If you’d like some performance with your art tonight, check out Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, which is taking over the open pavement in the Municipal Parking Lot on the corner of Ludlow and Broome for the premiere of their second free show of the summer, Richard III. The all-female Women Center Stage Festival is revving up for its closing weekend, starting tonight with A Groundbreakers Playlist, a series of short performances that feature a show about Justin Beiber playing a lesbian-themed video game and then “turning into a turnip.” To keep things weird all weekend, read on for our art picks.
Summer Season Mega Group Show
Superchief Gallery is stuffing their space with works by over 50 artists from all walks of their career for a “sensory overload” of art on the walls and ceiling.
Superchief Gallery at Culturefix, 9 Clinton Street, Lower East Side; 6 p.m.
A solo show featuring the New York native’s newest set of sculptures, formed with materials like canvas, incense, soot and the hood of a tow truck.
James Fuentes LLC, 55 Delancey Street, Lower East Side;6 p.m.
Now What #2
A video-art group show of international artists whose work features “live sound, multiple projectors, glitch and weird objects.”
Microscope Gallery, 6 Charles Place, Bushwick; 7 p.m.
The String and the Mirror
A series of performance art exhibits that experiment with sound. Tonight’s premiere is “Office Riddim,” in which New York duo Essex Olivares create a start-up business that’s set to music.
Lisa Cooley, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side; 6 p.m.
Works by Alexa Rast
A garden party in honor of Rast’s most recent collection of spikey, abstract drawings in shades of black and gray.
Armature Art Space, 316 Weirfield Street, Bushwick; 7 p.m.
Illustrator Drew Morrison presents his “interactive parade paintings” which depict everything from the extinction of Day-Glo dinosaurs to a truck-driving chicken on a homicidal rampage.
The Yard, 85 Delancey Street, Lower East Side; 6pm
Photographer David Molander shoots everything from the Gowanus Canal to Zuccotti Park to nightclubs in Stockholm for a collection of “hyperrealist” photos of the world’s urban spaces.
Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, Lower East Side; 7pm
A curated collection of pornographic art meant to examine porn’s relationship with gay culture.
Fuchs Projects, 56 Bogart Street #1E, Bushwick; 6pm
To Paint with Fire
Paintings layered with chalk and glaze by Jennie Jieun Lee and clay sculptures accented with silver leaf and nail polish by David Bratton, both of whom are based in Greenpoint.
Gallery 1205, 1205 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint; 6 p.m.
Jonny Ruzzo’s series of life-sized painted nudes, made with oil paint and diamond dust, are inspired by norns, the “mythological female beings that rule the destiny of men – giant, protective, and malevolent.”
Bunnycutlet, 158 Roebling Street, Williamsburg; 7 p.m.
Love Letters to the Streets
Dimitrios Manousakis’s first solo show is a photo chronicle of daily New York life. Live music set by Chris Allen.
Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd., Greenpoint; 8 p.m.
It’s a Flat Fix!
Live poetry and a collection of surreal paintings by Colin Griffin that deal with ideas about sleeping and dreaming.
The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick; 7 p.m.
Window Facing Inward
Hilary Doyle’s paintings question the reality of everyday objects, and split a day into five themes: “Morning, Routine, Art Making, Commute, and Rest.”
The Active Space, 566 Jonhson Avenue, Bushwick; 7 p.m.
Power Choice – 10
A show featuring artists that have all been inspired by Ricoh RP2C02, the 54-color palette that makes up the imagery in ’90s Nintendo games. Artist Viktor Timofeev gives a live performance in honor of the opening.
Harbor, 17-17 Troutman Street, Bushwick; 7 p.m.