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Woody Allen A to Z
Museum of Jewish Heritage – THIRTEEN membercard discount: $2 off admission
Wed, July 27

The last Woody Allen screening in this free film series at the museum, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) was inspired by the sex manual published in 1969 by Dr. David Reuben. The film, released in 1972, stars Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Tony Randall, John Carradine, Louise Lasser, Lou Jacobi and Regis Philbin.

Billy Bragg - Photo: Wiggy

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2011
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, July 27–Sun, Aug 14

Three weeks of free music and dance are held on the plazas of Lincoln Center in the festival’s 41st year. British folk singer Billy Bragg kicks off the festival on Wednesday with a participatory busk.

33rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow
Queens County Farm Museum
Fri, July 29–Sun, July 31

New York City ‘s oldest and largest powwow invites the public to three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this event held in the farm’s apple orchard. A large selection of Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods will be for sale.

A chef at the titular restaurant in Gereon Wetzel’s documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress - Courtesy of Alive Mind Cinema

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
Film Forum
Wed, July 27–Tues, Aug 9

El Bulli has been called the best restaurant in the world and Ferran Adrià, its creator, deemed a brilliant innovator, the father of molecular gastronomy, or sometimes just a crazy chef. Gereon Wetzel’s elegant, observational documentary captures the razor-sharp, science-fiction sensibility at work.

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart 2011
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, July 30–Sat, Aug 27

Now in its 45th year, this festival continues to broaden its focus to include works by Mozart’s predecessors, contemporaries and related successors. Beethoven, Stravinsky and world premieres will be performed in concerts and be part of staged music presentations, opera, dance, film and visual art.

Marga Gomez - Photo: Kent Taylor

Marga Gomez in Not Getting Any Younger
Dixon Place
Fri, July 29 & Sat, July 30

Marga Gomez spills the beans in her ninth solo show, Not Getting Any Younger, a comedy about lies, vanity and the good old days. Marga’s coming of age story begins in a dairy cow’s boudoir in the Bronx and leads to a murder in a Forever 21 department store.

A headline event of the 20th annual HOT! Festival, featuring queer performance and culture.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.