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This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:00 a.m. every 7 days until January 1

“This is for everyone” is a tweet by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee — the inventor of the internet — that was used to light up an Olympic stadium in 2012. In This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, MoMA borrows the tweet for its latest exhibit,... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

Geen Ween Does Billy Joel

Brooklyn Bowl : 9:00 p.m. May 28; 8:00 p.m. May 31

After quitting Ween in 2012, Gene Ween reassumed his given name, Aaron Freeman, for a brilliant Rod McKuen covers project and a pretty swell solo album. But he's Gene Ween again, at least for this evening-length tribute to the music of Billy Joel. Accompanied ably by Paul Green and the School... More >>

Brooklyn Music

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) : 10:30 a.m. daily until July 19

In 1955, the MoMA exhibited a ten-year survey called "Latin American Architecture Since 1945." You can imagine how much building in Latin America has expanded, parsed down, twisted, and gone beyond the imaginations of anybody who saw that original exhibit 60 years ago. Latin America in... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

Matthew Weiner's Mad Men

Museum of the Moving Image : 10:30 a.m. daily until September 6

The final season of Mad Men debuted on April 5, and we’ll have to say goodbye, after eight years, to all the smoking, drinking, striving, cheating, casual sexism, and slick mid-century style of Don Draper and his pals. But now the Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a tribute to the... More >>

Astoria Television

BookCon

Jacob Javits Center : 10:00 a.m. daily from May 30 until May 31

Publishing and pop culture will collide this weekend as BookCon makes its way to the Javits Center. Authors as varied as John Green, Austin Kleon, and Judy Blume will appear alongside celebrities like Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, and Nick Offerman as they come together to "bring your favorite... More >>

Chelsea Literary Events

The Flick

Barrow Street Theatre : 7:30 p.m. daily until August 30

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize winner, The Flick, is the best kind of wall-breaking meta-drama: the kind with heart. On its set are rows of foldout seats, an onstage theater facing out to mirror the room's own. But the show makes you feel something for its trio of downtrodden characters —... More >>

West Village Theater

American Ballet Theatre

Metropolitan Opera House : 7:30 p.m. daily until July 4

Celebrating 75 years as an ensemble of stellar dancers from the U.S. and abroad, the American Ballet Theatre launches its annual spring blowout, offering the local premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's lush new Sleeping Beauty (May 29–30 and June 8–13) and remounting productions of La... More >>

West 60s Dance

Slavic Soul Party!

Barbes : 10:00 p.m. every Tue.

Slavic Soul Party are Eastern Europe's answer to the funk (and "Grunt") of the J.B.'s or, more recently, the Budos Band. On their recordings, and every Tuesday at Barbès, the ten-person brass ensemble pins Gypsy melodies against the sort of jazzy r&b horn collages you hear in movies... More >>

Park Slope Music

Sultans of Deccan India: 1500-1700

The Metropolitan Museum of Art : 10:00 a.m. daily until July 26

The Deccan Plateau, a region of southern India through which people of countless cultures passed during the sixteenth century, gave birth to a number of distinctive works of art. Thanks to a series of sultans who patronized the efforts of artists, poets, and musicians, Deccan India made... More >>

East 80s Art - Museums

Gabriel Figueroa

El Museo Del Barrio : 11:00 a.m. daily until June 27

Gabriel Figueroa was a prolific cinematographer who worked in both American and Mexican film, lending his singular imagery to the work of such legendary directors as John Huston, Luis Buñuel, and John Ford. He left his mark on over 200 films, and his sweeping, contemplative, often... More >>

East Harlem Art - Museums

Billy Joel

Madison Square Garden : 8:00 p.m. May 28; 8:00 p.m. June 20; 8:00 p.m. July 1; 8:00 p.m. August 20; 8:00 p.m. September 25; 8:00 p.m. October 21; 8:00 p.m. November 19; 8:00 p.m. December 17

Las Vegas was once the go-to spot for legendary musicians looking to settle down for a residency, but it looks like MSG and Billy Joel have found a way to bring that concept home to New York. After playing a New Year's Eve show at Barclays, the Bronx-born, Long Island–bred performer, who... More >>

Chelsea Music

Ideas City 2015

New Museum of Contemporary Art : 9:30 a.m. daily from May 28 until May 24

IDEAS CITY, a biennial festival, brought more than 50,000 people to the Bowery for each of its past two runs. Did those people leave the festival enlightened? We can't know for sure, but we can say that, at the very least, it got lots of people thinking about the roles they play as urban... More >>

East Village Festivals, Arts

The Chris Gethard Show Premiere Party

Rough Trade NYC : 7:00 p.m. May 28

NYC comedy veteran and perennial nervous guy Chris Gethard plays Ilana's boss on Broad City and recently appeared as a juror in Amy Schumer's "12 Angry Men" episode. His fans know him for something else, though: the long-running Chris Gethard Show, a bizarre, unpredictable, and deeply heartfelt... More >>

Brooklyn Music

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Brooklyn Museum : 11:00 a.m. daily until August 23

Jean-Michel Basquiat accomplished much in his brief life. He began by leaving a mark on Lower Manhattan — literally — with his graffiti, before eventually staging exhibits in prestigious galleries throughout the world and befriending the likes of Andy Warhol. Throughout the... More >>

Prospect Heights Art - Museums

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life

New York Botanical Garden : 10:00 a.m. daily until November 1

Frida Kahlo was famously inspired by the garden at "Casa Azul" in Mexico City, the house where she was born, lived, and died. The artist's ties to nature, and that particular cobalt-walled patch of it, are evident in much of her work. For this reason, the New York Botanical Garden is an ideal... More >>

Bronx Art - Museums

Hip-Hop Revolution

Museum of the City of New York : 10:00 a.m. daily until September 13

Jazz was invented in New Orleans, and London has some claim to punk (or so the Brits insist), but hip-hop is all New York's own. Today the Museum of the City of New York opens Hip-Hop Revolution, a photography exhibit showcasing the early days of a new cultural movement, from its birth on city... More >>

East Harlem Art - Museums

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Walter Kerr Theatre : 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Fri., Sat.; 3:00 p.m. every Sun.

Any chance to see Tony winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) on the boards is not to be missed, but his role in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder should be a treat eight times over. In this story, gentleman Monty (played by Bryce Pinkham) has... More >>

West 40s Theater, Broadway: Now Playing

Heisenberg

At New York City Center Stage II : 7:30 p.m. daily until June 28

This Heisenberg has nothing to do with Walter White, so halt your Breaking Bad fantasies right there. It does, however, star Mary-Louise Parker, who is no stranger to playing a suburban drug-slinger after eight seasons on Weeds. In this new Off-Broadway production, commissioned by the Manhattan... More >>

West 50s Theater

Rumble & Twang

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill : 8:00 p.m. July 21

featuring the Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Jimmy Vivino and guests More >>

West 40s Music

Rob Bell

Town Hall : 8:30 p.m. July 24

West 40s Spoken Word

Black & White 'Scope: International Cinema

BAM Rose Cinemas : 2:00 p.m. daily from May 29 until June 16

Back in February, BAMcinématek debuted its "Black & White 'Scope" series with a focus on the magnificent widescreen cinematography of such American works as Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) and Samuel Fuller's China Gate (1957). This month, the program turns its attention to the... More >>

Fort Greene Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

When the Curtain Never Comes Down

American Folk Art Museum : 12:00 p.m. daily until July 5

This fresh collection of outsider art explores ritual, self-promotion, and performance in the creative acts of the self-taught. The efforts are wonderfully odd. In homage to a sea goddess, Raimundo Borges Falcão roller-skates in elaborate outfits assembled from trash. Spiritually guided,... More >>

West 50s Art - Museums

It Shoulda Been You

Brooks Atkinson Theatre : 8:00 p.m. daily until September 13

David Hyde Pierce, who collected four Emmys as Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, has been no less of a force on the stage, having recently won a Tony for his leading performance in the musical Curtains. This latest project is a don't-miss affair, as it constitutes Pierce's Broadway directing debut.... More >>

West 40s Theater

Obscura Day

Roosevelt Island : 9:00 a.m. May 30

Atlas Obscura, David Plotz's National Geographic–like compendium of curios, just raised itself a cool $2 million in funding. The result? More feature-length articles, a 2016 book on the horizon, and more cool excursions. Way more, actually. Today's first annual Obscura Day comprises 150... More >>

Roosevelt Island Festivals

Kevin Hart

Barclays Center : 10:30 p.m. July 9

Brooklyn Comedy
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