NY*Confidential What's On: The Best-Of, Awards-Season Edition

Can you play it as cool as this guy when we get our dusting, our snow-bombing or both this weekend?

Can you play it as cool as this guy when we get our dusting, our snow-bombing or both this weekend?

NY*Confidential.

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The Snowpocalypse Survival Edition

Greetings, NYConfidants!

The snow is coming. 

We seemed to have survived with very little so far -- and it's just in time to leave everyone hanging on the edge of their seats. Will we make it skiing? What about that Fred Lebow Half I'm running? Will I have to stay in my apartment at watch Bar Rescue marathons all weekend? 

Nope. Pull on your Sorels and trudge on over to the Park Avenue Armor to see The Winter Show an array of the world's top fine and decorative arts. Ask Me Another with Monet X-Change, best known for competing on season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, is back at the Bell House. Several  Moth StorySLAM  editions are ready for your stories, as are after-hours peeks @ The Brooklyn Museum and @ Eclectic Props, Largest Film & TV Prop Company in NY.

New York City Ballet (2019 Season) comes back next week with new stuff from resident choreographer Justin Peck and your favorite troubadour, Sufjan Stevens. Or get your rugby on before the world cup with the play at Alone it Stands at 59E59 Theatres. New movies are ready to go, as are the Oscar contenders. So enjoy the city! And if you miss anything, it's always on the website, NY*Confidantial (www.nyconfidant.com) which you can trust for the best—not the boring, not the basest, not the high-Browest—things to do in New York. Now updated daily.

Lastly, in going with the current trend of indie-supported, I have opened an account on something called Patreon. Seems as if a lot of 'influencers' use it. And while I might not be as persuasive as say, this guy, it costs me to keep this going. And I love what I do. I love it. The pay, however, is shit.

Looking forward to keeping this going in 2019! 


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The leading art, antiques and design fair in America, The Winter Show, features 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Hit up the Park Avenue Armory for Old Skool New York.

The leading art, antiques and design fair in America, The Winter Show, features 70 of the world's top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Hit up the Park Avenue Armory for Old Skool New York.

BOOK/LECTURE/FESTIVAL

The Moth StorySLAM (Drive): HousingWorks Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, 17 January, 7pm, $15. Tickets.

Books Are Magic Presents, John Kenney: Talk to Me:  225 Smith Street, 17 January, 7:30pm, Free.

Exploring the American Academy of Arts & Letters HQ: 633 West 155th Street, 18 January, 3:30pm, $25.

The Winter Show: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave., 18-27 January, $25.

Ask Me Another with Monet X-Change: The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, 22 January, 7:30pm, $20.

Strand Presents Amalia AndradeYou Always Change the Love of Your Life: Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 22 January, 7pm, Free.

McSweeney’s Presents One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism: HousingWorks Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, 22 January, 7pm, Free.

The NYPL Presents Jason Rezaian and David Remnick, PrisonerNew York Public Library, 42nd and 5th Ave., 22 January, 7:30pm, $40.

Symphony Space Presents James Thurber’s World w/ Roz Chast: Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 97th and Broadway, 23 January, 7:30pm, from $29.

Bronx Moth StorySLAMBronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St., Bronx, 25 January, 7pm, $10. Tickets.

Underground Manhattan, The History of the NYC Subway System: Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 26 January, 2pm, from $29.

Exclusive After-Hours Highlights Tour @ The Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 26 January, 6pm, from $39.

Behind-the-Scenes @ Eclectic Props, Largest Film & TV Prop Company in NY: 47-51 33rd Street, 26 January, from $25.

Housing Works Presents The Falconer with Dana Czapnik and Salman Rushdie: HousingWorks Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, 29 January, 7pm, Free.

John J. Harvey Boat: Pier 66A, Ongoing, Free. Occasional 60-minute boat trips around New York Harbor, RSVP.

Catacombs by Candlelight Tour Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Kiosk, 32 Prince Street, Ongoing, from $35. 
 

LAST OF THE HOLIDAY 2019

Holiday Train Show: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, through 21 January, $30.

Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps: Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St., through 9 February, $18.

Sharon Van Etten, aka ‘Comeback Kid’ arrives at the Beacon Theatre in February.

Sharon Van Etten, aka ‘Comeback Kid’ arrives at the Beacon Theatre in February.

CONCERT

The Lemon Twigs: 18-19 Jan., Music Hall of Williamsburg

Young the Giant (Acoustic): 23 Jan., Starland Ballroom

Damien Rice: 25 Jan., the Town Hall

Wu-Tang Clan: 27 Jan., Terminal 5

Four Tet: 5-6 Feb., Brooklyn Steel

Groove Armada: 8 Feb., Good Room, Brooklyn

Sharon Van Etten: 9 Feb., Beacon Theatre

Beirut: 10-11 Feb., Brooklyn Steel; 16 Feb., Music Hall of Williamsburg

Interpol: 16 Feb., Madison Square Garden

Bob Mould: 21 Feb., Brooklyn Steel

James Blake: 24-25 Feb., Terminal 5

Deerhunter: 27 Feb., Brooklyn Steel

The Kooks: 28 Feb., Terminal 5

SongkickTicketflyor Bowery Presents

JP Morgan Tournament of Champions     : Squash’s biggest stage returns to Vanderbilt Hall with a record prize purse of $357,500. contested over an expanded nine days of match play on the all-glass Oracle NetSuite SuiteSuccess Court. Grand Central Station, through 24 January,      Tickets     .

JP Morgan Tournament of Champions: Squash’s biggest stage returns to Vanderbilt Hall with a record prize purse of $357,500. contested over an expanded nine days of match play on the all-glass Oracle NetSuite SuiteSuccess Court. Grand Central Station, through 24 January, Tickets.

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HOCKEY

New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden)

v. Chicago Blackhawks, 17 Jan., 7pm

v. Philadelphia Flyers, 29 Jan., 7:30pm

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BASKETBALL

Brooklyn Nets (Barclays Center)

v. Sacramento Kings, 21 Jan., 3:30pm

v. Orlando Magic, 23 Jan., 7:30pm

v. New York Knicks, 25 Jan., 7:30pm

v. Chicago Bulls, 29 Jan., 7:30pm

Alone It Stands  at 59E59 revisits the days when a small Irish rugby team faced off against the New Zealand All Blacks, rightly considered one of the best rugby teams in history.

Alone It Stands at 59E59 revisits the days when a small Irish rugby team faced off against the New Zealand All Blacks, rightly considered one of the best rugby teams in history.

THEATRE

Alone it StandsOn October 31, 1978, a small rugby team faced off against the New Zealand All Blacks: Ireland, a team in grip of a terrible recession and war. 59E59,through 27 January.

Merrily We Roll AlongFiasco Theater reimagines its next Stephen Sondheim creation: this audacious musical about a trio of showbiz friends who fall apart and come together over 20 years. Laura Pels Theatre, through 7 April.

On Blueberry HillChristy and PJ are the best of friends and worst of enemies... through murder, forgiveness, survival, and ultimately, love. 59E59,  through 3 February.

DANCE

New York City Ballet (2019 Season)George Balanchine, the ballet co-founder, profoundly said that the sweat leads to the beauty, If so, ballet composers are perspiring hard this season with six world premieres... and Sufjan Stevens, the omnipresent troubadour. David H. Koch Theater, through 3 March, Tickets.

See Liliana Porter’s miniature figurines to making a statement about reality, labor and self-awareness in the artist’s first solo show in 20 years at El Museo del Barrio.

See Liliana Porter’s miniature figurines to making a statement about reality, labor and self-awareness in the artist’s first solo show in 20 years at El Museo del Barrio.

GALLERY

Liliana Porter: Other SituationsAmong the significant pieces included in the exhibition are the “Forced Labor” series, in which the artist utilizes miniature figurines to make a statement about reality, labor and self-awareness. El Museo del Barrio, through, 27 January.

Lois Dodd, FlashingsAn array of 50 small paintings produced on a small aluminum “flashing” in 15-20 minutes, without later revision. Kind of like the Tweets of Donald Trump, who makes an appearance. Alexandre Gallery, through 9 February.

Lucinda Grange, City Cross-SectionNamed after an ongoing project by Grange, City Cross-Section takes viewer on a global tour of the underworld. Lyle O Reitzel, Free.

Can the relationship between two wealthy women survive when one of them is jailed and the other falls in lust while trying to save her? Quality lesbian drama in  The Heiresses.

Can the relationship between two wealthy women survive when one of them is jailed and the other falls in lust while trying to save her? Quality lesbian drama in The Heiresses.

CINEMA

The HeiressesChela and Chiquita, both descended from wealthy families in Paraguay, have been together for over 30 years. But when their financial worsens, they sell off their inherited possessions.and Chela provides a local taxi service to elderly wealthy ladies. Film Forum, SoHo.

Don’t Come Back from the MoonWhen all the men in a remote California desert town walk away from their families, they leave their angry, frustrated sons and daughters behind to act out and look for love in their abandonment. Cinema Village, West Village.  

Cold WarA passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. Film Forum, SoHo; Film Society of Lincoln Center, UWS.

FyreThe Fyre Music Festival, created by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas. Then it all fell apart. IFC Center, West Village.

What Is DemocracyDirector Astra Taylor's idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government to a mounting refugee crisis to the United States. IFC Center, West Village.

Who WIll Write Our HistoryLed by historian Emanuel Ringelblum (code name Oyneg Shabes), a clandestine group of journalists, and scholars in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda with pen and paper. Narrated by Joan Allen and Adrian Brody. Quad Cinema, East Village.