Events on Friday, December 28

<em>This is Not a Film</em>

Film: Documentary

This is Not a Film

Friday 12/28 @ Videology

Are you familiar with the plight of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi? In 2010 he was arrested for the content of his... 

Dana Fuchs Naked Soul

Music: Indie

Dana Fuchs Naked Soul

Friday 12/28 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 A rare phenomenon whose unique voice and stage presence alludes to those of Janis Joplin, Etta James and Otis Redding, Dana... 

Ongoing Events

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

<em>Glengarry Glen Ross</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Glengarry Glen Ross

Friday 12/28 @ 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>The Clock</em>

Art: Video

The Clock

Friday 12/28 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

There are some great films in the theater this season, but nothing quite compares to Christian Marclay's The Clock. Having its... 

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Art

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Friday 12/28 @ Ricco Maresca Gallery

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

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

Art: Multimedia

Ann Hamilton: the event of a thread

Friday 12/28 @ 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),... 

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Books

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carving</em>

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Your Friday Adventure[s]

Music: DJ

Your Friday Adventure[s]

Friday 12/28 @ Bar Matchless

It's Friday night, you're in Williamsburg, and you just want to dance to a DJ who won't play their own agenda.... 

Little Care Box: Volunteer and Donate

Special Event: Volunteer

Little Care Box

Friday 12/28 @ 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>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

<em>Amour</em>

Film: Independent

Amour

Friday 12/28 @ Film Forum

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

<em>Restoration Comedy</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Restoration Comedy

Friday 12/28 @ The Flea Theater

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

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

Art: Multimedia

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

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

Theatre: Off-Broadway

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

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

Art: Group Show

Metamorphosis

Friday 12/28 @ Online

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

<em>Killing Them Softly</em>

Film: Wide Release

Killing Them Softly

Friday 12/28 @ Various locations

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

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

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite!</em>

Dance: Ballet

Chris March's Butt-Cracker Suite!

Friday 12/28 @ HERE Arts Center

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

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Friday 12/28 @ BAM

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

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

<em>The Heiress</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

The Heiress

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

<em>Django Unchained</em>

Film: Wide Release

Django Unchained

Friday 12/28 @ Various locations

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's super director Quentin Tarantino swooping into theaters with his most daring... 

The Santa Claus Association

City Gems

The Santa Claus Association

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Friday 12/28 @ IFC Center

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

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

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Shaka

Art

Shaka

Friday 12/28 @ Gallery Nine5

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

<em>Silver Linings Playbook</em>

Film: Wide Release

Silver Linings Playbook

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Golden Boy</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Golden Boy

Friday 12/28 @ The Belasco Theatre

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

<em>Tabu</em>

Film: Independent

Tabu

Friday 12/28 @ Film Forum

A former critic, Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes has made quite a name for himself on the film festival circuit. His second... 

<em>Chicago: The Musical</em>

Theatre: Musical

Chicago: The Musical

Friday 12/28 @ Ambassador Theatre

Chicago is the kiss-and-tell tale of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who kills her lover as a career move; Billy Flynn,... 

Scott's Pizza Tours

Food/Wine: Tasting

Pizza Tours

Friday 12/28 @ Various Locations

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

See it in 70mm!

Film

See it in 70mm!

Friday 12/28 @ Walter Reade Theatre

This holiday season, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is rewarding all the good little cinephiles out there with a series... 

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

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Friday 12/28 @ 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>The Art of Scent 1889-2012</em>

Art

The Art of Scent 1889-2012

Friday 12/28 @ 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.... 

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

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Skyfall</em>

Film: Wide Release

Skyfall

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Guided Tour of the Merchant’s House Museum

City Gems: Guided Tour

Merchant’s House Museum

Friday 12/28 @ Merchant's House Museum

<em>Pier Paolo Pasolini</em>

Film

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

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

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

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

Theatre: Revival

Working

Friday 12/28 @ 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>Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats</em>

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

<em>Hitchcock</em>

Film: Wide Release

Hitchcock

Friday 12/28 @ Various locations

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

<em>What Rhymes with America</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

What Rhymes with America

Friday 12/28 @ Linda Gross Theater

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

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

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

Art

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

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Art

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

George Bellows

Art: Painting & Drawing

George Bellows

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Art

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Art: Installation

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Friday 12/28 @ 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,... 

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Art: Multimedia

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Friday 12/28 @ The Jewish Museum

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

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Friday 12/28 @ The Jewish Museum

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

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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... 

Lucero

Music: Rock

Lucero

Friday 12/28 @ Brooklyn Bowl

Lucero is an alt-country/punk rock band from Memphis, TN. Formed in 1998, the six-piece has built its reputation on writing sing-along... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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

Friday 12/28 @ 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....