Kickoff Fashion Week 2013 with “The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt." Part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course, a series of clues will lead you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. September 1st.
A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk seeks to explore the “gayness” or “queerness” of fashion by drawing attention to the historic presence of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, and other “queer” people in the fashion system. The exhibition, on view beginning September 13th, also looks at the creativity and resistance to oppression expressed by LGBTQ subcultural styles.
“The Bluest Ink” is a multimedia revue featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of the works of Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed by Max Friedman, with musical direction and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. The show, on August 26th, will be fully staged with a cast of four and a six-piece band, and integrated throughout with animated projection design by Ilana Schwartz.
Co-authors and best friends Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han will be celebrating the release of Fire With Fire, the hotly anticipated follow-up to their best-selling title, Burn For Burn on August 16th at McNally Jackson. They’re taking a page from The Newlywed Game to quiz our authors on just how well they know each other (Who would Siobhan want to play her in a movie? What dead author would Jenny reincarnate?) and rewarding attendees for their great taste in YA lit with prizes, refreshments, and life-long author crushes on this hilarious and talented duo of writers.
We are not the biggest fans of NYU, but they do own some NYC treasures. Check out one of New York's hidden treasures, smack in the middle of the East Village. Opened in 1830, the Cemetery is one of the city's best kept secrets – and you're invited to explore it on August 18th.
Two souls, inextricably bound, meet over and over again across multiple lifetimes. Whatever the reason, the result is an hour-long show on August 9th, featuring Charming Disaster’s dark and witty music, exploring in song the theme of the two star-crossed souls who play out a problematic narrative.
On Wednesday, August 7th, come see the screening of ‘The Prince of Tides’, starring Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, and Blythe Danner. It’s about a troubled man talks to his sister’s psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
From August 5th to 12th, CMA’s gallery will play host to performance artist and former ballet dancer/figure skater Meghann Snow, whose ‘Dance Drawing Series’ focuses on muscle memory and use of the body to create lasting impressions. Using industrial materials such as tape and bubble wrap to create “ballet shoes,” Snow creates wearable footwear which she uses to dance on large-scale canvases while inscribing them with acrylic paint.
Celebrate the spirit of dragon boating at MOCA's annual summer festival onSaturday, Aug 3rd. The day’s events include: an array of themed arts & crafts, interactive storytellings, drum making workshops, and more.