NY*Confidential Presents: The FaceMask Edition

And some events that won't require them...

How are we all not to know that 22 cases of COVID-19, caused by the Coronavius, have been reported in New York State. Been on that Island next to UN Headquarters? Sitting in quiet reflection at The Cloisters for a month? Well, it’s here, but don’t be afraid, even venues like HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe are taking precautions by “reviewing proper coughing and hand-washing with staff and volunteers.”

Cool. See? Nothing to fear. If you stay in, you will surely miss out on some great things, like Untapped New York Presents Gracie Mansion + Catalyst: Art and Social Justice, curated by New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray; or Books Are Magic Presents Maira Kalman, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas on 11 March; or The Edge Observation Deck on its opening day; or wait for it… wait for it… Brooklyn Museum Presents Ian Schrager, Studio 54. After the talk, explore Studio 54: Night Magic before it opens to the public. An exclusive’s exclusive!

Strap on that face mask, put on those gloves and try to have faith that Cuomo and De Blas can contain those Coronas! See you on the subway…

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See the many remnants of the World’s Fairs in today's Flushing Meadows, including time capsules and Andy Warhol mosaics.


60th Annual NY Antiquarian Book Fair: Over 200 American and international dealers bring a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. Park Avenue Armory, 6-7 March.

On Air Fest: Absorb the art of podcasting from WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, The Breakdown’s Shaun King, The Daily’s Michael Barbaro and Theo Balcolmb, and This American Life’s Ira Glass. Wythe Hotel, 6-7 March.

Tour the Pasts of the World’s Fairs: See the many remnants of the World’s Fairs in today's Flushing Meadows, including time capsules, Andy Warhol mosaics and more. David Dinkin's Circle, Flushing, 7 March.

Behind-the-Scenes @ The Chimneys, 1920s Mansion + Underground Speakeasy: See the summer grounds for Bettie Fleischmann Holmes, then see her see her “speakeasy” recreation center. The Community Synagogue, Sands Point, NY, 8 March.

Waterwell’s, The Courtroom: Actors Patrick Wilson and Jayne Houdyshell are joined perform a re-enactment of one woman's deportation case directly from court transcripts. Symphony Space, 95th and Broadway, 9 March.

Community Bookstore presents Rebecca Solnit, Recollections of My Nonexistence: Rebecca Solnit discusses Recollections of My Nonexistence, an electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a writer finds her voice. Murmrr Theater, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 10 March.

Moth Story Slam, Celebration: 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. Theme: Celebration. HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe, 10 March.

The Lesbian Agenda: Sophie Santos brings you their Agenda™ with this banging variety show featuring the best lez, bi and queer comedians* of all time. Union Hall, Brooklyn, 10 March.

Greenlight Presents Evan James, I've Been Wrong Before: The author of the novel Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe, reflects on the power and complexity of human relationships in the essay collection about his travels around the globe 686 Fulton St., 11 March.

Japanese Whisky Tasting: Nikka and Suntory are the biggest players in Japanese whisky, but aren't the only ones. Taste the way through Japan and its whiskies, all inside a 1921 townhouse. Church of Sweden, 11 March.

Untapped New York Presents Gracie Mansion + Catalyst: Art and Social Justice: Curated by New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, Catalyst showcases New York artists, activists and activist movements since 1965. Finish the show with a tour of Gracie. 11 March.

Books Are Magic Presents Maira Kalman, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas: Kalman brings the glittering Parisian world of Toklas and Stein to life, and celebrates them in vivid color, whimsical and inimitable illustrations. 225 Smith St., Brooklyn, 11 March.

Untapped Cities Presents The Edge Observation Deck: Gain opening day access to the brand new Edge attraction at Hudson Yards, the largest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. Hudson Yards, 11 March.

Brooklyn Museum Presents Ian Schrager, Studio 54: Reflect on Studio 54’s cultural influence with the cofounder of the iconic venue, Ian Schrager. After the talk, explore Studio 54: Night Magic. 1000 Eastern Parkway, 12 March.

The Strand Presents Ben Katchor, The Dairy Restaurant, with Fran Lebowitz: Katchor illuminates the unique historical confluence of events and ideas that led to the proliferation of the dairy restaurant in New York City, evoked by Katchor's illustrations 828 Broadway, 12 March.

Community Bookstore Presents Javad Djavahery, My Part of Her:In exiled Iranian author Javad Djavahery's English debut, a youthful betrayal during a summer on the Caspian sea has far-reaching consequences for a group of friends. 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 12 March.

Books Are Magic Presents Hilary Leichter, Temporary: Eighteen boyfriends, 23 jobs, and one ghost who occasionally pops in to give advice: Temporary casts a hilarious and tender eye toward the struggle for happiness under late capitalism. 225 Smith St., Brooklyn, 13 March.

Tour & Artifact Showcase @ The KGB Espionage Museum: Umbrellas that shoot poison, hidden cameras inside a pack of cigarettes, Cold War cipher machines… a museum dedicated to the KGB is in the Village! 245 West 14th St., 14 March.

Inside the House of Collection, NYC's Cabinet of Curiosities: An exclusive look inside the House of Collection, a sprawling curated collection of lost-and-found, passed down, left behind, and gifted items. 315 Berry St., Brooklyn, 15 March.

Community Bookstore Presents Jacob Dorman The Princess and The Prophet: The Secret History of Magic, Race, and Moorish Muslims in America: Historian Jacob Dorman delves into new archives and to explain why thousands of Americans were enthralled by the Islamic Orient. 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, 17 March.

Bowery Boys Presents New York Trivia Night: Hosted byGreg Young, of the famed Bowery Boys history podcast, guests will compete for prizes while learning more about America’s hometown. HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe, 17 March.

After-Hours Pastel Painting Workshop @ AKC Museum of the Dog: Led by award-winning artist Karen Miura and her dog, Lucy, the session includes a step-by-step demonstration on pastel painting dogs. 101 Park Ave., 17 March.

Irish Whiskey Tasting, From Irish Honey to Irish Cream: While St. Patrick's Day might have already passed, a couple of drams from a family-owned whiskey distillery in Ireland will give you reason to celebrate. Church of Sweden, 5 East 48th St., 18 March.

The Art of Wax Model Making @ Madame Tussauds: Go behind the curtains and uncover the secrets behind wax models, from a company that has been specializing in the craft for over 200 years. 234 West 42nd St. 18 March.

The NYPL Presents a Tribute to Toni Morrison: Few books have inspired, moved, and changed readers more than Toni Morrison’s Beloved. To honor its creator an all-star lineup of writers, actors, and thinkers will return to Morrison’s indelible work. New York Public Library, 42nd Street & 5th Ave. 18 March.

Moth Story Slam, Co-Habitation: 10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. Theme: Co-Habitation. HousingWorks Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St., 19 March. Tickets at themoth.org/events

An African-American maid works for a Jewish family, as their worlds in 1963 Louisiana collide in Caroline or Change — a new production of Tony Kushner (Angels in America).


Whisper House: Young Christopher lives with his aunt Lily and Yasuhiro, the Japanese man who works for her, in an eerie lighthouse on the coast of Maine during World War II. Soon, he begins to hear strange music through the walls. 59 East 59 Theatre, 12 March thru 19 April.

Caroline, or Change: Sharon D Clarke stars as an African-American maid working for a Jewish family, as their worlds in 1963 Louisiana collide. Direct from London's West End, a new production of Tony Kushner (Angels in America). Studio 54, 13 March thru 28 June.

Plaza Suite: Karen and Sam are a long-married pair whose relationship may be headed for an early checkout. Muriel and Jesse are former high school sweethearts who seem destined for an extended stay. And Norma and Roy are the mother and father of the bride — if only they can get her out of the bathroom. Hudson Theatre, 13 March thru 13 July.

Dana H.: Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict — and then held captive by him, trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified, for five months. Told in Dana's own words. Vineyard Theatre, thru 11 April.

Diana, A New Musical: After it becomes clear to all that Diana’s turbulent marriage to Charles cannot last, the Queen allows the royal couple to separate. Princess Diana steps out and dreams of all she can now accomplish. Longacre Theatrethru 29 Nov.

Flying Over Sunset: 1950's Hollywood. Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley are on an acid trip. What could have possibly happened? Lincoln Center Theater, thru 28 June.

Gnit: Peter Gnit, a modern-day version of Ibsen’s heroic character Peer Gynt, is a carefree young man on a reckless search for Experience and the True Self. Armed with tales from his mother of his early greatness and his absent father, he heads out into the world. Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Brooklyn, thru 29 March.

Help: Roslyn Ruff recounts Claudia Rankine’s real-life conversations with white men that take place in transitional spaces like airports. The Shed, thru 5 April.

Sanctuary City: Two teenagers, one recently naturalized and the other undocumented hatch a plan: they will marry to stay in the country and pursue a life. New York Theatre Workshop, thru 12 April.

Intimate Apparel: Set in 1905, Esther, a lonely, single African-American woman makes her living sewing beautiful corsets. Seeking love and romance in a forbidden world, Esther eventually embarks on a letter writing relationship… Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse, thru 18 July.

See some history of the Beautiful People in the three years of their reign at the Brooklyn Museum’s new show, Studio 54: Night Magic.


Armory Show: The 26th annual Armory Show, by far the largest and most monied of all the art fairs, features some 185 galleries showing their wares, in Perspectives, Platform, Present, Not For Profit, and Focus. Piers 90 and 94 Hudson River, 6-8 March.

Studio 54: Night Magic: Traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. And of course, examines the popular song and dance “The Hustle.” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 13 March thru 5 July.

Madame d’Ora: Born Dora Kallmus (1881–1963), Madame d’Ora was the most acclaimed portraitist of fin de siècle Vienna, and went on to create one of the most stylish Art Deco studios in Paris in the 1920s. Her models included Pablo Picasso, Josephine Baker, and Collette. The Neue Galley, thru 8 June.

José Parlá: It’s Yours:The first solo museum exhibition of the internationally renowned artist and his personal connection to the Bronx, which shaped Parlá views while painting cities around the world. Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, thru 16 Aug.

Peter Saul, Crime and Punishment: Saul, now 85, crafted his own unique blend of Surrealism, history painting and vernacular illustration, with the shock of current events. This madcap formula provides a critique of art history and the realities of the present. New Museum, thru 31 May, $18.

Morrissey has still not canceled surprise concerts at Hammerstein and the Apollo in March.


Songkick, Ticketfly or Bowery Presents

Iggy Pop: 6 March, Beacon Theatre

Silversun Pickups: 5-6 March, Brooklyn Steel

Bonobo: 6 March, Elsewhere

Dashboard Confessional: 10-11 March, Webster Hall

La Roux: 10 March, Brooklyn Steel

Dave Matthews: 12 March, Beacon Theatre

Josh Ritter: 15 March, Murmrr

Styx: 15 March, Beacon Theatre

Lupe Fiasco (performing Food & Liquor): 20, 22 March, Brooklyn Steel

Morrissey: 20 March, Hammerstein Ballroom; 21 March, Apollo Theater

Billie Eilish: 20 March, Barclay’s Center

Blood Orange: 20 March, Radio City Music Hall

Antiquarian booksellers have personalities and knowledge as broad as the material they handle. Inside their small but fascinating world in the Booksellers.


The Burnt Orange Heresy: New lovers/art collectors travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector who reveals he is the patron of a recluse J.D. Salinger of the art world. He has a simple request: for them to steal a masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost. Angelika, West Village.

First Cow: A taciturn loner has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee); soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. Angelika, West Village.

Sorry We Missed You: Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity appears with a shiny new van and the chance as a self-employed delivery driver. But when Ricky and his wife are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point. Film Forum, SoHo.

The Wild Goose Lake: Fleeing from the law, gangster Zenong Zhou crosses paths with a woman who holds a significant secret. Zhou must then confront the limits of what he is willing to sacrifice both for this stranger and for the family he left behindFilm Forum, SoHo.

The Gentlemen: American expat Mickey Pearson built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it triggers all sorts of schemes in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Cinema Village, East Village.

Run This Town: Toronto newspaper reporter Bram finds himself doing desk work instead of breaking hard-hitting stories, until he accidentally finds scandalous information about the city's controversial mayor, Rob Ford. But Ford's aides are trying to cover Ford's tracks as fast as they can. Village East Cinema, East Village.

Go Back to China: The semi-autobiographical film follows spoiled rich girl, Sasha Li, who after blowing through most of her trust fund, is forced by her father to go back to China and work for the family toy business. Village East Cinema, East Village.

Swallow: On the surface, Hunter appears to have it all. Newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to tend to an immaculate home and dote on her husband. However, as the pressure mounts, Hunter develops a dangerous habit: pica, a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects. IFC Center, West Village.

The Booksellers: Antiquarian booksellers’ personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. Inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of intellects, eccentrics and dreamers. Quad Cinema, West Village.

Bacurau: The small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive. IFC Center, West Village.

Hockey is going strong this season, as the Rangers take the ice every week at Madison Square Garden.


Brooklyn Nets (Barclay’s Center)

v. San Antonio Spurs, 6 March, 7:30pm

v. Chicago Bulls, 8 March, 3pm

v. Washington Wizards, 18 March, 7:30pm

v. Boston Celtics, 21 March, 6pm

v. Orlando Magic, 23 March, 7:30pm

v. LA Clippers, 25 March, 7pm

v. Cleveland Cavaliers, 28 March, 6pm

v. Portland Trailblazers, 30 March, 7:30pm

New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden)

v. New Jersey Devils, 7 March, 7pm

v. Calgary Flames, 16 March, 7pm

v. Pittsburgh Penguins, 18 March, 7:30pm

v. Columbus Blue Jackets, 24 March, 7pm