The World in New York
Qatari-born artist Sophia Al-Maria has her first U.S. show when Black Friday opens at the Whitney, July 26. It's a series of videos exploring themes of technology, culture, and identity.
Jeffrey Page, one of the choreographers of Beyoncé's Run the World (Girls), among much else, teaches Malian dance on June 19 and 26 at Gibney 53 Chambers, part of programming for Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance.
Australia's version of football, called Footy or Aussie Rules, is played by the New York Magpies club.
Opening June 25 at the Met, Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century.
We've been binge-watching series with two extraordinarily fine British actresses: Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker, both of whom are in the comedy-drama Last Tango in Halifax. They appear separately in dark, gripping police dramas Happy Valley (Lancashire) and River (Walker).
When Two Worlds Collide is a documentary about the fight by Peru's indigenous people on the future of the rainforest against the country's then-President and the big corporations itching to develop it. At Film Forum, August 17.
Members of the Ecuadorean Kichwa Nation lead an afternoon of music and dance celebrating Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun. It takes place at the American Indian Museum, Saturday, June 18, 1-4pm.
Works by celebrated modernist composer Per Nørgård are performed at Scandinavia House, June 16 and 18.
Artist and early technology adopter László Moholy-Nagy, gets a major show at the Guggenheim. Don't miss.
Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual at the Rubin Museum explores the relationship between the Nepalese people and the natural world—in particular, monsoon season.
Yanick Lahens and Gessica Généus, authors of Haitian descent, talk about their work at the Haiti Culture Exchange event at the Queens Museum on Sunday, June 19, 2pm.
The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito Chefs Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero is out now. The restaurant is at 240 9th [24th/25th] 212.242.4730.
Works of painter and illustrator Jacques Hnizdovsky are exhibited to mark the 40th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum, through August 7.
In Flushing, the Voelker Orth Museum may not have much of a profile, but it's worth knowing about: Conrad Voelker emigrated from Germany in 1881, and his house was in the family until his granddaughter established the museum in her will. The bird sanctuary and Victorian garden are highlights.
Sample the hoppers, curries, and other Sri Lankan dishes at Sigiri, 91 1st Ave. [5th/6th] 212.614.9333.
Lovers is an immersive, multimedia installation at MoMA by Teiji Furuhashi, created a year before his death in 1995. The work has not been seen since its first exhibition.