arts 01.17.13

Up Next

Check out illustrator Jenni Sparks' hand-drawn,
amazingly detailed map of NYC!

Restaurant Week is on now through February 8.

Opening tonight at International Print Center NY, 508 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.989.5090, Pop-Up! The Magical World of Movable Books, showcasing selections from the Bernard S. Shapiro collection.

The Atlantic claims this is the The Best Aerial Image of New York City You'll Ever See. Arguable, but a great image for sure.

From January 22-25, Ann Hampton Callaway builds Bridges at Birdland, a cabaret show in which the great singer performs a set about healing divides.

art At Birnam Wood Art, 514 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.242.2270, Film Noir, a show of Susan Grossman's charcoal and pastel drawings, mostly in New York settings. It's Noir minus serious menace, though the occasional, very subtle daubs of red do introduce a mysterious note. Great in any case.

photography A completely different, thoroughly captivating eye on New York, that of photographer David S. Allee, who has a show opening tonight at Morgan Lehman Gallery, 535 W. 22nd [10th/11th] 212.268.6699. He even manages to make a view on a brick wall look fresh.

theater Only in a game of Unlikeliest Co-stars would you put Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg in the same sentence, yet next month they will in fact be co-starring in the Rattlestick's production The Revisionist, written by Mr. Eisenberg. Eisenberg plays an author with writer's block who visits a relative, Redgrave (second billed, proving chivalry is dead), in Poland. Previews start February 15.

music Shara Worden has performed with The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, and most notably as My Brightest Diamond. A triple threat barely does her justice: she writes multi-genre-ational music, her voice can sound art-house mannered or gently vulnerable, sometimes simultaneously. And her shows are filled with visuals, dancing, and surprise. She's at Bowery Ballroom January 23, 8pm, $18.

What to Expect When You're Renovating, a class that will take you through the NYC apartment renovation process in two hours. If only renovation could move so swiftly. Center for Architecture, February 13, 6pm, $35.

Brooklyn (from 2008)

recent entries

What the World Needs

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

See all articles in ARTS

Get a daily dose of MUG
right in your Inbox.