British-born, Los Angeles-based painter Kour Pour's first solo exhibition features Portuguese sailors trailing the Silk Road, Chinese dragons and flying horses, Indian warriors and Buddha-like figures, and floral patterns reminiscent of William Morris. For Kour Pour, Persian carpets aren't simply decorative artifacts; his meticulous and attentive selection of rugs dating from the 16th century to the 1960s traces a history of the modern age. Through February 23rd.
Hear ye, hear ye! Next week, two humble, esteemed, well-dressed, professional biographers will endeavor to present a vivid, lifelike, kaleidoscopic portraitof the astonishing Shannon H. Foy. Observe Shannon livethrough all stages of her life: her early life as a raging-alcoholic child-prodigy and her adolescent years as a celebrated international rights advocate. Observe her various budding romances and sexual awakenings during the War, her brief time in the convent immediately preceding her noteworthy "Blue Period", and her short-lived politicalcareer and the life-altering "accident" that changed everything.It is a true story. In honor of Shannon H Foy, alcoholic beverages will be made available.
Beginning January 24th, two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJJagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, will be entertaining New York audiences with their brand of long-form improvisation. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air. Laughter always is the best medicine.
Touring the world in celebration of his 70th birthday, legendary classical guitarist Pepe Romero will perform his first and only all-Bach concert in NYC on Friday, January 10th. Romero’s distinguished career, both as a solo performer and charter member of the "Royal Family of the Guitar," encompasses some 60 albums, multiple White House invitations, Carnegie Hall concerts, and world premieres by Rodrigo and Moreno Torroba, in addition to receiving a Knighthood by King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
At the center point of Jane Kent’s solo exhibition, on view through February 16th, are two new silkscreen prints, one titled Pink Eye and the other Blue Nose. Kent uses unfolded cardboard boxes as templates for her silkscreen construction that are unabashedly colorful, with layered assemblies of rectangles and punctuated by flat, carefully errant marks and brushstrokes. Kent’s prints and drawings unfold in a precise dialogue of silhouettes and juxtaposed shapes. Stretching and elongating forms often within a strict frame, whether painted, printed or both, Kent torques pictorial
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Monday, January 13th, enjoy the versatile beat of NYC-based drummer Allison Miller. She defies all boundaries bringing her individual sound to diverse types of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity. Allison goes from leading her band, BOOM TIC BOOM, to playing with legendary songwriting vocalists Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Merchant, to touring with avant-garde saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and legendary organist Doctor Lonnie Smith.
Head to McNally Jackson January 10th, 2014 for an evening with George Saunders, author of Tenth of December, and Ben Stiller, star of the new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, based on the 1939 short story of the same name by James Thurber. Saunders and Stiller will discuss comedy, satire, and the hope—or lack thereof—underlying their work. Film clips, readings and conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Here at the SoHo Journal we love safe and consensual BDSM. So how do you keep that boy under control? How do you make him feel secure yet always at your mercy? Rope is the answer ... of course! In this workshop, Bob Pesce explains basic rope bondage including different types of rope (pros and cons), safety and best practices for safer rope play, and gives insights on what happens physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically? Bob shares his insights based on 25 years of using rope.
On January 14th let historian William Wander enamor you with the history of the Tompkins Market. The Tompkins Market stood on the small city block bounded by Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Hall Place and Third Avenue, where the newest Cooper Union building now stands. It first opened in 1830, but it didn't become popular until1860 when building contained the public market, and the armory and drill rooms of the Seventh Regiment of the New York State National Guard on theupper floors, an unusual combination in the 19th century or today.