CITITOUR CALENDAR APRIL 19-23
Apr 19, 2017
to Apr 23, 2017 Official Site
TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
There are few perfect pairings in the world – Donny and Marie, peanut butter and chocolate – and we’re happy to add the works of the legendary artists Joan Miro and Alexander Calder to that list. Luckily, Pace Gallery and Acquavella Galleries are collaborating on “Calder / Miró: Constellations," a dual exhibit featuring the distinct yet complementary Constellations series of these two masters. Expect more than 60 sculptures, paintings and works on paper.
(Wednesday, April 19 through June 30. Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, and Acquavella Galleries, 18 East 79th Street. Visit www.artnet.com)
Long known as the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald practically changed the face and sound of American popular song. And we can think of no contemporary artist better suited to celebrating her legacy than the multitalented Ann Hampton Callaway, whose new show “Ella Century,” will serve up fresh takes on such classics as “How High the Moon,” “Mr. Paganani” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye.”
(Thursday, April 20-Saturday, April 22. Visit www.birdlandjazz.com)
SOME LIKE IT HOT
In recent years, words like sriracha and tabasco have entered New Yorkers’ everyday vocabulary. If you’re one of those folks, check out the 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo at the Brooklyn Expo Center. This special event will feature 45 Hot Sauce vendors from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South American and England. There will be special competitions (especially the Bloody Mary Mix-Down), award ceremonies, and plenty of eating and drinking.
(Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. 10am-6pm. Visit www.nychotsauceexpo.com)
TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS
Not as well as its brethren in the Bronx and Brooklyn, the Queens Botanical Garden offers wonderful opportunities for family fun and to take in the sights and smells of beautiful flowers. This weekend is “Tulip time,” and features special tours, bulb-planting demonstrations, crafts for kids, and, of course, the opportunity to view thousands of these natural wonders.
(Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. 12pm-4pm. Visit www.queensbotanical.org)
THE RETURN OF JOHN SAYLES
Cinephiles recently rejoiced at the reopening of the long-dormant Quad Cinemas in Greenwich Village, especially because this charming multiplex is now showing both first-run features and classic films, often with special guests. This weekend, the great independent film director John Sayles will be on hand for screenings of two of his indelible works “Return of the Secaucus Seven” and “City of Hope.” Hope you can make time in your calendar to catch them!
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All events and times are subject to change.