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On the lookout for one thing to do in New York? Go see the Asian Comedy Fest at Stand Up NY and Caveat or the British singer Nilüfer Yanya at Webster Corridor. Take the youngsters to Our First Artwork Truthful, as a part of NADA New York. Or you may nonetheless catch “Hangmen” on Broadway and the Jacques-Louis David blockbuster on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork.

Comedy | Music | Kids | Film | Dance | Theater | Art

Comedy

Asian Comedy Fest

Friday at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. at Stand Up NY, 236 West 78th Avenue, Manhattan; standupny.com. Saturday at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. at Caveat, 21A Clinton Avenue, Manhattan; caveat.nyc

For the third straight yr, Ed Pokropski, a author and producer at NBCUniversal, and the producer and comic Kate Moran have assembled dozens of performers for this competition, and like final yr, they’re proper on time to have fun Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The six reveals will characteristic Julia Shiplett, Michael Cruz Kayne, Usama Siddiquee, Karen Chee with the puppeteer Kathleen Kim, the podcasters from “Feeling Asian,” and Yuhua Hamasaki from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Friday’s 8 p.m. lineup contains maybe the competition’s buzziest performer: Jes Tom, a nonbinary trans comic who co-stars in the brand new Hulu rom-com “Crush.” (Tom may even headline their own show on May 14 on the Bell Home.) Tickets begin at $25 per present ($65 for an all-night move) and can be found at asiancomedyfest.com. SEAN L. McCARTHY

Classical Music

MATA Competition

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Nationwide Sawdust, 80 North Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn; live.nationalsawdust.org.

This yr’s iteration of the annual up to date music blowout often called the MATA Competition has been programmed by the composer and alto saxophonist Darius Jones. For the competition’s closing two nights, Jones has put collectively a set of works by youthful artists on Friday and one in every of his personal on Saturday. Friday’s live performance will characteristic notable artists like Travis Laplante, who’s scheduled to play his solo tenor saxophone opus “The Apparent Place.” And Saturday’s efficiency will provide the world premiere of Jones’s piece “Coloured Faculty No. 3,” which references a Brooklyn constructing as soon as used as a segregated college for Black kids into the early 20th century. Tickets for every night time are $25. SETH COLTER WALLS

Pop & Rock

Nilüfer Yanya

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Webster Corridor, 25 East eleventh Avenue, Manhattan; websterhall.com.

Although as an adolescent she was tapped to be in a woman group assembled by Louis Tomlinson of One Route, Nilüfer Yanya selected a self-determined path over the prospect of pop stardom. The British singer’s debut album, from 2019, contained notes of jazz and indie pop however leaned predominantly into alt-rock, showcasing the guitar chops she had honed since choosing up the instrument at age 12. Yanya’s sophomore effort, launched in March, follows go well with however pares her sound down to important elements: wafty melodies, crisp beats, circuitous guitar work harking back to Radiohead. Paradoxically titled “Painless,” the album is spiked with thorns, its lyrics tackling the sophisticated, damaging unwanted effects of want. On Saturday, Yanya heads a invoice that additionally options two different singer-guitarists: Ada Lea and Tasha. Tickets begin at $25 and can be found at axs.com. OLIVIA HORN

Our First Artwork Truthful

Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NADA New York, Pier 36, 299 South Avenue, Manhattan; newartdealers.org.

Study Extra In regards to the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork

Whereas the New Artwork Sellers Alliance has all the time catered to the enterprise’s youngest members, it might be arduous to discover exhibitors youthful than some showing at this yr’s NADA New York exposition. They’re the entrepreneurs 12 and underneath collaborating in Our First Art Fair, introduced by the alliance and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. Right here, children show and worth their creations, receiving all proceeds. Little artists who missed the April submission deadline can nonetheless contribute by finishing a required form and delivering it, alongside their work, to the truthful. On Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., museum educators may even attend, offering artwork provides and serving to with last-minute entries. What doesn’t promote goes to the museum’s everlasting assortment — no small distinction. NADA passes begin at $40; they’re free for youngsters. LAUREL GRAEBER

‘Diva’

Ongoing at Movie Discussion board, 209 West Houston Avenue, Manhattan; filmforum.org.

You’ve seen Brian De Palma’s “Blow Out”? “Diva” is the different main movie of 1981 (launched in the US in 1982) that includes a protagonist with a hot-potato audio recording, or technically two: Jules (Frédéric Andrei), a postman and opera fan, secretly data a star vocalist, Cynthia Hawkins (the real-life soprano Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez), who makes some extent of solely singing stay, at a efficiency in Paris. Quickly after, he unwittingly comes into possession of one other tape that might expose a global drug-and-sex-trafficking operation.

However the loopy convolutions of the plot are hardly the purpose. “Diva,” directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, who died in January, is probably the movie most recognized with a development in France that turned often called the cinéma du look, films for which visible type and angle left the prevailing impressions. In a print showing at Film Forum, the shades of blue are dazzling, and an elaborate chase by the Paris Metro is fairly thrilling, too. BEN KENIGSBERG

Ice Theater of New York

Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Sky Rink, 61 Chelsea Piers, Manhattan; chelseapiers.com.

After pivoting to pavement during the pandemic, Ice Theater of New York returns to its true milieu, which can be a becoming place to replicate on local weather change. As a part of its residence season, the corporate will current the premiere of the choreographer Jody Sperling’s “Of Water and Ice,” which pulls on her research in the Arctic and is about to music by D.J. Spooky. It will likely be joined on this system by 10 different works, a lot of them additionally new, with soundtracks starting from Philip Glass to Rachmaninoff to Madonna. Don’t count on a string of Nathan Chen-like acrobatic feats, although; the corporate, based in 1984, is rooted in the artwork of ice dancing, which mixes the ethos of concert dance with the velocity, momentum and energy of ice skating. Two of the shape’s best-known practitioners, the British champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, can be honored at Monday’s gala efficiency. Tickets begin at $25 and can be found at icetheatre.org. BRIAN SCHAEFER

Theater

Critic’s Choose

‘Hangmen’

By June 18 on the Golden Theater, Manhattan; hangmenbroadway.com. Operating time: 2 hours 20 minutes.

In Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award winner, set in the Nineteen Sixties, a menacing mod from London (Alfie Allen of “Recreation of Thrones”) walks right into a grim northern English pub run by a former hangman (David Threlfall). Pitch-black comedy ensues. Directed by Matthew Dunster, this manufacturing was a prepandemic hit downtown. Read the review.

‘Plaza Suite’

By June 26 on the Hudson Theater, Manhattan; plazasuitebroadway.com. Operating time: 2 hours 40 minutes.

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker revel in bodily comedy as they play two married {couples} and a pair of long-ago sweethearts in the primary Broadway revival of Neil Simon’s trio of one-act farces, a smash at its premiere in 1968. John Benjamin Hickey directs. (Onstage on the Hudson Theater. Restricted run ends July 1.) Read the review.

Critic’s Choose

‘American Buffalo’

By July 10 at Circle in the Sq., Manhattan; americanbuffalonyc.com. Operating time: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss workforce up for David Mamet’s verbally explosive tragicomedy, set in a Chicago junk store the place a clumsy pair of small-time criminals and their hapless younger flunky plot the theft of a uncommon nickel. Neil Pepe directs. Read the review.

‘The Music Man’

On the Winter Backyard Theater, Manhattan; musicmanonbroadway.com. Operating time: 2 hours 45 minutes.

Hugh Jackman, a.okay.a. Wolverine, returns to the stage because the charlatan Harold Hill reverse Sutton Foster as Marian the librarian in Jerry Zaks’s broadly anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s traditional musical comedy. It’s a sizzling ticket, and one in every of Broadway’s extra stratospherically priced reveals. (Onstage on the Winter Backyard Theater.)Read the review.

Critic’s Choose

Jacques-Louis David: Radical Draftsman

By May 15 on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org.

Radical Draftsman,” a momentous and lethal critical exhibition, assembles greater than 80 works on paper by this prime mover of French Neo-Classicism, from his youthful Roman research to his uncompromising Jacobin years, into jail after which Napoleon’s cupboard, and thru to his closing exile in Brussels. It’s a scholarly feat, with loans from two dozen establishments, and never-before-seen discoveries from non-public collections. It can enthrall specialists who need to map how David constructed his strong canvases out of preparatory sketches and material research. However for the general public, this present has a extra direct significance. This present forces us — and proper on time — to suppose arduous about the true energy of images (and movie makers), and the value of political and cultural certainty. What is gorgeous, and what’s virtuous? And when advantage embraces terror, what’s magnificence actually for? Read the review.

Critic’s Choose

Jonas Mekas: The Digital camera Was At all times Operating

By June 5 on the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan; 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org.

A Lithuanian refugee who landed in New York Metropolis in 1949, Jonas Mekas turned a founding father of the Movie-Makers’ Cooperative, Movie Tradition journal and Anthology Movie Archives. He additionally made scores of collagelike “diary” movies. “The Digital camera Was At all times Operating” is Mekas’s first U.S. museum survey, and its curator, Kelly Taxter, approached the daunting job by mounting a high-speed retrospective projected on a dozen free-standing screens.

Many of the movies in the exhibition are damaged up into concurrently projected items, in order that the total program of 11 takes simply three hours. Many are diary movies — summary kaleidoscopic data of Mekas, his brother Adolfas, additionally a filmmaker, and the SoHo bohemians and Lithuanian transplants of their circle. Because the level of all this, much more than documenting the number of Mekas’s life in specific, is to seize the magical incongruity of life in common, Taxter’s impressed staging might even make the works simpler. Read the review.

Critic’s Choose

Religion Ringgold: American Folks

By June 5 on the New Museum, 235 Bowery, Manhattan; 212-219-1222, newmuseum.org.

Ringgold’s first native retrospective in nearly 40 years options the Harlem-born artist’s figures, craft strategies and storytelling in creative combos. And it makes clear that what consigned Ringgold to an outlier monitor half a century in the past places her entrance and middle now. The present begins with a bunch of brooding, broadly stroked determine work from the Nineteen Sixties referred to as “American Folks Collection.” All the images are about hierarchies of energy; girls are barely even current. Ringgold referred to this early, cautious work as “tremendous realist.”

Within the ’80s, an elaboration on the painted quilt type, referred to as “story quilts,” introduced Ringgold consideration each inside and out of doors the artwork world. It’s the car for Ringgold’s most formally advanced and buoyant portray challenge, “The French Connection.” General, it feels, in tone, like a far cry from the “American Folks” footage, however there’s politics at work in the French work, too. Read the review.

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