Cuerpxs Radicales: Radical Bodies In Performance
Thursday, July 5 (plus July 12 and 19) at Brooklyn Museum, 7 pm: FREE with museum admission ($10-16)
While the bulk of the buzz surrounding the Brooklyn Museum lately has surrounded the acclaimed and ever-popular exhibit David Bowie Is, that’s not the only thing that’s happening at the art space. Another exhibition currently on view is Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. In addition to the exhibition, there’s been a consistent array of programming to accompany it. This Thursday marks the beginning of a weekly showcase spotlighting contemporary female and gender non-conforming Latinx artists and performers working in any discipline from performance and music to literature and visual art and more. This week features Ela and Alina Troyano, Awilda Rodríguez Lora, Sonia Guiñansaca, and STEFA*.
An Untitled Play About Sluts
Friday, July 6 at Dixon Place, 10 pm: $12-18
I don’t know about you, but I studied abroad in Berlin, so the premise of a play centering around “a quartet of techno heathens in Berlin” seems, at the very least, relatable. Presented as part of Dixon Place’s annual HOT! Festival of queer culture (which, full disclosure, I was a part of last year), An Untitled Play About Sluts is written by Sara Kommer, directed by Sarah Cook, and produced by Sara Ravid, though I should clarify the rest of the cast and creative team has other first names, it’s not just a show comprised of only Sara(h)s. It’s also a story of trying to keep having fun when loneliness, bad men, and even your own brain seems out to get you.
People who aren’t opera or musical theater buffs may not know a lot about Georges Bizet’s classic Carmen, aside from maybe recognizing a tune or two from the opera’s most popular arias. Carmen Jones, currently being revived at the Classic Stage Company for the first time in America since its Broadway premiere 75 years ago, is an adaptation of the original opera helmed by Oscar Hammerstein II. It retains Bizet’s music, but presents an updated story set during World War II performed by an all African-American cast, with choreography by Tony winner Bill T. Jones and direction by CSC’s artistic director John Doyle.
Get Your Panties In A Brunch
Sunday, July 8 at Bizarre Bushwick, shows at 1 pm and 3 pm: FREE
Ah, brunch. An institution both loved and hated, usually depending on whether or not you work in the food service industry. Perhaps your opinion of this weekend romp may change upon learning that Bizarre Bushwick serves not only brunch, but drag shows too. Helmed by performance collective The Nobodies alongside drag queen and producer Emi Grate every Sunday, Get Your Panties In A Brunch gives you the best of both worlds: a bit of nightlife during the day, while the bar’s kitchen is still open. How many times have you hollered and tipped a queen while also holding a forkful of eggs benedict? Now may be your time to do so.