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Our picks for what to see and do in the city.

Laugh along with 'The Play That Goes Wrong' at New World Stages

After nearly 800 performances on Broadway, the raucous
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

After nearly 800 performances on Broadway, the raucous farce, "The Play That Goes Wrong," (in which everything does in the most hysterical way possible) has transferred to Off-Broadway. ($75 to $95, New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., ​​​​​​  telecharge.com)

See 'Living With the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero' at BAM (through March 3)

This two-week retrospective of the influential horror director
Photo Credit: New Amsterdam Entertainment

This two-week retrospective of the influential horror director leaves no bone unturned. In addition to Romero's 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other zombie films, the lineup includes his moody vampire drama, "Martin" (1978), his little-seen, "Bruiser" (2000), and, believe it or not, his 1971 romantic comedy "There's Always Vanilla." ($15, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave.​​​​​​,  bam.org)

Experience the joy of sax with Kamasi Washington (Feb. 23)

The saxophonist who is stretching the boundaries of
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Coachella/Frazer Harrison

The saxophonist who is stretching the boundaries of jazz by adding elements of hip-hop and classical music into his wild, often-improvised shows will bring his band, The Next Step, to the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It's a chance to see what the in-demand collaborator, who has worked with everyone from David Bowie to Kendrick Lamar, is thinking about now. ($48.50 to $58.50, 8 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., ticketmaster.com)

Get hip with James Blake (Feb. 24)

The British EDM artist and producer is now
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter

The British EDM artist and producer is now also an in-demand hip-hop collaborator, taking the Grammy stage recently with pal Travis Scott. But his new album "Assume Form" is already in the running for one of the year's best, especially as more people hear the gorgeous electronic ballad "I'll Come Too." ($48.50, 8 p.m, Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., ​​​​​​  axs.com)

Feast your eyes on the art and personal style of Frida Kahlo (through May 12)

The iconic Frida Kahlo's style is a shining
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Museum / Nickolas Muray

The iconic Frida Kahlo's style is a shining example of how heritage, ethnicity, opinion and personal struggle can combine to create unforgettable art. "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" at the Brooklyn Museum is being billed as the largest U.S. exhibition in a decade that's focused on her career. It expands beyond her creations to feature some of her personal items that reveal how the artist also worked on creating a unique look intended to broadcast her mindset. Photo: "Frida on Bench," 1939. (11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday to Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Thursday, through May 12; 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights,  brooklynmuseum.org)

Watch and listen at 'Ambient Church' (Feb. 23)

"Ambient Church," an experimental art series that places
Photo Credit: Julia Drummond

"Ambient Church," an experimental art series that places artists and performers in unique architectural settings to create an ethereal experience, makes Manhattan its latest stop. This event will feature the music of ambient composer William Basinski in the city's historic St. George's Episcopal Church, backed by projections by designer Eric Epstein. ($40, 7 p.m., 209 E. 16th St.,  ambient.church)

Celebrate Joan Miró's 'Birth of the World' (through June 15)

Sculptor and painter Joan Miró is best known
Photo Credit: MoMA

Sculptor and painter Joan Miró is best known as a surrealist, with a signature offbeat and youthful style all his own. MoMA, already a home for much of his catalog, has put together this exhibit titled "Birth of the World." Among the works being shown are Miro's "The Hunter (Catalan Landscape)" from 1924, pictured, as well as other items on loan from his earlier years. This showing is named both for his celebrated 1925 oil painting and to highlight the time when he first caught the world's attention. ($25, $18 ages 65 and older, $14 students, free 16 and younger, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday to Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 to June 15; 11 W. 53rd St.,  moma.org)

Get wrapped up in the drama of 'Marys Seacole'

Quincy Tyler Bernstine plays the title role in
Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Quincy Tyler Bernstine plays the title role in "Marys Seacole," a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury about an ambitious woman from Jamaica who's in search of the good life. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs the LCT3 production, which is in previews for a Feb. 25 opening. ($30, Lincoln Center's Clair Tow Theater, 150 W. 65 St.,  telecharge.com)

Take a pasta-making class with Chef Tom Colicchio (Feb. 23)

The celebrated chef and food TV personality Tom
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The celebrated chef and food TV personality Tom Colicchio is taking a break from his many ventures to share his personal pasta-making wisdom. He's leading this hands-on class that will not only cover the differences between filled, extruded and shaped pasta, but he'll also share secrets for making sauce; wine and lunch is included. ($225, noon to 3 p.m., Craft New York, 47 E. 19th St.,  craftrestaurant.com)

Experience the joy of sax with Kamasi Washington

The saxophonist who is stretching the boundaries of
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Coachella/Frazer Harrison

The saxophonist who is stretching the boundaries of jazz by adding elements of hip-hop and classical music into his wild, often-improvised shows will bring his band, The Next Step, to the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It's a chance to see what the in-demand collaborator, who has worked with everyone from David Bowie to Kendrick Lamar, is thinking about now. WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th St., Manhattan INFO $48.50 to $58.50; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

See 'Living With the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero' at BAM

This two-week retrospective of the influential horror director
Photo Credit: New Amsterdam Entertainment

This two-week retrospective of the influential horror director leaves no bone unturned. In addition to Romero's 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other zombie films, the lineup includes his moody vampire drama, "Martin" (1978), his little-seen, "Bruiser" (2000), and, believe it or not, his 1971 romantic comedy "There's Always Vanilla." WHEN | WHERE Through March 3 at Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave. INFO $15; 718-636-4100, bam.org

Get hip with James Blake

The British EDM artist and producer is now
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter

The British EDM artist and producer is now also an in-demand hip-hop collaborator, taking the Grammy stage recently with pal Travis Scott. But his new album "Assume Form" is already in the running for one of the year's best, especially as more people hear the gorgeous electronic ballad "I'll Come Too." WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Feb. 24, Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan INFO $48.50; 888-929-7849, axs.com

Laugh along with 'The Play That Goes Wrong' at New World Stages

After nearly 800 performances on Broadway, the raucous
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

After nearly 800 performances on Broadway, the raucous farce, "The Play That Goes Wrong," (in which everything does in the most hysterical way possible) has transferred to Off-Broadway.  WHERE New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., Manhattan INFO $75 to $95; 212-239-6200, telecharge.com

Feast your eyes on the art and personal style of Frida Kahlo

The iconic Frida Kahlo's style is a shining
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Museum/Nickolas Muray

The iconic Frida Kahlo's style is a shining example of how heritage, ethnicity, opinion and personal struggle can combine to create unforgettable art. "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" at the Brooklyn Museum is being billed as the largest U.S. exhibition in a decade that's focused on her career. It expands beyond her creations to feature some of her personal items that reveal how the artist also worked on creating a unique look intended to broadcast her mindset. (Photo: "Frida on Bench," 1939)
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Friday to Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Thursday, through May 12; 200 Eastern Pkwy., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
INFO For ticket info, call 718-638-5000 or go to  brooklynmuseum.org

Watch and listen at 'Ambient Church'

"Ambient Church," an experimental art series that places
Photo Credit: Julia Drummond

"Ambient Church," an experimental art series that places artists and performers in unique architectural settings to create an ethereal experience, makes Manhattan its latest stop. This event will feature the music of ambient composer William Basinski in the city's historic St. George's Episcopal Church, backed by projections by designer Eric Epstein.
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Feb. 23; 209 E. 16th St., Manhattan
INFO $40; ambient.church

Celebrate Joan Miró's 'Birth of the World'

Sculptor and painter Joan Miró is best known
Photo Credit: MoMA

Sculptor and painter Joan Miró is best known as a surrealist, with a signature offbeat and youthful style all his own. MoMA, already a home for much of his catalog, has put together this exhibit titled "Birth of the World." Among the works being shown are Miro's "The Hunter (Catalan Landscape)" from 1924, pictured, as well as other items on loan from his earlier years. This showing is named both for his celebrated 1925 oil painting and to highlight the time when he first caught the world's attention.
WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday to Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 to June 15; 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan
INFO $25, $18 ages 65 and older, $14 students, free 16 and younger; 212-708-9400, moma.org

Get wrapped up in the drama of 'Marys Seacole'

Quincy Tyler Bernstine plays the title role in
Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Quincy Tyler Bernstine plays the title role in "Marys Seacole," a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury about an ambitious woman from Jamaica who's in search of the good life. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs the LCT3 production. WHEN | WHERE In previews for a Feb. 25 opening at Lincoln Center's Clair Tow Theater, 150 W. 65 St. INFO $30; 212-239-6200,  telecharge.com

See ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ at Lincoln Center

With a roll call of world-caliber dancers a
Photo Credit: New York City Ballet/Paul Kolnik

With a roll call of world-caliber dancers a hundred strong and a dedication to awesome staging, any production run by the New York City Ballet is a strong option -- and for about two weeks, it's running a faithful take on the Tchaikovsky opus -- but while homage will be paid to the original choreography, expect the athleticism and energy this troupe is known for.
WHEN | WHERE Now through Sunday, Feb. 17 (also Feb. 19 to 24), times vary; The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center Plz., Manhattan
INFO $45 to $210; 212-496-0600, nycballet.com

Commemorate the Stonewall Riots at NYPL

In June 1969, riots broke out around The
Photo Credit: The New York Public Library/Diana Davies

In June 1969, riots broke out around The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village -- the starting point of the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. The New York Public Library is marking the 50th anniversary with "Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50," an exhibition offering a look at photography from the time, as well as other related media and images. (In photo: A Gay Liberation Front march on Times Square, 1969)
WHEN | WHERE Thursday, Feb. 14 through July 14; New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO Free; 917-275-6975, nypl.org

See the MCC production of 'The Light'

MCC Theater launches its new home in Hell's
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

MCC Theater launches its new home in Hell's Kitchen with a production of Loy A. Webb's "The Light," a two-character drama about a marriage proposal that doesn't quite go as planned. Logan Vaughn directs the show, which stars Mandi Masden and McKinley Belcher III, in photo. WHEN | WHERE Through March 17 at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, 511 W. 52nd St., Manhattan INFO Tickets start at $54; 212-727-7722, mcctheater.org

See Strindberg plays at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company present two Strindberg adaptations in
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Classic Stage Company present two Strindberg adaptations in repertory: "Mies Julie," directed by Shariffa Ali, and "Dance of Death" (a new version by Conor McPherson), directed by Tony-winning actress Victoria Clark. In "Mies Julie," Elise Kibler and James Udom . WHEN | WHERE Through March 10 at Classic Stage, 136 E. 13th St.  INFO Tickets from $75, special packages to see both shows start at $99; 212-352-3101, classicstage.org

See a retrospective of films with Jeff Goldblum

The Goldblum Variations, a retrospective of films with
Photo Credit: Cohen Film Collection

The Goldblum Variations, a retrospective of films with the irrepressible, idiosyncratic Jeff Goldblum, coincides with the release of a new restoration of 1977's "Between the Lines," in photo, a prescient story of journalists facing the corporate chopping block. The series includes such favorites as "Jurassic Park," "The Fly" and "The Big Chill."  WHEN | WHERE Begins Feb. 8 at the Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., Manhattan INFO $16; 212-255-2243, quadcinema.com

Skate at a Brooklyn roller disco with the kids

Children ages 7 and older are welcome to
Photo Credit: Dreamland Roller Rink

Children ages 7 and older are welcome to this roller skating shindig that hasn't forgotten NYC is the disco capital of the world. Come dressed in cool, cartoony or retro clothing then roll out -- and watch for "Sal Sparkles" the skating pizza slice, who will lead you and your group in games and contests. Skate rentals available; there must be at least one over-21 chaperone present for every four people under 18. 
WHEN | WHERE 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through April 13; Dreamland Roller Rink at Industry City, 233 37th St., Brooklyn
INFO $12 to $18 in advance; 844-765-5758, ext. 701;  dreamlandrollerrink.com

See a black history exhibit at NYHS

It's been running since September, but February --
Photo Credit: Indiana University Libraries/Dominique Lewis

It's been running since September, but February -- Black History Month -- is a good time to see the New-York Historical Society's "Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow" exhibition, a powerful look at African-American life and civil rights in the post-Civil War United States. The photograph of young girls is from the official magazine of the NAACP, May 1918.
WHEN | WHERE Through March 3; New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Manhattan INFO $21, $6 ages 5 to 13, ages 4 and younger free; 888-718-4253,  nyhistory.org

Revisit the work of Robert Mapplethorpe

The late Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) remains one of
Photo Credit: The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

The late Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) remains one of the most talked-about artists to ever point a camera. His austere black-and-white pictures -- male nudes, flowers, self-portraits. depictions of the sadomasochism underground -- are as powerful today as they ever were. The Guggenheim is presenting his work in a two-part series, "Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now." Pictured: 'Self Portrait,' 1985.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, Jan. 25 through July 10, second series: July 24 to Jan. 5, 2020; 1071 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $25; 212-423-3500, guggenheim.org

See Jerry Seinfeld live at The Beacon

It's safe to say that the Massapequa High
Photo Credit: AFP Getty Images/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

It's safe to say that the Massapequa High School grad is one of the greatest comedians to ever crack a joke. Sure you might accidentally catch him in the Hamptons or during a filming of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but for a full take on what he's thinking about these days, Jerry Seinfeld is slated to appear at The Beacon Theatre this weekend and several more times before summer.
WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 (also Feb. 8, March 14 and 15, April 4 and 5, May 3 and 4 and June 6 and 7); 2124 Broadway, Manhattan 
INFO Tickets from $87.50; 212-465-6000, msg.com/beacon-theatre

Learn how NYC inspired a dance icon

The Tony- and Academy Award-winning Jerome Robbins may
Photo Credit: Jonathan Blanc

The Tony- and Academy Award-winning Jerome Robbins may have influenced the art of dance, but his work shows his style was heavily shaped by New York City. The exhibit, "Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York," takes a look at how the sounds, sights and personality of the Big Apple are either vaguely or clearly present in the man's creations.
WHEN | WHERE Through March 30 at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan
INFO Free; 917-275-6975, nypl.org

See comic Colin Quinn at Minetta Lane Theatre

Colin Quinn, a Brooklyn native and veteran comic,
Photo Credit: Red State Blue State/Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn, a Brooklyn native and veteran comic, has evolved from doing just comedy clubs to a series of one-man stage shows. This latest solo session, Red State Blue State, features his take on the current political divide in the United States -- so expect a solid skewering of both the left and right.
WHEN | WHERE Saturday, Jan. 5 through March 3; Minetta Lane Theatre: 18 Minetta Lane, Manhattan
INFO $67 to $87; colinquinn.com

Dive into Warhol at the Whitney

In what the Whitney is describing as its
Photo Credit: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutters/JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

In what the Whitney is describing as its largest monographic exhibition yet, this look back at the works of Andy Warhol is curated to show how the artist moved forward from a 1968 assassination attempt to grow, take even more risks and venture into creatives places even he hadn't considered. "Andy Warhol -- From A to B and Back Again" features works and materials found following his death in 1987, demonstrating that a man whose work often seemed before his time may is still extraordinarily relevant.
WHEN | WHERE Through March 31; Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan
INFO $25, free ages 18 and under; 212-570-3600, whitney.org

Take in Verdi’s 'Aida' at The Met

Composed more than a century ago by Giuseppe
Photo Credit: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera/Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera

Composed more than a century ago by Giuseppe Verdi, this production sees soprano Anna Netrebko taking on her first-ever Met Aida (until Oct. 11), working with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris and tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as Radames. (Cast will change mid-season.)
WHEN | WHERE Wednesday, Sept. 26, through March 7, Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza
INFO 212-362-6000, metopera.org
ADMISSION $131-$495

See the 'Pretty Woman' musical

It's opening weekend for this long-awaited musical, taken
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

It's opening weekend for this long-awaited musical, taken from the hit 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Andy Karl and Samantha Barks, pictured, take on those roles in the updated Cinderella story about a hooker with a heart of gold and the businessman who falls for her. 
WHERE | WHEN Through March 2019 at Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St., Manhattan
INFO From $99, 877-250-2929, ticketmaster.com

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