To Do

Things To Do in November


Frank Stella Retrospective at the Whitney
OCT 30, 2015–FEB 7, 2016
The Whitney presents a comprehensive retrospective of the abstract, proto-minimalist New York artist, showcasing 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, sculptures, drawings, and the works that fall somewhere in between. You’ll leave seeing stripes.
Chamber NYC
Collection #2
Chamber, the conceptual cabinet of curiosities tucked underneath the High Line, recently unveiled its second collection. Collection #2 investigates how the natural world interacts with man’s living environment through objects selected by multi-disciplinary artist and photographer Andrew Zuckerman. The objects on display include a 150-million-year-old-dinosaur fossil as well as contemporary commissions created exclusively for Chamber.
Mark Bradford
“Be Strong Boquan”
Hauser & Wirth
511 West 18th Street
New York NY 10011
LA artist Mark Bradford is one of the most gifted working today, and his new show at Hauser and Wirth, titled “Be Strong Boquan” is his first with the gallery. The show features new video works, as well as his striking, layered paintings.
Bridget Riley
November 5 - December 19, 2015
David Zwirner
525 & 533 West 19th Street
Bridget Riley is best-known for her trailblazing contributions to the sub-genre of abstraction known as “Op Art”—works that use the interplay of form and color to explore perception. Trippy, yes, but with a serious underpinnings, Riley’s show at Zwirner is a perfect counterpoint to the nearby Stella retrospective.
Awesome Tapes From Africa (DJ Set)
Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 9pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Peter Jay Sharp Building
If you haven’t checked out the blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, you should. Once you’re hooked, head to BAM to hear the man behind the blog, ethnomusicologist Brian Shimkovitz, spin some of the best of the folkloric pop, left-field dance-floor gems, and hip-hop bangers from his massive collection of ultra-rare African cassette tape finds. The eye- and ear-opening DJ set will introduce listeners to some of the most obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent.
New Museum
Jim Shaw: The End Is Here
11/18 – Screening of Iris
11/19 - “Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment,’ Twenty-Five Years Later”
Indescribable, deeply weird, and totally worth seeing, the Jim Shaw show at the New Museum, brings together the artist’s massive stage set-like hallucination, his massive collection of found thrift store paintings, and a full room of religious ephemera, all of which make up the artist’s diverse and hard to pin down body of work. Time up your visit with a screening of Albert Maysles’ highly endearing documentary Iris, about the fashion icon Iris Apfel, or the panel discussion “‘Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment,’ Twenty-Five Years Later”.
Le Bain
Friday 11.20
No Regular Play | Justin Miller (Have A Killer Time)
Saturday 11.21
'Sheik'N'Beik' | Music by Ayssam & Andrew
Dance yourself clean, and shake off those early winter blues at Le Bain. No Regular Play featuring Justin Miller of Have A Killer Time takes over on the 20th. The middle eastern-tinged dance sounds of 'Sheik'N'Beik' with music by Ayssam & Andrew hits the dance floor on the 21st.

The Annie O Music Series Presents Twin Fog
Nov 30th
The Standard, East Village Penthouse
25 Cooper Square
You may not have heard of all the acts that come through 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 in the jubilant, sweeping sounds of Twin Fog. RSVP to


Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson
Thursday, Nov 5th, 8th, 10th, and 11th
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
To celebrate the release of director Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, Cinefamily invited Anderson to show a 35mm print of her 1986 film, Home of the Brave, the genre-bending film featuring guitarist Adrian Belew, keyboardist Joy Askew, and author William S. Burroughs famously seen dancing a slow tango with Anderson. The 90-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with Anderson. 

On View until January 18th 
250 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012
History, mythology, and human drives (sex, violence, and power) that propel civilization intertwine in Matthew Barney's latest project. Inspired by Norman Mailer's 1983 novel, Ancient Evenings, the film RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, written in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, tells a story of regeneration and rebirth. The exhibition at MOCA – Barney's first major solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles – features 85 works inspired by the film, including large-scale sculptures, drawings, and storyboards, as well as the epic length film. 
From Here to Eternity
On View  November 14th - December 20th, 2015 
Public Opening: Sunday, November 15th: 10am-2pm 
Venus Over Manhattan
601 South Anderson Street Los Angeles, CA 90023
An exhibition of new work by Adel Abdessemed shows a series of nearly 100 black stone drawings on paper and military tarpaulin. The work is inspired by the 1953 film of the same name, in which Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr kiss passionately on the beach. As a child in Algeria, Abdessemed viewed such western films under the strict censorship of the Algerian government, which cut out any scene that portrayed physical contact between the sexes.
A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking
Gary Indiana in film and video 
Screening presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gary Indiana on view at 356 S. Mission Road through December 24, 2015
Screening presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gary Indiana on view at 356 S. Mission Road through December 24, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015, 7 PM 
A videotape by Michel Auder, screenplay by Gary Indiana, with Taylor Mead, Gary Indiana, Cookie Mueller, Florence Lambert, Geoffrey Carey, Madelyn LeRoux, Anthony McCall, Jackie Curtis, Terrell Robinson, Jackie Raynal, Alice Neel, Sharon Niesp, Alexandra Auder. Introduced by Bradford Nordeen of Dirty Looks.


Kim Gordon in Conversation with Amanda Keeley
Friday, November 20th
Reception- 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Conversation - 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: de la Cruz Collection | 23 NE 41 street, Miami, FL 33137
The de la Cruz Collection and EXILE Books present Kim Gordon in conversation with Amanda Keeley, founder of EXILE Books. Gordon, an artist, writer, musician, and actor will discuss her multifaceted career as well as her latest book release, Girl in a Band. The event commences the ICA 365 Block party weekend, where Gordon’s band Body/Head is slated to perform the following night, Saturday, November 21st, at the ICA Miami Benefit Gala.

40th Anniversary Screening of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Friday, Nov 27 11:30 PM
O Cinema 
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rocky Horror Picture Show, O Cinema (a.k.a. the best place to see movies in Miami), will host its raucous monthly screening of the cult classic, Friday, Nov 27 11:30 PM. 
The big thing happening this month in Miami is Miami Book Fair International, which brings the brightest lights of the literary world to our shores in force. There’s a ton to take part in, and you absolutely should. 

Here are the events you shouldn’t miss: 
An evening with Patti Smith on Sunday, November 15th, from 6:30 - 7pm
Jesse Eisenberg in conversation with Kunal Nayyar on Sunday November 22nd, from 12:30 - 1:30pm.
An evening with Sally Mann on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:00-7:00pm.
Fresh Kid Ice in conversation with author Joseph Katel on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00-11:00am
Kate Schatz speaking about her book Rad American Women A – Z, November 20th, from 10-11am
Also, be sure to swing by the EXILE + Fjords Art and Lit Book Lounge at Miami Book Fair for some of the coolest books at the fair.
And join us at The Standard, Miami Beach for a poolside dive-in movie at The Standard Miami: Words and Pictures, Thursday, November 19th, 7:30
Literary Deathmatch
Friday, November 20th, 8-10pm
The Standard, Miami Beach
Co-created and hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga, Literary Deathmatch marries the performance of Def Poetry Jam, the rapier wit of American Idol¹s judging (minus the meanness), and the ridiculousness of Double Dare. Four famous and emerging authors will perform their most electric writing before a live audience and a panel of three all-star judges who take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The absurd and comic climax determines who takes home the Literary Death Match crown. 

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