“From Minimalism into Algorithm” The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St. Free
Contemporary and historical painting, sculpture, performance, and musical composition in counterpoint, proposing a new through-line for art-making during the past half-century.
American Dance PlatformThe Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
Through Jan. 17. Starting at $10 at JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Other tickets can be purchased online.
This year’s festival features companies representing different regions throughout America and pairs emerging companies with those that are more established.
Felix Bernstein: Bieber Bathos ElegyWhitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.
Jan. 15 and 16, 8 p.m. Adults, $10; students and seniors, $8; members and children under 18, free.
The New York-based artist, poet, and writer debuts a hybrid work of musical performance that transforms from poetry to cabaret drag to lonely web voyeurism to deconstructive criticism to opera.
“The Grand Illusion”The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
9:30 p.m. $10; members, free.
Jean Renoir’s 1937 masterpiece, introduced by choreographer David Parsons.
The High Line: From Freight to FlowersGansevoort Street entrance
Noon-12:45 p.m. Free
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join for tour led by High Line docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer an insider’s perspective.
Denim: Fashion’s FrontierMuseum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, Fashion & Textile History Gallery
Through May 7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue-Fri, noon-8 p.m. Free
The denim exhibit features denim work pants from the 1840s to denim garments that could be seen on today’s hottest runways.
LUBA MASON and her band MIXTURA
55Bar, 55 Christopher St.
8 p.m. No cover
Luba and Mixtura present a musical blend of jazz and stylistic elements from other genres in her new musical format.
SOUL TO SOUL
Edmond J. Safra Theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
2 p.m. $20 and $15 for MJH and NYTF members and can be purchased by calling
A theatrical concert in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day that explores the intersections between African-American and Yiddish folk music traditions.
212-213-2120 x204. web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10064711
Drum Major Institute Hosts mlk Program and Birthday CelebrationThe Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive
Drum Major Institute hosts A Call to Conscience in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 87th Birthday. This year’s keynote address will focus on ending gun violence in America.
Opera America: New Works Forum ShowcaseTrinity Church, 75 Broadway, at Wall Street
8 p.m. $25
Compositions by Sheila Silver, Stewart Copeland and others performed by NOVUS NY, Trinity Wall Street’s contemporary music orchestra, conducted by Julian Wachner.
Mannes NEXT Flute Ensemble Class Concert 1The New School, 55 West 13th St. Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, Arnold Hall
8-10 p.m. Free.
A semester-end performance by the Mannes NEXT flute ensemble, under the direction of Mary Barto.
“Spotlight on Chelsea” Film Series Presents: Muhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd St.
“Pie in the Sky: the Brigid Berlin Story.” Andy Warhol bad-girl Brigid Berlin takes us on a ride through an unbelievable era in this film.
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL: THE POWER AND BEAUTY OF NOH MASKS
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
6:30-9 p.m. $15; JASA and Rubin members, $13.50
In collaboration with the Japanese Art Society of America, a special tour of “Becoming Another: The Power of Masks” followed by a discussion.
Is Grad School Right for You? 32 Old Slip
6–8:30 p.m. Free
The program features higher-education experts to discuss the importance of lifelong learning, whether through graduate school enrollment, certification programs or other opportunities.