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Times Square is injected with video art brilliance
Wed Mar 10
Art in the public realm has evolved to catch up with the recent technological advances. Concepts that once resulted in large-scale sculptures now can manifest as the type of massive projections exemplified by the arts organization Creative Time, whose noteworthy 2007 piece, Doug Aitken's Sleepwalkers, featured several interwoven narratives projected onto MoMA's impressive facade. Since 2001 they have slipped art into the Times Square corporate pit, featuring artists such as Gilbert and George, Steve McQueen and Bruce Conner on their massive hi-def screen planted across from MTV's iconic studios. In another MoMA collaboration, Creative Time is presenting three film works by Marina Abramovic, starting on the opening day of her new exhibition at the museum, March 14. The films include two collaborations betweenAbramovic and longtime partner Ulay: Light/Dark, in which the twotake turns slapping each other at an accelerating pace, andRest/Energy, an which Ulay holds a bow and arrow to...
The shoegaze sound gets a visual aid in a night of music-video debuts
Wed Mar 10
The quietly established Brooklyn venue Vaudeville Park has a lot going for it: cheap admission, the frequent availability of an open bar and the incorporation of incredibly diverse programming. There have been art shows, film festivals and fund-raisers, all of which were created (and probably attended) by members of the Bushwick/Williamsburg scene. This Saturday, March 13, should be no different, as the space hosts Screen Washed, a night of music-video debuts featuring solely neoshoegaze tunes (think bands who claim My Bloody Valentine as a major influence). Artists such as Panda Riot, Serena Maneesh, Screen Vinyl Image and The Sky Drops will have their videos screened, and live music will be provided by Dead Leaf Echo, along with others yet to be announced. Like most other parties here, this one features a low $6 cover, plus an open bar for those attendees who are 21 and up, which pretty much guarantees a good time.—Sarah Lerner Screen Washed: Vaudeville Park, 26 Bushwick Ave at...
Relax here: Yoga for your face
Wed Mar 10
When it comes to yoga for the face, Annelise Hagen has written the book. Trained in classical theater and various movement techniques, Hagen decided to focus her practice on cheek, jaw and eye muscle workouts when she saw what regular yoga was capable of doing to the rest of her body. Once she had put together a cohesive sequence of face poses (and once loose-jowled practitioners realized her techniques offered a more sustainable alternative to things like Botox and cosmetic surgery), her reputation as face yoga expert grew and grew. Hagen is a regular faculty member at New York Yoga (1629 York Ave at 86th St; 212-717-9642, newyorkyoga.com), known mainly for its rigorous series of hot yoga classes, and tonight she will teach an introductory Yoga Face Workshop (6:30--8pm, $25) there. "This is her specialty," explains manager Rebecca Merritt. "She uses the face as a channel for the rest of the body." You can get a sense of some of the moves in this rather hilarious...
Need a cuppa? Get a taste of London at the Time Warner Center
Wed Mar 10
Here at TONY, we know there are few things better in life than a nice cup of tea and a sit-down when you need a break. However, we also know from our brethren at Time Out London that if you actually get the chance to hop the pond, the last thing you want to do is sit around—there's loads to do and see. To get a taste of what the Big Smoke has to to offer, head to the Time Warner Center and check out the Visit London pop-up store, open today until 5pm. There you can speak with reps about travel opportunities, including recommendations for catching the 2012 Olympics. And don't worry—you'll still get your cuppa and cakes (on the house, to boot!), as well as a free high-tea tutorial if you show up at noon. Bon voyage! See more late-breaking events this week
Liberty of London for Target pop-up shop
Wed Mar 10
Liberty of London for Target pop-upTea parties and upscale luncheons come to mind when you check out the sunny floral prints from this British designer. The temporary shop near Bryant Park carries ladies' shirred bandeau one-piece swimsuits ($35), andpatterned men's ties in assorted prints ($20). Or snag a floral trench coat to keep you chic and dry when Mother Nature is in full PMS mode ($45). 1095 Sixth Ave at 42nd St (877-303-4394, target.com). Wed 10 11am--8pm; Thu 11--Sat 13 9am—8pm.—Emily Roitman