Go Out with a Smile! (You’ll thank us later) from ICB Behind the Scenes
Just because you’re on a detox cleanse, you’re cold, or ‘saving money’ doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself in your apartment, and suffer with impending cabin fever. You can already feel it creeping up on you. Halfway through January and you’re sitting in your place alone, so quiet you can hear a pin drop. Your friends are about to issue a missing persons warrant. Now, no one wants that.
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So, at ICB we fully endorse you to dig up your best coat, pile the winter armor on, slap on the lip balm, and get out there.
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To whet your appetite, we’ve made a list of the most delicious, tempting, and not-to-miss options for last half of January (phew, this month is going fast!)
January 20–March 1
The New York City Ballet returns to Lincoln Center this winter with a slew of breathtaking performances. The season kicks off with an all-Balanchine evening, consisting of Serenade, Agon and Symphony in C. The remainder of the six-week season includes more Balanchine performances along with celebrations of regional works from Germany (featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach), Russia and Italy as well as several performances of Romeo and Juliet.
January 23–February 1
Each winter, the most prestigious antiques show in America comes to the Park Avenue Armory, featuring “the best of the best,” from Roman antiquities to mid-century-modern items. Expect to see plenty of Americana, plus English, European and Asian fine wares and decorative arts. The show also serves as a benefit for the East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx that provides social services and educational programs to give people the tools to improve their economic status and their lives.
Until March 4th
This exhibition poses the question, What did people “hear” when they looked at paintings of musical performances by Caravaggio and his contemporaries? There is no doubt that these pictures had an intentionally aural, as well as visual, component: silent music is their theme.
The New York Ceramics & Glass Fair
The show is set on three floors of the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), and features over 30 top-tier vetted Galleries and Private Dealers from the United States, England, Europe and Asia. On display will be everything from 17th century to contemporary objects, including porcelain, pottery, glass, cloisonné and enamels.
Until March 7th
Fluidity. Containment. Scientific Innovation. Over the course of its history, these characteristics have become synonymous with the materiality of glass. The exhibition Material Location features contemporary investigations of these essential glass qualities by 7 artists in the Greater New York City Area.
January 27 at Terminal 5
Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman, and Dominic (Dot) Major formed this act some six years ago while students at Nottingham University. Soon after completing their studies, the trio signed to the label Ministry of Sound and recorded their first album, “If You Wait,” a superbly moody collection of trip-hop. Released late in 2013, it rocketed the band to success. The sudden fame seems to have slightly spooked the outfit—in particular the mesmerizing front woman Reid, who suffers from stage fright—but their reaction only adds to their introspective charm.
January 24 (Secret Location)
Fleurs du Mal is a new series of artistic actions presenting the best Dance, Electronic, and Techno DJ’s New York has to offer. For those who know or those who want to be experienced…For those who want something beyond the dance, more mystical, rawer, romantic, futuristic… you are in the right place.
January 31st (Secret Location)
The mysterious, enigmatic, innovative, and lush-thumping dance party is back to grace New York City with one of the most unexpected line-ups this side of 2015. Detroit DJ Manuel Gonzales will headline at Error404’s Factory Settings affair alongside Proper Trax affiliate Alex Falk and a cast of locals. The party will go down at an undisclosed location to be announced the day of the event.- Ana Roman