The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival wraps up this weekend. Also on deck: a dog-friendly pool party, eco-power theater, and haunting portraits of underground celebs. Read on for our weekend art picks.
Photographer Jimmy DeSana shot William Burroughs, Terence Sellers, Debbie Harry, and Yoko Ono when he was a New York nightlife staple in the 1970s and ’80s, before he passed away from AIDS in 1990. See a selection of both his surreal party pics and his celebrity portraiture.
Salon 94, 243 Bowery, Lower East Side; 7 p.m.
City That Drinks the Mountain Sky
Part of Paths to Pier 42, which places art installations along part of the Lower East Side’s abandoned waterfront, this one-night-only play uses masks and puppetry to explain why New York’s water comes from the Catskills.
Pier 42, Lower East Side; 6:30 p.m.
Emerging to Established
An eclectic combo of work by artists of all genres in all stages of their careers, from Jordan Eagles to Hanksy.
Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard Street, Lower East Side; 7 p.m.
A retrospective on the work of Po Kim, who has lived and painted in New York since the ’50s and specialized in Abstract Expressionism because it “suited his psychological mood.”
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, 417 Lafayette Street, East Village; 6 p.m.
Larissa Hayden of Cameo Gallery’s The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies, which sounds like serious business but actually resembles a live-action version of Drunk History, incorporated a spiked-punch drinking game into her performance art piece for BIPAF’s closing weekend.
Glasshouse, 246 Union Avenue, Williamsburg; 7 p.m.
POP: Protocol, Obsessions, Positions
A closing reception and auction for POP, in which 30 different architects drew their interpretation of the gallery Storefront for Art and Architecture. Compare their drawings to what the space looks like to you.
Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, Lower East Side; 7 p.m.
A showcase of paintings by Nicole Handel and Jack Jerz, who both specialize in vibrantly colorful scenes of urban post-apocalyptic rubble.
Yes Gallery, 147 India Street, Greenpoint; 7 p.m.
ASPCA Fundraiser with Shih Tzus and Furbabies
Possibly inspired by the wonder that was The Cat Show earlier this month in the West Village, Shih Tzus and Furbabies are bringing a gang of adoptable puppies to Bunnycutlet for an all-day party, complete with a doggie-kiddie pool that you can bring your own dog to play in, a live drawing session of the pups with Bunnycutlet resident artists, and a self-explanatory Yappy Hour from 6 p.m. onward.
Bunnycutlet, 158 Roebling Street, Williamsburg; 2 p.m.
Kris Graves: Discovered Missing
Spend an evening in a place that’s nowhere near and nothing like New York at the closing reception for Graves, whose landscape photography depicts the snowy volcanoes of Iceland.
Pocket Utopia, 191 Henry Street, Lower East Side; 4 p.m.
BIPAF Closing Party and Bazaar
Since Grace Exhibition Space serves as a hub for Brooklyn performance art year-round, it’s only right that BIPAF holds its final send-off here. The party features an “ephemeral bazaar” in which props from the past month’s performances are for sale.
Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, Bushwick; 8 p.m.
For more art and theater, check out the Bedford + Bowery events calendar.