The Dreidel Edition + New, Original Content
Welcome back to the bi-monthly emails. Working hard, but always finding time for some culture is the zeitgeist of living in the five boroughs. We're still updating the website almost daily, adding new things, deleting old things and placing information in the most easily accessible webspace possible for maximum Real-Life enjoyment!
Secondly, new, original content added this week. I love journalism -- I was born to do this -- and I have recently been indulging my photography hobby. Some of my photos have been published by the likes of Racquet and The Guardian. In this issue, I am introducing my first piece of original content for NY*Confidential -- a photo essay on the Billie Jean King exhibit at the New York Historical Society. If you get a chance, go see it. But you'll notice that, while BJK doesn't hide her LGBT side, the museum glosses over the struggle she had with coming out. It was a seminal moment in the life of young lesbians, and I explain the reasons in my essay on Medium.
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Bronx StorySLAM with the Moth: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 30 November, 7pm, $10.
92Y Presents Shantell Martin in Conversation with Ilana Glazer: Buttenwieser Hall, 30 November, 7pm, from $45.
Underground Manhattan, The History of the NYC Subway System: Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, New York, 1 December, 2:30pm, from $29.
Employee of the Month with Catie Lazarus: The Bell House, Brooklyn, 1 December, 7pm, $25.
Behind-the-Scenes @ Lyndhurst Mansion, the Jay Gould Estate: 635 Lyndhurst Museum Lane, Tarrytown, 2 December, 12:30pm, from $42.
Love, Gilda, Screening and Conversation: 2 December, 7pm, $35.
Employee of the Month with Catie Lazarus: The Bell House, Brooklyn, 1 December, 7pm, $25.
NYPL Presents Phillippe Petit: New York Public Library, 3 December, 7pm, $40.
92Y Presents Vanity Fair Diaries, Revenge of the 80s: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 4 December, 7pm, from $40.
92Y Presents Peter Sagal, The Incomplete Book of Running: Buttenwieser Hall, 4 December, 8pm, from $35.
Symphony Space Presents 50th Anniversay of Slouching Toward Bethlehem: Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 5 December, 7:30pm, from $26.
92Y Presents Jonathan Lethem and Lauren Groff: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 6 December, 7:30 pm, from $26.
Inside the Public Design Commission Archive, NYC's Design Review Agency: 253 Broadway, 6 December, 6:30pm, $30 refundable fee.
Underground Manhattan, The History of the NYC Subway System:Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, New York, 8 December, 2:30pm, from $29.
Nerd Nite: Littlefield, Brooklyn, 8 December, 7pm, from $10.
Inside the United Palace "Wonder Theatre," Largest Theater on Broadway: United Palace, 4140 Broadway, 9 December, 2pm, from $25.
Inside the Members-Only New York Society Library: The New York Society Library, 9 December, 2pm, from $25.
Books Are Magic Presents Abbi Jacobson, I Might Regret This: Books Are Magic, 10 December, 7:30pm, Free.
Uptown, Showdown features Sweet v. Savory: Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 11 December, 7:30pm, $16.
Powerhouse Presents Gina From Siberia: Powerhouse, Brooklyn, 12 December, 7pm, RSVP.
Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed: Join John Prendergast and photographer Ryan Gosling for a signing. Strand,14 December, 12:30pm, Admission.
Ask Me Another w/Jay Pharoah: The Bell House, Brooklyn, 17 December, 7pm, $20.
92Y Presents Steve Carell: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 20 December, 7 pm, from $45.
Catacombs by Candlelight Tour: Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Kiosk, 32 Prince Street, ongoing, from $35.
Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps: Jewish Museum, through 9 February, $18.
Exploring the 2018 Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Extravaganza: Rite Aid (Outside), 7009 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, 30 November, 1, 8, December, 7pm, from $32.
Holiday Train Show: New York Botanical Garden, 2 Bronx, through 21 January, $30.
Origami Holiday Tree: American Museum of Natural History, through 13 January, from $23.
Winterfest: Brooklyn Museum, through 30 December, Free.
Mark Morris Features The Hard Nut: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House,14-23 December, from $25.
The Hip-Hop Nutcracker: Kings Theatre, 23 December, from $45.
Nut/Cracked: The Flea, 20 Thomas Street, 20-22 December, from $35.
The Internet: 30 Nov., Bowery Ballroom
Yo La Tengo: 2-3 Dec. Bowery Ballroom
Orbital: 4 Dec., Brooklyn Steel
Rufus Wainwright: 4 December, Beacon Theatre
ALT 92.3 presents Not So Silent Night featuring Florence + the Machine, Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, AJR, Mike Shinoda, Foster the People, Bastille and Chvrches: 6 Dec., Barclay’s Center.
Bonobo: 6 Dec., Output
Mumford & Sons: 10 Dec., Madison Square Garden
Stars: 10 Dec., Brooklyn Steel
Esperanza Spalding: 12 Dec., Town Hall
v. Winnipeg Jets, 2 Dec., 6pm
v. Arizona Coyotes, 14 Dec., 7pm
v. Vegas Golden Knights, 16 Dec., 1pm
v. Anaheim Ducks, 18 Dec., 7pm
v. Philadelphia Flyers, 23 Dec., 7pm
v. Memphis Grizzlies, 30 Nov., 7:30pm
v. Cleveland Cavaliers, 3 Dec., 7:30pm
v. OKC Thunder, 5 Dec., 7:30pm
v. Toronto Raptors, 7 Dec., 7:30pm
v. New York Knicks, 8 Dec., 7:30pm @MSG
v. Washington Wizards, 14 Dec., 7:30pm
v. Atlanta Hawks, 16 Dec., 3pm
v. LA Lakers, 18 Dec., 7:30pm
v. Indiana Pacers, 21 Dec., 7:30pm
v. Phoenix Suns, 23 Dec., 6pm
v. Charlotte Hornets, 26 Dec., 7:30pm
Fabulation, or the Re-education of Undine: This satirical tale, set in New York City, follows successful African-American publicist Undine after her husband steals her hard-earned fortune. The Pershing Square Signature Center, through 6 January.
The White Album: Lars Jan’s multilayered vision of Joan Didion’s essay juxtaposes the author’s searing text with a glassed-in microcosm of social unraveling. BAM Harvey Theatre, through 1 December.
Thom Pain (based on nothing): Thom Pain desperately, and hilariously, tries to save his own life…or at least make it into something worth dying for. The Pershing Square Signature Center, through 9 December.
The Head and the Load: A play on the Ghanaian proverb, “the head and the load are the troubles of the neck,” the large-scale work expressively speaks to the nearly two million African porters and carriers. Park Ave. Armory, 4-15 December.
Wild Goose Dreams: Minsung is a “goose father,” a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America for a better life. Deeply lonely, he escapes onto the internet and meets Nanhee, a young defector forced to leave her family behind in North Korea. The Public, through 16 December.
The Prisoner: A provocative examination of law and justice, punishment and redemption. Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, through 16 December.
Slave Play: The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. New York Theatre Workshop, through 30 December/
Choir Boy: For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir.Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 12 December through 17 February.
Clueless, The Musical: Like the Alicia Silverstone-led film, the musical concerns Cher, a girl so optimistic she can’t see that her bungling attempts at playing Cupid disguise her own fashion-plated isolation. The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, through 12 January, from $35.
The Jungle: Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. St. Ann’s Warehouse, 4 December through 27 January.
The Net Will Appear: Bernard just wants to sit on his roof to enjoy a drink and get some peace and quiet. When his 9-year-old new neighbor, Rory discovers him out there. 59E59, 59 East 59th Street, through 5-30 December, from $35.
Alvin Ailey Dance Presents The Call: Ronald K. Brown’s seventh work for the Company promises to once again rouse audiences with harmony and hope. Alvin Ailey, through 30 December, see calendar, from $29.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Celebrate the holiday season with another round of brilliant pointe work and hilarious parodying of ballet classics by your favorite men in tights. The Joyce, 111-30 December, from $51.
Posing Modernity, the Black Model from Manet to Today: Explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, through 10 February,
Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera: Begins in the 1940s and extend into the twenty-first century to explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage through more than fifty works. The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave., opens 17 December, $25 suggested.
Dike Blair: Having begun his pictures of quotidian American scenes in the 1980s, Blair has painted photorealistic tableaus emanate from his own photographs. Karma, through 21 December, Free.
Becoming Astrid: Teenaged Astrid Lindren, who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life until she uses her flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. Film Forum, SoHo.
United Skates: When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle i to save a subculture that has given rise to some of the world's greatest musical talent. Cinema Village, West Village.
The Favourite: A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, she will fulfill her ambitions no matter what. Village East Cinema, East Village.
Shoplifters: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. They take her in and live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets. IFC Center, West Village.
Happy As Lazzaro: Lazzaro is a naive and optimistic farmer; Tancredi is a young man with a fervid imagination. Between the two it is born an unexpected friendship, until Tancredi makes his tracks lose in the city. IFC Center, West Village.