|World culture, local train.
JP Jofre proves it's better with a bandoneon when he and his New Tango Quartet give a concert(ina) at Joe's Pub on August 28th, 7:30pm. $15
Check in to The Australian, 20 W. 38th [5th/6th] 212.869.8601, for live Australian football aka Aussie Rules aka Footy, usually on Friday and Saturday at midnight.
Ted Muehling Selects Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection—163 pieces by Vienna's J & L. Lobmeyr from 1835 to the present.
It's the end of all strain/It's the joy in your heart, it's the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim at Jazz at Lincoln Center, August 17th-22nd, 7:30pm and 9:30pm, plus an 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday. $30-$35.
Canadian Poets Presents Poetry is the title (poetic license apprently trumping grammatical correctness) of the event at Bryant Park on August 17th, 7-8:30pm in the Reading Room. Free.
See how The Birthday in Chinese Art spans millennia on vases, panels, tapestries and lacquer boxes. At the Met Museum.
No matter how hot it is outside, the timba (Cuban salsa) from Tiempo Libre will make you want to move it and shake it. At the WFC Winter Garden, August 4th, 7pm. Free.
At Howard Greenberg, 41 E. 57th [Mad/Park] 212.334.0010, images by Miroslav Tichý (many NSFW), the eccentric photographer now in his 80s, whose sometimes stealth images, mostly of women, are compelling, though often discomfiting.
The film version of Colette's Julie de Carneilhan stars Edwige Feuillère, the First Lady of French cinema (at least in the 40s and 50s). It will be screened at the French Institute tomorrow, 12:30pm, 4pm, and 7:30pm.
Jan Holthoff, graduate of Düsseldorf's famed Art Academy, has an exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 W. 25th [10th/11th] 646.486.4730, called Lost Place, in which the figurative straddles the abstract. Through July 31st.
Bollywood Funk NYC gives contemporary Bollywood dance classes—you know you want to.
Israeli writer and director Samuel Maoz's gripping movie Lebanon, about his experiences in the 1982 war, opens August 6th at Sunshine Cinema.
Whatever Mario Batali does, sign us up. And that goes for his ambitious new emporium Eataly in the old Toy Building, in which the foods of Italy get a worthy showcase. Opens end of summer-ish.
It's the 4th annual gathering of Kekene with the Kotchegna Dance Company and the Ivory Coast All-Stars featuring traditional dance from the Ivory Coast. Two shows, July 31st, at JKO High School 120 W. 46th [6th/7th].
Sadako & 1,000 Cranes: Kamishibai Storytelling & Origami Crane Making will be held at Tribute WTC Visitor Center on August 7th . Free.
Girl by Girl is a home-grown hit—student film, cable TV show, and now movie—about a teenage girl who seems to be all hormones, all the time. Tomorrow night, 7pm, at Tribeca Cinemas.
Vieux Farka Touré, son of Ali Farka Touré, brings his blissful music to MetroTech's commons, courtesy of BAM. This Thursday, 12 noon. Free.
It would be a shame if Alamar fell by the summer-blockbuster-syndrome wayside. It's a spellbinder about a father and son who take a trip together where not much—and everything—happens. At Film Forum.
Dark Heavens: Hunters and Shamans of Mongolia is an exhibition of unforgettable images of Mongolia by Hamid Sardar. At Tibet House, 22 W. 15th [5th/6th] 212.807.0563, through August 20th.
Singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche, from Bergen, Norway, has an international following for his irresistible tunes. He's at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night, 9pm. Be sure to stay for JBM (Jesse Marchant), too. $10.
OK, it's not an actual country, but the 25,000 or so Pacific Islands that are grouped under this name have an amazing array of musical instruments, shown in the Met's exhibit Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments of Oceania.
At the Gugg, The Geometry of Kandinsky and Malevich and the artists' approach to the fledgling abstraction style.
Swedish fashion and the green ethos get a celebration at Scandinavia House, 58 Park [37th/38th] 212.847.9737, in the show Eco Chic, through August 21st.
The truly extraordinary British novelist David Mitchell astounds again with The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.
Ukraine-Sweden: At the Crossroads of History chronicles a time when Ukraine was longing for independence and Sweden recognized it as a sovereign country.
History and memory are entwined, if not always a neat match in Project 93 by Ding Q. Lê at MoMA, a reflection, via videos and installations, on the helicopter and the Vietnam War.
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