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Dirty Looks, a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video, presents an evening of video work by Charles Atlas. With a career that spans 30-years, Atlas is one of the world’s most stalwart and vibrant videogrpahers of queer cultures and contemporary dance. This program will host a premiere of material from Turning, a feature-length collaboration between Atlas and Antony Hegarty, on the eve of the Museum of Modern Art commissioned Antony and the Johnsons’ Swanlights performance at Radio City Music Hall. 


Join us on February 1st for the first New York performance by emerging young talent, Borys Ostapienko. In 2013, this 19-year-old engineering student from Toronto traveled to Ukraine where he won first place in the most prestigious bandura competition. His playing combines impressive technical mastery of the instrument with nuanced musicianship and creative, idiomatic arrangements. The concert is organized as part of the Bandura Downtown series curated by Julian Kytasty, who will introduce the gifted young musician.


Churner and Churner presents an exhibition of works by Taylor Mead, magister ludi of the American underground in film, poetry, and painting. The exhibition focuses on works from the 1980s––many never before seen––and a new set of drawings based on Mead’s “Fairy Tale Poem.” The exhibition opens on January 12 with a poetry reading by the artist.


The Beatles' music changed pop culture and the course of history, and, today their music lives on.  Now fans have a rare opportunity to relive the music and experience the most celebrated band ever.  One of the most loved and celebrated tributes of it's kind, Beatlemania is for true fans only...  


Join the Preservation Resource Center at the Top of the Standard for Jazzed in January! On January 12th, celebrate the continued rebirth of one of the most culturally rich cities in the country by joining chairs Alexa Georges, Greg Morey, Holly Sharp Snodgrass, and Karen Solomon for an evening to remember.


In his twelfth solo show at the Feldman Gallery, Edwin Schlossberg will exhibit a series of new paintings that combine stenciled text and abstract images on aluminum panels. In “Beneath Suddenly,” Schlossberg investigates patterns of perception by refracting the visual field with reflective surfaces created from Scotchlite and dust of lapis lazuli, ruby, and silver.


Critically acclaimed, Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War details an alternate global history, the cold war was decided not by détente, not by nuclear holocaust, but by massive robot invasion. Among the survivors, a team of Russian radio hosts, warmed to a lost culture of 1950s Americana, broadcast a story of brothers’ love drawn straight from the American heartland. Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War combines 1950s radio drama, vintage country music, and Soviet science in a sci-fi surrealist War of the Worlds meets A Prairie Home Companion examination of American nostalgia.


Perhaps you think of yourself as an aficionado, an oenophile, or a wine geek, or, maybe you just need a lesson in wine 101.  Well then, the Chelsea Wine Vault has the class for you. Wether you want to start a collection or learn how to pronounce 'Mourvèdre,' they'll expose you to some of the world’s best wines for you to drink and discuss, including well-aged bottles and best bets for longevity. 

 


Looking for a kid friendly New Years bash?  Madame Tussaud's infamous wax museum will have a offer something (or someone) for everyone. With a live dj, an open bar (for the elders), and enough teen pop stars to keep your kids entertained all evening.  


In the 1800’s Charles Dickens came through the neighborhood where the Canal Park Playhouse is situated, telling a brand new story of Bob Cratchet and Ebeneezer Scrooge. 200 years later, some think the ghost of Dickens has come back to share his story with us and some think actor Jimmy Kieffer has channeled his spirit to tell this holiday tale. See the show and decide for yourself.