friday, november 19


american craft show nyc and contemporary art fair nyc-these simultaneous events bring 200 juried american craft artists to show and sell ceramic, fiber, glass, furniture, wearable art and jewelry works, as well as presentations by 100 independent contemporary artists specializing in painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. runs through nov. 21, jacob k. javits convention center, 655 w. 34th st., 212-216-2000, www.javitscenter.com; nov. 21, 3 p.m.?7 p.m., nov. 22, 10 a.m.?7 p.m., nov. 23, 10 a.m.?4 p.m, $8?$16.


saturday, november 20


philadanco-the group blends african-american dance traditions with ballet, jazz and modern styles. brooklyn center for the performing arts, walt whitman theatre at brooklyn college, 2900 campus rd., brooklyn, 718-951-4500; 8 p.m., $30.
92nd street y-pianist charles rosen and cellist fred sherry give an all-chopin recital. 92nd and lexington avenue, 212-415-5500; 8 p.m., $25+.


sunday, november 21


complexions contemporary ballet-the company's intense physical movements take center stage in three different programs. the joyce theater, 175 8th ave., 212-242-0800, www.complexionsdance.org; times vary, $10+. runs throughout the week.


monday, november 22


driving miss daisy-james earl jones and vanessa redgrave star in alfred uhry's play. the golden theater, 252 w. 45th st., 212-239-6200, www.daisyonbroadway.com.


tuesday, november 23


next to normal-a woman an her family struggle to cope with her bipolar disorder in this emotional, tony-winning musical. through jan. 16, booth theatre, 222 w. 45th st., 212-239-6200.