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Friday, December 6

An Irish Christmas: A Musical Solstice Celebration

Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street

8 p.m.

$60

Ring in the holiday season with this musical celebration now in its seventh year. Each year, audiences have listened to this event that features songs like “The January Man,” “Christmas in the Trenches,” and the sing along favorite “Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake.”

866-811-4111; irishartscenter.org

Intergenerational Potluck Dinner and Movie

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

6-9 p.m.

Free

Bring a dish for four – either salad, meat, vegetable, dessert or drink (wine’s good) and join for this meal sponsored by Ethics for Children, Teen Ethical Leadership and the Membership Development Committee. A movie, “Bully,” will be shown and discussed. Come eat, drink, converse, be entertained and have a great time.

212-874-5210; nysec.org

Saturday, December 7

Whiskers in Wonderland: Pet Adoption

Petco , Columbus Square, 805 Columbus Avenue at 98th Street

11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Free

The Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event, presented by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, features more than 300 loveable cats, kittens, and rabbits just waiting to be welcomed into new homes for the holidays. In return, these furry new friends will give the gift of unconditional love.

212-575-4545; animalalliancenyc.org

BrittenDec2013_optBRITTEN100, “Music Magnifical and Mighty”

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, West 87th Street, btwn Broadway and West End Avenue

7 p.m. $30; $25 students/seniors/advance

an evening of works celebrating the centenary of the birth of composer Benjamin Britten. he program will feature Britten’s rarely performed early work The Company of Heaven and the U.S. première of Psalm 23 for chorus and strings by David Matthews, who early in his career was an assistant to Britten.

centralcitychorus.org;

Sunday, December 8

Fourth Universalist Holiday Market

160 Central Park West

3-7 p.m.

Free

The Fourth Universalist Society will host its annual market, feature locally hand-made jewelry, art, stationery, and children’s items alongside a festive array of holiday foods and beverages such for purchase. Mulled cider and peppermint pastel mints will be among the offerings.

office@4thu.org ;212-595-1658 ext.21; 4thU.org

karis_optCelebrating the Late Works of Morton Feldman

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street

7:30 p.m.

$20; $10 students and seniors

Pianist Aleck Karis presents a one-night only concert dedicated to late works of the iconoclastic composer Morton Feldman.

212.501.3330; kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

Family Fun Event End of Year Multi Cultural Celebration

Ansche Chesed, 251 W 100th St

4-5:30 p.m.

$7

Music, food and fun for all! With the days getting shorter and colder, it’s time to come inside and celebrate the warmth of our families.

212-558-9949; www.jccany.org/ametz

Monday, December 9

ben-logo-red_optBoston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Performance

Carnegie Hall, 57th and 7th Avenue.

8 p.m.

$7.50 – $50

Conductor Benjamin Zander, performs four works from different musical styles and countries. Works include, Verdi overture to La forza del destino, Michael Gandolfi “The Zeroroom” from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and “Soliton Waves” from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

212-236-0999; bostonphil.org

Victoria Wilson in Conversation With Foster Hirsch

Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway

Victoria Wilson’s biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940, is the subject of a discussion with Brooklyn College’s film professor, Foster Hirsch.

Tuesday, December 10

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in “Our Voices”

Paul Hall, 155 W 65th Street, btwn Amsterdam and Columbus avenues

8 p.m.

$20; $10 students/seniors

Juilliard Jazz musicians perform original student-composed works that highlight the unique musical and compositional styles created within the Juilliard Jazz Division.

events.juilliard.edu

UN Me 12 10 13 - graph_optHuman Rights Day and the Role of the United Nations

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

6:30

Free

A screening of the documentary film U.N. Me which will be followed by a panel discussion on the role of the UN in human rights issues, international law, and justice. U.N. Me filmmaker Ami Horowitz takes us on a trip through the farcical world of the United Nations, exposing how an organization created to ennoble mankind actually enables chaos and global discord.

212-874-5210; http://nysec.org

Wednesday, December 11

Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Lab Orchestra

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, btwn Amsterdam and Columbus avenues

Free

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Juilliard performers share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.

events.juilliard.edu

Thursday, December 12

Are You With It?

York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

3p.m.

Free

UnsungMusicalsCo. presents a reading of this 1945 musical comedy, with book by Emmy Award winners George Balzer and Sam Perrin, with music by Harry Revel and lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt. This story follows an accountant who misplaces a decimal point, quits his job, and joins the circus. Go under the big top with Wilbur Haskins, his fiancée, and the show folk who turn their world upside down.

Nypl.org

Certainly Known Yet Hardly Shown

York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza

6 p.m.

Free

Part of the silent clown film series. Three Ages (1923) with Buster Keaton and Pay Day (1922) with Charlie Chaplin. Live piano accompaniment.

Nypl.org

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