MONDAY, MAY 20
Benefit: Fire Island Pines Performance Series Benefit Party
A benefit that includes performances by Tyler Ashley, Megha Barnabas and Ryan McNamara, plus music by Thinner, Lauren Dillard and JD Samson. Hosted by John Early and Ladyfag. —Michael H. Miller
209 Elizabeth Street, New York, VIP 6-8 p.m., after party at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 to $100, available at iheartfireisland.org
Inaugural Hyperallergic ArtTalk: Klaus Biesenbach
Want to hear Klaus talk about “Expo 1?” Want to drink some Pernod? Want to high five Hrag Vartanian? Sure you do! —Dan Duray
The Bedford, 110 Bedford Avenue, entrance on North 11th Street, Brooklyn, 7–9 p.m., tickets cost money and are sold out but you never know
TUESDAY, MAY 21
Party: Cousin George, “Coming Out,” at Santos
Art collector George Haddad re-invents himself as Cousin George with this party for his debut album Coming Out. Videos by Luis Gispert, Kalup Linzy and Nate Lowman. Open bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. —D.D.
Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street, New York, 8–11 p.m.
Talk: Matthew Barney in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the Public Library
Matthew Barney at the NYPL, pegged to his new show at the Morgan Library and a new book by Rizzoli. —D.D.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York, $25
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
Panel Discussion: “62 Years Later” at Robert Miller
In conjunction with its “Untitled (Hybrid)” exhibition about Lee Krasner, which is curated by Kate McNamara, Anne Pasternak, Heather Watts, Lauren Flanigan, Laurie Simmons and RoseLee Goldberg will discuss gender politics in the arts. —M.H.M.
Robert Miller Gallery, 524 West 26th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Amy Yao, “Skeletons on a Bender,” at 47 Canal
Amy Yao, who may be familiar to riot grrrl aficionados for her work in the very catchy 1990s group Emily’s Sassy Lime (their records are still available through Kill Rock Stars website), makes unabashedly elegant, beautiful art out of things like umbrellas, chairs, sticks and pearls. The title alone suggests this will be a strong show. —Andrew Russeth
47 Canal Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Screening and Conversation: Dennis Oppenheim at EAI
Curator Jenny Jaskey will introduce early films and videos by Dennis Oppenheim, which will be screened as he meant them to be shown, as multiple projections, and then lead a discussion with an exciting bunch of young artists— A.K. Burns, Ajay Kurian and Yve Laris-Cohen—about Oppenheim’s work, and its connection to their own. —A.R.
Electronic Arts Intermix, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York, 6:30 p.m., $7/$5 students, RSVP to email@example.com
THURSDAY, MAY 23
Opening: Takuma Nakahira, “Circulation: Date, Place, Events” at Yossi Milo
Japanese photographer Takuma Nakahira generated his work for the 1971 Seventh Paris Biennale over the course of a week during the exposition itself, spending seven consecutive days documenting everything he encountered, from breakfast to bouquinistes, and seven nights developing the photographs, which were exhibited the following day. We’re eager to see the show, which will include 75 pictures (and to learn his secrets for staying up all week). —Zoë Lescaze
Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 10th Avenue, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Panel: “Where Is Jack Goldstein?” at the Jewish Museum
Art historian Douglas Crimp, who included Jack Goldstein in his seminal 1977 “Pictures” show at Artists Space, and Jens Hoffmann, the deputy director of the Jewish Museum, which is hosting a Goldstein retrospective through Sept. 29, will “discuss Jack Goldstein as a pioneer of conceptual art practices.” —A.R.
Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m., free with pay-what-you-wish admission, RSVP required
SATURDAY, MAY 25
Opening: “Ellsworth Kelly: Chatham Series” at MoMA
Ellsworth Kelly spent 1971 creating L-shaped works, each composed of two monochrome canvases, in his Chatham, N.Y., studio, but barely anyone has seen the complete series since. In celebration of the artist’s 90th birthday (coming up on May 31), MoMA is reuniting the 14 paintings in its fourth-floor galleries. —Z.L.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Update, May 21: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the dates for the events at Electronic Arts Intermix and 47 Canal. They take place Wednesday. We apologize for the error.