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Aram Bajakian

Grand Victory : 7:00 p.m. April 17

From downtown icon John Zorn's noise-making stable of trailblazing protégés comes Queens' own strings-obliterating guitarist, Aram Bajakian. As part of the ensemble of slayers summoned by the avant-grade legend himself, Bajakian helped premiere Zorn's Masada Book Three: The Book,... More >>

Brooklyn Music

Black Lips+Natural Child

Webster Hall : 7:00 p.m. April 17

From songs about being forced to sleep with someone, to smoking weed with friends — (and crack, just that one time) — the Black Lips and Natural Child know how to boogie. Even after roughly a decade of serving as two of garage rock's wildest bands, the Atlanta punks and Nashville... More >>

East Village Music

The Golden Gloves tournament

Barclays Center : 7:30 p.m. April 17

The Golden Gloves tournament is still a great way for young athletes to learn a lot more than boxing skills through the competition, which started in 1923. With the help of thousands of volunteers including coaches, trainers, and counselors, young men and women (since the early 1990s) develop... More >>

Brooklyn Sports - Spectator

Andrea Echeverri

S.O.B.'s : 8:00 p.m. April 17

One of the hemisphere's smartest feminist voices, Aterciopelados co-founder Andrea Echeverri has plumbed the mysteries of love, motherhood, environmentalism, and injustice on three solo albums. While last year's Ruiseñora (Nightingale) doesn't pack the same punch as the Colombian's... More >>

West Village Music

Betty Who

Music Hall of Williamsburg : 9:00 p.m. April 18

A recent profile of Australian synthpopper Betty Who named her among a number of artists who define pop success in 2014; finding the border between indie and pop then winding streamers around it like it’s a maypole, running their careers less like megaconglomerates and more like scrappy... More >>

Brooklyn Music

We Are Scientists+PAWS

Bowery Ballroom : 9:00 p.m. April 18

The California-formed, New York–based band We Are Scientists may be the most indie-rock outfit of all of indie rock. Between their catchy lyrics, upbeat melodies, underlying fuzzy sound, and nerdy literary references, the band has been primed for success ever since their second album and... More >>

Lower East Side Music

Dust & Grooves

PowerHouse Arena : 6:00 p.m. April 19

It’s another Kickstarter fairy tale gone great. Just a few years ago, vinyl enthusiast Eilon Paz was adrift on a sea of Williamsburg couches, checking out the many record collections Brooklyn had to offer. With a bit of funding, he turned his hobby into a full-time gig, and after trips to... More >>

Brooklyn Literary Events

B.B. King

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts : 8:00 p.m. April 19

"I've had some weird troubles along my 88 years," B.B. King told an audience two weeks ago in St. Louis. He had some more that night when he got heckled for telling too many hard-earned stories and doing a sing-along version of "You Are My Sunshine." Would they heckle their grandpa? When he... More >>

Bronx Music

Catch series

Invisible Dog Gallery : 8:00 p.m. April 19

Now in its 11th year, the Catch series, a movable feast of what curators Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie, and Caleb Hammons call “rough and ready” events, touches down in Cobble Hill. Catch 61 drags up 10 hard-to-pigeonhole acts ranging from veteran dancer David Thomson to versatile... More >>

Brooklyn Arts, Dance, Performance Art

Lila Downs

Town Hall : 8:00 p.m. April 19

A flamboyant performer who illustrates her music with synchronized art, film, and photography, Oaxaca-born singer-songwriter Lila Downs specializes in dramatic transformations. Marvel as she becomes a deeply emotive mariachi, realist folkie, or shamanic priestess in rapid succession.... More >>

West 40s Music

Betty Who

Bowery Ballroom : 9:00 p.m. April 19

A recent profile of Australian synthpopper Betty Who named her among a number of artists who define pop success in 2014; finding the border between indie and pop then winding streamers around it like it’s a maypole, running their careers less like megaconglomerates and more like scrappy... More >>

Lower East Side Music


The Glasslands Gallery : 11:30 p.m. April 19

In 2011 Omar-S released his third album, titled It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It. What a surprise - the Detroit-bred, globally recognized founder of FXHE Records actually makes good on that self-aggrandizement, with a wonky and easily-identifiable mixture of heavy techno and jacking house in... More >>

Brooklyn Music

Indigo Girls

Tarrytown Music Hall : 8:00 p.m. April 20

Popular during the singer/songwriter resurgence in the late '80s, the Indigo Girls have remained active through several major label stints and are currently releasing albums on their own imprint IG Recordings. Their latest release was 2011's Beauty Queen Sister. For childhood friends Amy Ray... More >>

Greenwich Village Music


Irving Plaza : 7:00 p.m. April 21

Perhaps Riff Raff's existence, and subsequent ubiquity, in hip-hop was an inevitability. Perhaps it was written in the stars that a goofy white dude from Texas with corn rows, aspirations of superstardom and a penchant for describing normal things in terms of designer clothing would sign with... More >>

East Village Music

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

Bowery Ballroom : 9:00 p.m. April 21

When Avey Tare (the stage persona of David Portner) isn’t busy with Animal Collective, he’s flexing his even more intensely experimental muscles with some solo and side projects. It’s been a year since Tare announced the ghoulishly named Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, a... More >>

Lower East Side Music

George Saunders

PowerHouse Arena : 7:00 p.m. April 22

Graduation season is approaching, that time of year when the air is choked with visions of limitless possibility. And whether you’re looking to celebrate the occasion or inoculate against it, you’ll find no better tonic than the book launch of George Saunders’s... More >>

Brooklyn Literary Events

Greenwich Village Stories

Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater : 7:30 p.m. April 23

With preservationists waging endless battles against developers in Greenwich Village, there’s no better time for Greenwich Village Stories, a new anthology curated by Judith Stonehill for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation that lovingly records the favorite memories... More >>

West 90s Talks

Miley Cyrus+Icona Pop+Sky Ferreira

Nassau Coliseum : 7:00 p.m. April 24

Miley Cyrus is bringing her tongue-waggling, twerking and bear-centric show to town, and despite the backlash, it's almost guaranteed to be an impeccable turn up function. Sure, she's the most talked about pop star of last year, but listening to her Pharrell-assisted album Bangerz reveals... More >>

Allerton Music

"The Little Prince: A New York Story"

Morgan Library & Museum : 10:30 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 27

Yet another reason for writers to believe in the city as a magical golden muse, the Morgan Library and Museum presents “The Little Prince: A New York Story,” an exhibition detailing how French aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry sought refuge in New York from the Nazi... More >>

Murray Hill Arts, Art - Museums

2014 Whitney Biennial

Whitney Museum Of American Art : 1:00 p.m. every Fri. until May 25; 11:00 a.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 25

This year, the 2014 Whitney Biennial makes history as the last in the museum’s uptown location before it moves into a new, chromatic, High Line–accessible gallery structure in the Meatpacking District. For this 77th edition, there’s already buzz about HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican?,... More >>

East 80s Arts, Art - Galleries

Jeffrey Catherine Jones

Society of Illustrators : 12:00 p.m. every Sat. until May 3; 10:00 a.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 3

No less a talent than the late master fantasy artist Frank Frazetta called Jeffrey Catherine Jones “our greatest living painter.” As part of the ’70s art collective known as The Studio, Jones brought lush romanticism to the comics page; her paintings haunt the covers of... More >>

East 60s Arts, Art - Galleries

New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show

New York Botanical Garden : 10:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 21

Alongside the cherry blossoms at the institution’s Brooklyn cousin, nothing marks approaching seasonal change as brilliantly as the New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show. This year’s edition takes us to Key West, with lead designer Francisca Coelho and her team doing... More >>

Bronx Recreation

“Bill Cunningham: Facades”

New-York Historical Society : 10:00 a.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 15; 11:00 a.m. every Sun. until June 15

“I have said many times that we all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue ruler Anna Wintour. “And it’s one snap, two snaps, or he ignores you, which is death.” Wintour speaks of the great and charming Bill Cunningham, the beloved New York City photographer who has... More >>

West 100s Photography, Arts, Art - Museums

“The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace”

Museum of Sex : 10:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 1

When Deep Throat was released in 1972, it attracted celebrities, such as Jackie O and Jack Nicholson, to screenings, and the movie’s star, Linda Lovelace, quickly rose from little-known porn actress to household name. The following year, photographer Milton H. Greene, best known for the... More >>

Murray Hill Sex and Fetish Events, Photography, Arts, Art - Museums

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands

Brooklyn Museum : 11:00 a.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 24

Swoon, the street artist whose intricate life-size portraits made her famous, is taking her work indoors with a site-specific installation at the Brooklyn Museum. A landscape that centers on a large sculptural tree, Swoon: Submerged Motherlands includes “sculpted boats and rafts,... More >>

Prospect Heights Arts, Art - Museums
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