5 things to do in ny this week: from girlpool to sneaker culture

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

by Courtney Iseman
06 July 2015, 2:55pm

Our favorite girls to hang with in L.A. are hitting New York. Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker have been kicking up serious buzz with their debut album, Before the World Was Big, since it dropped in June. They've been on the road with their old school DIY punk ethos and a brash but addictive sound that perfectly blends their West Coast roots with the gritty edge of their current Philadelphia digs. Tuesday is your shot to catch the pair's energy and all too relatable songs live.

Tuesday, July 7 at 7PM, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street
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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
Now in its 11th year, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival immerses its audience in the entire culture of hip hop, well beyond the music. This year, you can catch events like the Hip Hop Institute Conference for a more academic take on the genre, or the Dummy Clap Film Festival, which will be screening Sacha Jenkins's anticipated fashion documentary, Fresh Dressed. The festivities close out on Saturday with the music itself, featuring performances from the likes of Common, Mobb Deep and i-D faves Lion Babe.

Wednesday, July 8 to Saturday, July 11, Various locations
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Printed Matter Moving Sale
Now's your chance to fill up that coffee table! Printed Matter is arguably the authority on art books in New York, and its inventory is so expansive, the team needs more room to house it. The good news: the publisher's new location will allow its shop to feature even more hard-to-find titles. The better news: Printed Matter is slashing prices on current stock before it bids farewell to 10th Ave, even celebrating the discounts with live music and drinks.

Thursday, July 9 at 5PM, at Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue
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The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Between Killer Heels and Jean Paul Gaultier, The Brooklyn Museum has built itself quite the reputation for thoughtfully curated exhibits on fashion and the cultural tie-ins to how we dress. So its latest show, The Rise of Sneaker Culture, is anticipated by everyone from sneaker freaks to casual style fans. With 150 pairs of kicks on view, the exhibit follows a history from nineteenth-century work shoes to the sneaker's status as urban staple--and often high-end hot commodity--today, as well as its role in hip hop and other subcultures.

Friday, July 10 to Sunday, October 4, at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn Museum

Matthew Barney: The CREMASTER Cycle
Busby Berkeley, Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda, zombie films, Westerns and operas: they all get woven into the mix of artist Matthew Barney's CREMASTER Cycle. The five acclaimed films, produced and released out of order, tell the story of the male reproductive process through the lens of artistic, emotional and cultural themes. On Saturday, the Guggenheim offers the very rare chance to follow the entire journey, by screening all five films in the order they were intended to be seen.

Saturday, July 11 at 10:30AM, at The Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue
The Guggenheim


Text Courtney Iseman

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