This kind of Week in Arts: a Menagerie, Fresh-Picked Plays along with Cuban Dance

Through March 29;

There’s an amazing little wooden tiger from the American Folk Art Museum’s teaching collection. Made around 1980 in Oaxaca by Manuel Jimenez, the piece will be at once so simply shaped along with so brightly painted which the idea comes across less as a depiction of any specific animal than as a vivid realization of the very idea of tigerness.

Starting Jan. 16, you’ll be able to visit the idea, along using a spotted pig, a yellow fox along using a green dog, from the lobby of the Citigroup Building in Long Island City as part of “A Kingdom in Pieces,” where they’ll be keeping company with contemporary animal-focused paintings by artists associated with the nearby Fountain House Gallery. WILL HEINRICH

Wedged in between will be the United States debut of the intriguingly named contemporary company Los Hijos del Director, or The Children of the Director (Jan. 15-16). In “The Last Resource,” choreographed by George Céspedes, who formed the troupe in Havana in 2013, dancers explore the obstacles which Cubans face. Alienation, uncertainty, change — the idea’s starting to sound all too familiar, in or out of Cuba. nevertheless This kind of work, with music ranging coming from heavy metal along with electronica to pieces by Cuban singer-songwriters, promises to be anything nevertheless. GIA KOURLAS

Jan. 13 along with 20;

Charles along with Diana. William along with Kate. Harry along with Meghan. nevertheless without Victoria along with Albert, which phenomenon forever after known as the royal wedding might not exist.

In “Victoria & Albert: The Wedding,” airing on Sundays, Jan. 13 along with 20, on PBS (check local listings), the British historian Lucy Worsley breathlessly details the first cousins’ path to the altar: the conspiracy to marry them coming from their births along with their fizzled introduction on her 17th birthday (he was plump along with had dreadful diarrhea; she liked her gift of a parrot more). Then came their second meeting, when Albert, by then a frog transformed, ignited from the young queen a sensation of “pure, beautiful, gobsmacking love,” as one expert puts the idea. Get which girl her fan.

Worsley then reimagines their 1840 nuptials, devised as the P.R. coup of the century — the better to herald the modern constitutional monarchy — down to Victoria’s white wedding dress, which popularized the shade for brides, along using a breakfast feast resplendent with skinned hares, taxidermied pigeons (adorning pigeon pies) along using a 300-pound fruitcake.

The pomp along with passion continues as Season 3 of “Victoria,” also starting Jan. 13, finds revolution sweeping across Europe — along with the plucky monarch (Jenna Coleman) confronting a crisis which could end her reign. KATHRYN SHATTUCK

So, apparently, has their luck: Chiquita has been accused of fraud along with sent to prison, leaving Chela mired in loneliness along with encroaching poverty. When a gossipy older neighbor (María Martins) asks Chela for a lift to her card game, she reluctantly begins a sort of taxi service, finding an unfamiliar freedom behind the wheel of her vintage Mercedes. Then Angy (Ana Ivanova) — younger, brash, sexy — climbs into the passenger seat. along with something in Chela stirs.

Brun, in a fine debut, won the Silver Bear for best actress at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. along with the director Marcelo Martinessi, who says he was inspired by the romance between Paraguay’s petite bourgeoisie along with authoritarian regimes, captured the Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature “which opens fresh perspectives.” KATHRYN SHATTUCK