Being involved in the art scene means staying up to date with what’s currently happening. Luckily for NYC residents, there is always something going on, whether it is a new (or long-term) display in a museum, a comedy show, a music performance, or a play. Consider checking out some of these great events in the coming week:
- Ai Weiwei: According to What? This free event will be at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden through February 24th. See the sculptures and art installations of Chinese artist and human rights advocate Ai Weiwei.
- Fried Chicken and Latkes. If you’ve got a little cash to spare, consider seeing this solo comedy show starring Rain Pryor, who was raised in a biracial household in Beverly Hills. Ticket prices range from $39.50-$69.50.
- Zarina: Paper Like Skin. Artist Zarina Hashimi has compared paper to skin. Her work showcases its uses in poetry, sculpture, currency, and a home for a wandering spirit. Showing at the Guggenheim Museum through April 21st, Hashimi’s work is poignant and touching.
- All the Rage. Martin Moran stars in this one-man show, exploring themes of anger and self-discovery, touching on close personal emotions that don’t often get addressed. Playing through February 24th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, tickets are $55 each.
- Life, Death and Transformation in the Americas. Now on long-term view, this exhibition showcases more than a hundred of the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection masterpieces from the Arts of the Americas collection. The collection focuses on the theme of transformation spiritually and religiously and explores life, death, fertility, and regeneration.
- Ensemble ACJW. This group of musicians from the Academy (a program of Carnegie Hall, the Julliard School and the Weill Music Institute) will perform at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. The show, February 18th, will premiere Mazzioli’s “Set That on Fire” and will showcase several other works as well. Tickets are $30.