This week’s screaming selection of stuff to stave off the summer slogs.
This evening, the Franklin Park Reading Series features a stunning slew of writers, who will read from their works to much applause and beer-drinking: Tayari Jones, Victor LaValle, Lincoln Michel, Courtney Maum, and Caitlin Elizabeth Harper.
Head over to the Spectacle to celebrate the launch of the 7th issue of The New Inquiry with an evening of long-forgotten and obscure short films having to do with cops.
Author Richard Morais discusses his new novel Buddhaland Brooklyn, with his editor Phil Roosevelt at Greenlight Bookstore.
Get PSYCHed. Get ELECTROfied. Get WARPed. Gary War plays a free show at 285 Kent.
Reflections on identity politics and geography: A new installation opens at MoMA, entitled Beyonsense, by performance- and written word-inspired artist collective Slavs and Tatars.
Matt Mondanile, from Real Estate and Predator Vision, performs solo as Ducktails, along with bands Splash and The Babies, at McCarren Park. Surf the sweet breeze of Wednesday night on some sweet tunes. It’ll keep you sailing through the rest of the week.
“BOMB Appétit!” Come celebrate Julia Childs’ 100 birthday at PowerHouse Arena with various chefs and food writers.
Last chance to check out the exhibition at the Kitchen, which closes tomorrow, Matter Out of Place, featuring work by New York artists including Paul Branca, Frank Heath, David Horvitz, Fawn Krieger, Sara Jordenö, and Anna Lundh.
Creative Time launches its first ever Sandcastle Competition! Hang out with artists on the beach, including, Ricci Albenda, Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Jen DeNike, William Lamson, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Ryan McNamara, Kenya (Robinson), Dustin Yellin, and others, as they tap into their ancient sand skills, long-forgotten since childhood (or not). Prizes, snacks, refreshments, and an after party on the boardwalk with music supplied by DJ iDEATH.