arts 05.22.15

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installations Please Touch the Art is a new exhibition of 18 interactive works by Danish artist Jeppe Hein at Brooklyn Bridge Park, including 'rooms' formed by jets of water and a mirror labyrinth… Out on Governors Island, the Holocenter takes up residence, featuring a rotating set of holographic works.

podcast This one's not until September, but given the podcast Serial's obsessed fan base (which includes MUG), this is sure to sell out before you can say mail kimp: Serial's host, Sarah Koenig, and executive producer, Julie Snyder, will be at BAM on September 25, 8pm, to talk about the phenomenon they created. General public tickets go on sale June 9, and start at $35.

movie At age 25, Justin Peck is tapped to create a new ballet, in two months, for the NYC Ballet. The documentary Ballet 422 depicts the creative process without glamorizing it, and the movie is the better for it. Out on DVD next week.

theater Nothing wrong with going to the theater for a big Broadway extravaganza, but if you want something as different as it could possibly be, welcome to NYC's most diminutive theater, consisting of one actor and one audience member. Also it takes place in a black box theater that's actually a black box. There will be performances of new plays by Lynn Nottage, Will Eno and Craig Lucas. Find out more here. The best news: no line for the bathroom.

book Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity by Oriana Leckert, an outgrowth of the website of the same name, celebrates the borough's surge of creativity in the past decade through its imaginative reuse of former industrial buildings. There's a book launch on May 30 at the Gowanus Ballroom.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 7pm (+ sat): the museum of arts and design presents 'the unseen cinema of hr giger,' a selection of rare and never-before-seen films made by and about the surrealist artist best known for his work on the film alien. friday's screening includes an introduction by blondie's debbie harry and chris stein. $10 general, $5 students.

fri 7:30pm doors, film at sunset (thru 8/6): the annual free outdoor movie screenings on the flight deck of the intrepid take off with tony scott's top gun (1986). tonight's screening will be introduced by former astronaut and navy pilot scott d. altman, who served as tom cruise's flight double. free tickets will be distributed starting at 6:15pm.

saturday thru summer: feel like you're out of the city (you are) as public beaches and governors island open for the season!

sat 7pm: mivos quartet performs andrew greenwald's 'a thing is a hole in a thing it is not,' along with other works, at the fourth annual mivos/kanter string quartet composition prize concert. the dimenna center, $15 general, $10 students/seniors/artists.

sat 10pm: jcc manhattan screens welcome to kutsher's, a documentary about the last surviving jewish resort in the catskills. free (rsvp).

sun 12-2pm: tap attack! over 100 tappers of all levels dance to celebrate national tap dance day at hudson river park's pier 45. free.

sun 12-5pm: the annual passport to taiwan festival brings 16 food vendors, plus music, demos, raffles, children's activities and more to union square north. free admission.

mon (various times): memorial day parades mark the holiday in each borough.

mon 11am-6pm: green-wood cemetery's 17th annual memorial day commemoration features civil war re-enactors, an artillery salute, and a concert of the music of the cemetery's 'ermanent residents' (bernstein, ebb, and more). food and refreshments will be available for purchase. free admission.

mon 8pm (tickets will be given out starting 6pm): the new york philharmonic's annual free memorial day concert at the cathedral church of st. john the divine includes beethoven's egmont overture and shostakovich's symphony no. 10.


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