arts 05.16.13

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photography At ClampArt, 521-531 W. 25th [10th/11th] 646.230.0020,
New York City, c. 1985 starting May 23,
a group show featuring work from
15 major photographers of the city they saw.
[Photo: Manhattan Bridge 1985 by Janet Delaney]

art Opening tonight at the Asian Cultural Center, 15 E. 40th [Mad], 12th Flr., 6-8pm, new work from contemporary Chinese artist Wenzhi Zhang. Her new series of lacquer paintings is called Back to Renaissance. Today's main image at top is a detail of work by the artist.

food The NYC Vegan Cook-Off: Hors d'Oeuvres Competition is ready to amuse your bouche on Sunday, June 2 at the Bell House. And they're still looking for home cooks to do the amusing. Got the mad vegan skills? Enter to win the for the glory (and the $250 cash for first place). Just want to taste? Tickets are $12. A bit of good-natured trolling: one of the judges is Dan Delaney of BrisketTown.

On the other side of the food tracks: the Culinary Historians of NY presents Man Bites Dog: What Hot Dogs Tell Us About America, with Bruce Kraig and Patty Carroll, author and photographer of a new book of the same name. Head to the Roger Smith Hotel, 125 E. 47th [Lex], May 30, 6:30pm, for a talk and get yer redhots, too. $40

website Moving on to real dogs… the newly launched website DogSpin helps manage all things dog-in-the-city, with services, stores and resources.

movie On May 23, 7pm, a screening at the Explorers Club of The Last Safari, the story of war photographer Elizabeth L. Gilbert and her time in Africa spent in Kenya during the 1990s as well as covering the Rwandan genocide and civil war in Somalia. The film documents her return to Kenya where she shares her previous work with people in remote villages. $20, call to reserve: 212.628.8383.

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