Friday, December 6
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in Conversation with Lynn Hirschberg
Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 91st Sreet.
Will Ferrell (star/co-writer) and Adam McKay (co-writer/director) of the upcoming film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will talk with journalist Lynn Hirschberg as Ron Burgundy, San Diego's top-rated newsman, prepares to hit New York and give Pat Kiernan a run for his money.
The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
Weill Art Gallery, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. Yet while he was a god in the batter's box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life, and while he electrified crowds across America, he shocked them too. Ben Bradlee, Jr. gives a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity.
Saturday, December 7
Herblock-The Black and White: A Tribeca Film Documentary
67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street
Herbert Block's career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon's resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block's life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary.
New York Opera Forum performs Humperdinck's Hasel und Gretel
96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.
Sunday, December 8
Barnes and Noble, 86th and Lexington Ave150 East 86th Street
Everybody's favorite magician/clown returns for a laugh-filled show. This is for all ages.
Park Avenue Annual Memorial Tree Lighting
Brick Presbyterian Church (Park Avenue and 91st Street)
The tradition of lighting fir trees on Park Avenue each winter began in 1945 when a small group of Park Avenue families, led by Mrs. Stephen C. Clark, the wife of an heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, lit trees to honor the men and women who died in WWII. Today the illuminated trees serve as a memorial to all who have lost their lives defending our country. The trees are lit on the first Sunday of December.
Monday, December 8
Woody Allen and The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band
The Carlyle, 35 E. 76th Street
Fresh off of his latest film promotion schedule, Woody Allen returns to his regular Monday night jazz gig at the Carlyle. Tickets go fast so book early.
Tuesday, December 9
Community Board 8 Youth and Education Committee
New York Blood Center 310 East 67th Street, Auditorium
2. Discussion on multi-treatment foster care featuring Robert Ward, Children's Village
3. Update on Budget for CD8 by Michael Hoffman
4. Old/New Business
5. Future Meeting Dates: January 14
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
86th and Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street
Musical Performance. Cast members from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 - hosted by composer and writer Dave Malloy - will perform selections from and sign copies of the original cast recording.
Wednesday, December 10
Rockefeller University Task Force
Public Hearing: Rockefeller University-proposes to build a low research building (two-stories with rooftop pavillions) and a one-story conference center in air space over the FDR Drive adjacent to its campus, plus a one-story recreation building in the northwest corner of the campus, a total of 181,000 square feet. In addition, the University proposes to make improvements to the East River Esplanade, and repairs to the seawall, adjacent to the project.
Humans of New York
Barnes and Noble, 50 East 86th Street (86th and Lexington Ave)
Author event. Humans of New York is a photoblog and bestselling book featuring street portraits and interviews collected in New York City. Started in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, over 6,000 portraits have been gathered thus far.
Thursday, December 12
Tis The Season - Films with Holiday Scenes
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, starring Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig. Directed by Roy Rowland, 1945, b and w. A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin.
The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
$30 - $135
director Robert Wilson's reimagining of performance artist Marina Abramovi?'s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. Abramovi?, who plays herself as well as her imposing mother, is joined by world-renowned actor Willem Dafoe and singer Antony, performing original music and songs created for this 'quasi opera.' U.S. premiere. Through December 21st