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BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC EVENTS

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R&B FESTIVAL AT FORT GREENE PRAK

october 2 – 10

Location: Fort Greene Park

Produced by Danny Kapilian

BAM’s free annual R&B festival is at Fort Greene Park! Now in its 26th year, join us this fall for our beloved outdoor concert series, bringing together friends, families, and neighbors for great music under the trees. This year’s lineup features Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June, singer-songwriter and playwright, Stew with his band The Negro Problem, jazz piano and Hammond B3 virtuoso Matthew Whitaker, and the Grammy Award-winning singer Mykal Rose, formerly of Black Uhuru.

The BAM R&B Festival has presented Wilson Pickett, Roy Hargrove, Andra Day, Ashford and Simpson, Snarky Puppy, George Clinton and P-Funk, Dr. John, Savion Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Marcus Miller, Richie Havens, and hundreds of other great performing artists since 1995.

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Photo: ©Kehinde Wiley; courtesy of National Potrait Gallery

THE OBAMA PORTRAITS TOUR

August 27 – October 24

Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., in February 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former First Lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public.

This five-city tour travels the United States from June 2021 through May 2022 and is expected to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. This special presentation enhances the conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities. The Obama Portraits Tour is accompanied by a richly illustrated book published by National Portrait Gallery and Princeton University Press.

Other tour locations include the Art Institute of Chicago (June 18–August 15, 2021), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 5, 2021–January 2, 2022), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (January 14–March 20, 2022), and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (April 2–May 30, 2022).

The Obama Portraits Tour has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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Composit Scan: Katerina Jebb; Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

September 10, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets: $25

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior’s many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.

With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947.

Presented are galleries devoted to Dior and the artistic directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile room, a tribute to the Ateliers, and adjacent galleries of couture garments showcase the excellence of Dior’s petites mains. The central atrium of our Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted garden, and a concluding gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

ISAIAH J. THOMPSON QUARTET

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Friday, October 15 at 8:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Start at $30

A frequent collaborator with contemporary jazz luminaries, Isaiah J. Thompson has emerged as a powerful pianist, bandleader, and composer. As a performer, he emits joy and conveys his personal experiences and everlasting love of jazz through the music itself. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, he’s the recipient of the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and won second place in the 2018 Thelonious Monk (now Herbie Hancock) Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition. 

Please note: All audience members for this concert must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination. To learn more about our Health & Safety policies, please click here

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Photo: ©Caramoor

FAMILY EVENT: CELEBRATE DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 pm

Location: Caramoor Grounds

Ticket Information: Free

Caramoor collaborates with Mexico Beyond Mariachi to bring a family-friendly afternoon of music and dance to celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Typically, the holiday involves the gathering of family and friends to pray for and to remember those who have passed, however instead of mourning, the day is filled with celebrations.  

The afternoon includes several traditional and regional dance performances around Caramoor’s grounds, leading to the main event on Friends Field. Appropriate for all ages, the event includes crafts and snacks.

Schedule

Stage 1 / Spanish Courtyard  
Tabasco & Guerrero / 2:00pm & 2:30pm 

Stage 2 / Sunken Garden  
Veracruz / 2:10pm & 2:40pm

Stage 3 / Friends Field Stage  
Mexica & Aztec / 2:20pm & 2:50pm  

All Artists / 3:30pm–4:15pm 

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Photo: ©Caramoor

EVNIN RISING STARS

Sunday, October 31 at 3:00 pm

Location: Music Room

Ticket Information: Tickets start at $30

One of three mentoring programs at Caramoor, Evnin Rising Stars serves as an incubator for the next generation of classical musicians. Renowned cellist Marcy Rosen serves as this year’s Guest Artistic Director, working with violist Daniel Phillips to mentor five young instrumentalists. The week-long residency concludes with a concert in the Music Room, giving the public the opportunity to hear these exciting artists on their way to becoming leaders in the field. 

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

MIKE LEDONNE TRIO WITH RON CARTER & JOE FARNSWORTH

Friday – Saturday, October 15-16, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $45 plus f&b; Students $15

“Hearing Mike LeDonne was a startling revelation. I was knocked out.” —Milt Jackson 

“Mike LeDonne is one of the most talented pianists of this particular era. He’s incredible.” —Oscar Peterson

Pianist and organist Mike LeDonne is a modern master who in the past few decades has worked with Benny Goodman, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, and more. LeDonne’s ace trio features Ron Carter on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums, so it’s guaranteed to be a virtuosic evening of swinging jazz.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

JEREMY PELT

Thursday – Saturday, October 28-30, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $40 – $45 plus f&b; Students $15

Jeremy Pelt is one of this generation’s leading band leaders and trumpeters with the ability to execute intricate solos—whether open or muted—with ease, and deliver a ballad in a soulfully tasteful manner. On this special engagement, Pelt will perform music from Griot: This Is Important!, his newest release which is part jazz album, part oral history featuring spoken interludes from fellow artists he has interviewed in recent years. For Pelt, Griot: This Is Important! both honors his forebears and sheds light on the meaning of the music and the motivations of those who devote their lives to it. He brings to Dizzy’s the core powerhouse lineup featured on the album to perform these characteristically lyrical and flowing, and stylistically diverse compositions.

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INFINITE LIFE

Fall 2021

Location: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

A play about no end in sight. After the critically acclaimed premiere of John and sold-out run of The Antipodes, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns with the final play of her Signature Residency, directing a new work that tackles persistent pain and desire.

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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

October 12 – November 14

Location: Irene Diamond Stage

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith and director Taibi Magar to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

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Photo courtesy Wave Hill

THE OVERLOOK QUARTET PERFORMS “IF THE STARS ALIGN”

Thursday, October 7, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: On the grounds

The Overlook is a quartet of accomplished string players dedicated to amplifying the music of Black composers, by looking to voices both celebrated and underperformed and seeking out living composers to perform and commission. Through this work, The Overlook upholds a commitment to a more representative canon. The quartet will perform “If the Stars Align,” a program dedicated to the music of living Black female composers Leila Adu, Shelley Washington and Eleanor Alberga

Violinists Monica Davis and Ravenna Lipchik have held chairs in Broadway orchestras and toured internationally with renowned chamber ensembles; violist Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf are members of award-winning string quintet Sybarite5. The four friends and colleagues formed the quartet in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, a time when creative work had all but disappeared from the artistic landscape of New York. The quartet has performed dozens of in-person and online concerts presented by the Kaufman Music Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Strathmore Arts and many others.

Registration strongly recommended, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. In case of rain, the event will move to Kate French Terrace. Because space is limited, registered guests will receive priority. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us at information@wavehill.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.

The Overlook Quartet’s performance of “If the Stars Align”, part of a two-day festival of community performance activities in the Bronx, is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts.

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Photo: ©Joshua Bright

SKY-HUNTERS IN FLIGHT

Monday, October 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Shade Border Lawn

Welcome back master falconer Brian Bradley and his beautiful and beloved raptors, here for a live bird presentation! Watch trained birds of prey sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited. Rain location: Armor Hall in Wave Hill House. Wings over Wave Hill: Birds of Prey Day event.

Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. If you have any questions about this program or have registration questions, please contact us information@wavehill.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.

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BIGGIE: I GOT A STORY TO TELL

Thursday, September 9 at 7:30 pm

Location: Putnam Triangle Plaza (22 Putnam Ave)

Every legend has an origin story. Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., remains one of hip-hop’s—and Brooklyn’s—most beloved icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life through rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family, revealing a side of Biggie Smalls that the world never knew.

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Sun & Sea

September 15 – 26

Location: BAM Fisher

Tickets: $25

By Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė

“a remarkable achievement”
—The New York Times
“astonishing”
—The Guardian
“Surreal as it is profound”
—BBC
“a revelation”
—Artnet

Step into a sunny day by the sea. This theatrical installation stunned audiences at the 2019 Venice Biennale, earning its all-female creative team the much-coveted Golden Lion. It comes to BAM for its US premiere, transforming the Fishman Space into a crowded beach. Sunbathing characters offer up a range of seductive harmonies and melodic stories that glide between the mundane, the sinister, and the surreal. From the sprawling tapestry of their lives emerges a piercing exploration of the relationship between people and our planet, brought to life by 13 vocalists and 25 tons of sand.

Audience members stand in the balcony to experience the performance, and are encouraged to move around the viewing area. Accessible seating is available upon request.

A limited number of timed-entry tickets will be sold in advance. Ticketholders will be admitted on a rolling basis as space becomes available, and once admitted, may stay as long as they like.

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100 Keyboards

September 30 – October 2

Location: BAM Fisher

Ticket Information: $25

“it has to be heard to be believed”
—The Times (UK)

One note, played on a toy keyboard, is followed by a second. Then a third, and a fourth. And with each note added, eventually reaching 100, the room changes. Frequencies multiply, reverberations hover in space, and the slightest acoustic variations emerge.

Experimental Japanese sound artist ASUNA invites guests to gather in the round and move about the space as he nimbly manipulates this room of instruments, using the moiré pattern to create an immersive, unusual, and sublime sonic bath. Simultaneously analog and electronic, minimal and complex, meditative and mesmerizing, 100 Keyboards builds unceasingly toward an infinite and sustained crescendo.

Audience members stand and move around the space to experience the performance. Accessible seating is available upon request.

Photo: ©Kehinde Wiley; courtesy of National Potrait Gallery

THE OBAMA PORTRAITS TOUR

August 27 – October 24

Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., in February 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former First Lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public.

This five-city tour travels the United States from June 2021 through May 2022 and is expected to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. This special presentation enhances the conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities. The Obama Portraits Tour is accompanied by a richly illustrated book published by National Portrait Gallery and Princeton University Press.

Other tour locations include the Art Institute of Chicago (June 18–August 15, 2021), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 5, 2021–January 2, 2022), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (January 14–March 20, 2022), and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (April 2–May 30, 2022).

The Obama Portraits Tour has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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Composit Scan: Katerina Jebb; Courtesy Brooklyn Museum

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS

September 10, 2021 – February 20, 2022

Location: Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets: $25

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior’s many sources of inspiration—from the splendor of flowers and other natural forms to classical and contemporary art.

With objects drawn primarily from the Dior archives, the exhibition includes a vast array of over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection. The haute couture on view exemplifies many of the French couturier’s fabled silhouettes, including the “New Look,” which debuted in 1947.

Presented are galleries devoted to Dior and the artistic directors who succeeded him—Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. A toile room, a tribute to the Ateliers, and adjacent galleries of couture garments showcase the excellence of Dior’s petites mains. The central atrium of our Beaux-Arts Court has been redesigned as an enchanted garden, and a concluding gallery celebrates dresses worn by stars from Grace Kelly to Jennifer Lawrence.

The Brooklyn Museum presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams is curated by Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion, Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, Brooklyn Museum.

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Photo: ©BAM

100 Keyboards

September 30 – October 2

Location: BAM Fisher

Ticket Information: $25

“it has to be heard to be believed”
—The Times (UK)

One note, played on a toy keyboard, is followed by a second. Then a third, and a fourth. And with each note added, eventually reaching 100, the room changes. Frequencies multiply, reverberations hover in space, and the slightest acoustic variations emerge.

Experimental Japanese sound artist ASUNA invites guests to gather in the round and move about the space as he nimbly manipulates this room of instruments, using the moiré pattern to create an immersive, unusual, and sublime sonic bath. Simultaneously analog and electronic, minimal and complex, meditative and mesmerizing, 100 Keyboards builds unceasingly toward an infinite and sustained crescendo.

Audience members stand and move around the space to experience the performance. Accessible seating is available upon request.

Photo: ©Caramoor

BEGINNER’S EAR: RUBÉN RENGEL, VIOLIN

Sunday, September 12 at 10:00 am

Location: Sunken Garden

Ticket Information: $50

Enlighten your Sunday mornings with Beginner’s Ear, a unique series founded by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim and designed to bring mindfulness to the concert experience.
Caramoor’s bucolic Sunken Garden provides a fitting setting to clear the mind and nourish the spirit with silence and music. Beginning with a guided meditation and concluding with a group discussion, Beginner’s Ear offers a soul-nourishing new way of hearing music and builds community through the shared experience of silence and sound.

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Photo: ©Caramoor

AFTERNOON TEA

Fridays in September at 2:00 pm

Location: Rosen House

Ticket Information: Adult: $45, Child: $20

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the Spanish Courtyard of the historic Rosen House. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas all served on exquisite vintage china. You are also welcome to reserve a spot for a complimentary, docent-guided tour of the historic Rosen House. As you walk through the House, you’ll learn about the Rosen family, their much-loved country home, and their art collection. Don’t forget to leave yourself time to stroll through Caramoor’s colorful gardens and bucolic grounds or attend an afternoon concert.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

ISAIAH J. THOMPSON QUARTET

Thursday – Friday, September 2 – 3, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $35 – $45 plus f&b; Students $15

Pianist, bandleader, and composer Isaiah J. Thompson highlights new works and takes on compositions by the masters at Dizzy’s Club, featuring a quartet of young musicians on the rise. New Jersey native, Thompson has performed with major artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, John Pizzarelli, Christian McBride, Steve Turre and Buster Williams. His recording debut was featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Blue Engine Records’ Handful of Keys album with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and his debut album as a leader, Isaiah J. Thompson Plays the Music of Buddy Montgomery, released in 2020.

Thompson has worked on the Golden-Globe nominated soundtrack for Motherless Brooklyn, and was named a Steinway Artist and has been awarded accolades including, the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, and second place in the 2018 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

CATHERINE RUSSELL

Thursday – Sunday, September 16 – 19, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $35 – $45 plus f&b; Students $15

“…Russell’s natural, unforced way with a song, and the personal touch she brings to it…she virtually stands alone on today’s jazz landscape.” — Los Angeles Times

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell has been a part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s family for over a decadefrom leading her various groups in the Appel Room and Dizzy’s Club, to touring with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for Big Band Holidays, to mentoring and teaching our music’s next generation as a host for multiple Jazz For Young People concerts.

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Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

ENDEA OWENS AND THE COOKOUT

Saturday – Sunday, September 25 – 26, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $45 plus f&b; Students $20 plus f&b

Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist of 2019 and Detroit native Endea Owens, is a vibrant up and coming bassist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator. Recently commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, her composition “Ida’s Crusade” was performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis this past March, inspired by Ida B. Wells, America’s leading anti-lynching crusader, who was a courageous journalist, crusader, activist, and orator.  While she’s performed with a diverse array of jazz, R&B and pop artists, including Jennifer Holliday, Rhonda and Diana Ross, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, h.e.r. and Lea Delaria from the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black,” she continues to dedicate herself to hard-swinging jazz projectes, while finding time to hold down the bass for Jon Batiste’s Stay Human and and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. For these shows, she leads her own dynamic band “The Cookout” that encompasses the spirit, culture, and rhythm of Black American music.

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INFINITE LIFE

Fall 2021

Location: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

A play about no end in sight. After the critically acclaimed premiere of John and sold-out run of The Antipodes, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns with the final play of her Signature Residency, directing a new work that tackles persistent pain and desire.

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Photo: ©Signature Theater

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

Fall 2021

Location: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith and director Taibi Magar to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

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Photo courtesy Wave Hill

WINGS OVER WAVE HILL

Sunday, September 12

Location: On the grounds

Wave Hill is home to many different pollinators, including our resident honeybees. Spend the day chatting with beekeepers, visiting our honeybee hives and creating art with the Family Art Project. Swing by The Shop to purchase tasty honey, beeswax candles and host of honeybee-themed gifts. Can’t make it to Wave Hill? Check out our online videos to learn about the Wave Hill bees from the comfort of your home.

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Photo: ©Tim Whitney

ECO-URGENCY: MUSIC AND NATURE WITH THE STRING ORCHESTRA OF BROOKLYN

Sunday, September 19, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Great Lawn

This program is held in conjunction with Eco-Urgency: Now or Never, an exhibition organized by Wave Hill in partnership with Lehman College Art Gallery. Enjoy an outdoor evening concert in the garden with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, a close-knit group of musicians dedicated to exploring the breadth of the string repertoire, from the concerti of Bach to the latest experimental works by emerging composers. Featured in this evening’s program is Zach Layton’s Stridulitrum (2013), a composition for strings, bowed electric guitar and insect chorus. Layton is a guitarist, composer, curator, teacher and media artist whose work explores human and non-human sound production techniques, biofeedback, improvisation, indeterminacy and histories of the visual representation of sound and vibration. In Stridulitrum, he incorporates field recordings of crickets and other chirping insects with his string arrangement, creating sonic connections between humanmade music and harmonies found in nature. Also on the program will be Scott Wollschleger’s Outside Only Sound and Darian Thomas’ Floret Ephemera, which also work in concert with ambient sounds of the natural environment.

In the event of rain or other inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to Armor Hall, which has limited capacity. Registered guests will get priority seating.

This event is free with admission to the grounds, but registration is strongly encouraged. Register here or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. If you have any questions about this program or registration, please contact us at visualarts@wavehill.org or by calling the number and extension provided above.

This concert was curated by former Curator of Performing Arts Ginger Dolden.

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HARLEM WEEK VIRTUAL TOUR

Wednesday, August 11 at 4:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Ticket Information: $15 per household (plus service fee)

Celebrate HARLEM WEEK with a virtual tour of the Apollo — an interactive look into the historic space and legacy of the Apollo Theater. Guided by Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell, the virtual tour provides audiences an opportunity to explore the legendary history of the Apollo Theater and gain behind-the-scenes access to this iconic venue. This live tour connects the past, present and future through entertaining and inspiring storytelling, photographs, and video from the Apollo’s archives. Get your tickets today to experience the magic of the Apollo from the comfort of your own home.

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Photo courtesy Apollo Theater

JENNIFER HUDSON LIVE AT THE APOLLO PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD

Thursday, August 19 at 8:00 pm

Location: Apollo Historic Theater

Ticket Information:$59.99 – 99.99 (must be purchased with valid Mastercard)

Mastercard proudly presents Jennifer Hudson Live at The Apollo on August 19th. This intimate in-person gathering of Black women entrepreneurs and select cardholders features Ms. Hudson performing classic Aretha Franklin hits featured in the upcoming biopic Respect, as well as songs from her own catalogue.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a specially priced event exclusively for Mastercard cardholders.

For the safety of our audiences and staff, all ticketholders and attendees of this event must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.

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RESPECT

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas

Ticket Information: GENERAL ADMISSION: $16; MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)

Directed by Liesl Tommy | 2021
With Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson is the Queen of Soul in this star-studded new drama that’s bursting with song, with a cast that includes Audra McDonald and Mary J. Blige. Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the legendary singer’s journey to find her voice.

Photo: ©BAM

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

Thursday, August 26 at 7:30 pm

A Tribe Called Quest was one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seem to diminish. This insightful film takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes journey, chronicling the group’s rise to fame and revealing the stories behind the tensions which erupted in the years to come.

Photo: ©Brooklyn Museum

KAWS: WHAT PARTY

February 26 – September 5

Location: Brooklyn Museum

For twenty-five years, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (Brian Donnelly, American, born 1974) has bridged the worlds of art, popular culture, and commerce. Adapting the rules of cultural production and consumption in the twenty-first century, his practice both critiques and participates in consumer culture. KAWS: WHAT PARTY is a sweeping survey featuring more than one hundred broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and monumental installations of his popular COMPANION figures. It also features new pieces made uniquely for the exhibition along with his early-career altered advertisements.

KAWS’s practice acknowledges that works of art can occupy multiple realms—the aesthetic and the transcendent, the commodified and the priceless—and emphasizes that even within a cultural environment shaped by image and consumption, universal emotions such as love, friendship, loneliness, and alienation remain constant. KAWS invites us to engage with his work, both in person and virtually, and explore our own relationship with and connection to objects. Teaming up with Acute Art, a digital art platform directed by acclaimed Swedish curator Daniel Birnbaum, KAWS presents new augmented reality works, allowing visitors to interact virtually with his sculptures using their smartphones to create their own experience.

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Hannah Lou posing at Drink and Draw, June 2021. (Photo: Chris Alfonso)

DRINK AND DRAW: THE SLIPSTREAM WITH NONA FAUSTINE

Thursday, August 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Biergarten, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Ticket Information: $35 and include after-hours admission to The Slipstream, art materials in your own Brooklyn Museum tote, and a complimentary drink. Member tickets are $25.

Sip and sketch in our backyard Biergarten this summer with a monthly series of life drawing classes, open to all levels and accompanied by a refreshing beverage and musical vibes by local DJs. This month, celebrate our newest contemporary art exhibition, The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time, with special guest host Nona Faustine. The artist offers insights based on her experience representing the body in photographs, which are on view in the exhibition. Sketch from live models and experiment with materials in a casual class led by teaching artist Mellasenah Nicole Edwards.

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CONCERT ON THE LAWN: FLOR DE TOLOACHE

Friday, August 13 at 7:00 pm

Location: Friends Field, World Music

Ticket Information: Adult $35; Child $15

The women of Flor de Toloache fuse together influences from across genres and cultures to produce a unique and powerful take on traditional Mariachi music.

THE MUSIC CONTINUES: CONCERTS ON THE LAWN On three Fridays in August, we invite you to a laid-back evening concert as the sun sets on our expansive Friends Field. Relax (or get up and dance!) as world-class musicians fill the air with music. Make it a date night, a family outing, or just another Friday at Caramoor by pre-ordering a picnic during checkout. 

Please bring your own blanket or seating. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the Venetian Theater. 

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CONCERT ON THE LAWN: SHENEL JOHNS

Friday, August 27 at 7:00 pm

Location: Friends Field, Jazz

Ticket Information: Adult: $35, Child: $15

POWER TO THE PEOPLE
With a voice that embodies grace and passion and a personal style that sways effortlessly from jazz to R&B to gospel, Shenel Johns has emerged as one of the shining stars of her generation. A native of Hartford, CT, Johns has been performing since she was fourteen years of age, and has developed a distinctive, eclectic style that has increasingly caught the attention of her peers and some of the industry’s top performers.

THE MUSIC CONTINUES: CONCERTS ON THE LAWN On three Fridays in August, we invite you to a laid-back evening concert as the sun sets on our expansive Friends Field. Relax (or get up and dance!) as world-class musicians fill the air with music. Make it a date night, a family outing, or just another Friday at Caramoor by pre-ordering a picnic during checkout.

Please bring your own blanket or seating. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the Venetian Theater.

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HERLIN RILEY QUARTET

Thursday – Sunday August 19-22, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $35 – $45 plus f&b; Students $15

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley’s sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy’s, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and these reopening weekend performances at Dizzy’s are sure to be a good time!

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TRIO DA PAZ PLAYS JOBIN AND OTHER BRAZILIAN CLASSICS

Tuesday – Sunday, August 24 – 29, 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Location: Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Ticket Information: $35 – $45 plus f&b; Students $15

Trio da Paz comes back to Dizzy’s Club to revive the tradition of their summer residency. Formed in 1990 by three of Brazil’s most in-demand master musicians—guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca—Trio da Paz embodies the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Joining them are Maucha Adnet on vocals, Joe Locke on vibraphone and Harry Allen on tenor saxophone.

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INFINITE LIFE

Fall 2021

Location: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

A play about no end in sight. After the critically acclaimed premiere of John and sold-out run of The Antipodes, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns with the final play of her Signature Residency, directing a new work that tackles persistent pain and desire.

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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

Fall 2021

Location: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and stirring cry for reform. 

Signature is excited to work with Anna Deavere Smith and director Taibi Magar to reimagine this play for new performers and collaborators.

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WALKS WITH GARDENERS: AQUATIC AND MONOCOT GARDENS

Wednesday, August 18 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center

Ticket Information: $30 / Members receive 10% discount; Includes admission to the grounds

The summer heat encourages tropical plants to flourish in the Aquatic and Monocot Gardens. Evening offers an escape from the heat, and the garden seems to come alive with the hum of insects, the rustle of leaves, and the antics of fish skimming the surface of the water. Guided by Wave Hill gardener Christopher Bivens, explore the design of these two formal gardens, where neatly trimmed hedges and symmetrical pergolas provide a framework for lush grasses, tropical plants and exotic water lilies.

Rain date: Wednesday, August 25

Registration required, online or at 718.549.3200 x251, and closes at noon on Tuesday, August 17. The program fee includes admission to the grounds. Space is extremely limited. Questions? Please email us at information@wavehill.org or call the telephone number and extension above.

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Asia Society at the Movies: My People, My Country — Hello, Beijing

Friday, July 9 at 5:00 pm – Monday July 19 at 5:00 pm.

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Beginning July 9 at 5 p.m. New York time until July 19 at 5 p.m. New York time, Hello, Beijing will be available to stream, with a 24-hour viewing window once the screening has started.

My People, My Country is a 2019 Chinese anthology consisting of seven short films directed by top Chinese filmmakers including Chen KaigeZhang YibaiGuan HuXue XiaoluXu ZhengNing Hao, and Wen Muye. Released to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the stories are based on seven historic moments in the nation’s history since its founding.

In one of the shorts in the anthology, Hello, Beijing directed by Ning Hao, a taxi driver meets a young boy from the zone affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The driver ends up giving him a ticket to the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which was originally intended to be a birthday gift to his aloof son.

Join us for a weekend-long screening of Hello, Beijing.

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Asia Society at the Movies: My People, My Homeland — A Beijing Good Person

Friday, July 16 t 5:00 pm – Monday, July 19 at 5:00 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Beginning July 16 at 5 p.m. New York time until July 19 at 5 p.m. New York time, A Beijing Good Person will be available to stream, with a 24-hour viewing window once the screening has started. The accompanying conversation will stream live on July 19 at 8 p.m. New York time.

My People, My Homeland is a 2020 Chinese anthology consisting of five comedic short films directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmakers including Ning HaoChen Sicheng, and Xu Zheng, among others. The hilarious and heartwarming stories take place in different parts of rural China in Beijing, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Hangzhou, and Shenyang, and depict how various characters explore what makes their communities unique.

The first short film in the anthology, A Beijing Good Person directed by Ning Hao, is a heartfelt and bittersweet story about a man, Zhang Beijing, helping his uncle to receive thyroid cancer treatment in Beijing. With no other options, Zhang ends up turning to identity fraud and has to fake his uncle’s medical insurance card. 

Join us for a weekend-long screening of A Beijing Good Person, followed by a conversation on July 19 at 8 p.m. New York time with director Ning Hao and Ellen R. Eliasoph, a veteran film executive and producer. The discussion will offer a closer look at Ning’s career, Chinese film, and more.

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Rose Cinemas

Ticket Information: $16

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | 2021

Making his filmmaking debut, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record—about an epic event in Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of where Woodstock was taking place, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten—until now.

Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest—both past and present. Featuring never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, the 5th Dimension, and many others. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

June 20 — July 11

Location: BAM Fisher, Fishman Space

Ticket Information: $25

Aleshea Harris’ acclaimed, groundbreaking new work is a play, a ritual, and a home-going celebration that bears witness to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racist violence. Setting out to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-Blackness and acknowledge the inherent value of Black people, What to Send Up When It Goes Down blurs the boundaries between actors and audiences. These participatory performances ask audiences to join in a spirit of openness, offering a space for catharsis, discussion, reflection, and healing.

The play was originally scheduled to take place at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. With expanding health and safety regulations permitting safer indoor performances, the location change provides an opportunity for an extension in the production schedule and expands performances for more patrons to attend. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time—we’re thrilled to welcome you back into our theater.

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.

Accessible seating is available for this event. Contact info@BAM.org to reserve, or for more information.

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Pop-Up Market

Sunday July 11, 18, 25

Location: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Stop by our market to shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from local artisans. This weekly event features more than twenty vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more.

This event takes place outdoors. We’re following procedures and guidelines laid out by the CDC and local health officials, including practicing social distancing for all activities. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of 2.

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Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, July 18 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Ticket Information: $15, $30, $45 / Members Free

Catherine Russell dazzles her audiences with familiar favorites and forgotten gems alike. Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon, before launching a remarkable solo career, featuring Grammy award-winning and chart-topping recordings. In 2019 she released her seventh album, Alone Together, which was then Grammy-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Celebrating
Stephen Sondheim’s
91st Birthday

Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm

Location:

Venetian Theater / $50, $84, $116, $147
Garden Listening / $20

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim celebrated his 90th birthday last year, but the pandemic ruined our party. No matter! We invite you to join the celebration of his 91st!

Broadway stars Betsy Wolfe (WaitressFalsettos), Scarlett Strallen and Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Ben Davis (Violet) will be on hand, with Tony Award winner Ted Sperling as Music Director and host for this evening of songs from CompanyFolliesSweeney ToddMerrily We Roll AlongAnyone Can Whistle, and more.

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Afternoon Tea

Fridays in July at 1:00 pm

Location: Rosen House

Ticket Information: Adult: $45, Child: $20

Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the Spanish Courtyard of the historic Rosen House. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with crème fraiche and preserves, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas all served on exquisite vintage china. You are also welcome to reserve a spot for a complimentary, docent-guided tour of the historic Rosen House. As you walk through the House, you’ll learn about the Rosen family, their much-loved country home, and their art collection. Don’t forget to leave yourself time to stroll through Caramoor’s colorful gardens and bucolic grounds or attend an afternoon concert.

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Live from Dizzy’s

Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Suggested donation $10

Live From Dizzy’s welcomes club favorites & emerging artists back to the Dizzy’s Club stage. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we bring stunning New York views and the live jazz club experience to your living room. Additionally, each live performance will include an artist interview with Dizzy’s Club manager Roland Chassagne.

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THE WATERING HOLE

June 22 – August 8

Location: YouTube

Ticket Information: Free with Registration

Over a year after closing our doors, Signature Theatre is excited to present The Watering Hole, an immersive experience envisioned by resident playwright Lynn Nottage, director Miranda Haymon, and a renowned group of creative designers. This grand experiment deviates from the norm, presenting a new kind of theatre—one that is collaborative, accessible and safe.

In-person, physically distanced audiences will move through a series of installations entirely curated by creatives of color at the beloved Pershing Square Signature Center. The multidimensional and multidisciplinary pieces disrupt traditional notions of theatre-making and challenge viewers to converse with what is most essential to us all, water. Excerpts from the in-person experience will also be available online in order to bring The Watering Hole to as far an audience as possible.

Following hit runs of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine and By the Way, Meet Vera StarkThe Watering Hole culminates Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s residency at Signature Theatre.

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Lessons from Wave Hill: Seasonal Container Displays

Monday, July 12 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Meet at Front Gate

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

Container plants play an important role in the seasonal displays at Wave Hill. Every summer, the gardens are filled with hundreds of potted plants enjoying a summer vacation from our indoor growing areas, together with seasonal containers planted with tropical and annual plants. Wave Hill Gardener Shane Pritchett has perfected the art of container gardening at the Pergola and on Wave Hill House’s Kate French Terrace, arranging a myriad of planted containers that highlight shape, height, texture and color. In this workshop, his shares his container-gardening expertise, including soil mixes, care requirements, design considerations and recommended plant species for sunny and shady locations.

Please note that Wave Hill is not open to the public on Mondays; participants are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy on the Kate French Terrace but will not be allowed to wander the grounds.

Registration required, online or at 718.549.3200 x251, and closes at noon on Friday, July 9. Space is extremely limited. Questions? Please email us at information@wavehill.org or call the telephone number and extension provided here.

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Footprint – Design & Creativity in Sneaker Culture

Monday, May 17 at 7:00 pm

Location: Apollo Digital Stage

Ticket Information: Free with RSVP; Donation Suggested

Presented by Apollo Theater Education, Harlem 2020, and GoodThin.gs, FootPrint – Design and Creativity in Sneaker Culture will celebrate the cultural, societal, and aesthetic impact of the sneaker through interactive storytelling, demonstrations, and conversations with leaders from the creative and business industries.

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Imagenation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinema

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

Location: Apollo Digital Stage

Ticket Information: $12, $10 fo Apollo A List Members

MUSE: BLACK ART UNSEEN

ImageNation brings together a diverse collection of short films in a variety of genres ranging from documentary and experimental to psychological thriller in an evening that explores the creative process from four different perspectives. MUSE: Black Art Unseen fuses music, movement, and visual presentation to take a deep dive into unexplored areas of Black creativity. Collectively, these films center artists as the subject and challenge our systems of traditional and mainstream Western creativity to ask the questions: What drives us to innovate? How does our creativity impact communities? and How do we honor our legacies and find freedom through self-expression?

Films include:

  • My Father the Mover (2020), Tribeca Film Festival winner directed by South African writer/director/producer Julia Jansch
  • A Concerto is a Conversation (2021), Sundance Film Festival selection executive produced by Ava DuVernay featuring Emmy Award winning, Grammy-nominated composer Kris Bowers who has created scores for popular series including Netflix’s Bridgerton and When They See Us.
  • Music is My Mistress (2017), directed by Kahlil Joseph, director for Beyonce’s Lemonade, starring Tracee Ellis RossJesse WilliamsKelsey Lu and Ish from Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets
  • Rhyme Animal (2007) starring the late Craig “muMs” Grant and Al Thompson.

Following the screening, stay tuned for a talkback with filmmakers Kris Bowers, Julie Jansch, Philippe Roc and Jorge Rivera moderated by ImageNation’s Moikgantsi Kgama.

*Due to strong language and mature content, these films may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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2021 Asia Arts Game Changer Awards

Wednesday, May 5 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: $500+

Asia Arts Game Changer Awards is a signature gala celebration honoring visionaries across the arts field making an impact in the world. Major art collectors, artists, gallerists, dignitaries from the art world, and Asia Society trustees and patrons will gather online to celebrate the contemporary arts in Asia for their significant contributions.

For more than thirty years, Asia Society has been a pioneer in identifying and fostering contemporary Asian artists and engaging new audiences in their work.

Past honorees include: Christine Ay Tjoe, Cai Guo-Qiang, Fang Lijun, Subodh Gupta, Hon Chi Fun, Shirazeh Houshiary, Ju Ming, Bharti Kher, Lee Ufan, Liu Guosong, Nalini Malani, Nyoman Masriadi, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Park Seo-Bo, Imran Qureshi, Rashid Rana, Shahzia Sikander, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Do Ho Suh, Natee Utarit, Wucius Wong, Xu Bing, Zeng Fanzhi, and Zhang Xiaogang.

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Global Talent, Diversity & Inclusion

Wednesday, May 12 – Thursday May 13

Asia Society’s 2021 Global Talent, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Symposium, presented by Marriott International and hosted by Katie Soo, SVP, Growth Marketing HBO Max, is a timely and important annual event that will bring together our partners and supporters to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Asian-Pacific American (APA) community, and other communities, within and outside the workplace in an environment marked by the ongoing pandemic and an increase in anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. During this concerning time, we seek to come together to tackle injustice and embrace our common set of beliefs that we are all part of one human family.

This year’s theme is In Solidarity, We Rise!

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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2021: Luis Alberto Urrea

Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: $10

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Moderated by Deborah Treisman
“a kind of literary badass who still believes in love…He is a master storyteller with a rock-and-roll heart.”
—NPR

Join Luis Alberto Urrea for an evening of intimate discourse and reflection at this digital event, rescheduled from last spring due to the shutdown.

A novelist, essayist, and poet, Urrea is the author of the landmark nonfiction work The Devil’s Highway, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote the novels The House of Broken AngelsInto the Beautiful NorthThe Hummingbird’s Daughter, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, which was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors. Urrea currently lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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1:1 Concerts

May 8-9 & 15-16

Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard

Ticket Information: Free with reservation

This event is currently at capacity. Please check back later, as additional seats may become available.

BAM Presents 1:1 Concerts© at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Curated by Silkroad
Conceived for BAM by Stephanie Winker, Franziska Ritter and Christian Siegmund
Featuring Members of the Silkroad Ensemble & Guests

Step into a world-class concert curated just for you. Nestled in secluded corners of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, acclaimed artists from the Silkroad Ensemble and their guests from New York’s thriving music scene await. Follow your unique path to a socially distant, private stage and discover which musician will share their artistry in a ten minute, one-to-one concert. The safety restrictions of the pandemic open up new performance possibilities, inviting you to an intimate musical experience unlike any other, and encouraging you to give back the profound gifts of an appreciative audience: admiration, connection, and joy. In a world where we are more separated than we have ever been, this series encourages audiences and musicians to re-connect, one person at a time.

The musicians and producers of 1:1 Concerts conceived this experience as a show of solidarity to artists who lost their income as a result of the pandemic. Music is a gift, and there is no charge to attend these concerts. Instead, BAM and Silkroad invite you to reciprocate by supporting a local cultural institution. We are taking this opportunity to raise funds for Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic site and cultural center that uses education, arts, and a social justice lens to inspire engagement with the history of one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America.

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KAWS: What Party

February 26 – September 5, 2021

Location: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

For twenty-five years, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (Brian Donnelly, American, born 1974) has bridged the worlds of art, popular culture, and commerce. Adapting the rules of cultural production and consumption in the twenty-first century, his practice both critiques and participates in consumer culture. KAWS: WHAT PARTY is a sweeping survey featuring more than one hundred broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and monumental installations of his popular COMPANION figures. It also features new pieces made uniquely for the exhibition along with his early-career altered advertisements.

KAWS’s practice acknowledges that works of art can occupy multiple realms—the aesthetic and the transcendent, the commodified and the priceless—and emphasizes that even within a cultural environment shaped by image and consumption, universal emotions such as love, friendship, loneliness, and alienation remain constant. KAWS invites us to engage with his work, both in person and virtually, and explore our own relationship with and connection to objects. Teaming up with Acute Art, a digital art platform directed by acclaimed Swedish curator Daniel Birnbaum, KAWS presents new augmented reality works, allowing visitors to interact virtually with his sculptures using their smartphones to create their own experience.

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Livestream: Catherine Russell

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: $15, $30, $45 / Members Free

Catherine Russell dazzles her audiences with familiar favorites and forgotten gems alike. Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon, before launching a remarkable solo career, featuring Grammy award-winning and chart-topping recordings. In 2019 she released her seventh album, Alone Together, which was then Grammy-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Livestream: Junction Trio

Sunday, May 23 at 3:00 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: $15, $30, $45 / Members Free

Three renowned visionary artists of the next generation combine talents in this eclectic new piano trio, Junction. Violinist Stefan Jackiw (Evnin Rising Star, 2007), recognized for musicianship that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique, returns with pianist Conrad Tao and cellist Jay Campbell of the trail-blazing JACK Quartet. Tao, who appears worldwide as a pianist and composer, has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times. Approaching both old and new works with the same curiosity and emotional commitment, Campbell has been called “electrifying” by the New York Times. Join these soloists-turned-trio for two classic yet contrasting chamber music masterpieces. 

Following the concert, there will be a Q&A with Junction Trio, with an opportunity for the audience at home to ask questions; moderated by Caramoor’s Artistic Director, Kathy Schuman.

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Paquito D’Rivera & Alex Brown

Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Suggested donation $10

Like his mentor Dizzy Gillespie, virtuoso clarinetist and saxophonist D’Rivera possesses a deep commitment to the cultural exchange between jazz and Latin music. He’s also an 11-time GRAMMY® Award winner, NEA Jazz Master, and Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, who ranks among the likes of Benny Goodman and Sidney Bechet.

This performance will feature the music of Dizzy, Chano, Bebo & Mario — all friends of Paquito who’ve left their contributions on American culture, jazz and much more.

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Lakecia Benjamin

Pursuance: The Music of the Coltranes

Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 pm

Location: Online

Ticket Information: Suggested donation $10

Rising star saxophonist and Essentially Ellington alumna Lakecia Benjamin returns to the Dizzy’s Club stage for a special Livestream performance. Benjamin has developed a reputation for energetic, genre-crossing performances, and she has played with musicians ranging from Jimmy Heath, Joanne Brackeen, Charenee Wade, and Harry Belafonte to Macy Gray, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and The Roots. For this performance she will return to a favorite source of material by leading her quartet through an evening of Coltrane repertoire from her new album, celebrating and exploring her major saxophone influence, John Coltrane, and the great multi-instrumentalist Alice Coltrane.

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Freedom

Justice

And

Hope

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
And Special Guest Bryan Stevenson

Premieres Friday, May 21 at 7:00 pm

On-Demand through May 26

Location: Online

Ticket Information: $20; $15 subscribers; $0-$15 members

Witness the world premiere of new music by emerging composer/trumpeter Josh Evans as well as guest performer and bassist Endea Owens (Jon Batiste’s Stay Human). In collaboration with Bryan Stevenson—a globally acclaimed activist, public interest lawyer, and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative—the band will perform works that address freedom, justice, and hope.

Though the program asks the composers to consider some enormous questions, the musical outcome will be as compelling and personal as anything in the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’s oeuvre. Witness this important new body of work come to life, as Stevenson recounts the historical significance of these new pieces of music. Join us in the ongoing search for truth and unity through art.

WHAT TO EXPECT

• A creative collaboration with founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson.

• New music by Endea Owens on the life and work of Ida B. Wells and Josh Evans inspired by the terrible events of 1919’s Red Summer.

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30th Anniversary Gala

Three Decades Together, One Future For Us All

Virtual Celebration

Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm

Location: YouTube

Ticket Information: Free with Registration

For 30 years, Signature Theatre has been an essential part of our cultural landscape. As we look ahead to Signature’s reopening, we hope you’ll be a part of this remarkable evening celebrating our beloved community of resident playwrights, artists and audiences.

Presenting the inaugural
Signature Outstanding Artist Award to
Resident Playwright
ANNA DEAVERE SMITH

 

Featuring

Signature Resident Playwrights Katori HallSamuel D. HunterDominique MorisseauLynn Nottage, with performances by Dave Malloy and members of the Off-Broadway cast of Lauren Yee‘s Cambodian Rock BandAbraham KimJane LuiJoe Ngo, and Courtney Reed.

Directed by

Lila Neugebauer
 

Signature Theatre is committed to making theatre that’s affordable and accessible. We have chosen to make this event free to the public. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to support our programming and the
Signature Ticket Initiative.

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Family Art Projects

Saturdays and Sundays in May at 10:00 am

Location: Conifer Slope

Ticket Information: Free (does not include admission to Wave Hill)

Family art projects vary each day. Visit the Wave Hill website for more information.

  • The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about five. If you arrive and capacity is full, program staff will provide a “come back” card so you will have first entry for the next session.
  • Shine only. Check the website starting at 8AM morning of, for the status of the day’s program.
  • Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and to work with natural materials.
  • Have your masks on when you arrive! And please be prepared to respect physical distancing throughout your stay.
  • The location will be the Conifer Slope, just to the right of, and below, Wave Hill House. Please enter from the paved roadway that runs along the front of Wave Hill House, then cross the lawn leading down to the Conifer Slope. Staff will greet you there!
  • Throughout the program, staff will follow strict cleaning and physical distancing protocols to be sure that all materials and surfaces are safe for you to use.
  • The Conifer Slope is on a grassy hill. If getting there will be difficult for you or any family member, please contact Mallory Muya, our Arts Program Coordinator, at mallorym@wavehill.org. We want to accommodate your needs whenever possible.

Most important: Please come prepared to relax and connect fully with the beauty and serenity of Wave Hill in spring!

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Mother’s Day Picnic

Sunday, May 9 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Wave Hill Lawn

Ticket Information: $99 per picnic for 2-3 adults/$23 for each child’s picnic

This year, Mother’s Day and our traditional Mother’s Day picnic are so very welcome! In addition to the opportunity to start your morning at the Family Art Project, or join our first Garden Highlights Walk in the afternoon, we invite you to enjoy a custom Mother’s Day picnic provided by Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances. Be sure to make your reservations now for whatever menu of events you’d like to share with Mom. May we suggest you cap off the day with a browse in The Shop at Wave Hill? We think Mom will be grateful!

Picnic on the Wave Hill House Lawn
Outdoor picnicking will happen on the lawn in front of Wave Hill House only, but there will be limited space indoors in Armor Hall, on the Kate French Terrace and in the Café dining space, on a first-come, first-served basis. As a special Mother’s Day exception, we invite you to bring a blanket to enjoy the gardens in all their spring glory.

Each Picnic Order Serves Two to Three
Each bountiful picnic includes four dishes—lemon rosemary roast chicken, a quiche, couscous and a strawberry rhubarb linzer torte—and is served with coffee or tea and sparkling water. Great Performances is also offering salmon as an alternative to chicken. A “Junior Gardeners Picnic” is also available for children ages seven and younger. Each picnic comes with a reusable, insulated picnic bag and cutlery kits. Oh, and you will have a chance to add champagne to your order, or pinot grigio, a bottle of red wine or two Bronx beers! By the way, if it gets stormy, you are welcome to pick up your picnic and head inside Wave Hill House to enjoy it.

Each picnic, perfect for two to three people, is $99 plus tax; the children’s picnic is $23. Wave Hill Members, remember you save 10%! Want to become a Member? We invite you to join now.

Picnic Reservations by Thursday, May 6, at 3PM
Be sure to make your reservations by next Wednesday. When you do, you will select a pick-up time—sometime between 11AM to 3PM. Make your reservations by emailing WaveHillReservations@greatperformances.com. You will be picking up your order in Wave Hill House’s Mark Twain Room.

Mother’s Day is a Premium Day at Wave Hill
Be sure to also register for admission on Mother’s Day! On Premium Days at Wave Hill, admission to the grounds is $2 more for all visitors.

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Apollo Comedy Club

Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 pm

Featuring: Natasha Face, Lamarr Todd, Mickey Housley

Hosted by: Fig

Music by: DJ Qool Marv

The Apollo Comedy Club celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Presented in partnership with the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire),  the Apollo Comedy Club features the best up and coming talent in comedy today.  The comedy shows precedes the Theater’s weekend music series, Apollo Music Café, extending the Theater’s late night offerings. Purchase tickets.

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Fabolous Cold Summer Tour

Friday, March 6 at 8:00 pm

Fabolous brings his Cold Summer Tour stop to Harlem at the Apollo Theater. He will be performing songs off the extremely well received album, Summer Shoot Out 3, as well as many other hits. The F to the A.B. Kid from Brooklyn is going to light up the stage on 125th street.

Many surprises are expected, so get your tickets while you can.

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Apollo Music Cafe:

Broadway Uptown – Jason Michael Webb & Lelund Durond Thompson

Friday, March 6 at 10:00 pm

Tonight, Broadway is taking the A-train and coming uptown! Composers Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Derond Thompson (First NoelWildflower and Choir Boy) deliver an evening of songs and stories with friends from Broadway. Purchase tickets.

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Apollo Music Cafe: Storm Marrero

Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 pm

Tonight’s forecast is warm, steamy and unpredictable as Storm Marrero takes the stage for an unforgettable night of songs. This sought-after diva plans to unleash a flood-gate of music that includes a night of Latin, pop and soul.

Storm Marrero is a proud Brooklyn native who studied voice under the tutelage of veteran opera singers at the University of Puerto Rico’s prestigious musical theater department. Storm recently completed a three-year run with New York’s premier dance company Company XIV and recognized as the first Afro-Latina Ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus. Marrero’s EP entitled Black Gypsy is available on iTunes and Amazon. Purchase tickets.

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Amateur Night At The Apollo: Quarter Final

Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 pm

The winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to show off their talent in this Quarter-Final and compete for the chance to move on to the Semi-Finals on May 13th. Contestants who make it this far can compete for the title of Grand Finale Winner and a cash prize ($5,000 in the Child Star category and $20,000 in the Adult category) on November 25th!

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.  Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage.  At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage. Purchase tickets.

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Apollo Live Wire: Aretha!

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm

Live Wire takes a deep dive into the artistry of Franklin with a conversation led by writer and cultural critic Emily J. Lordi and three scholars and culture workers — Fredara Hadley, DJ Lynnée Denise, and Portia Maultsby– offering an opportunity to learn more about the still understudied subject of Franklin’s musicianship. RSVP here.

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First Friday Leo Bar

Friday, March 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us for the return of our First Friday Leo Bars and check out Asia Society Museum’s new exhibition The Art of Impermanence: Japanese Works from the John C. Weber Collection and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection for free. The museum stays open late from 6–9 p.m., offering free admission, exhibition tours, drink specials, and late night shopping at AsiaStore.

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Exhibition Lecture Series

My Thoughts Dyed With You: Perspectives On Impermanence In Japanese Art – Sinead Vilbar

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

In historical Japan, commentaries on Buddhist scripture and the production of poetry provided two means of communicating about the ephemeral nature of human existence. As our own eyes are dyed with the features of calligraphies, objects, and paintings presented in this exhibition, we reanimate the past performances of words imbued with deep spiritual and emotional significance captured in this art. Learn more.

In conjunction with Asia Week New York, March 12–19+, 2020. 

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Exhibition Lecture Series

Monuments To Impermanence: New Inspirations From Ancient Japanese Stone Circles And Burial Mounds – Simon Kaner

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

The ancient preliterate inhabitants of the Japanese archipelago marked the passing of time through the creation of monuments, including Jōmon stone circles and massive burial mounds (kofun), some inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. New meanings are being sought among these monuments in modern Japan. This lecture addresses how the preservation of these ruins speaks to an aesthetic of impermanence. Learn more.

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Theater: Medea

With Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale

Written and Directed by Simon Stone

Extended through Sunday, March 8

Euripides’ controversial icon is reborn in visionary director Simon Stone’s (Yerma) stunning contemporary rewrite. Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids, You Can’t Take It with You) and Bobby Cannavale (The Lifespan of a Fact, The Hairy Ape, The Motherf**ker with the Hat) face off as a husband and wife in the tumultuous throes of an unraveling marriage. Transposing the devastation of Greek tragedy to a modern American home, Stone’s stripped-bare staging throws the couple’s every raw emotion into stark relief, from jealousy to passion, humor to despair. Who will pay the price? Purchase tickets.

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Artist Circle: Breaking The Waves

Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm

An evening with
Missy Mazzoli
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

in conversation with
Anthony Roth Costanzo

Artist Circle members and above are invited to an intimate evening of enlightening discussion moderated by Anthony Roth Costanzo with composer Missy Mazzoli and maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who share their insights into BAM’s upcoming production of Breaking the Waves (Jun 26—30). Learn more.

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Film: Bacurau

Part of Film series Rise Up!: Portraits of Resistance

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles

With Sônia Braga, Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira

In the tranquil, tightly knit backcountry village of Bacurau, in a not-too-distant future Brazil, something strange is stirring. The town has disappeared from the virtual map, all cellular reception has been lost, and a mysterious UFO-like object hovers ominously overhead. Something sinister is encroaching on Bacurau and even if they don’t know what it is, the residents are ready. Both a hypnotically intense, no-holds-barred sci-fi survival thriller and a stunningly subversive howl of anti-colonialist fury, this genre-bending parable of exploitation and resistance explodes with the force of a Molotov cocktail hurled straight into the eye of racial and political oppression. Learn more.

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Studio 54: Night Magic

March 13 – July 5, 2020 (Member Preview March 12)

Studio 54: Night Magic traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. Behind the velvet rope, partygoers of all backgrounds and lifestyles could come together for nights of music, dazzling lights, and the popular song and dance “The Hustle.”

Following the Vietnam War, and amid the nationwide Civil Rights Movement and fights for LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, a nearly bankrupted New York City hungered for social and creative transformation as well as a sense of joyous celebration after years of protest and upheaval. Low rents attracted a diversity of artists, fashion designers, writers, and musicians, catalyzing the invention of new art forms, including musical genres such as punk, hip-hop, and disco. In a rare societal shift, people from different sexual, sociopolitical, and financial strata intermingled freely in the after-hours nightclubs of New York City. No place exemplified this more than Studio 54.

Organized chronologically, Studio 54: Night Magic uses photography, fashion, drawing, and film, as well as never-before-exhibited costume illustrations, set proposals, and designs, to place the nightclub within the wider history of New York, from Prohibition through the 1970s. Blueprints and architecture models illustrate the club’s innovative development and creation, while documentation of extravagant theme parties traces its thirty-three month run. The exhibition continues through the years after the nightclub’s closure, showing the ongoing influence of Studio 54 aesthetics. Purchase tickets.

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Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, March 15, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Drop by Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s series of intimate pop-up performances, highlighting members and featured musicians as the Orchestra in Residence fills our galleries with a family-friendly range of classical music from across the globe.

Free with Museum admission. Learn more.

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Hustle Party

Thursday, March 19, 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Celebrate the art of the hustle in honor of our special exhibition Studio 54: Night Magic! Join us at 6 pm to learn the dance, popularized at the world-famous nightclub, in a class led by Marlene Veras, resident instructor for our monthly Salsa Party with Balmir Latin Dance Studio. Then, get into the Studio 54 spirit with live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best hustle dancers.

This event is free, but RSVP is required before 6 am on Thursday, March 19.

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Rosen House Tours

Select Wednesdays through Mid-June at 2:00 pm

Enter a Mediterranean-style house inspired by Old World Europe, cultivated and curated by Caramoor’s founders Walter and Lucie Rosen. Renaissance artifacts from a gilded bed that belonged to Pope Urban VIII to entire rooms shipped from Europe, and a stunning Asian collection are some of the many incredible discoveries waiting here. Learn more.

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars: The Art Of Pleasure

Sunday, March 15th at 3:00 pm

With music by Rachmaninoff, Bernstein, Tom Lehrer, John Musto, and many others, this program will feature four young singers and a pianist selected by Artistic Director Steven Blier for a weeklong residency at Caramoor. Assisted by Michael Barrett, Associate Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), and developed in conjunction with NYFOS, the week will include daily coaching, rehearsals and workshops, and culminate in this Music Room performance exploring the wealth and breadth of song repertoire. Learn more.

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Camille Thurman And The Darrell Green Trio

March 13-15

The multitalented Camille Thurman is a formidable saxophonist and has performed extensively with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Coleman, Lew Tabackin, and George Benson to Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot. The best way to experience the full scope of Thurman’s artistry is to catch one of her performances as bandleader, such as tonight’s showcase with her regular working band, the outstanding Darrell Green Trio. Purchase tickets.

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DIVA Jazz Orchestra Swings Broadway

March 19 – 22, 7:30 & 9:30 pm

The all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra exudes the excitement and force found in the historic big band tradition. With Dizzy’s Club as its “New York City home,” DIVA performs all over the world, playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians. Tonight’s program features a reimagining of classic tunes from My Fair LadyThe Music ManWestside StoryOklahomaDamn YankeesThe Sound of Music, and more.

Audiences can expect super-charged and swinging takes on these favorite Broadway standards packed with stunning improvisation, spontaneity, and an emphasis on fun. Purchase tickets.

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Duduka Da Fonseca And Helio Alves Featuring Maucha Adnet: Samba Jazz & Jobim

March 26 – 29, 7:30 & 9:30 pm

With drummer Duduka da Fonseca, pianist Helio Alves, vocalist Maucha Adnet, flutist Billy Drewes, guitarist Chico Pinheiro, bassist Hans Glawisching, & bassist Martin Wind (3/26 only).

Tonight’s samba jazz showcase features three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, two of whom worked closely with the iconic Antonio Carlos Jobim. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca (of Trio da Paz), pianist Helio Alves, and vocalist Maucha Adnet are all experts in this music, each of them recognized internationally for expanding the worlds of jazz and Latin music. The music is truly infectious, featuring dazzling rhythms, daring improvisations, and soul-stirring harmonies. Come enjoy samba jazz performed by those who know it best. Purchase tickets.

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Juilliard Jazz Ensambles: The Music Of Charles Mingus

Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 & 9:30 pm

The Juilliard School has been a destination for world-class music education since it was founded, and these incredible young musicians will exemplify that legacy in this performance. The Juilliard School Jazz Ensemble features some of the world’s most talented emerging jazz artists, many of whom are already professional musicians. No stranger to Dizzy’s Club, the ensemble has also performed at noted venues such as the Blue Note and Alice Tully Hall.

These gifted young musicians are proof of jazz’s bright future, and tonight they celebrate the essential, almost mythical New Orleans icon Buddy Bolden, the great cornetist and bandleader who helped develop jazz during its earliest stages. Purchase tickets.

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Exhibition: Rita Ackermann. Mama ‘19

Through April 11

Hauser & Wirth presents the latest body of work by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann: a suite of new paintings in which figures and motifs rise to the surface of canvases, only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere again.

In such works as ‘Mama Painting for Mars’ (2019), repeated figurative imagery and expanses of intense color combine in complex visual currents. In other works, Ackermann’s distinctive approach to layering of drawings, yields a framework for a maelstrom of vibrant pigments and textures that seem to advance toward the viewer with velocity.

Like Ackermann’s Chalkboard Paintings (2015), the works on view in ‘Mama ‘19’ are built through an additive and subtractive process. Here, her palette and gestural vocabulary has expanded to evoke a vibrant interior realm through the application of paint. Thick layers of impasto and oil stick are vigorously and repeatedly applied and scraped in such works as ‘Mama, Morty Smoking’ (2019), with both the paintbrush and the artist’s bare hands working to shape a site of ancestry and conception.

As an extension of the exhibition, ‘Rita Ackermann, Mama ‘19’ is accompanied by a publication featuring essays by Scott Griffin and Harmony Korine. Learn more.

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Exhibition: Larry Bell. Still Standing

Through April 11

Hauser & Wirth’s exhibition ‘Larry Bell. Still Standing,’ presents a range of the artist’s sculptural works from the 1970s to the present day. A pioneer in his approach to the surface treatment of glass, and a master of unprecedented explorations of light, reflection, and shadow, Bell has documented perceptual phenomena through a tirelessly inventive sculptural practice. This exhibition charts a less explored, but seminal moment in Bell’s practice when he began to radically deconstruct his signature glass cubes into the more architecturally-scaled, fragmented, crystalline forms or what he referred to as ‘standing walls.’ ‘Still Standing’ also presents a number of the artist’s small-scale studies, illuminating Bell’s process as he meditated on scale and translated his ideas into larger sculptural works.

Rather than being contained, Bell’s standing walls were site-specific to every space in which they were presented, wholly permeable to their setting. The immersive environments created by his standing walls were capable of challenging perception in new ways, their expansiveness opening viewers up to other ways of seeing. In examining this body of work, the exhibition highlights the artist’s critical contribution to the history of Minimalism and installation art. The exhibition traces Bell’s evolution after a move to Taos, New Mexico in 1973. Finding conventional gallery spaces of the time could not physically accommodate what he aspired to produce, Bell set out to make work on his own terms. Learn more.

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The Artistry Of Jazzmeia Horn: Love And Liberation

March 6 & 7, 7:00 & 9:30 pm

Jazzmeia Horn thinks everyone deserves to “express themselves fully, without fear or reservation”—and she’s here to lead by example. Horn has confidently taken the jazz world by storm since winning the 2015 International Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, and the Love and Liberation tour is Horn truly coming into her own. An ode to unapologetic self-love and honest expression, this is Horn’s first collection of almost-entirely original material.

This Appel Room feature debut will include the same band from the album: Josh Evans on trumpet, Irwin Hall on saxophone, Keith Brown on piano, Ben Williams on bass, Anwar Marshall on drums, and dancer Alexandria Johnson. Every musician in this young group is a prominent bandleader and first-call sideman, and ’s vivacious leadership brings them together with an unmistakable and infectious chemistry. Purchase tickets.

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Ambrose Akinmusire’s Large Ensemble Presents BANYAN

March 27 & 28, 7:00 & 9:30 pm

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has been one of the most exciting musicians to emerge in the 21st century. As a composer and bandleader, Akinmusire brings truth to the notion that music alone can be as immersive and transportive as any form of art. Though he’s one of the hottest trumpeters around, it’s the full musical worlds he creates as a composer that make each new project so eagerly anticipated.

For his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut as a headliner, Akinmusire will perform his extended banyan suite, featuring his ensemble with extremely special guests. The powerful, original suite of music explores the role of mentorship in the oral and aural traditions of society and jazz. With living legends Jack DeJohnette and Tom Harrell on board, the performance exemplifies jazz as a living continuum, bringing together generations of distinctive voices through new music. Purchase tickets.

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Cambodian Rock Band By Lauren Yee

Through March 15

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Directed by Chay Yew, the New York premiere of this intimate rock epic about family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history. Purchase tickets here.

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The Hot Wing King By Katori Hall

Through March 22

Ready, set, fry! It’s time for the annual “Hot Wang Festival” in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and their culinary clique, The New Wing Order, Cordell is marinating and firing up his frying pan in a bid to reclaim the crispy crown. When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing. Steve H. Broadnax III will direct this sizzling world premiere comedy from Residency 5 playwright Katori Hall (Hurt VillageOur Lady of Kibeho). Purchase tickets here.

In celebration of The Hot Wing King, you can enjoy Memphis Style Wings made by Great Performances on Fridays and Saturdays through the run of the production.

Win your place on The Hot Wing Royalty Portrait if you eat 20 Memphis Style Wings before the performance! We’ll take your Polaroid picture and proudly add it to the display in the Lobby! #HotWingKingNYC

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Pre-Concert Tea

Sunday, March 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine. Learn more.

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Concert: PUBLIQuartet

Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm 

Mind The Gap is an original project developed in 2011 by PUBLIQuartet. The concept bridges the gap between diverse musical genres through group improvisation. Their brand of rock meets jazz meets stylistically crazed group composition touches on deeper connections between traditional, modern and contemporary music. Concerts begin at 2PM and last approximately one hour with no intermission. Learn more.

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Garden And Conservatory Highlights Walk

Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm

After being shown a glimpse of the horticultural world, Uziel Crescenzi dove right in. He changed his major from architecture to plant science and transferred to the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. Since graduation he has interned at the Arnold Arboretum, Wave Hill and The American Gardener, experiences that prompted him to complete the Master of Landscape Architecture program at The City College of New York, Bernard Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, this past June.

Crescenzi’s talk will focus on the insights he has gained—so far—concerning public and private horticulture and environmental assessment. Learn more.

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Pitch Slapped

Friday, February 7 at 10:00 pm

Pitch Slapped is comprised of students from Berklee College of Music in Boston and ranked as one of the world’s premier a cappella groups. It’s a night of hums, bumps, beats and the power of the human voice. Fresh from their viral video of Beyonce’s Déjà Vu, the a capella group takes the stage and lights up Harlem with a late-night jam session. Purchase tickets.

 
 
 
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Rue Brown

Saturday, February 8 at 10:00 pm

Mix a bit of sugar with cinnamon and spice and just the right amount of sass and you’ve conjured Rue Brown for an unforgettable night of music. Rue delivers a blend of jazz, hip hop and soul. Her film credits include Step UpHairspray, and Big Momma’s House: Like Father, Like Son and Footloose. Her theater credits include the off-Broadway production Lost & FoundMemphis and FELA!  Purchase tickets.

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Dining With The Divas

Thursday, February 13

Reception: 11:30 am / Luncheon: 12-1:30 pm

Dining with the Divas is a special luncheon advancing women’s leadership through art education. Held on the Apollo’s legendary stage, this unique event highlights extraordinary women from many industries who serve as role models and mentors. Dining with the Divas attracts more than 350 guests and is an important networking opportunity for a diverse and influential group of women. Learn more.

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DADJU P*O*A Concert

Sunday, February 16 at 8:00 pm

The Apollo Theater welcomes award-winning French artist of Congolese origins“DADJU” known worldwide as “PRINCE DADJ”. A singer-songwriter, philanthropist & producer, DADJU grew up in a musical family. His father was a singer in the group Papa Wemba & his brother is renowned celebrity rapper/singer Maitre Gims.

DADJU began his career in 2012 with the group Shin Sekai. His songs “Rever” & “Du Berceu au linceul” reached #10 on the French pop charts. His first solo album Gentleman 2.O was released in 2017 and was certified triple platinum. In 2018 DADJU received the NRJ Music Award for “Francophone Breakthrough artist of the Year” at Cannes. His double album POA released in 2019 was certified gold after only 15 days. Purchase tickets.

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Amateur Night At The Apollo: Season Opener

Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the March 11th Quarter Final and move on to Semi-Finals on May 13th. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Grand Finale Winner and a cash prize ($5,000 in the Child Star category and $20,000 in the Adult category) on November 25th! Purchase tickets.

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The Art Of Impermanence: Japanese Works From The John C. Weber Collection And Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection

February 11 – April 26

Impermanence is a pervasive subject in Japanese thought and art. Through masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles drawn from two of America’s greatest Japanese art collections, this new exhibition examines Japan’s unique and nuanced references to transience. From images that depict the cycle of the four seasons and red Negoro lacquer worn so it reveals the black lacquer beneath, to the gentle sadness evoked in the words of wistfully written poems, the exhibition demonstrates that much of Japan’s greatest art alludes directly or indirectly to the transient nature of life. Learn more.

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Long Weekend Of Love

Friday, February 14 – Monday February 17

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or just hopeless when it comes to romance, we’ve got your Valentine’s Day mood covered with a selection of swoon-inducing favorites exploring the many dimensions of love, from its pulse-quickening first bloom to its poignant end. From an effervescent screwball romp to tender queer love stories to a decades-spanning trilogy of modern classics, these unforgettable romances deliver all the passion, pain, and bittersweet yearning your heart can handle. Learn more.

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First Saturdays: Futura Noir

Saturday, February 1, 5-11pm

For over twenty years, First Saturdays have been the freshest place to kick off the month. Explore the Brooklyn Museum’s free offerings on February 1st, including art, music, special installments, and even a “fireside chat” with Hip Hop icon Common! Learn more.

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African Arts – Global Conversations

February 14 – November 15, 2020

African Arts—Global Conversations puts African arts where they rightfully belong: within the global art historical canon. It brings those works into greater, meaningful art historical conversations and critiques previous ways that encyclopedic museums and the field of art have or have not included them.

The exhibition’s unique transcultural approach pairs diverse African works across mediums with objects from around the world. Learn more.

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Rosen House Tour

Wednesdays through March 4

Enter a Mediterranean-style house inspired by Old World Europe, cultivated and curated by Caramoor’s founders Walter and Lucie Rosen. Renaissance artifacts from a gilded bed that belonged to Pope Urban VIII to entire rooms shipped from Europe, and a stunning Asian collection are some of the many incredible discoveries waiting here. Lean more.

Photo: ©Caramoor

Caramoor’s Summer 2020 Season

Monday, February 3rd

Caramoor’s exciting new 2020 music season will be announced on Monday, February 3rd – the concert series features outstanding live music on a 90-acre estate with friendly people and free, easy parking! Members’ Summer Pre-sale begins February 10th and the General Public sale begins February 18th. Learn more.

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David Chesky: Jazz In The New Harmonic

Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm

With Jazz in the New Harmonic, David Chesky fuses 21st century classical harmonies with the rhythms of the city to create a new style of jazz. Both in concert and in the studio, this project has received numerous awards for its provocative and cerebral approach to the classical/jazz blend. If you’re looking for something new and refreshing or a jazz set with cross-genre appeal, join us for this one-night-only performance. Purchase tickets.

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Freddy Cole: Songs For Lovers

Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16

Referred to as a “national treasure” by the Huffington Post, jazz pianist and singer Freddy Cole is a prolific artist of undisputed pedigree. Amongst the greatest contemporary crooners, Cole’s sensitivity and effortlessly powerful delivery make him an enduring favorite and a perfect fit to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day. His return to Dizzy’s Club is extra special this year, as he’ll be joined by his son Lionel Cole. A special Valentine’s Day menu will be served all weekend during these shows. Purchase tickets.

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Opening Reception: Rita Ackermann. Mama ‘19

Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Rita Ackermann. Mama ’19,’ an exhibition of new paintings by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann. Ackermann’s Mama series deploy figurative line drawings only to be obscured by expanses of color alike. Evoking the foundations of ancestry, Ackermann’s figures and motifs rise to the surface only to dissolve and reappear elsewhere again. Her study is one of relationships, between both figuration and abstraction and to the enigmatic balance of personal and collective narratives within. Learn more.

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Opening Reception: Larry Bell. Still Standing

Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Larry Bell. Still Standing.’ Featuring work from the 1970s through 2019, this exhibition will survey Larry Bell’s transition from smaller maquettes to his eventual projection into a larger-scale glass sculpture practice. Highlighting two major works from this period, both standing at over eight feet tall, the show demonstrates the manner in which Bell developed his work in the desert, and how the light and spaciousness in this environment encouraged a more expansive approach within his work. Directing the flow of natural light, playing with shadows through the use of reflective, translucent, or transparent materials, these large scale installations create situations capable of stimulating heightened sensory awareness in the viewer. Learn more.

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Dianne Reeves

Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 pm

NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves returns for Valentine’s Day weekend, continuing a popular holiday tradition at Jazz at Lincoln Center. A master vocalist and hypnotizing storyteller, Reeves inhabits every story she sings, taking mesmerized audiences along for the ride. Purchase tickets.

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Herlin Riley Presents: Sounds Of Cuba And New Orleans

Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22, 7:00 & 9:30 pm

New Orleans drummer extraordinaire Herlin Riley explores the ways in which Latin jazz intersects with the sounds of his hometown. Featuring Cuban percussion genius Pedrito Martinez, prolific trumpeter (and fellow New Orleanian) Nicholas Payton, New York’s lively, go-to bassist Russell Hall, and special guests Yusa on vocals, Oscar Rossignoli on piano, and spoken word artists Chuck Perkins and Indio Melendez, the event will showcase classic New Orleans repertoire reimagined and spiced up with Cuban music traditions. Purchase tickets.

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Cambodian Rock Band By Lauren Yee

February 4 – March 15

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock! This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past. Directed by Chay Yew, the New York premiere of this intimate rock epic about family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history. Purchase tickets here.

On February 12 at 6:30pm join us for “Spotlight on Lauren Yee”, as she talks about the long-awaited New York premiere of the show, and what makes this Signature production so special.

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The Hot Wing King By Katori Hall

February 11 – March 20

Ready, set, fry! It’s time for the annual “Hot Wang Festival” in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and their culinary clique, The New Wing Order, Cordell is marinating and firing up his frying pan in a bid to reclaim the crispy crown. When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing. Steve H. Broadnax III will direct this sizzling world premiere comedy from Residency 5 playwright Katori Hall (Hurt VillageOur Lady of Kibeho). Purchase tickets here.

On Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30pm Signature Theatre will host Spotlight on Katori Hall and Steve H. Broadnax III, the playwright and director of the world premiere play The Hot Wing King! Join us for an intimate conversation with these dynamic artists, moderated by a member of the Signature staff.

In celebration of The Hot Wing King, you can enjoy Memphis Style Wings made by Great Performances on Fridays and Saturdays through the run of the production.

Win your place on The Hot Wing Royalty Portrait if you eat 20 Memphis Style Wings before the performance! We’ll take your Polaroid picture and proudly add it to the display in the Lobby! #HotWingKingNYC

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Concert: Queen Esther

Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 pm

Imported from Charleston, SC, and Atlanta respectively, vocalist, songwriter, musician and producer Queen Esther delves into her Lowcountry childhood and harmelodic tendencies to forge a sonic path that melds roots rock, country gospel and twang, creating original songs and reigniting obscure tunes. Purchase tickets.

 
 
 
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Valentine’s Day High Tea & Conservatory Tour

February 14, 15, & 16, 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

This Valentine’s weekend, invite a loved one to share a specially curated high tea in what was once Mark Twain’s study at Wave Hill House.  Your romantic afternoon begins in this stately Victorian parlor, followed by an intimate guided tour of the Conservatory including a lively discussion on the love language of flowers. Learn more.

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Garden And Conservatory Highlights Walk

Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a public tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds. Learn more.

 
 

By Great Performances

Celebrate The New Year With Music, Discussion, Art And More At Our Partner Venues.

Apollo Music Cafe

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Yoli Zama

Friday, January 10 at 9:00 pm

Yoli Zama is a South-African born singer/songwriter, storyteller and culture curator. Her music is a blend of her native language of isiXhosa mixed with English, Yoli fuses the lush and organic textures of Southern African music with the rich and dynamic melodies of folk and soul.Get your tickets today.

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Tony Tixier

Saturday, January 11 at 9:00 pm

French pianist and composer Tony Tixier makes his debut at the Apollo Music Café during New York’s Winter Jazz Festival. He has worked with a wide range of artists – including Andrea Bocelli, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter and more. Tixier has performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, headlined at Jazz a Vienne in Lyon France and the legendary Ronnie Scotts in London. Learn more here.

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WNYC & Apollo Theater Present
Apollo Uptown Hall
The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership

Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm

The Apollo Theater and WNYC are partnering for the seventh year to present WNYC’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, local host of All Things Considered, will moderate this convening of artists and activists, journalists, and changemakers to deeply engage with Dr. King’s legacy and how his actions and teachings speak to and inform the social justice matters of our own time. For the first time in our history, this live event will be recorded for national broadcast to over 300 stations on NPR’s 1A on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, January 20. Locally in New York, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show will air the special on Monday, January 20, 2020. Get your tickets here.

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George Dalaras, Songs Of Our Life, Feat. Michalis Tzouganakis

Friday, January 31 at 8:00 pm

A three hour show with legendary songs by the world renown artist George Dalaras, with the Cretan virtuoso and vocalist Michalis Tzouganakis, the beautiful voice of Aspasia Stratigou, and the participation of virtuoso and vocalist Alexandros Tzouganakis, who follows the steps of his father Michalis. Get your tickets here.

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Meet The Author

Small Days And Nights: Tishani Doshi

Tuesday, January 21 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tishani Doshi’s new novel Small Days and Nights, a many-layered story about the search for belonging and the consequences of deception. Join us for the book launch featuring author in conversation with Salman Rushdie. Learn more here.

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The 34th Annual Brooklyn Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 20 at 10:30 am

New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., returns to BAM for the 34th year. BAM welcomes all members of the community for this beloved annual tradition, which brings together world-renowned activists, public figures and civic leaders alongside musicians and other performers.

This year features keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones and musical guests Son Little and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir.

This full day of free events also includes a screening and an art exhibition (details to be announced). Learn more here.

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Salsa Party

Thursday, January 9 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

BKM’s season of salsa continues with their Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio! Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6 pm, followed by live music, social dancing and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams. This is a free event. Learn more here.

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Dance Party: What’s Your Sign?

Friday, January 24 at 8:00 pm

Set your intentions for the New Year with a night of DJ sets by Zenobia and Bubble_T, live music by ELSZ, and astrology-themed gallery tours. Then, decompress from the dancefloor with tarot readings by local practitioners, or shop our special market offering a selection of herbs and medicines from New York–based healers and apothecaries. Learn more here.

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Rosen House Tour

Wednesday, January 8 at 2:00 pm

Enter a Mediterranean-style house inspired by Old World Europe, cultivated and curated by Caramoor’s founders Walter and Lucie Rosen. Renaissance artifacts from a gilded bed that belonged to Pope Urban VIII to entire rooms shipped from Europe, and a stunning Asian collection are some of the many incredible discoveries waiting here. Lean more here.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra

Monday, January 20 at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra (JLCYO) consists of 20 exceedingly talented and dedicated high school students in the Tri-State Area. Members have the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training and performance opportunities.. Learn more here.

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Larry Willis: A Life In Jazz Featuring Willie Jones III, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Steve Davis, Justin Robinson And Gerald Cannon

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm

Tonight we honor the life and music of legendary jazz pianist Larry Willis, who passed away in September 2019. With music direction by drummer Willie Jones III, who played alongside Willis in Roy Hargrove’s band for many years, the evening will feature a collective of great musicians who performed with and were influenced by the late, great pianist, whom they called “Prof.” Make sure to reserve your seat to be a part of this momentous and celebratory occasion. Learn more here.

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In Performance: The Hikers

Saturday, January 11 at 4:00 pm

On the occasion of Rashid Johnson’s exhibition, ‘The Hikers’, Hauser & Wirth New York will also stage ‘The Hikers’ performances within the gallery space. Directed by Rashid Johnson, Choreographed by Claudia Schreier, and Produced by Alex Ernst this work responds to Johnson’s ‘Anxious Men’ series. In the performance are Lloyd Knight and Leslie Andrea Williams, members of the Martha Graham Dance Company and pianist Antonie Baldwin. Learn more here.

Jack Whitten, Space Flower #9, 2006 © Jack Whitten Estate Photo: Genevieve Hanson

Opening Reception: ‘Jack Whitten. Transitional Space. A Drawing Survey.’

Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00 pm

Join Hauser & Wirth for the opening reception of ‘Jack Whitten. Transitional Space. A Drawing Survey’, the first major survey of the artist’s works on paper illuminating the impressive breadth of the artist’s career and practice. This unique body of work serves as a testament to the immense investigation and exploration that Whitten pursued in order to make manifest his ideas and methods. Learn more here.

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Booking Dance Festival 2020

Saturday, January 11 at 5:30 pm

The highly acclaimed Booking Dance Festival returns for its eighth annual extravaganza at Jazz at Lincoln Center! Featuring five hours of extraordinary dance highlighting 30 lauded companies, over 250 dancers, 40 diverse choreographic works and two world premieres. Learn more here.

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The US-China Institute Of The Bard College Conservatory Of Music And The Central Conservatory Of Music, China Presents The Sound Of Spring: A Chinese New Year Concert With The Orchestra Now

Saturday, January 26 at 3:00 pm

Celebrate Lunar New Year and look forward to Spring with a lively concert of Chinese orchestral works performed by The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai and guest conductor Chen Bing. Featuring special guest soloists including Chinese instrument masters from the faculty of the world-renowned Central Conservatory of Music in China. Learn more here.

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Concert: Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 pm

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well more than a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. Concerts begin at 2 pm and last approximately one hour with no intermission. Stop by at 12 pm for pre-concert tea. Learn more here.

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Exhibition Opening: Returning To The Source

Sunday, January 19 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Since 2010, 111 artists have had studios at Wave Hill through the Winter Workspace residency program. To celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary, a selection of those works made during residency returns to Wave Hill House, where visitors can see the garden in winter through the eyes of this stellar group of alumni artists. Learn more here.

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Heroes Of Horticulture – Americans Who Transformed The Landscape: A Horticultural Lecture By Barbara Paul Robinson

Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In her latest book, Heroes of Horticulture, Barbara Paul Robinson tells the vibrant stories of 18 contemporary heroes of horticulture―institution-builders, restorers of public parks and public spaces, adventurous plant explorers and garden creators―who have each had a significant, public impact on the American landscape. Learn more here.

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Cooking With Zing: The Ginger Family (Zingiberaceae)

Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 pm

The ginger family, Zingiberaceae, includes spicy ginger, cardamom and turmeric, along with a number of showy ornamental plants. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares a sampling of these tropical herbs while a chef from Great Performances demonstrates various ways to cook with fresh and dried members of this aromatic plant family. Learn more here.

 

By Great Performances

Kick off the Holiday Season with Events and Entertainment for Everyone to Enjoy at our Partner Venues.

 

Apollo Theater

 

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Apollo Live Wire

She’s a Rebel: A Tribute to the girl Groups of the 50s, 60s and 70s

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm

Moderated by music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane, panelists include original members of some of the more popular groups. The discussion will center on their experiences as artists and as women in the music industry, their enduring impact on music and style internationally and their individual careers beyond their girl group membership. Get your tickets today.

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Apollo Film Presents

Imagenation’s Cocktails & Cinema: Clemency

Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 pm (Reception and DJ Set with DJ Reborn)

7:00 pm (Film Screening)

Cocktails & Cinema is a quarterly social featuring premiere and advance screenings of Black world cinema. Each event is preceded by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer, featuring a live set with DJ Reborn and following the screening a film talk back.

The Apollo proudly launches this new series with an advance screening of Clemency, the winner of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize. Learn more here.

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Ballet Hispánico

Friday – Saturday, November 22 – 23 at 8:00 pm

Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo Theater to celebrate the power of the Latina voice with works by all female choreographers. This season includes the world premiere of Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Triburones, as well as the return of Nací by Andrea Miller and Michelle Manzanales’ Con Brazos Abiertos. Get your tickets here.


 

ASIA SOCIETY

 

Kai-Yin Lo, photo courtesy the author and cover of “Designing a Life.”

Kai-Yin Lo – A Memoir

Wednesday November 13 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Internationally recognized designer, cultural historian and teacher, Kai-Yin Lo presents Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey, her memoir of growing up in Hong Kong, studying history at Cambridge and developing a highly successful career as a designer, author and cultural historian.

Followed by a book signing and reception. Learn more here.

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M. Butterfly

World premiere preview presented with the Santa Fe Opera

Wednesday, November 20 from 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Asia Society and the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 Season proudly present the exclusive working rehearsal of Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s new opera, M. Butterfly. Based on Hwang’s 1988 Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Broadway play, M. Butterfly is the story of Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat who carried on a 20-year love affair with Song Liling, a Peking opera star with an astonishing secret that leads to Gallimard’s professional and personal ruin. Learn more here.


 

Brooklyn Academy of Music

 

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2019 Next Wave Art Opening Reception

Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm

Join BAM for drinks and snacks at the opening of When A Pot Finds Its Purpose. View the works in BAM’s brand new gallery, with artist Glenn Kaino and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah in attendance. Learn more here.

 

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Member Mingle

Friday, November 15 at 6:30 pm

Meet fellow BAM Members and the BAM Membership team at a pre-show reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Stop by before a performance or film screening (or just join us for a quick drink before dinner in the neighborhood). Open to all BAM members. Learn more here.

 

Live Broadcast

 

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Madama Butterfly

Saturday, November 9 at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to Met in HD, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki. Learn more here.

 

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Akhnaten

Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’ transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. Learn more here.

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ENCORE: Manon

Saturday, November 30 at 1:00 pm

Massenet’s tale of passion and excess stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production. Learn more here.


 

Brooklyn Museum

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Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is the first New York retrospective in forty years to focus on the legendary couturier. Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention.

Stop by The Norm at Brooklyn Museum before (or after) the exhibit for Maxim’s at The Norm, an homage to Pierre Cardin’s restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris. The menu features classic dishes from the Maxim’s de Paris cookbook and seasonal dishes inspired by the iconic restaurant.

 

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Family Concert: Petra and Wolfie

Saturday, November 16 (Show runs from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra for Petra and Wolfie, an unforgettable modern adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf led by Music Director Dorothy Savitch. Discover what happens when Petra, Wolfie and the Dog Catcher find themselves at the Brooklyn Museum, in this musical escapade featuring live comic actors, video, orchestral works by Prokofiev and Modest Mussorgsky and some of your favorite pop tunes. Learn more here.

From Princess Hair, published by Little, Brown Books. Illustration courtesy of Sharee Miller, © 2019

Thirteenth Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

Saturday, November 23 from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators at the annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair! This free event features author readings, illustrator presentations and book-related art-making opportunities with over forty creators presenting storybooks, picture books and graphic novels. Learn more here.

 

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. (Photo: Adam Stoltman)

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble: Baroque Storytelling: Don Quixote

Sunday, November 24 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble opens their season with a concert dedicated to Baroque program music. Written in seven movements, the overture takes the listener on Don Quixote’s journey, from his dreams of adventure and romance through his chivalrous love for Dulcinea and his battle against the windmill. Learn more here.


 

Caramoor

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Thalea String Quartet

Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm

Veronica Swift returns to Caramoor after her rousing and lively performance at Caramoor’s 2018 Jazz Festival. At only 25 years old, she has performed all over the world with the top names in jazz, and has won prestigious awards such as second place at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015. Lean more here.


 

Dizzy’s

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Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice featuring Kris Davis

Monday, November 11 at 7:30 pm

Berklee College of Music returns to Dizzy’s Club for a performance that will highlight its new Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, founded by artistic director Terri Lyne Carrington. The institute focuses on equity in the jazz field and on the role that jazz can play in the larger struggle for gender justice. It also celebrates the contributions women have made to the development of the art form and frames more equitable conditions for all pursuing careers in jazz. Learn more here.

 

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Thanksgiving with Wycliffe Gordon

Thursday, November 28 at 7:00 pm

Continuing popular tradition, Gordon kicks off the holiday season with a five-night stay at Dizzy’s Club and a special performance on Thanksgiving. Wycliffe Gordon is the definition of a good time, and as Wynton Marsalis says, “just his presence is a creative experience.” Joining Gordon for this special evening are saxophonist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Corcoran Holt and drummer Alvin Atkinson, Jr. Learn more here.


 

Hauser and Wirth

 

Opening Reception

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‘Rashid Johnson’

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm

Hauser & Wirth warmly invites you to the opening reception of an exhibition of recent works by Johnson that will feature paintings, sculptures, and Johnson’s newest film, ‘The Hikers,’ a ballet shot on the side of a mountain in Aspen, CO on 16 mm film. The works on view in this exhibition address the artist’s recurring themes of anxiety and escapism. Learn more here.

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‘Mike Kelley. Timeless Painting’

Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm

Hauser & Wirth warmly invites you to the opening reception of an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, which is the first in New York to focus on Kelley’s singular approach to painting as a conceptual medium. Over the course of his influential four-decade career, Mike Kelley generated a remarkably diverse oeuvre in an array of media, conflating high and low culture, critiquing prevailing aesthetic conventions and colliding the sacred with the profane. Learn more here.


 

Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Lincoln Center White Light Festival presents: Manganiyar Seduction

Wednesday – Saturday, November 6 – 9 at 7:30 pm

Ten years after it first enthralled audiences at the inaugural White Light Festival, Roysten Abel’s show-stopping dance of delirium featuring Manganiyar musicians returns. Learn more here.

 

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The Abyssinian Mass by Wynton Marsalis

Presented in Collaboration with Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

Thursday – Saturday, November 21 – 23 at 8:00 pm

Bringing full-throated gospel together with a massive range of jazz styles, The Abyssinian Mass is a sweeping blend of big band bravado, impassioned solos, handclaps, tambourine slaps, and some of the mightiest voices you’ll hear outside of church. Learn more here.


Signature Theatre

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Fires in the Mirror

October 22 – December 1, 2019

Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre. Get your tickets here.

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The Young Man from Atlanta

November 5 – December 15, 2019

Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans’ Home Cycle, The Old Friends), the premier interpreter of Foote’s work, returns to Signature to bring to life this beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe. Learn more here.


Wave Hill

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Concert: The Alonso Brothers

Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm

Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso return to perform a program scored expressly for two pianos. Their program brings to life Cuba’s rich musical heritage, with mambo, cha cha, salsa, bolero, son, donzón, congo and more. Learn more here.

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Black Friday Meditation

Friday, November 29 at 11:00 am

Avoid “Black Friday” busyness! Join Wave Hill for a community meditation focused on gratitude and clearing your mind of holiday clutter. Get inspired by the outdoors and the peace and tranquility that nature evokes, and learn how to work loving kindness into daily life. Learn more here.


 

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Professional Learning: Between The World And Me In The Classroom

Wednesday, October 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Through hands-on activities and discussion, explore how to integrate Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me, into the classroom curriculum. Together, using elements from both the book and the Apollo Theater’s groundbreaking theatrical event, we will develop strategies to connect your students to this work’s biggest questions surrounding race and American history. Get your tickets here.

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Apollo Comedy Club Presents: John Phillips, Ty Davis, Billy Sorrells

Hosted By Terry Hodges

Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

The Apollo Comedy Club celebrates the Theater’s rich comedic roots. Presented in partnership with the legendary Bob Sumner (producer of Def Comedy Jam, creator of LaffMobb on Aspire), the Apollo Comedy Club features the best up and coming talent in comedy today. The comedy shows precedes the Theater’s weekend music series, Apollo Music Café, extending the Theater’s late-night offerings. Learn more here.

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The Apollo Documentary: Advance Screening

Friday, October 4 at 7:00 pm

In advance of the HBO premiere in November, the Apollo Theater hosts a community screening of the HBO documentary, The Apollo, directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. The Apollo chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark. This feature-length documentary weaves together rare archival footage, performances, and intimate behind-the-scenes verité from the stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, exploring the current struggle for racial justice in America, the role that art plays in that struggle and the broad range of African American achievement that the Apollo Theater represents.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with members of the creative team. Learn how to get your standby tickets here.

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Common – Let Love Tour

With Special Guest Jamilla Woods

Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00 pm

Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor and activist, Common returns to the Apollo stage to celebrate the release of his second book, Let Love Have the Last Word and his latest studio album, Let Love. This one-night-only New York City concert showcases Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. Get your tickets here.

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Bowery Presents: Tank And The Bangas

With Special Guest: Pell

Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 pm

Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles – fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz – into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own. Get your tickets here.

 
 

 

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IF WE WERE XYZ

Thursday, Oct 17 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams – both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Learn more here.

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2019 Asia Game Changer Awards

Thursday, October 24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In partnership with Citi, Asia Society annually honors game-changing leaders from a broad geographic range and varied backgrounds; this year marks the first time that all of the honorees are women. Get your tickets here.


 

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2019 BAM Member Bash

Thursday, October 10 at 8:00 pm

This year’s BAM Member Bash features acclaimed absurdist illusionist performance-art trio Elephant Room, which comprises contemporary clowns Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo with sultry tunes spun and fine beats mixed by Philadelphia’s own Madame Luv. After the performance, stick around to mingle and dance with fellow BAM supporters. Learn more here.

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Member Mingle

Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm

Meet fellow BAM Members and the BAM Membership team at a pre-show reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Stop by before a performance or film screening (or just join us for a quick drink before dinner in the neighborhood). Open to all BAM members. Learn more here.

Next Wave 2019

Photo: ©BAM

2019 Next Wave Art Opening Reception

Friday, Oct 18 at 5:00 pm

Join BAM for drinks and snacks at the opening of When A Pot Finds Its Purpose. View the works in BAM’s brand new gallery, with artist Glenn Kaino and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah in attendance. Learn more here.

Photo: ©BAM

He Did What?

Sunday, October 27 – Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 pm

Projected on the side of a building, and broadcast to audience members’ headphones, He Did What? is a 10-minute animated, graffiti-style street opera for curious onlookers. Drop by, tune in and find out what happens. Learn more here.

Photo: ©BAM

Inoah

Thursday, October 31 – Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm

Street style meets athletic hip-hop in Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão’s intoxicating, heart-stopping, gravity-defying experiment. With almost weightless physicality, the 10 male dancers of Grupo de Rua break, hover, and catapult across the stage in a visceral display of tension and release, their bodies propelled in a plea for freedom. Learn more here.


 

Photo: ©Brooklyn Museum

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion

July 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is the first New York retrospective in forty years to focus on the legendary couturier. Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention.

Stop by The Norm at Brooklyn Museum before (or after) the exhibit for Maxim’s at The Norm, an homage to Pierre Cardin’s restaurant, Maxim’s de Paris. The menu features classic dishes from the Maxim’s de Paris cookbook and seasonal dishes inspired by the iconic restaurant.

JR (French, born 1983). The Chronicles of New York City, 2018–19 (detail). Dimensions variable. © JR-ART.NET

JR: Chronicles

October 4, 2019 – May 3, 2020

Showcasing murals, photographs, videos, films, dioramas and archival materials, JR: Chronicles is the first major exhibition in North America of works by the French-born artist. Working at the intersections of photography, social engagement, and street art, JR collaborates with communities by taking individual portraits, reproducing them at a monumental scale, and wheat pasting them – sometimes illegally – in nearby public spaces. Learn more here.

Kids and families in F.A.M., 2018. (Photo: Kara Birnbaum)

F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

Sunday, October 6 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In Family Art Magic classes, the magic word is collaboration. Children ages 4 to 6 and their adult companions explore together to discover the world through art, play fun gallery games and make their own masterpieces in the studio. Learn more here.

A teaching artist leads an ASL tour, 2019. (Photo: Conrado Johns)

ASL Tour

Saturday, October 12 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Visitors from the D/deaf community are invited to experience BKM’s collection in an American Sign Language (ASL) tour, led by a Deaf teaching artist. The tour is in ASL only, without voice interpretation. Learn more here.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, 2019. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Brahms And Vaughan Williams

Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra opens its 46th season (and its first as Brooklyn Museum Orchestra in Residence) with music by Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms, led by guest conductor Ian Shafer. Learn more here.


 

Photo: ©Caramoor

Veronica Swift

Featuring The Emmet Cohen Trio; Presented In Collaboration With Jazz At Lincoln Center

Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 pm

Veronica Swift returns to Caramoor after her rousing and lively performance at Caramoor’s 2018 Jazz Festival. At only 25 years old, she has performed all over the world with the top names in jazz and has won prestigious awards such as second place at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Caramoor

Sherezade Panthaki, Soprano With The Helicon Ensemble

Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 pm

First introduced to Caramoor audiences in 2018’s Atalanta, soprano Sherezade Panthaki is an acknowledged star in the early-music world. With a lush and commanding voice, she remains “wonderfully agile, riding her rapid vibrato up and down passagework and trills with admirable fluency” (The Wall Street Journal). In this program featuring both instrumental and vocal pieces, Panthaki is joined by the Helicon ensemble. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Caramoor

Spooky Tales

Wednesday, October 30 at 3:30pm

Come with your little ones to a riveting storytelling performance to begin your Halloween weekend, followed by a special brew (hot cider) and other ghostly treats (cookies) served in the Summer Dining Room. Come in costume. Prizes given to all. Ages 3-8. Learn more here.


 

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

Eric Reed Quartet: Mainly Monk

Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm

A consummate pianist and former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Eric Reed first toured with Wynton Marsalis at age 18, and he continues to work with the world’s top jazz luminaries. As a leading contributor to the lineage of expertly swinging jazz music, Reed has recorded dozens of albums as a leader. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Dizzy’s Club

Trevor Watkis Quintet: The Music Of Dizzy Reece

Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm

A new super-group swings by Dizzy’s Club as part of a cross-continental tour. Expect hard-swinging, time-tested jazz performed with fresh arrangements and some of the top improvisers and rhythm players in modern jazz. Catch them tonight in the jazz capital of the world and the city that the great Mr. Reece now calls home. Learn more here.


 

Photo: ©Hauser & Wirth

Opening Reception: ‘Alina Szapocznikow’

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm

Hauser & Wirth warmly invites you to the opening reception of the first solo exhibition devoted to Alina Szapocznikow since undertaking representation of the artist’s estate in May 2018. The visceral, playful and uncanny aspects of the human bodily experience lay at the center of Szapocznikow’s oeuvre. Learn more here.


 

Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center White Light Festival Presents: Sugimoto Bunraku

The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (U.S. production premiere)

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 pm

Experience a bold interpretation of a classic Japanese drama, told through bunraku puppet theater from renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Jazz at Lincoln Center

A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration: 50 Years And Counting

Friday, October 25 at 7:00 pm

Sesame Street comes to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a swinging celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary. See some of your favorite feathered and furry friends like Big Bird and Elmo sing classic Sesame Street songs alongside the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Learn more here.


 

Photo: ©Signature Theatre

Fires In The Mirror

October 22 – December 1, 2019

Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into a civil outbreak. Fires in the Mirror was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the Drama Desk award-winning work translated their voices verbatim, and in the process revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre. Get your tickets here.


 

Photo: ©Wave Hill

Nature Into Art: The Gardens Of Wave Hill – A Conversation Moderated By Stephen Orr

Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature into Art explores different areas of the gardens, with helpful information about the plants, techniques and design choices that define this remarkable garden. Learn more here.

Photo: ©Wave Hill

Vulture Culture: A Live Bird Presentation

Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 pm

Observe vultures and other scavenging birds of prey and hear about their adaptive (and somewhat cringe-worthy) behaviors with Brian Robinson of Robinson Wildlife Lectures. Learn more here.