It’s the most wonderful time of the week — the weekend & the first official weekend of summer! If you’re wondering what to do in the NYC-area this weekend, I’ve got some options for you. From a day of dance theater with the last leg of the Alvin Ailey – North American Tour to kicking of summer with a soulful brunch, check out my guide for What to Do in NYC This Weekend. Whatever you decide on, have an O So Chic weekend!
What: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater – North American Tour
When: through Sunday, June 21st
Where: David Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza (W.63rd & Columbus)
Highlights include the world premiere of Exodus by Rennie Harris, the Company premiere of No Longer Silent by Artistic Director Robert Battle, a new production of Talley Beatty’s Toccata, and a new production of Judith Jamison’s “A Case of You” duet from Reminiscin’. These works will be joined by returning audience favorites, including Mr. Ailey’s Revelations at most performances. Ailey’s Lincoln Center season also marks the last chance to see Wayne McGregor’s stunning Chroma, as well as the final New York performances of long-time Company members Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd.
– via David Koch Theater
For more information & tickets, visit DavidKochTheater.com
What: Hangover Brunch + Day Party – First Day of Summer Edition
When: Sunday, June 21st, noon – 10pm
Where: Suite 36
16 West 36th Street
Southern-style buffet + unlimited brunch drinks + music from Austin Millz, DJ Commish & CFLO — what more could you ask for on the first day of summer?! For more information and reservations, visit HangoverBrunch.eventbrite.com
What: Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks Exhibit
When: through Sunday, August 23rd
Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.
(via Brooklyn Museum)