Friday, January 31
Ballet Looks to the Future and Function of Beauty in Dance
92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
8 p.m., $15
How has a dance form developed in sixteenth century France emerged as arguably the most adaptable and enduring style of theatrical dance? Despite its rarified origins, ballet has evolved to become relevant and popular all around the world and many contemporary choreographers try their hands at ballet. Is ballet simply about beauty? Is that its strength? What's the difference between prettiness and beauty? How will ballet keep changing in the future?
Saturday, February 1
XRP Benefit Concert for Central Park East II School
New York Academy of Medicine,1216 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street
6 p.m., $8 kids; $18 adults
The Central Park East Ii School Parent Association ex-Rockapella members (two of whom are CPE fathers) who will perform a benefit concert to support the school.
Sunday, February 2
World Politics with Ralph Buultjens: Russia - Putin, Politics and the Winter Olympics
92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd street
7:30 p.m., $29
Drawing on his vast knowledge and understanding of how conflicts in one part of the world affect peace in another, Buultjens offers insight
you can't find anywhere else. Ralph Buultjens, a leading analyst of world affairs, examines critical issues in international politics. Buultjens is a professor at New York University and the author of 10 books. Due to the fast-changing nature of global politics, topics may change.
Monday, February 3
The 19th Precinct Community Council
53 East 67th Street, Third floor
7 p.m., Free
The speaker will be Councilman Dan Garodnick. Public is welcome. Refreshments provided by Butterfield Market.
A Special Appearance with America's Doctor: Mehmet Oz
8 p.m., $29
Named one of the most influential people of the 21st century by Forbes, Esquire and Time, the world-renowned heart surgeon shares his approach to health, healing and living well. Tackling topics from metabolism to boosting energy, and stress management to anti-aging, Dr. Oz shares new information on your most pressing health matters and talks about his latest venture, a new magazine he's
launching with Hearst.
Tuesday, February 4
City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection
Museum of City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
10-6 p.m., $10; $6 students/seniors
Explores the cultural phenomenon of New York City graffiti art, beginning with historical photographs of graffiti long erased from subways and buildings, and delving into paintings and sketchbooks collected by Martin Wong (1946-1999). Graffiti emerged as a powerful form of self-expression in New York City in the 1970s.
Decadent Duos: Pairing Dark Chocolate & Beverages
92y, Lexington Avenue at 91 Street
7 p.m., $45
Beer and chocolate? Red wine and chocolate? Delight your palate at this guided tasting of gourmet chocolate and explore the many ways it can be paired with tea, coffee, beer, wine and spirits. Host is Francine Segan.
Wednesday, February 5
Jackie Collins: Confessions of a Wild Child
86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street
Best-selling literary goddess Jackie Collins discusses and signs copies of her latest 'Lucky Santangelo' novel, Confessions of a Wild Child.
Community Board 8 Transportation Committee
Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 East 67th Street, Rm 103
6:30 p.m., Free
The board's transportation committee will discuss issues related to traffic, public transit and safe streets. Public is welcome.
Thursday February 6
Hunter College Distinguished Writer Series: Tracy K. Smith
695 Park Avenue, East Building 1700
7:30 p.m., Free
This series is presented by the MFA program in Creative Writing at Hunter College offers promising writers the opportunity to study and practice the art of writing small, intensive workshops and seminars.
212-772-4007; firstname.lastname@example.org; hunter.cuny.edu
Film: Murder at the Vanities
96th Street Librairy, btwn Park & Lexignton Avenues
4 p.m., Free
Before modern film code ratings. Murder backstage at the first night of Earl Carroll's Vanities. A short film will precede the feature. 89 minutes, b&w. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, 1934. Starring Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jock Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael.
Celebrating 50 Years of The Beatles in the USA
92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
On Thursday February 6th 1964, the Beatles were preparing to leave London for their first U.S, visit. The following day they were greeted by thousands of young American fans at JFK Airport. Within minutes of their arrival, using their self-effacing wit, they had totally charmed the cynical New York press corps. After that, the rest of the nation was a breeze. On the Sunday evening, they performed live to a record-breaking 73 million viewers on the "Ed Sullivan Show" - a whopping 40 percent of the population was tuned in. Moderated by Martin Lewis.