Out & About

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dscf6062_optFriday, November 22

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, 91st Street

8 p.m.

Free

Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield of the Reduced Shakespeare Company cavort their way through the entire 37 canon play of Shakespeare’s works in 97 minutes – including Hamlet in under one minute.

212-799-9400, goddard.org

Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet

City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street, btwn 6th and 7th Avenues

8 p.m.

$25

Back from its tour of Germany, the company performs new and repertory works by Miro Magloire, including a premiere to music by Michel Galante, and a repeat of guest choreographer/dancer Constantine Baecher’s “Allow You to Look at Me.” Baecher was a nine-year member of the Royal Danish Ballet.

212.868.4444; www.newchamberballet.com

Saturday, November 23

Dash for Dreams

Central Park at East 72nd Street or West 72nd. Follow Terrace Drive to entrance of Central Park Drive Way

$45/55 Registration/Day of

9 a.m.

Join Flying Kites at the second annual Dash for Dreams, a 10k run/walk through Central Park. Flying Kites is an organization working to aid orphaned children in Kenya. Helps raise money for Flying Kites scholarship program for children.

flyingkites.org

St. Agnes Library Book Sale

444 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 81 and 82 Streets

12 – 4 p.m.

Free

New Yorkers throughout the city contribute materials that are sorted, organized and sold by volunteers

212-621-0619

Sunday, November 24

Juilliard Opera and Juilliard415 present Handel’s Radamisto

Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W 65th Street on Broadway

2 p.m.

$30; $15 students/seniors @ boxoffice

Conducted by Julian Wachner and directed by James Darrah. Based on Tacitus’ Annals of Imperial Rome, Radamisto is a tale of feuding royals in ancient Armenia that examines the themes of political power, and loyalty and devotion prevailing over tyrannical love. A three-act opera which first premiered in London in 1720.

(212) 721-6500; www.juilliard.edu/radamisto

Annual Seminar on Wagner and Strauss

NY Institute of Technology Auditorium, 1871 Broadway, btwn 61st and 62nd Streets

$50; $20 students

12-4 p.m.

Die Frau ohne Schatten discussion. Meet the conductor, the director, professors, vocal historian, Met Cast Roundtable (all principals from the cast of Die Frau ohne Schatten).

wagnerring@aol.com; 212-749-4561; wagnersocietyny.org

Monday, November 25

Sam Shepard’s Buried Child

8 p.m.

Stephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater, 155 West 65th Street

$30/$10 students/seniors at boxoffice

Daniel Fish directs Juilliard Drama’s fourth-year actors in playwright Sam Shepard’s Buried Child, which tells the tale of an unhappy family harboring a dark secret, unearthed by one of its members to purge them of their infamy and suggest the possibility of a new beginning.

www.juilliard.edu/child

Vladimir Jurowski Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

8 p.m.

$20; $10 students

Grammy-nominated Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski makes his first appearance with the Juilliard Orchestra, leading a program of early Shostakovich works, including the composer’s first full-score attempt, The New Babylon, which accompanied a 1929 silent film, and Hypothetically Murdered (1926) first symphony (1924-25), which garnered international acclaim shortly after its 1926 premiere.

212-721-6500; juilliard.edu/fallorch

20th Precinct Community Council Meeting

NYPD 20th Precinct, 120 West 82nd Street

7 p.m.

Free

Community affairs officers and precinct council members discuss local crime issues and quality of life concerns. All are welcome to attend.

212-580-6411

piggybank_optTuesday November 26

Financial Independence Getting to Point X

St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 81st and 82nd streets

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Free

Discover the ten key issues to achieving your financial goals and how to use them to realize your dream of financial independence. From saving to purchase your first car, to putting kids through college, to planning for retirement, to preserving your estate for your loved ones, financial goals change from one stage of life to the next. This presentation will provide you with strategies to reach financial independence.

212-621-0619

StayWell Exercise for Seniors

Riverside Library, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn 66th and 66th

2-3 p.m.

Free

All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel.

212-870-1810

Help us Bake 150 Pies

St. Paul & St. Andrew, 236 West 86th Street

4-9 p.m.

Come help St. Paul and Andrew’s Church bake 150+ pies and 1000 cookies for Goddard Riverside’s Thanksgiving Dinner.

stpaulandstandrew.org

Health & Human Services Committee

Community Board 7 office, 250 West 87th Street

6:30 p.m.

Free

Madge Rosenberg and Barbara Van Buren, Co-Chairpersons.

212-362-4008; nyc.gov/mcb7

Wednesday November 27

Strength Exercise Class

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West

1 p.m.

Free

A strength exercise class, led by member Rob Hofman, certified as an Exercise Specialist for the Elderly by the American College of Sports Medicine.

rwhofman@aol.com; 917-374-5479

Interfaith Upper West Side Thanksgiving Service

86th St. at West End Avenue

7-9 p.m.

Join your neighbors as West Side congregations come together for an interfaith Thanksgiving service. West End Synagogue and St. Paul and Andrew’s United Methodist Church are in partnership.

212- 579-0777; westendsynagogue.org

Thursday November 28

Ethics in Stories from Faith and Folk Traditions

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street , Adler Study, Room 514

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Free

Explore the ethics communicated in myths, parables and stories from cultures around the world. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the human experience, e.g., family, friendship, and integrity.

nysec.org

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