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Thursday 30th of July 2015

Here are our top picks for the NYC culture opening this coming week. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. Rate it once you've seen it. 

On Friday, July 31, See Big K.R.I.T. at the Prospect Park Bandshell. He’s touring to support his first studio album, Live From The Underground.

On Saturday, August 1, see Taylor Mac’s romp through 100 years of culture in Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Abridged. It’s his debut at Celebrate Brooklyn! Gates at the Prospect Park Bandshell open at 6:30 and the performance begins at 7:30.

See one of the weekend’s new movies. Options include Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (with Tom Cruise) and Best of Enemies (a documentary about the debates of 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley, Jr.). 

Friday 24th of July 2015

Here are Culture Craver's top NYC picks for cultural events opening this week. There's plenty of diversity — from an ode to Frank Sinatra to Family Day at Lincoln Center Out of Doors to Nicki Minaj. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and rate events once you've seen them.

On Friday, July 24, Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy will discuss her father’s TV career with Twyla Tharp, Gay Talese, and Max Weinberg at the Paley Center’s Salute to Frank Sinatra on Television

Starting at 6 PM on Friday, view the night sky with telescopes on the flight deck of Intrepid at the Family Astronomy Night.

Saturday, July 25 is Family Day at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. See Joyous Quartet (a quartet of eight year olds), Heidi Latsky Dance, Baby Loves Disco, Lil Buck, and more.

The top-selling female rapper of all time, Nicki Minaj, plays the Barclays Center on Sunday, July 26.

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Craving art? Gallerist Meredith Rosen — whose gallery's new exhibition, Cy Gavin: Overture, opened last week — recommends her top NYC art picks of the week. CRAVE the shows that excite you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you've seen them. 

Mary Weatherford: Red Hook at Brennan & Griffin through Aug. 1, 2015

Friday 17th of July 2015

From the recreation of King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (an East Village bar from the 1980s) at the Whitney to Michael Cerveris at Joe's Pub to the start of Cymbeline at Shakespeare in the Park, it's an exciting week of culture in New York City. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread your excitement. RATE events once you've seen them.

If it sounds too absurd not to be true, it must be. Point Break Live! — the stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves extreme sports blockbuster — plays at the Highline Ballroom on Friday, July 17. It features a new, unrehearsed Keanu Reeves who is pulled at random from the audience moments before each action-packed show.

On Saturday, July 18, the talented filmmakers of the FilmShop take on the theme of strange bedfellows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, through a series of shorts varied in storytelling styles and genres. The night’s festivities include a live performance by electro-pop duo, Stranger Cat, and a DJ dance party to follow.

On Sunday, July 19, 54 Below dusts off one of the most brave, boisterous, brazen, raucous theatre experiences of the 1980s, the musical Starmites. It’s been a while, so here’s a reminder: it’s a musical about a teenage girl obsessed with comic books and gifted with uncontrollable superpowers. She is transported to a colorful and imaginative fantasy world inhabited by a vast array of fiercely idiosyncratic characters fighting for power, prestige, and interplanetary control. Sounds ripe for a revival, no?

Also on Sunday, the Queens Museum of Art opens its exhibit of the work of Robert Seydel. Seydel, who passed away in 2011, is a cult figure in the world of collage art, merging actual personages with fictional characters.

See one of the weekend's new movies. Options include Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, the new-style rom com that is getting great reviews, or Ant Man, a super hero heist flick.

Friday 10th of July 2015

It's a fun week of culture this week in New York City — from a hip-hop festival in Brooklyn to a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton that starts previews on Broadway. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE events once you've seen them. 

There are two new exhibitions opening Friday, July 10 at The Brooklyn Museum — FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds, which is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based artists, and an ode to sneaker culture, which puts 150 pairs on display.

This weekend is the 11th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Expect to hear performances by Common, Mobb Deep, Lion Babe, Freeway, Skyzoo, Charles Hamilton, and more.  

Jose Alberto, also known as El Canario, can make a whistle into a solo instrument. Join him for a midsummer night swing at Lincoln Center starting at 6:30 PM on Friday, July 10.

Starting on Friday, July 10 is The Brick’s seventh annual Game Play festival. It features work at the intersection of gaming and performance.

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Yes, it's time for fireworks, but it's also time for the Magic Mike sequel, outdoor renditions of The Tempest and As You Like It, and a Tim Burton music fest. Here are our top picks of the week ahead. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE events once you've seen them. 

Starting Friday, July 3, see Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Marcus Garvey Park at 7 PM. It’s presented by SummerStage and the Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Celebrate Independence Day with some Motown at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing. Dr. K's Motown Revue’s dance lesson begins at 6:30, and live music begins at 7:30.

Using reproductions of historic documents, artifacts, and works of art, the New York Historical Society’s Student Historian Teen Leaders have curated a nuanced installation that sheds light on the lives soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War. Revolution: NYC & the War for Independence opens on Governor’s Island (House 18) on the 4th of July.

After watching the hotdog eating contest and the fireworks, see one of the weekend’s new movies. Options include Amy (the Amy Winehouse biography), Magic Mike XXL (the male stripper movie sequel), Cartel Land (a documentary about the Mexican Drug War), and Mala Mala (a documentary about the transformation told through the eyes of nine thrans-identifying Puerto Ricans).

Friday 26th of June 2015

There are tons of great art exhibitions opening in NYC galleries this week. Meredith Rosen — gallerist and art guru — has picked the ones she is craving the most to help you find the most exciting work. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE them once you have been. 

Thursday 25th of June 2015

From an Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Morgan to an Asian Film Festival to outdoor concerts at Randall's Island, Central Park, and Storm King, it's an exciting week of craveable culture in and around the city. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE them once you've been. 

Starting Friday, June 26, look through the looking glass at The Morgan Library and Museum for Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland. It presents the original manuscript, as well as original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects.

The legendary Bette Midler is performing at MSG on Friday, June 26.

Also starting Friday is a major retrospective of work by Doris Salcedo of Colombia at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Starting Friday, see Art as Activism at the New York Historical Society. Explore the posters and other images that artists used to inform and stir up advocacy between the 1930s and 1970s.

Friday through Sunday, head to Randall’s Island for FarmBorough Country Music Festival, a three-day country festival featuring Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Joe Nichols, Luke Bryan, and more.

Craving Asian film? The 14th annual New York Asian Film Festival begins this weekend. It features 54 feature films, including two world premieres.

Remember the 20th Century through 412 color and black-and-white photographs of bodegas and mom and pop stores by artist Zoe Leonard in Analogue at MoMA starting this weekend.

Friday 12th of June 2015

Craving art? Meredith Rosen has picked her top exhibitions of the week to help you plan your NYC art going. CRAVE the events that excite you and RATE them once you've seen them. 

Cy Twombly at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue thorough June 20