Glitch Mob, Tech Design at MoMA, WU LYF, Bartha: N.Y. Weekend
Dance through the heat wave when Los Angeles-based Glitch Mob lays down some heavy, squelching beats at Terminal 5.
Get there early to take in Phantogram, the girl-boy band with chilly vocals and addictive melodies.
At 610 W. 56th St. Information: +1-212-582-6600; http://www.terminal5nyc.com.
Pick up a splendid timepiece or dazzling diamond earrings at the 5th Annual New York Antique Jewelry and Watch Show.
More than 100 international dealers -- from Aaron Faber Gallery to YNY Jewels -- are showing off their vintage wares.
Expect to find items from Harry Winston, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Rolex and Patek Phillipe, among others, in all periods, from the Renaissance to Art Deco.
Through July 24 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St. Information: +1-212-463-0071; http://www.newyorkantiquejewelryandwatchshow.com.
Pilobolus enjoys finding collaborators outside the dance world -- the inventive group recently worked with MIT’s Robotics Lab, rock band OK Go, and a Japanese butoh company.
Check out their athletic performance style, requiring strength, skill, timing and a keen understanding of the laws of motion, as they present new works such as “Korokoro” together with repertory faves.
They’ve been at it for 40 years, not bad for a troupe named after a fungus that lives in cow dung.
Runs until Aug. 6 at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. Information: +1-212-691-9740; http://www.joyce.org.
Stroll over to Jim Lahey’s Co. and order a refreshing glass of prosecco. Try the watermelon gazpacho for starters, followed by a perfectly-crusted Margherita pizza.
230 Ninth Ave. Information: +1-212-243-1105.
Media-mute yet super-hyped band WU LYF plays the Knitting Factory tonight.
Their particular brand of expansive guitar-based rock elicits a confused euphoria, mainly due to the totally unintelligible crowing of lead singer Ellery Roberts. It really doesn’t matter that you can’t decipher his words -- your body will recognize every single note.
Say hi to “Talking Carl” as you enter the Museum of Modern Art’s new tech show. He’s an iPhone and iPad app that will respond to sound and touch, repeating what visitors say. Play it cool -- like any creature, Carl can also get very jumpy.
Play a video game called “Tentacles,” where you control a squid emerging from the ooze looking for food. Eat or be eaten by other players as you make existential decisions.
There are more than 200 projects focusing on the design interface between people and technology, ranging from information systems on a global scale to tiny Tweenbots asking for directions to a different gallery.
Tech-phobic? There’s also a Wifi Dowsing Rod designed to comfort people overwhelmed by digital innovation.
“Talk to Me” runs until Nov. 7 at MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St. Information: +1-212-708-9400; http://www.moma.org.
Justin Bartha, the sanest member of the “Hangover” crew, takes the stage in “All New People.”
In the world premiere of Zach Braff’s raunchy comedy, he plays a brokenhearted man looking for solitude. Directed by Peter DuBois, the cast also includes TV actors Krysten Ritter and Anna Camp.
The action is set in an empty New Jersey beach town during the depths of winter -- given the heat wave, you may have to work a bit at suspending your disbelief.
In previews at the Second Stage Theatre, 305 W. 43rd St., opening July 25. Information: +1-212-246-4422; http://www.2st.com.
(With assistance from Jacob Henkoff and Lili Rosboch. Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)
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