MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Party: RxArt Benefit at Milk Gallery
The 12th annual RxArt Party and benefit auction honors Dan Colen for “his ongoing dedication to the mission of RxArt, and his installation for Kings County Hospital, in Brooklyn, on behalf of RxArt.” There will be plenty of great people, and a very nice secret performance. Go! —Dan Duray
Milk Gallery, 450 West 15th Street, New York, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Conversation: Gabriel Orozco with Benjamin Buchloh at the Guggenheim
Gabriel Orozco, whose exhibition “Asterisms” is on view at the Guggenehim until Jan. 13, will discuss his work at the museum with Harvard University’s Benjamin Buchloh.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 6:30 p.m. (Note: tickets are sold out.)
Opening: Emily Weiskopf, “The Curve of Binding Energy,” at John Molloy Gallery
Named for John McPhee’s book on the nuclear age, this show promises to introduce the up-and-comer Weiskopf, of the American Laboratory collective, to a whole new audience on the Upper East Side. Might this lead to some kind of a meltdown on the part of the audience? Possibly! Should you be there? Definitely! —D.D.
John Molloy Gallery, 49 East 78th Street, New York, 6–9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Panel: “Surreal Machines” at SculptureCenter
Columbia art historian Noam Elcott and artists Anicka Yi and Camille Henrot will discuss “the impact of technology in the historical avant-garde and contemporary parallels,” according to SculptureCenter’s news release. Curator Ruba Katrib, who’s featured both artists in her wonderful show “A Disagreeable Object” (which closes Nov. 26!), will moderate. Could there be any better way to celebrate the crossing of the middle of the traditional work week? —Andrew Russeth
SculptureCenter, 44–19 Purves Street, Queens, 7–9 p.m.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Women in the Arts Luncheon at Brooklyn Museum
As part of their 2012 Women in the Arts Luncheon, the Brooklyn Museum will honor Yoko Ono. –M.H.M.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, 11:00 a.m., tickets and more information available at (718) 501-6589
Screening: Cocksucker Blues at MoMA
This never released Rolling Stones documentary, directed by Robert Frank, is a must-see for fans, and everyone else, actually. If you’re not at the Phillips auction, you have no excuse not to go. —D.D.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, adults $12
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Opening: “The Magic Flute” at Golden
The more I read about this show earlier today, the more excited I got. “The Magic Flute?” I love Mozart! Oh wait, it’s also the name of a 1977 painting in the show by Kimber Smith? I love Kimber Smith! And the show also features Elijah Burgher, Joe Fyfe, Andrew Holmquist, William J. O’Brien, Tal R and Patricia Treib? Whoa! —A.R.
Golden, 120 Elizabeth Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Exhibition: “Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde” at MoMA
This is perhaps the most hotly anticipated MoMA show of the fall, and brings together work by dozens of artists who forged the contemporary art scene in Japan after World War II. The names of many of the participants are completely unfamiliar to this writer, which is thrilling and terrifying. (Also, go see the gorgeous new show that Trisha Donnelly organized while you’re there.) —A.R.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 10:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Album Release: Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem Album Release at MoMA PS1
As part of MoMA PS1’s Sunday Sessions program, director Jim Jarmusch will have a party at the museum for the release of his second album with Jozef Van Wissem, The Mystery of Heaven. Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton also guest stars on the album. –M.H.M.
MoMA PS1, 4601 21st Street, Long Island City, 5–6 p.m.