arts 09.24.09

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The Vendys take place on Saturday, 7pm, at the Queens Museum of Art. Tickets are $80.

Fanboy and geekgirl toys are on display at the Gizmodo Gallery, 267 Elizabeth [Houston/Prince], thru Sunday.

Rooftop garden food is the topic discussed by two experts – Lisa M. Hamilton and Annie Novak – at Savoy, 9/29, 5:30pm, $30 (includes hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine). Call 212.219.8570.

Chicago's psych-pop Netherfriends is at Brooklyn's Glass Door tonight and Pianos on Saturday.

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc talks about his work on Tuesday, 6pm, at AIA Center. $10.

indie rock… Friday and Saturday: Make it POP! Phoenix and Passion Pit play Central Park Rumsey Playfield. Saturday: Hercules and Love Affair head up a MOMA benefit dance party! Just Announced… 12/11 & 12/12: The Fiery Furnaces.


art… Opened last night at the new Hauser & Wirth gallery, 32 E. 69th [Mad/Park] 212.794.4970, a reinvention of Allan Kaprow's seminal site-specific installation from 1961. If you're not familiar with Yard and its importance in the art world, read the statement by Helen Molesworth, the organizer, to put the rubber tires in context.


tourLa Sirena, the East Village store of Mexican folk art, sponsors a walking tour of the Jackson Heights/Mexican community food, music, and clothing shops. It's $10 and all of the proceeds go to a fund that helps Mexican women pay college costs. Meet at noon this Saturday at Tulcingo, a bakery/restaurant, at 40-11 82 St. [Roosevelt/41 Av.] in Queens. Call 718.205.3134 to confirm.


opera… What looks to be a fascinating roundtable, part of the New Yorker festival, will take place on Sunday, 10/18, at City Winery. It's called Radical Opera and the panel includes composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa, Nico Muhly, Peter Sellars and Rufus Wainwright. The magazine's music critic, Alex Ross, moderates. $35.


out of town… Get your rain forest gear out. Here's a deal to Costa Rica that includes roundtrip airfare, six hotel nights, car rental, and breakfast for $499.



heads up… That essential arts organization, St. Ann's Warehouse, brings Emma Rice's version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter to DUMBO starting December 2nd. It's playing San Fran right now; here's what the Chronicle had to say about the production: "Every so often a theater piece comes to town that is so brilliantly conceived and executed, so entertaining on every level, that you want everyone you love or even like just a bit to see it. Kneehigh Theatre's 'Brief Encounter,' the opening show in the American Conservatory Theater's new season, is that kind of experience."




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