Out & About
Thu 29Noche Flamenca
West Park Church, 165 West 86th St.
8 p.m. $47.50.
Two new dance works, “La Ronde,” a voyeuristic look at love, and “Creación,” featuring Soledad Barrio and TweetBoogie.
866-811-4111. nocheflamenca.com‘The Magic Flute’
The Metropolitan Opera, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza.
Mozart’s sublime and mystical opera returns in Julie Taymor’s fanciful production.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Starts at $20.
Fri 30‘The Nutcracker’
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th St.
7 p.m. $35 (standing).
MuSE presents a reimagined, multicultural, audience-participatory telling of the story of the classic ballet.
212-877-0685. musefriends.org‘Splendiferous Christmas’
Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st St.
11 a.m. $25.
When things don’t turn out the way Fancy Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?
Sat 31Midnight Run
Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell, at 72nd Street.
11:59 p.m. Pre-register.
Kick off the New Year at the NY Road Runner’s 4-mile Midnight Run; celebrate with music and dancing starting 10 p.m.
855-569-6977. nyrr.orgConcert For Peace
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave.
7-9 p.m. Free & $40.
The Cathedral Choir, Orchestra and Soloists are joined by Judy Collins and host Harry Smith,
Sun 1Dinosaurs Among Us ►
Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $22.
Visitors discover how the dinosaurs’ extraordinary story continues today in birds.
Mon 2Butterflies in Winter ◄
Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $22.
Butterflies are diverse in shape, size and color, and live almost everywhere around the world. Thru May 28.
212-769-5100. amnh.orgTRIBUTE TO SINATRA▼
B.B. King Blues Club, 237 West 42nd St.
8 p.m. $10-$18.
Michael Dutra, one of the best Sinatra tribute acts, performs, backed by a nine-piece band.
Tue 3Gaelic Song Workshop
Studio 353, 353 West 48th St.
7-9 p.m. $45.
Learn Scottish Gaelic songs with Christine Primrose, one of the foremost singers in Scotland.
212-662-1083. nycaledonian.orgthe Art of Boxing
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. $20.
Leroy Neiman’s vivid watercolors and intimate, on-the-spot sketches capture Muhammad Ali both in and outside the ring.
Wed 4Posthumous Portraiture
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Sq.
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.
“Securing the Shadow,” contemplation of American self-taught portraiture through lens of memory and loss.
212-595-9533. folkartmuseum.orgTaizé Service
West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th St.
7-8 p.m. Free.
Looking for a quiet place to rest? 15-minute silent meditation and blessings Wednesday nights.
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