The Annie O Music Series
January 11th: Aimee DeBeer
January 19th: Victoria Reed
January 22nd: Bayonne
January 25th: The Americans
The Standard, East Village Penthouse
25 Cooper Square
You may not have heard of all the acts that ascend to the Penthouse of The Standard, East Village for Annie O’s live music series, but the view is unforgettable and the performers will be household names before you know it. This month brings up Aimee DeBeer, Victoria Reed, Bayonne, and The Americans. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DJ Paypal, DJ Mastercard, DJ Orange Julius, DJ Instant Message
Friday, Jan 22nd
Tucked below ground level on Avenue A, Elvis Guesthouse has become a staple of the city’s underground music scene. The venue features a carefully curated lineup of local names and national acts. On Jan 22nd, the off-kilter, mysterious Berlin-based producer DJ Paypal and his crew take over.
“Of Context and Without”Toyin Ojih Odutola
Through January 30th
JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY
513 West 20th Street
Stark and striking, the 4th solo exhibition by Nigerian-born, NYC-based artist Toyin Ojih Odutola uses chalk, ink, pen and marker to disorienting effect, focusing on faces and bodies to the point of abstraction.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
“Before Now After (Mam, Mummy, Mamma)”
The High Line
Over the course of five years, a series of public art installations by key American artists are appearing across from the Whitney’s new building at the southern entrance to the High Line, on the facade of 95 Horatio Street. Not to be missed, and mere steps from The Standard, High Line, the third artist to occupy this space is Njideka Akunyili Crosby, the Nigerian-born artist whose work appeared in the New Museum’s Triennial. Njedeka fuses collage and painting into dreamlike scenes that seamlessly merge past and present.
Jim Shaw: The End Is Here
Closing January 10th
It’s been up for a while now, but if you haven’t seen Jim Shaw’s show at the New Museum, drop whatever you’re doing and head down to the Bowery. The retrospective of the LA artist’s work was one of the best shows of 2015, a disturbing, hilarious, and deeply weird tour of the artist’s long and influential career. The show is hard to encapsulate, and absolutely unforgettable. Do. Not. Miss.
The Maha Rose Center for Healing
Saturday, January 9th, 10:00AM-5:30PM — Introduction to Ayurveda Intensive
Friday, January 15th, 7:30-9:30pm – Breathwork: Healing
Saturday, January 16th, 1-4pm – CRYSTALS 101
The first months of the new year can be a challenging time in New York City: temperatures are brutal (finally!), the holidays are past, and the natives are restless. The best thing to do is be proactive, make plans, and take time to reset and look after yourself. One oasis of goodness is Maha Rose in Greenpoint, which offers an array of workshops to help you not just cope, but thrive.
January 28th, Bowery Ballroom
January 29th, Rough Trade
We love WET. Their performance on the rooftop of The Standard, East Village for our video series was one of the highlights of our 2015. And their forthcoming album is shaping up to be one of the most hotly anticipated of 2016. In January, they play back-to-back NYC shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Get Your Aura Read
228 Canal Street
Wondering about your mental and emotional state in 2016? Find out what you’re actually dealing with at this under-the-radar Chinatown locale for the mystically curious. We won’t give too much away, but basically, you sit for a special kind of photo. But don’t expect a portrait in the traditional sense. What you get is a snapshot of something weirder, and much more ethereal. Just trust us on this one.
CHARLES HARLAN: Flood
January 15 – February 2
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn
While there's always much to see and consider in the Chelsea galleries, sometimes it’s worth striking out for new territory. For a different kind of art-going experience, head out to Pioneer Works, the massive, non-profit art space on the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook. The art center, which was founded by artist Dustin Yellin in 2012, is a sprawling warehouse, and this month it hosts a solo show by Brooklyn-based artist Charles Harlan, which transforms industrial materials into monumental, minimalist forms.
Looking Back: The 10th White Columns Annual
January 12 - February 20 2016
320 West 13th Street
White Columns is New York's oldest, and most consistently vital, alternative art space. It was founded in 1970 by Jeffrey Lew and Gordon Matta-Clark as an experimental platform for artists. While the space has moved several times over its history, the original spirit remains alive and well. Case and point, the 10th White Columns Annual, with works selected by chief curator and artist Matthew Higgs.