Friday, Decemeber 13
The Big Apple Circus Benefits Citymeals-on-Wheels
Damrosh Park on 30 Lincoln Center Plaza
$35 - $175
100 percent of all tickets purchased for this show will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels and provide thousands of frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers with a lifeline of nutritious home-delivered meals and companionship. Performances by high-flying trapeze artists, amazing dog tricks, clowns, jugglers, an irrepressible flimflam man, acrobats, a cavalcade of magnificent steeds and wire-walkers make up the events for the night for the season's Luminosity show. Purchase tickets at www.citymeals.org/bigapple
Ethics and the Theater
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West
7-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation
Ethics and the Theater will present a reading of the play 4,000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. When Leo shows up at his grandmother Vera's New York apartment late at night, he's exhausted, dirty - and unexpected. He has been on the road, biking from Seattle, and has not communicated with anyone in some time. Vera hasn't seen Leo since her husband's funeral, years ago, but over the course of the next few weeks, as the two become reacquainted, struggling, often comically, to bridge the gaps between them and form a common front against the pain of living and loss.
Saturday, December 14
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, on 95th Street
11 a.m. $25 adults; $15 kids
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower, along with specials guests including Natalie Merchant, perform a special concert blending longtime audience favorites with holiday songs from Mitchell's nea album The Sounding Joy. Mitchell will cover renditions of great songs by Woody Guthrie, Bob Marley, The Velvet Underground, Vashti Bunyan, Gillian Welch.
Ensemble Du Monde - The Second Coming
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West
Ensemble du Monde and Music Director, Marlon Daniel, celebrate the CD release of American composer Hampson Sisler's monumental oratorio for orchestra and chorus, The Second Coming, with the world premiere performance of the complete work. The concert also features Max Bruch's iconic Scottish Fantiasie performed by Gwendolyn Howard, the dynamic 15-year-old winner of the Ensemble du Monde Young Artists Concerto Competition in 2013.
Sunday, December 15
Sundays at Seven
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51 Street
7 p.m. $12
offers a diverse, ever-changing line-up of sassy stand-up and sketch comedy. This event's line-up include, Stone and Stone (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central), Andy Pitz (Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson), Jon Fisch (Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing), Karen Bergreen (Comedy Central, Gotham Comedy Club, Author, "Perfect is Overrated "), Nancy Witter (Nick at Nite's "funniest mom", Mama's Night Out tour)
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An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration
Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
7 p.m. $65+
The Irish Arts Center's Annual Solstice Celebration featuring legendary musician and folklorist and National Heritage Award winner Mick Moloney and Riverdance on Broadway star fiddler Athena Tergis.
Monday, December 16
Ethics in Film: Contemporary Documentaries
1-3 p.m. $5
Showing The Revisionaries (2012), directed by Scott Thurman. Thurman looks at the cultural conflict over school textbook standards in Texas, as determined by the state's Board of Education. For many, the creationist views of the board's chairman run counter to the findings of modern science.
Sing We All Merrily: Early American Folk Music Christmas Concert with Linda Russell and Company
St. Michael's Church, 225 W.99th street
7:30 p.m. $15/$12 students
A musical celebration of an 18th century Christmas will trace the history of the holiday in the Colonies through carols, hymns, dance tunes, rounds and drinking songs interwoven with Yuletide poems, folklore and recipes. Hammered and mountain dulcimers, flute, bagpipes, harp, violin and cello combine to bring life to the music of Christmas Past.
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Tuesday, December 17
New York Choral Society presents Christmas at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall, 8817th Avenue, W57th Street
8 p.m. $30- $80
David Hayes conducts. The concert will open with Verdi's stunning Ave Maria, followed by Respighi's Laud To The Nativity and Finzi's In Terra Pax. Dormi, Jesu, by contemporary composer Abbie Betinis. Three Carols of the Nativity by Stephen Paulus. The second half of the concert will consist of traditional Christmas carols, arranged for chorus and orchestra by Donald Fraser.
Film Comment Double
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center,144 West 65th Street
7-10:30 p.m. $13
Double feature. The Baby: Social worker Anjanette Corner tries to come to the aid of mentally-impaired "Baby," a 21-year-old man with the mind of an infant-but mama Ruth Roman and twisted sisters Marianna Hill and Suzanne Zenor don't take well to interfering do-gooders.
Magnum Force: This superior Dirty Harry sequel pits Clint Eastwood against a vigilante death squad within the San Francisco Police Department.
Wednesday, December 18
Community Board 7 Land Use Committee Meeting
Community Board office, 250 West 87th Street
2523-2525 Broadway, New York Sports Club (West 93rd -94th Street.) Application #287-01-BZ to the Board of Standards and Appeals by TSI West 94, LLC to allow and continue operation of a physical culture establishment (PCE)/ health club at the subject premises.
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Wednesdays at One at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W 65th Street, on Central Park West
Home of the celebrated Bach Vespers series, the 109-year-old Holy Trinity Lutheran Church offers a historically-appropriate venue for the performance of early music. Part of Juilliard's Wednesdays at One Series-Juilliard musicians share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season
Thursday, December 20
Community Board 7 Youth, Education and Libraries Committee Meeting
Community Board office,
250 West 87th Street
Agenda to be announced