What Art To See In New York, Los Angeles + London April 14-20

Ai Weiwei photographed by Gao Yuan, 2012

Monday, April 14

Christo makes a rare public appearance at Neuehouse (we assume you’re a member) in New York to speak about Over the River and The Mastaba, two projects of the artist. A tour of Neuehouse’s art collection precedes the talk at 5:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15

Jean Nouvel’s Triptyques opens at Gagosian Gallery in London with a reception from 6-8 p.m. 17-19 Davies Street, London.

Thursday, April 17

Julian Schnabel’s View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989-1990 opens at Gagosian Gallery in New York with a reception from 6-8 p.m. 555 West 24th Street, New York.

Henri Matisse’s blue nudes are back together at the Tate Modern in London. The Cut-Outs exhibition opens Thursday. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bankside, London.


Friday, April 18

Ai Weiwei’s According to What? exhibition opens at the Brooklyn Museum. Tickets are $15; the show is free for members.

Saturday, April 19

Thomas Ruff’s Photograms and Negatives opens at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills with a reception from 6-8 p.m. 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, California.

Where To Go Out This Week In New York, Brooklyn, And Harlem

Monday, April 7

Francois Alexander, live performance at 10 p.m.. Electric Feel offering up funk, soul, and R&B at the Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston Street) RSVP to z2ent@gmail.com

Deep Space presents Deadbeat of BLKRTZ/Wagon Repair/ Echochord (Berlin) and Bryan Kasenic from the Bunker (Brooklyn) at 10 p.m. at Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street)

Tuesday, April 8

The JHU Indie Showcase 2014 with Vivek Tiwary, Dan Goldman, Mark Russel and Shannon Wheeler, 6 p.m. at JHU Comic Books (32 E. 32nd Street)

Crazy Pills, Whiskey Bitches, Idiot Son, and 56K, 8 p.m. at DBA (Death By Audio) (49 S. 2nd Street, Brooklyn)

Frankie Sharp presents Westgay at Westway (75 Clarkson), Dead or Alive starring Phi Phi Ohara as Selena, Double Duchess live with DJs Michael Magnana, Cody Critchloe and Jojjon Battles at 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9

Minton’s Supperclub (206 W. 118th Street) celebrates Jazz Month with Minton’s Redux and Harlem After Dark. Performance by the Jeff Tain Watts Quartet. Jackets Required. Seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10

Art Opening Party at Bristol + Creme (416 Third Avenue). The event Spring Fashion Tales at 8 p.m. features contemporary artist Gina Martynova with a live performance by Camile Corazon and floral infused libations.

L.A.’s famous underground art show, The Pancakes and Booze Art Show at M1-5 Lounge (52 Walker Street) featuring art, live music and free all you can eat pancakes all night long (7 p.m. – 2 a.m.)

Friday, April 11

Child star/ club owner Mason Reese celebrates his 49th Birthday at Destination (211 Avenue A) at 8 p.m.

Legendary rockers The Brats live at Trash Bar (256 Grand Street, Brooklyn) at 7 p.m.

Ad Hoc Late Night with Nguzunguzu, Slava, Dj Clent, Ian Isiah at Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway, Brooklyn) at 11 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

DJs Sasha and Nicolas Matar at Output (74 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn) at 10 p.m.

The Abyss presented by Assassins DC and Urban artistry with new perspectives on House dancing experiences. Teatro LATEA (107 Suffolk Street) at 8 p.m.

Rock and Roll Girlie Show at Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 E. 14th Street) with live performances by The Pests, Crazy Mary, The Purslaines and Sewage NYC at 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 13

Sunday with Lady Starlight, Bridget Everett, Coby Koehl, Anita Sarko, Good Kids, and The Downtown Farm at Maison O (98 Kenmare Street) at 7 p.m.

What Art To See In New York: April 7–13

Tuesday, April 8

An art talk with William Villalongo at Trestle, 6:30 p.m. RSVP to trestle@brooklynartspace.org.

Wednesday, April 9

Opening gala for the AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory, which runs from April 10 through 13.

Heidi Bucher at Alexander Grey Associates (opening 6-8 p.m., on view through May 18).

Thursday, April 10

Rochelle Feinstein’s “Love Vibe” opens at On Stellar Rays from 6-8 p.m.

Dodge Gallery’s farewell exhibition, “Thank You” (featuring gallery artists  Cordy Ryman, Darren Blackstone Foote, Dave Cole, Ellen Harvey, Sheila Gallagher, Ted Gahl, and others) opens from 6-8 p.m.

Robert Longo has two openings, at Petzel and Metro Pictures, both 6-8 p.m.

Vic Muniz’s “ALBUM” opens at Sikkema Jenkins Co., from 6-8 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Zachary Drucker and Rhys Ernst offer tarot card readings from 3-9 p.m. with drag queen “Flawless Sabrina” (also on April 12 and 13). Whitney Biennial ticketholders will be given the off-site address.

Saturday, April 12

Your last day to see Collier Schorr’s “8 Women” at 303 Gallery.

…and it’s also the final chance to catch Jeff Elrod’s abstract paintings in “Rabbit Ears,” at Luhring Augustine Gallery (an installation shot of the show is pictured above).

Sunday, April 13

Simone Forti and Charlemagne Palestine’s illlummminnnatttionnnsssss!!!!!!! at MoMA. (The latter artist also has an impressive sound piece in the Whitney Biennial).

What Art To See In New York: March 31 – April 6

Tuesday, April 1

Matthew Barney with Sir Norman Rosenthal in conversation at 92Y at 8 p.m. Tickets from $34.

Wednesday, April 2

Brandan Fernandes: The Inverted Pyramid opens with a reception performance from 7-9 p.m. at the Abrons Art Center.

Half Gallery presents Peter Coffin pp, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 3

ArtNow presents Push It, a show curated by Melissa McCraig-Welles featuring new works by artists such as SWOON, Mia Tyler, LADY PINK, Alison Mosshart, GILF and more. Opening reception at 548 West 28th Street, 2nd floor, with an afterparty featuring a DJ set by The Kills’ Alison Mosshart at The Electric Room (The Dream Downtown) from 11 p.m.

Urs Fischer at Gagosian Gallery Delancey Street, opening reception from 7-8:30 p.m. 104 Delancey Street and 821 Park Avenue.

Friday, April 4

Garis & Hahn presents Lower Than The Lowest Animal, new paintings by William Buchina, through May 3.

Garis & Hahn presents Double Blind, a group exhibition featuring Adam Payne, Andrea Mary Marshall, Jason Alexander Byers, Karen Margolis, Dr. May Tiler, and Scott Avery aka Amani Olu with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m.

Picture Farm Gallery hosts Along the Forge, photographs by Johnny Panessa, with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. 338 Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn.

Saturday, April 5

In support of the new John Baldessari studio building, CalArts presents a benefit and auction featuring work by the alumni and faculty from 6-8:30 p.m. RSVP to specialevents@calarts.edu

Main image: “Indian Girls” by SWOON

What Art To See In New York: March 17-23

Wednesday, March 19

Maureen Connor hosts a gallery-based talk at the New Museum (235 Bowery) in conjunction with Pawal Althamer: The Neighbors at 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 20

Matthew Brandt’s Excavations opens at Yossi Milo Gallery (245 10th Avenue) with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m.

Carla Klein’s paintings open at Tanya Bonakdar gallery (521 West 21st Street) from 6-8 p.m.

Jeffrey Valliance’s Enamel Paintings: Idols & Villains; Islomania: Key West opens in gallery 2 of Tanya Bonakdar (521 West 21st Street). Reception from 6-8 p.m.

Friday, March 21

Ana Janevski hosts a gallery-based talk at the New Museum (235 Bowery) in conjunction with Pawal Althamer: The Neighbors at 3 p.m.

Main image: Matthew Brandt’s Stone Lagoon, CA 3, 2008

The BlackList Weekly Events Feb. 24 – March 2

Movie-watching, shopping, concert-going, gallery-hopping, and partying: check out what’s coming up with this week’s BlackList.


Music: Skaters celebrate the release of their debut album, “Manhattan” at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets available here.

Music: Skaters, So So Glos, Bowery Ballroom, 8pm, $15

Music: David Byrne, Marilyn Carino and Mike Mills, Le Poisson Rouge, 6pm, free with RSVP


Music: Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments at Joe’s Pub, 9:30 p.m. Tickets $25

Music: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Disappears, Bowery Ballroom, 8pm, $25

Music: White Lies, Frankie Rose, Webster Hall, 7:30pm, $25


Art: Jessica Sofia Mitrani’s show Headpieces for Peace opens at FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street. 6-8 p.m.

Film: Elijah Wood will speak at the Film Society of Lincoln Center about Grand Piano, his new thriller. 6:30 p.m. Tickets information.

Music: Bear Hands, Miniature Tigers, Bowery Ballroom, 7pm, $15

Music: St. Vincent, Holly Herndon, Terminal 5, 7pm, $30

Culture: In Conversation with DJ Spooky, Jay Scheib, & Simon Critchley, the Gallery at Neuehouse. RSVP to rsvp@neuehouse.com


Music: The Soundtrack Series at Le Poisson Rouge — stories about theme songs and jingles/music on TV at 8 p.m. Free for members.

Music: Rioux, Beat Culture, Glasslands, 8:30pm, $10

Music: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Endless Boogie, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8pm, $25

Music: Mayer Hawthorne, Quadron, Webster Hall, 6:30pm, $25

Music: Warby Parker and Standard Sounds celebrate Artists in Residence at Chez André at the Standard East. 7 p.m. RSVP to air@warbyparker.com


Film: Single White Female plays at 12 a.m. at IFC

Music: Body Language, Jamaican Queens, Echo Friendly, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 6pm, free

Music: Van She (DJ with live vocals), Saint Pepsi, Glasslands, 11:30pm, $10

Music: Midnight Magic, Matt Cash (DJ), Union Pool, 9pm, $5


Surf: Lost Weekend NYC and The Leadbelly present Rockaway Classic, a single-fin surf contest. 9 a.m. registration, $10 with proceeds benefitting the Surfrider Foundation. First heat 10 a.m., ends 11 a.m. 67th Street, Rockaway Beach. MOVED TO MARCH 8 DUE TO WEATHER.

Film: Single White Female plays at 12 a.m. at IFC

Music: Honduras, Dead Stars, Radio Bushwick, 8pm, $8

Music: Public Service Broadcasting plays at the Mercury Lounge. Doors 10:30 p.m. Tickets $10.


Music: Public Service Broadcasting, Broods, Brooklyn Bowl, 6pm, free with RSVP

Music: The Mary Onetttes, Tei Shi, Glasslands, 8:30pm, $12

The BlackList: Weekly Events Feb. 17-23

Movie-watching, shopping, concert-going, gallery-hopping, and partying: check out what’s coming up with this week’s BlackList.


Music: The Grahams perform at Chez André at The Standard East Village, 7 p.m. RSVP to aohayon@standardhotel.com

Music: Cities Aviv, Baby’s All Right, 10pm, free


Music: The Black Angels, Roky Erickson, Music Hall Of Williamsburg, 8pm, free

Film: Terminal Island + S.C.U.M. Manifesto, BAM, 7pm/9:30pm, $13


Music: Thundercat, ASTR, Le Poisson Rouge, 7pm, $3


Food: Feb. 20-23 the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes place.

Art: Artist Jon Burgerman hosts Pictionary at the Gallery at Neuehouse, 7-9 p.m. Members only. RSVP@neuehouse.com

Music: DIIV, Twin Shadow (DJ), Guards, Irving Plaza, 9pm, $25-100

MusicSondre Lerche, Gambles, Baby’s All Right, 8pm, $20

Music: Digitalism, Etnik, Output, 10pm, $15-20

Music: Dave Harrington, ARMS (solo), Silent Barn, 8pm, $8


Music: Rhye, Webster Hall, 7pm, $30

Food: Feb. 20-23 the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes place.


Art: Richard Mosse: The Enclave opening reception at Jack Shainman gallery, 513 West 20th Street. 6-8 p.m.

Music: Four Tet, Martyn, Terminal 5, 8pm, $25

Food: Feb. 20-23 the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes place.

Art: Leslie Wayne Rags opening reception at Jack Shainman gallery, 524 West 24th Street, 6-8 p.m.

Music: Savoir Adore, Tropic Of Pisces, Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 7pm, free with RSVP

Music: Spank Rock, Juiceboxxx, Cameo Gallery, 8pm, $13-15


Food: Feb. 20-23 the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes place.

The BlackList Weekly Events February 10th-16th

Movie-watching, shopping, concert-going, gallery-hopping, and partying: check out what’s coming up with this week’s BlackList.


LIT: Dead Russian Writers: Still Haunting Us
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 7pm Free

FASHION: Fashion in Conversation: Manolo Blahnik with Kinvara Balfour
Apple Store, Soho, 5pm Free

LIT: Jennifer Vanderbes in Conversation with Lauren Belfer
McNally Jackson Books, 7pm Free 

MUSIC: Speedy Ortiz
Other Music, 8pm, free


ART: “Banal Zone”
Garis & Hahn, 6pm Free 

LIT: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes & John Hemingway
The Strand, 7pm $15 

MUSIC:  Tiny Hazard, Isadora, Coastgaard
Pianos, 8pm, $8

ART: Medical Love
Broken Land Bar, $20 4pm 

FILM: Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts 2014
BAM Rose Cinemas, $13


FILM:  Critical Reverie: The Films of Isaac Julien
MoMA, $12 

THEATRE: Prince Igor
Metropolitan Opera House, 7pm

MUSIC: Kid Sister, Nadus
Glasslands, 8:30pm, $12

FILM: Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, $13

MUSIC: Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Neuehouse, 7pm


THEATRE: Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Joyce Theater, $10

MUSIC: Painted Black: Klangkarussell, Thomas Azier
Irving Plaza, 9pm, $30-100

NIGHTLIFE: Ricky’s NYC Speed-Styling Pre-Valentine’s Day Party
Ricky’s, 4pm Free

ART: Still Acts
La MaMa Galleria, 6pm Free

MUSIC: Timber Timbre, Lowell
Mercury Lounge, 9:30pm, $15

NIGHTLIFE: Edible Manhattan’s Good Spirits 2014
82 Mercer, 6pm $50

NIGHTLIFE: MOCAEATS: The Sweet Spot with Pichet Ong
Museum of Chinese in America, 7pm $15 


ART: Pop-Up Flower Shop with Stems Architectural Florist
Babeland Brooklyn, 4pm Free 

FILM: Je t’aime, je t’aime
Film Forum, $13  

MUSIC: Skinny Puppy
Webster Hall, 7:15PM $35

NIGHTLIFE: St. Valentine’s Day Wine & Tango Party
Pearls Studio, 7:15pm $100 

MUSIC: Team Spirit, The Liza Colby Sound, Lowell
Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 6pm, free with RSVP

FILM: Valentine’s Day Dinner & a Movie: The Lady Eve
BAM, Rose Cinemas, $69

MUSIC: A Smiths & Morrissey Valentine’s Day
The Bell House, 8pm, $12-15


MUSIC:  Penguin Prison, Chrissy Murderbot
Glasslands, 11:30pm, $12

FILM: Valentine’s Day Massacre 2014
Anthology Film Archives, $10 

ART: Beyond The Pale: Valentine’s Exhibition
Con Artist Gallery, Free

MUSIC: Ice Choir, Germans
Cameo Gallery, 8pm, $8-10


ART: Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian: Blue Room
New York Live Arts, 7:30pm $20

LIT: Delia Ephron with Judy Gold
The 92nd Street Y, 7:30pm $20 

ART: Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival: Hearts and Flowers
LaunchPad, 8pm $10

MUSIC:  Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 8pm, $15

The BlackList Weekly Events February 3rd-8th

Movie-watching, shopping, concert-going, gallery-hopping, and partying: check out what’s coming up with this week’s BlackList.


MUSIC: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Beacon Theatre, 8pm $35

LIT: The MothSHOP Community Education Showcase
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 7pm $5

FILM: 2014 Flaherty NYC – Program 2: All That Glitter
Anthology Film Archives, 7pm $10

LIT: Elif Batuman & Gary Shteyngart
The 92nd Street Y, 8:15pm $27

MUSIC: SISU, Willy Muse
Cake Shop, 8pm, $8


FASHION: Isaac Mizrahi in Conversation with Fern Mallis
The 92nd Street Y, 8pm $29

FILM: Meet the Artist with Jonathan Demme and Annie-B Parson
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, 5pm Free

MUSIC: Honduras, Coastgaard
Pianos, 7:30pm, $9


FASHION: Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture?
Japan Society, 6:30pm $12

LIT: Selected Shorts: One More Thing with B.J. Novak
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 7:30PM $28

FILM: Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, $13

MUSIC: Amnesty International Bringing Human Rights Home: The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Pussy Riot
Barclays Center, 8pm, $54.50-255


ART: Bottlenotes and Brushstrokes: A Pairing of Wine and Art
1315 Studios, 7pm $25

LIT: Dinner with Edmund White
Calliope, 5pm Free

MUSIC: Blood Orange
Webster Hall, 7pm, $20


LIT: NAKED BURROUGHS: A 100 Year Celebration
Cornelia Street Cafe, 6pm $8

FILM: Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45
BAM, $13

MUSIC: Ben Browning/Cut Copy (DJ), Joel Ford (DJ)
Cameo Gallery, 11:59pm, $10-12

FILM: The Red Shoes with Thelma Schoonmaker
New York Historical Society, 7pm Free

THEATER: Benjamin Britten’S Billy Budd
BAM, $30-$185

MUSIC: The Dolls (Mia Moretti & Margot) w/ Hits, Alison Valentine
Glasslands Gallery, 7pm $10


FILM: Warriorfest – A 35th Anniversary Celebration of NYC’s Most Iconic Cult Film 
Le Poisson Rouge, 7pm $8

MUSIC: The Losers Lounge Tribute to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground
Joe’s Pub, 7pm $25

NIGHTLIFE: Back To The Eighties Show 
Le Poisson Rouge, 11pm $20

MUSIC: Darkside, High Water
Terminal 5, 8pm, $25

ART: Ralph Ziman’s “Ghosts” at C.A.V.E. Gallery
C.A.V.E. Gallery, 6pm Free

FILM: Lovers and Fighter’s Brunch: Say Anything
Nitehawk Cinema, 12pm $11

MUSIC: Caveman, The Pizza Underground
NYU Skirball Center, 11:30am, $28


FILM: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
BAM, $13

DANCE: Vangeline Theater
Triskelion Arts Zoo Theater, 8pm $15

MUSIC: Teengirl Fantasy, L-Vis 1990
Cameo Gallery, 8pm, $12-15