You Can Still See the Sargents at the Met Through October 4

(metmuseum.org) Here is the famous Madame X, a daring (for the time) portrait of a well-known Parisian beauty. Why go to see an exhibit almost exclusively made up of portraits? well, partly, because John Singer Sargent does it so well but also because he happened to paint many of the distinguished artists, writers, musicians, actors,…

Iphigenia Ascends to the Gods in the East Village

(csc.org) As part of their Greek Festival, the Classic Stage Company on East 13th Street mounted a new translation of Euripides’ last play, Iphigenia in Aulis, complete with singing and dancing Greek chorus and it was great. The 2500 year old play, as fresh as yesterday, explored how parents with good intentions inflict pain on…

No Need to Wait for Restaurant Week–Enjoy the Great Prix Fixe Lunch at Boulud Sud

Courtesy of dear friends Alan and Linda who generously invited us to share their 46th anniversary celebration, we ate one of the best meals ever and for a very reasonable price (considering that you are eating haute cuisine); that would be $26/pp for two courses and $34/pp for three. What’s nice about this is that…