WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
Screening: Raging Bull at MoMA
Enjoy Martin Scorsese’s boxing masterpiece instead of sitting at a desk doing work.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
Performance: “Slipping Control (LC Edition)” by Ben Vida at Lisa Cooley
Mr. Vida, the artist and composer, will perform a new version of his 25-minute sound-based piece for voice.
Lisa Cooley Gallery, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
Opening: “Bruce Ate My Homework” at Essex Flowers
Those academicians at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University will move their operations from their Avenue A headquarters to just a few blocks south, to Essex Flowers, where it will curate a show that features Andrea Arrubla, Sean J Patrick Carney, J U L I A C K S, Kim Junsung, and James Allister Sprang. For the after party, attendees will walk back up Essex Street, back to the BHQF headquarters of Avenue A.
Essex Flowers, 365 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
Performance: Shamir at MoMA PS1 Warm Up
Shamir Bailey is a 19-year-old musician with major pipes who until recently still worked at Topshop. He’s one of the more exciting acts to take the stage at Warm Up, MoMA PS1’s summertime weekly bacchanal.
MoMA PS1 Courtyard, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 3-9 p.m.
Performance: Liturgy at Pioneer Works
On the other end of the musical spectrum we have Liturgy, the controversial black metal band, playing at Dustin Yellin’s Red Hook art space for ISSUE Project Room’s second annual concert series. Expect awesome music and annoying arguments about whether Liturgy is metal enough.
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, 3 p.m.
Screening: The Floating Chair at The Bridge
Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe are the duo known for creating elaborate set pieces in unlikely places—an intricately designed copy of a meth lab in Marfa, a cyberpunk Hong Kong slum at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. Now, they’re throwing a cocktail party and screening the film “The Floating Chair” at The Bridge, a country club in the middle of that giant country club that is the Hamptons. It’s described as “a still life movie” that takes its inspiration from the “surrealistic banality of a breakfast cereal commercial.”
The Bridge Country Club, 1180 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, 8:00 p.m.