arts 06.3.10

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Artist Paul Ramírez Jonas has created Key to the City, an art project/scavenger hunt involving keys that will unlock certain places in the five boroughs. Presented by the arts organization Creative Time, itself an indispensable key to the city.

Visit the Paul Rudolph townhouse, 246 E. 58th [2nd/3rd] on Friday, 6-8pm. $15

Barbara Pollack talks about China's art scene in her new book The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China and at China Institute on Thursday, June 10th, 6:30pm. $15

indie rock… Friday: Norwegian hush-poppers The King of Convenience play Warsaw. Sunday: MillionYoung rocks some synth-y electro-dance at Cake Shop. Just Announced… 9/24: The National. 9/30: Belle & Sebastian. Plus more Free Summer Shows!

event… A different kind of chat roulette: Ignite NYC invites all kinds of smart people to discuss 20 slides on all kinds of topics—but they have five minutes to do it. It takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th [6th/7th] on Wednesday June 9th, 7-9:45pm. $10

art… Talented ex-pat New York artist/sculptor Tucker Nichols (he lives now in San Fran) considers NYC in the abstract and from a distance in a show at ZieherSmith, 516 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.229.1088, opening today.

out of town… Round-trip to the Galapagos Islands is $653 (including taxes and fees) from mid-September through October. That's the cooler season, so count on lots of penguin and sea lion activity.

movies… Debra Granik's intensely gripping film Winter's Bone, based on Daniel Woodrell's novel, opens June 11th. Set in the Ozarks, it's the story of a teenager (Jennifer Lawrence) and the hunt for her drug-dealer father who has used their home to post bond and then fled. Could be the surprise hit of the summer. Opens June 11th. [Image: Sebastian Mlynarski]

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