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Thursday 8th of October 2015

It's another big week of culture in NYC — with everything from the highly anticipated King Charles III to Greater New York at P.S. 1. to Walid Raad at MoMA. Here are our favorite events opening in the week ahead. CRAVE what excites you to keep track, share your savvy, and get alerts. RATE events once you've been. 

The Guggenheim’s major retrospective of Alberto Burri’s work is opening on Friday, Oct. 9. The Italian artists used unconventional materials and new approaches — influencing Arte Povera, Neo-Dada, and Process art.

Superheroes in Gotham at the Historical Society tells the story of comic book superheroes in New York City. There’s an opening event from 4 to 6 PM on Friday, when aspiring superheroes (and their parents) can design their own magical wrist cuffs.

Imagine that Queen Elizabeth dies and Prince Charles becomes King. How does he govern? Find out When King Charles III — Mike Bartlett’s new play — comes to Broadway. Previews start Saturday.

Were you a fan of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog — a 2008 musical comedy-drama miniseries produced exclusively for the Internet? Dr. Horrible himself (Neil Patrick Harris), Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), and Penny (Felicia Day), will join writer/director Joss Whedon and the Times’ Dave Itzkoff for PaleyFest New York: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Reunion on Saturday at 8:30 PM.

The Velveteen Rabbit will come alive on stage at the Atlantic starting on Saturday, Oct. 10. It’s good for children aged 3 to 9 and their grownups.

Monday 5th of October 2015

Today's #CriticQuote is from Michael Dale's Broadway World review of Company XIV: Cinderella:

“As is their signature style, this is a highly eroticized telling of Charles Perrault’s baroque fairytale, but never one that sinks into smuttiness.A clever opening sequence has company members introducing the evening by parading a series of silent movie title cards. While there is no spoken dialogue, the production uses a recorded score with live singing, featuring selections ranging from Offenbach and Prokofiev to Irving Berlin and Nicki Minaj.”

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Sunday 4th of October 2015

It's the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," and this week, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate Alice as well as the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the others that debuted in 1865. Here's our list of the "Alice 150" events happening around NYC this week. Be sure to crave what excites you and rate once you've been.

Friday 2nd of October 2015

This week is packed with exciting cultural openings in New York City — Robin Hood at the New Victory, 2 film festivals (NYFF and another festival focused exclusively on dogs), new Broadway musicals by Gloria Estefan and George Takei, major retrospectives at the New Museum and the Guggenheim, Superheroes at the New York Historical Society, and much, much more. We've picked out the events opening this week that we are most excited about. CRAVE what excites you to plan your culture-going and get alerts. RATE events once you've seen them. And good luck! There's A LOT to accomplish this week. 

Seattle Children's Theatre brings Robin Hood and his merry men to NYC at the New Victory starting on Friday, Oct. 2.

Craving Americana? See the New York City Ballet’s Americana X Five at Lincoln Center from Friday through Wednesday.

Starting Friday at the Park Avenue Armory, see Laurie Anderson’s latest work, Habeas Corpus, which fuses storytelling and technology to examine identity, memory, and resiliency.

Start your weekend with some history. Celebrated military historian Jeremy Black will be at the Historical Society at 9:30 AM, talking about George Washington’s leadership qualities and forces — internal and external — that helped him win in How Washington Won.

On Saturday evening, Art Garfunkel — who produced many of the top hits of the 1960s — is playing Carnegie Hall.

Experience the extravagant costumes and lavish sets of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday.

The New York Film Festival is going strong this weekend with showings of Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next and Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs. See the full schedule for the festival — which goes through Oct. 11 — here.

Throwing a bone to NYC dog lovers, Symphony Space is hosting the city’s first-ever Dog Film Festival this Saturday. Expect to see two shorts programs featuring 40 films — animated, documentary, and narrative — about man’s best friend. (There’s a Pooch Party gala premiere cocktail party on Friday evening from 6 – 8 at Ruby and Jack’s Doggy Shack on the East side for those who want their dogs to experience the glamor of a step and repeat or communicate through an “animal communicator.”)

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

Today's critic quote is from Jesse Green's New York Magazine review of Fondly, Collette Richland at NY Theatre Workshop through Oct. 25.

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Today's #CriticQuote is from A.O. Scott's New York Times Sept. 26, 2015 review of The WalkRobert Zemeckis’s new film:

“There is always something new under the sun. To stop believing that — to mean it when we say we’ve seen everything — would be to give up on art and surrender to cynicism. “The Walk,” Robert Zemeckis’s painstaking and dazzling cinematic re-creation of Mr. Petit’s feat, stands in passionate opposition to that kind of thinking. There will always be fresh, hitherto unimagined wonders in store. And fresh horrors too, as the sight of the twin towers can’t help but remind us.” 

Monday 28th of September 2015

Today's ‪#‎CriticQuote‬ is from one of the many raves about the newly opened revival of Spring Awakening Broadway by Deaf West Theatre:

“Sign language unlocks so much in the dialogue and emotion that you might wish more shows follow its example. It has awakened ‘Spring Awakening.’”

— Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press, Sept. 27, 2015.

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Friday 25th of September 2015

Our favorite art guru and start gallerist Meredith Rosen has hand-picked the six gallery exhibitions that she is most excited to see this week in NYC. Crave what excites you to keep track and get alerts. 

Adrián Villar Rojas at Marian Goodman Gallery through Oct. 10

Stephan Dillemuth: The Damned at Reena Spaulings Fine Art through Oct. 11.

Friday 25th of September 2015

It's a big week — full of fall festivals (craving chile-infused chocolate, anyone?) to multiple new Broadway shows to Fall for Dance to the great Martha Stewart at the 92nd Street Y. Crave it to keep track and get alerts. Rate what you've seen. And have fun. Here are our favorite events opening in the week ahead: 

Richard Serra’s Ramble Drawings have an exhibition at Gagosian starting on Friday, Sept. 25.

The World Maker Faire is at the New York Hall of Science in Queens this Saturday and Sunday. Celebrate arts, engineering, and science, and get inspired to create something of your own.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, are you one of the lucky people who get to attend the Global Citizen Festival? If so, see Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Cold Play, and more on the Great Lawn of Central Park and help to end global poverty.

Pop princess Ariana Grande is at the Barclays Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Craving opera? Anna Bolena starts at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday evening. It’s the start of Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky’s quest to vocally conquer all three of Donizetti's historic Tudor queen operas in the same season.

Craving spice? This Saturday, Sept. 26 is the Chile Pepper Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Sample hot sauces and spicy sweets created by chile-chocolatiers — and check out a lineup of sizzling shows running from 11 AM to 6 PM.

Head to Brooklyn Sunday, Sept. 27 for Atlantic Antic! It’s a huge street fair with food, music, pony rides, and more.