Loading Events
Find Events

Upcoming Events › Cultural

LGBTQ Activism in Queens Honored in Exhibit Opening at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY: The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens

March 26 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
LaGuardia Community College Joseph Shenker Hall (Hall of Flags & Skylight Room), 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11104 + Google Map

While Manhattan has long been recognized as the birthplace of New York City’s LGBTQ movement, the stories of LGBTQ activism in Queens have been largely absent from the historical narrative. It's an incredible story of activism in the face of tremendous opposition. An exhibit at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, called The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens, honors these stories. Located in the College's historic Hall of Flags, in Joseph Shenker Hall (the "M" Bldg., 31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City,…

Find out more »

Poetry of Struggle, Survival and Joy | Mark Doty, T’ai Freedom Ford and Eileen Myles

March 27 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map

Poetry Reading Poetry makes a space for us to know ourselves and our worlds more deeply, to express with the greatest compression and intensity that which we thought inexpressible. Poets from our LGBTQ community will read from new and older work, followed by an open mic. Hosted by Janlori Goldman Featuring: Mark Doty, T’ai Freedom Ford and Eileen Myles All programs are free and open to the public Attendees wit​h ​advance RSVP are given priority admission. Walk​​-up visitors are welcome…

Find out more »

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

March 28 - July 1
Neil Simon Theatre 250 W 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map
$198 - $498

The revival of Tony Kushner’s 1991 Pulitzer-Prize winning epic, Angels in America, could not have come at a more appropriate time. The rocky political climate has shifted focus back to the importance of civil rights and the power in providing a voice to those who have been silenced. The two-part drama is set during the height of the AIDS crisis in mid-80s America as characters are met in their darkest hours by ghosts and supernatural figures from beyond. Following a…

Find out more »

Mariachi Reyna (San Diego)

March 31 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Old Globe 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 + Google Map
This event is free

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Copley Plaza at The Old Globe Arts Engagement welcomes Mariachi Reyna for a special, one-day-only concert on Copley Plaza. Mariachi Reyna is an internationally acclaimed all-female mariachi band direct from Los Angeles. The event is presented in partnership with the Mariachi Women’s Festival. AXIS is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

Find out more »

Art Reception: Body & Soul: The Photography of Peter Erzvo Zvonar

April 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artifact Gallery 84 Orchard Street New York, 10018 + Google Map

Slovakian photographer Peter Erzvo Zvonar dares to push boundaries of taste and sensibility in a conservative country and climate. He is big, dashing, and ridiculously sexy himself. (Guess which images here are his self-portraits.) He likes upending the limits of decorum and piety. Maybe we will get the nerve to show you his Christian images at some point. Wow. Zvonar is to be admired for following his heart and a few other organs to create his images and expose the…

Find out more »

American Museum of Natural History Presents, SciCafe: Seeing Is Believing

April 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, April 4 Cullman Hall of the Universe Free for 21+ with ID Doors open at 6:30 pm Program begins at 7 pm Enter at 81st Street Entrance How does our brain allow us to focus on specific objects or locations while blocking out others? How well can our brain multi-task? Neuroscientist Marisa Carrasco explores how our minds process sensory inputs to make sense of the world around us and shape what we see. The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored…

Find out more »

American Museum of Natural History Presents, The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter

Ongoing | October 7, 2017 - May 28, 2018
American Museum of Natural History
$2 - $45

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter, an annual favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 7. Celebrating its 20th year at the Museum, this popular attraction transforms the coolest day into a summer escape, inviting visitors to mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. The Butterfly Conservatory will be on view through May 28,…

Find out more »

Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983

Ongoing | October 31, 2017 - April 1, 2018
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Opens October 31st What began as a low budget film and music venue in the basement of a Polish Church in 1978 became a cornerstone of New York’s alternative art scene. Club 57 paved the way for the experimental artists of the East Village who flocked there for low rents and its creative pulse. Now MoMA hosts the first major exhibition to explore the scene-altering influence of Manhattan’s most artistically-inclined neighborhoods. moma.org

Find out more »

Michael Childers: Having a Ball (Palm Springs)

Ongoing | January 20 - May 28
Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262 + Google Map

The Palm Springs Art Museum is world renowned for its sculpture collection, but that hasn’t kept it from collecting and showing an impressive range of artistically significant photography. The museum keeps up this tradition with its exhibition of Michael Childers photography. A shooter for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, Childers captured formal images of revelers attending the 1976 Los Angeles Drag Ball, showing a pre-AIDS audience having fun with gender identity, presentation and sexuality. The photos run in tandem with a…

Find out more »

Stephen Shore

Ongoing | February 1 - April 28
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Touted as one of the America’s most significant photographers, Stephen Shore has produced countless works over the course of his five decade career. His determination to capture pop-culture through unglamorous images kept him busy in the dark room long before digital photography became a default medium. The entirety of his career is showcased in his first New York-based survey which includes gelatin silver prints made during his teenage years to photographs that demonstrate his current fascination with digital platforms

Find out more »

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

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;…

Find out more »

Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

Ongoing | February 9 - May 9
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map

The ramps of the Guggenheim will lead to an examination of today’s power structures and cultural forces with a rare exhibition featuring installations, photographs and works on paper by Danish artist Danh Vo over the last 15 years. Marking the first comprehensive survey of Vo’s work in the United States, Take My Breath Away explores themes of religion, colonialism, capitalism and artistic authorship, presented through the lens of a personal narrative, which the artist has deemed “tiny diasporas of a…

Find out more »

Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling the Truth’

Ongoing | February 10 - May 13
The Broad 221 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 + Google Map

In the current political climate, Jasper Johns’s work — particularly his takes on the American flag — are now more relevant than ever. A key artist in the Broad’s impressive collection, Johns gets a comprehensive retrospective on his six-decade career thanks to a collaboration with the Royal Academy in London. More than 100 pieces of his work, including many never before shown in LA, highlight his penchant for using encaustic (that’s heated beeswax) and a plethora of found objects in…

Find out more »

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Ongoing | February 13 - April 2
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition 218 W. 57th Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map

Don’t miss your chance to visit the Crawley family and enter the world of Downton Abbey! Now Open – April 2, 2018 “If you've been fantasizing about immaculate riding costumes and white-tie dinners ever since Downton Abbey aired its final episode, American anglophiles have been offered one final chance to return to the English countryside...” -ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY “The costumes and sets are breathtaking.” -COUNTRY LIVING Based on the beloved television show, be transported to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and…

Find out more »

LGBTQ & Friends: A Night Out at the Morgan

Ongoing | February 15 | 6:30 pm - May 20 | 8:30 pm
Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Ave New York, NY 10016 + Google Map
$20 - $25

Join us for a special evening celebration featuring the work of two iconic gay artists on view this season: playwright Tennessee Williams, and photographer Peter Hujar. Enjoy curator-led tours, live music, and drinks in Gilbert Court. Peter Hujar: Speed of Life January 26 to May 20 Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987) inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding…

Find out more »

Haptic Tactics

Ongoing | February 18 - May 20
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster Street New York, NY 10013 + Google Map

Co-curated by Noam Parness, Risa Puleo and Daniel Sander, Haptic Tactics features a collection of contemporary abstract art produced by queer artists. The mixed-media exhibition showcases works that compel the viewer to explore eroticism beyond what meets the eye. Emotion and deep rooted sensuality are evoked through textured paintings, rigid sculptures and the creative utilization of other eclectic materials.

Find out more »
+ Export Events