March 17, 2014

Picks Of The Week: March 18-23

Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney, Knee Deep, a unique bird exhibition, Sugar Free Allstars, and “Charlie’s Kid”

By Emily Murphy & Jodi Silberstein

Charlie's Kid. Photo from

Charlie’s Kid. Photo from

This week holds an impressive blend of unique performance art with Knee Deep and “Charlie’s Kid,” a beautiful yet informative exhibition on birds at the New-York Historical Society’s Museum & Library, a funky and bluesy duo from Oklahoma City named Sugar Free Allstars, and a very special talk with Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Jeff Kinney.

Tuesday, March 18

Thalia Kids’ Book Club: Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Symphony Space
Join Jeff Kinney for a one-of-a-kind discussion on his bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! The author will talk about the stroke of luck that got him published, some of his favorite parts of the books, and give a sneak peak into how he gains inspiration and plans new issues. $15

Starting Friday, March 21 

Knee Deep
New Victory Theater
Various times on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Australia’s new contemporary circus company, Casus, is coming to the Big Apple to bring you acrobatics like you’ve never seen them before at New Victory Theater in a show called “Knee Deep.” Their impressive strength and amazing aerial feats will have you inching closer and closer to the edge of your seat. From $14

Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown (Part II of The Complete Flock)
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Museum Hours
Audubon’s “Aviary: Parts Unknown” is the second showing in a three-part series of exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society“Parts Unknown” showcases preparatory watercolors by the artist John James Audubon for his print edition of The Birds of America. Bird calls and songs, as well as video footage of the featured birds, will be presented along with each illustration to give attendees a better idea of what Audubon experienced during his extensive field observations. Children under 4, free; Ages 5-13, $6; Adults, $18

Saturday, March 22

Sugar Free Allstars
Symphony Space
This talented, Oklahoma City duo brings a unique, high-energy sound to all of their shows. With a genre straddling funk, blues, and gospel, the musical performance adds a touch of humor and witty lyrics for a concert that everyone would love! Children $15, Adults $20

Starting Sunday, March 23

Charlie’s Kid
BAM Fisher
11am and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays
Pantomimteatern, a Swedish, award-winning theater group, is bringing an innovative rendition of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” to the stage! The silent film-inspired performance will use technology and classic clowning like mime, half-mask, music, film-projection, and plenty of creativity to channel one of Hollywood’s greatest comedic artists. Children will not only love the show, but they’ll also learn the importance of kindness, how to communicate without words, and of course, the joys of clowning! $12

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