The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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Picasso: Mosqueteros

Gagosian Gallery
Art March 26 - June 6
Pablo Picasso, Etriente, 1972.

Photo: Rob McKeever; Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Regardless of your preconceptions of Picasso, the one thing you can expect from Picasso: Mosqueteros, the ambitious show of the artist’s late work currently on view at Gagosian Gallery, is to have your expectations trumped. The sheer scale of the show itself and the strength of the work from the often-overlooked last decade of Picasso’s life are nothing short of impressive. Be sure to spend time with the series of delightfully whimsical and rich works on paper, which his dramatic canvases can easily overshadow.


Rooftop Films

Summer Series
Film & Theater May 15 - September 20
Roof in Brooklyn Navy yard

Photo: Sarah Palmer

For those of us city dwellers with the frequent urge (but not always as frequent ability) to rise above it all, the annual Rooftop Films Summer Series offers a welcome leg up. Screening on a diverse variety of lofty vistas throughout the city, the series showcases a likewise diverse variety of independent films (animations, docs, feature-length world premieres) throughout the summer. Most evenings begin with live music sponsored by Sound Fix Records, feature Q&As with the filmmakers, and wrap up with after parties. Check the Rooftop Films website for detailed listings.


Ernesto Neto: anthropodino

Park Avenue Armory
Art May 14 - June 14

Photo: Park Avenue Armory

Nylon stalactites. Biomorphic spice sacks. Pools of plastic balls. These are some ways to begin describing Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto’s installation, Anthropodio, that launches Park Avenue Armory’s series of site-specific commissions. To begin only; one truly needs to experience this multi-sensory interactive environment in person to gain any sense of what it is.


Jenny Holzer: Protect Protect

Whitney Museum of American Art
Art March 12 - June 19
<i>MONUMENT, 2008</i>

Photo: Vassilij Gureev; Courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art

Jenny Holzer’s pioneering approach to language as a carrier of content and her use of nontraditional media and public settings as vehicles for that content make her one of the most interesting and significant artists working today.


Jenny Holzer's For the Guggenheim

Jenny Holzer at the Guggenheim
Art September 26 - December 31
Jenny Holzer's For the Guggenheim

Photo: Guggenheim

For the past three years from September 2005 to July 2008 the Guggenheim underwent an extensive restoration to Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic building. To compliment the completion of the restoration, the Guggenheim has commissioned Jenny Holzer to create a site specific piece.