Top 5 Picks for the Week

| 05 Oct 2015 | 10:38


“Superheroes in Gotham”

Blockbuster superhero franchises dominate box offices, but even the most powerful characters had humble beginnings. A new exhibition at the New–York Historical Society explores the origin stories of Superman, Captain America, Iron Man and others through first-issue comic books, World War II-era issues of “Captain America” and original drawings of Spider-Man from his first appearance in a 1962 issue of “Amazing Fantasy,” among other items.

“Superheroes in Gotham”

Oct. 9-Feb. 21

New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, at 77th Street

Museum hours: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Monday

Admission $20

For more information, visit or call 212-873-3400


Monica Huggett and New York Baroque Incorporated: “Die Alte Schule”

London-born Baroque violinist Monica Huggett directs vocalists and instrumentalists of New York Baroque Incorporated, a group that plays on period instruments, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 708-seat concert hall. The program, “Die Alte Schule,” which translates to The Old School, includes works by Telemann, J.S. Bach and J.C. Bach, including J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6.

Monica Huggett and New York Baroque Incorporated: “Die Alte Schule”

Friday, Oct. 9

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Ave., at E. 84th Street

7 p.m.

Tickets $30, (admission to the museum included in ticket purchase)

To purchase tickets, visit or call 212-570-3949

Composer Jennifer Higdon at the National Opera Center

Pulitzer-Prize and Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon presents live excerpts from her first opera “Cold Mountain,” based on Charles Frazier’s novel of the same name. Following its debut at the Sante Fe Opera this summer, “Cold Mountain,” which chronicles the journey of a Confederate soldier and war deserter on his return to the woman he loves, will next open in Philadelphia, North Carolina and Minnesota.

Composer Jennifer Higdon at the National Opera Center

Tuesday, Oct. 13

The National Opera Center

330 Seventh Ave., at 29th Street, 7th floor

7 p.m.

Tickets $25

To purchase tickets, visit, or call 212-796-8620


“After Winter, Spring”

Documentary “After Winter, Spring,” examines how industrial agriculture affects a farming community in the Perigord region in France, where farmers have labored for more than 5,000 years. Following the film, director Judith Lit, who resides on a small farm in the region and grew up on her family’s farm in Pennsylvania, joins a panel discussion that also includes French chef Daniel Boulud. A farmers market also follows.

“After Winter, Spring”

Monday, Oct. 12

French Institute Alliance Francaise

Florence Gould Hall

55 E. 59th St., between Park and Madison Avenues

7:30 p.m.

Tickets $14

To purchase tickets visit or call 800-982-2787


“Comes a Faery”

In playwright James McLindon’s new play, a young girl named Siobhan receives visits from an 8000-year-old fairy while her single mother, an Army mechanic, is away on active duty. Siobhan’s behavior turns worrisome as a result of her friendship with the possibly imaginary creature.

“Comes a Faery”

Now through Oct. 24

The New Ohio Theatre

154 Christopher St., near Greenwich Street

Assorted show times

Tickets $18

To purchase tickets, visit or call 347-524-0514