This edition of the NYC Things To Do includes plenty of performances by a wide range of artists, dancers and choreographers, the NY Art Book Fair, The BEAT Festival, artist talks and more. Events are held in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Enjoy these New York City events through September 25, 2016.

1. Taryn Simon at Park Avenue Armory

The Park Avenue Armory presents “Taryn Simon: An Occupation of Loss” from September 13 to 25, 2016.

In Taryn Simon's first ever directed performance, the artist addresses the concept of grief and the intricate systems by which human beings confront the irrational nature of the universe. Each night at sundown, over thirty mourners populate Simon's sculptural installation and perform staged lamentations. During the day, visitors are invited to visit the installation and contribute their own sounds to the space as a subtle, droning recording of the nighttime mourners' ritual plays throughout. The resulting work blends sculpture, sound, architecture and performance in an exploration of the intersections between living and dead, past and present, and authenticity and performance.

The daytime installation is on view Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and free for Armory members and ticket holders of that evening’s performance. Evening performances are held Tuesday through Sunday at 6:20, 7:10, 8:00, 8:50, 9:40, 10:30 and 11:20 p.m. Tickets start at $45. An Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m. Scholar Homi K. Bhabha, joins artist Taryn Simon to discuss the complexities of creating this latest work. Tickets are $15 and $12 for members.

Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. www.armoryonpark.org.

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2. “portrait of myself as my father” at BAM

The Brooklyn Academy of Music and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France) presents “portrait of myself as my father,” from September 14 to September 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at BAM Fisher.

Zimbabwe-born, Brooklyn-based choreographer Nora Chipaumire addresses the idea of African masculinity through a performance featuring specters of her estranged father (performed by Senegalese dancer Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye and Jamaican-born dancer Shamar Watt). The performers engage with each other in a makeshift boxing ring, clad in boxing gloves, football pads and sacred West African talisman, teetering between combat and play. The performer's movements embody Chipaumire's trademark sythesis of contemporary African movements while acknowledging and subverting stereotypes of black manhood.

An Opening Night Reception, post-show will be held on Wednesday, September 14. Free for same day ticket holders. A post-show discussion: “On Masculine Identity” with Nora Chipaumire and moderated by Simon Dove will be held on Thursday, September 15. Free for same day ticket holders. Tickets start at $25. BAM Fisher is located at 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217. www.bam.org.

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“portrait of myself as my father” by Nora Chipaumire. Photo courtesy of the artist.

“portrait of myself as my father” by Nora Chipaumire. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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3. Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival

The Fifth Annual BEAT Festival will be held from September 15 to 23, 2016 at various venues across Brooklyn.

The BEAT is a yearly fall festival that showcases works of Brooklyn’s performing artists. This borough-wide festival showcases the communities’ unique performing arts scenevoice, movement and theaterin traditional theaters and in unusual spaces. The aim of the BEAT Festival is to support, develop and create a platform for emerging performing artists in Brooklyn. Enjoy 10 days of immersive and experimental theater, dance and vocal performances, featuring more than a dozen cutting-edge local artists. Tickets range from free to $20. All-inclusive Festival passes are $40. Click here for the full schedule of events.

BEAT Festival Opening Night will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.beatbrooklyn.com.

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4. Printed Matter’s 2016 NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

Printed Matter presents the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016 at MoMA PS1. The Book Fair Preview will be held on Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature a live performance by Beat Detectives on the steps of PS1. Tickets for the Preview are $10 and $5 for members. Proceeds go towards supporting NYABF16.

The NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ book, catalogues, monographs, periodicals and zines. NYABF16 will host programming and special events including: The Classroom, in its eighth year, including a curated array of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led interventions, and The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference, in its ninth year, featuring two days on emerging practices and issues within art book culture.

The Fair is free and open to the public. Hours: Friday, September 16 from 1 to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. www.momaps1.org. www.printedmatter.org. www.nyartbookfair.com.

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NYABF15. Photo courtesy Desilu Muñoz.

NYABF15. Photo courtesy Desilu Muñoz.

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5. Artist Performance at Bronx Museum

The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents “Written in Sand: Collected Aids Writings” on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. The performance will be held on the second floor in the North Wing.

Karen Finley will present a solo spoken word performance culled from selections of her artworks on the subject of HIV/AIDS. The artist's characteristic witty improvisational style alternately alleviates and adds tension to the work surrounding the subjects of loss, suffering, memory and the human experience.

In her 1992 work “Written in Sand,” Finley filled a large gallery space with sand, creating a sanctuary where the public could write the names of those they loved and lost to AIDS in the sand. For the Bronx Museum’s installation of Art AIDS America, the public is invited to write the names of those they lost in a sand-filled chest.

Free admission and includes a cash car. The Bronx Museum is located at 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456. www.bronxmuseum.org.

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6. Kate Weare Company at Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents “Kate Weare Company: Marksman” on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Choreographer Kate Weare presents her newest work. The movement-based sextet is performed to an original score by saxophonist Curtis Robert Macdonald and employs set design by Clifford Ross, and lighting design by Mike Faba. The mission of the piece is to "zero in on our ability to precisely intuit one another with senses remote from modern consciousness yet imperative to our survival."

Tickets are $40 and $35 for members and Friends of Works & Process. The Guggenheim is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.

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"Unstruck" by Kate Weare. Photo: K Chang.

"Unstruck" by Kate Weare. Photo: K Chang.

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7. Writers & Artists Respond at The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents “Writers & Artists Respond: Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach,” on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the exhibition galleries.

Artists Rachel Rose and Haim Steinbach will speak about their work in the context of the exhibition “Take Me (I’m Yours),” in a conversation with Kelly Taxter, Associate Curator.

Rachel Rose’s videos investigate subjects covering a wide range of topics. Through the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated events, Rose’s work presents humanity’s shared contemporary anxieties and their complex interconnectivity revolving around their inevitable mortality.

Haim Steinbach's practice consists of art based on already existing objects. Since the late 1970s Steinbach’s work has been focused on the selection and arrangement of objects. Through an exploration of psychological, aesthetic, cultural and ritualistic aspects of objects as well as their context, Steinbach has redefined the status of the object in art.

Free with pay-what-you-wish admission. RSVP is recommended. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.thejewishmuseum.org.

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8. Performance at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art presents “Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito,” on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Titus Theater 2.

Through a multidisciplinary practice that bridges performance, music, video, installation, sound, and poetry Nástio Mosquito (Angolan, born 1981) tackles subjects from identity to faith to the complicated history of colonialism in his native country. “Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito” comprises a new work, “Respectable Thief,” that investigates the act and effects of appropriation. “Respectable Thief’s” text-based visual and sonic elements recur and recombine across the Project’s three components: a single performance in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters; a video installation; and several interventions across MoMA’s existing media platforms, including the display screens in the lobby, the Kids audio tour, and select social media channels.

Free, registration or RSVP required. MoMA is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. www.moma.org.

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