July 18
Parmigianino's Schiava Turca at the Frick The Frick Museum 1 East 70th Street (5th Ave.) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tues-Sat; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students This exhibit is another collaboration between the Frick Collection and the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture. This is this small exhibition's first appearance in America. The exhibit comes to the Frick, following other loans of Renaissance portraits of enigmatic women. Frick.org Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd st) 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Sun-Thurs; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri & Sat $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students (recommended) This exhibit showcases the American fashion designer as a great modern artist. It is a ravishing exhibition, featuring flowing ball gowns, and innovative garments that play with shape, draping, seams, and texture. Metmuseum.org
July 19
Under the Same Sun Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. ( at 89th St.) 10 a.m.;$22 , 5:45 p.m. ? 7:45 p.m.; Pay what you wish An exhibition of contemporary Latin American art displays works from more than 20 countries. The exhibits scope is wide and provides a wonderful introduction into contemporary art within the region. The work of around 40 artists, is organized into six themes by the Mexican curator, Pablo Leon de La Barra. His vision leads the audience through the culture and reference of a rarely explored set of experiences. guggenheim.org Photography Walking Tour in Central Park 59th St. and 5th Avenue ( By General Sherman statue) 9:30 a.m. ? 12 p.m.; $75 Need reservations Sam Levy, a NYC photographer, shares his decades of experience to show you how to capture passion and essence in photography. His work has been regularly featured in large media like CNN, the Times, and also in galleries around the city. The tour features Central Park's lakes, bridges, unique constructions, and the skyline that surrounds the park. centralpark.com
July 20
Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Bemelmans Bar, 35 E. 76th St. 9 p.m.; $15 - $20 Start your night with bang. Both men perform, sing, dance, and generally carry on for your entertainment. With their on-stage chemistry, and sophisticated comedy, this show is one that continually holds your attention. Not to mention, the atmosphere in this Art Deco lounge compliments the performance quite well. thecarlyle.com Other Primary Structures The Jewish Musuem, 1109 Fifth Avenue (B/t 92nd & 93rd St.) 11 a.m.; $15 An exhibition featuring major sculptures from the 1960's, displays works from artists throughout the world. The exhibition highlights the works that have rarely been seen in the United States previously. Building upon an exhibition the museum had in 1966, this new installation revisits the premise of a radically new approach to sculpture. It surveys the style now known as Minimalism, and how it transformed sculpture and architecture across the globe. thejewishmuseum.org
July 21
Clips & Conversation: "A Master Builder" Buttenwieser Hall, (92nd St. & Lexington) 8 p.m.; $30 Johnathan Demme, Andre Gregory, and Wallace Shawn update Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses - who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act. 92y.org Jeff Koons: A Retrospective Whitney Musuem, 945 Madison Ave ( at 75th St.) 11p.m.; $20 The exhibit features the extensive work of Koons, highlighting an exercise of viewing culture and history. The exhibit displays everything from inflatable toys to bright and reflective steel in paintings. It is most certainly an attention-grabbing exhibition, both mysterious and interesting. Whitney.org
July 22
Film: Friday Night FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street 7:30 p.m.; $13 Claire Denis' visually stunning and atmospheric film about a one night stand follows a simple premise: a couple meets amid a dreadful Paris traffic jam and find a more pleasant way to spend the evening. Denis focus on subtle detail and gestures of intimacy create a depth and infuse the story with tremendous feeling and passion. Fiaf.org Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Barnes & Noble, 86th and Lexington Avenue,150 East 86th St. 5 p.m.; Free The cast of Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging is performing songs at this bookstore branch. They will be signing copies of their original cast recording, which will be available for purchase throughout the performance. Barnesandnoble.com
July 23
Dubuffet / Barcelo Exhibit Acquavella Galleries, 18 E. 79th St. All Day; Free An exhibition of paintings by the French postwar painter Jean Dubuffet and acclaimed Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo. The exhibit will feature distinct bodies of work from each artist. As a young man, Barcelo was drawn to Dubuffet's works, "Both back then and today I admire his work's profound osmosis with poetry and writing." The exhibit shows the juxtaposition of their works, and Barcelo's relation to the style and technique in Dubuffet's paintings. Acquavellagalleries.com Magic Tricks and the History of Deceptions 67th St. Library (B/t 2nd & 1st Ave.) 3 p.m.; Free Enjoy the mesmerizing tricks and afterward learn how they are done. This is an opportunity to learn the history of magic and deception and see it as an art form. See the magic and also the science behind it all. Nypl.org
July 24
Marcel Duchamp Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue 10 a.m. ? 6 p.m.; Free The Gallery will be exhibiting Duchamps' editioned ready-mades, among them will be his famous "Bicycle Whell". Duchamp, greatly celebrated as an avant garde artist, continues to influence contemporary art today. Duchamp supplanted the first ready-mades as many of them destroyed over the last fifty years. He did so with fourteen precisely executed editioned multiples. Gagosian.com Miles Davis - The Man with the Horn 92Y, 92nd St. & Lexington Ave. Kaufmann Concert Hall 8 p.m.; $60 The quintessence of jazz music, Miles Davis, had a genius for innovation in music. He created songs that made a perfect canvas for the improviser or found ways to reinvent well-known classics. His influence and process, opened the doors of all musicians, and set the tone for a new conception of jazz. He influence on music will be timeless. Come and witness Davis's songs performed on stage by some of the most brilliant jazz players of today. This is a performance not to be missed. 92y.org