Friday November 1
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 1942 Broadway
$30, $48, $60
In two contrasting octets, Spohr's polish and finesse is counterbalanced by the youthful invention of Shostakovich. Enescu's massive Octet in C major, written at the age of 19, provides a powerful finale.
The Armory Show at 100: The New Art Spirit
The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th St.)
Free on fridays from 6-8 p.m.
Explores the role of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on the occasion of its 100th anniversary from both an art-history perspective as well in the context of its period in United States history. The original exhibition introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture.
Saturday Nov 2
Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway at 74th
The grammy award winning singer performs her fifth studio album SongVersation, with longtime writing partner/co-producer Shannon Sanders. The result is a compelling snapshot of her hard-won breakthrough to simultaneous personal and artistic growth.
Stage 72, 158 W 72nd (between Columbus Ave and Broadway)
$39 general; $55 premium
Features political satire, comedy, performance art, dance and general onstage allure.
Sunday Nov 3
The West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street
From the acclaimed Frog and Peach Theater Company, William Shakespeare's psychological thriller of murder, intrigue and the supernatural, Hamlet.
The Grinch's Holiday Workshop
Children's Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St. (at Broadway)
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$11; $7 seniors
The Grinch and his holiday workshop arrive at the Children's Museum of Manhattan in an interactive exhibition inspired by Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Kids will enjoy seeing scenes from the book covering gallery walls, participating in a scavenger hunt, playing in a real-life sleigh and taking part in other ongoing Seuss-related holiday programming
Monday November 4
Francesca Beale Theater, 144 W. 65th Street
$13; $9 seniors and students
New York Premiere. When eight-months-pregnant single-mother Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) loses her child after an unseen attacker viciously assaults her, the solitary young woman joins a support group in an effort to deal with her depression.
Alice Tully Hall (at Lincoln Center), 1941 Broadway at 65th Street
Classical and Opera. Chamber. Classical music periods. Baroque music (1600-1760). Conductor Nicholas McGegan leads Juilliard's brightest period-instrument players in a mix of pieces from the courts of Dresden and Berlin, by C.P.E. Bach, Zelenka, Pisendel and Benda.
Tuesday November 5
The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center 248 W. 60th St. (bet. Amsterdam and West End Aves.)
$39.95 - $49.95
The beloved children's book series The Berenstain Bears comes to life in New York City after spreading its whimsical life lessons to stages throughout the country. Set to original music, Mama Bear guides Papa, Brother and Sister through the everyday obstacles of family life, but always with a smile and a song.
Big Apple Circus Luminocity
Damrosch Park West 62nd St. (bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Aves.)
12 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.
In Luminocity, Big Apple Circus' newest show, the Circus celebrates the city it calls home with a focus on Times Square. In seats so close you feel like you're part of the action, see double trapeze artists, an equestrian who would fit right in with NYPD, a clown, and an array of other circus performers.
Wednesday November 6
Riverside Library 27 Amsterdam Avenue
Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Instructors on hand.
The Butterfly Conservatory at The American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street
10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
$27; $22 students and seniors
Celebrate the 16th-annual edition of this re-created tropical forest environment filled with more than 500 live butterflies. The butterflies live in a magical summerlike environment, surrounded by tropical flowers and lush vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. It's the perfect exhibition on a cold fall or winter day and great for children and adults alike.
Thursday, November 7
Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St.
$75 - $135
Ethan Hawke plays the ambitious Scot in a new production for Lincoln Center Festival. Veteran director Jack O'Brien handles the staging, which will feature British thespian Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth. As for interpretation or setting, O'Brien says his production will emphasize the abstract, nightmarish qualities of the classic tragedy.
Adventures with Dora and Diego
Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$11; Seniors $7
Join Diego on a series of high stakes animal rescue missions. Learn facts about animals and their habitats by helping Diego rescue animals in trouble. Get ready for a fabulous fiesta at Dora's house! Drive Tico's car, build the walls of Rainbow Bridge or jump across the lake to arrive at Dora's house to play drums and pretend to cook Latin American foods.