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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

Saturday 15th of March 2014

Craving culture? There are tons of great options in NYC this week — from enormous sculptures at PS1 to of Mice and Men (with James Franco and Leighton Meester) on Broadway. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread word of mouth. RATE it with a STAR, MEH, or BOMB once you've been.

Friday, March 14

Do you love The New York Times’ street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham as much as we do? Head to the New York Historical Society starting Friday for Bill Cunningham: The Facades Project, an exhibition of his work from the 1960s and 1970s.

Starting Friday, see La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) at the Metropolitan Opera. It’s a love story from the 19th Century with a sleepwalking aria for the heroine.

In The Junket, struggling writer Mike Albo gets a plum freelance gig at a major newspaper. The show (at Culture Project) is a funny, slightly painful account of New York's backbiting media scene.

Saturday, March 15

Starting Saturday, see Robert Heinecken: Object Matter at MoMA. It’s the first retrospective of the groundbreaking work of the LA artist since his death in 2006. The exhibition includes more than 150 works, including the largest display to date of his altered magazines.

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The Book of Grace) brings her drama, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) — about war, freedom, and love — to the Public Theater. It runs for a week, starting on Saturday.

An appearance by Yo-Yo Ma on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood inspired Esperanza Spalding to become a musician. Saturday night, see the genre-bending Grammy winner perform at the 92nd Street Y.

Saturday at BAMcafé, see Divinity Roxx perform new material and songs from her 2012 album, The Roxx Boxx Experience. She’s toured the world as Beyonce’s bassist, served as a prof at Funk University, and performed alongside Kanye West and Jay Z.

Craving burlesque? Burlesque-a-Pades is the nation's top touring burlesque revue conceived by The World Famous Pontani Sisters. It’s playing at the Cutting Room on Saturday.

Heathers: The Musical. Need we say more? We hope "Big Fun" has its own dance number at this production at New World Stages.

Sunday, March 16

Craving something that is poetic yet grotesque? Head to MoMA PS1 starting Sunday to see Gavin Kenyon: Reliquary Void. It includes bulbous, asymmetric, and enormous sculptures.

The best-reviewed movie of this weekend is called Le Week-end. It’s a bittersweet drama about a British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship, starring Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, and Lindsay Duncan.

Other great movie options this weekend are The Art of the Steal (not to be confused with the excellent documentary about the Barnes Foundation by the same name). It stars some of your favorite 1980s stars (Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon) in a new art heist flick.

Veronica Mars, adapted from the cult TV show and funded by you on Kickstarter, has the Internet to thank for being created. It hits cinemas this weekend.