Friday, December 6
An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street
Ring in the holiday season with this musical celebration now in its seventh year. Each year, audiences have listened to this event that features songs like "The January Man," "Christmas in the Trenches," and the sing along favorite "Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake."
Intergenerational Potluck Dinner and Movie
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West
Bring a dish for four ? either salad, meat, vegetable, dessert or drink (wine's good) and join for this meal sponsored by Ethics for Children, Teen Ethical Leadership and the Membership Development Committee. A movie, "Bully," will be shown and discussed. Come eat, drink, converse, be entertained and have a great time.
Saturday, December 7
Whiskers in Wonderland: Pet Adoption
Petco , Columbus Square, 805 Columbus Avenue at 98th Street
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, features more than 300 loveable cats, kittens, and rabbits just waiting to be welcomed into new homes for the holidays. In return, these furry new friends will give the gift of unconditional love.
BRITTEN100, "Music Magnifical and Mighty"
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, West 87th Street, btwn Broadway and West End Avenue
7 p.m. $30; $25 students/seniors/advance
an evening of works celebrating the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten. he program will feature Britten's rarely performed early work The Company of Heaven and the U.S. première of Psalm 23 for chorus and strings by David Matthews, who early in his career was an assistant to Britten.
Sunday, December 8
Fourth Universalist Holiday Market
160 Central Park West
The Fourth Universalist Society will host its annual market, feature locally hand-made jewelry, art, stationery, and children's items alongside a festive array of holiday foods and beverages such for purchase. Mulled cider and peppermint pastel mints will be among the offerings.
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Celebrating the Late Works of Morton Feldman
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
$20; $10 students and seniors
Pianist Aleck Karis presents a one-night only concert dedicated to late works of the iconoclastic composer Morton Feldman.
Family Fun Event End of Year Multi Cultural Celebration
Ansche Chesed, 251 W 100th St
Music, food and fun for all! With the days getting shorter and colder, it's time to come inside and celebrate the warmth of our families.
Monday, December 9
Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Performance
Carnegie Hall, 57th and 7th Avenue.
$7.50 - $50
Conductor Benjamin Zander, performs four works from different musical styles and countries. Works include, Verdi overture to La forza del destino, Michael Gandolfi "The Zeroroom" from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and "Soliton Waves" from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Victoria Wilson in Conversation With Foster Hirsch
Barnes and Noble 82nd and Broadway, 2289 Broadway
Victoria Wilson's biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940, is the subject of a discussion with Brooklyn College's film professor, Foster Hirsch.
Tuesday, December 10
Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in "Our Voices"
Paul Hall, 155 W 65th Street, btwn Amsterdam and Columbus avenues
$20; $10 students/seniors
Juilliard Jazz musicians perform original student-composed works that highlight the unique musical and compositional styles created within the Juilliard Jazz Division.
Human Rights Day and the Role of the United Nations
A screening of the documentary film U.N. Me which will be followed by a panel discussion on the role of the UN in human rights issues, international law, and justice. U.N. Me filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a trip through the farcical world of the United Nations, exposing how an organization created to ennoble mankind actually enables chaos and global discord.
Wednesday, December 11
Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Lab Orchestra
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, btwn Amsterdam and Columbus avenues
11 a.m. ? 1 p.m.
Juilliard performers share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.
Thursday, December 12
Are You With It?
York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
UnsungMusicalsCo. presents a reading of this 1945 musical comedy, with book by Emmy Award winners George Balzer and Sam Perrin, with music by Harry Revel and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt. This story follows an accountant who misplaces a decimal point, quits his job, and joins the circus. Go under the big top with Wilbur Haskins, his fiancée, and the show folk who turn their world upside down.
Certainly Known Yet Hardly Shown
Part of the silent clown film series. Three Ages (1923) with Buster Keaton and Pay Day (1922) with Charlie Chaplin. Live piano accompaniment.