Under the Radar Festival
Wed, Jan 4—Sun, Jan 15
Organized by Public Theater, Under the Radar presents new works by international solo artists and ensemble groups. Subjects explored this year include Susan Sontag, Greek tragedy (a 15-year-old boy killed in a 2008 political protest), medical chimerism and Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
New York Guitar Festival
Fri, Jan 6—Sun, Jan 29
The New York Guitar Festival gives renowned musicians a chance to explore every aspect of the guitar’s personality. Among those charged with scoring a soundtrack to the silent films of comic genius Buster Keaton are Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Dan Zanes, My Brightest Diamond (Shara Worden) and Kaki King. Other events include a marathon of Italian guitar music and a tribute to Jim Hall.
The Art & Music of Terezín
92nd Street Y
Wed, Jan 11—Mon, Feb 6
This series examines the music, art and educational activity of Terezín, a ghetto-like concentration camp in Bohemia that the Nazis used for propaganda purposes. The program includes a panel discussion with survivors; a lecture series modeled after those given at the camp; and Terezín music performed by the Nash Ensemble of London, baritone Wolfgang Holzmair and pianists Shai Wosner and Russell Ryan.
Best Documentaries from the African Diaspora International Film Festival
Teachers College at Columbia
Fri, Jan 13—Sun, Jan 15
The 2011 festival’s award-winning documentaries wowed both audiences and the press. If you missed them the first time around, here’s your second chance—or see them again. These films feature stories from Cameroon, Tanzania, 19th-century America and the Mexican Revolution.
Tues, Jan 17–Sat, Feb 4
Here’s everyone’s big break into showbiz—two-for-one tickets to Broadway productions. Shows participating in Broadway Week for the first time include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Road to Mecca, Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, Stick Fly, and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.