arts 07.12.12

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art/painting An Englishman in New York, a solo exhibition of watercolors by Rod Craig, opens at One Art Space, 23 Warren [Church/Bway] 646.559.0535. The paintings—Brooklyn Bridge, a New York snowstorm, the inside of the Guggenheim—are familiar sights; Craig's exquisite eye and fine hand, though, make each a fresh revelation.

art/science So cool: Mirrorbox is a "participatory sculptural installation" by Megan May Daalder—a real-world, real-time, Photoshop-like composite of two faces. You and someone else stand like you're ready to foxtrot. Then you each put your head into one part of the Mirrorbox. What you'll both see is the evolving morph with your Mirrorbox partner. Instead of Fred and Ginger, now you're Fringer, now you're Gred, now Fredingerfreg. Wherever the Mirrorbox has been shown, from Paris to California, it's had such an effect on viewers that USC's Brain and Creativity Institute is studying it. The two days of "identity blending" takes place tonight and tomorrow at Jack Hanley Gallery, 136 Watts [Greenwich/Wash] 646.918.6824.

art/sound Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have a major installation the Park Avenue Armory opening 8/3. The artists have a special affinity (to put it mildly) for sound and the "sound play" they will create, called The Murder of Crows, is sure to be essential viewing, and by viewing we mean auditory immersion.

out of town The best yoga retreats accessible from NYC without a car are charted by Leah Mandel over at offMetro NY. Get her picks of the nine best.

For traveling solo, you should check out Janet Rodgers excellent, lively column One to Go on The free One to Go newsletter is available here.

This Saturday, 3:30-6:30pm, Broadway Barks, hosted by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters. It's the 14th year of the event, which always features lots of Broadway notables, all in a good cause: dog and cat adoption. It takes place at Shubert Alley.

Books Beneath the Bridge is a weekly series (Monday nights, thru 8/13) in Brooklyn Bridge Park, curated by local indie bookstores, featuring authors reading from their work, a Q & A, and a book signing. Next up is Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility. The week after is Lizz Winstead.

The NY Phil is back this summer—thank you Alan Gilbert— for the Concerts in the Park. The Philharmonic plays Central Park tomorrow night, 7/13, 8pm, and Monday, 7/16.

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-11/4: exhibition 'robert wilson/philip glass: einstein on the beach' includes storyboards, set designs and the never-before-displayed manuscript of the landmark 1976 minimalist opera. plus, screenings of rehearsal and production footage, as well as a 1984 bam doc. the morgan library + museum, free fridays 7-9pm (reg $15).

sat 6pm doors: commemorate the french revolution in true new york style, with burlesque, baguettes, and booze! the skint's 2nd annual bastille day bash features sweaty jazz from the hot sardines, can-can by the love show burlesque, the return of the infamous baguette-eating contest, a photo booth, more! dekalb market, $12 adv, $15 door.

7/15 7pm: american folk singer arlo guthrie and family perform a musical tribute to his dad woody in celebration of what would've been his 100th birthday. central park's summerstage, free.

sun 7pm: discussion and panel on nyu's sexton plan for expansion, which will demolish two acres of green space and require 20 years of construction. authors peter carey, kevin baker and fran lebowitz take the lead. mcnally jackson, free.

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