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Charles White: A Retrospective at LACMA

Ongoing | February 16 - September 15
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 + Google Map

LACMA presents the first major 21st-century US retrospective of the painter and civil rights activist Charles White, whose art was considered revolutionary because of its fully realized images of historical and contemporary African Americans. A supporter of other artists of color and the role of art in promoting change, White and his work are finally getting the attention it richly deserves.

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Kinky Boots

Ongoing | February 19 - September 24
Pantages Theatre 6233 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 + Google Map

It’s just a weeklong run, but the Tony Award winning musical sashays its way back to The Pantages with music by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein. It’s the story of a down-on-his-luck boot manufacturer and the gender warrior, who teaches him strength comes as much from a steel heel as it does from unending optimism.

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Mapplethorpe portrait

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now

Ongoing | March 1, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue New York, NY 10128 + Google Map

Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now will show the groundbreaking work of gay photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The prolific artist captured the images of famous folks like his friend Patti Smith, as well as striking self-portraits and images of the S&M scene that drew controversy during Mapplethorpe’s lifetime. This exhibition will also showcase artists who succeeded Robert Mapplethorpe, portraying self and/or the body with similar frankness and beauty. These artists will include Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Lyle Ashton Harris, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, and Paul…

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Be More Chill

Ongoing | March 10 - October 20
Lyceum Theatre 149 W 45th Street New York, NY 10036 + Google Map
Prices Vary

Opening March 10th Based on the young adult novel penned by the late Brooklyn-based author, Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill tells the story of an average nerd who resorts to pill popping in an effort to climb the social ladder. Called one of “the most popular new musicals in America”, the off-broadway sensation gets its first run on the Great White Way starting this spring. Open wide!

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Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s

Ongoing | March 29 - September 22
Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, New York 10014 + Google Map

The notion of color is tied to countless constructs, from race to gender to politics. Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s is an exhibition which draws from The Whitney’s existing collection and features an array of artists who also served as activists during the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements. Their work reveals just how powerful these varying tones can be. A mostly abstract presentation invites viewers to draw their own conclusions regarding perception and presence, shades and shapes.

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T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America

Ongoing | April 6 - September 16
National Museum of the American Indian One Bowling Green New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
Free

One of the most influential, innovative, and talented Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960s and 1970s. Cannon’s work—as an artist, poet, and aspiring musician—is deeply personal yet undeniably political, reflecting his cultural heritage, experience as a Vietnam War veteran, and the turbulent social and political period during which he worked. Cannon preferred bold color combinations, mash-ups between Native and non-Native elements and never shied…

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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Ongoing | May 1, 2019 - January 5, 2020
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, New York 10024 + Google Map

Embark on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on Earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed humans to go farther into the unknown than ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, this film reveals the untold stories of the ocean's most astonishing animals.

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Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall

Ongoing | May 3 - December 8
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising — a six-day clash between police and civilians ignited by a routine raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City—and explores its profound legacy within contemporary art and visual culture today. The exhibition draws its title from the rallying words of transgender artist and activist Marsha P. Johnson, underscoring both the precariousness and the vitality of LGBTQ+ communities.…

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Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha

Ongoing | May 3 - August 18
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Brooklyn is where it all started for Russian Ghanaian artist Liz Johnson Artur (b. 1964). While visiting in 1986, she stayed with a Russian family in a predominantly Black neighborhood and began experimenting with her first camera. Having grown up in Bulgaria, Germany, and Russia, she was inspired by her visit to use photography as a way to connect with other people of African descent. Since moving to London in 1991, she has employed photography not only to make a…

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Garry Winogrand: Color

Ongoing | May 3 - December 8
Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238 + Google Map
$16

Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the nearly forgotten color photographs of Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. While almost exclusively known for his black-and-white images that pioneered a “snapshot aesthetic” in contemporary art, Winogrand produced more than 45,000 color slides between the early 1950s and late 1960s. Coming from a working-class background in the Bronx and practicing at the time when photographs had little market value, Winogrand did not…

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Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich exhibition at the Skirball

Ongoing | May 9 - September 1
Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 + Google Map
$12

Los Angeles fashion designer Rudi Gernreich (1922–1985) introduced the “monokini,” the thong, unisex caftans, pantsuits for women, and enough inventive clothing to earn him a worldwide reputation. Yet Gernreich was far more than one of the most prominent designers of his time—his clothing was fearless. Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich explores the visionary and progressive ensembles that transcended rigid social expectations and championed authenticity above all. Gernreich, a Viennese Jew, immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1938, fleeing the…

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Free Outdoor Fitness: Industry City Courtyard Rec

Ongoing | July 22 - September 1

We thought Brooklyn was already in great shape. But during “Summer Sundays,” New Yorkers can head there to enjoy free outdoor classes on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM through September 1st, all taking place in beautiful Industry City. Get Zen in Courtyard 5/6 with light vinyasa yoga, or turn up the heat in Courtyard 1/ 2 with a high-intensity workout. Sessions are free and held when weather permits. Registration for free classes opens two weeks in advance. Learn more online.…

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Gina Beavers: The Life I Deserve

Ongoing | July 22 - September 2
MoMa PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 + Google Map

Does social media reflect reality? Rarely. New York-based artist Gina Beavers uses social media-sourced imagery to create sculpture-like paintings that explore how humans hide behind the facades of their digitally fabricated lives. Her compelling and bewildering works of art take shape with the help of foam layers and acrylic paint, offering a candid look at the new era of exaggeration.

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Soul Folk Singer-Songwriter, Mutlu Performing Live on August 22nd!

Ongoing | July 22 - August 22
Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen Street New York, NY 10002 + Google Map
$10

Philadelphia based singer-songwriter, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown while winning widespread praise for his silk-like vocals and classic soul-folk music style. He's collaborated and toured extensively as a support act with legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates. Mutlu has also toured as a supporting act during the North American leg of Joe Jackson's acclaimed "Rain" tour. Additionally, he has performed alongside noted singer-songwriter Amos Lee and has shared stages with the likes of…

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The Underpants

Ongoing | July 27 - August 25
The Old Globe Theatre 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 + Google Map
$30

By Steve Martin Adapted from Die Hose by Carl Sternheim Directed by Walter Bobbie Legendary comedian and writer Steve Martin is back with a riotously funny farce. Newly married Louise is bored with her demanding and uptight bureaucrat husband. Then one day at the royal parade, she jumps up on a bench to see the king go by, and oops—wardrobe malfunction!—her bloomers come loose and fall down around her ankles. Her husband is frantic that her faux pas will cost…

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Summer Evenings in the Garden

Ongoing | August 1 - August 29
Merchant’s House Museum 29 E 4th Street New York, NY 10003 + Google Map
$15

Join us in our “secret” 19th century garden at its most verdant. Take a guided tour of the house at 6:30 p.m., if you wish, or take a self-guided tour. Rain or Shine.

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