There’s always something happening in New York, whether it’s an art fair, an art talk, dance or live music. In this week's edition, check out talks on ancient wisdom in today’s tech world or check out a hip-hop dancers in ancient-style armor.

Read on to learn more about our top event picks in NYC through November 11, 2018.

1. The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair will return at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11, 2018.

A biannual event, the Other Art Fair showcases 130 independent and emerging artists hand-picked by a committee. Presented by Saatchi Art, the fair offers the opportunity for a broad presentation of contemporary art. 

Admission is free.

The Brooklyn Expo Center is located at 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

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2. Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor

The Met will host “Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor” on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event brings together hip-hop dance culture with the bygone age of chivalry. Dancers from It’s Showtime NYC!, from the South Bronx’s Dancing in the Streets urban dance organization, will perform a series of dance battles while wearing knight armor.

Free with museum admission.

The Met is located at 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

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Rehearsal photos of Flex dancers rehearsing: Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor in the Arms and Arms Gallery at the Met, 2018.

Rehearsal photos of Flex dancers rehearsing: Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor in the Arms and Arms Gallery at the Met, 2018. Photo: Stephanie Berger. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


3. PS1’s Night at the Museum

MoMA's PS1 will host a Night at the Museum for the current exhibition “Nauman After Dark” on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 8 p.m. until midnight.

The event allows visitors the chance to see the retrospective “Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts” after hours with drinks and music. The retrospective, which showcases a wide range of Nauman’s art from drawing and photography to performance and 3-D video, will be accompanied by the sounds of DJ bb basura. The documentary “The Bruce Nauman Story” will also be screened.

Tickets are $15. To purchase, click here.

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101.

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4. Phakchock Rinpoche & Erric Solomon Ancient Wisdom and Tech Future

Phakchock Rinpoche and Erric Solomon will give a talk on ancient wisdom and tech future at the Rubin Museum of Art on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

In their new book “Radically Happy,” the joint authors talk about the way we can bring the new and the old together to experience true happiness. Phakchock Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist lama, and tech entrepreneur Erric Solomon will discuss the ideas behind their recent book. A book signing will follow the talk.

Admission is $25 for a ticket, or $45 for a ticket and the book. To purchase, click here.

The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011.

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Photographs of Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon, 2018.

Photographs of Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon, 2018. Courtesy of the Rubin Museum of Art.


5.  Artist & Music Inaugural Event at James Cohan gallery

James Cohan launches its new series "Impromptu: Conversations in Art and Music" with a cello concert and visual art conversation at the gallery's Chelsea location on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3 pm. 

Cellist soloist Kirin McElwain will perform two works by contemporary composers; Caroline Shaw's In manus tuas (2009) and Laurie San Martin's Vaste Steppe (2016). Immediately following, a conversation between exhibiting artist Federico Herrero and curator and writer Sarah Demeuse takes place. On view is "Federico Herrero: Open Alphabet," a new series of paintings on canvas that explores the sensory aspects of place and the way this impacts people as well as the experience of place. The exhibition is a NYC Gallery Scene selection. Click here to read more.

Admission is free and open to the public.

James Cohan Gallery is located at 533 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.

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6. Artist Talk at Olsen Gruin

Kevin Bourgeois will give an Artist Talk on his current exhibition at Olsen Gruin Gallery on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4 p.m.

“Wall of Sound,” his current exhibition up until November 18, features music-inspired multimedia work. Bourgeois, a self-taught artist, curated a selection of record jacket collage and acrylic compositions on wood panel. In the talk, he will discuss his exhibition and the influence of music on his work.

Olsen Gruin is located at 30 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002.

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Image of Kevin Bourgeois' "Wall of Sound" exhibition at Olsen Gruin, 2018.

Image of Kevin Bourgeois' "Wall of Sound" exhibition at Olsen Gruin, 2018. Courtesy of Olsen Gruin.




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