Weekend Recommender: April 20-24

April 19, 2012 | Homepage

Tom Colicchio hosts the Bellevue Hospital Toast the Children Gala next Tuesday

Affordable Art Fair
Thursday through Sunday, April 19–22, hours vary
Damien Hirst is debuting a limited edition art series using a mod “spot technique” at the eleventh annual Affordable Art Fair. In addition to Hirst’s new works, the fair showcases a plethora of contemporary painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and more at prices ranging from $100 to $10,000. Of the 75 participating galleries, 23 are New York-based—so shop local! $12 admission.7 W. 34 th St.; affordableartfair.us    

The Barcelona Ballet
Friday, April 20, 8 PM
The company of the Barcelona Ballet will dance the world premiere of Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez’s flamenco-inspired Pálpito, Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto, and Christopher Wheeldon’s For 4. $25 and up. New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., 212-581-1212; citycenter.org

Barbara Cook at Feinstein’s
Saturday, April 21, 8 PM
Attend the closing night of Broadway legend Barbara Cook’s “Let’s Fall in Love” show at Feinstein’s. The recent Kennedy Center honoree, last seen on the stage of Roundabout Theater’s Sondheim on Sondheim, will perform a mix of pop, Broadway, and jazz classics. $72 and up. Feinstein's at the Lowes Regency Hotel, 540 Park Ave., 212-339-4095; ticketweb.com

Toast the Children Gala with Tom Colicchio
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 PM
Top Chef
judge and chef Tom Colicchio will host the annual Bellevue Hospital Toast the Children gala at his scenic Riverpark restaurant. The evening promises tastings from more than 17 New York restaurants, such as Craft, Pearl Oyster Bar, Hearth, and more. $275. 450 East 29th St.; childrenofbellevue.org

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