January 9, 2015
Weekend in NoMad: Inherent Vice and Much More
There are so many cool events happening in our neighborhood each and every week, and this weekend is no different. Our ‘Weekend in NoMad’ review for this week narrows it down to four events. From a contemporary music exhibit at Ace Hotel, a sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue, an exhibit that profiles sex in film at The Museum of Sex and lastly a political comedy at The PIT, NoMad certainly has something for everyone.
For a well-rounded weekend, we suggest you check them all out.
Ace Hotel: “Inherent Vice” Launch
This weekend is your last chance to catch a one-of-a-kind exhibit at Ace Hotel, celebrating the official release of the “Inherent Vice” Soundtrack, written by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. The exhibit, which was designed by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe, is billed as an immersive alternate reality experience and features a collection of vintage art, found objects, props and other items inspired by the film.
The exhibition is open through January 11th, from noon until 8 p.m. It’s free, and visitors who book a room at Ace Hotel by January 11th will receive a special edition vinyl copy of the soundtrack for their record collection.
260 Fifth Avenue: Under Armor Sample Sale
The city has gotten awfully cold all of a sudden, and it looks like temperatures will be staying put for the foreseeable future. So the Under Armour Sample Sale couldn’t have come at a better time. The sample sale is running from January 8th until February 15th, but with temperatures plummeting, we think this weekend might be the best time to go. Head over to 260 Fifth Avenue for amazing deals on workout clothes, base layers and accessories.
Museum of Sex: Action: Sex and the Moving Image
One of the most creative places in NoMad is The Museum of Sex, and exhibits such as Action: Sex and the Moving Image are the reason why. Designed by conceptual art duo Bompas & Parr, The current exhibit traces erotic themes and metaphors in the history of carnivals, as showcased by five interactive attractions. You can scale “Grope Mountain,” jump for joy in an adult-themed moon bounce and find the special spot in the mirrored “Tunnel of Love.” The exhibit is complete with a custom soundscape and tempting edible treats.
The PIT: Electoral Dysfunction
When it comes to great comedy, The Peoples Improv Theater (PIT) is one of the best places to catch fresh talent. PIT’s weekly panel of politically minded comedians will comment on the biggest scandals and disappointments involving our government. This week’s panel will feature Meg Griffiths-Anderson, Robert George, Lucas Hazlett, David Kimball-Stanley, Justin Perez, Jeanne Stafford and moderator Nate Starkey, plus special guest Harry Siegel of New York Daily News.
The show is January 10th at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.