MONDAY, AUGUST 26
Performance: Taka Kigawa at Le Poisson Rouge
The Japanese pianist will perform selections of work by John Zorn, Sean Shepherd and Elliott Carter. —Michael H. Miller
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, doors at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., $20
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
Screening: The Student at MoMA
Santiago Mitre’s 2011 film The Student will screen at MoMA. —M.H.M.
MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m., tickets available at showclix.com/event/3767403/listing
Exhibition: “Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill” at The Kitchen
This survey of videos by Pictures artist Gretchen Bender, who died in 2004 at the age of 53, includes on-the-hour screenings of her 1987 piece Total Recall and offers a look at her work in television, which included music videos and the opening credits for America’s Most Wanted. The show, curated by Philip Vanderhyden for The Poor Farm, in Little Wolf, Wis., and organized at The Kitchen by Lumi Tan and Tim Griffin, runs through Oct. 5. —Andrew Russeth
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, noon–6 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
Evening at the Museum: MoMA Nights With Jerron Paxton
This is the final summer Thursday that MoMA will stay open late. Jerron Paxton, who “draws on country blues, ragtime, hokum, old-time, Irish reels, Appalachian mountain music and more,” will perform in the sculpture garden, and Terrace 5 will offer an “urban picnic” menu. (Reserve a place in advance.) —A.R.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m., regular admission
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
Panel: PLETHORA, The Harvest: An art salon reflecting on the abundance generated by creative collaboration in contemporary art. Presented by AOL Artists.
“Featuring: ULTRA VIOLET, Artist, former Andy Warhol factory collaborator and Warhol Superstar; Kelly Crow, Staff Reporter in the Arts, Wall Street Journal; Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, Meditation Medicine™; Lia Chavez, Artist; Linnéa Spransy, Painter; Maggie Hazen, Sculptor. Moderated by David Shing, Director of AOL Artists.” —Dan Duray
AOL, 770 Broadway, New York, Sixth Floor, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Exhibition: “Red Grooms: Larger than Life” at the Yale Gallery
This should be a ball. Yale will show large-scale paintings and works on paper—”witty, larger-than-life homages to giants of 20th-century art, from Pablo Picasso to Jackson Pollock”—by the inimitable and exuberant Red Grooms, given by alumnus Charles B. Benenson. Senior Associate Curator Elisabeth (Lisa) Hodermarsky helms the show, which runs through March 9, 2014. —A.R.
Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, Conn., free
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Screening: Starship Troopers and Total Recall at Film Forum
Nearly unprecedented levels of Michael Ironside going on right here. The most Ironside your dollar can buy. —D.D.
Film Forum, 209 West Houston St., Starship Troopers: 3:10 p.m., 7:50 p.m.; Total Recall: 1 p.m., 5:40 p.m.; $12.50
Art Fair: 75 Dollar Bill, Bobb Trimble, Omar Souleyman, Steve Gunn “Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain” at PIONEER WORKS
“The all-day event includes psychedelia and space music from cult rock group Bobb Trimble’s Flying Spiders, 75 Dollar Bill, a duo of Rick Brown on percussion and Che Chen on electric guitar and discursive and distinctive blues from guitarist Steve Gunn with John Truscinski (drums) and Justin Tripp (bass).” —D.D.
PIONEER WORKS, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, 3 p.m.-8 p.m., $15