Top 5 Picks for the Week

| 20 Apr 2015 | 12:25


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.

Kelly Savage: Pestering and Artist as Ally

Saturday, April 25


548 W. 28th St. suite 333, near 11th Avenue

5 p.m.


For more information, visit 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.

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera

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, 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.

Christopher Wheeldon and Rita Moreno

Monday, April 27

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway, at 95th Street

7 p.m.

Tickets $15

To purchase tickets, visit or call 212-864-5400


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.

Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show

Sunday, April 26

Lincoln Center

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

165 W. 65th St., 10th floor of the Rose Building, near Amsterdam Avenue

11 a.m.

Tickets $25

To purchase tickets, visit or call 212-258-9595


A Night of Philosophy

After launching in Paris, London and Berlin, this 12-hour, all-night philosophy cabaret takes to the Upper East Side. From 7 p.m.-7 a.m., the program includes 12 music and art performances, 62 lectures and six videos, taking place at neighboring uptown mansions. Coffee is served throughout the evening, along with charcuterie and sunrise croissants.

A Night of Philosophy

Friday, April 24

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

972 Fifth Avenue, near E. 79th Street

Ukrainian Institute of America

2 E. 79th St., at Fifth Avenue

7 p.m.-7 a.m.


For more information and program information, visit or email