NYC Restaurant Week

If you are looking to enjoy the many wonderful restaurants that New York has to offer, Restaurant Week is the perfect way to see them all without breaking the bank.

DECEMBER 2013

New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Fall/Winter Season
Jazz at Lincoln Center provides a wide variety of events including festivals, concerts, education events and a diverse array of guest artists.
Designing Modern Women, 1890s–1990s
This highly anticipated exhibit features insight on how the 20th century design was greatly formed and improved by the creativity of women. Curated by Juliet Kinchin.
Venetian Glass Designed by Italian Architect Carlo Scarpa
The exhibition features nearly 300 carefully selected works that highlight Scarpa’s significant contribution to the art of Venetian glass.
Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves
Centered around the tragic 2004 drowning of 20 Chinese cockle pickers off the coast of Britain, this 55-minute film is beautiful meditation on Chinese culture, history and myths all projected onto nine double-sided screens in the museum's atrium.
Cleopatra’s Needle
The exhibition will coincide with an extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as “Cleopatra’s Needle.”
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Get down to Rockefeller Plaza early to enjoy a variety of performances finishing off with the 79th annual Christmas Tree Lighting where the tree is decorated with 30,000 environmentally- friendly lights along five miles of wire and topped off with a Swarovski crystal star!

Philadelphia

OH SUGAR! THE MAGICAL TRANSFORMATION FROM CANE TO CANDY
A sweet exhibition focusing on Philadelphia’s candy manufacturing history. The show is created and curated by the founders of the city’s iconic ice creamery, The Franklin Fountain. (215) 413-8655
Dinosaurs Unearthed
The Jurassic age surfaces in Philadelphia at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University with the six-month-long exhibition Dinosaurs Unearthed. In a multi-sensory experience, see life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts, real specimens and tons of interactive elements
One Day in Pompeii
Travel back in time to explore the daily life — and tragic end — of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii as The Franklin Institute hosts One Day in Pompeii, a blockbuster traveling exhibition. The immersive exhibition includes hundreds of incredible artifacts and a formidable CGI experience that transports visitors back to the earth-shattering natural disaster.
Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts
Started as part of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network in 1984, the Mural Arts Program has established itself as a global leader in the public arts arena. Beyond The Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrates the work of 30 years of community-engaged art creation in Philadelphia. Through this inspirational and innovative organization, thousands of residents have participated in the creation of more than 3,600 murals—a testament to the talent in the city and the power of community.
Night Skies in the Observatory - Franklin Institute
On the 2nd Thurs of each month Learn and view some of space’s stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies at the Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory.
LORI NIX: UNNATURAL HISTORY
This exhibition is a playful poke at what goes on behind the dioramas at a natural history museum with imaginative images, science, facts and animals that are a bit askew and often hilarious.

DC

Exquisitely Evil: Up Close and Personal with the Bond Villains

Fans of the 007 agent, James Bond, will appreciate the Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains exhibit at the International Spy Museum.

Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Through sculpture and paintings this exhibition explores the meaning of transforming body and consciousness and its profound philosophical foundations.
A Christmas Carol
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.
The Washington Auto Show
The 2014 Washington Auto Show not only symbolizes the brightest and boldest dreams of the auto industry but marks the show’s transformation over the years.
Mariinsky Ballet: Swan Lake
St. Petersburg's historic Mariinsky Ballet presents its signature staging of Tchaikovsky's mysterious, lyrical, and dramatic Swan Lake, hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a vision of Romantic ballet heaven."
Peter and the Starcatcher
A wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan.
The Washington Ballet: The Jazz/Blues Project
Americana at its finest – the iconic music of Etta James and Charlie "Bird" Parker and world-class dance come together in Trey McIntyre's Blue Until June and Val Caniparoli's Bird's Nest.
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
This groundbreaking exhibition will explore the heritage, daily experience and numerous, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the United States.
Elf The Musical
One of Hollywood's most beloved holiday hits is born again--on stage!
A Jazz New Year’s Eve
Ring in 2014 with NEA Jazz Master pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli as they pay homage to Nat King Cole, with a long string of solid hits, starting with “Straighten Up and Fly right”

LA

In Focus: Architecture
Drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection, this exhibition surveys the history of architectural photography through images of sacred and secular structures, picturesque environments, abstracted spaces, and conceptual forms.
Michele Zukofsky, Los Angeles Philharmonic Clarinet
Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Michele Zukovsky has appeared many times as soloist with the Philharmonic, both at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Music Center.
Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages
This exhibition looks at illuminated manuscripts from the permanent collection and reveals the widespread appeal and influence of saints in art and society during the Middle Ages.
The Nutcracker Ballet
Join Uncle Drosselmeyer, Clara and her beloved Nutcracker as they battle the Mouse King and his army, journey to the Land of Snow, and to the enchanted Palace of the Dolls where Clara's favorite doll companions come to life.
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
The company of 40, comprised of award-winning principals and corps de ballet, perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lifts and pirouettes in the classic holiday ballet. To the delight of audiences of all ages, the artists bring humor, charm, athletic prowess and Russian flair to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

London

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900
Some of the earliest surviving Chinese paintings are displayed for this major exhibition.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
The park is transformed into a magical world of rides, stalls and an ice rink.
London International Horse Show
The UK's only World Cup dressage qualifier, show jumping, trotting ground and shopping
New Year's Eve Fireworks
The colossal fireworks display says farewell to 2013 with a bang.