8th Annual Latin American Culture Week (LACW)

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The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.

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Korean Restaurant Week Ends this Weekend

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The first annual Korean Restaurant Week in the New York City comes to an end this weekend, SundayNovember 3. Korean Restaurant Week NYC features several restaurants throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and even parts of Northern New Jersey. Participating restaurants throughout the NYC metro area will be offering different deals all week, ranging from prix fixe menus, Korean BBQ packages, meal discounts and special dish offerings.

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Free Yoga at the VW Dome at MoMA PS1

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MoMA PS1, Flavorpill and EmblemHealth are collaborating to offer a free yoga class on Saturday, September 28, 11am – 1pm. The class will be held at the VW Dome at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City). The class is being conducted by the inspiring Rima Rabbath and will be followed by a tai chi class led by the Thomas Droge. Beginners and pros alike are welcome. Complementary Vita Coco, Balance Water, and KIND bars. Free yoga mat for the first 250 guests.

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The New York Art Book Fair Opening at MoMa PS1 (Free)

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Printed Matters presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, where you can find artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people. Opening night is on Thursday, September 19, 6pm – 9pm. Location: MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City.

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Art Season: NYC Gallery Openings (Free)

It’s that time of year again: Art Season! Contemporary art can be a bit overwhelming in NYC, so here are a couple ISH gallery opening recommendations to get you started.

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Sol Lewitt’s Cube with Scribble Bands in Four Directions at the Paula Cooper Gallery (534 W. 21st Street). Opening night Friday, September 6.

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Greg Haberny’s Burn All Crayons at the Lyons Wier Gallery (542 W. 24th Street). Opening night Friday, September 6.

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Blek le Rat’s Ignorance is Bliss at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (529 W. 20th Street, 9th Floor). Opening night Saturday, September 7, 7pm – 9pm.

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Socrates Sculpture Park’s EAF13: 2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. Opening day Sunday, September 8, from 2 – 6pm. Site-specific new works by fifteen artists to watch. Location: 32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City.

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Hayv Kahraman’s Let the Guest be the Master at the Jack Shainman Gallery (524 W. 24th Street). Opening night Tuesday, September 10, 5pm – 8pm.

 

Weekend ISH (8/23 – 8/25): Afro Punk Fest. PS1 Warm Up. Hudson Summer Blues BBQ. Beer Block Party. Central Park Film Festival.

I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.

Afro Punk Fest

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PS1 Warm Up

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Hudson Summer Blues BBQ

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NYC Brewers Guild Beer Block Party

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Central Park Film Festival

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Art & Music: 5 Pointz and DJ Kool Herc Celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th Anniversary (Free)

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“You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far.” – B.I.G.

Join 5 Pointz, DJ Kool Herc and legendary graffiti artists as they celebrate 40 years of Hip Hop on Sunday, August 11, 5pm – 7pm. 5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to legally express themselves. Location:  45-46 Davis St, Long Island City.

Kool Herc, also known as Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, NYC.

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