MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
Opening: Rachel Rose, “Sonic Hedgehog” at Malraux’s Place
Listen, this ain’t hard. Rachel Rose, great artist, at the studio of Sebastian Black (great artist). Why don’t you just GO already? —Dan Duray
Malraux’s Place, 253 36th Street, Brooklyn, 7-9 p.m.
Opening: Miroslav Tichý at Half Gallery
Miroslav Tichý’s shaky, sometimes surreptitiously snapped photographs of women have only recently gained art world attention. If you’re not familiar with his work (which he often created using homemade cameras), hike on up to Half Gallery for an introduction. —Zoë Lescaze
Half Gallery, 43 East 78th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Opening: Joshua Abelow, “Abelow on Delancey” at James Fuentes
For his second show at Fuentes, Joshua Abelow, the inimitable, inexhaustible painter, poet and, yes, blogger behind the all-knowing, all-seeing Art Blog Art Blog will “further explore the pathos, poetics, and self-examination that consume him as an artist,” according to the gallery’s news release. Sounds promising. —Andrew Russeth
James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “Housewarming” at BRIC House
The not-for-profit BRIC inaugurates its brand new space in downtown Brooklyn with a group show about “notions of home from the center of the universe.” —Michael H. Miller
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 7-9 p.m.
Benefit: SculptureCenter Benefit Gala and Karaoke After Party
A performance from artist Korakrit Arunanondchai should be enough to make you go to this, but wait, there’s more! Not only do you get to see that (and you know, support SculptureCenter), artist Mariah Robertson is hosting karaoke at the after party. There, one will also find an open bar (to kill any lingering singing-in-public inhibitions), dessert, a pop-up presentation by Vanity Projects and music by DJ Young Enya. —Z.L.
The Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York, cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 8 p.m., after party 9 p.m.-midnight; dinner $750, party $100.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Opening: Michael St. John at Karma
What is better than Karma? Trick question: nothing. Name a good artist. Michael St. John, you said? Guess what, hotshot. He’s doing a show at Karma. GOOOOOOOOOOO. —D.D.
Karma, 39 Great Jones Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: Suzanne McClelland, “Every Inch of My Love” at Team Gallery
Aren’t you in the mood for some cool paintings? I sure am. If you are too, here’s a word to the wise: go to this. —D.D.
Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Opening: “A. Payne Products: Quality Assured” at Bleecker Street Arts Club
Curated by Gagosian’s Max Teicher, this show will include works that “draw from metsubushi (eye crusher), an old and peculiar defense practice of the Japanese ninja, in which hollowed-out eggs are filled with pepper, mud, or glass and used to temporarily blind assailants.” (Um, only temporarily?) A cartoon-centric group show featuring the work of Joyce Pensato among others will also be opening. —Z.L.
Bleecker Street Arts Club, 305 Bleecker Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Talk: Suzanne Lacy at the Brooklyn Museum
Pioneering feminist artist Suzanne Lacy will talk about Between the Door and the Street, the new discussion-based work that she plans to stage the following Saturday on stoops throughout Prospect Heights. She’s joined by Catherine Morris, the curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and Nato Thompson, the chief curator of Creative Time, who are helping to organize the project, and will also engage her about her entire career. —A.R.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free with museum admission
Exhibition: Dan Walsh at Paula Cooper
Dan Walsh unveils a trove of 11 recent paintings that evoke “not only the history of painting but also make connections with graphic design, fabric patterns, architecture or Eastern spiritual art.” —M.H.M.
Paula Cooper, 521 West 21st Street, New York, 10 a.m-6 p.m. (Opening reception Friday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.)
Talk: “Brian Droitcour: Vernacular Criticism” at the New Museum
The reliably inventive critic and all-around gadabout Brian Droitcour will discuss his ongoing use of Yelp as a venue for his art criticism, and his latest project, Fifteen Stars, which concerns the New Museum’s own reputation on that site. Note that this talk is coming hot on the heels of a major life event for Mr. Droitcour on which you may want to congratulate him: Yelp just awarded him Elite status. —A.R.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 3 p.m., $8