Events on Wednesday, December 19

Filmwax presents Docularious:&nbsp;<em>Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work</em>

Film: Documentary

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Wednesday 12/19 @ Maysles Cinema

For its bi-monthly series showcasing funny documentaries and comedy concert films, Filmwax has summoned up Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's 2010... 

<em>Francine</em>

Film: Independent

Francine

Wednesday 12/19 @ Nitehawk Cinema

Francine isn't a big film and it will likely not be making any Oscar short lists, but based on the strength... 

Elaine Stritch + Murali Doraiswamy Happy Talk

Theatre: Discussion

Elaine Stritch + Murali Doraiswamy Happy Talk

Wednesday 12/19 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 Media Sponsor is GAIAM TV Presented in association with Grand Editorial One-of-a-kind Broadway legendElaine Stritch revisits the highs and lows of her... 

Ongoing Events

<em>There There</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

There There

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Chocolate Factory

Kristen Kosmas is a compelling performer with a distinct poetic voice — rhythmic and humorous and verbose. In this show, she expresses... 

<em>Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats</em>

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic... 

Little Care Box: Volunteer and Donate

Special Event: Volunteer

Little Care Box

Wednesday 12/19 @ Various NYC locations

Since Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and its surrounding communities, we at Flavorpill have been so inspired by the many... 

<em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>

Film: Wide Release

Silver Linings Playbook

Wednesday 12/19 @ Angelika Film Center

To describe Pat Solatano as slightly unhinged may be an understatement. The leading man in David O. Russell's twisted romantic comedy-drama... 

<em>Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the... 

<em>Disgraced</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Disgraced

Wednesday 12/19 @ Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center

Disgraced dives into taboo subjects — politics, race, and religion — with unmitigated gusto. A dinner between two interracial couples is at the... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Wednesday 12/19 @ Whitney Museum of American Art

Wade Guyton's mid-career retrospective at the Whitney may forever change the way you think about paper jams. The American artist, who... 

<em>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Wednesday 12/19 @ Cort Theatre

When we heard Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner were in a play together, we had a "stop the presses"... 

<em>Book of Mormon</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Book of Mormon

Wednesday 12/19 @ Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 W 49th St)

We hestitated to lend our voices to the chorus of adoration for this show — only because we were afraid of being... 

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Art

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Wednesday 12/19 @ Ricco Maresca Gallery

Henry Darger, the Chicago custodian who went on to become posthumously known as one of the great outsider artists of the... 

<em>Chasing Ice</em>

Film: Documentary

Chasing Ice

Wednesday 12/19 @ Cinema Village

If hurricanes like Sandy aren't evidence enough, Jeff Orlowski's beautifully lensed documentary Chasing Ice delivers the one-two punch that our planet's... 

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Books

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Wednesday 12/19 @ New York Public Library

 More than simply one of England's greatest writers, Charles Dickens was, and remains, one of the most important writers of the... 

<em>Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas

Wednesday 12/19 @ Theatre at St. Clement's

The holiday season has enough cheese and schmaltz; the last place you want to find it is at the theater. That's... 

Edvard Munch's <em>The Scream</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Wednesday 12/19 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

As much as we'd all like to be gazillionare art collectors, the reality is, for most of us, Sotheby's is just... 

Sony Artist in Residence at Roosevelt Field

Art

Sony Artist in Residence at Roosevelt Field

Wednesday 12/19 @ Roosevelt Field

For 11 days this December, Sony is hosting an Artist in Residence at each of its stores, nationwide. You can swing... 

<em>Killing Them Softly</em>

Film: Wide Release

Killing Them Softly

Wednesday 12/19 @ Various locations

Everyone suffers in a recession, even the gangsters in the latest film from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward... 

<em>Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carving</em>

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral... 

<em>Golden Boy</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Golden Boy

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Belasco Theatre

From the snappy opening scene to the somber closing one, Clifford Odets' Golden Boy is naggingly familiar. Why? Since Golden Boy... 

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Wednesday 12/19 @ BAM

Selected Artists: Glen Baldridge Timothy Hull & Future Expansion Architecture Ed Purver Showpaper featuring Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler &... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Wednesday 12/19 @ Minskoff Theatre

More than 60 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that... 

<em>Forever Dusty</em>

Theatre: Musical

Forever Dusty

Wednesday 12/19 @ New World Stages

The rare jukebox musical with depth, Forever Dusty follows the career of Irish soul legend Dusty Springfield over four decades. Casual listeners... 

Ann Hamilton: <em>the event of a thread</em>

Art: Multimedia

Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread

Wednesday 12/19 @ Park Avenue Armory

Internationally acclaimed visual artist Ann Hamilton creates a dream-like immersive experience, complete with pigeons, swings, and text (both spoken and written),... 

ReVision Arts Collective: <em>Metamorphosis</em>

Art: Group Show

Metamorphosis

Wednesday 12/19 @ Online

The ReVision Arts Collective has created an online art gallery (IRL edition to come) around the theme of metamorphosis. Artists were... 

The Big Terrific

Comedy

The Big Terrific

Wednesday 12/19 @ Cameo Gallery

If the giggles elicited by clowning around with your friends aren't evidence enough, Big Terrific proves that hearty laughs can be... 

Shaka

Art

Shaka

Wednesday 12/19 @ Gallery Nine5

French street artist Shaka is apparently a mainstay of the Parisian graffiti scene, and the fascinating thing about his more recent... 

The New Group presents <em>The Good Mother</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

The Good Mother

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Acorn at Theatre Row

Larissa (Gretchen Moll) believes she is the ultimate Good Mother to her special-needs daughter, and playwright Francine Volpe has her emphatically... 

<em>White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain</em>

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Frick Collection

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131... 

<em>Glengarry Glen Ross</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Glengarry Glen Ross

Wednesday 12/19 @ Schoenfeld Theater

David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winning play about 48 hours in the lives of a quartet of Chicago real estate agents and... 

<em>Amour</em>

Film: Independent

Amour

Wednesday 12/19 @ Film Forum

One of our favorite films of 2012, Michael Haneke's Amour takes a long, uncompromising look at the realities of aging. Emmanuelle... 

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Wednesday 12/19 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

With awards season almost upon us, MoMA's curators have done their customary review of this year's cinematic crop and pulled those... 

The Santa Claus Association

City Gems

The Santa Claus Association

Wednesday 12/19 @ City Reliquary

In the early part of the 20th century, letters to Santa Claus kept ending up in the post office’s Dead Letter... 

<em>Pier Paolo Pasolini</em>

Film

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Wednesday 12/19 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

If a filmmaker's importance was judged by the number of MoMA retrospectives they received, Pier Paolo Pasolini would rank in the... 

<em>The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook</em>

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Wednesday 12/19 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde... 

<em>Consuming Spirits</em>

Film: Animation

Consuming Spirits

Wednesday 12/19 @ Film Forum

Definitely not fun for the whole family, Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spirits is an animated psychological drama that engrosses the viewer in... 

Sony Artist in Residence at Datavision New York

Art

Sony Artist in Residence at Datavision New York

Wednesday 12/19 @ DataVision

For 11 days this December, Sony is hosting an Artist in Residence at each of its stores, nationwide. You can swing by... 

<em>The Art of Scent 1889-2012</em>

Art

The Art of Scent 1889-2012

Wednesday 12/19 @ Museum of Art and Design

Olfactory art is finally getting a nod with this must-experience show currently on display at the Museum of Arts and Design.... 

<em>What Rhymes with America</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

What Rhymes with America

Wednesday 12/19 @ Linda Gross Theater

Nothing rhymes with "America," as a one of the characters readily admits in this wryly funny but poignant family drama. Written... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Wednesday 12/19 @ FIT Museum

Sartorialists, prepare to dust off your WASP-iest Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers for a journey through prep-land. Traveling the ages of... 

<em>Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Frick Collection

In keeping with its tradition of exhibiting masterworks from collections outside of New York, the Frick will present fifty-eight drawings from... 

<em>Restoration Comedy</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Restoration Comedy

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Flea Theater

Fans of immersive theatre, grab your petticoats and periwigs and get ye to the Flea posthaste for the New York premiere... 

<em>The Comedy</em>

Film: Independent

The Comedy

Wednesday 12/19 @ Videology

Rick Alverson's latest film is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. It might be called the Comedy and star comedian Tim... 

Scott's Pizza Tours

Food/Wine: Tasting

Pizza Tours

Wednesday 12/19 @ Various Locations

Pizza in New York is a point of contention (and competition) for many, but if there's one man that knows his... 

<em>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Wednesday 12/19 @ IFC Center

Award-winning French filmmaker Léos Carax celebrates life in his brilliant and bizarre Holy Motors. Starring Denis Lavant as Monsieur Oscar, the... 

Prospect Theater Company presents <em>Working</em>

Theatre: Revival

Working

Wednesday 12/19 @ 59E59 Theaters

Even if it wasn't the centenary of newspaperman Studs Terkel's birth, this lively revival of Working couldn't be more timely. This 1977... 

<em>Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop</em>

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Photoshopped!" The very word can send an analog photographer’s snobbery and/or justified pride into overload. Photoshop? How dare they! But while... 

<em>Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite!</em>

Dance: Ballet

Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite!

Wednesday 12/19 @ HERE Arts Center

Chris March has competed on Project Runway, had his own reality show, been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, and outfitted... 

Sony Artist in Residence at Sony Plaza

Art

Sony Artist in Residence at Sony Plaza

Wednesday 12/19 @ Sony Plaza

For 11 days this December, Sony is hosting an Artist in Residence at each of its stores, nationwide. You can swing by... 

<em>Hitchcock</em>

Film: Wide Release

Hitchcock

Wednesday 12/19 @ Various locations

After taking on Nixon, Picasso, Hilter, and John Quincy Adams, the tremendously gifted Anthony Hopkins dons a fat-suit and prosthetics to... 

Quay Brothers: <em>On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets</em>

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Wednesday 12/19 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their... 

<em>The Heiress</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

The Heiress

Wednesday 12/19 @ Walter Kerr Theatre

"Feminism lurked in the wings during the Gilded Age," intimates Broadway's latest revival of The Heiress. A theatrical adaptation of Henry... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

Funded by the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation and opened in 1991, the Rose Museum chronicles Carnegie Hall’s history. It exhibits... 

<em>Skyfall</em>

Film: Wide Release

Skyfall

Wednesday 12/19 @ Various theaters

Bond is back and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed by the latest installment, which sees Daniel Craig reprising... 

<em>Mary Poppins</em>

Theatre: Musical

Mary Poppins

Wednesday 12/19 @ New Amsterdam Theatre

Now in its 5th phenomenal year at the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre on New York City's 42nd Street, MARY POPPINS has... 

<em>Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike</em>

Theatre: Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday 12/19 @ Lincoln Center

Even die-hard Chekhov boycotters will happily snicker through Christopher Durang's latest, a comic antidote to angst-ridden, slow moving Russian drama. Chronicling... 

The Art of <em>Rise of the Guardians</em>

Art: Multimedia

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

Wednesday 12/19 @ Museum of the Moving Image

Animation fans and those who walk away from a cinematic experience wondering "how did they do that?" will find solace in... 

D&uuml;rer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Morgan Library

 Munich's Staatliche Graphische Sammlung is one of Europe's great art collections, and for the first time, pieces from their collection will make... 

<em>All That Fall</em>

Theatre

All That Fall

Wednesday 12/19 @ BAM Fishman Space

The cutting-edge experimental Irish theatre company that exploded Hamlet in The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane and deconstructed Hansel and Gretel with... 

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Art

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some 50 works from the collection of Marshall and... 

Yvonne Meier's The Shining

Art: Performance

Yvonne Meier's The Shining

Wednesday 12/19 @ New York Live Arts

Dec 11 - 16 at 8pm & 9:30pm, Dec 18 - 22 at 8pm & 9:30pm Back by popular demand, The Shining is... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Jewish Museum

Ori Gersht makes videos and photographs on borders, thresholds, and transitions in time and place. In Dew (2001, 3 min., 17... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The meteoric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711-1793) and his son David (1743-1807) is the most spectacular chapter in... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Wednesday 12/19 @ El Museo del Barrio

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will examine the visual arts and aesthetic development across the Caribbean, considering the histories of the... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Met Museum’s Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford... 

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Art

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Take part in this long-established yuletide tradition in New York and see the Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Jewish Museum

England’s Bodleian Library at Oxford University, established by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602, is renowned for its great treasures. Among them... 

New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Art

New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This third and final phase of the American Wing renovation project comprises 26 renovated and enlarged galleries for the Met Museum’s... 

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Art

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Wednesday 12/19 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 Radical Terrain, the third exhibition in the series Modernist Art from India,highlights the exploration of landscape in Indian art for the generation... 

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Art

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored... 

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Art: Installation

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Wednesday 12/19 @ Asia Society and Museum

Asia Society Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of leading Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao (born 1961,... 

George Bellows

Art: Painting & Drawing

George Bellows

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At the time of his death from appendicitis at the age of 42, George Bellows (1882–1925), was regarded as one of... 

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Art: Multimedia

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol, the East Coast premiere of Sharon Lockhart’s latest body of work. In... 

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gütschow, and others, have used... 

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Wednesday 12/19 @ Public Art Fund

Oscar Tuazon’s art typically combines industrial and natural materials to transform the experience of a building or space. The rough and... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Wednesday 12/19 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in... 

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Art: Sculpture

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To visualize life-size and colossal marbles, the great Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) began by rapidly modeling small clay sketches.... 

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Art

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the 20th century.... 

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Art

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Wednesday 12/19 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition highlights specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and...