Get off your couch and go for gold this weekend! We’ve got a program of Olympian proportions to keep you active and entertained.
Head upstate for Pork and Poetry at the Mt. Tremper Arts Summer Festival in Mount Tremper, NY. There will be a pork roast dinner, a small press gathering, and a poetry reading featuring Joe Fletcher, Paul Legault, Bianca Stone, and Ana Božičević.
The Wassaic Project’s Annual Summer Festival is happening this weekend! This amazing event, free and open to the public, features the exhibition Return from Rattlesnake Mountain, which incorporates artwork, performance, music, and film presentations by over 100 artists, including Man Bartlett, Breanne Trammell, Ghost of a Dream, Max Bode, The Stepkids, Chrome Canyon, The Suzan, and many more!
Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell with Wild Flag, Ted Leo, and Mission of Burma. Admission to the event is free, so you can rest assured that the draw will be huge; get there promptly at 6 PM to secure yourself a spot.
Dreams of a Life, Carol Morley’s chilling, imaginative documentary about the three-year gap between the death of Joyce Vincent and the discovery of her body in a lonely London apartment, opens today at IFC Center.
Anthology Film Archives hosts a benefit for the Millenium Film Workshop, featuring a performance of Ken and Flo Jacob’s TIME SQUARED—a promising combination of movement, light, projection, and propellers. The film The Green Wave will be screened after the performance.
Ode to Street Hassle, a new exhibition curated by Chris Hosea, opens at Bronx Art Space. The show includes works by artists Zoe Leonard, Kimi Hodges, Myles Paige, Kim Bennett, Amy Touchette, and Julia Elsas.
Much-lauded Barcelona producer John Talabot and wunderkind beat-smith Jamie xx play Le Poisson Rouge tonight.
Scope the New Museum’s ambitious interrogation of our fraught and changing relationship with technology, Ghosts in the Machine. The show, which sprawls across three gallery spaces, explores a variety of artistic media, disciplines, and theoretical contexts.
The third session of the Boffo Art Camp at Fire Island Pines has commenced! This iteration of the camp, which offers a variety of participatory events ranging from film screenings to cooking classes to various arts & crafts, features work by artists Ryan McNamara, Steven Ladd, and Marcelo Krasilcic. Head over this evening to cool off at the Pool Party Benefit, hosted by Brent Sikkema and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.
Those looking to cast three sheets to the wind (or put four on the floor?) would do well to trek out to Williamsburg Park for the Mad Decent Block Party, which brings you performances by Major Lazer, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Lunice, among others. Get your hype on!