Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Weekend

March of the Pigs: Aporkalypse Now
Ring in the Pork Rapture with tastings of 10 hogs prepared by 10 chefs from the likes of Prime Meats, ABV, Alewife, and Cafe D'Alsace.
Pig pairings: 50 different craft beers, 15 cask ales, and local wines help wash it all down.
Sat 12p and 6p. 404 10th Ave. (W. 33rd St.), Hell's Kitchen. $60 here. Nearby: Seoul Garden; FoodParc; Bottino

Movie Times: Academy Awards Viewing Party
The New York Times' AO Scott and David Carr provide live commentary on the sure-to-be drawn-out mess of the Academy Awards.
Drink to that: Brace yourself for the possibility of Jonah Hill winning an Oscar by drinking Brooklyn Brewery beers and vino by Entwine.
Sun 7p. Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 St. (5th Ave.), Midtown. $40 here. Nearby: The Modern; Brasserie; má pêche

French Figures: Adel Abdessemed at David Zwirner
Abdessemed's surreal show  — featuring a wall of actual taxidermied wolves — opened last weekend to much buzz.
The works: Expect figures of Christ made of razor wire and a giant sculpture of French soccer player Zinedine Zidane head-butting Marco Materazzi.
Thru Mar 17. David Zwirner Gallery, 525 West 19th St. (10th Ave.), Chelsea. Nearby: The High Line; Colicchio and Sons; Chelsea Market

Best Actress: Cindy Sherman Opening at MoMA

The woman who made it OK to photograph yourself as a psychedelic clown gets a highly anticipated retrospective.
Photo essay: More than 170 works — all starring Sherman herself, or possibly a pile of doll parts — are included, along with her famous "Untitled Film Stills."
Sun thru June 11. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St. (6th Ave.), Midtown. $22.50 here. Nearby: Basso56; The Core Club; La Grenouille

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