To coincide with the opening of United Enemies, Public Art Fund presents a rare public talk by Thomas Schütte on March 4th, as part of the spring talks series at The New School. For the past two decades, the contemplation of fundamental questions about our contemporary human condition has been a central concern in this ongoing sculptural series. In his talk, Schütte will consider the relationship between sculpture and scale throughout his work in the public realm.
New York's leading presenter of young comic talent, will present - “Into The Wild” for their St. Patrick’s Day show on March 17th. Kids 'N Comedy' offer a turntable of talented teens and 'tweens from the tri-state area a chance to live out a dream. Each comic performs his/her own material, which is screened to be free of profanity and abrasive or crude "low" humor. They do, however, venture into edgy comic terrain: politics, getting old, even death. They don’t, however, ask you to wear a tie.
One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric will be at the Canal Park Playhouse through Sunday, March 24th, with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics! A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments.
On Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd, the second installment of Synth Nights, a new intergenerational electronic music series previews. Each night will feature legendary composer David Behrman performing on a double bill with a different emerging composer duo.
One of the most significant urban developments of the 1950s and ’60s, the Prudential Center anchors the Boston skyline with its tall gray tower. It is also a historical beacon, representing a mid century moment when insurance companies like Prudential paid particular attention to how their physical presence and civic engagement reflected on their intangible product: financial security. Architectural historian Elihu Rubin tells the full story of “The Pru,” on March 7th, placing it in the political, economic, and architectural contexts of the period, and providing new insights into urban renewal in postwar America
On March 3rd, with help from the members of Percussion People, children of all ages can create their own instruments while learning about percussion instruments of all types -- bongos, triangles, marimbas, tambourines, djembe drums and more.
The first solo New York exhibition of Misha Friedman’s photographic project "PHOTO51 – Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?" is on display through March 2nd. The exhibition explores the painful reality of the modern Russian state, where corruption, in its various manifestations, has pervaded the daily lives of common citizens and the ruling elites alike. Today, when the political tensions are once again rising between the United States and the Russian Federation, Friedman’s arresting photography takes us on a journey from extortionate luxury to utter misery that exist side by side in Russian urban centers, industrial wastelands, and rural regions.
Michael Portnoy presents a new staging of his destabilizing, combinatorial game show, 27 Gnosis from March 6th – March 11th. Under the instruction of the game’s host, called the Rigid Designator, a limited group of players (culled from the audience) will compete to develop a series of confounding propositions formed through the interplay of a set of 27 “gnoses” – sculptural forms, each one representing a heuristic or conceptual tool for attaining experiential knowledge.