The nine best things to do this week
Mon Mar 22 2010
N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, a film version of a Jerome Robbins dance, will be screened as part of Thirteen's Great Performances series. The choreography and music are the same, but the settings and costumes change. Each of the five movements is shot in a different NYC location, such as McCarren Park Pool, the Imlay building in Red Hook and more.
To show off its new spring selection of housewares, clothing and accessories, the friendly staff behind Cure Thrift Shop is throwing a bash, with free wine, cupcakes, hors d'oeuvres and gift bags.
Reserve your spot at a 240-foot-long table in Chelsea Market for the ultimate Sunday Supper. Amanda Freitag (the Harrison), Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto) and more than 20 other A-list toques will prepare the smorgasbord, featuring dishes like oxtail shepherd's pie.
A group of authors join Charles Bernstein to celebrate the publication of his new book of philosophical and sometimes-hilarious poems, All the Whiskey in Heaven. Appropriately, the event will take place at a bar (Zinc Bar), which may or may not resemble your idea of the afterlife.
La Traviata opens at the Metropolitan Opera. Apart from being one of the ultimate operas to see live, it has a cast of legends and upstart stars, including Thomas Hampson, Angela Gheorghiu and James Valenti. It's also the last chance to catch this sumptuous production as it will be replaced next season.