• Looks From the 2016 Kota Sustainable Style Fashion Awards
    May 26 at 11:15 a.m. by Santiago Felipe

    The Kota Sustainable Style Fashion Awards, organized by Kota Alliance and Stand Up for Education, celebrated fashion students as well as new and established designers presenting evening wear made from repurposed and donated textiles. Tituss…

  • Behind the Scenes With Dark Pop Rockers Ula Ruth at Rough Trade
    May 25 at 12:45 p.m. by Alex Pines

    The Village Voice went behind the scenes with New York-based indie rockers Ula Ruth during their Fever EP release show at Rough Trade on May 24. Photos by Alex Pines for the Village Voice

  • Cafe Altro Paradiso's Pristine Italian Flavors Soar
    May 24 at 2:45 p.m. by Bradley Hawks

    If not for an accompanying hillock of gigante beans, Café Altro Paradiso's paunchy pork sausage — browned and left whole — would look right at home in your neighborhood biergarten. But not all is as it seems, so spear yourself a meaty nugget, dab…


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  • The Faces of the 61st Annual Obie Awards
    May 24 at 12:30 p.m. by Kylie Shaffer

    The Off-Broadway theater community came together at Webster Hall to celebrate the 61st annual Obie Awards. Hosted by Lea DeLaria, the event featured a mini Orange Is the New Black opening number before honoring this year's best onstage and…

  • Kevin Barnes Takes Over Le Poisson Rouge
    May 24 at 9 a.m. by Alex Pines

    Kevin Barnes, frontman for of Montreal, brought his solo act to Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, May 23. Photos by Alex Pines for the Village Voice

  • 'Authority Figure' Experiments With Choreo-Politics at Knockdown Center
    May 23 at 2 p.m. by Laura June Kirsch

    This weekend, the Knockdown Center in Queens hosted a three-night run of the immersive theater performance Authority Figure. Directed by Sarah Kinlaw and Monica Mirabile, the show conducted a psychological experiment through choreography.…

  • SuperCinema Goes Back to the Roaring Twenties With 'The Great Gatsby'
    May 23 at 1:45 p.m. by Laura June Kirsch

    The McKittrick hotel hosted the third installment of their SuperCinema party series. Their latest party paid homage to The Great Gatsby. The elaborate 1920s-themed party even included Sleep No More cast members performing as characters from the…

  • The Faces of the 2016 Brooklyn Nightlife Awards
    May 23 at 1:30 p.m. by Santiago Felipe

    The fourth annual Brooklyn Nightlife Awards took over Lot 45 in Bushwick last weekend. Sponsored by Bushwig and House of La Rue, the event celebrated the best in Brooklyn nightlife and attendees came dressed to the nines and beyond.  Photos by…

  • Scenes From the Renegade Craft Fair
    May 23 at 10:15 a.m. by Emily Tan

    The Renegade Craft Fair made its way to Brooklyn over the weekend (May 21 and May 22) to entice New Yorkers with its collection of handmade, artisan products. From leather goods and jewelry to small batch spirits and one of a kind furniture, the…

  • The Faces of Bad Habit's Gay Prom
    May 15 at 10:21 p.m. by Maro Hagopian

    Bad Habit/Hot Rabbit's second annual Gay Prom took over Lot 45 in Bushwick. DJ LeahV and  JESSAMESS spun tunes while Prom Queen Miz Jade and Prom King Ricky Deluca performed, along with go-go dancing by Omari Mizrahi and the House of…

  • The Old-School Americana of Associated American Artists
    May 11 at 12:30 p.m. by Village Voice staff

    The first Associated American Artists mail-order catalogs were sent out in the mid-1930s, hawking etchings and lithographs by such celebrated American Scene artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Steuart Curry, along with lesser-known…

  • Gone Insane: Behind the Scenes with Lucius
    May 10 at 10:05 a.m. by Philip Cosores

    Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe have just finished screaming into each other's faces. It's a rainy Tuesday night at the Gramercy Hotel's Rose Bar, and the singers are catching their breath before a wide-eyed crowd that witnessed the pair howling over…

  • Flux Factory's First-Ever Flux-a-Thon Brings Art Into the Streets
    May 9 at 12:51 a.m. by Skyler Reid

    Dozens of local artists and enthusiasts marched through Long Island City on Saturday, May 7, for the first annual Flux-a-Thon, an absurdist twist on a traditional walk-a-thon featuring "mobile art floats and roving spectacles." The parade, which…

  • The Faces of the NYC Cannabis Parade
    May 8 at 2:49 a.m. by Santiago Felipe

    Dozens of marijuana enthusiasts and activists came out to march in the NYC Cannabis Parade from Herald Square to Union Square, where they held a rally to promote legalization.  Photos by Santiago Felipe for the Village Voice

  • James Turrell's Light Installations Take Over the Pace Gallery
    May 6 at 6:26 p.m. by Laura June Kirsch

    The Pace Gallery held its opening of James Turrell's 67 68 69 featuring the artist's iconic light installations from the late 1960's. The show will be on view through June 17 at both the 25th Street and 57th Street locations. The show is held…

  • M. Ward Takes Over Webster Hall
    May 5 at 10:38 a.m. by Alex Pines

    Sing-songwriter M. Ward took over Webster Hall on May 4 along with NAF (featuring Jenny Lewis, Erika Spring, and Tennessee Thomas) for his More Rain tour.   Photos by Alex Pines for the Village Voice

  • Justin Bieber's <i>Purpose</i> Tour Fires Up Barclays Center
    May 4 at 11:29 p.m. by Chona Kasinger

    Moxie Raia and Post Malone kicked off the first of two evenings with Justin Bieber at Barclays Center last night. From pyrotechnics to jaw dropping choreography, all the stops were pulled on this leg of Bieber's Purpose Tour.  Photos and GIFs…

  • Gorgeous Scenes from Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival
    May 4 at 12 a.m. by Laura June Kirsch

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden held its annual Sakura Matsuri festival over the weekend, celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The events are held in conjunction with peak season blooming season for the cherry blossoms, the national…

  • Peter Bjorn and John Play Their First NYC Show in Five Years
    May 3 at 2:49 a.m. by Chona Kasinger

    Swedish rockers Peter Bjorn and John kicked off the first date of their tour —  incidentally, their first show in NYC in five years — at Rough Trade on May 2. The three-piece (with the help of two backing members) blew away the sold-out crowd with…

  • Xiu Xiu Bring 'Twin Peaks' Back to Life at the Kitchen
    May 2 at 12:30 p.m. by Alex Pines

    On Saturday night at the Kitchen, Xiu Xiu covered selections from the show’s iconic score by Angelo Badalamenti, and it evoked that uncanny experience of watching an episode of Twin Peaks: The music was familiar, but the way it was played was not,…



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