WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2013
at Minetta Lane Theatre | If the first thing you think of when you hear "The Nutcracker" is tutus, this show would like you to reconsider.
at JTT | Simpson's sculptures hover like disembodied department-store mannequins and the ghosts of fashions past.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
at New York City Center | Ailey's dancers are best known for interpreting their founder's work, but it's often more exciting to see their bodies pushed in new directions, and this season, the repertoire gets three new works.
at Elizabeth Dee | Once upon a time in the eighties, Cahn's bold drawings of warships and fighter jets were shown with the work of guys like Anselm Kiefer and Jorg Immendorff.
Gary Kuehn: Postures
at Joe Sheftel Gallery | A splendid gathering of sculptor Gary Kuehn's early work tells us why he was included in a number of seminal sixties exhibitions.
Wired Magazine 9th Annual Store Opening
at Wired Store | The technology-centric magazine opens its holiday store for business.
A Very Cougar Christmas
at Laurie Beechman Theatre | One is fun, but two is better. TV personality Pandora Boxx joins forces with YouTube sensation Sherry Vine for this blend of Christmas carol parodies, naughty Santa jokes, and Sherry's homage to Hannukah.
at Laurie Beechman Theatre | The ladies of the long-running drag hit "Distorted Diznee" apply their twisted lens to classics like "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas," complete with a visit from the Port Authority Cockettes, a low-budget version of the Rockettes.
New York Theatre Ballet: The Nutcracker
at Florence Gould Hall | A streamlined one-hour "Nutcracker" that's been known to attract celebrity moms like Marcia Gay Harden and Sarah Jessica Parker.
at The Cutting Room | Mischief and naked merriment reign freely in this evening of holiday-themed sketches and musical numbers (returning for its seventh year), including "A Very Paula Deen Hannukah," "Christmas Village of the Damned," and, of course, the traditional full-monty closer, "The Naked People Play."