Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is a co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance Films in association with BAMcinématek and IFC Center. The 19th annual edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema celebrates the best in contemporary French filmmaking, including special appearances by Catherine Deneuve, Michel Gondry, Jacques Doillon, François Ozon, and more. March 7 – March 10.
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Beyond Bollywood is a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History from February 27, 2014 – August 15, 2015. The exhibition explores heritage, daily experience and the numerous diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to help shape the United States.
Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world, with Variety naming him one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” D’Elia previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy Whitney. He’s performing at Carolines, 1626 Broadway, on February 28 and March 1 at 8:00pm and 10:30pm. For more information, click ish.
Joyce Theater, located at 175 Eighth Avenue, presents the Brazilian Dance Festival. The aesthetic sensibility of Brazil is the inspiration for this sensational festival that focuses on four contemporary dance companies and some of the most exciting artists performing anywhere today.
Mimulus Companhia de Dança Feb 26-Mar 1 Dolores An evening-length piece inspired by the characters in the films of the great Pedro Almodóvar.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting contemporary Chinese art presenting works by 35 artists born in China. Featuring 70 works in various media—paintings, calligraphy, photographs, woodblock prints, video, and sculpture—that were created during the past three decades. Show runs through April 6. Address: 1000 5th Avenue.
The Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting Martin Wong’s extensive Street Art Collection, February 4 – August 24. Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works, consisting of artists such as Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000. The Martin Wong Collection includes over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
The Chinese New Year — The Lunar Year — starts tomorrow, Friday, January 31. 500,000 firecrackers will be lit in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park on January 31, 11pm. If you can’t make the firework show, there’s always the Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade Festival on Sunday, February 2, 1pm.
On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will host Super Bowl XLVIII. To celebrate, New York City, the Super Bowl Host Committee assembled “Super Bowl Boulevard,” a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square. Stop by a live concert, snap a photo with the Vince Lombardi Trophy or race down a specially made toboggan. Admission is freeand open to the public. January 29 – February 1. 34th Street to 47th Street – Broadway.
New York City Ballet Art Series 2014 presents JR, creator of the Inside Out street art series and recipient of the TED prize. NYCB will be exhibiting JR’s work during performances on January 23, February 7 and February 13. Tickets: $29.