5 things to do in ny this week: from proenza schouler to mary j. blige
Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in NYC this week.
Talib Kweli is one of the most quietly successful crossover artists in hip-hop thanks to his thoughtful, often politically charged lyrics and his revered talent for rhymes, rhythm and pace. A favorite of rap, pop and rock fans alike, the performer and activist will take to the stage to promote his anticipated album Radio Silence, supported by fellow socially conscious rapper Immortal Technique for a mix of older favorites and new tracks.
Tuesday, April 14 at 8PM, at Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street.
Proenza Schouler with Sally Singer
As part of the French Institute's series of fashion talks, Vogue's Creative Digital Director Sally Singer will moderate a discussion with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. The conversation will cover the design duo's background, road to success and current work. It promises to be a quality hangout session for any fan of the perennially fresh downtown label, as well as an informative look inside one of the industry's favorite brands.
Wednesday, April 15 at 7PM at FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street.
The Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca is your chance to get a sneak peek at what will be some of the year's biggest movies. The lineup promises new talents and a host of well-known actors taking on some of their most challenging roles to date. This year's major must-sees? The Adderall Diaries with James Franco, a live performance from Mary J. Blige, a Q&A with Monty Python cast members, The Driftless Area with Zooey Deschanel and Aubrey Plaza, and The Overnight with Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott — plus Live from New York, the SNL documentary which will open the festival.
Wednesday, April 15 to Sunday, April 26, various locations.
One of punk's most influential bands, England's Buzzcocks have helped shape the sound, feel and attitude of the genre since their formation in 1976. Catching them live is a treat for both longtime fans looking for nostalgia and younger punk converts exploring the genre's roots. The band plays a little more sporadically these days, so this show, at Irving Plaza, is a can't-miss opportunity, with a set list that will range from old hits to the latest album, 2014's The Way.
Thursday, April 16 at 7PM at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place.
Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum Opening Party
Since news first broke that the joke that started on Kickstarter had turned into a reality, Olympics followers, 90s lovers and kitsch-o-philes have been eagerly awaiting the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. Two Brooklyn roommates are turning the hallway of their apartment into a by-appointment-only shrine to the scandal. This Saturday, celebrate the opening at a "gala" with live talks and music, temporary tattoos, a cash bar, and of course, a museum tour.
Saturday, April 18 at 9PM at Standard ToyKraft, 722 Metropolitan Avenue.
Text Courtney Iseman
Photography Olivia Rose