You and the little ones will love this silly barnyard romp playing Saturdays, through August 10th. Cliffie the pig is turning four and the entire farm is getting ready to throw him a massive birthday celebration, but they need to watch out for the crafty, cake-stealing fox who is scheming to ruin the party. You'll meet Cecile, the scarecrow who is afraid of birds, Conrad O'Conner, the loud-mouthed but harmless hound dog and Babette the feline poet, along with many other memorable characters.
As part of the June PAN_ACT festival, ISSUE Project Room and Goethe-Institut New York present a free talk and listening-session with artist, publisher, musician, and 2013 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence James Hoff, followed by "Dispatch"— a performance system and public conversation by Mathew Dryhurst on Wednesday, June 26th.
If you like to walk barefoot in the summer grass, June 29th is the perfect day to demystify the world of snakes. (As Squamates, snakes are also known as ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales). You'll create your own wooden snakes and paint them with unique colors and patterns.
Alice Aycock creates art that explores the relationships between fantasy, science, imagination, and experience. Although she is known primarily for her large-scale installations and monumental outdoor sculptures, drawing hasalways played an essential role in her practice. The works on view, throughJuly 13th, include drawings for real and imaginary architectural projects, maquettes, and photo-documentation— demonstrate the breadth of her artistic vision.
The storied homophobia of the 1950s hardly reached the young Paul Thek or the young men in his circle. His early work, arguably the gayest of his entire career, is filled with images of his lovers and close friends, including other artists such as Peter Harvey, Peter Hujar and Joseph Raffael. In these photographs, drawings and paintings the artists attest to the importance of their intimacy, not only unabashedly figuring their same-sex relationships, but more importantly, their influence on one another's work. On view through July 7th.
On June 25th, listen as journalist Ellin Stein reveals the inside story of the comedy revolution sparked by the National Lampoon, taking us behind the scenes to show the personal stories that went into creating a new, hilarious and outrageous comedy landscape.
False Solution is the third play by Oren Safdie set in the world of architecture. It tells the story of a famous architect who’s just won a competition to design a Holocaust museum, and his encounter with a young intern that throws everything into question. Through June 30th.
The Cutting Room welcomes alt-country-cabaret singer Tammy Faye Starlite on June 24th, for a critically-acclaimed and "wonderfully wry one-woman homage" (New York Daily News) to the Velvet Underground's famed German chanteuse Nico. One of Andy Warhol's legendary superstars, Nico was an influential figure in the '60s-'70s era as a model, actress, singer and songwriter, whose vocals were featured on the ground-breaking 1967 experimental rock album The Velvet Underground & Nico, led by Lou Reed.
Directed by Craig Griffin, Uncharted Waters, playing on June 27th at Village East Cinema, is a feature length documentary about legendary Australian surfer Wayne Lynch. It traces his upbringing in the seaside town of Lorne on Victoria's south western coast and his turbulent experiences as a 'conscientious objector' on the run from conscription and the Vietnam War.