Culture Briefs: Sandy, Nutcracker and more


Industry City, 220 36th Street, invites New Yorkers to come together in remembering Superstorm Sandy, one year later, at a 100,000-square-foot art exhibition called Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 The detailed exhibition celebrating the resiliency of New York City’s arts community is presented by the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City, and curated by artist, writer, and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui.

On Saturday, December 7, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a Children’s Dance Workshop led by Tatyana Tenenbaum and Rebeca Medina, to be followed by dance performances throughout the exhibition. For more information, visit


The New York Children’s Dance Theater presents a premiere performance of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” – with a twist. On Sunday, December 8, young dancers will perform alongside Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, former principal dancers of the American Ballet Theater. The one-of-a-kind, one-night-only performance, choreographed by Anna Fateeva-Kazantseva, artistic director of the New York Children’s Dance Theater, will take place at the Master Theater (1029 Brighton Beach Avenue).

Curtains will rise at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $65 and are available at the Master Theater box office (Monday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m.), at 718-732-3838, or at


On Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m., the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents a special holiday performance of “An R&B Christmas” hosted by WCBS-FM 101.1’s “Broadway Bill Lee” and featuring chart-topping doo-wop and R&B artists performing their greatest hits and holiday classics.

The evening’s lineup includes Charlie Thomas’ Drifters. The Coasters, Blue Magic featuring original lead singer Ted Wizard Mills and Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer of The Shirelles.

Tickets range from $36 to $45 and can be purchased at 718-951-4500 (Tuesday through Saturday, 1-6 p.m.) or at

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