5 things to do in ny this week: from slick rick to jenny slate
Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in NYC this week.
Sharing Andy Warhol
Ultimate scenester and curator of cool Andy Warhol has become a household name (you know, like Brillo or Campbell's). In this casual, interactive discussion, members of the MoMA team will take a moment to unpack the impact that Warhol has on our everyday lives, and the effect he will continue to have on future generations. Bring your own ideas to this Gallery Session, and be prepared to speak about them.
Monday, April 20 at 1:30PM, at MoMA's Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann Painting and Sculpture Gallery, 11 West 53rd Street.
If you have even the slightest love for hip-hop, you know and respect Slick Rick (aka Ricky Walters) as one of its founding fathers. On Thursday, you'll be able to celebrate rap history when the iconic eye patch-rocking MC takes to the stage with guests Hot Sugar, Hash Money, Mess Kid and STL Gold. This is your shot to see one of hip-hop's greatest storytellers and bust out those lyrics you forgot you'd memorized to "Teenage Love."
Thursday, April 23 at 9PM, at The Wick, 260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn.
Hester Street Fair Re-Opens
In 2010, MTV correspondent SuChin Pak started the Hester Street Fair with her brother, and the Lower East Side market quickly became a favorite weekend spot thanks to its small, easy-to-cover size and careful curation of high-end snacks, vintage clothing and jewelry. The vendors are all local small businesses, artists and designers, so you really get to discover what the neighborhood has to offer, from ice cream sandwiches to perfect pairs of worn-in Levi 501s.
Saturdays and Sundays April 25 to October 31, 11AM to 6PM, corner of Hester and Essex Streets.
Brooklyn Zine Fest
The lineup at the Brooklyn Zine Fest this year showcases some of the quirkiest, most creative voices from the city's buzzy underground zine scene. On Saturday and Sunday, 75 writers, artists and self publishers will be showcasing their publications in culture, art, music, literature and beyond. Make sure to catch the panel Black Lives Matter (Saturday at 3PM), a discussion with zine creators about how zines can be a method of activism.
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 from 11AM to 6PM, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
Friends and comedic wunderkinds Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman are returning to the weekly Brooklyn comedy show they started with Max Silvestri in 2008 to help him bid it farewell. The event, with surprise guests and performances, will be one last chance to catch the hit-making chemistry between the three comedians, and to witness the smart and adorable Slate — of "Obvious Child," "Kroll Show," and "Marcel the Shell" — doing her thing.
Sunday, April 26 at 10PM, at Warsaw, 261 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn.
Text Courtney Iseman
Image via Charice L.