The 7 Best Openings And Events In Art This Week

Tuesday, March 11

The New Museum puts together a downtown studio visit to witness Rafael de Cárdenas // Architecture at Large‘s methods and inspiration. RSVP to

Wednesday, March 12

Art Production Fund White Gloves Gone Wild Gala. 6 p.m. with performance art by Vanessa Beecroft, portraits by Marilyn Minter, and tattoos by Wangechi Mutu. Individual tickets from $1,000.

Thursday, March 13

The Frick Collection Young Fellows Ball, by invitation only, for those 39 and under. 8:30 p.m., black tie. To purchase tickets, click here. 1 East 70th Street.

Friday, March 14

Freidrich Kunath: The Temptation to Exist (May Contain Nuts) opens at Andrea Rosen Gallery (525 West 24th Street). Kunath’s paintings and sculptures bounce between humor and melancholy in still life.

Sharon Hayes: Fingernails on a blackboard, a multimedia show, opens at Andrea Rosen Gallery (544 West 24th Street).

The New Museum (235 Bowery) hosts Paulina Antoniewicz and Jacek Taszakowski at 3 p.m. for a gallery-based behind the scenes talk to discuss the work of collaborator Pawel Althamer’s The Neighbors. To reserve a spot, click here.

Saturday, March 15

Robert Heinecken: Object Matter opens at MoMA. This is the first retrospective for the “para-photographer”. 11 West 53rd Street.

8 Shows To See In New York This Week (That Aren’t The Armory Or Biennial)

Monday, March 3

‘Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art’ opens at 136 East 74th Street. A group show featuring Marilyn Minter, CandyAss, Carolee Schneeman and more, it’s not suitable for kids. 6-8 p.m. RSVP

Brendan Fowler’s “New Camera” opens at Half Gallery, 43 East 78th Street, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4

The photographs of Peter Arnell, curated by Frank Gehry at Milk Gallery, 450 West 15th Street. RSVP here. 7-10 p.m.

“… a girl should be…” with works by Alex McQuilkin and curated by Marina T. Schindler opens at SPRING/BREAK art show, 233 Mott Street. For VIP preview and regular open hours, go to

Rudolf Stingel opens at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21st Street. Opening reception 6- 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

Jules Olitski’s ‘Mitt Paintings’ opens at Paul Kasmin, 515 West 27th Street. Reception 6-8 p.m.

‘Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987’ opens at Paul Kasmin, 293 10th Avenue, 6-8 p.m. featuring surrealist works of many major artists dealt by Alexander Iolas (think pieces from the archives and foundations of Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, and Yves Klein).

Friday, March 7

See Rowan’s Sphere, a selection of paintings by Chilean-Venezuelan artist Pilita Garcia curated by Todd Stewart at Picture Farm Gallery, 338 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn. 6-9 p.m.

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


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


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

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.

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 Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

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


MUSIC: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, Webster Hall, 8pm, $38.50

MUSIC: FIDLAR, Amanda X, Baby’s All Right, 8pm, free with RSVP

FOOD: Southern Cooking Art of Alabama Food Chelsea Market.

FOOD: David Burkes Fishtail Wine Dinner $99


MUSIC: Marnie Stern, Torres, Baby’s All Right, 8pm, free with RSVP

ART: eiten Opening Reception Ouchi Gallery Brooklyn 7-10 p.m.

FILM: Cleo from 5-7, 4 and 7 p.m. at fi:af

DRINKS: Beer Tasting in Brooklyn 7 p.m. – Free

FOOD: Thierry Marx at Mandarin Oriental 6-9:45 p.m.

COMEDY: The Slippers Room Seth Herzog 8 p.m.

MUSIC: The Suzan, pILLOW tHEORY, Mercury Lounge, 9:30pm, $10

MUSIC: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, Webster Hall, 9pm, $38.50


MUSIC: Salt Cathedral, Color War Glasslands, 8:30 pm, $10

MUSIC: Roots at Cielo

PHILANTHROPY: African Rainforest Conservancy’s Annual Artist for Africa Benefit at the Bowery Hotel Tickets $125-$500


MUSIC: Mirah The Jewish Museum, 8pm, $13-18

LIT: Greg Grandin and Philip Gourevitch at the New York Public Library

ART: Project 3W57 by Cavalier Gallery Farberesque, work by Robert Farber 6-8 p.m.


MUSIC: Drowners, Ski Lodge, Bowery Ballroom, 8pm, $13

ART: “Art’s Salute to Football” – Barsky Gallery 6-8 p.m.

MUSIC: The Black Keys Roseland Ballroom

FILM: Nitehawk NaughtiesThe Opening of Misty Beethoven screens at 12:05 a.m.


MUSIC: Gambles, Starred Mercury Lounge, 7:30 pm, $12

FILM: Nitehawk NaughtiesThe Opening of Misty Beethoven screens at 12:05 a.m.

MUSIC: Light it Up Janelle Monae 8 p.m.

MUSIC: Drake and P. Diddy free in concert

MUSIC: Man Man, Xenia Rubinos Rough Trade, 8pm, $20


MUSIC: Kim Gordon MoMA PS1, 4pm, $18-20

FILM: Pennies from Heaven, Museum of the Moving Image, 7 p.m.


THE BLACKLIST: Weekly Events December 16-22

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


Sample Sale: Now through December 25, Ligne Roset hosts their floor sample sale, offering up to 60% off. 155 Wooster Street, NYC.

The Discreet Charm of George Cukor: Director George Cukor’s Adam’s Rib plays at The Film Society of Lincoln Center (144 West 65th Street) at 1 p.m. Tickets $10, $7 for members. 

Sonic Kickoff: Smooth duo Denitia and Sene get the week off to a good start with a hometown show at Glasslands. $10.


Stars of the Lid: Stars of the Lid and the Wordless Music Orchestra plays at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (526 59th Street, Sunset Park Brooklyn). Show at 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-30.

20 Years of Wu Tang: Artist Tom Sachs joins The Clan’s “Power” for a conversation about the Wu Tang Clan’s 20 years. The conversation will be moderate by the the Met’s modern art curator, Sabine Rewald. 6:30 p.m. at Neuehouse, 110 E. 25th St., NYC. RSVP a must.

Night Moves: Catch DJ Slink, Spank Rock, and Body Language for cheap at Music Hall of Williamsburg, presented by Afropunk. $3.


Employee of the Month: Comedy-writer Catie Lazarus reprises her interview show with Piper Kerman, Jon Ronson, Kathleen Hanna, and Maria Dizzia at the UCB Theater, 307 West 26th Street, at 8 p.m. Tickets $5.

Support, Therapy and Instability: Infamous graffiti artists Mikhail Sokovikov and Jason Wall of Mint & Serf celebrate the launch of their book (which features essays by Cat Marnell and Carlo McCormick) at Neuehouse, 110 E. 25th St., NYC. 7 p.m. RSVP a must.

Blast From the Past: Grouplove make up for lost time at Le Poisson Rouge. Free with RSVP.


Ugly Sweaters: Neuehouse (110 E. 25th St., NYC) hosts the Tacky Sweater Party from 6 – 7 p.m. There’ll be cocktails, and someone will be awarded with the covetable title of “Neuehouse’s Tackiest Member”. Get knitting. Members only.

For a Cause: Philip Glass, Tyondai Braxton + Ben Vida, Prefuse 73 and more perform at Le Poisson Rouge to raise money for victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Tickets start at $25.

Into the Darkside: Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People takes over Cameo Gallery with a live performance from electro-pop outfit Visuals and DJ sets from Dave Harrington and High Water. $15.

Hey, Bey: Beyoncé does her thing at Barclays Center. Tickets from $49.50.


Leave Your Wallet at Home: Haunting synth-rockers SISU and “Batches & Cookies” rapper Lizzo are set to appear at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Free.

Donna Drinks at Fatty ‘Cue: After suffering the damages of an electrical fire and resulting sprinkler flooding, Donna in Williamsburg is getting back on the horse with a pop up at Fatty ‘Cue. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. 91 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NYC.


Party like it’s 1999: 1999’s favorite blockbuster film release inspires the latest party at The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn). Think best of the ’90s dancehall, and admission is free.

Dover Street Market comes to NYC:  Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market finally comes stateside. The Kips Bay outpost opens on Saturday. The multi-brand store will of course feature Comme des Garcons,  specially-made Prada, a Louis Vuitton pop-up, a bakery, and lots of gold (“the most pleasing color,” according to Kawakubo herself.) 160 Lexington Avenue.


Best Time of the Year: Kanine Records throws a holiday bash at Glasslands featuring Eternal Summers, Splashh, and Little Big League. $10.

Teen Dreamz: Teenage fantasies come true with Brand New at the Bell House. $39 or probably the cost of a kidney on StubHub.

Miranda Kerr, Stefano Tonchi Show Support at Just Cavalli’s New SoHo Flagship

Walking into Roberto Cavalli’s new Just Cavalli Store in SoHo is like taking a little break from reality and entering the world of gold encrusted animal prints. Being lured with bubbly and a signature martini featuring Mr. Cavalli’s namesake vodka is certainly an element that helped with that.

The Italian designer pulled out all the stops for the opening of his ultra glam shop at 434 West Broadway, just steps away from Cipriani Downtown. A quick fashion show engulfed the crowd as models strutted looks from Just Cavalli’s collection through the entire store, ending outside in the freezing cold as they posed for photos with Roberto. A match made in heaven! A shopping spree at Just Cavalli and a bellini spree at Cipriani’s. I’ve probably already made your Saturday plans!

Inside the shop, Miranda Kerr barely posed for photos, as she was too busy lounging in V.I.P. of course. The scene was getting pretty nostalgic… Heather Graham was making small talk with former “Runs House” star Angela Simmons… I wonder what that conversation consisted of. Making a commotion when he walked in, Jonathan Cheban showed up sans Kim Kardashian- what a let down. And all W‘s Stefano Tonchi had to do was christen the space with his glorious presence.

Walking up and down glass staircases covered with translucent snake print is something everyone should do at least one time in their lives. The flagship store carries ready-to-wear, runway pieces, jewelry, handbags, and shoes. Stop by to get your print-fix.

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JUST CAVALLI Opening Cocktail + Fashion ShowAngela Simmons

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Roberto Cavalli with models in Just Cavalli@Just Cavalli Boutique Opening NYC, 12-12-2013


Vintage Alaïa, Gaultier, and Margiela at the Michèle Lamy-Hosted Byronesque Launch

Byronesque, an editorial and e-commerce website dedicated to fine vintage fashions sealed with a contemporary flare celebrated its launch with exquisite pieces from the past, and cocktails, of course.

Eccentric fashion maven Michèle Lamy joined Milk Studios, Glenn O’Brien and Mazdack Rassi to host a night of viewing and shopping. The space was tucked away, multiple staircases up, in the abandoned space located in the regal James Farley Post Office.

Fashion enthusiasts – from Upper East Side wasps to hot-glue-gunning, platform-shoe-wearing club kids with purple hair – enjoyed an exhibit showcasing superb vintage pieces. Coveted designs from Alaïa to Margiela were available displayed for purchase as a DJ rocking retro beats blasted music nearby.

Entering the surreal space, an instillation of modern televisions greeted you with films and graphics including the heartwarming, gold encrusted grin of Michèle Lamy herself. Feeling more like the aesthetic of a museum, it almost made you forget that a $2,000 Vivienne Westwood t-shirt could be purchased just steps away.

Obsessed already? Don’t get your Agent Provocateur panties in a bunch just yet. The exhibit and boutique is open to the fashion-addicted public December 12th through 15th, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., making it the perfect place to find a prime gem for the sartorially obsessed person in your life this holiday season.


The Vivienne Westwood $2,000 Tee

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Wednesday Eve. at Art Basel BlackBook with Gemfields Hosted a Cocktail for React to Film & LACMA

LACMA, Gemfields, and BlackBook hosted a beautiful outdoor Art Basel opening on Wednesday evening, presenting a poolside React to Film screening of three short documentary films showcasing the work and talents of three of the most extraordinary artists of today, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, and David Hockney.

To supplement the short films showcased during the cocktail event, guests were treated to a Gemfields video featuring Mila Kunis (an ambassador for the brand) in her travels to the Gemfields mine in Africa. Gemfields has set a new industry standard in sourcing colored gemstones, ensuring the best possible safety practices and social/environmental responsibility. Beyond their corporate practice, Gemfields fosters creativity and innovation, and proudly supports React to Film and the creative arts.

Guests Cynthia Rowley, The Met’s Contemporary Curator Nick Culliman, artist Will Cotton, Rose Dergan, the Guggenheim’s Junior Director Ari Weisman, React to Film’s Coralie and Dennis Paul, LACMA’s Erin Wright, BlackBook’s Hunter Hill and Evanly Schindler, Jim Kloiber, Gemfield’s Randi Molofsky, Allison Sarofim, Alexandra Kimball, Tinsley Mortimer, Nicky Hilton, Lilly Johnson White, Sandy White, Charles Rockefeller, Warrie Price, Christine Mack, Jennifer Kennedy, Lise Evans, Tanya Selbartanam Scheib, Beth Rudin  DeWoody, Dori Cooperman, Lady Victoria Harvey, Michele Barouh, Alexandra Caprotti, Simone Levinson, Evan Bousis, Dana Farouki, Helene Comfort, Michael Slenske, Capucine Milliot and Charlie Ruger gathered at Orchard in the Delano Hotel for the React to Film screening, enjoying vended popcorn and Bombay cocktails in the warm Miami night.

Coralie Charriol Paul, Michael Slenske, & Randi MolofskyCoralie Paul, Michael Slenske, and Gemfield’s Randi Molofsky

Kyle DeWoody, Lily Johnson White, & Vera NeykovBeth DeWoody and Lilly Johnson White

Marina T Schindler & friendsEvent Producer Marina Schindler and friends.

Click for more information about Gemfields and React to Film.