Art Nerd New York’s Top Event Picks for the Week,10/22-10/28

October 22, 2015

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!

This month, meet Detroit’s art power-house 1xRun before they finish their New York residency at two great takeover events at Reed Space and at my show “Calm Before the Storm.” Focus your art gaze south at FiDi’s World Trade Gallery, or head to Dark Victoriana for a history-meets-Halloweeny experience. The Aperture Foundation has their annual extravaganza at Terminal 5, and Michael Arenella gives us a time machine of Old New York at the classic Algonquin Hotel. The Wythe Hotel will host a screening of “Notorious Mr. Bout” followed by cocktails and live music. Finish it off by donning your best nautical-inspired gear and grab a cocktail at Sailors, Sirens and Sea Monsters, a closing party for “Calm Before the Storm”—hosted by me!

1xRun Presents: “All Hands on Deck with Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton” 
Thursday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Highline Loft, 508 West 26th Street, 5G

Continuing their Detroit takeover, 1xRun invades my show, “Calm Before the Storm,” in a live hand-embellished print event. Logan Hicks will be hand spraying and Beau Stanton will be hand embellishing a new limited edition piece on paper each available on a first come first serve basis. Come check out the show if you haven’t already and see what I’m all about.

Brooklyn Public” Group Show 
World Trade Gallery, 120 Broadway (enter on Cedar Street)
Thursday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

There is a gallery world beyond Chelsea and LES! Head to the historic Financial District for this great group show, with works by Chad Turner, David Hollier, Elle, Gomas, Ian Ferguson, Joohee Park, and Sam Kirk

1xRUN takeover of REED SPACE curated by jeffstaple 
Reed Space, 151 Orchard Street
Saturday, October 24, 1:00-7:00 p.m.

The 1xRun Detroit takeover continues, with limited print runs by Ricky Powell, Anthony Lister, Kevin Lyons, Naturel, Mimi Yoon and Prefab77. Curator Staple has also asked the artists to remix his iconic Reed Space chair to add a little interior design to the mix.

Dark Victoriana: 19th Century Occult” 
The Lofts at Prince, 177 Prince Street
Sunday, October 25, 4:00 p.m.

Perfect to get Halloween week going, “Dark Victoriana” will combine talks on seances, vampires, ghost stories, fairies, mesmerism, and secret societies, with admission to The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy (I’m not sure what that is but it sounds amazing!) and a chance to manhandle Victorian antiques and artifacts.

Aperture Foundation Benefit Party & Auction 
Terminal 5, 610 56th Street
Monday, October 26th, 6:00 p.m.

This annual benefit party is always a blast (I mean, they serve food on tree branches!). This year’s is “An Evening of Art & Entertainment FEATURING NAN GOLDIN,” which will also host a performance by Laurie Anderson, and special guests Martha Wainwright, Samuel Rohrer, Pat Irwin and The Bush Tetras. This year also has a rock n’ roll edge with DJ sets by Bob Gruen and Mick Rock. Party!

Selections + Selectors 007: “The Notorious Mr. Bout” 
Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, At North 11th Street, Brooklyn
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.

Selections + Selectors brings innovative film, followed by DJs and drinks to the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. Instead of a panel discussion, this session will feature live music by The Veldt after the film based on the memoirs of international arms smuggler Viktor Bout.

michael arenella
Michael Arenella Quartet at The Algonquin 
The Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street
Tuesday, October 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This is the closest thing to a time machine to old New York you’re ever going to get. Enjoy the iconic Algonquin Hotel with the stylings of Michael Arenella—the old-timey jazz voice behind the Jazz Age Lawn Festival on Governors Island. Also, the popcorn at the bar is TO DIE FOR!

Wythe Hotel, Notorious Mr, Bout, The Veldt, Chad Turner, David Hollier, Elle, Gomas, Ian Ferguson, Joohee Park, world trade gallery, Reed Space, 1xrun,  Dark Victoriana,  Aperture foundation, Michael Arenella, Calm Before the Storm, costume party, Sailors Sirens and Sea Monsters, Logan Hicks, Beau Stanton
Sailors, Sirens and Sea Monsters: Costume Closing Party for Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton 
Highline Loft, 508 West 26th Street, 5G
Wednesday, October 28th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join me for an epic nautical-themed closing party for Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton’s “Calm Before the Storm.” Get into the Halloween week spirit and dress as your favorite sea creature/sea captain/mermaid (costumes aren’t required but encouraged! I bought 12 plastic lobsters that will somehow become my costume) We’ve got a full bar of maritime-inspired drinks courtesy of Red Jacket Orchards and Black Button Distilling. RSVP to [email protected].



Lori Zimmer is a writer, curator and founder of Art Nerd New York, an off-beat art history guide to the city. Lori also recently released her first book through Rockport Publishers, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse. Follow her on Twitter @LoriZimmer.

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