January 03 2016

Things To Do in January

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 aohayon@standardhotels.com.

DJ Paypal, DJ Mastercard, DJ Orange Julius, DJ Instant Message
Friday, Jan 22nd
Elvis Guesthouse
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.

Toyin Ojih Odutola
“Of Context and Without”
Through January 30th
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
New Museum
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 
Magic Jewelry
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. 

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.

Alma at The Standard, Hollywood
If you haven’t already done so (and even if you have), make your reservations for Alma, the beloved LA restaurant’s rebirth at The Standard, Hollywood. Chef Ari Taymor is serving an exquisite a la carte menu and the drinks, well, they’re stunning. Come on over! Time is of the essence. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable, email us: Alma@StandardHotels.com, or call: (323) 822-3131. 

The Films of Buck Henry
Saturday, Jan. 9th: 7:00pm
Sunday, Jan. 10th: 08:45pm
+ Sunday Hangover Matinees
The Cinefamily
611 N Fairfax Avenue
Buck Henry, screenwriter, actor, and director, is known for a vast body of work, but perhaps most famously for the screenplay of The Graduate, that indelible coming-of-age film. Join Cinefamily for a conversation with Buck, followed by the film on 1/9, or check out one of his lesser-known films from the 60s, Taking Off (Dir. Milos Foreman) on 1/10. Alternatively, in one of the more brilliant ideas in recent memory, do a hangover matinee, combining three of life’s most essential pleasures: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and hair of the dog!

December 19 - January 23, 2015, 7PM – 10pm
MAMA Gallery
1242 Palmetto Street
What do neon, plants, and strippers have to do with LA abstract artist Lisa Solberg‘s work? Who knows! Solberg’s “immersive exotic dance club sheltered inside an exotic greenhouse,” which she debuted at Art Basel is on view through January 23rd, and is definitely worth checking out. We indulged her love of strippers last year, and we’ve been big fans of Solberg’s work for longer than that. She continues to keep us on our toes. 

Y7 Yoga at The Standard, Downtown LA
January 12-13th, 19th – 20th
If you like traditional yoga with ambient sounds wafting through the air, Y7 Studio’s yoga classes are probably not for you. If you like your yoga with a little more oomph, then join us at The Standard, Downtown LA, where the Williamsburg-born studio will bring it’s sweat-dripping, beat bumping, candlelit yoga in January.

The LA Art Show
Jan 27 – 31st
The Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Now in its 20th Year, the LA Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center set out to be different from the get-go. Unlike other sprawling art world clusterfucks, the LA Art Show places an emphasis on bringing together a truly diverse array of international galleries and artists with an emphasis on Korean, Chinese and Japanese galleries. If they’ve traveled all the way around the world, surely you can get yourself downtown to take it all in. 
The Standard

Far and away the most important thing happening this month (at least on our side of the bay) is the 10-year anniversary of The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. We’ve been so busy soaking, sweating, sunning, swimming, sipping that we hardly noticed the time go by. To celebrate this major milestone, we’re hosting a slew of festivities for all at everyone’s favorite adult playground, a.k.a. “Camp Standard": a Lazy Sunday BBQ, a very special Bingo, and of course, astrology, yoga, meditation, and more. Come on out and raise a glass (or a leg) with us! 

Sunset Lazy Sunday BBQ, “Camp Standard” Edition
Sunday, January 24th, 12pm onwards
Join us for a very special 10th-anniversary Lazy Sunday BBQ featuring tunes, crafting, photoboothing, paddleboarding, and more.


10-Year Bingo
Monday, January 25th, 8-10pm
Not your standard Bingo. To celebrate our decade of existence, we’re doing Bingo a little different this month. Come and see. We’re calling your number.


Member’s Night
Tuesday, January 26
Join us in the garden for a cozy, laidback evening of cocktails, campfires, astrology, tarot, and live music.


Community Yoga Festival (Bayside/Gardens)
Thursday, January 28
Yoga takes over, all over the property. We’ve got Kirtan with Yoga & Company in the Garden. Then a Bayside Community Yoga Class on the mud dock. And finally, a wishing meditation in the firepit. Come get centered with us.  


Camp Standard Dive-in Movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Sunday January 31
To cap things off, we’ll gather around the pool for the Wes Anderson camp classic, Moonrise Kingdom. Perrier and popcorn, of course!


The Standard
 Taste of Orange
Thursday, January 21st, 7 p.m. at Wolfsonian - FIU:

A curated dining experience in celebration of orange, A TASTE OF ORANGE will explore the color's taste, feel, look, smell, and sound.
Amanda Keeley and Richard Massey will launch the evening with a book presentation detailing the production of Orange Oratory, EXILE's newest title. Orange Oratory plumbs the depths of the Wolfsonian archive to present items that do not normally appear on view to the public, unearthing South Florida's relationship to the color orange, the citrus industry, and the region's history as an exotic tourist destination.