Here’s our list of curated events picks in NYC this week:
In advance of the Museum of City of New York opening, Palaces of the People: Gustavino and the Art of the Structural Tile, the museum is hosting a panel discussion about the innovations brought to science and art of building by the Gustavino Company. On the panel will be WNYC’s Phillipe Lopate and architect Santiago Calatrava. Tickets here.
In celebration of NYC Beer Week, the yet to be opened Crown Heights beer shop Covenhoven is having a discussion about the history of brewing beer in NYC. Panelists to this discussion include Meredith Hill, founder of the beer blog Beerded Ladies, Joshua M. Bernstein, author of The Complete Beer Course: Bootcamp for Beer Geeks and others. You can purchase tickets for the event HERE.
For literary fans and wanna super sleuths, the McNally Jackson Bookshop is hosting a discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lousie Fitzhugh classic children’s book Harriet The Spy. Contributors to the discussion include authors Elizabeth Winthrop, Rebecca Stead and Anna Holmes, author and founder of Jezebel.
The IFC channels biggest hit Portlandia is prepping for its fourth season. The creators, writers and stars of the show: Fred Armisen of SNL and musician Carrie Brownstein will be at the Kaufman Concert Hall to discuss the hilarious world the two of them have created over the past three seasons. The discussion will go into their creative process and how these two crossed paths and decided to create one of the most enjoyable shows on television. For ticket information click HERE.
A new monumental sculpture is going up at JFK Terminal 4 by Dimitar Lukanov called “Outside Time.” With a 30 ft. long span, the 4600-pound structure (15 ft. tall and 11 ft. wide) is comprised by 1,000 feet of steel and aluminum tubing and 600 steel and aluminum elements. With 90% of the piece being airborne, the sculpture is a structural and design feat.
Remember VH1’s Best Week Ever? That show we watched every single week that just repeated the I Love The… formula for events that happened weekly rather than yearly? Well a group of comedians including ones you might recognize like Janine Garofalo will comment on the events of the past week similar to the original VH1 television series. The group of performers will be doing this at the restaurant/comedy club The Stand. Click HERE for more information.
Actions & Intent: Documentations in Performance is a quirky and informative art exhibition, wrapping up its stint at the New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation. Working in varied media, from performance for photo and video, to live durational action, to digital production for the web, the artists acknowledge documentation as an often unreliable archive and incorporate the modes of record into the conception of the works. Thus, the often highly visible boundary between performance performed and its documentation is blurred, inverted or denied, making the process of documenting live work its own legitimate and uniquely active artwork, existing independently from the live actions, yet connected through the same foundational intent. Read more HERE.
The Bell House in Brooklyn is hosting a special birthday party in honor of the late, great, Johnny Cash. The birthday bash as they call it has been sold out every year since its inception, so they added a second night to the festivities. The party will feature Alex Battle & The Whiskey Rebellion to perform their favorite Johnny Cash songs all night, while film clips featuring the legend will be shown by archivist Clinton McChung.
Barnard College hosts the 2014 NYC Feminist Zinefest. From 1-6pm, interested parties can visit the festival showcasing the work and art of women who consider themselves feminists.
Your last chance to view and participate in the Museum of The Moving Image exhibit on independent video games. The exhibit has been showing since December and became one of the most popular exhibits in NYC, this Sunday will be your final opportunity to scour the third floor of the museum and see a wide variety of really good indie video games. For more information on the exhibit in Astoria, read the article of our first (of many) visits to the exhibit.