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Friday 20th of February 2015

From calligraphy by a 102-year-old master to Elisabeth Moss on Broadway to historic maps in downtown Brooklyn, this is an exciting week for New York City Culture Cravers. We've picked out our favorite events on the horizon to help you plan your culture going. Remember to CRAVE the events that excite you and rate them once you’ve been. Happy craving!

Playwrights Horizons mounts Placebo, Melissa James Gibson's affectionate new comedy about a minty green pill that may or may not be the cure to sexual arousal. Previews begin on Friday, Feb. 20.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend with some exciting events around the city. On Saturday, celebrate at Moon Over Manhattan! family day at the Asia Society. Sunday is the 16th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival. It starts at 1 PM in lower Manhattan. At Flushing Town Hall, see the masterful calligraphy of Chao-Lin Ting (who is 102 years old) and Yoo Sung Lee in Dynamic Writing: A Century of Calligraphy, which starts on Sunday and runs through March 22. You can also sample dance from China, Korea, Taiwan, and beyond Sunday at 2 PM at the free Lunar New Year Dance Sampler.

On Saturday, Feb. 21, catch what the New York Music Daily called "the future of music" as the five-piece band Bombay Rickey plays its mix of 1960s movie soundscapes, surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with a little coloratura soprano, at Barbes.

The Paley Center takes on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) on Saturday with Cracking the Code: Media Portrayals of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, an exploration of the role media plays in creating role models and changing perceptions of science and more. The event features leaders from Google, Soundcloud, Hopscotch, and the White House Office of Science and Technology.

Didn't you know that Blair Waldorf had a record deal? Leighton Marissa Meester plays Irving Plaza in support of her debut album, Heartstrings on Saturday.

Thursday 19th of February 2015

It's another great week for New York City's art cravers — and gallerist extraordinaire Meredith Rosen is back with her top picks of the week to help you pick the most craveable galleries to visit. Be sure to use Culture Craver to crave what excites you and to rate it once you've been to keep track and spread buzz (and your savvy opinion). 

Jon Kessler’s Gifts at Salon 94 Freemans through March 28

Thursday 12th of February 2015

From circus elephants to Helen Mirren on Broadway to Kehinde Wiley, this is a great week for Culture Cravers in NYC. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE it once you've been.

There's more to the myth of Sisyphus than a man pushing a boulder up a hill. See an opera about the Greek myth at the Abrons Arts Center starting Friday, Feb. 13. It’s by Experiments in Opera. 

Gregory Porter — who won the 2014 Grammy for best jazz vocal album — is coming to The Town Hall on Friday, Feb. 13 night.

Feeling a little bit British? Helen Mirren is Queen Elizabeth II in the highly anticipated West End production of The Audience, which starts previews on Broadway on Friday, Feb. 13.

Explore the Met’s collection of Asian art at Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met. Starting Saturday, Feb. 14, the exhibition will tell the story of how the Met built its collection.

Be Tim Gunn’s valentine. On Saturday at 1 PM, head to the Cooper Hewitt for Fashion Therapy 101, where you can hear Gunn discuss the fashion world and support the Cooper Hewitt Design Center in Harlem.

Thursday 5th of February 2015

It's another exciting week for New York City culture cravers — with the opening of On Kawara at the Guggenheim to On the Twentieth Century on Broadway. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz ... and RATE it once you've been.

Craving conceptual art? Starting Feb. 6, see On Kawara: Silence at the Guggenheim. It includes works from the Today series (in which the artist painted the date on a solid background), postcards, maps, calendars, and more.

Starting Friday, learn about two fashion gods, Halston and Yves Saint Laurent, who shaped the looks of the 1970s in a new exhibition at the FIT Museum.

Craving contemporary ballet? It’s time for a brand new dance installation at Cedar Lake Theater on Feb. 6 and 7.

We are sure you’re upset that you have to wait until Valentines Day Weekend to see the much-hyped Fifty Shades of Grey movie. To tide you over, the new movies out this week are Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis and Ballet 422 — a documentary that takes us backstage at the NYC Ballet with choreographer Justin Peck.

Starting Friday, Feb. 6 see prints by America pop-artist Jim Dine at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery.

Friday 30th of January 2015

Craving art? Art pro Meredith Rosen has hand picked the art events she is most excited to see this week. We suggest that you take her good advice and get out to see something amazing. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread good taste. RATE events once you've been.  

Outsider Art Fair at Center 548 in Chelsea through Feb. 1

Rober Kushner at DC Moore Gallery through Feb. 14

Thursday 29th of January 2015

From a new play about the inner workings of the porn industry to a concert consisting of tunes from classic video games, this is quite a week of culture for NYC culture cravers. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread your excitement. RATE events once you've been. 

Starting on Saturday, Jan. 31 see the Civilians’ new play, Pretty Filthy, at the Abrons Arts Center. It’s an inside look at the world of pornography, created after conducting extensive interviews and observations in San Fernando Valley (the “other Hollywood”).

Did you always feel like “Zelda” was an art form? On Saturday, Jan. 31, head to the Beacon Theater for Video Games Live, an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games ever — from Donkey Kong to Tetris to Halo.

Do you miss seeing Larry David on TV? Now you can see him on Broadway. His show, Fish in the Dark, starts previews on Monday, Feb. 2.

As we await the final eight episodes of AMC’s The Walking Dead, join the show’s executive producer and cast at a Times Talk. The event itself on Monday, Feb. 2 is sold out already, but if you didn’t snag a ticket, you can watch it streamed online.

Craving drama? Primary Stages presents a new collection of short plays, Lives of The Saints, by David Ives and directed by John Rando starting Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Thursday 22nd of January 2015

From a star juggler to the art of an Instagram sensation to the first-ever children's show by one of London's most inventive theater companies, this is a great week for New York City's culture cravers. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE it once you've been. 

Complicite’s first-ever show for children, Lionboy, which is adapted from Zizou Corder's bestselling trilogy, opens on Friday at the New Victory. It’s best for children 8 and older.

Nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln remains an exemplar of leadership in a time of crisis. Starting Friday, visit the Morgan Library and Museum for Lincoln Speaks, which showcases Lincoln’s written and spoken words.

Voyage to the Virtual at the Scandinavia House, starting Saturday, is dedicated to digital moving image, and light-based Nordic art.

Postmasters Gallery has two exhibits starting Saturday, one featuring Instagram sensation Ryder Ripp (132K followers).

Friday 16th of January 2015

It's a great week for you history-focused Culture Cravers. Explore a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the words of Abraham Lincoln, or photographs of civil rights marchers from 50 years ago. Below are Culture Craver's top picks for the week ahead. Be sure to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and create buzz for the best work. RATE what you've seen. 

It has been 50 years since the Selma-to-Montgomery freedom journey march of 1965. See stunning historic photographs at the New York Historical Society starting Friday in Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein

Does the Upper West Side spark your imagination? Head to Between Riverside and Crazy at Second Stage starting on Friday, Jan. 16.

Take your kids to see IMpossible IZZpossible, a BAMKids production that blends hip-hop, tap, step, and modern dance.

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Calling all art cravers! Gallery guru Meredith Rosen of Sargent's Daughters has picked out some of the most exciting gallery exhibitions currently running in New York City to help you plan your art calendar. CRAVE the exhibitions that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE the ones that you've seen. 

Titus Kaphar at Jack Shainman Gallery through Feb. 21

Philip Taaffe opens at Luhring Augustine Gallery through April 26