Consider these recommendations for upcoming talks, readings and more in and around New York City:
Eileen Ivers Joyful Christmas
Friday, December 20, 2019, 8 p.m.
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 W. Main St., Bay Shore, NY 11706
For over two decades, Eileen Ivers and her band have created a joyful holiday performance that brings together story-filled folk music, Wren Day songs, a jig-inflected take on Bach, and foot-stomping roots music. Twenty instruments call up Irish and American musical traditions ($50 reserved).
Great Performers: Tommy Tune
Friday, December 20, 2019, 2 p.m.
Jericho Public Library
1 Merry Ln., Jericho, NY 11753
Performing arts professional and lecturer Marc Courtade leads a session on Tommy Tune, whose career has spanned nearly half a century. Learn more about Tune’s 10 Tony awards, his work as a performer, choreographer, and director, and how a 6 foot 6 Texan managed to make it on the Great White Way (free).
Just Announced | Ezra Klein in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell
Thursday, December 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
Ezra Klein, the co-founder of digital media company Vox, discusses his forthcoming book Why We’re Polarized, in which he argues that the American political system isn’t broken—it’s working as designed. He’ll talk about our divided nation and what do about it with Malcolm Gladwell ($40).
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