1/23/19 O&A NYC DANCE/THEATRE REVIEW: 5 Plus Ensemble Debut Performance

By Walter Rutledge

5 Plus Ensemble presented their premiere salon performance on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at Dance Theatre of Harlem’s studio 2. With a stellar core group consisting of Hope Clark, Carmen de Lavallade, Shelia Rohan, Darryl Reuben Hall and Michael Leon Thomas; this performing arts collective offered five works encompassing pure dance, theatre/musical theatre and prose. The well attended debut reinforced the notion that somethings do get better with time. Continue reading

12/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Zumanity -Patrick King and Jesse Robb

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Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity created by Patrick King and performed by King and Jesse Robb. Stunning choreography with a chic homoerotic twist. Enjoy! Continue reading

11/22/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: November 22 through December 1, 2018 (Including Thanksgiving Weekend Guide)- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and More


Thanksgiving signals the official start of the holiday season. It is also the beginning of the holiday arts season and this week the excitement is palpable. Theatre aboard from City College to Hell’s Kitchen, music brings back the 60’s on the Upper Westside, with protest art in Chelsea; and while the Ailey company celebrates turning 60 in midtown, we have a group of over 60 “Sugar Babies” dancing in  Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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10/25/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING- WEEKEND PICKS: OCTOBER 25 THROUGH OCTOBER 28, 2018

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.

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10/7/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 7 through October 14, 2018

New York City in October is a great time of year (well anytime is a great time in NYC). This week there is outdoor sculpture in Harlem,  Jazz in Brooklyn, Pizza in the Bronx and Dance honors its own at The BessiesHere are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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8/15/18 O&A NYC LBGTQ: 21st Annual NYC Black Pride (August 14- August 19, 2018)

New York City Black Pride 2018 celebrates its 21st anniversary this year! This annual multicultural festival is one of the biggest events celebrating Black and Latino LGBT people in the city.  Continue reading

8/12/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 12 Thru August 18, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August continues! The three H’s- hazy, hot and humid are in full effect. Whether you are trying to stay cool at a water festival in Brooklyn, experiencing art in Harlem, or enjoying a secret garden in the Bronx there is something for everyone. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
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7/14/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES (EXTRA): Pose Stars MJ Rodriguez And Indya Moore on Cis Actors Portraying Trans Characters

Pose stars MJ Rodriguez (‘Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista’) and Indya Moore (‘Angel Evangelista’) get real about cisgender actors playing transgender characters in the wake of recent casting controversies. Continue reading

7/1/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK JULY 1 THRU JULY 8, 2018: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and More

Heatwave and the 4th of July, that means beach and barbecue!  New York City is heating up.  We have visual arts from as far away as Western Cameroon. Ballet leaps to the forefront at  Lincoln Center and Chelsea. And mouthwatering barbecue in Brooklyn.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading