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WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 22


Black Burlesque (Revisited) hops to it at DTW (see Wednesday).
photo: Elizabeth Cerejido
Black Burlesque (Revisited) hops to it at DTW (see Wednesday).

Art

GLENN KAINO

"Simple System for Dimensional Transformation" links a minuscule, flapping origami bird to a jackalope on a rotating Astroturf hill to a showerhead that powers a big, toothy waterwheel splashing into an inflatable pool. Simple? It's about the power of causality and the continuum from a flat bit of paper to the fourth dimension. Says the hot young Californian artist, "I like to imagine that the bird powers the whole thing. Actually, it's the other way round." LEVIN

Through November 1, the Project, 37 West 57th Street, 212.688.4673

Dance

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

Revivals of Antony Tudor's Pillar of Fire, Sir Frederick Ashton's Symphonic Variations, and Agnes de Mille's Three Virgins and a Devil highlight opening week of this grand national touring troupe's fall season of intimate works. Also on view are dances by Balanchine, Graham, Forsythe, Kylian, and others. Opening night's a gala. ZIMMER

At 7, and Thursday and Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at 7:30, and October 29 through November 9, City Center, 135 West 55th Street, 212.581.1212

'BLACK BURLESQUE (REVISITED)'

Reggie Wilson's Fist & Heel Performance Group collaborates with the Zimbabwe-based a cappella group Black Umfolosi and Trinidad's Noble Douglas Dance Company on a work that unites African, Caribbean, and African American styles with modern dance language, growing out of Wilson's longtime engagement with sacred and secular materials in the African diaspora. ZIMMER

At 7, and Thursday through Saturday, and October 29 through November 1, Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street, 212.924.0077

Film

ITALIAN FILM POSTERS

Subtitles in reverse, these vintage Italian movie posters—many from the collection of critic Dave Kehr, author of a new book on the subject—transform familiar Hollywood movies like Spellbound, On the Waterfront, In a Lonely Place, and Funny Face into something hot, lush, and exotically Mediterranean. HOBERMAN

Opens today, Posteritati, 239 Centre Street, 212.226.2207

Music

'14TH ANNUAL CABARET CONVENTION'

The staunch fighters for the perpetuation of the Great American Songbook, including chapters currently being written, finish their week demonstrating for the cause. Due to campaign, whether they've recently done local boîte time or not, are Elaine Stritch, Lynn Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Barbara Carroll, Christine Ebersole, Jason Graae, Marcia Lewis, Mark Nadler, Baby Jane Dexter, Joyce Breach, and Johnny Rodgers, plus less well-known names. FINKLE

Through Friday at 6 and Saturday at 2, Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, 212.840.2824

THE NEW DEAL+MY MORNING JACKET+ KILLING JOKE+VHS OR BETA+ BLACK BOX RECORDER+THE FEVER

CMJ's opening bash is marathon length, but boasts a quality lineup as usual. Locals the Fever bring the synth-rock, Brit sophisticates Black Box Recorder bring the synth-pop, resurrected post-punk pioneers Killing Joke bring the synth-goth, stoner country boys My Morning Jacket bring the jam-band guitar noodling, and Canadians the New Deal bring the jam-band electro noodling. You bring comfortable shoes and a tolerance for hobnobbing industry people. PHILLIPS

At 8, Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, 212.353.1600

Theater

'THE COLLEEN BAWN'

The Victorians loved Dion Boucicault's tale of a fair ("bawn") colleen, a shiftless rogue, a hypocritical hunchback, and a climactic rescue from drowning. You may fall for it too in another of Charlotte Moore's pocket-sized productions for the Irish Rep. Heather O'Neill plays Eily, the fair girl of the title, with Paul Vincent Black in Boucicault's own role, the scamp Miles-na-Coppaleen. FEINGOLD

Through November 30, Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, 212.727.2737

 


THURSDAY

OCTOBER 23


Books

MAGGIE ESTEP+NELLY REIFLER+

AMANDA STERN

In The Long Haul, Amanda Stern's slim, concentrated debut novel, the nameless heroine unearths a list she drew up at age 12, a life plan. The enumerations include anticipated rituals (#1: "Get ears pierced?"), domestic matters (#19: "Buy a farmhouse. Grow vegetables"), and ladder rungs for an artistic career. She finds that she derailed at #5 ("Study painting") but can at least do #8: "Leave home. Done. Crossed out. I'm gone." PARK

At 7, Housing Works Used Bookstore & Café, 126 Crosby Street, 212.334.3324

Film

'RED-HEADED WOMAN'

The ultimate Jean Harlow flick, written by Anita Loos, features Hollywood's slinkiest sex bomb as an implacable (and unpunished) home wrecker. This 1932 movie is wonderfully, shamelessly pre-Code; MGM producer Irving Thalberg evidently figured that, as long as the audience took it as comedy, his studio was in the clear. Loos biographer Cari Beauchamp will introduce. HOBERMAN

At 6, MOMA at the Gramercy, 127 East 23rd Street, 212.777.4900

Music

MARTIAL SOLAL TRIO

After decades of invisibility on this side of the pond, the brilliant French pianist is getting his due. Last summer he reunited with Konitz; this time it's Phil Woods and Steve Lacy, as part of the J@LC "As of Now" series—and that would surely be enough, but this concert also offers a chance to hear the American debut of Herve Sellin, the pianist and arranger, leading a 10-piece band. Never seen Solal? He will amaze you. GIDDINS

Today and Saturday at 8, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 65th Street and Broadway, 212.721.6500

Photo

BRUCE DAVIDSON

Greenberg inaugurates its handsome new space with a museum-worthy show of Davidson's previously unexhibited vintage prints, including outtakes from several of his most famous extended photo-essays. The range is broad and deep, the stance never less than fully engaged. Davidson treats civil rights activists, teenage Brooklyn gang members, circus performers, and the unflappable residents of East 100th Street with a combination of evenhanded objectivity and passionate concern. The results are riveting. ALETTI

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