NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio launched IDNYC in 2015. The city-wide identification card, which is free to acquire for New Yorkers who apply by December 31, 2019, counts among its benefits the ability to access free year-long memberships at certain concert halls, museums, zoos, gardens, and other cultural institutions. For 2019, some of the participating locations include Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, The Met, MoMA PS1, MoMA, BRIC, The Museum of Natural History, and more. For 2020, there's a new slate of places joining the program, including The Apollo Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, The Shed, and The Whitney. Information about signing up is here.
Speaking of Apollo Theater, a documentary celebrating the history of the historic theater premieres tonight (11/6) on HBO. Roger Ross Williams directed The Apollo, which follows the venue's recent staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, and also includes archival and behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with Patti LaBelle, Pharrell Williams, Smokey Robinson, Jamie Foxx, and more. Watch the trailer below.
Meanwhile, Alanis Morissette is doing an acoustic performance of her '90s alt-rock classic Jagged Little Pill at The Apollo in December.