This Monday is a snow day here in New York, with a major snow storm in progress, yet some people will find in today's wintry conditions an opportune time to visit area parks and museums.
On Sunday or Monday of each week, I usually compile a list of ten or so recommended cultural events for the week. While choosing is hard, it must be done.
• ART. Monday, March 2. Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective. Through May 11, 2009. MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), 11 West 53 Street.
• MUSIC. Monday, March 2. Bellini's La Sonnambula. Directed by Mary Zimmerman with Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez. The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center. See upcoming dates and info at Met Opera website. For more about Lincoln Center and a few notes about the opera, read my recent post here.
• ART. Tuesday, March 3. Tony Oursler. Cell Phones Diagrams Cigarettes Searches and Scratch Cards. Through 11 April 2009. Metro Pictures, 519 W 24th St.
• FILM. Tuesday, March 3. Adam Resurrected (2008). 9 p.m. A black comedy with Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, and Ayelet Zurer. Director Paul Schrader in person. Film Society of Lincoln Center. Series: Film Comment Selects.
• MUSIC. Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4. Van Morrison, performing with Astral Weeks. Beacon Theatre.
• MUSIC. Tuesday, March 3- Sunday, March 8. Michel Legrand Jazz Trio, String Quartet and Harp. 8:30 and 11 p.m. Birdland, 313 West 44th Street.
• DANCE. Wednesday, March 4 Savion Glover. 7:30pm. Joyce Theater, Chelsea.
• ART. Thursday, March 5. The Armory Show - International Art Fair of New York. March 5-8. Piers 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th St. Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7 Noon to 8 pm; Sunday, March 8 Noon to 7 pm.
• THE CURRENT CRISIS. Friday, March 6. “Meltdown: The Economic Collapse and a People’s Plan for Recovery” panel discussion 7pm. New York Society for Ethical Culture, Upper West Side. Free.
• FILM. Friday, March 6. New 35mm restoration of John Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Film Forum, 209 W Houston St. "The American family melodrama at its most neurotic. Stahl's film is so lurid that it seems to exist on another plane of reality."– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Image: In a snowy day, it's fun to melt peeps in hot chocolate.