Drinks for Dads, Dennis Hopper, Sailing: NYC Weekend
Dennis Hopper’s 1960s photographs, veteran punk band Black Flag and a fortune-telling mannequin are included in Muse’s weekend highlights for New York.
Bull fighters, celebrities, Hells Angels, semi-naked models and civil rights activists invade the Gagosian gallery in photos by Dennis Hopper. More than 400 pictures capture everyone from Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking into a cluster of microphones, to Jane Fonda on her wedding day to Roger Vadim.
Through June 22 at 980 Madison Ave., +1-212-744-2313; http://www.gagosian.com.
Tales of sailors and smugglers will unfold on Governors Island in “The Augmented Reality War of 1812” by artist Steve Bull and historian Kathleen Hulser. It’s a self-guided tour on smartphone or tablet.
Meanwhile Brad, the Internet Psychic, is taking up residence for the summer in the St. Cornelius Chapel on the island. Brad is a mannequin made by artist Daniel Temkin who dispenses fortunes from his belly. Both projects are supported by Harvestworks, a nonprofit focusing on sound and electronic art: http://www.harvestworks.org
Alder in the East Village is the long-awaited sophomore effort by Wylie Dufresne, the chef behind the Michelin-starred WD-50. It features bar food such as Chinese sausages with spicy Japanese mustard ($12). 152 2nd Ave. Information: +1-212-539-1900 or http://aldernyc.com/.
Black Flag is playing its first New York show in 25 years. The punk band is one of the best known of the 350 groups in Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Also taking part is the alt-country act Lambchop.
The festival is now in its fifth year and beoming New York’s equivalent of the South by Southwest musical event, with more than 70 speakers and 50 movies. Through June 20: http://northsidefestival.com/
Catch up with jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, who after a five-decade career will be in a Latin state of mind at the Blue Note jazz club. His all-star support includes drummer Francisco Mela and percussionist Miguel Valdez. Runs through June 16 at 131 W. 3rd St. Information: +1-212-475-9592; http://www.bluenote.net.
Shake up Dad’s Saturday afternoon with a mixology class at Forty Four in the Royalton Hotel. The two-hour course includes history, tastings, small bites, the chance to make your own cocktails and tools of the trade to take home. This weekend’s drinks are the Mojito and Negroni. At 44 West 44th St; +1-212-944-8844; http://www.royaltonhotel.com
Great weather is expected so why not take a sunset cruise with your favorite father on the Schooner America 2.0. Sail to the Statue of Liberty and view the Brooklyn Bridge while enjoying complimentary drinks. Gets under way from Chelsea Piers at 7 p.m. Information: http://www.zerve.com/SailNYC/AmeriSun.
“The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin” stars David Morse as a man determined to win back his standing and his family after a jail term for a white collar crime. Previewing before June 27 opening at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th St. Information: +1-212-719-1300; http://www.roundabouttheatre.org.
In Tennessee Williams’s experimental “The Two Character Play,” Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif play actors who are abandoned in a town where they’re expected to perform. In previews before a June 19 opening at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://www.newworldstages.com.
(Mark Beech writes for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are his own.)
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