TUESDAY, JULY 10
Block Party: West 20th Street
Six galleries on West 20th Street—Bortolami Gallery, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, Anton Kern Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery and ZieherSmith—are shutting down their block and throwing a party. There will be food trucks, music and, of course, art. There are some strong shows on offer: to name one, Anton Kern Gallery’s summer entry, curated by Dan McCarthy, opens this night, and features the work of Marlene McCarty, Keith Mayerson, Amy Sillman and Mark Flood, among others. Should be a nice time. —Andrew Russeth
West 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York, 6–10 p.m.
Performance: “Composing with Patterns: Music at Mid-Century” at the Guggenheim
Experimental music from the 1950s by the likes of Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi and Karlheinz Stockhausen will be performed in the Guggenheim’s rotunda. Christopher McIntyre directs the ensemble featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks and Either/Or Ensemble. —Michael H. Miller
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, $20, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY JULY 11
Opening: “People Who Work Here,” curated by Rawson Projects, at David Zwirner
Zwirner may be blue chip, but it’s gone fairly hip for the summer. For this show, the gallery has allowed James Morrill and Chris Rawson, who work at the gallery and co-direct the Greenpoint gallery Rawson Projects, to curate. Artists include Cy Amundson, Justin Davis Anderson, Ben Berlow, Josh Brown, Aidan Sofia Earle, Joel Fennell, Brent Harada, Sam Martineau, Chris Medina, Dave Miko, Clive Murphy, Liz Nielsen, David Ording, Justin Phillipson, Ramon Silva and Aengus Woods with John Holten. —Dan Duray
525 West 19 Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Julika Rudelius “Rituals of Capitalism” at Leo Koenig
Leo Koenig presents a solo exhibition of videos and photographs by Julika Rudelius, including a screening of the artist’s Rituals of Capitalism and Rites of Passage, both of which tackle the artist’s frequent themes of money, sex and power. —M.H.M.
Leo Koenig, 545 West 23rd Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “Blasting Voice,” at The Suzanne Geiss Company
Wu Tsang, Lizzi Bougatsos and Raul de Nieves are some of the artists—there will be over 30—brought together in this show, which features performance, sound installation and visual work. Conceived and developed by Ashland Mines, and organized by Kevin McGarry and Isabel Venero, it will also feature the visual work of Thunder Horse Video, who have been known for creating some unusual special effects for the band Salem. —Rozalia Jovanovic
The Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Opening: “Wooster Enterprises,” at Churner & Churner
The late 1970s in New York was a fertile time for artists seeking to offer their work to a broad market at cheap prices. The Collaborative Projects group—Colab, for short—did this perhaps most famously with its stores, but they were hardly the only ones in the game. Churner & Churner offers up this summer show about Wooster Enterprises, a Soho-based outfit run by Jaime Davidovich and Judith Henry that created and distributed artist-made design work, “an overlooked antecedent to the MoMA Design Store, Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki, and other art/design hybrid ventures,” the gallery writes in its release. —A.R.
Churner & Churner, 205 10th Avenue, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: Michael Bevilacqua, “An Ideal for Living,” at Gering & Lopez Gallery
The New York-based artist, who has had solo shows in Beijing, Copenhagen, Milan, Tokyo, Madrid, Barcelona and New York, will present a selection of new paintings. —R.J.
Gering & Lopez, 730 Fifth Avenue, bet. 56th and 57th Streets, New York, 5-7 p.m.
SATURDAY JULY 14
Opening: Wes Lang in the Hamptons
The lovable Taoism-meets-Hells-Angels artist takes his work to the Montauk branch of the very hip Melet Mercantile, which unlike its Manhattan counterpart is open to the public without an appointment. This is probably for the best since Wes doesn’t really seem like an “appointments” guy. —D.D.
Melet Mercantile, 102 Industrial Road, Montauk, N.Y., 6–9 p.m.