Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Weekend

    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

    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

    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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