City Week: October 22 – October 28

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

International Sculpture Center Anniversary—The ISC celebrates its 50th anniversary with a cocktail reception, entertainment and an art sale. Metropolitan Pavilion, The Metropolitan Suite, 123 W. 18th St., 2nd Fl.; 6 p.m., $350+.

Bernstein Remembered—On the 20th anniversary of the death of Leonard Bernstein, the quintessential West Side artist will be remembered at Symphony Space. Hosted by WQXR’s Robert Sherman, the evening begins with a concert featuring soprano Harolyn Blackwell, who was handpicked by Bernstein for the 1979 revival of West Side Story, baritone Jubilant Sykes, the ensemble Essential Voices USA, conducted by music director Judith Clurman, and pianist Fred Hersch. Special guests Jamie, Alexander and Nina Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein’s children, will participate.The evening concludes with a screening of the classic film, West Side Story and an audience sing-along, introduced by Marni Nixon, the voice of Maria. Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 212-864-5400; 7:30 p.m., $43.

Skirball Center—In 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, musicians Dean & Britta perform a live soundtrack during a multimedia performance featuring a selection of Andy Warhol’s otherwise silent portraits of some of the artist’s closest friends and artistic collaborators. New York University, 566 LaGuardia Pl., 212-352-3101; 8 p.m., $20.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

Midtown Gallery Tour—Come to a guided tour of the week’s top seven contemporary gallery exhibits in the city’s business district. 41 E. 57th St., 212-946-1548; 1 p.m., $20.

Les Ballets C DE LA B—Out of Context—For Pina is an intimate work for eight dancers that narrows the divide between the performers and the audience. The Joyce, 175 8th Ave., 212-868-4444; 8 p.m., $20.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

Laurie Beechman Theatre—Broadway stars perform songs that end the first act of favorite musicals, as part of the third annual Living For Today concert series. 407 W. 42nd St., 212-695-6909; 9:30 p.m., $10.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

Portraits of Haunted Houses—Corinne May Botz will give a lecture on her new book of photography, Haunted Houses, which features photos taken over 10 years at haunted places throughout the United States. Her photographs, accompanied by first-person narratives, reveal a rare glimpse into American interiors, both physical and psychological. International Center of Photography, 1114 6th Ave., 212-857-0001; 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., $15.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

Scary Movies 4—This Halloween, the Film Society at Lincoln Center reprises their eclectic and invigorating program of both classic and contemporary horror films, including classics such as Carrie and Hellraiser as well as lesser-known works such as Black Death and Dead of Night. Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St., 212-875-5601; $10.

Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time—Anytime the Whitney decides to mount a Hopper exhibit, it seems to be a blockbuster. Since we’re tired of seeing this museum so empty when the throngs are packing other nearby exhibits, it’s about time. And maybe there will be something new to learn from these quiet masterpieces. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., 212-5703600; $18.

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