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Exciting Events Around New York: November 2023

EXCITING EVENTS AROUND NEW YORK: NOVEMBER 2023

By Great Performances

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

NY COMEDY FESTIVAL X OPERATION USA PRESENTS: JIAOYING SUMMERS

Thursday, November 9th at 8:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $35

Jiaoying Summers is the most courageously fresh voice in comedy. She embodies the Asian American perspective through her work with uncensored, unapologetic comedic stylings. Among her unique gifts are powerful and dark truth bombing; she turns extreme childhood trauma into comedy gold. In just four years, lighting has struck the comedy world, she is among the fastest rising stars. She is an Asian Hall of Fame inductee, comedian, podcaster and social media comedy queen with over one billion views and counting. The LA Times considers her “one of the leading women running the LA comedy Scene”. The BBC named her “the woman rewriting the comedy circuit in Hollywood”. Vogue Magazine described her as “a major voice on the national comedy scene”. She recently starred in Netflix is a Joke Festival’s Women in Comedy Show. Her 30-minute comedy special Hot Girl Summers is streaming on Peacock TV and Prime Video.

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RASHAN BROWN PRESENTS:

POETRY ME, PLEASE

Saturday, November 25th at 7:00pm

Location: Apollo’s Historic Theater

Tickets: start at $50.35

Hosted by PMP’s very own Young Prince & The Comedian with sounds by DJ Complete on Saturday, November 25th. Please join us in making history as the largest pure poetry show in all of NY and the greater Eastern Region! The night will feature some of the hottest poets around with a few special guests and musical talents. Experience poetry like you’ve never had before…the PMP way!

PMP is an event series and content production studio providing artists with a platform, access to an active community of over 1,000 creatives & high quality video content to support their portfolios. A one stop shop for expression and creativity, poetry me, please put poets first. poetry me, please is the largest Spoken-Word poetry showcase in NY.

No expectations, just a night at ease; but only one request; poetry me, please.

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LEO BAR HAPPY HOUR

Featuring Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan, Asia Society’s exhibition

Thursday, November 9th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 which includes one drink

Visit Asia Society’s fall exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan with an evening of cocktails, music, and catching up on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Enjoy the gorgeous Garden Court as you look at art, mingle with friends, and make new connections at Asia Society!

The AsiaStore will be open and members will enjoy a 20% discount, double the normal member discount!

A ticket includes one drink, followed by a cash bar. Kindly note this event is only open to guests 21 years old and over.

Music by DJ Kai Song.

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FAMILY DAY: DIWALI LIGHTS UP ASIA SOCIETY 2023

Saturday, November 11th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students and seniors. Free for members and children 12 and under.

Diwali is one of the key festivals celebrated in South Asia, by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists. It is the festival of lights, with a symbolism of the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

Diwali returns to Asia Society with an in-person, fun-filled, and multi-sensorial afternoon. This event is presented in collaboration with The Culture Tree.

On November 11th, 1- 4pm, let’s come together to celebrate good fortune, family, and friendships. Enjoy puppet shows, dance performances, storytelling, and hands-on arts and crafts inspired by the holiday.

Leo Cafe has organized a special Diwali menu for the occasion.

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FOOD

Tuesday, November 7th through Saturday, November 18th

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Tickets: start at $35

Part of Next Wave 2023

Do you need what you eat? Do you eat what you need?

Performer and theater artist Geoff Sobelle (HOME, The Object Lesson) hosts an intimate dinner party of smell, taste, and touch. Centered around a gargantuan banquet table, he invites audience members to a culinary experience that is at once common and strange, human and surreal, universal and personal.

Sobelle’s latest creation is an absurdist, immersive, and rigorously designed meditation on how we eat, what’s in the soup, and who pays the bill.

A tour-de-force of audience manipulation, hallucinatory sleight-of-hand, and physical comedy, FOOD asks us what missing link fell off the food chain to make us eat the way we do.

Please note: There’s no eating at this dinner party, so don’t come hungry. General Admission tickets include both seats at the table and throughout the theater, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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TARIQ TROTTER IN CONVERSATION WITH JON STEWART

Tuesday, November 14th at 8:00pm

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

Tickets: start at $35

In Conversation With Jon Stewart
Co-presented By BAM And Greenlight Bookstore

“One of hip-hop’s greatest MCs… with enough insights for two lifetimes”—Lin-Manuel Miranda

A towering figure in hip-hop, the legendary MC of The Roots Tariq Trotter—better known as Black Thought—is joined byJon Stewart to discuss his new book The Upcycled Self: A Memoir on the Art of Becoming Who We Are. Trotter’s story begins with a tragedy: as a child, he burned down his family’s home. The years that follow are the story of a life snatched from the flames and forged in fire, told through vivid vignettes.

A compellingly poetic account of one artist’s creative and emotional origins, The Upcycled Self also explores the vital questions we all have to confront about our formative years: How can we see the story of our own young lives clearly? How do we use that story to understand who we’ve become? What do we take forward, what do we pass on, and what do we leave behind?

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Artwork courtesy of Printed Matter, Inc. Design by Calipso Press and Relámpago

PRINTED MATTER’S SUNDAY ZINE FAIR

Sunday, November 19th from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Location: Rubin Pavilion and Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

Tickets: free and open to the public

On the opening weekend of Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, stop by Printed Matter’s Sunday Zine Fair to explore new and historical zines. The fair will convene more than sixty invited exhibitors, with an emphasis on self-publishing artists and collectives, archives and libraries, and rare and out-of-print dealers.

The Sunday Zine Fair will celebrate the origins of zines and honor the many important contributors to the medium’s diverse legacy, a number of whom are represented within the exhibition. A new generation of publishers working today will also present a range of styles and perspectives on zines.

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Mahogany L. Browne reading at the Brooklyn Museum, 2021. (Photo: Kolin Mendez)

BROOKLYN POETRY SLAM

Wednesday, November 29th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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

Tickets: Register in advance and pay as you wish (suggested admission: $10). Tickets that include after-hours access to Spike Lee: Creative Sources are $25 (last entry: 9:30 pm). Member tickets to the exhibition are free.

Celebrate Brooklyn Poetry Slam’s tenth year! Amplify the voices of Brooklyn at a series of pay-what-you-can slams, presented by poets and cofounders Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic. Come to listen to poets, or arrive early to sign up if you’d like to join the slam.

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ALISA AMADOR

Friday, November 3rd at 8:00pm

Tickets: Start at $45

Overview

When experiencing the effortless maturity of Alisa Amador firsthand, you’ll be forgiven for thinking she’s been at the forefront of the contemporary singer-songwriter scene for years. In fact, her arrival came after winning the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, and once again that contest has cast a deserved spotlight on a rising star. Singing in both Spanish and English, weaving captivating narratives with her charming voice and self-possessed presence, Amador’s jazz-tinged, poetic songcraft makes her a worthy modern torchbearer for the likes of Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones.

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ABEO QUARTET

2023 – 24 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence

Sunday, November 12th at 3:00pm

Tickets: start at $45

Overview

The Abeo Quartet launches its year-long residency at Caramoor by delving into masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. Also on the program is a piece by 23-year-old Iranian-American composer, Kian Ravaei, entitled The Little Things which takes its inspiration from Emily Dickinson and her passion for directing our attention toward nature’s easily overlooked wonders. Formed in 2018, Abeo is swiftly sweeping up the competition prizes and garnering critical praise worldwide. You’ll understand why their name (“ah-bey-oh”) — an expression of joy in a Nigerian dialect — perfectly encapsulates the group’s love for playing chamber music and sharing it with others.

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PAPO VÁZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS

Sunday, November 12th and Monday, November 13th

Tickets: start at $20

ABOUT THE SHOW

“One of the most important creative forces in music today,” according to The New York City Jazz Record, Papo Vázquez leads his timeless Mighty Pirates Troubadours ensemble for two explosive nights of creative energy and spontaneity. Performing music from the band’s critically acclaimed release Chapter 10 Breaking Cover, the artists explore original material mined through generations of levitating rhythmic complexity, sonorous melodies, and driving pulses. Don’t miss an ensemble DownBeat magazine calls “stirring…[moving] through smartly arranged, post-boppishly interpreted jazz with Latin grooves.”

PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Papo Vázquez, Trombone, Vocals, Leader
Jose Mangual, Vocals, Percussion
Ivan Renta, Tenor Saxophone
Rick Germanson, Piano
Ariel Robles, Bass
Alvester Garnett, Drums
Carlos Maldonado, Percussion, Vocals
Reinaldo De Jesus, Percussion, Vocals

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DIZZY’S CLUB THANKSGIVING,

WITH HERLIN RILEY

Thursday, November 23rd at 7:00pm

Tickets: $225 – includes cover, food, and gratuity*

ABOUT THE SHOW

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Dizzy’s Club with drummer and New Orleans legend Herlin Riley. Enjoy a full menu of sumptuous holiday fare as you experience his exhilarating and truly melodic expression. A master of dynamics and phrasing, Riley has worked with such luminaries as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis and remains committed to uplifting the next generation of artists to honor the legacy of those who came before him. Don’t miss November’s most delectable event featuring Herlin Riley (drums), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Godwin Louis (saxophone), Caelan Cardello (piano), and Russell Hall (bass).

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STEVE MILLER: THE FUTURE OF THE BLUES WITH CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM

Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th

Location: Rose Theater

Tickets: start at $70.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with this special concert event.

For these special performances, Mr. Miller invites Christone “Kingfish” Ingram to join him in RoseTheater, marking the Grammy award-winning, 24-year-old American Blues guitarist and singer’s Jazz atLincoln Center debut.

“Straight from Clarksdale, Mississippi, home of the Delta Blues Museum, the next great musician on apath that leads from T-Bone Walker to Freddy, B.B., and Albert King to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Christone‘Kingfish’ Ingram is the future of the blues and I’m proud to bring him to the Rose Theater for the veryfirst time,” says Mr. Miller.

Mr. Ingram has been hailed as “one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince” by Rolling Stone.

With a new and unique repertoire, Mr. Miller continues his exploration of the blues with his popular concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Joining him onstage are Shelly Berg (piano), Craig Handy(tenor saxophone), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Mike Rodriguez (trumpet), Courtney Wright(baritone saxophone) Russell Hall (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums).

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JOURNEY THROUGH JAZZ PART IV:

THE JLCO WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th

Location: The Appel Room

Tickets: start at $40.50

ABOUT THE CONCERT

In the next installment of our celebrated Journey Through Jazz concert series, Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO and special guest Catherine Russell, share personal accounts of their unique relationships with the music.

From local scenes to global concepts, a wide variety of inspirations have shaped the musicians of the JLCO, and these provocative sets illuminate the thoughts, feelings, and relationships that helped them become the artists they are today. Don’t miss this intimate performance in The Appel Room. Part of the Lynne and Richard Pasculano Jazz Concert Series.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  •  An intimate JLCO performance in The Appel Room

  • Learn firsthand from the musicians as they reveal their inspirations.

  • Vocals by fan favorite Catherine Russell

  • Pay what you choose performances.

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FIRST FRIDAY

Friday, November 3rd from 10:00am to 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. This month, our education team is taking over First Friday to highlight the museum’s education offerings.

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WORM BOOK RELEASE WITH EDEL RODRIGUEZ & CHIP KIDD

Friday, November 10th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: Free!

Poster House is pleased to host “America’s illustrator-in-chief,” Edel Rodriguez, in conversation with graphic designer and writer, Chip Kidd, for a wide-ranging conversation on Rodriguez’s new graphic memoir Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey. Worm is available for purchase at the Poster House Shop; book signing to follow.

Through vivid, stirring art, Worm tells the story of a boyhood in the midst of the Cold War, a family’s displacement in exile, and their tenacious longing for those they left behind. It also recounts the coming-of-age of an artist and activist, who, witnessing America’s turn from democracy to extremism, struggles to differentiate his adoptive country from the dictatorship he fled. Confronting questions of patriotism and the liminal nature of belonging, Edel Rodriguez ultimately celebrates the immigrants, maligned and overlooked, who guard and invigorate American freedom.

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PERSONAL LANDSCAPES ART WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 4th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Meet at Glyndor Gallery

Tickets: $65, including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%.

Take a walk through Glyndor Gallery and the Aquatic Garden with artists Heidi Howard and Esteban Cabeza de Baca exhibiting in Light from Water: Heidi Howard & Esteban Cabeza de Baca, with Liz Phillips. Using inspiration from their on-site plein air collaborations as well as Wave Hill’s phenomenal fall foliage, render your own personal landscape and individual history using an acrylic fall palette designed especially for this workshop. All materials provided. Rain cancels.

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AJOYO

Sunday, November 12th from 2:00pm to 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%.

Spearheaded by French-Tunisian saxophonist and composer Yacine Boularès, AJOYO has taken the jazz and world music scene by storm with its unique blend of North and West African traditions, jazz and soul. Together with Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Jesse Fischer, the spellbinding six-piece ensemble celebrates life, love and justice through music: music for the heart, the mind and the body, the kind that is soulful, sophisticated and that makes people want to dance.

Awarded Best Global Music EP at the Independent Music Awards in 2020, AJOYO will lead a joyful ceremony in Armor Hall that brings musicians and audiences close together through deep and unrelenting groove, virtuosic improvisations and sophisticated compositions.

This concert is part of “Roots and Branches,” Wave Hill’s indoor concert series featuring artists from across musical disciplines, exploring how traditions and heritage inspire musical exploration and growth.

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ICE SEASON RETURNS!

now through March, 15th, 2024

Wollman Rink NYC in iconic Central Park will open for ice skating daily from Saturday, October 28th, 2023 to March 15, 2024.

Don’t miss your chance to skate at Wollman Rink NYC, the perfect place to enjoy an iconic New York experience!

Tickets on sale now!

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RINK SIDE IGLOOS

now through March 15th, 2024

Elevate your skating experience at Wollman Rink inside our cozy, private, heated Rink Side igloos, 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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