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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LCD Soundsystem, Mushrooming 101 & More Happening this Weekend - Datebook: 6/14 - 6/18/2017

      TODAY       
 WEDNESDAY
        6/14          
PHOTO: Screenshot via YouTube
      COMEDY      

Cole Escola:  Help! I'm Stuck

Armed with excellent wigs and regional accents, the comedian Cole Escola (Difficult PeopleMozart in the Jungle) is set to begin his monthly summer residency at Joe's Pub.  (Read More)

          ART          

Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings and Plant Drawings

When Ellsworth Kelly died in December 2015, at age 92, he left hanging in his studio ten paintings, nine of which were finished. (Read More)


 FOOD & DRINK 
Meet the Master
From copper stills and oak barrels come the brown spirits that line the shelves of the Lower East Side's Copper & Oak, which possesses a library-dense selection of better than six hundred spirits (mainly whiskey).  (Read More)


          ART          

Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan

Between the Quad Cinema's 4K restoration of Toshio Matsumoto's spiraling nightmare Funeral Parade of Roses, set in the queer Tokyo subculture of the Sixties, and the release of photographer Michel Delsol and journalist Haruku Shinozaki's photobook Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan, queer Asian people are having a cultural moment this June.
 (Read More)

        MUSIC        

ZZ Ward
The singer-songwriter ZZ Ward, who's poised to make a raucous return later this month with the release of sophomore full-length The Storm, has endured her share of creative ups and downs. 
(Read More)


        MUSIC        

Man Forever
One of the city's preeminent drummers (art-rock division), John Colpitts goes by Kid Millions when playing with marathon minimalists Oneida and by Man Forever when performing solo.  (Read More)

 

  THURSDAY
        6/15         
PHOTO: Courtesy MOMA
          FILM         

Duel in the Sun

Some years after constructing the mammoth Gone With the Wind (1939), producer David O. Selznick tried to best himself by erecting this bewildering cinematic shrine to his second wife, Jennifer Jones.  (Read More)

          ART         

Calder: Constellations

It is odd today to think of a time when mobile existed only as an adjective, but it wasn't until 1931, when Marcel Duchamp christened Alexander Calder's unorthodox hanging sculptures as "mobiles," that the term came to life as a noun.   (Read More)

       DANCE       

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Six performances, three different programs, all of them starring the superb Ailey ensemble and all closing with the perennial favorite Revelations.  (Read More)

     THEATER     

Nowhere Man

Six performances, three different programs, all of them starring the superb Ailey ensemble and all closing with the perennial favorite Revelations.  (Read More)

       MUSIC       
 

Ella Vos

Six performances, three different programs, all of them starring the superb Ailey ensemble and all closing with the perennial favorite Revelations.  (Read More)



 

      FRIDAY
        6/16         
PHOTO: Every Which Way But Loose/Warner Brothers
          FILM         

Simian Vérité

With Kong: Skull Island lumbering into the distance and War for the Planet of the Apes looming on the horizon, Anthology Film Archives presents "Simian Vérité," featuring a dozen films that explore the durable cinematic presence of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.  (Read More)

        MUSIC        

LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy's übercool New York dancepop project LCD Soundsystem bid farewell in 2011 in a grand fashion: five nights of sold-out shows at Terminal 5, one massive send-off at Madison Square Garden, and a feature-length documentary. But the goodbye didn't stick —    (Read More)

        MUSIC        

New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks

Crying babies, squabbling siblings, and chatting neighbors add background value to the New York Philharmonic's annual "Concerts in the Parks." (Read More)

       DANCE       

Esmé Boyce Dance

Cross a question mark with an exclamation point and you get the interrobang, a punctuation mark that expresses surprise in the form of a question, as in: How do you like them apples‽   (Read More)

 

  SATURDAY
        6/17         
PHOTO: Courtesy MOMA
       DANCE       

Sally Silvers: Tenderizer

For her new Tenderizer, a three-part work, choreographer Sally Silvers, working as always with a live sound-mix by her partner, Bruce Andrews, scrambles a flock of superb performers from an astonishing range of disciplines and generations: tap master Caleb Teicher, Cunningham alums Melissa Toogood and Dylan Crossman, postmodern pillar Paul Langland, and a dozen more.  (Read More)

 FOOD & DRINK 

Mushrooming 101

Can you tell the difference between wild mushrooms that are delicious and wild mushrooms that are poisonous? If not, here's a chance to learn, in a special setting.   (Read More)

          ART          

The Art of Spider-Man

If there's one superhero you expect to see on a wall, it's Spider-Man — and now, he's all over the walls of the Society of Illustrators. (Read More)

       DANCE       

Dances for a Variable Population

Naomi Goldberg Haas, originally a ballet dancer and now the city's doyenne of dance training for older adults and a pro at generating funding from all levels of government, has for a decade masterminded outdoor productions for which legendary dancer-choreographers make new work for senior performers.   (Read More)
 

     SUNDAY
        6/18         
PHOTO: Autumn de Wilde
        MUSIC        

The Lemon Twigs

The Lemon Twigs' Brian and Michael D'Addario aren't your average pair of teenage brothers from the suburban sprawl of Hicksville, Long Island, a sluggish town of diners and identical strip malls.   (Read More)

         FILM         

Great Expectations

Can you tell the difference between wild mushrooms that are delicious and wild mushrooms that are poisonous? If not, here's a chance to learn, in a special setting.   (Read More)

          ART          

Exploratory Works

Through the mid–twentieth century, before cameras became portable enough for remote fieldwork, wildlife researchers with the New York Zoological Society were still relying on a cadre of illustrators to record what they saw. (Read More)

 FOOD & DRINK 

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, & Empanadas Festival

This sixteen-year-old festival celebrates several of the many diverse communities that have historically called the Lower East Side home.   (Read More)

        PRIDE        
 

Out Like That! Festival

For nearly two decades, the Out Like That! Festival has been an exuberant space for Bronxites to observe Pride Month.    (Read More)

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