Challenge issues of identity through Lorna Simpson’s photographic and film work at the artist’s first mid-career survey. At the Whitney Museum of American Art, March 1 through May 6. whitney.org.
The Sally Gross Dance Company performs two new programs, “Songs” and “The Pleasure of Stillness.” Gross, the minimalists, modern dancer/choreographer is currently the subject of a film directed by famed documentarian Albert Maysles, the man behind “Gimmie Shelter” and “Grey Gardens.” At the Joyce Soho, March 2 – 4. joyce.org.
Practice your Française at the IFC center with the “Rendez-vous with French Cinema.” Nine days, 15 new films and directors and actors in the theater. March 2 – 11. ifccenter.com.
German maestro Kurt Masur conducts Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony at the New York Philharmonic.
Feb. 28 – March 3. nyphil.org.
“Dying City,” Christopher Shinn’s latest, takes place in a downtown Manhattan apartment, following the lives of three characters as they deal with 9/11 and the war in Iraq. Through April 29 at the Lincoln Center Theater. lct.org.