Lauren Bacall: The Look
Legendary screen actress Lauren Bacall’s passing last year grabbed headlines, as did her opulent apartment at the Dakota and the subsequent auction of her extensive art and furniture collection at Bonhams this week. Fashion Institute of Technology celebrates the actress’ elegant style with a show of her personal wardrobe and costume attire. The dozen pieces on display, including a long sleeve, black Christian Dior gown trimmed with draping ostrich feathers, were selected by FIT graduate students out of the 700 garments the actress donated to the institution.
Through April 4
The Museum at FIT
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
Museum hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, visit http://www.fitnyc.edu/23400.asp or call 212-217-4558
Dancer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray snaps, glides and contorts in his performance at Park Avenue Armory. Gray is a leader in the form of street dance called flex, which grew out of clubs in Brooklyn and combines jaw-dropping movements both fluid and jerky. Gray collaborated with theater director Peter Sellers for the Armory performance, which features 21 dancers performing choreography that responds to issues of social justice that stem from the Michael Brown and Eric Garner verdicts.
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave., between E. 66th and E. 67th Streets
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/flexn or call212-616-3930
“The Sound of Music”
The Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes from Robert Wise’s 1965 family classic are easily conjured, even for those who’ve never seen the Julie Andrews film. Screening a new, 50th anniversary restoration, Film Forum brings “The Sound Of Music” to the big screen as part of its children’s film series, though no one’s too old to sing “Do-Re-Mi” from the theater’s seats.
Sunday, April 5
209 W. Houston St., near Varick Street
To purchase tickets, visit http://filmforum.org/film/the-sound-of-music-ffjr-film, call 212-727-8110 or visit the box office
New York Scandia Symphony
The ensemble of 47 musicians known as the Scandia Symphony performs work both classical and contemporary by a range of Scandinavian composers. In celebration of the 150th birthdays of composers Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius, the group performs a program of the composers’ works, including Nielsen’s “Flute Concerto” featuring flutist Lisa Hansen, and Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” a protest work from 1899 that denounced the Russian Empire’s censorship practices.
Thursday, April 9
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
2537 Broadway, at 95th Street
To purchase tickets, visit www.symphonyspace.org or call 212-864-5400
After directing productions of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” and “Three Sisters” for Classic Stage Company, director Austin Pendleton tackles “Hamlet” for his latest work with the downtown theater. Film, television and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard stars as the Prince of Denmark, with Tony Award-winner Stephen Spinella as Polonius and Lisa Joyce as Ophelia.
Through May 10
Classic Stage Company
136 E. 13th St., between Third and Fourth Avenues
Assorted show times
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.classicstage.org/season/productions/hamlet/ or call 212-677-4210