Go See the Apu Trilogy at Film Forum + 7 Other Cool Cultural Exhibits That End This Week

This week is your last chance to catch the Apu trilogy at Film Forum.
This week is your last chance to catch the Apu trilogy at Film Forum.
Film Forum/Photofest

Normally we'd be complaining of the oppressive heat right around now, but instead, we get to complain about the unseasonable chill this past week. Hurray for grumbling about the weather! You don't have to duck into a movie theater just to cool off. So duck into a movie theater for a better reason: to see something you've never seen before. This week is your last call for the Apu trilogy at Film Forum, among other last calls for culture. And find out about the best things to do in New York every day with the Voice's New York events calendar.

The Apu trilogy: This series runs until June 16, but this week is your last chance to see all three films of the recently restored Apu trilogy — a series by the late director Satyajit Ray based on two books by Indian novelist Bibhutibhushan Banerjee — in a row. In her review of the restoration, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek writes: "If these aren't the most beautiful movies ever made, they're the most beautiful ones I know." How's that for a recommendation?

Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, filmforum.org, 212-727-8110. $13, $7.50 for members. Until June 14.

Tullio Lombardo, Adam, 1490–1495.
Tullio Lombardo, Adam, 1490–1495.
Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Three exhibits at the Met, Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklanski Selects From the Met Collection; Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas; and Tullio Lombardo's Adam: A Masterpiece Restored, are all closing this weekend. Taken together, these exhibits — two highly conceptual, curated events, one a single hulking statue that's been painstakingly restored since it was damaged in 2002 — make for a well-rounded day at the museum.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, metmuseum.org, 212-535-7710. Pay what you can; free for kids twelve and under. Until June 14.

Alice + Olivia sample sale: The price tags on the clothes and handbags at Alice + Olivia, New York–based designer Stacey Bendet's label, are not for the faint of heart. But you can buy their wares at a steep discount this week at the Alice + Olivia sample sale, which runs until Saturday.

260 Fifth Avenue, 260Samplesale.com, 212-725-5400. Until June 13. Mon. 12–8, Tues.–Thurs. 10–8, Fri.–Sat. 10–7.

Card and Gift at Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks: Downtown theater company Clubbed Thumb wraps up its 2015 Summerworks festival at the end of the month. One new play, Card and Gift — written by Kate E. Ryan and directed by two-time Obie award winner Ken Rus Schmoll — ends its run at the end of the week.

The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, clubbedthumb.org, 212-260-0153. $18, $15 for students. Until June 14.

Benny Louie Chinese Laundry: As Jeremiah Moss points out on his Vanishing New York blog, the city is losing its Chinese laundries — not because of a lack of business, but because their leases run out and are not renewed, or their rents are raised too high. Benny Louie Chinese Laundry, on 13th Street and University Avenue, is closing on Friday. If you live nearby, give them some farewell business.

Benny Louie Chinese Laundry, 32 East 13th Street, 212-255-6537. Closing on June 12.

Hee Seo in The Sleeping Beauty
Hee Seo in The Sleeping Beauty
Fabrizio Ferri/American Ballet Theater

The Sleeping Beauty: The American Ballet Theater's 75th anniversary season continues with The Sleeping Beauty, which, according to the New York Times, has "lively storytelling charm, remarkable suspense...and complex musicality."

The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza. metopera.org, 212-362-6000. $20–$235. Until June 13.

Secrets, Boundaries, and Video Games: The Bronx Museum Teen Council curated this exhibit of artwork by teenagers under the theme "Secrets, Boundaries, and Video Games." The chosen works were submitted through an open call, and this weekend is your last chance to check them out.

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx. bronxmuseum.org, 718-681-6000. Free admission. Until June 14.

Thomas Houseago: The Medusa and Other Heads: L.A.-based contemporary artist Thomas Houseago's exhibit at Chelsea's Gagosian Gallery comes in conjunction with a Public Art Fund commission of Houseago's, currently on view at Rockefeller Center until June 24. The gallery exhibit features the artist's mask-like sculptures, made of materials like plastic, hemp, plywood, and iron rebar.

Gagosian Gallery, 821 Park Avenue, gagosian.com, 212-796-1228. Free admission. Until June 13.

Lara Zarum reports for the Voice on gun violence, city life, television, movies, comedy, and hipster mattress companies. Tip her! lzarum@villagevoice.com

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