High 5 For Teens: Events Scheduled For 08/22/15 – 09/04/15

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High 5 is a non-profit organization that offers teenagers $5 tickets to arts events in and around New York City. Whether it’s dance, theater, music, film, art or spoken word you’re into, tickets are available.

The Quantum Eye: Magic & Mentalism

**Sales close Friday, August 21 @ 10am**

Awarded the world record for the longest running, one man, Off-Broadway magic show!

The Quantum Eye is Sam Eaton’s entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with the audience to make for a different performance every time. Join Sam on a journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget!

**The Maximum Group Size for this show is 4**

Visit www.TheQuantumEye.com for more!

Click dates for tix:

Saturday, August 22 @ 5pm

Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Pl., Manhattan
6 to Astor Place; N/R to 8th St.


Bombshell Of Rhythm (The life & Secrets of Ina Ray Hutton)

“Power, skill and some awfully fetching vocals!”StageBuddy.com

“Melissa Ritz has the moxie to match…an evocative journey through time that’s not to be missed.”– Las Vegas Review Journal

Ina Ray Hutton was the most successful female bandleader of the Big Band era. She conducted The Melodears, an all-girl band, and was the first woman to conduct male bands in the 1940’s. Ina was the first woman to have her own TV show in the 1950’s.

Ina hailed from the south-side of Chicago. At the age of 8, a vaudeville producer recognized her tap dancing abilities and arranged for her to move to NYC to perform in his children’s show. This event led to a remarkable 30 year career in entertainment. However, her success in the spotlight was threatened by a secret she couldn’t afford to reveal at that time.

Accompanied by 14 songs from the Big Band Era, “Bombshell Of Rhythm” uses music, dance and story telling to reveal the life and secrets of Ina Ray Hutton. Taking her to the stages of Broadway, television and beyond…

Visit www.sohoplayhouse.com for more info!

Click the date for tix:

Saturday, August 22 @ 8pm

Sunday, August 23 @ 3pm

SoHo Playhouse
15 Vandam St. (6th Ave. & Varick/7th Ave.), Manhattan
C or E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Same time each week. Different show each week!

With its ever-changing “menu” of plays, Too Much Light… is an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes—an original concept by Greg Allen. The audience is fully part of the act, deciding the order that these plays are performed. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. Read more about what it means to be a “Neo-Futurist.”

Please note: May contain adult themes

Visit nyneofuturists.org for more info!

Click the dates for tix:

Friday, August 21 @ 10:30pm

Saturday, August 22 @ 10:30pm

The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
F to 2nd Avenue; N/R to Astor Place; B/D/F/M to Broadway Lafayette

Join us for FREE Pizza and a Movie Night!

Friday, September 4th, 5-8pm

**RSVP by Friday, September 4th @ 12pm**

Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the event page. Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to emailThomasB@artsconnection.org

Click the date to RSVP:

Friday, September 4 @ 5pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event, open to anyone currently in HIGH SCHOOL.

Also, don’t be late! If you arrive later than 5:15 PM, you will miss the group and won’t be able to get into the theater.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Sony Plaza, 56th St. near Madison Ave.
(Look for the SONY PLAZA PUBLIC ARCADE sign on 56th St.)
4, 5, 6, N or R to 59th St; E to 5th Ave; F to 57th St.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

$12 Tickets are now available to Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. But hurry – they’ll be gone before you know it!

Carlos Henriquez: Back in the Bronx

To kick off Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new season, Bronx native Carlos Henriquez brings the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis back to the Bronx with a one-night-only performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, where his compositions and most notable Latin jazz arrangements will be front and center. Joined by special guest percussionists, Henriquez presents music that shows the breadth of his technical and stylistic dexterity. Henriquez is truly homegrown talent, both of the Bronx, and of Jazz at Lincoln Center, who has become a cornerstone of a shared story.

One of the first truly bilingual musicians, equally virtuosic with the language of jazz and the Afro-Latin tradition, Carlos Henriquez – the Bronx-born, Nuyorican veteran bassist of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – is a force to be reckoned with. By age 14, Henriquez was performing at People’s Park, across the street from his high school, with Latin jazz greats Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz, and as a member of the first ever top-placing Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Festival and Competition jazz band, Henriquez’ roots with Jazz at Lincoln Center run deep.

Visit www.jazz.org for more info!

Click the date for tix:

Saturday, September 12 @ 8pm

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx
4 or D to the Bedford Park Boulevard


Museum Passes

High 5 Museum passes are always available! Passes are 2-for-$5 ($2.50 per pass). Museum passes can be used for a single visit and are valid for 30 days from the day of your purchase.

Click the links below for passes:

Guggenheim Museum

The Jewish Museum

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