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Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Rabbit, rabbit! December is among us! Though 2016 is coming to a close, New York City has a plethora of new exhibitions, musicals and events opening up around the boroughs. Take a look at what we've got in store for this weekend!

The Ages of Music: Classical

December 3, 2 p.m.

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts

Treat your ears to a lovely all-Mozart concert by the New York Philharmonic. The performance will include the overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” and many more selections from concertos and symphonies. Bring the kids! Before the show, kids are invited to meet the musicians and test out their instruments. For more information visit here.

Hip-Hop Nutcracker

December 3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

United Palace of Cultural Arts, 4140 Broadway

A twist on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic! This unique show puts a twist on classical ballet with hip-hop and break-dancing. Don’t miss the live DJ, digital scenery and rapper Kurtis Blow. For more information visit here.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Through December 6

Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street

View one of the best Western films of all time at Film Forum this weekend. The new restoration of Robert Altman’s 1971 Western with Warren Beatty is a true American classic. Tickets are $14. For more information visit here.

Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel

Through December 31

Check out the New York Public Library’s exhibition to learn everything you need to know about the “ten-dollar founding father without a father.” This enlighting exhition includes a Hamilton’s draft to President George Washington’s farewell address in 1796. For more information visit here.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Through December 31

New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street

Experience the talented company’s annual City Center season this month. Featuring newer performances with Kyle Abraham’s “Untitled America” and Hope Boykin’s “r-Evolution Dream.” For more information visit here.

Holiday Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Through January 7

30 Rockefeller Plaza

Tourist or not, the Rockefeller Christmas tree is a must see every year. This year’s tree is a 94-foot Norway Spruce that is lit up with over 50,000 LEDs. Ring in the holiday season with a quick visit to the festive location. For more information visit here.

The Babylon Line

Through January 22

Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center Theater

Richard Greenberg’s new serious comedy is a sure success. The story follows a Greenwich Village writer who commutes to Levittown in 1967 to teach creative writing to adults. The cast includes Julie Halston, Randy Graff, Frank Wood and Elizabeth Reaser. For tickets and more information visit here.

A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde

December 3 - March 12

Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street

The MoMA’s new exhibition comes just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. The exhibit features works from the Russian avant-garde starting in 1912 and goes through the revolution into the 1930s. For more information visit here.

Dear Evan Hansen

Through July 2

Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th Street

Starring Ben Platt, this vibrant musical follows a troubled teen who accidentally gets the chance to follow his dreams and fit in. Tickets range from $79-$175. For more information visit here.

W Hotels Presents: What She Said

December 5, 6–8:30 p.m.

W New York, 1567 Broadway

Mix, mingle and get inspired! Join the conversation with Rachel Zoe and Jenna Lyons as they chat about female empowerment and industry trends. The conversation will be followed by cocktails and shopping at W New York - Times Square's Style Lab. RSVP here.
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