NY*Confidential What's On: The Dreidel Edition + New Original Content

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The Dreidel Edition + New, Original Content

Greetings, NYConfidants!

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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   See Billie Jean King in all her glory at the New York Historical Society. The exhibit christens the new Center for women’s history. And you can read a quick review on my Medium site.

See Billie Jean King in all her glory at the New York Historical Society. The exhibit christens the new Center for women’s history. And you can read a quick review on my Medium site.

BOOK/LECTURE/FESTIVAL

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.

PEN Out Loud Presents Lest We Forget: Strand, 12 December, 7pm, Admission.

Powerhouse Presents Gina From Siberia: Powerhouse, Brooklyn, 12 December, 7pm, RSVP.

PEN Out Loud Presents Visual Disobedience: Strand, 12 December, 7pm, Admission.

Congo Stories: Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and GreedJoin 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.

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.

   Radio City Music Hall and the sites and sounds of New York, welcome everyone for the Holidays. Lots of happenings to peruse below. 

Radio City Music Hall and the sites and sounds of New York, welcome everyone for the Holidays. Lots of happenings to peruse below. 

CHRISTMAS

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.

Nutcracker(s):

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.

   If you are not over Indie supergroup Mumford and Sons, catch them at MSG on 10 December.

If you are not over Indie supergroup Mumford and Sons, catch them at MSG on 10 December.

CONCERT

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

SongkickTicketfly or Bowery Presents

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HOCKEY

New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden)

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

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BASKETBALL

Brooklyn Nets (Barclays Center)

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

   London and far away places beckon, but these immigrants are caught in the camp outside Calais, waiting for their chance to leave  The Jungle.  At St. Ann’s Warehouse.

London and far away places beckon, but these immigrants are caught in the camp outside Calais, waiting for their chance to leave The Jungle. At St. Ann’s Warehouse.

THEATRE

Fabulation, or the Re-education of UndineThis 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 AlbumLars 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 LoadA 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 DreamsMinsung 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 PrisonerA provocative examination of law and justice, punishment and redemption. Theatre for a New Audience, Brooklyn, through 16 December.

Slave PlayThe 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 MusicalLike 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 JungleMeet 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 AppearBernard 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.

DANCE

Alvin Ailey Dance Presents The CallRonald 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 CarloCelebrate 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.

   Dike Blair paints photorealistic tableaus of everyday life. See him now at Karma in the LES.

Dike Blair paints photorealistic tableaus of everyday life. See him now at Karma in the LES.

CANVAS   

Posing Modernity, the Black Model from Manet to TodayExplores 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 BlairHaving 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.

   Feel like experiencing the fear of god. Check out the new Nat Geo doc,  Free Solo , about Alex Honnold’s free climb of El Capitan.

Feel like experiencing the fear of god. Check out the new Nat Geo doc, Free Solo, about Alex Honnold’s free climb of El Capitan.

CINEMA

Free Solo: Portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he climbs the face of El Capitan... without a rope. Angelika, West Village.

Becoming AstridTeenaged 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.

Las Sandinistas!Untold story of the women who fought in war on the front lines of Nicaragua's Sandinista revolution. Film Forum, SoHo.

United SkatesWhen 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 FavouriteA 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.

The World Before Your FeetThere are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all. Quad Cinema, East Village.

Roma: A vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. IFC Center, West Village.

ShopliftersAfter 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 LazzaroLazzaro 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.