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Thursday 14th of May 2015

From the art fairs to public art to the newest play by Rajiv Joseph, there's a lot to do in New York City this week. Here are our top picks for this week's brand new events. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE events once you've sen them. 

It’s Frieze Art Fair weekend in New York City. See Frieze on Randall’s Island or one of the other fairs — including 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Pioneer Works, NADA on the Lower East Side, and Art Miami on Pier 54,

On Friday, May 15, Anderson Cooper and Conan O’Brien will talk at the Paley Center in Fire and Ice. They’ll focus on Conan’s special episode filmed in Cuba.

Le Grand Cirque — with 50 world champion acrobats, jugglers and performers from more than 15 countries — is this Saturday and Sunday at Hunter’s Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse.

Friday 8th of May 2015

It's another big week for New York City culture. Explore design, the written word, dance, and theater. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE events once you've seen them. 

NYC X Design — New York City’s annual citywide celebration of design — starts May 8 and runs through the 19th. It includes events across the city focused on architecture, technology, crafts, engineering, fashion, graphic design, and more. Find the full lineup of events online.

The PEN World Voices Festival is this weekend. This year, 100 writers from 30 countries are gathering in New York to talk about international literature.

Craving dance? May 8 and 9, see Lang Dance: Spring Performance at New York Live Arts, which features seasonal premieres of original dance works.

Take kids 7 and up to Luv: American-Style, a performance by Rennie Harris, who uses rock, hip-hop, dance, and dialogue to tell the story of one man’s struggle with identity, love, and justice.

Thursday 7th of May 2015

It's another exciting week for NYC art cravers, and our friend Meredith Rosen has hand-picked her top exhibitions to help you find the best of the week. CRAVE what excites you, and RATE it once you've been. 

Al Held: Particular Paradox at Van Doren Waxter Gallery through July 2

Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine in Chelsea and Bushwick through June 21

Maker's Mark at Regina Rex through May 24

Cy Twombly at Gagosian on Madison Avenue through June 20

Friday 1st of May 2015

The TONY nominees for the best Broadway shows and creators of the year were announced this week. How many have you seen? How many are you craving? The winners will be announced on Sunday, June 7 — so there's a short window to try to see all you've missed before the winners are revealed. Here's the list of the nominees in the top categories: 

Best Play

Best Musical

Friday 1st of May 2015

It's a big week in the NYC culture universe — from the opening of the Whitney Museum to the new documentary about Iris Apfel to a Hot Jazz festival. Here are our top picks for the events opening this week. Remember to CRAVE what excites you and RATE it once you've been.

Starting Friday, May 1, visit the new Whitney Museum downtown — and see its inaugural exhibition, America is Hard to See.

Starting Saturday, May 2, see new sculptures by Erika Verzutti at the Sculpture Center.

British new wave band Spandau Ballet is performing at the Beacon on Saturday, May 2. All five original members are touring North America for the first time in nearly 30 years.

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon’s new super hero movie), Far from the Madding Crowd (with Carey Mulligan), Iris (a documentary about fashion icon Iris Apfel).

In honor of Children’s Day, which is celebrated on May 5 in Japan, head to the Japan Society on Saturday, May 3 for Folklore Family Day. You will step into Japan’s best-known folktales — Peach Boy, Urashima Taro, and Princess Kaguya.

Friday 24th of April 2015

It's an amazing springtime week of culture in New York City — from the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend to the opening of the Whitney's beautiful new downtown home on Friday. Here are Culture Craver's top picks for events opening this week. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. Rate events once you've seen them.  

It’s finally springtime! Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 6 PM, celebrate at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival. See the blooming trees and a Cosplay fashion show, a tea ceremony, samurai sword fighting, and more. The lineup for the festival is online here.

Craving slam poetry? At 6 PM Saturday, the 20 best teen poets of NYC are competing at The Apollo in the Urban World Poetry Slam Grand Slam Final to win the chance to represent the city at the national teen poetry slam.

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner; The Age of Adaline (with Blake Lively and Harrison Ford); and Adult Beginners.

Thursday 16th of April 2015

From immersing yourself into a mysterious 1920s speakeasy to experiencing peruvian puppetry, it's an exciting week of NYC culture. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread world of mouth. RATE events once you have been.

Go back in time to Ziegfeld’s 1920’s extravaganza, the Midnight Frolic, with lavish showgirls, risqué burlesque, thrilling aerialists, and more, at a new immersive theater piece, Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic. It runs from Saturday, April 18 through June 6.

For those of you craving classic rock, John Mellencamp is performing at Carnegie Hall on the 20th and 21st and at the Apollo on the 23rd and the 24th.

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy will bring together some 200 works to explore the art of the Deccan plateau of south-central India, which was home to a succession of highly cultured Muslim kingdoms with a rich artistic heritage. It opens April 20 and runs through July.

Peruvian puppeteers, Teatro Hugo & Ines, use mime, dance, puppetry, and the performers’ knees, feet, hands, and elbows. They are performing at HERE from April 21 through April 25.

Thursday 16th of April 2015

From immersing yourself into a mysterious 1920s speakeasy to experiencing peruvian puppetry, it's an exciting week of NYC culture. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and spread world of mouth. RATE events once you have been.

Go back in time to Ziegfeld’s 1920’s extravaganza, the Midnight Frolic, with lavish showgirls, risqué burlesque, thrilling aerialists, and more, at a new immersive theater piece, Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic. It runs from Saturday, April 18 through June 6.

For those of you craving classic rock, John Mellencamp is performing at Carnegie Hall on the 20th and 21st and at the Apollo on the 23rd and the 24th.

Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy will bring together some 200 works to explore the art of the Deccan plateau of south-central India, which was home to a succession of highly cultured Muslim kingdoms with a rich artistic heritage. It opens April 20 and runs through July.

Peruvian puppeteers, Teatro Hugo & Ines, use mime, dance, puppetry, and the performers’ knees, feet, hands, and elbows. They are performing at HERE from April 21 through April 25.

Friday 10th of April 2015

From Stevie Wonder to art photography to the Tribeca Film Festival, this is a big week for NYC Culture Cravers. Here are our picks of the exciting events opening this week. CRAVE what excites you to keep track — and RATE it once you've been to share your POV.

Explore 400 years of portrait drawings at the Portrait Gallery’s Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris starting on Friday, April 10. Each week of the exhibition, a different set of four portraits will be hung "in dialogue" with each other in a specially-built room located in the center of the Center’s Main Gallery. 

Looking for a relationship? Head to the High Line for In Search of Someone on Saturday, April 11 between 2 and 5 PM. It features famed DJ duo AndrewAndrew, a matchmaker’s advice, and tarot card readings.

See Stevie Wonder at the Barclays Center on Sunday, April 12.

See one of this week’s new movies. Options include Ex Machina (a smart sci-fi movie), Clouds of Sils Maria (Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in a movie about an actress in a revival), The Sister Hood of Night (a modern day Salem Witch Trial), and Rebels of the Neon God (in Mandarin with subtitles).

If you’re a fan of the TV show Person of Interest, go to the Paley Center on Monday, April 13. Hear from the series creator, producers, and actors — and who knows? You might get some clues about “the machine.” 

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