Doug Varone & Dancers
Joyce Theater (WNET membercard partner: 20% off day of performance tickets, subject to availability; walk-up orders only)
Tues, March 15–Sun, March 20
Doug Varone and his exquisite dancers take the Joyce stage for the New York premiere of the acclaimed work, Chapters of a Broken Novel. Kindled by a bold cinematic score by David Van Tieghem, Varone’s Chapters reveals a world teeming with everyday moments exposed for their beauty and rawness.
Mon, March 14–Sat, April 9
In spite of the tragic disasters that befell Japan this past week, this citywide cultural festival goes on. Led by conductor Seiji Ozawa and featuring classical musicians as well as Noh theater, manga, film, butoh dance, pop art exhibitions and a variety of music genres, JapanNYC embraces traditional and contemporary arts in a land where newfound artistic sensibilities continue to transform and revitalize the cultural landscape. A fitting tribute to a resilient nation.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers: Rare Bird Alert CD Release
Tues, March 15–Thurs, March 17
Comedian, actor, director, playwright, novelist and four-time Grammy winner Steve Martin performs an evening of bluegrass and banjo. Martin won a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.
Opening Reception: Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again
Sloan Fine Art
Thurs, March 17
On opening night, a portion of the proceeds of this special exhibition of art works on used NYC MetroCards will benefit Transportation Alternatives and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC ARTS. The exhibition is open through March 26.
Nightlife: An Oral History of NYC Club Culture
Museum of Arts and Design
Thurs, March 17
Bringing together such nightlife luminaries as Michael Alig, Joey Arias, Ladyfag and Michael Musto, this discussion examines the role of NYC clubs and nightlife as a nexus for vital artistic collaborations, how such communities formed and evolved, and the too-often-underappreciated artistry found in NYC after the sun has set.
Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony
Ends Sat, March 19
Two-time Emmy award winner Kathy Griffin takes her stand-up act to Broadway for a fresh skewering of pop culture, politics and celebrity.
Recommendations courtesy of NYC-ARTS.org