City Arts: Top 5 for the Week

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Our Town.


MUSIC
“New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger”
American folk musician Pete Seeger, who passed away in January of this year at the age of 94, was known as much for his political activism as he was for his songwriting. Contemporary artists honor Seeger’s contributions to music and movements. Featuring Amanda Palmer, folk singers the Chapin Sisters and Rusted Root front man Michael Glabicki.
Monday, July 21
Central Park
Entrance at Fifth Avenue and E. 72nd Street
6 p.m.
FREE

Jon Cleary
London-born, New Orleans-based funk and R&B pianist Jon Cleary debuts a new band and new tunes at Madison Square Park’s summer concert series, as he perform music from his forthcoming record, “Pump It Up.” Mexican eatery Calexico serves casual fare during the performance.
Wednesday, July 23
Madison Square Park
Entrance at 23rd Street and Broadway
7 p.m.
FREE

FILM
Femmes Noirs Film SeriesTop 5_femmes noirs
Film Forum’s upcoming film series pays homage to “Hollywood’s dangerous dames.” Running through August 7, “Femmes Noirs” includes screenings of “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” Marilyn Monroe’s 1953 film “Niagara” and John Huston’s “The Maltese Falcon,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. The series culminates in August with 70th anniversary showings of the 1940s noir classic “Double Indemnity.”
July 18 through August 7
Film Forum
209 West Houston St.
Assorted show times
Tickets $13

MUSEUMS
Fancy Meeting You Here
Comedians Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter bring their roving comedy tour to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, leading a small group of visitors on a humorous, satirical tour of the museum. The comedians developed the concept while looking for a new venue for their stand-up acts. Space is limited; email fmyhcomedy@gmail.com to reserve a spot.
Saturday, July 19
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave.
5:30 p.m.
Admission to museum $20 (tour is free)

BOOKS
Sean Hemingway on Earnest Hemingway
Sean Hemingway, Earnest Hemingway’s grandson and associate curator of Greek and Roman art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises.” A new edition of the classic novel, out on July 15, includes newly added supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
Thursday, July 17
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th St.
7 p.m.
FREE

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