Here's our cultural forecast this week; we have a little something for everyone, from MGMT to Opera. Enjoy!
8.13-8.19: 'Schiaparelli And Prada'
"Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," which closes Sunday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, puts two famous Italian designers of different eras, Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, on the stage together. Among other tricks, the high concept exhibit features Baz Luhrmann directed videos that simulate conversations between the two women. Head to <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/impossible-conversations" target="_hplink">the Met's site</a> for more information.
8.14: 'Just Tell Me That You Want Me'
Even diehard Fleetwood Mac purists should be excited about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Just-Tell-That-You-Want/dp/B005VR9198/ref=sr_1_5?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1344809984&sr=1-5" target="_hplink">Just Tell Me That You Want Me</a></em>, the FM tribute album due out this Tuesday. Music supervisors Randall Poster and Gelya Robb assembled an all-star cast of indie coverers, from newcomer Antony Hegarty to known entities such as The New Pornographers. You can listen to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/29/157244844/first-listen-just-tell-me-that-you-want-me-a-tribute-to-fleetwood-mac" target="_hplink">a preview of all the tracks at NPR</a>, where they're singling out the Pornographers' "sparkly" rendition of "Think About Me" as the jewel in the crown.
8.14: 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'
Former "Arrested Development" writer Maria Semple ventures into the world of design in her sophomore novel, "<a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/whered-you-go-bernadette-maria-semple/1106244241" target="_hplink">Where'd You Go, Bernadette</a>." The novel dissects the career and motherhood of a Seattle-based architect who takes on more than she can handle, and releases Tuesday.
8.17: 'Red Hook Summer'
It's been more than a decade since Spike Lee's career-making "<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097216/" target="_hplink">Do The Right Thing</a>" showed the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant to the world. On Friday, select audiences will see another corner of Brooklyn through Lee's eyes, when his <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1989593/" target="_hplink">housing project-set "Red Hook Summer</a>" hits Manhattan theaters.
8.19: 'Henry VIII'
The 23rd annual Bard Music Festival comes to a close this week with a performance of the rarely-done Saint-Saëns opera "Henry VIII." The selection jives with the festival's focus this year on Belle Epoque France, and will be directed by Leon Botstein. Head to <a href="http://fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf/2012/" target="_hplink">the festival's site</a> for ticketing information.