4 Things To Do in New York City This Week

By Daniel Jumpertz on April 7, 2014 7:12am 

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 We rounded up the best things to see, do and hear this week.
Get Out and Do This: Events Monday, April 7-11
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Monday, April 7
Catch Woody Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band playing at Café Carlyle, the classic 1930s supper club-style cabaret house. While there, check out original murals created by French artist Marcel Vertès, the Oscar-winning art director of the 1952 film "Moulin Rouge." Every Monday at 8:45 p.m. through June 16 at The Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St., Upper East Side. General seating is $155 per person.

Tuesday, April 8
Gauguin: Metamorphoses” is a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art focusing on 150 of Paul Gauguin’s prints and transfer drawings, and how they relate to his better-known paintings and sculptures — many of which are also on display. Gaugin’s work was influential to Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and was not widely appreciated until after his death in 1903. From 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown. Tickets are $25.

Wednesday, April 9
Opening this week, “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs” is a new exhibition at the American Museum Of Natural History that brings to life with rare fossils, life-size models and hands-on interactives the time when the skies were ruled by pterosaurs, the first animals with backbones to fly. Though close cousins of dinosaurs, they evolved on a separate branch of a reptile family tree. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at West 79th Street, Upper West Side. There is a suggested donation of $25 for entry.

Thursday, April 10
Spring is a popular time to do the Chelsea gallery hop, as a recent The New York Times story attests. It's great if you know what you’re doing, but it can be an overwhelming hit-or-miss schlep if you don’t.

A great way to get a feel for the sprawling Chelsea scene is to participate in a small, personally curated private art tour. The mission of Two Percent Tours is to distill the experience of the ever-changing 500-plus galleries to find five of “the most unique, jaw-dropping experiences” currently on offer in Chelsea, without the crowds.

Along the way, they promise you’ll view the city itself as a piece of art, learning neighborhood history and noticing innovative architecture. The tours are 90 minutes, customizable and available from 10 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, for three or less. $200 per group. Book here.

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