On Wednesday, July 30th, three acclaimed crime writers Tom Bouman, Jay Caspian Kang and Adam Sternbergh will participate in a discussion of the present and the future of crime fiction. Contemporary crime fiction also attracts some of our most astute writers and readers, and much like fantasy and speculative fiction, it is experiencing serious critical and cultural attention. Join Housing Works as we discuss the present and the future of crime fiction with three writers innovating the genre all of whom have worn other hats as editors and critics.
Tattoos are all the rage. Body art and can range from regret-worthy (that time you were really, really in love with a man named "Snake") to visually stunning (check out the work of Stephanie). But all of it is significant of change. With these changes come stories. Hosted By Martie McNabb "Show & Tell: Scars, Tats & Piercings" is a forum to share your life story and whatever may be etched into your skin!
On July 17th, Housing Works Soho Shop will be transformed into an art gallery with a special opening featuring donated pieces from artist friends including Jemima Kirke (Girls), Scooter LaForge and Mel Odom as well as a curated collection donated from generous New Yorkers own collections, volunteers and staff.
Good Catch is Rebecca Bayard, Von Decarlo, Scott Wesley Hawley, Lisa Sperry, Kirk Stevens, Mike Wirsch and Laura Yoder Witt. Good Catch takes a suggestion from the audience and creates a completely made-up musical narrative through original songs, scenes, and dances for a unique, fun, and one-of-a-kind performance! Also featuring performances by Sex Milkshake and Glamour Shots!
Come see what the Union Jack does in the land of Stars and Stripes! "A Bit of Brit" at the Westbeth Gallery is an exhibition of 9 British artists in New York, that includes sculptors, painters, photographers and textile artists, all provocatively experienced in their creative fields.
Eleven days, thirty-five projects, and more than ninety artists... Experience intimate and provocative dance, music, visual art, and new media projects in public parks, in historic landmarks, on Governors Island and along the waterfront, for LMCC's13th annual festival. This year, the artists will respond to the architecture of some of New York City’s most iconic locations and hidden gems.
A new Spike TV show, “Frankenfood,” is hosting free food truck tastings in New York all of this week. The show combines unlikely foods in an attempt, that doesn’t always work, to create awesome new ideas—i.e. a spaghetti filled burger (it was very well received by attendees).
Originally scheduled to show in Rome in 2013, Si, quiero was prevented from being displayed when the Vatican threatened legal action. The Installation in the Window Gallery at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art recreates Orquin’s photographs featuring same-sex couples kissing in Italian churches and is on view from the Museum’s street level Window Gallery 24 hours-a-day. Through June 24th.
“Me, My Mother, My Father, and I” will be the first New York museum exhibition (through June 29th) of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Born into a family of actors and theater professionals, Kjartansson draws from a varied history of stage traditions, film, music, and literature. His performances, drawings, paintings, and video installations explore the boundary between reality and fiction as well as constructs of myth and identity.
When Debra Ehrhardt was an 18-year-old secretary in Kingston, Jamaica, she bumped into a handsome CIA agent over a bowl of oxtail soup. With the help of the love-struck American, she decided to squeeze through the pinhole of opportunity and out of Jamaica. Her journey was blocked by many obstacles: an alcoholic father, a bible-spouting mother, the price of an airline ticket, and U.S. government suspicions.