5 things to do in ny this week: from teen punk to yoko ono
Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in NYC this week.
Hanna Liden's Everything
One of the stars of New York's contemporary art scene, Swedish-born Hanna Liden and her haunting photographs have been consistently buzzed-about for the last decade. Tonight, she'll unveil both parts of her new public installation Everything. The piece, a sculpture of a bagel, is intended to engage New Yorkers and visitors with its ties to the city's food and culture. It will get a final coat of black spray paint for a touch of New York grime.
Monday, July 20 at 6PM, at Hudson River Park, West Street at Christopher Street, and Ruth Wittenberg Plaza, Sixth Avenue at Christopher Street.
Make Your Own Yoko Ono Piece
MoMA will embrace the interactive quality of Yoko Ono's art with a more formal invitation to viewers to be a part of her work. The event takes the iconic artist's method of audience involvement one step further, setting the stage for people to create their own work of art in her spirit. Visitors will discuss and act out different pieces by Ono then collaborate to create one of their own.
Tuesday, July 21 at 1:30PM, at MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street.
The past year has seen Spanish quartet Mourn reaching coveted milestones in underground music, including signing with Captured Tracks and having two of their songs picked as "Best New Tracks" by Pitchfork. With its members all still 18 and under, Mourn has received a lot of attention - and fans - for its mix of pure, relatable teen angst and a more mature punk- and grunge-inspired sound. See them live and you'll wish you were half that cool in high school
Wednesday, July 22 at 8PM, at Rough Trade, 64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn.
Max's Kansas City, Revived
Passed-down tales are all we have today to relive the glory that was Max's Kansas City. The club helped shape the glitter scene and punk, not to mention fostering the art and film scenes, with its nightly only-place-to-be status and regulars including Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and David Bowie. Performers from the UCB, MTV and more will resurrect the scene for one night at Legion Bar in Brooklyn, giving those of us who wish we'd been born in time the chance to schmooze with Max's waitress Debbie Harry or talk about boys with Bebe Buell.
Thursday, July 23 at 8PM at Legion, 790 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn.
Skepta at PS1: Warm Up
MoMA PS1 created a summer Saturday staple with its Warm Up series. It's an event you can head to knowing you'll discover some cool new music and be able to start dancing well before typical party hours. This Saturday, Skepta will join the lineup, bringing his aggressive and moody brand of grime with him. Unforgiving in his lyrics and sounds and constantly exploring new territory, the artist and producer will keep attendees on their toes.
Saturday, July 25 at 3PM, at MoMA PS1 Courtyard, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens.
Text Courtney Iseman
Photography Berta Pfirsich