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Friday 18th of April 2014

It's another exciting week of culture in NYC. Here are our top picks of new culture around town. Be sure to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. Rate events once you've been with a STAR, MEH, or BOMB. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Craving art? Check out a new exhibition of work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, According to What?, at the Brooklyn Museum or View of Dawn in the Tropics, paintings and sculptures by Julian Schnabel, at Gagosian Gallery on W. 24th Street.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Bears — a year documenting two mother bears raising their cubs; Fading Gigolo, about a bookstore employee (with a boss played by Woody Allen) who is driven to prostitution by the faltering economy; Make Your Move, about warring Brooklyn dance clubs; or Transcendence a cautionary story about a computer takeover of planet earth with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, and Kate Mara.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Fifty years have passed since Andy Warhol sparked a scandal at the 1964 World’s Fair by creating a montage of large mug shots of the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962. See the works at the Queens Museum in Andy Warhol's 13 Most Wanted Men and the 1964 World's Fair starting Sunday.

Saturday 12th of April 2014

Craving art? Gallerist Meredith Rosen has picked the top art exhibitions of the week in NYC. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz. RATE it once you've seen it. 

The AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Ave Armory Show through April 13

Saturday 12th of April 2014

If you’re craving culture in NYC, this is a great week for you. From Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway to Ai Weiwei at the Brooklyn Museum, there are some great new options. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE it once you’ve been.

Friday, April 11

The Paley Center presents a star-studded sneak peek at FX's highly anticipated original TV adaptation of the Coen brothers' Oscar-winning film, Fargo, Friday in Fargo. TV. Yah?

Craving dance? See Stephen Petronio Company at the Joyce through Sunday evening or Trisha Brown Dance Company at New York Live Arts through Sunday.

If you’re craving photography, head to the Park Avenue Armory for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) show. More than 75 leading photography galleries are represented; photos will be from 19th century through today.

Friday through Sunday, see what DJ Spooky created during a two-month residency at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Seoul Counterpoint & Heavenly Code is an audio/visual anthropology, which includes traditional Korean elements and computer-generated visuals. It’s at La MaMa. 

Saturday, April 12

Learn about home brewing at the Pride of Brewing Homebrew Festival at Littlefield in Brooklyn.

Daniel Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame, is Cripple Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway starting Saturday.

Sunday, April 13

Sunday or Monday, head to the Guggenheim to see the world premiere of NYC Ballet dancers performing excerpts of choreographer Justin Peck’s newest work with a score by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens.

See one of this week’s new movies. Options include Dancing in Jaffa about a renowned ballroom speaker who returns to Jaffa to teach ballroom dancing to Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children; Draft Day — a football movie with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner; and Hateship Loveship, about a teenager who orchestrates a romance between her nanny (Kristen Wiig) and her father.  

Friday 4th of April 2014

Craving art? Gallerist Meredith Rosen – who is opening a new exhibition this weekend at her downtown gallery – recommends the top NYC art of the week ahead. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. Rate events once you’ve seen them.

Rose Marcus at Eli Ping Gallery through April 6

Friday 4th of April 2014

It's a great week in NYC for culture cravers. Optins range from a new Museum of Natural History exhibit on flying dinosaurs to a look back at Frederick Douglass's seminal Pictures and Progress Lecture with Sarah Lewis, Carrie Mae Weems, and Jose Rivera. CRAVE the events that excite you to keept track and spread word of mouth. RATE them once you've seen them. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Kids 4+ (and their grown ups) should head to the New Victory starting today to see Bello Mania — an athletic, inventive clown, who delivers wacky antics and daredevil tricks.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs, the first animals with backbones to fly under their own power. In the new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History, see rare fossils and life-size models that bring these ancient animals to life.

The Tribeca Film Festival starts on April 16. Get a sneak peek on Saturday at 3 PM at the Apple Store in SoHo, when six TFF directors chat about their films and debut clips and trailers.

Rodgers and Hammerstein teamed up to make a long list of musical hits. Guest artistic director, writer, and host Ted Chapin joins vocalists to share an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the duo’s families at the 92nd Street Y.

See the young, inventive PigPen Theatre Co.’s mix of folk storytelling, puppetry, clever staging, and live music at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday night.

Miley Cyrus is performing at the Barclays Center on Saturday night!

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (a documentary about nature’s great explorers narrated by Morgan Freeman), and Alan Partridge with Steve Coogan.

Monday 31st of March 2014

If you're craving art, there are a ton of amazing options in NYC this week. Gallerist Meredith Rosen — who has an exhibition opening next weekend at her Lower East Side Gallery — shares her top picks of the week. Remember to CRAVE the exhibitions that excite you to spread word of mouth (and keep track). RATE them once you've seen them. 

William Powhida at Postmasters Gallery through April 19

Friday 28th of March 2014

It's a great week in New York City for culture cravers. There are new shows (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), new dance (Ailey II), and talks galore (we're craving the one about gossip!) Remember to CRAVE the events that excite you and RATE them once you've seen them to share your point of view. 

Friday, March 28

Starting Friday night, see The Maiden at La Mama. It’s Nerve Tank’s modern take on the myth of Persephone’s abduction by Hades, set in a trailer park nightclub.

Also starting Friday is The Heir Apparent — a comedy about family inheritance — at Classic Stage. The famed John Rando directs.

Saturday, March 29

Neil Patrick Harris comes to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch — a revival of a musical comedy-drama about a fictional rock band fronted by a German transgendered singer.

Renowned for his genre-defying collaborations, classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain delivers brilliant percussion performances that have established him not as one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians. See him perform with many other “masters of percussion” at the Theater at Madison Square Garden this Saturday.

Sunday, March 30

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Noah (about the flood, starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson), Cesar Chavez (about the legendary activist), and Sabotage (Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new flick).

Friday 21st of March 2014

There are tons of great options for culture cravers in the week ahead — from Cabaret with Alan Cumming to the National Theatre of China's Richard III. CRAVE the events that excite you to keep track and create buzz. Rate them — with a STAR, MEH, or BOMB — once you've been to share your point of view. 

Friday, March 21

Alan Cumming is reprising his Tony Award-winning performance in Cabaret at Studio 54 starting Friday. 

Saturday, March 22

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include Rob the Mob with the brilliant Nina Arianda, Muppets Most Wanted, or the YA flick, Divergent.

Sunday, March 23

See the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet at Lincoln Center Sunday.

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

This is a great week for those of you who are craving visual art. Savvy gallerist Meredith Rosen has hand picked five gallery and museum exhibitions that you absolutely must see. Be sure to CRAVE the ones that excite you to spread word of mouth and keep track ... and RATE them once you've seen them with a STAR, BOMB, or MEH. Enjoy!

William Powhida: Overculture at Postmasters Gallery through April 19