Passos with Kenny Barron and Ron Carter brings the iconic Brazilian vocalist and guitarist to the Appel Room for the first time since her sold-out 2016 appearance with NEA Jazz Master pianist Kenny Barron. Their spellbinding simpatico will be enhanced by Passos’ reunion with Ron Carter—also an NEA Jazz Master who bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke once described “as the most important bass player of the last fifty years.”—after their lauded 2003 “Entre Amigos” album. While Passos has been called the “female João Gilberto” she is a prolific and distinct vocalist and guitarist with a playful yet sophisticated style, marked by perfect pitch and spacious elegance. Enhancing this first-ever meeting of these three masters is first-call Brazilian drummer, Rafael Barata.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, March 3rd from 10:00am – 9:00pm

Tickets: Free all Day!

Join Poster House on the First Friday of every month for free admission and extended hours! Explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, performance, or activity throughout the day. Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection.

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PH X TEENS: COUNTERCULTURE COLLAGE

Friday, March 10th from 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Tickets: Free for Teens!

Did you know that teens always get free admission into Poster House? In celebration of our new exhibitions Made in Japan and Black Power to Black People, teens are invited to create a counterculture collage on notebooks.

Artists Yokoo Tadanori and Tanaami Keiichi, featured in Made in Japan, and many designers featured in Black Power to Black People contributed to the growing anti-establishment movement of the 60s, known as counterculture, in response to the civil rights movement, anti-war efforts, and anti-censorship movements. These artists utilized collage, digital media, and radical imagery to make bold and progressive demands to change the status quo.

Inspired by their work, teens will design their own radical counterculture message using collage. After they complete their notebooks, teens are encouraged to take what they create into the exhibits to explore.

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A BRIGHT NEW BOISE

Tuesday, January 31st through Sunday, March 12th

Tickets: start at $49

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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LETTERS FROM MAX

Tuesday, February 7th through Sunday, March 19th

Tickets: start at $49

WORLD PREMIERE

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl begins her Spotlight Residency with the world premiere adaptation of her 2018 epistolary book, Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, and a Friendship, “a resonant and profound contribution from two fully formed artists to the literature of illness” (Slate). Ruhl, whose accomplished body of work includes Eurydice and Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) and The Clean House, shares letters and poems passed between herself and her former student Max Ritvo, as he candidly discusses terminal illness and tests poetry’s capacity to put to words what otherwise feels ineffable.

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COOKING DEMONSTRATION: COOKING WITH CACTI

Sunday, March 19th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Wave Hill House

Tickets: Free with Admission to the Grounds

Prickly pear, aloe, agave and dragon fruit are a few examples of culinary cacti and succulents. Find out how to select, prepare and serve some of these unlikely edibles with Chef Nick Acosta from Great Performances. Delicious samples include grilled cactus paddles (nopales) and a dragon fruit smoothie. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Succulent Sunday event.

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Wave-Hill_Alea_March-2023
Photo: Laura Desberg

CONCERT: ALEA

Sunday, March 26th 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%

With a welcoming sound that embraces cumbia, vallenato, rancheras, jazz and American pop, singer-songwriter Alea moves her audiences with messages of the spirit, calls for social change and free-flowing love. Originally from La Guajira, Colombia, Alea’s performance encompasses an entire generation of ethno-futuristic and folkloric music accentuated by buttery vocals, deep-rooted grooves and uplifting guitar. Alea’s in-person performances are powerful encounters of the spirit, passionate travelogues that link downtown New York to a tropical Colombian cantina.

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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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ICE THEATRE OF NEW YORK®

Thursday, March 2nd

Ice Theatre of New York® to present Pop-Up City Skate Concerts at Wollman Rink on February 2 & March 2, 2023 at 6:30pm in Central Park. (Rain dates are February 9 and March 9.)

ITNY repertory works will include Of Water and Ice, When Atoms Embrace, Take Five, as well as a new duet for Liz Yoshiko Schmidt and Danil Berdnikov by choreographer Lorna Brown, and more. ITNY will also give opportunities to guest artists and long-time performance apprentices Oona and Gage Brown.

These short Pop-Up concerts take place immediately after the ice resurfacing and are designed to inspire and delight the public waiting to skate the next session, while introducing them to the art of dancing on ice.

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