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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.” 

Saturday 4th of April 2015

Gallery guru Meredith Rosen has picked out some of the most exciting new art exhibitions at NYC galleries to help you plan your week of culture. CRAVE what excites you to keep track ... and RATE it once you've been.

Etel Adnan at Galerie Lelong through May 8

Friday 3rd of April 2015

From hip-hop to Anne Hathaway, it's an exciting week for NYC culture cravers. Here are Culture Craver's favorite events that are opening in the week ahead. Remember to CRAVE what excites you to plan your culture calendar. RATE events once you've seen them. 

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks opens Friday, April 3 at the Brooklyn Museum. It features 160 pages of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks, along with related works on paper and paintings.

This is the first weekend of Hip-Hop Revolution — an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York of photos taken between 1977 and 1990 that document the emergence of hip hop until its entry into popular culture.

See one of this weekend’s new movies. Options include 5 to 7 (Victor Levin’s film about a New Yorker’s affair with a French woman), Cheatin’ (the new Bill Plympton animation that the Times calls a “pulpy, sex-addled opera”), Effie Gray (Emma Thompson’s film about love in Victorian times), Lambert & Stamp (an origin story about the Who), and Woman in Gold (Helen Mirren is an elderly Jewish survivor of World War II who sues the Austrian government for the return of artwork the Nazis stole from her family).

Craving tap dance? Head to the Joyce Saturday or Sunday to see Dorrance Dance: The Blues Project.

Friday 27th of March 2015

It's another exciting week for NYC culture cravers — whether you are craving a Broadway show, affordable art, or a crashcourse in the history of personal computing. CRAVE the events that tempt you to keep track of your cultural "to dos" and RATE them once you've seen them. 

If you want to discover incredible emerging artists, visit the Affordable Art Fair in Chelsea this weekend. There are thousands of works for between $100 and $10,000. It runs through Sunday, March 29.

Fun Home — the new autobiographical musical based on Alison Bechdel’s comics — got largely positive reviews at the Public Theater. It starts previews on Friday, March 27 on Broadway.

The best reviewed new movie coming to cinemas this weekend is While We're Young, an exploration of aging, ambition, and success that stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts.

Craving a story? On Sunday, March 29, six people who have shaped the New York fashion scene over the past five decades will tell stories at MoMA PS1 woven around a specific garment or object. Vestoj Storytelling Salon runs from noon to 6 PM.

In 1955, The Museum of Modern Art staged a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region with Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980. It opens on Sunday, March 29.

Friday 20th of March 2015

Here are our top picks of the new cultural events opening up just in time for the start of spring in New York City. From Wolf Hall on Broadway to a real life a cappella competition to flex dance at the Park Avenue Armory, there are so many great choices. CRAVE what excites you to keep track and spread buzz about what's new and exciting. RATE events once you've been. 

See the Cold War Kids at Terminal Five on Friday, March 20.

Did you love Hilary Mantel’s prizewinning novels about Henry VIII, the rise of Thomas Cromwell, and the death of Sir Thomas Moore? Thanks to the Royal Shakespeare Company, it’s coming to Broadway as Wolf Hall Parts One and Two. The two shows are playing in repertory starting on Saturday, March 21.

The first day of spring is the beginning of the new year in the Persian Calendar. You can celebrate the Persian New Year (Nowruz) at the Children’s Museum of the Arts’ Persian Festival, which will include music, dance, theater, and storytelling on Sunday, March 22. There’s also a parade on Sunday starting at 8 AM. 

Celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s birthday this weekend at Sondheimas at 54 Below, which is billed as the “annual quasi-religious celebration of the birth of the savior of musical theater.”

Craving a cappella? With less than two months until Pitch Perfect 2 hits movie theaters, experience the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival, the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. It’s taking place at Columbia’s Miller Theater on Saturday, March 21. If you want more, see Out of the Blue — an all-male vocal group from Oxford University — perform at 54 Below on Thursday at 9:30 PM.

Moisés Kaufman (Larammie Project, 33 Variations) pairs with multi-talented writer and actor Daniel Beaty in his newest one-man piece about performer and political activist Paul Robeson, The Tallest Tree in the Forest.

Saturday 14th of March 2015

Gallerist Meredith Rosen's gallery will open a new exhibition, Laura Lancaster: A Stranger's Dream on Friday, March 20. We're craving it! We're also craving all the exciting shows she's highlighting here as her top NYC art gallery picks of the week:  

Sascha Braunig at Foxy Production (through April 18)

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