Friday, January 24
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue on 25th Street
8 p.m., $25
The company will perform Javier Dzul's Mexico Maya, an evening length journey through the rich history of Maya and Mexico into contemporary western culture. Performed in three sections, the work opens with a telling of the Maya creation legend of the twins who had the power to play ball with the stars, moons and sun. They were summoned to the underworld and sacrificed, but their blood created the first human being. The second and third sections are devoted the Javier Dzul's experiences and life in the U.S. and his vision for the future.
Rubin Museum of Art,150 West 17th Street, btwen 6th and 7th avenues
6 p.m., Free
Every Friday night the Café at the Museum becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs. Admission to the galleries. Drink specials from 6-7 p.m. The Catholic Fellowship will have a separate area reserved for us in the lounge. Meet some new people, make some new friends and experience the unique collection, display, and preservation of the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially that of Tibet
Saturday, January 25
My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street btwn Church and Broadway
7 p.m., $15-$25
Follows two estranged sisters, one needy mother and one intolerable sheep. Stuck in a forgotten prairie town, clashing sisters Sarah and Hannah unite when they attempt to housebreak mom's beloved sheep, Vicky, the lone survivor of the family's former flock. But family secrets make bad shepherds. And the sisters must choose: reconcile their past or sacrifice their future. Runs January 25 ?to February 15, Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m.
Municipal Art Society, TBA after ticket purchase
11 a.m., $20+
On this tour with art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo, we will visit several of New York City's memorials: 9/11 (Reflecting Absence), Eleven Tears (the AmEx 9/11 memorial), the Irish Hunger Memorial and Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones. Other memorials, like the African Burial Ground and the Vietnam Memorial will be included in the discussion through images: what is the importance of memorials for our city? What needs do they fulfill? Which designs work best? How does their role change with time? Please note that the price of this tour includes admission to the 9/11 Memorial.
Monday, January 27
15 Gramercy Park South
Set in Italy in 1895, deals with a subject still relevant today - healthcare. If you got really sick who would you trust? The new musical is about two people trying to heal an ailing tycoon, using opposing methods. A surgeon (Roberto) and a miracle healer (Apollonia) fall deeply in love but the forces of big medicine interfere and all hell breaks loose at this heavenly spa. It'll take a miracle to get these lovers back together. But then it's Italy, where amore conquers all. RSVP only.
212-724-5282; miracolothemusical.com Tuesday, January 28
Ingrid Dee Magidson's Exhibit Gallery
Unix Gallery, 532 W 24th St
10-6 p.m., Free
In her three-dimensional, enigmatic portraits of kings,queens, nobility, and courtiers from centuries past, Ingrid Dee Magidson brings back to life her subjects and re-imagines these individuals to immortalize them in time. Runs through March 4.
ESSAM in Conversation with Svetlana Mintcheva
133/141 West 21st Street, Room 101C
6:30 p.m., Free
New York-based street artist ESSAM (a.k.a. Essam Attia, BFA 2011 Photography) and Svetlana Mintcheva, founding director of the Arts Advocacy Project at the National Coalition Against Censorship, talk about art in the street as distinct from art in a museum, regulations of public space and the relationship between an artist's mission and the constraints of the law. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department.
136 West 21st Street, Room 418F
7 p.m., Free
Brad Smith, director of photography for Sports Illustrated and the former senior sports photography editor at The New York Times, discusses the editor's craft, trends in sports photography and how photographers find work at magazines. His talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by the MPS Digital Photography Department.
Wednesday, January 29th
David Krakauer's The Big Picture
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
7:30 p.m., Free
Krakauer's sextet, a new constellation of musicians, meticulously chosen to display their virtuosity and poetrywith these stimulating new arrangements and interpretations of familiar movie soundtracks by classic film music composers - among them, Marvin Hamlisch, Wojciech Kilar, Vangelis, Sergei Prokofiev, Ralph Burns, Jerry Bock, John Kander & Fred Ebb.
A lecture by artist, writer and MFA Fine Arts Chair Mark Tribe. Presented by the MFA Fine Arts Department.
Thursday, January 30
Town and Village Synaogue, 334 East 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave)
Evening of Interfaith Recitation and Music with clergy, leaders & choirs from East Village Faith Communities.