It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in New York City. The chill in the air reminds us that culture and fall go together like NYC bagels and lox. This week there is art by older artists at MoMA, Jazz heating up the Village, scary movies for those pre-Halloween gitters, and dance all over NYC. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
From the Collection: Artists at Mid to Late Careers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 11 W. 53rd St. now thru November 4. How does an artist’s oeuvre change with age? Does it dissipate to become a shadow of the work created in the bloom of youth, or does it demonstrate a new depth that only comes with maturity? MoMA leaves it up to viewers to decide for themselves with examples from their holding of later works by such major artists as Louise Bourgeois, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gerhard Richter, among others.
Shadows is one of Andy Warhol at Calvin Klein Inc., 205 W 39th St (between Seventh and Eighth Aves.) most abstract and enigmatic pieces, consisting of variously colored silk screened canvases hung edge-to-edge in a site-specific installation. Created between 1978 and 1979, 102 paintings were produced in all, though the total number of panels varies from one location to the next, depending on the dimensions of a given space. Each silk screen is limited to a palette of two contrasting colors, while the picture itself—which flips between positive and negative—comes from the same photo of the eponymous subject taken at Warhol’s Factory studio. Taken together, Shadows resembles a film strip capturing an indeterminate play of light. The exhibition begins October 26 to December 15, 2018.
Constantin Brancusi Sculpture: The Films at the Museum of Modern Art (through Feb. 18) celebrates MoMA’s extraordinary holdings—11 sculptures by Brancusi will be shown together for the first time, alongside drawings, photographs, and films. A selection of never-before-seen archival materials shed light on his relationships with friends, sitters, and patrons, including this Museum. What emerges is a rich portrait of an artist whose risk-taking and inventive approach to form changed the course of the art that followed.
Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done at The Museum of Modern Art (through February 3, 2019) in the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium is organized into multiple-week segments, each of which focuses on the work of one artist: Yvonne Rainer, Deborah Hay, David Gordon, Lucinda Childs, Steve Paxton and Trisha Brown. Additionally, a video installation edited by the artist Charles Atlas and related to the work of the choreographers featured in the performance program will be on view. Including footage of both individual and group pieces made during the Judson era and after, Atlas’s installation emphasizes the relationship of the soloist to the ensemble and shows how Judson influenced the later careers of these artists. In the final weeks of the exhibition, Movement Research, an organization with a direct lineage to Judson, will hold classes and workshops.
Clark Center NYC and El Barrio’s Artspace presents Dance Festival from Sunday, Oct 14 through Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 at El Barrio’s Artspace 216 E. 99th Street. The festival will offers dance classes, dance showcase, dance on film, and the 2nd Annual Clark Center House Party. Upcoming events include Thurs. Oct 25th Dance on Film 6:30pm FREE (please register) Sat., Oct 27th House Party 6 – 10pm $25 (Children $10) (Please purchase tickets here.) For a complete schedule and tickets at eventbrite.com.
The American Dance Guild Festival returns to Ailey Citigroup Theater Thursday October 25 through Sunday October 28. The four-day festival will present 32 dance makers and will honor choreographers modern dance pioneers Jane Comfort and Eleo Pomare. Dyane Harvey, Eleo Pomare’s longtime leading dancer and muse, will perform Pomare’s haunting solo Hex. A special tribute to the late Donald McKayle will be included on Saturday night performed by Roxane d’Orleans Juste of the José Limón Company. For tickets and a complete list of performers visit brownpapertickets.com/event/3603357.
Panel Discussion: Process and Research Hosted by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Joan Weill Center for Dance on October 27, 8pm. Choreography Unlocked Festival continues with Judy Hussie Taylor, Executive Director for Danspace Project, moderating a discussion with choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and other veteran dancemakers and supporters that will explore the role research plays in the process of making dance and in the performing arts as a whole. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required for entry.
American Ballet Theatre Fall 2018: The venerable company—including dancers Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Sarah Lane, Alban Lendorf, Gillian Murphy, Hee Seo, Christine Shevchenko, Cory Stearns, Devon Teuscher, James Whiteside and Calvin Royal III—ends their two week Lincoln Center engagement on Sunday, October 28. The run includes world premieres of dances by Michelle Dorrance and Jessica Lang, as well as Alexei Ratmansky’s Songs of Bukovina and a centennial tribute to Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free, the hey-sailor ballet that inspired the musical On the Town.
The Dark- Opens October 26: On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls. Part gothic fairytale and part chilling horror, director Justin P. Lange’s debut feature balances rich imagery with a brutal and bloody story of unlikely kindred spirits who must defend themselves against the villainous powers of the ‘normal’ world.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the St. George Theatre 35 Hyatt St, Staten Island, on Saturday October 27 at 9pm. The tradition continues. Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the cult favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the historic St. George Theatre. Doors open at 9pm with a preshow concert by local zombie punk cabaret band The Flesh Junkies, film to follow at 11pm. Prop bag included with admission while supplies last! No outside props allowed.
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. The Hate U Give is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae.
The Hate U Give
Greg Osei: Searching for Wonder Premiere is an intimate pre-release screening of Searching for Wonder October 25, 8pm at the Dwyer Cultural Center 258 Saint Nicholas Avenue. Join artist Greg Osei at ther for the world premiere of his first original song and music video, “Searching for Wonder” (SFW) featuring a special performance by former Graham principal dancer Abdiel Jacobsen. The performance and screening are free, but please RSVP through Eventbrite.
Robert Glasper Trio at the Blue Note 131 W 3rd St., New York. Will present two shows daily- 8pm and 10:30pm through October 28. Glasper has reinvented himself as an R&B auteur in recent years, but here the keyboard ace demonstrates all his many sides during a month-long residency at the Blue Note. Among the several different configurations in which he’ll play are a trio with versatile bass master Christian McBride (Oct 16, 17), a tribute to Miles Davis with Grammy-winning singer Bilal, (Oct 19–21) and perhaps his most ambitious project yet, R+R=Now (Oct 25–28).
Strings And Things at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Friday, October 26, 8pm. A music concert giving props to the strings section. Singer/songwriters, classical musicians, and rockers join the varied program covered genres of all types. Featuring Robin Tucker, The Dolly/Workman Project, Ganessa James. $15 students & seniors | $20 general admission.
Cleopatra: The New Pop Musical Experience at the Chelsea Music Hall, 407 West 15th St., on Thursday October 25, 7pm. Cleopatra is a high-octane fusion of music, dance, fashion, theater and nightlife that welcomes audiences into a wholly interactive experience. Set to an original pop and electronic dance music score spun by a live DJ, this exhilarating immersive musical traces history’s most seductive and powerful ruler, mixing historical drama with an enveloping spectacle that will have guests partying until the Empire falls.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, returns to NYC at Stage 42, 422 W 42nd St, the Grammy® Award-winning and Tony Award®-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue. Featuring 40 of the greatest songs of the past century, including showstopping classics like “On Broadway,” “Stand by Me,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown,” it celebrates the music of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters. This very entertaining production runs through October 31.
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
The New York International Fringe Festival returns in October of 2018 after a year hiatus with both a FringeNYC and FringeBYOV segment, as well as other exciting programming. The month long festival runs from October 1 through October 31. The revamped festival will present 90 production in both Manhattan FringeNYC and in the outer boroughs FringeBYOV. For a complete listing of the productions offered visit fringenyc.org.
The PARTY presents TAMBOR PARTY NYC on Saturday October 27 at the NuBlu Classic, 62 Avenue C New York, for an evening best described as “Afro ~ Deep ~ Soulful ~ House Music”. This is the first Tambor Party in New York City, one of the founding places for House Music. DJ’s for the night include Stan Zeff, Mikki Afflik, Carlos D’Acosta $12.00 advance tickets and are available now at: residentadvisor.net/events/1173544
Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise is a leisurely cruise up the Hudson River to gorgeous Bear Mountain State Park. After a 2.5-hour cruise, you’ll have three hours to explore the park’s natural beauty, abundant hiking trails and zoo. On the way back, join the onboard Oktoberfest complete with craft beer, German food and live music. Boat leaves from Pier 84 555 12th Avenue at 44th street at 12 noon on weekends through November 11th, 2018. For a complete schedule and tickets call (212) 627- 2020.
We look forward to seeing you Out and About