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Soul Sister Revue Summer Reading

August 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Le poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 + Google Map
Free

Join Soul Sister Revue for its Summer event at The Gallery at LPR where we ask "What does Soul mean to you?" Readers include Jason Koo (More Than Mere Light), Pamela Sneed (Sweet Dreams), Christina Gayton, and Jasmine Reid with superfly host Ed Toney. Soul Sister Revue is a quarterly reading series for established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling.

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‘Con Art’— A Solo Exhibition by Dan Alva

August 16 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Guy Hepner 520 W 27th Street New York, NY 10001 + Google Map
Free

The TAX Collection + Guy Hepner present 'Con Art', a solo gallery exhibition by Dan Alva. The Miami based street artist utilizes his marketing and advertisement background to create satirical works that aim to challenge the messages of recognizable ad campaigns and comment on the excesses of materialism and lifestyle marketing. 'Con Art' opens August 16th.

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Feminism(s) Film Series

August 17 | 7:00 pm - August 21 | 9:00 pm
Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue New York, 10003 + Google Map

ICP and Anthology Film Archives continue their ongoing collaboration with Feminism(s), a film series that draws on themes explored in the ICP Museum’s exhibition "Multiply, Identify, Her" and ICP’s public programs series "Dismantling the Gaze." Like the exhibition and programming it draws inspiration from, Feminism(s) presents a spectrum of tones, styles, and media. From lowbrow genre film to critically acclaimed and experimental works, the media arts have long served as platforms for feminism and subversion. This series asks us to…

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Sunset Boulevard — Cabaret Cinema

August 17 | 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th Street New York, NY 10011 + Google Map
$10

Norma Desmond is ready for her close-up. A former silent movie star (Gloria Swanson) enlists a young screenwriter (William Holden) to aid her comeback well into the age of the talkies, but her needy narcissism turns the challenge into an uphill, potentially fatal battle of the wills. Appearances by Cecil B. DeMille, Erich von Stroheim, Hedda Hopper, and Buster Keaton. NORMA: Who? I’d have to have somebody I can trust. When were you born—I mean, what sign of the zodiac?…

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An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940–2017

August 18 - August 27
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, New York 10014 + Google Map
$25

Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. Many have sought immediate change, such as ending the war in Vietnam or combating the AIDS crisis. Others…

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PS1 Warm-Up Series

August 18 - September 1
MoMa PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 + Google Map
Prices Vary

Dance the day away in MoMA PS1’s sunny and meticulously outfitted courtyard. Boasting a new outdoor art installation and musical performances from such acclaimed artists as Laff Trax (Toro y Moi and Nosaj Thing) and Detroit tech-house visionary Omar-S, PS1’s annual Warm-Up Series remains one the City’s best multicultural offerings. Trek to Long Island City early to peruse a diverse array of visual art exhibits including Projects 108: Gauri Grill (US premiere, photography) and Sue Coe: Graphic Resistance, a collection…

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Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango

August 21 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until September 25, 2018

Arts On Site 12 St Marks Place New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango is a 12 week performance series with Leonardo Sardella and Walter Perez, hosted by Queer Tango Collective Tuesdays July 10th to Sept 25th 8 to 9:30pm $100 for entire series Advance registration required Limited spots This is a wonderful opportunity to break the conventional boundaries of Argentine Tango dance, and present alternative forms of choreographic expressions outside of its hyper-heteronormative form. Open to ALL - regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity - including…

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Fear & Force: New York City’s Sons of Liberty

August 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm - August 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$7

We may not like paying taxes but we would never think to tar and feather the tax collector. Yet as many of the colonists prepared for what would be the American Revolution, there was an organized group who opposed the government through violent resistance. Come see objects preserved from pivotal moments relating to the New York Sons of Liberty, like the tearing down of the King George statue in Bowling Green Park, and throwing chests of tea into the New…

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LGBTQ+ Romeo/Juliet

August 24 - September 9
Metro Baptist Church Hell’s Kitchen 410 W 40th Street New York, New York 10018 + Google Map
$25

A loving recalibration of Shakespeare's eternal classic, Romeo/Juliet puts front and center the pratfalls, perils, pressures, pleasures, and pains of growing up -- into our bodies, our beliefs, and our sexuality. Seen wholly through the eyes of its female star-crossed lovers, it whittles Shakespeare's text into a tender and tragic celebration of youth, and an exploration of how we define desire in a world bound by chains of faith, family, media, and privilege. Romeo/Juliet asks what we honor most -…

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Culture Ride

August 25 - August 26
$25

Yara Art Gallery Presents Culture Ride August 25th 8pm-2am A night to show your talent, your artistic side and represent your culture! Pre Labor Day Fest Art|Performance|Music|Fashion|Vendors|Surprise Guest Artists and More. Art & Cultural Event HOSTED by Steady Tek-Nick @ Troy Admission $25 Dress code: Cultural Attire!!! 90 Waterbury Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 For Tickets call (929)287-4931 or Email [email protected]

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Your Reflection is the Message

August 25 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Con Artist Collective 119 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10013-2510 + Google Map
Free

Your Reflection is the Message is a one-day pop-up solo show by Artist and mystic Luis Martin / The Art Engineer. This exhibition at the gallery at the Con Artist Collective will show original collages and limited edition prints. Collage is the Artist’s central vehicle to deliver a kaleidoscopic pantheon of new mythology. The Artist playfully defaces historical textbook art to recast and reimagine archetypes in cryptic visual narratives. The artwork in the show is the result of Martin’s creative…

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Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango

August 28 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until September 25, 2018

Arts On Site 12 St Marks Place New York, NY 10003 + Google Map

Breaking Boundaries With Queer Tango is a 12 week performance series with Leonardo Sardella and Walter Perez, hosted by Queer Tango Collective Tuesdays July 10th to Sept 25th 8 to 9:30pm $100 for entire series Advance registration required Limited spots This is a wonderful opportunity to break the conventional boundaries of Argentine Tango dance, and present alternative forms of choreographic expressions outside of its hyper-heteronormative form. Open to ALL - regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity - including…

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Donna Gottschalk: Brave, Beautiful Outlaws

August 29, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map
$9

This exhibition features the work of Donna Gottschalk, a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing in New York and California during the 1970s. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the radical lesbians and Furies collectives on the east coast, where she met lesbian artists JEB (Joan E. Biren), Flavia Rando, and others, and later moved to California to join lesbian-separatist communities. In both locations, Gottschalk photographed herself, friends, lovers, and activists…

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The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Work of Nobuyoshi Araki

Ongoing | February 8 - August 31
Museum of Sex 233 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 + Google Map
$17.50

The Museum of Sex (MoSEX) presents The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Work of Nobuyoshi Araki, an exhibition that traces the career of this prolific and controversial Japanese photographer. Best known for his sexually explicit photographs of bound women, Nobuyoshi Araki (1940–) has worked for nearly 50 years to complicate and challenge the role of intimacy in photography. He is driven by an obsession with photography’s tension between the private and public, the autobiographical and the fictional;…

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AMNH to Open Amazon Adventure in 3D Digital March 9

Ongoing | March 9 | 10:30 am - September 13 | 5:00 pm
$16.50 – $33

Amazon Adventure traces the extraordinary journey of 19th-century naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates—the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of—who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth. As a young man, Bates risked his life for science during his 11-year expedition into the Amazon rainforest. The film is a compelling detective story of peril, perseverance, and, ultimately, success, drawing audiences…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Unseen Oceans

Ongoing | March 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019
$16.50 – $28

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, March 12, 2018, and is on view through January 6, 2019. Members will be able to preview the exhibition on Friday, March 9, through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to Unseen Oceans will embark on a journey that takes them from the oceans’ sunlit surface to inky depths as they discover the latest in ocean science and encounter the researchers and technologies powering exploration today. Visitors will explore a series of circular, media-rich…

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