The Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting Martin Wong’s extensive Street Art Collection, February 4 – August 24. Martin Wong, an East Village artist and collector of graffiti art, amassed a treasure trove of hundreds of works, consisting of artists such as Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000. The Martin Wong Collection includes over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
Galerie Protégé presents Beyond Literacy, an examination of emerging street art with works by Joseph Meloy, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Chris RWK and Herb Smith. The exhibit will run from January 8 – February 1. Opening is tonight at 6pm. Location: 197 9th Avenue (22nd Street). Free.
What Dreams May Come Tour is coming to NYC. Join Grammy-nominated, J. Cole, as he celebrates his birthday in concert on Tuesday, January 28, 8pm. The concert will be held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tickets on sale now.
Legendary DJ Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) will be spinning his unique blend of jazz, world and soul music at The Standard’s Le Bain. Join Bobbito and the Giant Step crew tonight, Monday, October 14, 8pm. Location: 444 W. 13th Street.
The Dumbo Art Festival is a free, three-day celebration of art, music and performance in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Art revelers can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions; experience digital art and large scale projections; visit artists in their studios and watch dancers, poets and performers throughout the neighborhood. The festival attracts over 200,000 people and has upwards of 400 artists from a variety of disciplines who participate.
Join Global Citizen Festival 2013, Cotton On Foundation, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and John Mayer as they celebrate success and accelerating progress to a world without extreme poverty by 2030. The campaign focuses on health, education, women equality and global partnership. The free-ticketed festival is taking place on Saturday, September 28, in Central Park (Great Lawn). Gates open at 2pm; concert starts at 4pm.
NY Legend and King of the Re-edit, DJ Danny Krivit, will be playing at LeBain (The Standard Rooftop), located at 444 West 13th Street, 18th Floor. The event will take place on Monday, September 23, 8pm. Krivit is popularly known for mixing & re-editing records, which has led to his worldwide influence and acclaim. The event is brought to NYC by Giant Step. Free with RSVP.
Farewell Summer 2013 is a fundraiser that benefits the Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Foundation, an organization that awards students who demonstrate academic achievement and a desire to work in the arts & entertainment industries through entrepreneurial pursuit. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 12, at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Expected performances by Common, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Candace Coles and the Strivers Row Poetry Collective. Supporter: $50. Friend: $75. VIP: $125.
Kanye and Jay Z are going on tour, separately. The two hip hop impresarios will be performing around the world and have respectively titled their album tours: Yeezus and Magna Carta. Tour dates and sale dates below.
Yeezus (w/ Kendrick Lamar) pre-sale tickets on sale Wednesday, September 11th, 10am. Concert at the Barclays Center November 19th. Concert at Madison Square Garden November 23rd.
Magna Carta pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday, September 12th, 10am. Back-to-back concerts at the Barclays Center January 12th and 13th.
Fool’s Gold presents Day Off at Williamsburg Park on Monday, September 2. This high energy (18+ crowd) event will exhibit a dj set by Unibros, and performances by Run the Jewels, A$AP Ferg, Migos and other special guests. Time: 2pm – 10pm. Location: 50 Kent Ave BK. Free.