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NYC-ARTS.org Top Picks, Week of September 6, 2011

Mario Batali’s Edible Garden Cooking Demonstrations
New York Botanical Garden
Aug 27-Sept25

This garden allows families to enjoy daily gardening activities and cooking demonstrations that showcase kid-friendly recipes. Kids can also sample and search for ingredients in garden plots that grow Mario’s favorite vegetables and fruits: Batali’s Berry Patch; Babbo Beets, Beans, Garlic, and Greens Garden; and Otto Pizza Garden.

Broadway Week
2-for-1 Tickets
September 18–30

Here’s our big break into showbiz—two for one tickets to select Broadway productions from September 18–30. Tickets go on sale September 5. Among the musicals are Broadway veterans Billy Elliot, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Sister Act. New productions include three comedies by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May (Relatively Speaking) and Man and Boy, starring three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella.

Tribute in Light, September 11-12, 2011 - Photo: Robert Vizzini

Remembering September 11
An NYC ARTS Collection

NYC ARTS highlights 50 events and places that observe the 10th anniversary throughout September. Museums, gardens, churches, music groups and other cultural organizations invite New Yorkers to come together to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, and to reflect on how New York City—and we ourselves—have changed in the ten years since the attacks.

Das Lied at 100: Mahler by Schoenberg
Jerome Robbins Theater
Thurs, Sept 8 & Fri, Sept 9

Baryshnikov Arts Center and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s co-present a 100th anniversary performance of Mahler’s monumental song-symphony Das Lied von der Erde in Schoenberg’s masterful chamber music arrangement. Mahler’s deeply profound farewell to life, premiered in 1911, ranges from exuberant, drunken joy to noble acceptance of life’s passing.

Blueprint for Accountability: Attica is All of Us
Riverside Church
Fri, Sept 9

Culture Project, Attica is All of Us and the Riverside Church Prison Ministry present this free evening of music, performance and conversation, which marks the 40th anniversary of the Attica Prison Riots. Featured guests include philosopher Dr. Cornel West, author and journalist Asha Bandele, and poet Amiri Baraka.

Pioneers of the Downtown Sound: Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Joan La Barbara, Laurie Spiegel and Rhys Chatham
The Kitchen
Fri, Sept 9–Sat, Sept 10

On the occasion of The Kitchen’s 40th anniversary, legendary experimental musician and composer Rhys Chatham curates a shared program of music from his time as a performer and music curator at The Kitchen during the 1970s.

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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.
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