Kelly Savage: Pestering and Artist as Ally
For her show “Pestering,” which closes April 25, Brooklyn artist Kelly Savage formed large paper images on the wall of the gallery with tiny, meticulous cutouts that, when seen up close, reveal themselves as insects and bugs, a commentary on how women are labeled as nags and pests. The artist leads a discussion about the artist’s role as an advocate for communities.
Saturday, April 25
548 W. 28th St. suite 333, near 11th Avenue
For more information, visit http://soho20gallery.com/ or call 212.367.8994
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
This career retrospective of 1980s downtown Manhattan fixture Tseng Kwong Chi, the first of its kind for the Hong Kong-born Canadian photographer, features the artist’s celebrated self-portrait series “East Meets West,” in which he snapped photos of himself in front of American iconography, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Mount Rushmore.
Through July 11
Grey Art Gallery at New York University
100 Washington Square East, near Washington Place
Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Suggested donation $3
For more information, visit nyu.edu/greyart, or call 212-998-6780
Christopher Wheeldon and Rita Moreno
Dancer and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon began training with the Royal Ballet School in London at the age of 11, dancing with the company before coming to New York, where he became New York City Ballet’s first resident choreographer. Wheeldon discusses his career, including the recent debut of the Broadway musical “An American in Paris” which he directed and choreographed, with stage and film star Rita Moreno.
Monday, April 27
2537 Broadway, at 95th Street
To purchase tickets, visit symphonyspace.org or call 212-864-5400
Poet Lemon Andersen’s new work, which incorporates elements and characters from black spoken word narratives, follows D-block inmate Willie Greene, who has served 27 years in Attica Correctional Facility, as the institution’s 1971 riots break out.
Through May 10
425 Lafayette St., near E. 8th Street
Assorted show times
To purchase tickets, visit publictheater.org or call 212-967-7555
Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show
National education organization Story Pirates brings sketch comedy to kids with musical performances by professional actors and musicians. The show is built solely on stories written by young children, with characters that include flying cats, tickle monsters and kung fu.
Sunday, April 26
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
165 W. 65th St., 10th floor of the Rose Building, near Amsterdam Avenue
To purchase tickets, visit lc.lincolncenter.org/shows or call 212-258-9595