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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

5 things to do this Thanksgiving weekend

Sean Leonardo’s final public piece, Between the Four Freedoms, which has been extended until Tuesday at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Four Freedoms on Roosevelt Island, is based on the notion that the four freedoms mentioned in Roosevelt’s book 1941 of the year. speech does not apply to everyone equally. How would our most vulnerable citizens interpret them? In a series of pre-installation seminars, Leonardo attempted to answer this question. First, he pointed to freedom from fear: how can this be considered achievable when children continue to be imprisoned? How can people say this when fear is in the background for them?

The culmination of these exercises is a series of large vinyl murals with hand gestures (sometimes louder than words) that Leonardo painted on the granite walls at the entrance to the park. However, the words were not completely ignored. The QR codes surrounding the pieces are associated with audio recordings of workshop participants discussing what freedom means to them – or lack thereof.
MELISSA SMITH

CHILDREN

This 1,200-square-foot vivarium, mimicking a light-flooded 80-degree rainforest, provides intimate encounters with as many as 500 creatures such as the monarch, governor, blue morpho and emerald sailing butterflies, as well as satin and moon moths. (Timed entry is required and visitors must purchase tickets that include access to the special exhibit.) For curious children, the thrill of wandering among the flowers and greenery of the show includes watching these free-flying international travelers sit in or out of chrysalis.

Younger visitors who prefer to keep insects at a distance can admire several exhibits outside the conservatory. Among them is a short film about the metamorphosis and displays of the habitat and adaptation of butterflies. Owl butterflies, for example, have large patches that resemble owl eyes — a way to trick predators — while monarchs contain foul-tasting toxins. These bright orange wings are a sign of the caution of nature itself.
Laurel Graeber

Film series

Before the latest provocation by Paul Verhoeven, the 17th century lesbians and nuns drama Benedetta, which opens on December 3, IFC invites viewers to return to its long-standing scandals. Although his early Dutch ugliness is rarely featured (other than Spetters, one of the most phallocentric films ever made, which will air on Saturday), you couldn’t dream of a sharper Friday night pick than Basic Instinct. (also shown Sunday through Tuesday), the subject of protests – even during filming – for portraying bisexual murder suspect Sharon Stone. This stands, along with Verhoeven’s return to Holland, the gripping WWII drama Black Book (Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday) as the pinnacle of his mastery of erotic thriller.

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Perhaps less visible, but related to Benedetta, Flesh + Blood, which will be shown on the 35mm film on Sunday. Rutger Hauer’s character leads a group of mercenaries who claim divine mandate, but the impending plague turns out to be immune to superstition. Benedetta will close the series on December 2nd.
BEN KENIGSBERG

They say there isn’t room for certain items on the thanksgiving table, but that’s exactly what D.L. Hewley can turn into a feast.

Comedian hosting a nationwide syndicated afternoon radio show with a companion series in LOL on Pluto TV! Network, has made a splash since the late 1990s when he starred in his own sitcom on ABC and toured as one of The Kings of Original Comedy with Steve Harvey, Cedric the Artist and Bernie Mac, who died in 2008.

Hewley had the political acumen to host his own show on CNN and call for the mainstream to compete in Dancing With the Stars. In 2012, he created and starred in the film “D.L. Hewley: Endangered List, ”a Peabody Award-winning dummy film for Comedy Central. This year he published his fifth book, How to Survive in America. He’ll probably have something to talk about when he performs at Carolines on Broadway on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:45 pm and 9:45 pm. Tickets start at $ 60 with a minimum of two drinks.
SEAN L. McCARTY

Jazz

Wycliffe Gordon, a trombonist and composer who also (masterfully) plays with trumpet, tuba and other instruments, described his childhood in this way: “Classical music at home, gospel in church and country music on the radio.” On the trombone, he can fit so well into the music he is playing that it is tempting to press him right away: “Yeah, he’s hard bop.” “Oh, that’s the sound of the New Orleans traditionalists.” In fact, what you hear is his range and the steepness of his gait.

A former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center and former professor at nearby Juilliard, Gordon is no stranger to the Dizzy’s Club scene. He returns there for his annual Thanksgiving Show, with sets at 7:30 and 9:30 every Sunday night, except Thursday for a special holiday performance at 7:00 pm.

Its International All-Stars quintet features Australian saxophonist and multi-readist Adrian Cunningham, Israeli-born pianist Ehud Esheri, Japanese bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Alvin Atkinson – as well as Gordon, a native of the American South. Tickets for the Thanksgiving show are $ 178 and include a three-course meal. Shows on Friday and Saturday are $ 55; $ 40 on Sunday.
Giovanni Roussonello

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