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Top 5 Arts Picks: January 19-25

FRI, JAN. 19: Dunkirk Film Screening

Emelin Theatre brings director Christopher Nolan’s Golden Globe-nominated Dunkirk to its screen this Friday as part of its “Oscars Contenders” series. Set in May 1940, the film depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II. Allied troops from Belgium, the British Empire and France are trapped by the German army on the beaches of Dunkirk. Troops methodically used serviceable naval and civilian vessels to safely evacuate 330,000 soldiers. Begins at 8pm.

FRI, JAN. 19: Hudson River Museum After Dark

This Friday, Hudson River Museum celebrates art, science and music at its first “HRM After Dark” event. The event will feature a dance party with live music by DJ NessDigital, as well as craft beer, planetarium shows and gallery tours. Guests must be 21+. Begins at 7pm.

SUN, JAN. 21: Wilderness, a Play About Troubled Teens

RiverArts presents a screening of En Garde Theater’s Wilderness to the Irvington Town Hall Theater on Sunday. The multimedia documentary play follows a group of teens who are combating existential crises in a wilderness therapy program. The production is inspired by six real families’ stories, exploring issues of mental health, addiction, gender and sexual identity. Panel discussion with the creator and cast members to follow. Begins at 3pm.

MON, JAN. 22 THROUGH THURS, FEB. 22: New Exhibition Celebrates Black Culture 

Iona College Council on the Arts celebrates Black History Month with its Black Culture, As Is: Ya Feel Me? exhibition beginning this Monday. A group of young artists use different mediums such as photography, paint and short film to share their perspectives on black identity and culture. The exhibition, on view through February 22, is “a celebration of an oppressed people who still find beauty, joy, humor and happiness in the world despite stereotypes.” Times vary.

TUES, JAN. 23: Ulysses Quartet at Sarah Lawrence College

On Tuesday, Sarah Lawrence College presents “Music Tuesday” featuring the award-winning Ulysses String Quartet. The young group, formed in 2015, is committed to increasing access and appreciation of classical music while engaging their audiences. The ensemble will perform Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887. Begins at 1:30pm at the College’s Reisinger Auditorium.

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