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42 free events take place on Thursday, November 18 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out November 18 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of November . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Discussion | Queer Central Asian Activism (online)


A roundtable discussion on the current state of queer, feminist activism across Central Asia, with expert panelists who are on the frontlines of this fight for equality. Speakers -- Anvar Latipov is a New York-based, Uzbek-American LGBTQI activist -- Mohira Suyarkulova is an associate professor at the Department of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Central Asia. She is a scholar, feminist and LGBT activist living and working in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. -- Zhanar Sekerbayeva is a women human rights defender, LGBTQI+ activist and co-founder of Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative “Feminita". She is based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. -- Moderator: Feruza Aripova is a PhD Candidate in World History at Northeastern University. Her research primarily focuses on gender and sexual politics in the late Soviet era. She is based in New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Queer Central Asian Activism (online)

Film | The Scarlet Empress (1934): Historical Drama With Marlene Dietrich


A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power. 104 min. Director: Josef von Sternberg. Starring Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, The Scarlet Empress (1934): Historical Drama With Marlene Dietrich

Fair | Outdoor Market: Local Crafts, Artisan Provisions, Exquisite Gifts


This European inspired open-air market hosts artisan vendors from New York City and around the world. The holiday shops are housed in custom-designed kiosks. Open daily: 11 am-8 pm October 29 - January 2
   New York City, NY; NYC
11:00 am
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Fairs, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Outdoor Market: Local Crafts, Artisan Provisions, Exquisite Gifts

Gallery Talk | Tour of The Whitney Museum's Collection (online)


A virtual tour led by one of the Whitney’s Teaching Fellows offers an introduction to the museum's special exhibitions or themes from the Museum's collection. Participants are invited to comment and ask questions through a moderated chat for a Q&A following the talk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Tour of The Whitney Museum's Collection (online)

Talk | Defending the Sanctuary Movement


Over the last several years, immigration advocates have brought several religious liberty lawsuits defending their right to assist migrants as a matter of faith. Most famously, members of the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths successfully defended their right to leave food and water in the desert for migrants crossing the Southern border as a form of religious exercise. Professor Alina Das discusses the latest lawsuit at the intersection of faith and immigration. In Austin Sanctuary Network v. Mayorkas, Professor Das represents several leaders of the faith-based immigrant Sanctuary Movement, who are themselves undocumented women who have lived in sanctuary churches. Professor Das will discuss how her team developed the legal arguments and strategy around the case's religion-based claims, how the claims fit into the larger immigration justice movement, and how they complement the free speech and other arguments in the case.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Defending the Sanctuary Movement

Performance | Lunchtime Pop-Up Ice Skating Concert


Ice Theatre of New York performers include Olympian Kaitlyn Weaver, ITNY ensemble members Armen Agaian, Valerie Levine, Liz Schmidt, and young ice dance apprentices Oona and Gage Brown.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:40 pm
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Performances, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Lunchtime Pop-Up Ice Skating Concert

Gallery Talk | Tour of American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds (online)


This hour-long tour, led by Nicole Haroutunian, take participants through the current exhibition to experience different perspectives of the works on view.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Gallery Talks, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Tour of American Weathervanes: The Art of the Winds (online)

Classical Music | Works For Violin And Continuo (In Person and Online)


Rachel Prendergast, baroque violin; Nicola Canzano, harpsichord. This program features early Italian works by Marini (1594-1663) and Uccellini (1603-1680), among others. About The Performers Violinist Rachel Prendergast appeared as a soloist with American Bach Soloist Academy orchestra and Music City Baroque. As an orchestral musician, Rachel has traveled around the world with Juilliard415, from regular performances at Alice Tully Hall to the Grand salle Pierre Boulez with Les Arts Florissants, and toured across New Zealand with Chamber Music New Zealand. A Juilliard graduate as well, harpsichordist Nicola Canzano is the founder of Nuovo Practica, which focuses on improvising in baroque music and composing in the early music style. Vaccination Card required. Masks required.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Works For Violin And Continuo  (In Person and Online)

Film | The Red Shoes (1948): Two Time Oscar Winning British Drama


A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. 134 min. Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Starring Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. At the 21st Academy Awards, The Red Shoes won awards for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. It also had nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Today, it is regarded as one of the best films of Powell and Pressburger's partnership, and in 1999, it was voted the 9th greatest British film of all time by the British Film Institute. In 2017, a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine saw it ranked the 5th best British film ever. Filmmakers such as Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese have named it one of their all-time favourite films.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
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Films, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, The Red Shoes (1948): Two Time Oscar Winning British Drama

Lecture | Shaping the Future of Work (online)


MIT professor David Autor's scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes. Autor has received numerous awards for both his scholarship—the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions to the field of Labor Economics, and the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship in 2019—and for his teaching, including the MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellowship.
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Lectures, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Shaping the Future of Work (online)

Discussion | The Holocaust, Tikkun Olam, and Three Generations of Humanitarian Women (online)


Caryl Stern, the renowned human rights activist, is the third generation of women in her family whose lives were shaped by the Holocaust. Her grandmother, Mignon Langnas, was a nurse in Vienna when the Nazis invaded. Facing an agonizing decision, she sent her two young children on a ship to the US, opting to stay with her ailing parents and to take care of her patients in a Jewish children's hospital, navigating constant risk of deportation and death.   Caryl's mother, Manuela Stern, crossed the ocean at the age of six and once here, lived in an orphanage on the lower East side of Manhattan.  Manuela’s experience contributed to her becoming a passionate civic activist and educator. For these three women, “tikkun olam” (Hebrew for, “to heal the world”) is now part of their DNA.   This is a fascinating conversation between Caryl and Manuela about the impact of the Holocaust on three generations of women. The program will be moderated by NBC’s senior legal and investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, The Holocaust, Tikkun Olam, and Three Generations of Humanitarian Women (online)

Discussion | Lies and the Press (online)


Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch have both recently advocated for the overturning of New York Times v. Sullivan, the case that Alexander Meiklejohn described as “an occasion for dancing in the streets.” For almost 60 years, Sullivan has made it very difficult for “public figures” to successfully sue news organizations for defamation. However, Sullivan has always been a controversial opinion. What some see as an important safeguard of press freedom, others see as an excuse for journalistic irresponsibility. This roundtable will discuss whether Thomas and Gorsuch are correct that, in the current media landscape, Sullivan no longer serves free speech values. More generally: Should Sullivan be limited? Expanded? Abolished? And what could, should, or might take its place?  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Lies and the Press (online)

Discussion | A Conversation with Italian Director Pablo Benedetti (online)


Pablo Benedetti's El numero Nueve takes an in-depth look at the life and career of Argentinian soccer superstar Gabriel Omar Batistuta, who captained the Florence team Fiorentina throughout the 1990s, before moving to Roma and winning the Italian championship in 2001. With the director in conversation will be Andrea Fiano (Journalist, Global Finance). In English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
5:00 pm
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, A Conversation with Italian Director Pablo Benedetti (online)

Book Signing | Photographer Signs Copies of His Book Nice


The first book from the Berlin-based Canadian photographer Mark Peckmezian. During an exhaustive and painful editing process with designer Jop van Bennekom the title emerged and they stuck with it. It has an unstable meaning, not clear whether it’s affirmation or criticism which felt appropriate for a book full of portraits of people without a fixed identity. Slippery and ambiguous like the nature of his distinctive unnerving style of portraiture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Signings, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Photographer Signs Copies of His Book Nice

Concert | Organ Recital With Phoon Yu


Phoon Yu, Organ Organist Phoon Yu played previously as a soloist in the 2015/2016, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019 Victoria Concert Hall Organ Series, as well as abroad, having played in multiple other venues in Singapore, the Netherlands, and the United States. Recent concerts include his performances at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, St. David’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, as well as at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. Proof of vaccination is required.
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Concerts, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Organ Recital With&nbsp;Phoon Yu

Opening Reception | As I Lay Dying: Responding to History Painting


Cynthia Daignault’s exhibition explores the subject of Gettysburg National Military Park to propose a contemporary response to the genre of history painting. The exhibition expands on the artist’s concepts of monument, memory, and the shifting experience of the natural world. The show includes wide-ranging depictions of the battlefields and woodlands of the park, as well as paintings of text drawn from Lincoln’s historic address, and ghostly nocturnes of Civil War monuments. Daignault’s approach is a rumination on the meaning of site and time—time elapsed since the battle, time spent walking its fields, and time shared between the viewer and the work.
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Opening Receptions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, As I Lay Dying: Responding to History Painting

Opening Reception | Daughters at the Edge of the Garden: Psychedelic Wonderlands


A collection of paintings and drawings by Hannah Yata that builds on the last few years of her body of work. Yata works primarily from sudden bursts of inspiration captured in loose sketches and then fully realized in paintings. Hannah Yata works with the techniques and materials of the old masters. Her psychedelic wonderlands are whimsical and playful at first but at second glance they burst with resonance and symbolism creating an atmosphere that is both playful and devouring.
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Opening Receptions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Daughters at the Edge of the Garden: Psychedelic Wonderlands

Opening Reception | Gasligting Forever: Explosive Large-Scale Paintings


In her exhibition, Judith Bernstein presents a series of large-scale paintings that represent the culmination of over a half-century’s commitment to confronting the injustices of power and politics within a sexual lens. These explosive works incorporate the artist’s signature use of fluorescent paint displayed under black light and will be presented. As in all of her work, Bernstein commands complete ownership of her subject matter. She deliberately and humorously misspelled the term “gasligting,” representational figures float in an open void, and absurd games of manipulation are at the forefront of turbulent dynamics.
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Opening Receptions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Gasligting Forever: Explosive Large-Scale Paintings

Book Discussion | New York New York: Photos of the City


Photographer Richard Koek and Marilyn S. Kushner, Curator at New-York Historical Society, in an open discussion about Koek’s monograph. Dutch-Argentinean photographer Richard Koek is a visual storyteller. He shares his love of New York City and the anonymous people that live and work there on a day-to-day base. Every picture becomes a new narrative, unique to its beholder. Koek decided to give up his profession as a tax lawyer to pursue his passion for photography in New York City. His work has featured in renowned titles including Interview Magazine, Stern, The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. Richard Koek lives in New York and Amsterdam.  
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Book Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, New York New York: Photos of the City

Opening Reception | Niagara: Luminous Sculptures


An exhibition of ceramic sculpture and works on paper by Katy Schimert. A rigorous and poetic exploration of waterfalls, the show exemplifies Schimert’s decades-long incorporation of autobiography, craft, and bodily forms, placing her firmly within the trajectory of feminist art history. Growing up outside of Buffalo, Schimert made regular pilgrimages to Niagara Falls with her family. Inspired by the sculptural paintings of the Falls by 19th century Romantic artist William Morris Hunt, she began working with clay to render this iconic image of majestic natural force. The way in which Schimert rolls thick slabs of clay and allows gravity to dictate the form is indicative of the unique formations of the Falls—be it the concave horseshoe from the Canadian side or the opposing convex curve from the American perspective. Building up and carving away the front, she leaves the back raw. Like an exoskeleton or muscle, the luminous sculptures lean and pull during the high firing process, connecting the power of physical form to the gravitational center of the viewer’s body.
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Opening Receptions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Niagara: Luminous Sculptures

Book Discussion | Painting The Stage: Artists as Stage Designers


Author Denise Wendel-Poray takes you into the uncharted territory of the intertwining of visual and musical arts. Painting the Stage first examines more than 200 years of opera stage design, unraveling this rich historical tale through more than 250 illustrations, interviews, and accurate reconstructions. The most complete resource book yet on the subject, it will be of great interest to those in the fields of art as well as opera.
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Book Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Painting The Stage: Artists as Stage Designers

Opening Reception | Re-Formation: Jewelry Group Show


This show includes fourteen artists whose practice employs glass and mixed media in sculpture, installation, performance and functional design. The artists were asked to re-imagine their work as jewelry looking at the function of material and the relationship of value and adornment. Some of them have never made wearable works, while for others a jewelry practice is their main form of expression.
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Opening Receptions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Re-Formation: Jewelry Group Show

Opening Reception | Watching from the Other Side: Korean Silk Collages


Annette Hur’s second solo exhibition with the gallery will feature new oil paintings and Korean silk textile-collages. Operating from a place of psychological complexity, Hur seeks to translate—as directly and as intuitively as possible—the complex physical and emotional experiences held in her body for years on end. Confrontational yet alluring, unsettling yet healing, her work gives rise to intense, ponderous sensations in her own unique language.
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Opening Receptions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Watching from the Other Side: Korean Silk Collages

Book Discussion | Annotating Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (online)


Two fellow scholars and critics revisit Woolf's modernist masterpiece. In 1925 Virginia Woolf published her fourth novel, Mrs. Dalloway. It was a groundbreaking and essential work of modernist literature. Shortly before its release, Woolf wrote in a diary, "I might become one of the interesting—I will not say great—but interesting novelists." In the new Annotated Mrs. Dalloway, scholar and critic Merve Emre traces the genesis of the story and its indelible characters. She speaks about the book with New Yorker critic James Wood. The event is presented as part of the Treasures exhibition. It will begin with a short curator talk on the Woolf collections and "The Prime Minister" by Carolyn Vega, the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Curator of English and American Literature. 
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Book Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Annotating Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway&nbsp;(online)

Talk | Artist Talk: Ecology and Art (online)


Within accounts of race, gender, and sexuality, “nature” has often been synonymous with a bogus, essentializing overdetermination, as in the idea of “natural law.” At other moments, nature has been taken as a lush resource for thought, a zone of unpredictable potentiality. This is an event with artist and poet manuel arturo abreu on Guyanese writer and theorist Wilson Harris. Harris was trained and worked as a land surveyor, after his stepfather, also a surveyor, disappeared in Guyana’s interior. Given that today's climate crisis challenges us from perceiving the natural environment outside the linear teleology of its accelerating degradation, how can reading Harris now equip us to imagine divergent temporalities of nature, life, and death?
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Talks, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Artist Talk: Ecology and Art (online)

Discussion | Artists on Jasper Johns (online)


This panel gathers a range of artists and professionals not only in visual art, but also poetry and dance to talk about how Jasper Johns has left an indelible mark on their own work. Panelists include artist R.H. Quaytman, poet Brian Teare, Kim Bears-Bailey of Philadanco, and Patricia Lent, Licensing Director for the Merce Cunningham Trust. Moderated by Sarah Vogelman, Exhibition Assistant for the Whitney exhibition Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror.
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Artists on Jasper Johns (online)

Performance | Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter: Music, Dance, Poetry


A monthly ceremonial fire centering Indigenous protocol and knowledge, with guest artists and activists engaging through music, dance, poetry, and more.
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Performances, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter: Music, Dance, Poetry

Screening | 20 Years of Short Films


An evening of films in conjunction with the exhibition Andrew Castrucci: 36 Years at Bullet Space. The event will present a selection of films created over the last 20 years by Castrucci, his collaborators Dave Fasano and Kevin R. Frech, and Italo Zamboni--an alias of Castrucci's. Andrew Castrucci was born in 1961 and raised in the proximity of West Hoboken and Cliffside Park, spanning New Jersey's industrial expanses of the lower Hudson River. From 1984-86, he ran the A&P Gallery with his brother Paul. In 1986, Castrucci co-founded Bullet Space, an urban artist collaborative. Creating a print shop there, he was instrumental in producing over 10,000 silk-screen posters by a wide range of artists, writers, and thinkers.
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Screenings, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, 20 Years of Short Films

Author Reading | Carry the Dog: Forbidden Photographs (online)


Bea Seger has spent a lifetime running from her childhood. The daughter of a famous photographer, she and her brothers were the subjects of an explosive series of images in the 1960s known as the Marx Nudes. Disturbing and provocative, the photographs left a family legacy of grief felt long past the public outcry and media attention. Now, decades later, both the Museum of Modern Art and Hollywood have come calling, eager to cash in on the enduring interest in these infamous photos. Bea faces a choice: Let the world in—and be financially compensated for the trauma of her childhood—or leave it all locked away in a storage unit forever. With author Stephanie Gangi.
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Author Readings, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Carry the Dog: Forbidden Photographs (online)

Discussion | New York Times Bestselling Author Roxane Gay in Conversation (online)


This will be an intimate discussion on uplifting diverse voices, the value of independence, and the importance of community. Roxane Gay is this year's spokesperson for Indies First, a national campaign supporting independent bookstores. Roxane Gay is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the bestselling Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, and Hunger.
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, New York Times Bestselling Author Roxane Gay in Conversation (online)

Poetry Reading | An Evening of Emily Dickinson's Poetry (online)


The studio's annual poet-in-residence program presents unique events that are designed by the resident artist in relationship to their work and ideas that inspire them. Mark Doty, current poet-in-residence, proposed an evening of Emily Dickinson’s poetry with filmmaker Madeleine Olnek, director of Wild Nights with Emily. This event will be performed live at the studio.
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Poetry Readings, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, An Evening of Emily Dickinson's Poetry (online)

Book Discussion | Paul McCartney DIscusses His Book The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (online)


The legendary Paul McCartney and James Daunt discuss this new compendium of lyrics, a work of unparalleled candor and splendorous beauty that celebrates the creative life of a musical genius through 154 of his most meaningful songs.
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Book Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Paul McCartney DIscusses His Book The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present (online)

Discussion | Recalibrating for a Better New York (online)


How do we recalibrate reality to create a better, brighter future for New York? Scott Rechler, chair of the Regional Plan Association and CEO of RXR Realty, hosts Gary LaBarbera, who has served since 2009 as president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, an organization comprising local affiliates of 15 national and international unions representing 100,000 working men and women in New York City.
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Recalibrating for a Better New York (online)

Poetry Reading | Howdie-Skelp: New Poems from Paul Muldoon


The poems in Paul Muldoon’s new collection, include a nightmarish remake of "The Waste Land," an elegy for his fellow Northern Irish poet Ciaran Carson, a heroic crown of sonnets that responds to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a translation from the ninth-century Irish, and a Yeatsian sequence of ekphrastic poems that call into question the very idea of an “affront” to good taste. Muldoon is a poet who continues not only to capture but to command our attention. Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has taught at Princeton University for thirty years. He is the author of over a dozen previous collections of poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | Archival Screening Night: 20+ Short Films from Around the World


A veritable treasure from the world's archives and archivists, this is 20+ astonishing films and videos. See the incredible, strange, hilarious, and curious treasures from the world’s moving image archives. This cinematic Cabinet of Wonders features films from Mexico, Thailand, and New Zealand, an appearance by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five, a dancing Bobcat (it's not what you expect!), Baltimore Breakdancing including the Chocolate Boogie, Jack Lemon's first screening appearance as a helpless soldier, and many more.
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Screenings, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Archival Screening Night: 20+ Short Films from Around the World

Jazz | Jazz Orchestra and Acclaimed Trumpeter (livestream)


Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra; Sherisse Rogers, conductor; Ingrid Jensen, soloist. Jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen has worked with Maria Schneider, Steve Wilson, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bob Berg, Gary Bartz, Bill Stewart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Hart, George Garzone, Chris Connor, Victor Lewis, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, and Billy Taylor, as well as her sister Christine Jensen. After graduating from Berklee, she toured with the Vienna Art Orchestra and taught at the Bruckner Conservatory in Austria when she was 25. In 1994, her debut album Vernal Fields (Enja, 1994) won a Juno Award. Most recently Ingrid was chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Jazz Journalists Trumpeter-of-the-Year award. Conductor Sherisse Rogers received the 2001 Best Arrangement award from The American Society of Musicians Composers and Arrangers for her orchestral arrangement of Here's that Rainy Day. She was awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award in years 2003, 2005 and 2007. A versatile composer, her styles range from jazz and classical to world music and Rhythm & Blues. She was a regular arranger and orchestrator for the world-renowned crossover orchestra The Metropole Orchestra based in the Netherlands from 2007-2009, and she was a featured composer and clinician in Stockholm, Sweden at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
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Concerts, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Jazz Orchestra and Acclaimed Trumpeter (livestream)

Comedy Club | Live Comedy Show


Come out for a night of laughs.
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Comedy Clubs, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Live Comedy Show

Poetry Reading | Upcoming Poetry from Ugly Duckling Presse


Readers include: Jennifer Nelson, author of Harm Eden Lewis Freedman, author of I Want Something Other Than Time Matt Broaddus, author of Two Bolts Jed Munson, author of Newsflash Under Fire, Over the Shoulder Stephen Nashef, translator of I Name Him Me: Selected Poems of Ma Yan Polina Barskova, author of Air Raid  
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Discussion | 3 Black Filmmakers in Conversation (online)


This virtual conversation series features scholars and filmmakers amplifying communal forms of filmmaking while centering the political act of collectivity. With Zeinabu Irene Davis, Ben Caldwell, and Barbara McCullough, three filmmakers from the LA Rebellion film movement at UCLA.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, 3 Black Filmmakers in Conversation (online)

Play | The Ding Dongs: A New Dark Comedy


When a sweet-faced couple shows up on a suburban doorstep, an unsuspecting homeowner finds himself the victim of a surreal home invasion. Using wit and wordplay to mask a more sinister threat, the couple wages a battle over indigenous rights from the living room. An offbeat look at the cycle of violence that fuels our system of private property -- with jokes. Written by Brenda Withers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, The Ding Dongs: A New Dark Comedy

Comedy Club | Burlesque Comedy


A fun-filled evening with an NYC Burlesque troupe comprised of artists embracing vaudevillian satire, taboo, and modern musical comedy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, November 18, 2021, 11/18/2021, Burlesque Comedy
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to shows, concerts ... (CFT Deals!)

Performance | A Blend of Christmas Carols and ?olourful Dance

Regular Price: $30.00
CFT Member Price: $0.00

Classical Music | Piano Works by Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Mahler, and More

Regular Price: $35.00
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