Arts Watch: What To Do in November
Here are the highlighted events from our October events calendar, first published in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine:
Thurs. 6 – Netta Yerushalmy’s Helga and the Three Sailors at Danspace Project: Catch the world premiere of a new piece by New York choreographer Netta Yerushalmy who focuses on presenting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known. She is joined in performance by dancers Marc Crousillat, Amanda Kmett’Pendry and Sarah Lifson.
Through Nov. 8, 131 E. 10th St., 8 p.m., $20.
Thurs. 6 – AUNTSforcamera Opening Event at New Museum: Join in with your own camera as 15 guest artists create a live exhibit, offering a selection of short, long and durational performances arranged and coupled in different unrehearsed combinations. The event coincides with the opening night party for the AUNTSforcamera exhibition at Trouw in Amsterdam and will be livestreamed into the dance/art/club space there. Visitors are encouraged to film the performances via a camera set up with 360-degree perspective in the middle of the museum.
235 Bowery, 5 p.m., $6.
Fri. 14 – The Places You’ll Go at Dixon Place: Two existential postmen suddenly find there is something missing in this original new comedy from writer, director and actress Hila Ben Gera, who takes a lighthearted look at success and self-determination. And mail.
Also Sat., Nov. 15 and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, all at 7:30 p.m., 161A Chrystie St., $17 advance/$20 door.
Weds. 19 – The Invisible Hand at New York Theatre Workshop: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) makes his NYTW debut with a play that follows Nick Bright, an American stockbroker, into a terrifying world of kidnapping and torture in a remote region of Pakistan. The piece takes a chilling and complex look at how far we will go to save ourselves and the ramifications of our individual actions.
Through Jan. 4, 79 E. Fourth St., $75 non-members, showtimes vary.
Sat. 22 – Hodworks’ Dawn at Abrons Arts Center: The Budapest-based company’s U.S. premiere of a daring piece of “radical research” by Hungarian choreographer Adrienn Hódin in which the naked human body takes center stage, representing an “animal character” of the body as something that is stifled and taboo in today’s world.
Also Sunday, Nov. 23. 7:30 p.m., $20, 466 Grand St.
Sun. 23 – Annual Boutique Flea Market at the Co-op Village NORC: The Educational Alliance hosts a market featuring handmade knitwear, toys, purses, candles, jewelry, used books and a raffle with prizes that include local gift cards. Proceeds benefit the Educational Alliance’s Co-op Village NORC, a unique program for older adults living in the Lower East Side co-ops.
477 FDR Drive (at Grand Street), Community Room M, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun. 23 – The Great Turkey Scavenger Hunt at the Museum at Eldridge Street: Bring the family and make turkey-shaped challah, holiday art and go on the hunt. As a “preservation detective,” you will follow a trail of century-old clues, look for a hidden turkey and discover how this historic synagogue tells its own Thanksgiving tale.
12 Eldridge St., 11 a.m., $15/family.
Tue. 25 – Blonde Redhead at The Bowery Ballroom: Two decades in, the weird yet dreamy New York-based trio of Kazu Makino and twin Italian brothers Amedeo and Simon Pace have just completed their ninth album, Barragán. Though the album is haunted by the romantic split between Makino and Amedeo Pace, most notably on the exes’ spare, bewitching duet, “Seven Two,” they continue to shake things up by paring down their post-Sonic Youth, art-punk, shoegaze, noise rock sounds from their past and presenting something new.
Also Weds., Nov. 26, 6 Delancey St., 8 p.m., $25.
Fri. 28 – The Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour: Bring your out-of-town guests on a tour combining the history of the diverse Lower East Side with a series of small food samplings, or noshing stops, from local shops and markets representing the Dominican, Jewish, Italian and Chinese communities of the neighborhood.
Meet at the southwest corner of Delancey and Essex streets, in front of the Chase bank, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., reservations required, $25 includes food samples.