We shall guide you, weary traveler. Here’s your complete itinerary for this weekend.
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.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, which chronicles the political and artistic practices of renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, opens today at the IFC Center.
As part of its Ghost in the Machine show, the New Museum presents an evening of against-the-grain musical performance with the alternative hip hop group Antipop Consortium.
Joe Klamar’s Olympic Portraits opens today at The Powerhouse Arena. The exhibition, designed to coincide with the 2012 Olympics in London, features intimate portraits of world-class athletes shot at this year’s Olympic Committee’s Media Summit in Dallas, TX.
Acquaint yourself with the often overlooked craft of glass art at GlassLab, a program organized by the Corning Museum of Glass and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. GlassLab, which departs Governor’s Island on July 29, hosts live creative demonstrations by contemporary glassblowers and graphic designers.
Catch Korean director Seung-Jun Yi’s touching new documentary, Planet of Snail, at Film Forum.
Didn’t spring for Catalpa tickets? Get your musical fill on the cheap instead! Head uptown to Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for a free daytime show featuring Texas bluesman Gary Clark Jr. and GIVERS.
Caveman, Skaters, and The Denzels will play Brooklyn Bowl later this evening; all you need to do to gain admission is RSVP before midnight on Friday.
Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, MoMA’s examination of themes of childhood in modernist design, opens today. Your ticket will also earn you free entry to MoMA PS1, the museum’s Long Island City counterpart, which is currently displaying work by Lara Favaretto, Esther Kläs, and James Turrell, among others.
Anthology Film Archives screens Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s latest documentary effort, Abendland. This massively ambitious and exhaustive study chronicles the phenomena of technological progress, infatuation, and sprawl in today’s Europe.
Icy electronic duo Zambri plays for free tonight at the Ace Hotel.