7 unmissable events in New York this week

  • Words: Victoria Pearce

From live music to ice skating, here are our top picks for the events you just can’t miss in New York this week.

MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2016

Trapo at Rough Trade

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Combining his often raspy, personal rapping with gritty soulful singing that is filled with emotion, 18 year old Trapo is an absolute must see. This Monday the rapper will be celebrating the release of his new album ‘Shade Trees’ at Rough Trade NYC.

Where: Rough Trade NYC

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TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2016

Allan Rayman at Baby’s All Right

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R&B soul singer Allan Rayman, who seems to be the unspoken whisper on everyone’s lips, will be performing live this Tuesday. It’s almost impossible to find a live video of him online and the mysterious artist doesn’t do interviews, so make sure you get a chance to see him at Baby’s All Right this week.

Where: Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn

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WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2016

Sascha Braunig: Shivers

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This Wednesday visit Sascha Braunig’s meticulously rendered paintings of fantastical sculptural constructions. The exhibition consists of  more than twenty works made over the last five years and is showcased at the Museum of Modern Art PS1.

When: Until 5th March 2017

Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City

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THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2016

Cecily Brown: Rehearsal

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Whilst Ms. Brown’s figurative paintings shot to fame in the 90’s, her first solo show in New York, ‘Cecily Brown: Rehearsal’ will also be the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings. This Thursday see over eighty small drawings by the artist alongside some large-scale works and sketchbooks at the Drawing Center in New York.

When: Until 18th December

Where: The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St

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FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2016

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema at Whitney Museum of American Art

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‘Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art’ is an exhibition focusing on the ways in which artists have dismantled and reassembled the conventions of cinema to create new experiences of moving image. The works on view embrace a wide range of moving image techniques, from hand-painted film to the latest digital technologies.

When: Until 5th February 2017

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art

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SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2016

Curtis Harding at Rough Trade

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This weekend, experience the sound of versatile vocalist Curtis Harding, best known for injecting soul with an exciting fresh energy. The Michigan born artist will be performing live at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday.

Where: Rough Trade NYC

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SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2016

Winter Village at Bryant Park

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This Sunday go ice skating at Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink. After your time on the ice, warm up at the spacious rinkside restaurant, and do your very important Christmas shopping at more than 125 stalls.

When: Until 5th March 2017

Where: Byrant Park

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