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As part of the 2012 HOT! Festival, Dixon Place presents FUMBLING: A Queer Tribute to Sarah McLachlan. A talented cast of artists including NathAnn Carrera, Jessica Halem, Elizabeth Koke, Katie Liederman, Bryn Kelly, Jeanne Vaccaro, Chris Tyler, and Justin Vahala will perform interpretive and commemorative explorations of individual tracks from McLachlan’s album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.
Don’t miss your opportunity to watch John Huston’s classic film The Maltese Falcon under the stars in Bryant Park.
LIMITED TIME ONLY, co-directed by BOMBlog Arts Editor Legacy Russell, invites you to participate in MAD-LIB[rary] a self-directed curatorial adventure at the ICI’s Curatorial Hub in TriBeCa. This unconventional creative experiment, which is produced in collaboration with the Feminist Press, will feature editions from BOMB Senior Editor Mónica de la Torre, John Reed, J. Morrison, and Clifford Owens, among many others.
Seattle-based duo Shabazz Palaces brings its wildly fresh and abstract hip hop to Fort Greene Park for a free show beginning at 6 PM. Longtime collaborators THEESatisfaction will open things up.
The Brooklyn Institute of Social Research launches a new series of classes on Realism, which will explore notions of what is real in the context of historically situated literature through various fictional and theoretical readings and discussion.
Christian Marclay’s staggering video project The Clock will run through the end of July. Head down to Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium early to gain free admission.
McCarren Park’s Summerscreen, which pairs live musical performances with outdoor film screenings, will show Dirty Dancing at 8 PM this evening. The event will begin at 6 PM with sets by Vaz and Prince Ramaand, as well as a secret band, which may or may not by Telepathe . . .
SculptureCenter’s retrospective of the work of minimalist sculptor Bill Bollinger concludes on July 30.
Biographer Lisa Cohen discusses her debut work All We Know: Three Lives, a tripartite study of the lives of Ester Murphy, Mercedes de Acosta, and Madge Garland, with New Yorker critic Hilton Als at Greenlight Books
Head down to Pier 84 in Hudson River Park for free show featuring Oberhofer, The Soft Pack, and Royal Bangs.
Joshua Cohen reads from his collection of novellas, Four New Messages, at 192 Books at 7 PM. Four New Messages won’t be available for purchase until August 7, but you can read an excerpt from “Sent” by purchasing a copy of BOMB Issue 120 or subscribing.
Never Sorry, which chronicles the political and artistic practices of renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, opens today at the IFC Center.