Art Nerd New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week- 12/15-12/21

Posted On Thu, December 15, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, December 15, 2016 By In Art, Art nerd ny, Events, Features

In a city where hundreds of interesting happenings occur each week, it can be hard to pick and choose your way to a fulfilling life. Art Nerd‘s philosophy is a combination of observation, participation, education and of course a party to create the ultimate well-rounded week. Jump ahead for Art Nerd founder Lori Zimmer’s top picks for 6sqft readers!

Fit some arty fun in between your holiday parties this week. Start out with a performance by David Louis Zuckerman at On Stellar Rays Gallery or get your opera on in a sampling of new works at Merkin Concert Hall. Grab an artist-designed host gift for your next party at Life:Curated’s holiday party, then enjoy the festivities yourself as MoMA PS1 transforms their VW dome into a huge snow globe. Pick up some affordable art for yourself and your loved ones while supporting the Standing Rock effort on Saturday, and get political at the #Pussypower group show. Check out Hyon Gyon’s fusion of hard and soft at SHIN Gallery, then ring in the holiday weekend with the stylings of the lovely Anna Copacabanna.

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Det Er Smuk -Performance by David Louis Zuckerman ↑
On Stellar Rays, 213 Bowery Street
Thursday, December 15, 7:00pm-8:45pm

Set for piano and voice, Det Er Smuk is staged around a sole column in the room, taking the form of a requiem that speaks to Hutchinson’s “vibratory world of brutal psychic forces alternating between the confined and the limitless.”

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Story Binge II ↑
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm-10:00pm

Get a taste of new opera works all under one roof. Tonight features new stories and music from composers Jason Cady, Roddy Bottum, Lainie Fefferman, Nick Hallett, and Matthew Welch.

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LC’s Annual Holiday Party ↑
Life:Curated, 186 Grand Street, Williamsburg
Thursday, December 15, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Aside from music and free drinks, the annual party offers up to 30 percent off wares including artist-designed multiples–perfect to stock up for your holiday wish list.

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Night at the Museum ↑
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
Friday, December 16, 8:00pm- 12:00am

PS1’s holiday party will kick off by transforming the VW Dome into a giant, immersive snow globe! Sip on spiked hot chocolate, enjoy the museum’s exhibitions, and hob nob with an art all-star host committee.

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Standing Rock Benefit Exhibition ↑
Rogue Space Chelsea, 508 West 26th Street
Saturday, December 17, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Show your support for Standing Rock while grabbing a new piece of art for under $200. The exhibition shows 115 artists from across the United States who all generously donated their paintings, drawings, and prints with hope to raise money in support of Standing Rock.

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Hyon Gyon ‘She’s A Riot’ ↑
SHIN GALLERY, 322 Grand Street
Tuesday, December 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Gyon is known for her fusion of hard and soft–like satin and cement–creating a new balance in her art works. The show will include plethora of mixed media sculptures and enormous paintings for the gallery’s last show of 2016.

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#PussyPower ↑
David&Schweitzer Contemporary, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Wednesday, December 21, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Jennifer Samet and Michael David guest curate #PUSSYPOWER, a show of women using explicit, body-based, and politically activist imagery, as well as more abstract interpretations of these themes.

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Bingo-a-go-go with Anna Copacabanna ↑
Ethyl’s, 1629 2nd Avenue
Wednesday, December 21, 8:00pm

Songstress and performance artist Anna Copacabanna brings a little old New York to everything she does. This time, she brings a little glamor to a night of old-fashioned Bingo!

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Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator, and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori is also the author of two books, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse and The Art of Spray Paint. Follow her on Twitter @ArtNerdNY or Instagram @TheLoriZimmer

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