Friday, November 22
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, 91st Street
Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield of the Reduced Shakespeare Company cavort their way through the entire 37 canon play of Shakespeare's works in 97 minutes - including Hamlet in under one minute.
Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street, btwn 6th and 7th Avenues
Back from its tour of Germany, the company performs new and repertory works by Miro Magloire, including a premiere to music by Michel Galante, and a repeat of guest choreographer/dancer Constantine Baecher's "Allow You to Look at Me." Baecher was a nine-year member of the Royal Danish Ballet.
Saturday, November 23
Dash for Dreams
Central Park at East 72nd Street or West 72nd. Follow Terrace Drive to entrance of Central Park Drive Way
$45/55 Registration/Day of
Join Flying Kites at the second annual Dash for Dreams, a 10k run/walk through Central Park. Flying Kites is an organization working to aid orphaned children in Kenya. Helps raise money for Flying Kites scholarship program for children.
St. Agnes Library Book Sale
444 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 81 and 82 Streets
12 ? 4 p.m.
New Yorkers throughout the city contribute materials that are sorted, organized and sold by volunteers
Sunday, November 24
Juilliard Opera and Juilliard415 present Handel's Radamisto
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W 65th Street on Broadway
$30; $15 students/seniors @ boxoffice
Conducted by Julian Wachner and directed by James Darrah. Based on Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome, Radamisto is a tale of feuding royals in ancient Armenia that examines the themes of political power, and loyalty and devotion prevailing over tyrannical love. A three-act opera which first premiered in London in 1720.
(212) 721-6500; www.juilliard.edu/radamisto
Annual Seminar on Wagner and Strauss
NY Institute of Technology Auditorium, 1871 Broadway, btwn 61st and 62nd Streets
$50; $20 students
Die Frau ohne Schatten discussion. Meet the conductor, the director, professors, vocal historian, Met Cast Roundtable (all principals from the cast of Die Frau ohne Schatten).
firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-749-4561; wagnersocietyny.org
Monday, November 25
Sam Shepard's Buried Child
Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater, 155 West 65th Street
$30/$10 students/seniors at boxoffice
Daniel Fish directs Juilliard Drama's fourth-year actors in playwright Sam Shepard's Buried Child, which tells the tale of an unhappy family harboring a dark secret, unearthed by one of its members to purge them of their infamy and suggest the possibility of a new beginning.
Vladimir Jurowski Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza
$20; $10 students
Grammy-nominated Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski makes his first appearance with the Juilliard Orchestra, leading a program of early Shostakovich works, including the composer's first full-score attempt, The New Babylon, which accompanied a 1929 silent film, and Hypothetically Murdered (1926) first symphony (1924-25), which garnered international acclaim shortly after its 1926 premiere.
20th Precinct Community Council Meeting
NYPD 20th Precinct, 120 West 82nd Street
Community affairs officers and precinct council members discuss local crime issues and quality of life concerns. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday November 26
Financial Independence Getting to Point X
St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 81st and 82nd streets
5:30 ? 6:30 p.m.
Discover the ten key issues to achieving your financial goals and how to use them to realize your dream of financial independence. From saving to purchase your first car, to putting kids through college, to planning for retirement, to preserving your estate for your loved ones, financial goals change from one stage of life to the next. This presentation will provide you with strategies to reach financial independence.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 66th and 66th
All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Help us Bake 150 Pies
St. Paul and St. Andrew, 236 West 86th Street
Come help St. Paul and Andrew's Church bake 150+ pies and 1000 cookies for Goddard Riverside's Thanksgiving Dinner.
Health and Human Services Committee
Community Board 7 office, 250 West 87th Street
Madge Rosenberg and Barbara Van Buren, Co-Chairpersons.
Wednesday November 27
Strength Exercise Class
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West
A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Interfaith Upper West Side Thanksgiving Service
86th St. at West End Avenue
Join your neighbors as West Side congregations come together for an interfaith Thanksgiving service. West End Synagogue and St. Paul and Andrew's United Methodist Church are in partnership.
212- 579-0777; westendsynagogue.org
Thursday November 28
Ethics in Stories from Faith and Folk Traditions
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street , Adler Study, Room 514
7 ? 8:30 p.m.
Explore the ethics communicated in myths, parables and stories from cultures around the world. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the human experience, e.g., family, friendship, and integrity.