From Audra McDonald's newest show on Broadway to the first-ever READ book fair at the Brooklyn Museum to Malpaso Dance Company, which is here straight from Havana, this is a busy and exciting week of culture in NYC. We've picked our favorite events opening in the week ahead. What are YOU craving?
ReelAbilities — a film festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities — runs from March 10 through 16. Some of the screenings are at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium.
It’s been exactly five years since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. A exhibition of photographic responses to the disaster, In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, debuts at the Japan Society on Friday, March 11.
PUBLIQuartet injects fresh perspective into the classical music scene with a focus on presenting newly composed works by New York City’s emerging and established composers. The group performs at BAM on Friday at 9:30 PM.
The New Victory’s newest show — Fly — begins on Friday. Good for kids ages 10 and up, it’s a play incorporating dance and video about the Tuskegee Airmen.
Craving a little Justin Timberlake, Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, and One Direction? There’s a Boy Band Sing Along on Friday night at Union Hall.
On Saturday, see 600 Highwaymen’s newest creation, The Total People, which is part of the French Institute’s TILT Kids Festival.
Calling all Brooklynites! On Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 5 PM, the Brooklyn Museum presents READ Brooklyn. Explore everything from science fiction to graphic novels, cookbooks to artists’ books by Brooklyn authors at this new Brooklyn book fair. The fair includes an exciting lineup of readings and signings. See the whole lineup on the Museum’s website.
Families can celebrate the Persian New Year at the Asia Society at Spring Into Nowruz! A Kurdish youth dance company will perform, families can watch an interactive story, and participate in activities — from decorating eggs to making clay fish.
Shona Reppe performs a reimagined puppet version of Cinderella at BAM on Saturday and Sunday.