MONDAY, JUNE 24: Underground Eats Mad Men Dinner. Chef Santos at Louro will be channeling his inner ad man on June 24th as he prepares a tasting menu inspired by the Man Men era. As you prepare to say goodbye to the folks of Sterling Cooper & Partners on June 23rd, you may want to think about making plans for the following day to distract you from your depression. 7-9pm at Louro, 142 West 10th Street. $60. Buy tickets here and check out our Mad Men Guide to New York City.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25: Join Neil Goldberg and members of Elastic City (Juan Betancurth, Todd Shalom & Niegel Smith) for “Evening Stars” in various locations within Times Square for a performance that responds to Goldberg’s video, “Surfacing.” Fifteen performers will be stationed around Times Square with specially calibrated telescopes that will allow for an utterly unique stargazing experience in the heart of New York. 11:40pm at 1560 Broadway. FREE. Read our review of Admission, an Elastic City walk at the New Museum.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26: Brooklyn EATS! This is Brooklyn’s first food & beverage trade show, supporting our food manufacturing businesses and creating a borough- wide community of food producers. 10am-5:30pm at 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. FREE. Register here.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27: In collaboration with Fondazione Renzo Piano, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “Fragments,” an exhibition of more than thirty years of architectural projects by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Equal parts library reading room, school classroom, and natural history gallery, the exhibition consists of twenty-four tabletop displays of scale models, drawings, photographs, and video. Each tells the involved, inspiring story of the design process of a single building, from museums, libraries, and airports to private residences. Opening 6-8pm at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21st Street. FREE.
ALSO ON THURSDAY: The Design Trust for Public Space’s Potluck at the Brooklyn Grange. 6-8pm at 37-38 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City. Bring food; cups, plates, utensils and drinks will be provided. RSVP to email@example.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28: NYC Pride Week Kickoff Rally. The Rally showcases well-known performers and motivating speakers to kick-off NYC Pride’s official events. The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. 7-10pm at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 on West St. in TriBeCa. FREE.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29: MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2013, beginning June 29 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 7. Now celebrating its 16th year, the museum’s highly anticipated outdoor music series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. 3-9pm, doors open at 12pm. $15 in advance / $18 day of. Check out the full schedule and buy tickets here. Read our review of last year’s Warm Up Series.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30: Sidetour: Go Foraging for Wild Food in NYC Parks with an Expert Ecologist. Discover edible food, herbs and medicine growing in a city park with “Wildman” Steve Brill. A carnivore-turned-vegetarian-turned-vegan, Steve has led foraging and ecology expeditions through New York City parks for over 30 years. The author of three books on wild eating, Steve has consulted some of the top chefs in New York and the New York City Parks Department. 11:45am-3:45pm at Prospect Park. $20. Buy tickets here.