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Trenton Doyle Hancock

Studio Museum Harlem : 12:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 28

Hancock's self­portrait — a demonic figure with giant tube­shaped breasts — is decidedly unflattering, but it captures the essence of an artist immersed in the perversely humorous world of underground comics. This extensive survey features his long­running mythological... More >>

Harlem Art - Museums


Rough Trade NYC : 8:00 p.m. April 17

Brooklyn Music

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Cinemas : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 15 until April 26

The world­-famous festival brings the international film community to Manhattan, and each year it's a massive Hollywood-­infused affair: The 2014 festival drew a total of 400,000 attendees celebrating 89 features and 57 short films from 40 countries. This year's festival opens with the... More >>

Tribeca Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Overdue: James B. Harris

BAM Rose Cinemas : 7:30 p.m. daily until April 6

"Overdue," a traveling series co­-programmed by film critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold, returns to BAMcinématek with yet another genre delight: an eight­film retrospective of the work of producer, screenwriter, and director James B. Harris. While the titles on display... More >>

Fort Greene Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

It Shoulda Been You

Brooks Atkinson Theatre : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 14 until September 13

David Hyde Pierce, who collected four Emmys as Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, has been no less of a force on the stage, having recently won a Tony for his leading performance in the musical Curtains. This latest project is a don't ­miss affair, as it constitutes Pierce's Broadway directing... More >>

West 40s Theater


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:30 a.m. daily until June 7

It’s about time Björk Guðmundsdóttir got herself a retrospective. As the mononymous singer, songwriter, and composer, she’s been freaking us out consistently for two decades now — in the best possible way. Starting today, the Icelandic artist claims three... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

Queens Museum Studio Program Exhibition

Queens Museum of Art : 5:00 p.m. daily until June 28

The Queens Museum is perhaps best known for its massive panorama of the city, but there's a lot more going on, especially since its dramatic renovation in 2013. The institution celebrates its diverse home borough with cutting-edge and international art, and its studio program, which hosts... More >>

Flushing Art - Museums


BAM Harvey Theater : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 5 until May 3; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. from April 5 until May 3; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from April 5 until May 3

Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, much like the playwright's A Doll's House, was considered shocking, licentious, and inflammatory at the time of its premiere, and this award­winning production — arriving at BAM after praise­garnering runs at the Almeida Theatre and the West End —... More >>

Fort Greene Theater

Art of the Real

Film Society of Lincoln Center - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 11 until April 26

Co­programmed by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes, this second annual installment of "Art of the Real" promises an even more ambitious, expansive view of documentary work being made around the world. In addition to its main slate — the opening­night lineup includes U.S. and/or North... More >>

West 60s Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Kevin Hart

Barclays Center : 7:00 p.m. July 9

Brooklyn Comedy

Gabriel Figueroa

El Museo Del Barrio : 11:00 a.m. daily until June 27

Gabriel Figueroa was a prolific cinematographer who worked in both American and Mexican film, lending his singular imagery to the work of such legendary directors as John Huston, Luis Buñuel, and John Ford. He left his mark on over 200 films, and his sweeping, contemplative, often... More >>

East Harlem Art - Museums

Yankees Home Opener

Yankee Stadium : 1:00 p.m. April 6

Before you despair about the Yankees' upcoming season, keep two things in mind: First, there is no clear favorite in the A.L. East this year; the Orioles, who owned last year, lost a lot of power. The Red Sox and Blue Jays have acquired some gaudy free agents, but there's still no clear... More >>

Bronx Sports - Spectator

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Walter Kerr Theatre : 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.

Any chance to see Tony winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) on the boards is not to be missed, but his role in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder should be a treat eight times over. In this story, gentleman Monty (played by Bryce Pinkham) has... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Now Playing

The Devil Wears Prada+The Word Alive+Born of Osiris

Irving Plaza : 6:00 p.m. April 9

East Village Music

Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler

JACK : 8:00 p.m. daily until April 5

There's a mystical connection between these two Philadelphia choreographers, whose work has been described as "joyfully disorienting," and this new-ish Brooklyn space, demonstrated by The Dance Apocalypse/Solos, the deconstruction of a duet into two solos engaging questions of "clitoral... More >>

Prospect Heights Dance


Le Poisson Rouge : 8:00 p.m. April 15

Greenwich Village Music

Forward Ferguson

JACK : 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until June 30

Theater has brought citizens together to heal their ailing polis since the time of ancient Athens. These days our own divided city needs public forums badly, so it’s inspiring when a local performing-arts organization embraces that timeworn role. This month JACK, the Clinton Hill culture... More >>

Prospect Heights Theater

Pillow Fight NYC

Washington Square Park : 3:00 p.m. April 4

Battle your fellow New Yorkers in the most fun way possible: an urban pillow fight! Select a feather-­free pillow or teddy bear, bring your cuddly weapon to Washington Square Park, and on the organizers' signal, start swinging. It's a hilarious scene in the middle of the city, with some... More >>

Greenwich Village Recreation

Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film

BAM Rose Cinemas : 7:00 p.m. daily from April 3 until April 15

Curated by the terrific critic Ashley Clark — whose book on Spike Lee's Bamboozled is set to be published by The Critical Press in October 2015 — BAM's high-concept "Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film" incorporates a diverse assortment of work (science fiction, documentary,... More >>

Fort Greene Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church : 10:00 a.m. April 5

New York has the Annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival for the same reason Britain has royal weddings — absolutely insane and enthralling headgear. The tradition goes back to the 1870s, when the city's elite used to strut their stuff after church to show off their Easter Day finery.... More >>

West 50s Parades

Ex Hex

Le Poisson Rouge : 8:00 p.m. April 23

Greenwich Village Music

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Brooklyn Museum : 11:00 a.m. daily from April 3 until August 23

Jean-Michel Basquiat accomplished much in his brief life. He began by leaving a mark on Lower Manhattan — literally — with his graffiti, before eventually staging exhibits in prestigious galleries throughout the world and befriending the likes of Andy Warhol. Throughout the... More >>

Prospect Heights Art - Museums

Tsai Ming-­liang

Museum of the Moving Image : 7:00 p.m. daily from April 10 until April 26

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming­liang has been among the most profound voices in world cinema over the past quarter­century, making this overview of his work — the most comprehensive Tsai showcase in New York to date — perhaps the crucial repertory event of the season. Tsai's... More >>

Astoria Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

How Shakespeare Works: A Free Night Course

Cooper Union, Great Hall : 6:00 p.m. every Mon. until May 11

Wherefore be a fool when it comes to Shakespeare? The Cooper Union is offering nine free courses on the Bard and his plays, from February to May. Pick and choose which sessions to attend based on your favorites, or go to all and treat it like a semester of college. Esteemed author, scholar, and... More >>

East Village Literary Events

Cock Sparrer

Warsaw : 7:00 p.m. April 10

Back in 1976, the young punks in Cock Sparrer coulda been the next Sex Pistols, but they famously wouldn't cut their hair into a punk style for Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (another story has the reason as McLaren wouldn't buy them a second round of beers). Yet, as any punk worth her Docs... More >>

Greenpoint Music
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