The production of Sean Leonardo’s latest public artwork, “Between Four Freedoms,” which was extended on Tuesday at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island, is said to be the four freedoms quoted in Roosevelt’s 1941. It is based on the concept. Speech does not apply equally to everyone. How do our most vulnerable citizens interpret them? In a series of workshops leading up to the installation, Leonard tried to answer that question. For one, he pointed out freedom from fear: how can it be considered achievable when children continue to be imprisoned? How can people declare it when fear remains in the shadows for them?
The culmination of these exercises is represented by a series of large vinyl murals of hand gestures (sometimes spoken louder than words) that Leonardo applied to the granite wall at the entrance to the park. But the words are not completely ignored. The QR code surrounding the work is linked to the audio recordings of the workshop participants, discussing what freedom (or lack thereof) means to them.
Shake your heart
Mimicking the light-filled 80-degree rainforest, this 1,200-square-foot vivarium offers intimate encounters with as many as 500 creatures, including monarchs, viceroys, bluemorphos, emerald geese, and atlas and luna moths. .. (Timed admission is required and visitors must purchase a ticket that includes access to special exhibits.) For curious children, these are the thrills of wandering between the flowers and greenery of the show. Watch free-flying overseas travelers reach out and get off, or pupae.
Small visitors who prefer to keep insects away can enjoy some exhibits outside the greenhouse doors. Among them are short films about metamorphosis and exhibits on butterfly habitat and adaptation. For example, owl butterflies have large spots that resemble owl eyes and are a way to deceive predators, but monarchs contain tasty toxins. Those bright orange wings are a warning sign of nature itself.
Instinct and bubo
Prior to Paul Verhoeven’s latest provocation, the 17th-century lesbian nun drama “Benedetta” will begin on December 3rd. The IFC Center encourages viewers to revisit his old scandal. His early Dutch anger is less well represented (except for “Spetters,” one of the most faroccentric films ever made, which was shown on Saturday), but on Friday. On the night of “Basic Instinct” (also shown from Sunday to Tuesday), which is the subject of protests against Sharon Stone’s depiction of a bisexual murderer. It stands as the fascinating WWII drama “Black Book” (Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday) as the culmination of his mastery of erotic thriller, with Verhoeven’s return to the Netherlands.
Perhaps less common, but related to “Benedetta” is “Meat + Blood,” which will be screened on 35mm film on Sunday. Rutger Hauer’s personality leads a group of mercenaries who claim God’s mission, but the invading plague has proven unaffected by superstition. “Benedetta” will end the series on December 2nd.
They say Thanksgiving tables aren’t a place for a particular subject, but they’re a kind of scrap that DL Hughley can turn into a feast.
A comedian hosting a nationally syndicated afternoon radio show with the companion series on Pluto TV’s LOL! Network has been on the wave since appearing on ABC’s sitcom in the late 1990s and touring with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac, who died in 2008, as one of the “Original Kings of Comedy.” I’m standing.
Huley had the political knowledge to host his own CNN show and the mainstream appeal of competing in “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2012, he created and starred in the Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central mockumentary, “DL Hughy: Endangered Species List.” This year he published his fifth book, “How to Survive America.” When he plays on Broadway Caroline on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and 9:45 pm, he certainly has a lot to talk about. Tickets start at $ 60 for a minimum of two cups.
SEAN L. McCARTHY
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Don’t enclose him
Wycliffe Gordon, a trombone player and composer who also (skillfully) works on trumpets and tuba, describes his childhood as follows: “Classical music at home, gospel music at church, country music on the radio”. In the trombone, he fits snugly into the music he’s playing, so you’ll want to fix him right there. “Oh, he’s a hard bop player.” “Oh, that’s the sound of a New Orleans traditionalist.” In fact, what you’re hearing is the coolness of his range and his stride.
Gordon, a former member of the Lincoln Center Orchestra’s jazz and a former professor of Juilliard next door, is no stranger on stage at the Dizzy’s Club. He returns there to the annual Thanksgiving Week show, where he performs a special holiday performance at 7pm, set at 7:30 and 9:30 every night except Thursday.
His quintet, International All-Stars, includes Australian saxophonist and multi-lead player Adrian Cunningham, Israeli-born pianist Efdashley, Japanese bassist Taiji Nakamura, and drummer Alvin Atkinson (such as Gordon from the southern United States). Featuring. Tickets for Thanksgiving performances are $ 178 and include a three-course meal. The show on Friday and Saturday costs $ 55. $ 40 on Sunday.