7 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before August 19

MoMA is screening Peter Jackson's trilogy this week, which is pretty great timing since this is the ideal time of summer to sit inside a movie theater for 10 hours. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is tonight. The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003) follow on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. —Andrew Russeth

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6 p.m., $12
What's this? "Videos by Oliver Laric, Liz Magic Laser, Ilya Lipkin & Joen Vedel, Takeshi Murata, Rachel Rose, Georgia Sagri, Shanzhai Biennial, Pilvi Takala, and Stewart Uoo?" Holy smokes, you'd be totally an idiot if you didn't go to this! —Dan Duray

Electronic Arts Intermix, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, 6:30 p.m.
As part of the Museum of Modern Art's "Auteurist History of Film" exhibition, the museum will screen Michelangelo Antonioni's classic film L'Avventura, about the mysterious disappearance of a woman, and the doomed quest to locate her. Also screening at the same time on Friday. --Michael H. Miller

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m., $12
Faythe Levine and Sam Macon helm this documentary about sign painters, whose art is enjoying a comeback after a rough few decades. They have a book too, with a foreward by Ed Ruscha. The film also screens on Thursday. —A.R.

Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan, Brooklyn, 7:15 p.m., $11, sold out, but there's always a way
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Shaun Krupa, who has taken over Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery for the last two weeks with a series of performances, will close out his residency with a final show. --M.H.M.

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 54 Ludlow Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
Eve Essex and Juan Antonio Olivares prove you don't need to go to performance art school to do performance art! "Office Riddim" has performers go through the motions of life at the office without actually doing anything of significance, so that'll probably all be very new to you. —D.D.

Lisa Cooley, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, 12–6 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Screenings: The Lord of the Rings at MoMA
MoMA is screening Peter Jackson’s trilogy this week, which is pretty great timing since this is the ideal time of summer to sit inside a movie theater for 10 hours. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is tonight. The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003) follow on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. —Andrew Russeth
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 6 p.m., $12

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Screening: “Uncanny Valleys” at EAI
What’s this? “Videos by Oliver Laric, Liz Magic Laser, Ilya Lipkin & Joen Vedel, Takeshi Murata, Rachel Rose, Georgia Sagri, Shanzhai Biennial, Pilvi Takala, and Stewart Uoo?” Holy smokes, you’d be totally an idiot if you didn’t go to this! —Dan Duray
Electronic Arts Intermix, 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, 6:30 p.m.

Screening: L’Avventura at MoMA
As part of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Auteurist History of Film” exhibition, the museum will screen Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic film L’Avventura, about the mysterious disappearance of a woman, and the doomed quest to locate her. Also screening at the same time on Friday. –Michael H. Miller
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m., $12

Screening: Sign Painters at Nitehawk
Faythe Levine and Sam Macon helm this documentary about sign painters, whose art is enjoying a comeback after a rough few decades. They have a book too, with a foreward by Ed Ruscha. The film also screens on Thursday. —A.R.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan, Brooklyn, 7:15 p.m., $11, sold out, but there’s always a way

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Performance: Shaun Krupa, “The Flooded Room,” at Klaus
Shaun Krupa, who has taken over Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery for the last two weeks with a series of performances, will close out his residency with a final show. –M.H.M.
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 54 Ludlow Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Performance: Essex Olivares, “Office Riddim,” at Lisa Cooley
Eve Essex and Juan Antonio Olivares prove you don’t need to go to performance art school to do performance art! “Office Riddim” has performers go through the motions of life at the office without actually doing anything of significance, so that’ll probably all be very new to you. —D.D.
Lisa Cooley, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, 12–6 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Screening: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at Anthology Film Archives
As part of its series devoted to director Russ Meyers, Anthology shows this 1966 classic about three powerful ladies who go on a wild crime spree in the Mojave desert. John Waters has said it is “beyond a doubt, the best movie ever made.” Seems like a nice Sunday-evening choice, but if you can’t make it, it’s also screening on Friday, Aug. 16., at 7:30 p.m. —A.R.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, New York, 9:15 p.m., $10

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