TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
Talk: An Evening with Wayne Koestenbaum Hosted By Light Industry
Hey now that’s a thing to do. You could go to Paulie Gee’s afterward! —Dan Duray
Greenpoint, 155 Freeman Street, 7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
Screening: Shadows at MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art will screen the debut film of John Cassavetes, a mostly improvised performance about the romance between a white man and a black woman in New York in the late 1950s, with music by Charles Mingus and Shafi Hadi.—Michael H. Miller
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 1:30 p.m., tickets available at http://www.showclix.com/event/3775381/listing
Talk: AA Bronson and Carlos Motta
Hyperallergic hosts a chat with the artists ahead of the opening of “The Temptation of AA Bronson,” at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Ticket gets you a cocktail! —D.D.
Williamsburg, The Bedford, 110 Bedford Avenue, $10
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
Screening: Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s (Part 4) at the Guggenheim
As part of the exhibition “New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars,” the Guggenheim will screen a collection of short films, including works by Herman G. Weinberg, Paul Strand, Germaine Dulac and Ralph Steiner.—M.H.M.
Guggenheim, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, 2 p.m.
Uptown Fridays at the Studio Museum: Body language
In conjunction with the exhibition “Body Language” at the Studio Museum, Sol Nova and Venus X will DJ.—M.H.M
Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York, 6-9 p.m., $10
Opening: Andre Lundquist, Christina Blaabjerg, Christina Kjelsmark, Frank and
Gerda Buchgraitz, Hanne Støvring, Janusz Tyrpak, Martin Eggert, Saeed
Fadavi “Nordic Expressions” curated by Kirsten Wildfang at Nordic
Artwork Pop-up Gallery
“Curated by a Dane living in New York, Nordic Expressions is the first of what will become a series of pop-up exhibits endeavoring to bring her homeland’s artwork to American shores,” reads a promotional item. I’d almost go to this just to put those names to faces! I’ll be on the lookout for you, Janusz Tyrpak! —D.D.
15 Laight street, Cash Bar, 7-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
Screening: Blacula at Film Forum
Oh who are you to judge me anyway? —D.D.
209 W Houston St., 10 p.m., $12.50