'League of Laughter' and Documentary Film Festival: How to Spend a Weekend in New York (November 11-13)
What: Documentary Film Festival DOC NYC 2022
When: Friday-Sunday, November 11-13
Where: Various locations
More details:The DOC NYC 2022 Documentary Film Festival will take place in New York from November 9 to 17. Documentary lovers will be able to watch more than 200 films in theaters and online (extended online screenings will be available in the US until November 27).
Price: From $5
What: Opera “Viy” by Gogol< /p>
When: Friday-Saturday, November 11-12
Where:Center At West Park 165 West 86th Street, New York , NY 10024
Read more:The Russian Art Studio Theater together with The Center At West Park will stage an opera based on the mystical story “Viy” by Nikolai Gogol. Renowned filmmaker Alexei Burago has adapted and staged Gogol's most beloved horror story in the historic and mesmerizingly beautiful Sanctuary Space.
Based on a Ukrainian folk tale, Gogol's “Viy” tells the story of three wandering university students – a theologian, rhetorician and philosopher. They are looking for lodging for the night in the old woman's house. The woman turned out to be a witch and even a werewolf. She leads the young philosopher Homa Bursak on a journey that involves him in the exorcism of the dead daughter of a wealthy Cossack, which leads to a confrontation with the formidable Viy.
Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Ukrainian organization Save The Children.
Price: From $25
What: Meeting with the President of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
When:Friday, November 11, from 11:00 am
Where: Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075
Read more: Ukrainian Institute of America invites everyone to meet with Dr. Sergey Kvit, President of the Kiev-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), who will talk about how this century-old university continues to provide education for Ukraine.
< p>Founded in 1615 and restored after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the Kiev-Mohyla Academy has brought up a galaxy of luminaries over the centuries. Many Ukrainians who today hold responsible positions at home and abroad rely on the foundation of their education at NaUKMA to lead the country in wartime.
What: Free insurance assistance
When: Saturday 12 November, from 11:00
Where: Dyker Library 8202 13th Ave. (@ 82nd St.) Brooklyn, NY 11228
Read more: Do you have questions about health insurance? Come to the library for free registration assistance from a Get Covered NYC representative. Health insurance plans are now more affordable than ever. Get help finding the one that's right for you.
What: “League of Laughter” in New York
When: Saturday, November 12, from 20:00
Where: Oceana Theater 1029 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
More: The best and most popular humorous project of Ukraine “League of Laughter” is going to the USA and Canada.
Your favorite best teams of all seasons and throughout the history of the League will come together.
“Dnepr” — the most experienced humorous team of Ukraine. The team started playing in KVN and became its vice-champion. Two superstars of Ukrainian humor play in its composition at once – Igor Lastochkin and Yuriy Tkach. In the “League of Laughter”, the team received the title of “Best Legend” and became the owner of the League's winter cup.
“Veterans of Space Wars” are the champions of the fifth season of the “League of Laughter”, one of the teams most beloved by the viewer. The trio of charismatic guys is well known to both television and YouTube viewers.
“Trio different” is the best female team that refutes the stereotype of “female humor”. At the moment, the girls are participants in the project “Women's Quarter” of the studio “Quarter-95”, but continue their activities as a team of the “League of Laughter”. In 2020, “Trio different” became the owners of the summer cup.
“Vinnitsa” + “Rest together” – a feature of this tour. This is a team of frontmen of the two most popular teams in the League. In this composition, the teams will show the best and favorite numbers of this humorous tandem.
You will see both individual favorite numbers of each of the teams, as well as the most unexpected collaborations of the participants. And of course, absolutely new miniatures for the topic of the day. You will feel the Ukrainian view from the inside on the modern world and understand that even a full-scale war cannot break the Ukrainian spirit and sense of humor. Because, as we say in Ukraine, we laugh, we don’t give up (“we laugh, it means we don’t give up”).
Part of the proceeds will be donated to the League of Help charity fund for Ukraine.
After the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, none of the mockers stood aside. Almost all of them remained in Ukraine. Some of them joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), most of them became volunteers helping the army and the country. But none of them stopped doing humor. From the very beginning of the invasion, the members of the League of Laughter have been giving charity concerts, raising funds for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and simply raising the mood of the people of Ukraine.
Tickets are here.
Price: From $65
What: The Nutcracker Ballet
When: Sunday, November 13 from 3pm
Where: Kings Theater 1027 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226
More:Take the whole family back to childhood this Christmas. Gather friends and family to relive your most cherished childhood dreams filled with oversized dolls, breathtaking ballet steps and dazzling costumes. This exquisite production features an international cast, including Ukrainian ballet stars.
Price: From $20
What: “Irina Kairatovna” in New York
When: Sunday, November 13, from 20:00< /p>
Where: Melrose Ballroom 36-08 33rd St, Long Island City, NY
More: First time in the USA. The most popular musical group in Kazakhstan, the authors of the film “Asyp Baramyn Otyzdan”, participants of a two-hour interview on the YouTube channel “vdud”, the group “Irina Kairatovna” presents a concert tour. Unforgettable emotions and a grandiose atmosphere await you.
Price: From $100
In addition, interesting events for every day look for weeks in our calendar. Come, learn, share with friends. Before visiting, check the organizers' websites for details and venues, as they may change.
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