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Around Town - New exhibit tackles Asian Violence, Game of Thrones coming to Broadway and more...
March 31, 2021, 6:16.26 pm ET


Image: Linjie Deng

A new exhibition of works inspired by the Asian violence in America by conceptual Chinese artist, Linjie Deng, is now showing at Carlton Fine Arts Ltd.’s location at 543 Madison Avenue from today through May 24th. Asian Art SPA features a selection of different works that Deng created after he was attacked at a New York street subway station. His attacker referred to him as yellow while shoving him to the ground therefore these three works are all yellow, including I am White, Black and Asian, in which a panda is depicted holding two guns; and I don’t like the way he looked at me either. The proceeds from these works will be donated to Think!Chinatown.

Image: Francesco Clemente: Fragments of Now

Beginning April 16, Vito Schnabel Gallery (455 West 19th St) will present Francesco Clemente: Fragments of Now, introducing a new body of work by the renowned New York-based artist. The nine monumental canvases on view find Clemente drawing inspiration from Homer’s Iliad, a cornerstone text of Western culture first transcribed in the 8th century B.C., describing the Trojan War as a sprawling conflict between and among both humans and gods.

Game of Thrones is coming to Broadway. The Hollywood Reporter learning that “a dramatic stage show spectacular based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world is now in development.” The first show is expected in 2023.

Photo: Casa Del Toro

Things are heating up in Hell’s Kitchen. Casa Del Toro is now offering dine-in service with LIVE aerialist performances. On Friday and Saturday evenings, diners can indulge in regional signature dishes alongside imaginative craft cocktails at the Oaxacan-inspired taqueria while watching the mesmerizing movements of Eliana Wenick, a lauded NYC-based aerialist, who will perform 3 live sets on both nights. Reservations via OpenTable.

Photo: The Whitney/Alex Munro

At the Whitney, multidisciplinary artist Dave McKenzie prompts observers to reconsider seemingly familiar feelings, settings, and actions. On May 1, The Whitney will debut Disturbing the View, a commissioned performance by McKenzie that draws inspiration from the entrepreneurial window washers prevalent in many American cities. McKenzie choreographs a circuitous path around the Museum, at times perched on a ladder or hidden from the sightlines of visitors.


The Rockefeller Center Flag Project is underway. 83 photographs representing the spirit of New York as being flown as flags in the plaza on 49th Street. In addition to winning submissions, images from nine famous photographers are also on display through April 30th.

Photo: Pétanque by Carreau Club

Spring is upon us and if you’re looking to get outside, the Pétanque by Carreau Club has arrived at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Dating back to Ancient Rome, pétanque as seen today was popularized in Provence, France in the early 1900s and is emerging across the world as a fun and communal bocce ball-esque sport. Though primarily first-come-first-served, reservations can be made in advance on the Carreau Club website. A maximum of 6 participants per team can play for $20 per hour, and tickets can be purchased at the courts.


Another sure sign of spring, Grand Banks, the schooner offering dockside meals and drinks on the Hudson, is now accepting reservations. Reservations are also available for Drift In located at Pier 45 at Hudson River Park near Christopher Street.

Until next time, we’ll see you Around Town!