5 things to do in ny this week: from lapsley to a$ap rocky

Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in NYC this week.

by Courtney Iseman
04 May 2015, 3:15pm

photography Daniel Jackson

You may have not gotten to experience the allure of Lapsley firsthand yet, but you've heard the buzz — an intimate show at Baby's All Right is just what you need. The British singer/songwriter, producer and beat-maker sent the music industry into a frenzy with her tracks "Falling Short" and "Station." After playing the Glastonbury Festival last year and being given the seal of approval by BBC Radio 1, Lapsley is hitting the U.S. just in time for fans-to-be to find out what the fuss is all about.

Monday, May 4 at 7PM, at Baby's All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn.

Making "Music" Modern: Rock, Punk and Other Abominations
This week's Gallery Session at MoMA — part of a series of casual lectures that feel more like conversations — is in conjunction with the exhibition Making Music Modern: Design for the Ear and Eye. The discussion will look at the radical design behind movements like punk and other extreme forms of rock during the 1960s and 1970s. Learn how a rebellious music movement comes together, and what the creation of a genre both sounds and looks like when it comes to everything from promoting to dressing.

Tuesday, May 5 at 11:30AM, at The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street.

A Conversation with A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky has made an impact on both the music and style scenes with his ambition, vision and ridiculous talent. It seems no magazine or blog can get enough from the rapper when it comes to his inspiration, his ascent to fame, his seemingly effortless journey into the world of high fashion, and his mentorships under the likes of A$AP Yams. The Red Bull Music Academy's discussion will delve into all of these topics and more, and you'll really hear it all, considering how candid Rocky is known to get.

Thursday, May 7 at 7PM, at Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios, 46 West 116th Street.

Friday sees the launch of the 12-day extravaganza of all things design across the five boroughs. At different locations throughout the city, you can visit and take part in panels, lectures, installations, shows, open studios, performances and more — all relating to the worlds of art, fashion, architecture, graphics, interiors and film. The roster will spotlight up-and-coming stars and celebrate scene fixtures — don't miss events like How Posters Work, a look at the storytelling of poster art at the Cooper Hewitt.

Friday, May 8 to Tuesday, May 19, various locations.

"We All Hung Out"
Artists David Diao, Mary Heilmann and Billy Sullivan will come together to give a fascinating look at the legendary era of the 1960s and 1970s on the Bowery. Moderated by Ethan Swan of the ongoing Bowery Artist Tribute project, the discussion will highlight the grit and magic of the Bowery's art scene nearly fifty years ago, touching upon the reasons a community formed there, the hardships and advantages, the artists creating vital work there, and the scene's eventual disintegration.

Sunday, May 10 at 2PM, at New Museum, 235 Bowery.


Text Courtney Iseman
Photography Daniel Jackson
Styling Alastair McKimm

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