Saturday, August 30, 2014

This Weekend

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    Is Chris Burden sane? He did shoot himself in the arm for art. Decide for yourself at his just-opened career retrospective.
     
    To the limits: Burden has crucified himself to a VW Beetle (pictured) and gone where toy cars have never gone before.
     
    Thru January. New Museum, 235 Bowery (Prince St.), Bowery. $12 here.

    Nearby: The Bowery Diner; DBGB; Saxon + Parole

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    After four years, our favorite troupe of nearly nude nerds is calling it quits with one last blowout performance.
     
    Final bow: Expect gamer-themed hijinks and Star Wars references from Magdalena Fox, Lefty Lucy, and more.
     
    Sat 7:30p. R-Bar Manhattan, 218 Bowery (Prince St.), Bowery. $10 door.
     
    Nearby: Freemans; Saxon + Parole; DBGB

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    This celebration of all things Nordic includes master cooking classes, vodka, and plenty of seafood.
     
    Dinner's up: If you can only do one event, make it the Taste of Iceland at ACME.
     
    Thru Mon. Various locations, full lineup and tickets here.

  • People, Magazine: New Yorker Festival
     
    Our city's leading erudite yet (mostly) accessible voice hosts a stellar lineup of talks, walks, and tastings.
     
    Our picks: Hit up the fermentation dinner at má pêche, a Christoph Waltz interview, and a celebration of rare whiskey.
     
    Fri-Sun. Various locations, full lineup and tickets here.

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