The A-List


One of the most celebrated and iconic photographers of our time, New Yorker Annie Leibovitz presents her latest book, “Annie Leibovitz at Work.” This beautiful book offers a retrospective of her career and features Leibovitz discussing portraiture, fashion photography, lighting and digital cameras. In her own words, she desribes how her pictures were made, starting with Richard Nixon’s resignation and ending with Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Fri., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Free. 192 Books. 192 10th Ave. (at 21st St.) 212-255-4022, 192books.com.



This three-week run features two programs performed by the primo ballerinas who make up the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet troupe. The company kicks off its season on Tuesday, Dec. 16 with a program that includes The Joyce premiere of “Majismas” along with favorites from the company’s repertory, including “Swan Lake (Act 2)” and “La Trovatiara.” The second program, premiering on Friday the 19th, features favorites such as “Go For Barocco” and “Paquita” and “Giselle (Act 2).” Dec.16-Jan. 4. $19-59. The Joyce. 175 Eighth Ave. 212-242-0800, joyce.org.

Sebastien Tellier

Touring to promote his newly released third album, “Sexuality,” Sebastien Tellier has been described by his collaborator, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, as “maybe the best singer and composer in France today.” Tellier explains the album’s dynamic mixture of modern French electronica and elegant pop compositions by saying, “It is not at all like what I have released before and nothing like what Guy-Manuel did with Daft Punk. It’s erotic music, music that has the power to excite people, but with a Latin sensibility in the style of a great seducer with a broken heart.” Thurs., Dec. 11 at 11 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Ages 21+. Le Poisson Rouge. 158 Bleecker St. 212-505-FISH, lepoissonrouge.com.

Ripped and Torn

Intimate, small scaled and handmade, collage makes a great holiday gift. Poets and critics Valery Oisteanu and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright have put together a show of two dozen collage artists. Most of the contributors are also writers, including Star Black, Lewis Warsh, David Shapiro and Bruce Weber. Other artists represented are Sali Taylor, John Evans, Judy Rifka, Luigi Cazzaniga, Rakien Nomura, Charles Mingus III, Madeline Weinrib and others. The late, great Joe Brainard headlines. An opening reception will take place Saturday, Dec 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Through Dec. 22. 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel. 532 W. 25th St. 917-701-3338, 532gallery.com.


To complement their video installation (on view in through Jan. 11.), this C.L.U.E. dance performance by robbinschilds will take place throughout the building, thereby transforming their “color location ultimate experience” into an ultimate dance experience. Two days earlier, on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., the museums hosts a multimedia panel titled “How Do You Like the Bowery?” Artists Alan Raymond and Arleen Schloss will introduce and answer questions about four short films and videos, each dealing with a different facet of the Bowery. The C.L.U.E. dance takes place on Sat., Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. New Museum of Contemporary Art. 556 Bowery. 212-255-0719, newmuseum.org.