Monday, July 23rd

No cock-fights today, hombres! Fancy auction house Christie’s gets all wet today with a reception and preview of a maritime art exhibit, hosted by Oceana, an organization focused on protecting the world’s oceans. “You’ll get to see exceptional maritime art and benefit the ocean at the same time,” said Juliana Stein, the Oceana rep. (Random note: Not for nothing, but isn’t the ocean just a giant watery version of outer space? Have you people seen octopi open jars? We’re just sayin’.…) Ms. Stein let us know some of the items on view: a mid-19th-century pocket globe with a fish-skin case (eek-a-mouse!), a silver-plated cocktail shaker in the form of a Boston lighthouse, and an 1858 painting, “Young America battling for survival through a hurricane.” The very appropriately named Sam Waterston (“you know … from Law & Order,” Bettina Alonso, yet another rep, helpfully told us) is on the “ocean council” and big-hitter Ted Danson will be the main speaker. “He’s shooting in New York, so that’s good news for us,” Ms. Alonso said. “Hopefully nothing happens and he can attend.” Be careful out there, sir! Meanwhile, new British band Bat for Lashes, whose record company describes their songs thusly—“bloom like ripe, dark trees on a wet spring evening”—plays a show at Maxwell’s. Smell the dark trees of Hoboken!

[Christie’s Love for the Oceans, Christie’s New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, www.oceana.org; Bat for Lashes, Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, 9 p.m., www.maxwellsnj.com.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 23rd