MONDAY, AUGUST 20
Screening: Sud at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Chantal Akerman’s film Sud (1999) focuses on the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. by three white supremacists in Jasper, Texas. The film, which considers the extent to which the legacy of violence is reflected in the natural landscape of the American South, includes scenes from Byrd’s funeral and interviews with locals. This screening of Sud is part of the gallery’s “35 Days of Film” series, which concludes at the end of August.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 West 26th Street, screenings at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
Talk: “The Future Is Feminine” at Rubin Museum of Art
For the final installment of its astrological programming series, hosted by artist, architect, and author A. T. Mann, the Rubin will present a conversation with communications consultant Schuyler Brown. The two mystics will discuss the ancient roots of symbols related to women and the role that feminine energy plays in relationships and systems. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the dialogue, which will consider the impact of femininity on individuals and societies alike.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, 7–8:30 p.m. Tickets $25
Concert: Aïsha Devi feat. Asian Dope Boys at Pioneer Works
The Swiss-born, Nepalese-Tibetan musician Aïsha Devi, who often combines electronic sound with unconventional, meditative vocal work, will give a concert with Asian Dope Boys, a performance art collective led by artist Tianzhuo Chen. Their Pioneer Works show will comprise a “visual and sonic performance” that will combine the sounds of Devi with imagery produced by Chen.
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, 7–10 p.m. Tickets $15
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
Talk: “The Bronx Speaks: DREAMers Uprooted Fates & Fortunes” at Lucy’s Flower Shop
The Bronx Museum of the Arts will presents this talk about immigration, which takes place inside a flower shop near the institution. Local DREAMers Harriet Appiah, Azeez A, and Diana Eusebio—who, as immigrants who arrived in the country as minors, would gain U.S. citizenship through the passage of the DREAM Act—will be in conversation with their artist-mentor Jason Lalor and Lucila Saavedra, the owner of Lucy’s Flower Shop. The night is part of a larger Bronx Museum program dedicated to community-building and immigration rights.
Lucy’s Flower Shop, 2655 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, 7 p.m. Free with RSVP
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Party: “Night at the Museum” at MoMA PS1
In celebration of the final weeks of various shows currently on view at the museum, including surveys of work by Reza Abdoh, Julia Phillips, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, PS1 is throwing a one-night-only party. The galleries will be open until midnight, and DJ br0nz3_g0dd3ss will perform a set in the museum’s outdoor atrium area. Alongside all this will be performances by the group Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch, frozen cocktails, and food courtesy of M. Wells, La Newyorkina, and Van Leeuwen.
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, 8 p.m. Tickets $15
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Screening: Alberto Giacometti at Guggenheim Museum
Part of its events series surrounding its current Alberto Giacometti retrospective, the Guggenheim will screen this short documentary from 1966, which takes a look at the artist in his studio. Ernst Scheidegger, who directed the film with Peter Munger, had a longstanding relationship with Giacometti. Over the course of the artist’s career, he produced a formidable group of photographs and films documenting the artist’s life. This film features exclusive footage culled from that body of work.
Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, screenings at 3, 3:30, and 4 p.m.
Screening: Germaine Dulac at Film Society of Lincoln Center
This screening kicks off the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Germaine Dulac retrospective. Included will be showings of of Dulac’s films Étude cinématographique sur une arabesque (1929), Thèmes et variations (1929), Disque 957 (1929), La Folie des vaillants (1925), and, perhaps most notably, The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928), which many consider one of the first Surrealist motion pictures. Leila Bredrueil, Brooklyn-based French cellist and composer, will provide a live scoring of The Seashell and the Clergyman.
Film Society of Lincoln Center, 144 West 65th Street, 7 p.m. Tickets $12/$15
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Festival: Afropunk Festival at Commodore Barry Park
A pointed and purposeful annual gathering most recently held in a park near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Afropunk Festival takes a wide and wizened look at all that “Afropunk” might mean. The “punk” part counts more as a general sensibility than as a musical style, but style (sartorial and otherwise) attends all the different kinds of music in any case, from soul and R&B to hip-hop and house, among many other varieties. Headliners this year include Erykah Badu, Kaytranada, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Pusha T, and, in a seasoned DJ program, big names like Just Blaze and Theo Parrish, a mastermind of deep, delirium-making house and techno from Detroit. Programming continues on Sunday, August 26.
Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, consult website for ticket pricing and performance times
Screening: Kids at the Metrograph
As part of its Larry Clark series, Metrograph will screen Kids (1995), the director and photographer’s cult classic about disillusioned teenagers in 1990s New York. Written by Harmony Korine, the film generated controversy during its release for its graphic depictions of underage drinking and sexuality. In in the intervening years, however, the film, which features early performances from Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson, has been considered an important document of the struggles of a certain generation of young Manhattanites. Clark himself will be present for Q&A following the screening.
Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, 6 p.m. Tickets $25