Sept. 2–15; tickets on sale now
During the 6th annual Broadway Week, you can buy 2-for-1 tickets to 19 Broadways shows including Annie, Once, Big Fish, as well as favorites such as the Lion King, Mamma Mia, Wicker, and Jersey Boy. The promotion is a production of NYC & Company and sponsored by American Express, Amtrak, NBC 4, and The Broadway League.
www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek; ticket prices vary
El Museo del Barrio
Book signing to follow in El Café
September 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
El Museo del Barrio and La Casa Azul Bookstore welcome award winning Dominican-American writer and author Junot Diaz for a reading from This is How You Lose Her, now available in paperback. He will open the floor to audience questions and will sign copies of this book and his other books (available for sale on-site) immediately following the program. This program is presented in collaboration with La Casa Azul Bookstore.
Carolyn Wonderland w/ Sasha Dobson
City Winery, 155 Varick Street
Aug. 27, 5–7:30 p.m.
For her third album “Aquarius”, Sasha Dobson, a standout vocalist on the American jazz scene, has created her first album as a songwriter; a raw, honest collection of elegant garage rock, produced by friend and collaborator Joel Hamilton (Sparklehorse, Black Keys, Tom Waits). Food and beverages will be available for purchase—there will be an assortment of wines from City Winery, ice cold beer from Radeberger, ice cream and ice cream sandwiches from Jacques Torres, and hot dogs and other snacks offered by Great Performances.
Uncle Tom vs. Uncle Sam
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Aug. 22–31 at 8 p.m.
An interracial couple plans to adopt. She would love to adopt a child of color, same as if they would be able to have children naturally. He only wants to adopt a white child.
Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy
International Center for Photography
On view weekends, Aug. 24–Sept. 22
In collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York, International Center for Photography presents a photography exhibition detailing the damage and recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Drawn from an open call for submissions from the public that drew over 5,000 entries, the exhibition will include 100 works by more than 90 professional photographers, community members, and bystanders who photographed the effects of the devastating storm and the subsequent recovery efforts.
‘A Postcolonial Kinderhood’ Revisited
The Jewish Museum
Aug. 23–Oct. 20
In 1993 the Jewish Museum commissioned Elaine Reichek to create an installation that explored her personal identity. She was a natural for the project: her work at the time was preoccupied with marginalized cultures—Irish, Native American, and other threatened peoples. A Postcolonial Kinderhood, installed in 1994, probed the fears and embarrassments—real or imagined—that still prevailed among many American Jews.
The Civil War and American Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Galleries 964–965 & 955
Closing Sept. 2
This major loan exhibition considers how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath. Landscapes and genre scenes—more than traditional history paintings—captured the war’s impact on the American psyche. The exhibition proposes significant new readings of many familiar masterworks—some sixty paintings and eighteen photographs created between 1852 and 1877—including outstanding landscapes by Frederic E. Church and Sanford R. Gifford, paintings of life on the battlefront and the home front by Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, and photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and George N. Barnard.
www.metmuseum.org; $12–$25 suggested
‘Mostly Mozart’ Closing Night
Lincoln Center—Avery Fisher Hall
Aug. 23–24, 8 p.m.
The 2013 Mostly Mozart Festival comes to a conclusion with Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra performing Mozart’s magnificent final triptych of symphonies, including the “Jupiter.” Program includes: Mozart’s symphony Numbers 39, 40, and 41.