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Usher in the return of the 15 Minute Classic series with productions of Dr. Faustus, Antigone, and Epicene, tonight and tomorrow at Jimmy’s no. 43 in the East Village. For more information click here.
Pratt Institute presents Film/Video Artist Talks with renowned artist Eve Sussman. Begins at 6:30PM, at Higgins Hall located on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus.
Catch the opening of abstract painting exhibition Wit at the Painting Center, that explores visual representation of wit and its shapes and colors that evoke humor, 6 – 8 PM . Featuring artists Marina Abrams, Polly Apfelbaum, Joe Fyfe, Jonathan Lasker, Doreen McCarthy, Thomas Nozkowski, Stephen Westfall and others.
Pay tribute to late acclaimed poet Stacy Doris, and celebrate her final book, Fledge at 8:00PM, at the Poetry Project.
Join artist and sculptor Gary Simmons as he discusses his career and his thoughts on the new generation of emerging artists. Begins at 8 PM at 192 Books.
We don’t provide earplugs.
The prolific career of songwriter and musician Paul Williams is being commemorated with a retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image. Check out the documentary, Paul Williams: Still Alive. Williams will be in attendance!
30 plays in 60 minutes “performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.” The New York Neo-Futurists presents, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, an ad-lib, unreproducible performance every Friday and Saturday at the Kraine Theatre.
Celebrate the silver anniversary of Deconstructivist Architecture at the MoMA. Spots are limited, RSVP here.
When politics and egos collide the result is mayhem and bodily harm–Revisit filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker’s films Maidstone and 1 P.M. screening in tandem at Film Forum. Pennebaker will be in attendance! To buy tickets click here.
RSVP by showing up.
Tony Martin’s extraordinary body of work is being culled together for the first time in his retrospective book, The Variable Place. Attend the release party and enjoy complementary beers at Café Dancer in the Lower East Side. Begins at 7pm.
Join Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy at the New Museum for Bernstein’s first solo exhibition. For tickets click here.
Triple Canopy is throwing its second annual marathon reading–and weekend-long slumber party–with Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress, beginning tonight! Borscht and booze will be provided. For more information click here.
Don’t let the week slip away.
New Media already has some history. Hear Ellen Pau discuss Videotage, the media art collective she co-founded in Hong Kong 27 years ago, and where new media art is headed. The talk and screening hosted by Independent Curators International starts at 6:30pm.
Dust yourself off, you’re going to need to start fresh.
Come for a night of stories and story tellers at The Strand, featuring George Saunders and Deborah Eisenberg. They will discuss their new work, each other’s work, and the short story format. Begins at 7 PM.
Experience a different side of New York: a darker one that is. Film Forum and the New Yawk New Wave series co-present a 2-for-1 screening of On the Bowery and The Connection –two gritty, improvised documentaries featuring a colorful cast of Old New York denizens.
Give up on your New Year’s resolutions and do this stuff instead.
Reading at The Poetry Project: Feng Sun Chen and Ken L. Walker. 8pm. Read an interview with Feng Sun Chen and listen to her read her poetry here.
Shotz by The Horse Trade Theater Group at Under St Marks Theater. Get buried under an avalanche of short ensemble plays. 7pm and 8:30pm.
The Book Report Reading at (le) poisson rouge. Come watch Leah Umansky, Miracle Jones, and Kevin Carter read their book reports, first-grade-style. 7pm.
Anthology Film Archives will be showing Barbara Rubin’s Christmas On Earth (1963), Jonas Mekas’s To Barbara Rubin With Love (2006), and Andy Warhol’s Screen Test featuring Rubin. 7:30pm.
We’ve provided a few remedies for that splitting headache.
Tonight marks the opening of the First Look series presented by the Museum of the Moving Image. This annual showcase for international cinema is your first preview of the films that will change the game in 2013. To buy tickets click here.
Relive your favorite childhood pastime and join artist Ann Hamilton for her latest installation, “The event of a thread.” Featuring 42 swings, one curtain, and endless entertainment–it’s your last chance to catch it at the Park Avenue Armory.
Alan Gilbert’s Late in the Antenna Fields has inspired artists and writers alike–join them for a night of intermedia work offering “a take on the poetics that have influenced and surround Gilbert’s book.” Participants include BOMB’s own Monica de la Torre, Paul Chan, and the man himself, Alan Gilbert, among many more! For more information click here.
See what’s cooking…
Warm up your taste buds with a delectable performance at the Museum of Arts and Design. Initiation, choreographed by Bomb alumnus, Legacy Russell, redefines life’s milestones in this provocative social inquiry. The world premiere is tonight at 7:30 PM.
Join polymath, Manuel DeLanda, at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, for his lecture, Genetic Algorithms in Architecture. The fun begins at 6 PM.
Baraka tantalized audiences 20 years ago with its debut–catch it again on the big screen for it’s 20th anniversary at Lincoln Center’s Film Society. For more information click here
The shortest days, and the shortest season.
Well & Often Press makes good on half their name with great performers, but for only one night. Performances by artists, writers, and musicians who have appeared in Well & Often. 8pm at La MaMa .
Hop on the theatrical roller coaster that is There There by Kristen Kosmas. Bilingual duets, personal injury and Christopher Walken are all somehow featured in the plot. Showing at Performance Space 122 at 8pm.
Sit . . . stay!
Camera master, Christopher Sullivan, is in the house! The Film Forum house that is. Snag a seat next to the man himself at the 6:30 screening of his latest film, Consuming Spirits –A hilarious, spooky, animated dystopia, 15 years in the making.
Keep your tails wagging––the highly anticipated adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is playing at the IFC Center, tonight! Get there early and catch director Walter Salles in-person introduction.
Now you can start planning your week.
Ever wondered what would happen if a Dominatrix killed her client and then stuffed him? Well, then head to The Brick theater and watch The Taxodermist to find out.
Starting today and going on through Saturday, Yvonne Meier’s legendary performance piece The Shining will be hosted by New York Live Arts. Grab a flashlight and venture out into a maze made of 350 refrigerator boxes!
At Williamsburg’s Spectacle Theater, choreographer and filmmaker Yanira Castro will discuss the research and creative process that went into making her latest project, The People to Come, for which she sought the help and input of the community.
Running, running, running . . .
Don’t delay and catch one of the last two days of Gego’s Origin and Encounter, Mastering the Space, an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist Gertrud Goldschmidt at the Americas Society.
Let your vision buds catch fire at the opening reception of New America: Vanishing Landscape at the Brooklyn Fire Proof East, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Spoiled for choice in NY? Let us introduce some discipline.
Can’t get enough of David Lehman? Then come see him present his former student, Tracy K. Smith, at the New School’s Poetry Forum. Winner of of a slew of poetry prizes, including the 2012 Pulitzer, Smith will be reading some of her poems and discussing her work.
Don’t forget seconds with these events.
Don’t forget the eggnog at home when you attend Whitney Museum’s EMERGENCY CHEESECAKE curated by Jay Sanders and Wade Guyton. The night will be filled with decadent performances by artists and DJ’s. Festivities begin at 6pm.
Shake off your turkey stupor, slither off the couch, and go to these events.
Event space The Kitchen is holding a benefit art auction tonight at 7:00 PM. Visit the event page here.
No, Dear hosts Boog City’s 10th Annual NYC Small Presses Night at Sidewalk Cafe (94 Avenue A, NY, NY). Books and readings by Ana Božičević, Jackie Clark, B.C. Edwards, Tom Healy, Jeremy Hoevenaar, Dan Magers, and Martin Rock. It goes down at 6:30 PM.
At Housing Works (126 Crosby St, NY, NY), The Bushwick Book Club presents The works of Mark Twain. Come listen to local songwriters sing and play songs inspired by Mark Twain. 7:00 PM.
This week’s events are to be enjoyed with a side of turkey and mashed potatoes.
It’s super sad, but funny at the same time–Don’t miss the Friars Club-style roast of Gary Shteyngart hosted by BAM in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore. The author of Russian Debutante’s Handbook, and Super Sad True Love Story will be subjected to a foray of comedic insults beginning at 7:30pm this evening.
Let loose while we plan your weekend.
New York Live Arts presents The Barnard Project tonight at 7:30pm. Celebrate their eighth year of bringing artists and dancers together for a truly one of a kind experience.
There’s nothing like thinking outside the box in a 6’ x 6’ x 6’ space. Don’t miss this series of experimental plays held in Brooklyn’s renown Brick Theater. For more information check out Tiny Theater 2012.
Museum of Arts and Design welcomes Paris-based choreographer Liz Santoro and the world premiere of her latest work Watch It. Staged on the loading dock of the museum, this performance guarantees to be intimate and thought provoking, begins this evening at 8pm.
A week full of events to delight the lit and film oriented.
Franklin Park is hosting a reading series tonight at 8pm, featuring Lynne Tillman, J. Robert Lennon, Stephen O’Connor and Seth Fried. The event is free and there will be special drinks prices and a trivia competition—check out their Facebook page for full details.
Jean Rouch’s films The 15-year-old widows and The Human Pyramid will screen at the French Institute/Alliance Francaise at 7pm, featuring an introduction and Q&A with James Toback, film director and the screenwriter of Bugsy.
Let the sun in.
Hurricane Sandy has passed but the damage has left many people in need. Make a contribution or donate your time to the many cultural organizations recovering from Hurricane Sandy such as The Kitchen or PowerHouse Arena. For a look at volunteer opportunities, check out Occupy Sandy.
One man’s detritus is another man’s latest exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Don’t miss Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms, a bi-coastal meditation on wildlife, Astroturf, and industrial waste. The exhibit opens today and runs through January 13th.
Looking to support some emerging artists? Head on over to Pratt Institute’s MFA Open Studios today or tomorrow to get an exclusive look at works in progress and works for sale.
Morningside Heights Public Library is hosting the debut of Urban Diaries, an exhibition of Anna Shukeylo’s paintings.
The storm has passed and there’s plenty of reasons to get back out there.
With the city recovering from the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy last week, countless residents are still in dire need of help. For those with the time and resources, the Gothamist has compiled a really useful list of volunteer and donation opportunities. Check their recommended links at the bottom of their article for more ways to lend a hand.
As paradoxical as it may sound, a great way you can support the city’s recovery is by treating yourself to a nice meal. Eater lists numerous restaurants across the city that are donating part of their revenue and accepting food donations to help those hit worst by the storm.
Finally, don’t forget about New York’s myriad cultural opportunities and that the art community also relies on your continued support to pull through this misfortune.
Despite playing a pivotal role in Latin America’s Cinema Novo and enjoying cult status amongst cinephiles, Glauber Rocha’s films are still notoriously hard to get a hold of. Head over to MoMA tonight for a taste of the director’s subversive genius in Der Leone Have Sept Cabeças.
Fans of The Who should check out the BAMcinématek, where the series of films spawned by the Brit rockers’ music is screening until Nov 15. First up: the mod classic Quadrophenia in 35MM.
Open up your ears and eyes and turn your art lovin’ on.
It’s like Christmas came early AND Halloween came early, all on the same day! Head out to the Music Hall of Williamsburg and debauch the night away at Cherylween V: Christmas, the latest party hosted by the infamous artist collective CHERYL.
The Museum of Arts and Design is screening animation works by a self-taught animator, Martha Colburn who is known for her collage-style animations. Her “horrific and beautiful” work will surely get you in the mood for Halloween.
Listen in on some of top art critics discussing current shows at The Review Panel at The National Academy.
Check out the second half of Reel China@ NYU 6th Biennial film screening at the NYU Tisch school: Michelson Theater.
Start the week in a gallery, end it covered in glitter and blood.
The lucky members of the New Events Museum can enjoy a private, curator-led preview of the upcoming three-floor exhibition of Rosemarie Trockel’s art Cosmos. Not a member and not intending to become one? Not to worry, the exhibition opens to the public the next day, the curators just won’t be there to show you around.
It’s cold outside, so warm up your mind this weekend…
Start your warmup by getting your ticket to the Poets Forum presented by the Academy of American Poets. Listen to wise words from Edward Hirsch, Sharon Olds, Carl Phillips, Marie Ponsot, Anne Waldman and many more.
You know you like cartoons! Check out The Museum of Arts and Design’s screening of animations by the first family of American independent animators, the Hubleys.
The legendary French clown/filmmaker Pierre Étaix will be present at the New York premiere of his 1969 film Le Grand Amour, screening at Film Forum in 35MM.
Holding you hostage and making you do things since 1981. In a good way.
The Franklin Park Reading Series continues tonight with readings from five authors you would be a sad sap to miss: A.M. Homes, Emma Straub, Michael Kimball, Scott McClanahan, and Marie-Helene Bertino. Get a beer and get down with some contemporary lit.
As part of their ongoing series Born in Flames: New Queer Cinema, BAMcinématek is screening a collection of shorts by artists associated with ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), such as Zoe Leonard and Gregg Bordowitz. The directors will be present for a post-screening Q&A.
There’s that grin.
Join Cathy Park Hong and David Henry Hwang for a Literary Legacy Conversation: Two Writers On Craft and Process.
Choreographer Trajal Harrell takes a step back in time with Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem by imagining a postmodern dancer going back in time to the 1960’s vogue ballroom scene, and inverts the process.
Never a day late, always very rich.
Catch a Museum Highlights tour of the Brooklyn Museum.
Take in some tunes at Le Poisson Rouge! Save the Village: A Benefit Show will provide the stage for musical masters John Zorn, Thurston Moore, Jesse Harris, TriBeCaStan, Flutterbox, John Kelly, Gary Lucas, Red Baraat, David Amram and MYCALE.
Anthology Film Archives presents a special program featuring experimental filmmaker Tony Conrad. The program will run for two days with screenings of some of Conrad’s more obscure and unknown works. It takes place in conjunction with the exhibit at NYU’s 80WSE gallery, which opens on Friday.
In conjunction with ZOOPSIA, the exhibition of new paintings by Jenny Lynn McNutt at Art101, a reading and discussion will take place in the gallery space between poet Tom Sleigh and McNutt, exploring the relationship between art and poetry.
Stars and stripes.
The Museum of the Moving Image presents a special series of classic Zatoichi samurai films by masterful Japanese director Kenji Misumi.
McNally Jackson is hosting a reading of Taller de Taquimecanografía, a collaborative literary experiment, co-created by the late Aura Estrada, BOMB’s Senior Editor Mónica de la Torre, Gabriela Jauregui, and Laureana Toledo at 7 PM. They will be introduced by Francisco Goldman.
Alejandro Duran’s exhibition Washed Up, an ongoing project that showcases the the issue of plastic pollution, is showing at the Galería Octavio Paz.
Head on to the Affordable Art Fair for free on Friday, and check out affordable work from over 60 galleries in New York City.
Leaves turn, light wanes, temps drop; BOMB never quits.
The history of art in New York runs deep. Get a little educated or just pay homage with a visit to Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery 1969-1989, the new exhibition on view at the New Museum, featuring works by artists including Barbara Ess, Keith Haring, Christy Rupp, Billy Sullivan, Robin Winters, Martin Wong, and more.
Artists Space hosts a reading with Chris Kraus and Jim Fletcher to celebrate the launch of Kraus’s new novel, Summer of Hate.
Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before.
The 8th annual New York City Short Film Festival opens today with a truly great lineup.
Head to 92Y Tribeca for the 5th annual Banned Book Party, hosted by Mike Edison. The evening will feature readings from banned books as well as musical performances by Edison himself, Bob Bert, Dee Pop, and Mickey Finn.