Critical 5 things to do in NYC: feed your head, August 3-5
Rest? You are so not from New York. The whole point of the weekend is to stretch out that brain that's been on autopilot all week. Too tired? Check out our New York health food drink, coffee.
Nothing beats being read to. Unless its being read to by Gregg Bordowitz, as part of The Golden Gallery's celebration of the White Walls project, founded in 1978 to chronicle artists with text-based practices. It's the perfect preamble to a stimulating weekend.
Equal parts WWF and WTF, accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen's dance-theater project revives the lost Finnish tradition of accordion-accompanied wrestling matches. Sounds weird on paper, but all that growling and wheezing works perfectly together.
How many times have you thought, "If only there were drive-ins in the city?" Rooftop Films elevates the art of the underground film, literally, at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus this weekend with The Patron Saints, a portrait of aging in closed settings. The alt film festival began as a tenement-topper in the East Village and is now in its 15th year.
If you're being dragged against your will to the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, insist on seeing the last opera Kurt Weill wrote with Maxwell Anderson after he moved to the States, Lost in the Stars. The 1949 musical is about race and class in South Africa. Ahead of its time? Sure. It's Kurt Weill.
Gruesome, life-size, psychedelic monster sculptures? Where do we sign? It's carnival spookhouse, hipster-style, at MF Gallery in Brooklyn. The show's opening is also one of the artists' birthday, so bring a bouquet of dead roses.
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