John Baldessari, “Double Play”
Double Play presents all new work by pioneering American artist John Baldessari. Combining art historical icons, Baldessari has created a sceries of paintings on canvas that aim “to make the unimportant important.” Complicating these strangely evocative pictures are texts, taken from the titles of popular songs, emblazoned across the bottom of each painting. This exhibit ends November 21st. So, enjoy it while it’s here!
WHAT: Artwork by John Baldessari
WHERE: Marian Goodman Gallery (24 W 57th Street)
WHEN: Nov. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, & 21
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey: This Must Be the Place?
Enjoy dinner and watch as Mr. Pizzarelli and Ms. Molaskey explore the idea of “home” and all that it entails with their expert musicianship and singular wit. Audiences will be left reflecting on the meaning of “home” and what it feels like to search for it, find it, lose it, and run away from it. Mr. Pizzarelli (guitar and vocals) will lead a quartet consisting of younger brother Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Larry Fuller (piano), and Tony Tedesco (drums).
WHERE: Cafe Carlyle
WHEN: Tuesday - Saturday @ 8:45 PM until Nov. 24
The weekend is almost here, and we wanted to give our awesome CMB members in NYC, Boston and San Francisco some fun date ideas for the weekend. Want to treat that special someone to a romantic night? Or maybe you want to make a great first impression with a new Bagel? Read on, city singles!
New York City goers, looking for something to sweeten up your weekend (literally)? The Annual New York Chocolate Festival is back with tickets starting at just $35 per person. Sample treats and decadent wine from over 65 chocolate companies, meet famous chefs and authors, and schmooze the night away!
WHAT: NY Chocolate Festival
WHERE: Metropolitan Pavillion
WHEN: Friday Nov. 9th through Sunday Nov. 11th, 10AM - 6PM
For all our Bostonians, why not get to know your date better over some Art, Wine & Art at the Soprafina Gallery this Saturday? $40 per person for all the music, wine and hors d’oeuvres you can eat! Then maybe you two can grab some coffee afterwards at a nearby café (for an even more intimate night cap).
WHAT: Art, Wine & Art Exhibition
WHERE: Soprafina Gallery
WHEN: Saturday Nov. 10th, 7pm
Finally - San Franciscans, how about exploring some new culture in the Mission? The annual Diwali celebration, the Festival of Lights, with $11 admission per person. Dancing starts in the streets and leads to the venue, where there’s sweets, good eats and music (and even dance lessons for those wanting really to join in the festivities)!
WHAT: Diwali Festival
WHERE: Public Works
WHEN: Saturday Nov. 10th, 9pm
So city singles, what are you going to be up to this weekend?
By Jessica Barone @chai_haiku
HELLO MOTHER NATURE!
We only have one Earth and we all need to take care of it one way or the other right? Like previous years, celebrate Earth Day with festivities in Grand Central Terminal and Time Square. There are both indoor and outdoor activities lined up for the 3 day celebration. Get smarter at the exhibitions, screenings, and panel discussions and have fun with green art and music and be part of interactive exhibitions. Who knew Earth Day could be fun for adults and outside of Science Class?
WHAT: Earth Day Festivities
WHERE: Grand Central and Time Square
WHEN: April 19, 20, 21
IF YOU TEACH ME HOW TO DO THIS…
then I’ll give you this! Trade School New York offers a brilliant way to learn new and interesting things in a more interactive way. Anyone can become a teacher and the students bring barter items the teacher requests for. It’s kinda like a market where you exchange what you know how to do for goods. You can learn some serious things like..learning about the economy? but I would go for the Fortune Telling for Fun class and tomorrow’s class on how to make a great online dating site profile ;) Go learn, mingle and enjoy new company!
WHAT: Trade School New York Classes
WHERE: 139 Norfolk Street in the LES
WHEN: Check classes here
OLDER THE BETTER-
It’s not an old book store, but more of a museum of all the magazines from the past. A new pop up shop in Soho is now open for all the curious culture and fashion lovers. One artful magazine archivist moved his $$-worth magazines to a new gallery space downtown. If you’re a fan of GQ, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Details, Vogue, and yes, Playboy this is where you can go to see those well aged editions that you probably never seen before. The gallery space itself is worth strolling into, so take a break at this chic not-so-much of a bookstore while you’re in town.
WHAT: VFILES + Gallagher’s
WHERE: 12 Mercer St (near Grand)
The hard part is over- it’s already THURSDAY! Can’t wait for the weekend to start right? So here are some things you can do.
Let’s bring some Latin flavor to NYC. The Havana Film Festival New York brings films from all over the Americas to bring attention to Latinos in the United States, their struggles and how they grounded themselves here. This Festival is more than screening films with panels and receptions where people can engage in conversations and learn more about the Latin film industry. In a 11 day span, films from 13 countries in different genres- thriller, comedy, drama and even documentary.
WHAT: Havana Film Festival
WHERE: Different venues (Check Here for schedule and tickets)
WHEN: April 12-22
JAMES FRANCO…HE’S HERE!
You’ve seen him on the big screen and if you were lucky caught him in between classes near NYU. Franco is an actor, artist, and also an author with his second book ready for us. In 2010 he had his first solo exhibit Dangerous Book Four Boys, a mixed media event. His second book is titled the same and it brings the entire exhibit into one piece and lays it down in one book. You can purchase the book to attend the event to see and hear from Franco. Start your weekend with Franco— done.
WHAT: James Franco, The Dangerous Book Four Boys
WHEN: Friday April 13
WHERE: Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway between 12th and 13th Streets)
When I first saw this I went “huh?” for a second too. According to the Anchor Archive Zine Library, “Zines are self-published magazines made outside of mainstream press and media, by all kinds of people about all kinds of things.” So if it’s a Zine Fest, I can imagine bunch of fun,creative, dynamic and colorful people gather. This is the first of an annual gathering of zine lovers and creators. It’s expecting more than 60 writers and artists to share their illustrations, writings, photography and any other work they want to show the world.
WHAT: BROOKLYN ZINE FEST
WHERE: Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.)
WHEN: Sunday April 15, 2012
Here is another art exhibition New Yorkers should be excited about.
Oded Hirsch is having his first solo exhibition: nothing new, here in New York and he has the art community buzzing.
“In a series of videos and photographs completed over the past few years, Hirsch presents seemingly purposeless collective endeavors, performed in real time, where the focus is more on the process than on the outcome of the undertaking. Questioning the very notion of “togetherness” and utopia, Hirsch produces works that, while profound and political, are also intimate and moving,” Thierry Goldberg Gallery explains.
WHAT: Oded Hirsch Solo Exhibition: nothing new
WHERE: 103 Norfolk Street between Rivington and Delancey Streets
WHEN: Through Sunday April 15