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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,…

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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

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John Leguizamo Will Wise You Up In Latin History for Morons

Ongoing | November 9, 2017 - February 28, 2018
$139.00

The former star of To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar steps sideways from his comedic roles to use his talents to educate America to the many contributions made by the Latino community. "Who's a moron?" the star was asked, and his reply was everyone — including him. As an effort to give his son some conversational ammunition when sparring with his school buddies, Leguizamo began digging into Latino cultural history and found that not only had he missed…

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Serial Gay History Podcast Debuts

Ongoing | January 4 - March 8
iTunes
FREE

Gay History Serial Podcast Debuts MATTACHINE, a ten-episode serialized show available free on iTunes January 4, 2018, follows the true story of the secret Mattachine organization that catalyzed the American LGBTQ rights movement in 1950. From a spark of inspiration in 1920s Chicago, through secret speakeasy-style meetings that brought together anonymous homosexuals, the program will open FBI case files to journey through McCarthy-era paranoia and the witch hunt that pulled the communist queer activists apart, scattering the seeds of the…

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Cathy Wilkes Exhibition at MoMa PS1

Ongoing | January 9 - March 11
MoMa PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 + Google Map
$10

Through paintings, drawings, sculptures and found/altered objects, Irish artist Cathy Wilkes has confronted birth, marriage, child-rearing and death over two decades. MoMA PS1 will play home to the first monographic exhibition of her work in New York, featuring approximately 50 pieces sourced from private and public collections, as well as new pieces created for this highly anticipated presentation. moma.org Museum hours: 12:00–6:00 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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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…

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The Importance of Being Earnest (San Diego)

Ongoing | January 27 - March 4
The Old Globe Theatre 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 + Google Map
$30 - $84

Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag…

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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

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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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Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away

Ongoing | February 9 - May 9
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map
$25

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…

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Bromance at The New Victory Theater

Ongoing | February 9 - February 25
New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 + Google Map
$16 - $38

Debut Show From Britain’s Hottest Young Acrobatic Group, Barely Methodical Troupe, BROMANCE is a display of platonic male affection combined with humor and exceptional acrobatic skills in parkour, b-boying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics and cyr wheel. Winner of the Circus Maximus Award and the Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, BROMANCE is a tour-de-force of cutting-edge physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its perceived limits. As the last stop on their international tour, Bromance makes its New York…

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Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling the Truth’

Ongoing | February 10 - May 13
The Broad 221 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 + Google Map
$25

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…

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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at The Joyce Theater

Ongoing | February 13 - February 25
The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011 + Google Map
$10 - $76

If you've never seen Soledad Barrio dance, you should definitely treat yourself to a night of foot-stomping passion at The Joyce Theater. Noche Flamenca returns to The Joyce in Chelsea from February 13—25 with Íntimo, a series of short works from the artistic director Martin Santangelo. Note: Soledad will not perform during the Saturday matinee performances.

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Uncle Vanya (San Diego)

Ongoing | February 13 - March 11
The Old Globe Theatre 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 + Google Map
$30.00

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Conrad Prebys Theatre Center By Anton Chekhov Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky Directed by Richard Nelson An exhilarating revival that pairs one of the greatest plays ever written with the world’s most celebrated translators of Russian literature. Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans…

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Ongoing | February 13 - April 2
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition 218 W. 57th Street New York, NY 10019 + Google Map
$30

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…

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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…

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