The Steins Collection
Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue; (212) 535-7710
When: Till June 3
Price: $25 suggested donation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts an iconic modern art exhibition collected by the legendary Steins family composed of writer Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, along with Michael's wife Sarah, all who were known for their great influence on artists during their time. The collection includes nearly 200 works from artists Picasso, Matisse, and other key Parisian avant-garde members. Just think, "Midnight in Paris" at the Met!
Alan Menken: Part Of His World
Where: New York Historical Society
When: Sunday, 7PM
This Sunday is your chance to relive every Disney anthem composed by the renowned Alan Menken in a special benefit concert where Menken himself will treat attendees to a one-man concert performing songs from "Aladdin," "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," and many more.
Hella Bitter Party
Where: Windmill Studios, 269 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 384-7300
When: Friday, 7:30PM-10:30PM
Join the folks behind Hella Bitter to celebrate the launch of their completed seltzer cart adventures with some of their favorite cocktails. $10 gets you an open bar and complimentary samples of the goods.
Where: Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street; (212) 708-9400
When: Till June 11
Photographer Cindy Sherman gets a major retrospective showcasing her groundbreaking, conceptual take on contemporary portrait and modern art. The exhibition presents more than 170 photographs of her best work stemming from the 1970's to the present. In addition to the retrospective, Sherman has chosen several films from the museum's collection to be played throughout the exhibition.
The Secret Policeman's Ball
Where: Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue; (212) 247-4777
When: Sunday, 7PM
The widely popular benefit show from England comes to Radio City to commemorate Amnesty International's 50th anniversary. The evening will be full of live comedy (Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert), musical performances (Mumford & Sons, Coldplay), and much more.
Misstalica: All Girl Tribute To Metallica
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; (718) 643-6510
When: Friday, 8PM
Livid over Rush Limbaugh's horrendous "slut" comments? Take that anger to The Bell House where all girl group Misstalica will be raging to the tunes of Metallica for a night filled with "thrash, bang and boom" antics. The rocking ladies promise they can bring it better than most men, so skeptics, beware.
Epic Win Burlesque: Holy Sh** Batman Returns
Where: The Tank Theater, 151 W 46th Street; (212) 563-6269
When: Friday and Saturday, 9:30PM
Burlesque gets a "Dark Knight" twist with where both Batman's allies and enemies perform for "another tassel-twirling tribute" to the epic action films. Interested in the spectacle? Purchase your tickets in advance as the show is known to sell out.
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