Our curated picks for NYC events this week: Pork & Pinot by Underground Eats, the 3rd Annual Chelsea Art Walk, and your last chance to see Little West 12th Night at the 2012 undergroundzero Festival.
MONDAY, JULY 23: Tonight at 6:30 pm attend a free lecture Beyond the High Line: Transforming Detroit. Faye Alexander Nelson of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and Phillip Cooley of the Roosevelt Park Conservancy, will share their experiences on public space in Detroit and the role it has had in the city’s evolution. Stick around after the talk for a reception featuring Detroit-style Coney hot dogs for sale from Bark and Detroit music by DJ Aaron Luis Levinson of Philadelphia, who specializes in unearthing rare grooves and forgotten gems from across the Americas and Carribean basin. At the 14th Street passage on the High Line. FREE.
TUESDAY, JULY 24: Pork, Pinot, Parlor, Party. Plus a FREE RIDE. Perfect. Join Underground Eats and Top Chef’s Dave Martin for another Tuesday night takedown at Parlor in SoHo. There’s nothing sexier than pigging out while sipping fine pinot noir in one of New York’s premier members-only clubs. The evening will feature a four-course pork-focused menu by the talented chef accompanied by specially selected pinot noir pairings by Row Eleven Wine Company. 7:30-11:30 pm. Only 2 tickets remaining! $110 per person – Underground Eats members only. Request an invite here and check back for our review of the event.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: Well into the third season, “Magic at Coney!!!” has re-kindled the magical spark of enchantment found ONLY in Coney Island. Together with Coney Island U.S.A., Magical Promotions has offered an evening of fun and wonder for the entire family. “Magic at Coney!!!” is a magical variety show highlighting internationally known, award-winning magicians. Magic at Coney!!! features illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. 9 pm at 1208 Surf Ave. Buy tickets here.
THURSDAY, JULY 26: For art lovers, the third annual Chelsea Art Walk is not to be missed. From 5-8 pm, over 80 galleries will be open until 8 pm hosting artist talks, receptions and other special events. Open studios will also provide visitors with the rare opportunity to view work in progress. For a full listing of participating galleries, check out the official website. FREE.
Also on Thursday is the Food and Kitchen Swap with Local Roots NYC, BKSwappers and KRRB from 6-9 pm. $5 includes complimentary beverages. Get your tickets here.
FRIDAY, JULY 27: Friday is the last day to see Carnal Knowledge: Sex + Philosophy at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects featuring works by Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Sophie Calle, Paul Chan and others. If you missed this exhibition at the Chelsea Art Walk on Thursday, this is your last chance to see it. Read the review here. FREE.
SATURDAY, JULY 28: If you haven’t been to Warm Up Saturdays at MoMA PS1 yet, this weekend is as good a time as any! All summer long, the museum’s highly anticipated outdoor series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, performance, and DJs. The annual series is held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year will feature a temporary urban landscape by HWKN called Wendy, the winning design of MoMA PS1’s 13th annual Young Architects Program. M. Wells will be cooking in the courtyard all summer long. 2-9 pm. Admission costs $15 for all adults except MoMA members and Long Island City Residents with proof of residency. Buy your tickets in advance here or on a first come first served basis at the door. Read our coverage of the Warm Up series here.
SUNDAY, JULY 29: Sunday is the closing of the 2012 undergroundzero Festival featuring new and avant-garde theater productions, including our personal favorite Little West 12th Street, a walking tour of the Meatpacking District based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which starts at 8pm and costs $25 including cake. Check out the full listing of Festival events here and read our review of Little West 12th Night here. Get your tickets before they run out! This show is not to be missed!