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Sci-art at Exit Art
Fri Feb 27
[node:] Scientists and artists may appear to make strange bedfellows, but the ethical questions and societal ramifications raised by tissue culture technology, cybernetics and genetics make it ripe for artistic exploration. The group show "Corpus Extremus (LIFE+)", opening this Saturday at Exit Art, exhibits works from artists who collaborate with scientists and have hands on experience with biology, an interdisciplinary approach that curator Boryana Rossa explains, has been growing in the last decade. Rossa says: "Scientists can promote through their research future scenarios of development, of technology that will be embedded in society. What the artists are doing are embodying these scenarios in an artifact to see what it is going to look like, and this is the power of art in these terms." A work dominating the center of the gallery space is Silent Barrage, which connects neuron culture, grown in Petri dish, with a large robotic body, created by artists Guy Ben-Ary and...
Sneak Peek: The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden
Fri Feb 27
[node:] Photographs by Virginia Rollison We love the tail end of winter, when the snow melts away, the chill becomes manageable and the air outside smells just a little less like urine. It can mean only one thing: the return of The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Seven years strong, the bloomy extravaganza opens tomorrow and runs through April 12; the theme is Brazilian Modern, and the NYBG recruited landscape architect and gardening guru Raymond Jungles to do 'er up righteous. Get thee to da Bronx this weekend and you'll also be treated to Brazilian food tastings, samba dancing, guitar serenades and a Jungles lecture and book signing (Saturday 28 only).
You went hungry, thanks to TONY.
Fri Feb 27
Occasionally, we here at Time Out like to engage in a little round of Ruining It For Everyone. This usually entails our spreading the word about an awesome thing previously enjoyed by only a privy few. And while we certainly weren't the only ones abuzz about new sandwich joints Baoguette and Defonte's this week, we fear that our Go Out for Cheap issue may have played a part in last night's shocking dearth of sandwiches at both places. The good news? Both spots are still serving right this very moment. And this moment. (But don't count on this moment—get going!) Also: It seems like you're getting tired of cheap sandwiches for dinner. So how 'bout we make it up to you with dinner at BarBao?
New store alert: MZ Wallace
Fri Feb 27
New York bag brand MZ Wallace will be doubling your shopping pleasure this weekend with the opening of its second location in the city. The new 102 Christopher Street shop—snuggled between Rag & Bone and Rag & Bone Men's—was done by artist Mark Wilson. While it looks nothing like their 93 Crosby Street store, the inventory is still dependably stocked with funky-fresh printed bags, luggage and accessories. Get one of these bags if you're going on a trip, as they appropriately scream, "I'm going on a trip!" Peep a look inside the store after the jump.
What's Going on Tonight: Van Morrison gives an encore
Fri Feb 27
Van Morrison Music Van Morrison Listen to this musical icon warm up with classics and rarities when he revisits his seminal Astral Weeks album at WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Eat Out New York Wine ExpoWhether you're an oenophile or a newcomer, this summit will help you brush up on your knowledge while you savor a pleasant range of worldly wines. Film Dillinger Is DeadAn overlooked Italian masterpiece from the '60s gets a welcome revival. ClubsGirls & Boys: Dim Mak Night Steve Aoki & Co. turn Webster Hall into a cheap hipster sweatfest tonight. Books Marjane Satrapi + Chris WareRemember Satrapi? She answers questions with another graphic-novel guru as part of NYU's Festival of New French Writing. More recommended events today >>
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