arts 06.16.11

Up Next
the skint

At the Northside Festival, tons of live music, plus movies and artist open studios, today through Sunday.

Young Danish punk band Ice Age releases a new album on 6/21. They'll play a set at Other Music (free) on 6/22, 8pm.

As good luck would have it, six weeks of Shakespeare, courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company, July 6th-August 14th, turning the Park Avenue Armory into a satellite of Stratford-upon-Avon.

More drama, less costume: Broadway Bares strips down to essentials for two shows on Sunday, 9:30 and midnight, at Roseland, benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Harvesting the Sun: Solar Power in NYC is a discussion of the potential for baking the energy source into the city's infrastructure. At the Museum of the City of NY, June 20th, 6:30pm, $12.

The ARChive of Contemporary Music has their summer record and CD sale, 6/18-6/26.

documentaries Signs of the times: Page One: Inside the New York Times tracks the digitalization of, and existential threat, to the Gray Lady, and why the paper remains so essential.

Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest, directed by Alexander Ramírez-Mallis, is a short documentary about competitive dumpster diving, which may be an old practice, but seems particularly zeitgeisty. The DocuClub screens a rough cut on June 22nd, 7pm, at DCTV, 87 Laf [Walker] $6.

art Don't miss Picasso and Marie Thérèse: L'Amour Fou at Gagosian, 522 W. 21st [10th/11th] 212.741.1717. The boundless inspiration Picasso drew from his muse and lover doesn't seem fou at all—rather, profoundly hopeful.

Marking Infinity, a retrospective of Korean-born artist Lee Ufan, opens June 24th at the Guggenheim.

A side of Isamu Noguchi that you may not know—his ink and pencil drawings of animals—are featured in Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi's Travels at the Noguchi Museum through September 18th.

photography On June 17th at Morrison Hotel Gallery, 124 Prince [Wooster/Greene] 212.941.8770, an exhibition of images of Neil Young by music photographers Joel Bernstein and Henry Diltz.

out of town Architects like Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, artists like David Salle, and other notables lead a series of Conversations in Context at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut on select Thursday evenings through November. $150, $100 of which is tax deductible.

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 1:00, 3:00, 4:30 & 5:45 pm: self-taught artists doc. make is screened throughout the day, ending with a reception with music by takka takka 5:30-8:30pm. folk art museum, free (rsvp).

sat 7pm: the smiths/morrissey cover band the sons + heirs celebrate the 25th anniversary of the queen is dead. bonus: dj set from the smiths's andy rourke. hiro ballroom, $10.

sat thru 7/2: sing for hope's pop-up pianos project brings 88 pianos (60 uprights + 28 grands) to streets across the boroughs for free public use.

sun 11am-12am: catch the bang on a can marathon for 13 hours of 150+ performers/composers showcasing music from around the world. philip glass, signal ensemble, aphalt orchestra, more. part of the river to river festival. wfc winter garden, free.

thru 10/31: 125 movies @ nearly 2 dozen locations: the skint's 2001 free outdoor summer movies guide

F Train (from 2009)

recent entries

What the World Needs

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

See all articles in ARTS

Get a daily dose of MUG
right in your Inbox.