Hurt Locker? Inglorious Bastards? Avatar? Who’s going to win? And what are they going to wear?? Come celebrate Oscar Night at the Cupping Room Café. With their 9ft screen (yowsa!), the delicious food, the drink specials ($5 champagne, $2 beer, & $4 shots after 10 pm) and the splendid company it’s THE place to watch the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
We were lucky enough to be invited by the wonderful gallery nine5 to the premier of SCOPE New York Art Show 2010. SCOPE is a global art fair that features the most pioneering galleries, artists and curators from around the world and introduces them to patrons and public alike. It was a splendid affair, check out the photos after the jump.
Inspired by the feminist writings of Valentine de Saint Point and Mina Loy that reflect on visions of female sexuality, Lilibeth Cuenca Ramussen’s one-woman multi-media performance in “The Present Doesn’t Exist in My Mind, and the Future is Already Far Behind” depicts the struggle between being a strong feminist woman in a culture of post-feminist traps. Stunning and deeply touching, it's worth the outing.
Traffic congestion has gotten way out of hand—and not just in developed countries anymore: Traffic jams and smog plague dozens of cities in China and in many other parts of the developing world. Here in the U.S., road congestion now causes commuters to spend an average of a full work week each year sitting in traffic, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. While alternative modes of getting around are available, most of us still opt for our cars for the sake of convenience, comfort and privacy.
Looking for a furry sidekick or two? Animal shelters, adoption centers, and rescue groups all over the five boroughs want you to find your true furry love this February. Whether at a shelter, an in-store adoption center, or an adoption van, you'll have opportunities to adopt every day throughout February!
New Yorkers often preach about maintaining the fabric of our City, yet complain about the noise. Gamal Hennessy’s Seize the Night reminds us of the importance of responsible NYC nightlife and how essential it is to our community. It’s an industry that by its nature gets a bad rap but is fundamental to our city both socially and fiscally. The preview party for it is this Thursday at Happy Ending Lounge. There will be an open bar courtesy of Absolut Vodka from 7:00- 8:00 pm. Considering the shindig is to celebrate a book about nightlife we’re betting that it’s going to be a blast. Plus did you read the part about an open bar?!
On Hudson Street between Houston and Clarkson, right across the street from JJ Walker Field, there is a city-owned lot where construction was recently completed on a shaft connecting to a new water pipe. More than ten years ago, when the project was planned, the Department of Environmental Protection promised to make the lot available for a new park upon completion of work. Because this is such a large space, it is a very unusual opportunity to increase park space.
The images in “Winter Stories” are narratives set in a small fictional Tuscan village in the early 1950’s; an imagined place full of dream-like memories. Through the lens of the camera, Ventura captures a unique marriage of storytelling with painting, drawing, and sculpture – all on a reduced scale. The results are intricately detailed and imagined visual scenarios.
Alex Beard lived the childhood I always dreamed of. Introduced by his uncle, noted photographer Peter Beard, Alex was surrounded by pop-world icons including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and their many bohemian cohorts. Their influences are evident in Beard’s work which comes across as the childlike dreams of a wise eccentric.