TUESDAY, JULY 30
Opening: Serkan Ozkaya at Postmasters
Postmasters will inaugurate its new home in Tribeca, which it is in the process of building out, with a five-day viewing of Serkan Ozkaya’s Mirage installation, which is inspired by a section of Salman Rushdie’s children’s novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories and involves a haunting shadow of an airplane (Mirage also being the name of a series of French fighter planes). Also, Natalie Jeremijenko’s Cross(x) Species Adventure Club will present “a bee pollen cotton candy station,” which sounds pretty glorious. The gallery advises against sporting high heels at the opening at the under-construction space (I’ll take my chances), and writes, “There is no AC, but the wine will be chilled.” —Andrew Russeth
Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, New York, 6–9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
Opening: “Multiple / Universal” at Storefront Bushwick
Things slow down in the summer, allowing us all to brush up on areas we’ve neglected, like “the basic study of quantum physics,” which, according to a news release, is the theme of Storefront Bushwick’s new 10-artist show. —Zoë Lescaze
Storefront Bushwick, 16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 6-9 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
Performance: MoMA Nights With Pauline Oliveros
As part of MoMA’s soon-to-open “Soundings” exhibition, Pauline Oliveros, one of postwar experimental music’s great trailblazing originals, will perform her What’s the Score? piece on Roland V-Accordion in the museum’s sculpture garden. (If it rains, it will take place in a theater.) Audience members can score a part of the performance on cards, which will be collected and incorporated into a future performance. (Not a bad combination: seeing some art, helping to make some new art.) And one last bit of great news: the whole museum will stay open late, which will provide a nice opportunity to see the Claes Oldenburg shows before they close on Aug. 5. —Andrew Russeth
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 5:30–8 p.m., concert at 6:30 p.m., included in regular museum admission price
Adam Parker Smith “Dirty Joke Wiener Party” curated by HOT MEET Thursdays at Henry Street Settlement (Abrons Arts Center)
I do not know these Hot Meet people–oh geez that’s already a dick joke isn’t it? Apparently free hot dogs and beer if you tell dirty jokes to this artist, who is a new father trying to mature, which, not a bad concept. Do you think Knocked Up might have been an okay movie if Katherine Heigl hadn’t been in it? —Dan Duray
466 Grand street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Opening: Daniel Subkoff at James Fuentes
New works by the artist “employing materials such as unprimed canvas, masonite pallets, smoke and tarnished metal.” [Sung in a monotone before I drop the mic and walk off the stage] Those are a few of my favorite things.: —D.D.
55 Delancey Street, 6 to 8 p.m.
Opening: “Apology: Flowers & Candy” at Agnes B.
Since leaving Vice magazine, former editor Jesse Pearson has founded a new glossy called Apology, a statement “against…the problematic state of magazines today.” Well, now he’s saying it with flowers (and candy) at Agnes B.’s “galerie boutique,” where he will show work from the usual suspects—Terry Richardson, Richard Kern, Tim Barber, et al.—and some emerging artists. —Z.L.
Agnes B., 50 Howard Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.
Opening: “The String and the Mirror,” at Lisa Cooley
A group show that focuses on sound based works. “Rather than focusing on artists working with sound as an expanded practice,” according to the gallery, the show “will explore sound as ideology and ontology.”—Michael H. Miller
Lisa Cooley Gallery, 107 Norfolk Street, 6-9 p.m.
Opening: “The Future Is Now,” at the Highline Loft
Not so sure what to expect from this one but there’s a huge list of participants and the space overlooks the Highline and is pretty prime real estate.—M.H.M.
Highline Loft, 508 W. 26th Street, 5th Floor, 6-10 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
Screening: Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s at the Guggenheim
Wow this looks great. I’d skip out of work for this. Films: “Le retour à la raison” (The Return to Reason, 1923, 2 min., directed by Man Ray) “Emak-Bakia” (Leave Me Alone, 1926, 16 min., directed by Man Ray) “L’étoile de mer” (The Starfish, 1928, 15 min., directed by Man Ray) “Les mystères du château de Dé” (The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice, 1929, 20 min., directed by Man Ray) “The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra” (1928, 13 min., directed by Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich) “Ménilmontant” (1926, 37 min., directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff) —D.D.
1071 5th Ave, 2 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Block Party: The Second Annual LIC Block Party
SculptureCenter and the Purves Street Block Association host this action-packed afternoon of food (from neighborhood stalwarts like LIC Market, Manducatis Rustica and Sage General Store), art and sundry other artist-organized pleasures, like a carnival game hatched by Denise Kupferschmidt and Jeffrey Tranchell, donut-making with Julia Sherman and something called a PON-A-THON with Abby Walton and Travis Boyer. And there is a lot, lot more. Serious family fun. SculptureCenter’s associate director, Frederick Janka, will emcee a performance program that includes LIC YMCA Bollywood dancers and many others, and—I’m just going to repeat this one more time—there will be donut-making with Julia Sherman. —A.R.
SculptureCenter, Purves Street at Jackson Avenue and 43rd Avenue, Queens, 12–5 p.m.
Opening: Nan Goldin, “Wish You Were Here” at QF Gallery
If you’ve ever spent a summer with Nan Goldin, skinny dipping near her home in Sag Harbor, you may find yourself in QF’s upcoming show. The East Hampton gallery is presenting a survey of Ms. Goldin’s estival work spanning several decades and oceans. —Z.L.
QF Gallery, 98 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, New York, 6-8 p.m.