Things to Do Around NYC: November 11–17

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
November 9, 2016 Updated: November 9, 2016



Matcha Ceremony With Ishikawa Artisans
Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Harney & Sons SoHo, 433 Broome St.
Souheki Mori, who has been preparing traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for 20+ years will teach and share with you this timeless ritual. For this special occasion, four artisans from Ishikawa, Japan, will show their beautiful works during the tea ceremony. $55.

Ishikawa Traditional Arts
Nov. 13 at 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
KOSAKA, 220 W. 13th St.
Traditional arts, crafts, and the latest products from Kanazawa City, Ishikawa, Japan. Kanazawa was registered as a UNESCO ‘Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art’. KOSAKA Art is proud to assist with gaining exposure for Kanazawa Group in expanding their products into New York City. $70 per workshop.

3-D Auteurs Film Festival
Nov. 11–29
Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.
A 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history’s most distinguished directors spans 3-D’s earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Méliès) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including westerns, film noir, and science fiction. $14.


White Light Festival
Through Nov. 16
Lincoln Center
This year we focus on what it means to be human in an increasingly fractious world—a world where communication, compassion, and creative expression remain vital to our survival as a global community. The festival opens with the Rundfunkchor Berlin’s Human Requiem, an intimate reinvention of Brahms’s masterful “Ein deutsches Requiem.”

New York & The Nation
The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History
170 Central Park West
Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. $20 for adults, $12 for students, $15 for seniors.


Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
Nov. 16–Dec. 21, Wednesdays, 4–5 p.m.
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd St., Brooklyn
A class of five exercises including meditation. Come relieve your stress and anxieties, increase your energy and vitality, and enjoy peace of mind. Free.


Thursday Nights at the Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
See all that the Brooklyn Museum has to offer—compliments of Squarespace. Get access to world-class permanent collections and tours of special exhibitions and events like films and salsa dancing. Free.

Pushing the Envelope: A Decade of Documentary at the Cinema Eye Honors
Nov. 4–Jan. 8
Museum of Moving Image, Queens
Highlights from the Cinema Eye Honors’ first decade with a series featuring more than twenty films that have won or been nominated, along with a few key films released in the year before that inaugural Cinema Eye Honors award ceremony.



Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion
Nov. 8–Feb. 5
Galleries 980–981 at the Met Fifth Avenue
The Costume Institute’s fall 2016 exhibition will feature significant acquisitions of the past 10 years and explore how the department has honed its collecting strategy to amass masterworks of the highest aesthetic and technical quality, including iconic works by designers who have changed fashion history and advanced fashion as an art form. $12–$25 suggested.

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Nov. 9–13
Pier 94, 711 12th Ave.
Preeminent exhibitors showcasing impressive collections of antique and estate jewelry, Asian antiquities, sculpture, textiles, American and European silver, furniture, fine art, and more. $20.

Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court
Nov. 16–Feb. 19
The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St.
The Frick Collection is organizing the first exhibition to focus on Pierre Gouthière (1732–1813), the great French bronze chaser and gilder who worked for Louis XV and Louis XVI. The exhibition will shed new light on the artist’s production, life, and workshop through the presentation of twenty-one objects from public and private collections.

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant
Through Jan. 8
The Met Fifth Avenue
Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806)—one of the most forward-looking and inventive artists of the 18th century—was equally skilled in painting, drawing, and etching. Unlike many old masters for whom drawing was a preparatory tool, Fragonard explored the potential of chalk, ink, and wash to create sheets that were works of art in their own right. $12–$25 suggested.

Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene: An Italian Baroque Masterpiece From the Norton Simon Museum
Through Jan. 22
The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St.
Guido Cagnacci was one of the most eccentric painters of seventeenth-century Italy, infamous for the unconventionality of both his art and his lifestyle.


Renaissance Maiolica: Painted Pottery for Shelf and Table
Through May 29
The Met Fifth Avenue
This exhibition of Renaissance maiolica, drawn exclusively from The Met’s world-renowned collection, will celebrate the publication of Maiolica, Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Timothy Wilson. As Wilson writes, “Painted pottery, at its most ambitious, is a serious form of Italian Renaissance art, with much to offer those interested in the wider culture of this astoundingly creative period.” $12–$25 suggested.

On Time: The Quest for Precision
Through Nov. 19
Grolier Club at 47 E. 60th St.
From sundials to atomic clocks, the story of the development of precision in timekeeping is documented in rare books and journals from the fifteenth century to the present. Curator Bruce Bradley tells a timely story with 86 illustrated books that graphically and artistically depict the sweep of timekeeping. Free.

Splendors of Korean Art
Through Sept. 17
The Met Fifth Avenue
Thirteen masterpieces on loan from the National Museum of Korea are highlighted, including Silla gold jewelry and pottery, Goryeo Buddhist sculpture and celadon, and Joseon porcelain and paintings—some of which have never before crossed the Pacific Ocean. $12–$25 suggested.


Through Nov. 20
The Museum at FIT
Uniformity explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, considering both their social role and their influence on high fashion. The exhibition is organized thematically to focus on four categories of uniforms: military, work, school, and sports.

Fabergé From the Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection
Through Nov. 27
The Met Fifth Avenue
Louisiana heiress and philanthropist Matilda Geddings Gray (1885–1971) acquired her first object by Fabergé in 1933. An artist herself, with a refined aesthetic sensibility, she was a sophisticated collector, while the name of the Russian artist-jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920) was almost unknown in the United States. Over the following years, Matilda Geddings Gray amassed one of the finest Fabergé collections in the world, and Fabergé’s art has become widely known and internationally sought after. $12–$25 suggested.



Manon Lescaut
Nov. 14–Dec. 10
Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko stars in the title role, a heroine as alluring and irresistible as her adored city of Paris. Marcelo Alvarez is her obsessed lover in the opera that made Puccini famous, showcased in Richard Eyre’s heated,1940s film noir–inspired production, with Marco Armiliato on the podium. From $32.

Dec. 12–Jan. 7
Metropolitan Opera
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people. From $27.

L’Amour de Loin
Dec. 1–29
Metropolitan Opera
Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Malkki makes her Met debut. From $25.

The Magic Flute
Dec. 20–Jan. 5
Metropolitan Opera
The Met’s English-language family adaptation of Mozart’s sublime and mystical journey, a new holiday tradition in the city, returns in Julie Taymor’s fanciful production. Young stars Layla Claire and Ben Bliss are the fairy-tale princess and prince, and Christopher Maltman reprises his acclaimed interpretation of the bird-catcher Papageno. Special holiday pricing and weekday matinees are available for this abridged version, conducted by Antony Walker. From $25.

Don Pasquale
Dec. 2 & 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Ades Performance Space at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave.
$30 adults, $15 students and seniors.

La Clemenza di Tito
Dec. 8–10 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Neidorff-Karpati Hall at Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave.
$30 adults, $15 students and seniors.


Guillaume Tell
Through Nov. 12
Metropolitan Opera
Rossini’s epic telling of the William Tell fable returns to the Met stage after an absence of more than 80 years, in a new production by Pierre Audi. Gerald Finley sings one of his signature roles as Tell, the revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Marina Rebeka is Mathilde and Bryan Hymel is her suitor, Arnold. Fabio Luisi conducts Rossini’s final, crowning operatic achievement. From $27.[/color]

Through April 20
Metropolitan Opera
The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Three commanding sopranos—Liudmyla Monastyrska, Latonia Moore, and Krassimira Stoyanova—appear in the title role, the slave girl Aida,who is secretly a princess. Ekaterina Gubanova and Violeta Urmana are the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Marco Berti is the hero Radamès, caught between them. Marco Armiliato and Daniele Rustioni conduct. From $25.


Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico
Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse
Direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s premier ballet and contemporary dance company makes a triumphant return to New York during Puerto Rican Heritage Month. $10–$25.

On Kentucky Avenue
Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
Kingsborough College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn
There once was a hot, jumpin’ street in Atlantic City called Kentucky Avenue. Tucked right in the middle and reigning supreme was Club Harlem, host to such legends as Sammy Davis Jr., Duke Ellington, Richard Pryor, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Temptations. On Kentucky Avenue takes us back to a time of great entertainment, leggy showgirls, elegant crooners, uproarious comedians, and a hot, live band. The show features an original score interwoven with hit songs of the time, such as “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” “Shout,” and “Old Black Magic.” $32–$37.



Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad–A Spiritual Journey
Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera
The soprano makes an historic return to the Met—accompanied by choir and special guests—in a recital of Spirituals inspired by the journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad. From $25.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
Beethoven’s monumental choral symphony – with the triumphal “Ode to Joy”—is the most powerful celebration of Man’s faith and freedom ever written. It captures our musical imagination like no other work in the repertory. Featuring Angela Brown, Teresa Buchholz, John Pickle, and Erik Kroncke. $30–$100.

New York Philharmonic Ensembles
Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St.
Up close and personal, an Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. $36.

New York Symphony Orchestra 2016 Fall Concert
Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St.
Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Op. 54. $30.


Park Armory Recital Series
Through Nov. 20
634 Park Ave.
Since its reopening, the Belle Epoque splendor of the Board of Officers Room has shown through in magical recitals that invoke the salon culture of the Gilded Age. Featuring recitals by Lisette Oropesa, Roderick Williams with Jenny Agutter and Susie Allan; Kristof Barati amd Klara Wurtz; and Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin; as well as two Lindemann Young Artist Concerts; and Roomful of Teeth.

Spiral Music
Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th St.
Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Free.


Tony Danza: Standards & Stories
Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd.
Emmy-nominated song-and-dance man Tony Danza performing his newest one-man show, Standards & Stories. Accompanied by his talented four-piece band, Brooklyn-born Danza will perform a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, including “My Way,” “Pennies from Heaven,” “I’ll be Seeing You,” and “It Was a Very Good Year,” along with selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (in which Danza starred), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. $35–$55.