Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.
75 Years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division: A Symposium of Moving History
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Manhattan
Jan. 24; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Coinciding with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ exhibition “Archive in Motion: 75 Years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division,” this symposium brings together the library’s current Dance Research Fellowship class for an educational and movement-filled day. Notable dancers and choreographers, including Emily Coates, Jack Ferver and Jeremy Jacob, are set to present.
Film Screening: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Hudson Park Library, Manhattan
Jan. 25; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m
Prep for the Oscars with this free screening of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the film, directed by Quentin Tarantino, revolves around aging Western actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).
Abolitionist Book Club
Jan. 26; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Built within an abolitionist framework, this book club is for those who are hoping to dig deeper into themes of incarceration. This month’s book pick is “Are Prisons Obsolete?” by Angela Davis. Can’t make it this go? Watch the Bluestockings site for the next selection.
David Zwirner, Manhattan
Through Feb. 22
A central figure of the Los Angeles art scene, Noah Davis, who died in 2015 at age 32, left behind an expansive body of work. For the first time, David Zwirner will host a major exhibition of pieces drawn from this archive. After its conclusion, a version of the show will travel to the Underground Museum, founded by Davis with his wife before his death.
Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks
Arsenal Gallery, Manhattan
Through Feb. 27
To mark Black History Month, NYC Parks is presenting an exhibition dedicated to notable African Americans who have parks and monuments named after them within the city. The exhibition, which runs through Feb. 27, juxtaposes archival and contemporary photographs of the green spaces.
Top Image: Brad Pitt stars in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Photo: Sony Pictures.