THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
Panel: “David Wojnarowicz: Motion Rhythms” at EAI
Doug Bressler, Cynthia Carr, Brent Phillips and Tommy Turner will discuss how the late David Wojnarowicz integrated soundtracks into his trailblazing films. A rare treat: a sound version of his 1986–87 work, A Fire in My Belly, which caused a ruckus a few years ago when it was shown at the National Portrait Gallery, will be screened. EAI’s director of distribution, Rebecca Cleman, moderates. —Andrew Russeth
Electronic Arts Intermix, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.
Opening: Will Boone, “Yes No Goodbye” at Karma
We do not have any information about this show, except for a cryptic e-mail with what appears to be a rural photograph from Google Maps’s Streetview feature. But, you know, it’s Karma so it’ll be a good time. —Dan Duray
Karma, 21 Downing Street, 6 to 8 p.m.
Opening: Shaun Odell “Ruined,” at Jack Hanley and Louise Despont “Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars at Nicelle Beauchene
Two great galleries, Jack Hanley and Nicelle Beauchene, have moved into together into a two-floor space on the Lower East Side. They will inaugurate the space with two simultaneous solo shows, Shaun O’Dell at Jack Hanley, and Louise Despont at Nicelle Beauchene. —Michael H. Miller
Nicelle Beauchene, 327 Broome Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Panel Discussion: “Parallel Lines: Visual Art, CBGB and Downtown Nightlife,” at the New Museum
John Holmstrom, Pat Place, Marcia Resnick and moderator Marc H. Miller will discuss the impact of the rock club CBGB’s on the Bowery art scene of the ’70s and ’80s as part of the New Museum’s “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989.” —M.H.M.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 7 p.m., $8 (free for museum members)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14
Reception: Ann Hamilton “a survey of works 2000-2012” at Gemini G.E.L. (Joni Moisant Weyl)
Ann Hamilton’s show at the Park Avenue Armory is, like all the others, a must-see. Why not check out some of her earlier work? —D.D.
Gemini G.E.L., 535 West 24 street, 3rd floor, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Opening: “Masterpieces: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book” at ABC No Rio
This is a one-night-only show! Come tonight or not at all. Sixty artists present pages from Masterpieces: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book, which is, well, a coloring-book filled with drawings of masterpieces. Among the artists: Kembra Pfahler, Terry Allen, Curtis Cates and—this should be interesting—Richard Kern. —A.R.
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street, New York, 8–10 p.m.
Opening: “Ian Pedigo: Eyes Fixed Upon Pictures” at Abrons
Anchorage–born, New York–based artist Ian Pedigo presents a show of new work that “reacts to the physical aspects of the building itself,” according to the press release. Expect disarmingly beautiful, spare sculptures and photographs. More from the release: “To enter into Pedigo’s visual language is like waking up from a coma inside an archeological dig.” You don’t want to miss it, in other words. —A.R.
Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grant Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
Performance: Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Hammer, Emi Fontana, Fabio Mauri, Lovett/Codagnone, Ninetto Davoli, Paul Chan “Pier Paolo Pasolini: Intellettuale” at MoMA PS1
Tied to the Museum of Modern Art’s Pier Paolo Pasolini retrospective, this live show will use his work as a starting off point for artists to celebrate his ethos. And it’s in that cool dome! —D.D.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 12–6 p.m.