Featured image courtesy of MOMIX

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include MOMIX, Locos por Juana, Art, Artists & You, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 - Sun, Sep 30, 2018

    Beginning in the late 1970s, David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) created a body of work that spanned photography, painting, music, film, sculpture, writing, and activism. Largely self-taught, he came to prominence in New York in the 1980s, a period marked by creative energy, financial precariousness, and profound cultural changes. Intersecting movements—graffiti, new and no wave music, conceptual photography, performance, and neo-expressionist painting—made New York a laboratory for innovation. David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night will be ...

    MOMIX

    The Joyce Theater

    Tue, Jul 24, 2018 - Sun, Aug 12, 2018

    MOMIX, the company of dance illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton, brings its latest mix of multi-media magic to New York this summer at The Joyce Theater in New York City, running until August 12. Known for presenting works of astounding beauty and exceptional invention, MOMIX productions combine the wonders of the human form, nature, music and life; using spectacular lighting effects, outrageous costumes and unbelievable props to enchant audiences of all ages.

    ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience

    Industry City

    Fri, Jun 08, 2018 - Sun, Feb 03, 2019

    Arthemisia, Italy’s leading art exhibition producer, will make its American debut with ESCHER. The Exhibition & Experience, an exhibition of over 200 works by the iconic Dutch artist M.C. Escher, from June 8, 2018 through February 3, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Industry City. The exhibition is curated by Mark Veldhuysen (curator of the M.C. Escher Foundation Collection for over thirty years) and Federico Giudiceandrea (one of the world’s foremost collectors of, and experts on, the art ...

    Art, Artists & You

    Children’s Museum of Manhattan

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 08, 2018 - Mon, Dec 31, 2018

    Art, Artists & You, a new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), is running now until December 2018. Part interactive art studio, part art exhibition, the experience is designed to encourage children and their families to explore self-expression and identity through the delights of art-making. Families can create stop motion animation, craft a model of a favorite pet, or collaborate on a massive wall hanging.

    Locos Por Juana

    Bryant Park

    Manhattan

    Wed, Aug 01, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    As a part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series, bilingual Latin jam-band Locos por Juana will be performing on August 1 at 5:30pm in Bryant Park. Locos por Juana have an original sound that has been described as "island swing." This original concert series is, as always, free and open to the public.

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

99 Ganesvoort Street

new york NY 10014

Beginning in the late 1970s, David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) created a body of work that spanned photography, painting, music, film, sculpture, writing, and activism. Largely self-taught, he came to prominence in New York in the 1980s, a period marked by creative energy, financial precariousness, and profound cultural changes. Intersecting movements—graffiti, new ...

MOMIX

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

MOMIX, the company of dance illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton, brings its latest mix of multi-media magic to New York this summer at The Joyce Theater in New York City, running until August 12. Known for presenting works of astounding beauty and exceptional invention, MOMIX productions combine the ...

Art, Artists & You

212 West 83rd Street

New York N.Y. 10024

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Art, Artists & You, a new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), is running now until December 2018. Part interactive art studio, part art exhibition, the experience is designed to encourage children and their families to explore self-expression and identity through the delights of art-making. Families can create ...

Locos Por Juana

Avenue of the Americas

New York N.Y. 10110

2127684242

As a part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series, bilingual Latin jam-band Locos por Juana will be performing on August 1 at 5:30pm in Bryant Park. Locos por Juana have an original sound that has been described as "island swing." This original concert series is, as always, free and ...