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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Solstice Party, Pride Events, Rooftop Parties, Smorgasburg Prospect Park + More - Datebook: 6/21 - 6/27/2017

      TODAY       
   THURSDAY
        6/22          
PHOTO: Maria Baranova/Courtesy Arts Brookfield
     THEATER     

Harbored

For many, the Nineties constituted a blessed theatrical age; in those golden days, the producing company En Garde Arts treated New York as its canvas, staging plays along abandoned piers, in a Central Park lake — anywhere.  (Read More)


 FOOD & DRINK 

Summer Solstice Party

Celebrate the official arrival of summer at the Brooklyn FoodWorks' Summer Solstice Party, featuring the cooking of Woldy Kusina, the produce of Square Roots Farm, and a beer selection from Brooklyn Brewery.    (Read More)

        MUSIC        

Cigarettes After Sex

Though perhaps not an irregular site for undergraduate debauchery, a University of Texas El Paso stairwell became a birthplace of sorts for Cigarettes After Sex in 2012 when its founding songwriter and androgynous-voiced singer Greg Gonzalez recorded his dreamy debut EP I. there.   (Read More)

     THEATER     

The Artificial Jungle

The last play written by master of high camp Charles Ludlam before his death in 1987 was this noir satire involving a dull pet-shop owner, his bored wife, a dangerous drifter, and an ominous piranha tank.  (Read More)


        DANCE        

the feath3r theory

Raja Feather Kelly, a lanky Texan, graduated from Connecticut College in 2009 and proceeded on to a meteoric career as a gorgeous dancer in a clutch of companies.  (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.
     
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        MUSIC        

Joan Shelley

Over the past five years, Joan Shelley, one of the reigning practitioners of unadulterated folk music, has gradually and gently honed her craft, culminating in her self-titled new album.
   
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     THEATER     

Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal

If the onstage assassination of a Donald Trump–resembling Julius Caesar in the Public Theater's latest Shakespeare in the Park production strikes you as overly subtle, then maybe you'd prefer this wild "satire of the Trump fiasco" by Paul David Young.  
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        DANCE        

EXPLODE! queer dance

Lesbian, trans, bi, gay, and queer artists jump from the pages of Clare Croft's Queer Dance — and from countries all around the world — to activate the promise of coalition.
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        DANCE        

The Reception

Sean Donovan came up performing in the company of Jane Comfort, among several other choreographers; now, in the world premiere of the dance-theater work The Reception (created and co-directed with longtime collaborator Sebastián Calderón Bentin and the company), he gives her the role of hostess at a lively, eccentric party that includes Leslie Cuyjet, Hannah Heller, Ishmael Houston Jones, and himself.
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      FRIDAY
        6/23         
PHOTO:  Mark Kornbluth
        DANCE        

Slow Dancing/TrioA

In 2007, video artist David Michalek slowed down the speed of dancers so that five seconds of movement took ten minutes to view; he then projected these images, at many times life-size, on the sides of buildings.  (Read More)


         PRIDE         

Moxie

Looking for an after-work soiree? Head to Taj II Lounge in the Flatiron district for NYC Pride's Moxie, a new woman-focused event.  (Read More)

         PRIDE         

Pride Island

This year, NYC Pride launches Pride Island, a three-day LGBTQ cultural experience, to take place at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.   (Read More)

         MUSIC         

Coltrane Tribute

As the last living member of John Coltrane's final band (1965–67), 76-year-old Pharoah Sanders bears a significant cultural mantle. Heliocentric bandleader Sun Ra presciently gave Farrell Sanders his nickname, and the Arkansas tenor saxophonist's pharaonic overblowing sweeps across listeners with the timeless rasp of desert winds.     (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)

 

       COMEDY       

The BackFatlorette

If you're hip to the goings-on of Bachelor Nation, you know the race to become attorney Rachel Lindsay's first husband is well under way.  (Read More)

         PRIDE         

Fantasy

Kick off Pride weekend at this party co-presented by NYC Pride and Brian Rafferty Productions. This year's theme is "Men at Work," so come dressed in your hottest and tightest uniform.  (Read More)

          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)

  SATURDAY
        6/24         
PHOTO: Jeremy Lange

         MUSIC        

The Mountain Goats

Beloved first for his lo-fi boombox recordings of wry, passionate, literature-inflected acoustic songs, John Darnielle has in the last ten years embraced the studio for his full-band recordings as the Mountain Goats.    (Read More)


        BEACH        

Riis Bazaar Beach Pass

We're approaching the heart of summer, and if you need an added incentive to get to the beach before Labor Day, here's a good deal that's going on all season long.   (Read More)

 

   LITERATURE   

NYC Radical Book Fair

With Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party's surprising showing in the U.K. election a couple of weeks ago, it seems like finally, finally, something good has happened in the politically tragic year of 2017.   (Read More)


         PRIDE         

Youth Pride

At this inaugural all-ages event, presented by NYC Pride, LGBTQ teens are invited to participate in an afternoon of fun, with DJ sets, giveaways, photo ops, and other interactive experiences.
  
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         PRIDE         

V.I.P. Rooftop Party

This annual dance party returns on Saturday for its seventh edition. (Read More)

 

         PRIDE         

Teaze

In honor of its fourteenth year, Teaze, NYC Pride's exclusively-for-women event, has relocated its celebration to a new rooftop venue that will play host to many surprises, including celebrity appearances.
   (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.
   
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           FILM          

Always

Steven Spielberg's only romantic comedy was relatively inexpensive to make and delivered a modest profit, but, whether by timing (it was his second rough landing after the costly and ambitious Empire of the Sun) or intrinsic value, Always (1989) caused critics to question whether the Jaws wunderkind's game hadn't passed the point of diminishing returns.   (Read More)

         MUSIC        

Guerilla Toss

The mind-control connotations of Guerilla Toss's fifth album, GT Ultra, and the vintage blotter-acid sleeve designed by San Francisco LSD archivist Mark McCloud, should twig you to bellerin' frontwoman Kassie Carlson and crew's latest prog-pop inspirations.    (Read More)

     SUNDAY
        6/25         
PHOTO: Courtesy Invisible-Exports

           ART           

Cheap Suitcase

"Whatever pain achieves, it achieves in part through its unsharability, and it ensures this unsharability through its resistance to language," Elaine Scarry famously expressed in her pivotal book The Body in Pain. The group show "Cheap Suitcase" delves into these conceptual waters, using forms of bodily mutilation as expressions of identity and self, and adopting the body as territory for carnal experimentation.
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         PRIDE         

Pride Fest

This annual LGBTQ street fair, now in its 24th year, blends good food, performances, and shopping opportunities.    (Read More)

  FOOD & DRINK  

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

The ultimate sign of spring in New York City isn't cherry blossoms or allergy attacks, but rather the re-emergence of outdoor eating.
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         PRIDE         

The March

The events of NYC Pride all lead up to the historic Sunday march commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. 
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        DANCE        

River to River Festival

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)


        MUSIC        

Robert Glasper

With roots in jazz and gospel stretching back to his childhood and an education in composition from the New School, pianist and producer Robert Glasper has spent a lifetime bridging the gap between innovation and homage.    (Read More)


         PRIDE         

Femme Fatale

Back for a second year, this is NYC Pride's official Sunday event for women.    (Read More)


           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)


       BENEFITS      

Sister Act, AbunDantly!

Non-profit arts groups are slammed with rising rents, especially in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods like Flatbush. AbunDance Academy of the Arts, uprooted from its Lefferts Gardens home and searching for new digs, dedicates its third-annual benefit to keeping arts instruction alive and affordable to students of all ages.    
(Read More)

 

    MONDAY
        6/26         
PHOTO: Images from Vietnam (1972)/Courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek

          FILM          

A Vision of Resistance: Peter Nestler

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's "A Vision of Resistance: Peter Nestler" is that that rare repertory pleasure: the presentation of works by a major artist whose output is likely to be news to even the most hardened of metropolitan cinephiles.   (Read More)

           ART           

Amish Kapoor: Descension

Anish Kapoor, to his enormous credit, is the rare contemporary artist who begins not with concepts, but with style.  (Read More)


           ART           

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin

Admirers of the philosopher Walter Benjamin have reason to celebrate this summer: His unfinished magnum opus, The Arcades Project, foms the centerpiece of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum that explores the stamp of his legacy across today's visual-arts landscape.  (Read More)

    TUESDAY
        6/27         
PHOTO: Tom Barratt/Courtesy Pace Gallery/© Calder Foundation

           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)

           ART           

Lygia Pape: A Multitude of Forms

The Brazilian Neo-Concretist artists of the Sixties and Seventies had some talent in their ranks, but Lygia Pape was the best of them. (Read More)

         MUSIC         

Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity

The "Talks at the Schomburg" series continues with this panel on the resurgence of zines, featuring such contemporary creators in the field as Devin N. Morris (3 Dot Zine), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Nontsi), Kevin Harry (KHzines), and Jermel Moody (maple:koyo). (Read More)

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