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4 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

By Daniel Jumpertz | November 16, 2014 8:02pm
 Documentaries, avant-garde films and an exhibit on rare books are on offer this week.
4 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods
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Monday, November 17
Feisty documentary "Divide In Concord" makes its New York Premiere Monday evening as part of the documentary film festival DOC NYC. In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous "shot heard round the world" that began a revolution and defined a nation. Now, 84-year-old local Jean Hill has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle: trying to rid the town of single-serving plastic bottles of water. 7:30 p.m. at the IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, Washington Square.

Tuesday, November 18
Open for viewing Tuesday at Christie’s is First Editions/Second Thoughts, a unique collection of over 75 one-of-a-kind books and works of art to be auctioned on December 2 to raise funds to support PEN’s mission to defend freedom of expression. Authors and artists in the collection include Marina Abramović, Woody Allen, Eric Carle, Neil Gaiman, Yoko Ono and Colm Tóibín. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Christie’s Saleroom, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown. Free.

Wednesday, November 19
Wednesday evening at Santos Party House witness a fusion of cutting edge art at SOUND/ IMAGE/ LIGHT. A benefit for the Film-Makers' Cooperative, the world’s largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films, this event brings together performances from legendary underground composer JG Thirlwell (Sonic Youth, Zola Jesus), composer Philip Glass and filmmaker Bill Morrison and many more, with artwork and films from friends and members of the Film-Makers' Cooperative. From 7:30 p.m. at 96 Lafayette St., TriBeCa. $40.

Thursday, November 20
Samoan-born, New Zealand-based artist Lemi Ponifasio’s “Birds With Skymirrors” was described by UK newspaper The Guardian as " a passionate cry for — and from — a beautiful wilderness." Part of BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival, the production occupies a space between ritual and theater, dance and activism. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn. Tickets from $20. 7:30 p.m. each evening from Nov. 19 through 22.