We usually don't cover too many upcoming events here on the blog but there are a few things coming up this month that caught my eye....
Starting this Thursday LA's venerable Family is taking up a one month residency in NYC. For the uninitiated, Family is a small storefront on Fairfax (near Canter's) that sells books,records and art while also hosting a fair amount of great in-store events. Much like Printed Matter here in NYC or Drawn + Quarterly in Montreal they serve as a hub for the local grass roots art community.
Starting this Thursday Family are taking over a space at 70 Franklin Street (between Church & Broadway) with a line up of *FREE* live shows (Lucky Dragons, Kim + Thurston, Lee Renaldo + Alan Licht doing their Brakhage homage) and discussions by the likes of Art Spiegelman, Will Oldham and the unlikely comedy pairing of Fred Armisen with Andrew Jeffrey Wright (who I mention mainly as an excuse to link to "bart vs black bart on jeweled skull").
There's more to be seen on family's blog including some pics of Gary Panter getting the space ready.
Also looking very promising next week is "Seven on Seven", a pairing between 7 sets of artists and technologists put together by Rhizome at the New Museum. Will David Karp set up a tumblr blog for one of Ryan Trecartin's alter egos? Will Tauba Aurebach be predictably great? We might not get to find out since tickets are prohibitively expensive (which is understandable since putting together an event like this can't be cheap) but hopefully it will all be shared afterward. Hats of to Rhizome for putting this together. It looks great.
Last but not least: this Sunday at 11 AM, Issue Project Room will also be hosting it's first ever event at their new Livingston Space before it undergoes extensive renovation. Ne(x)tworks will be playing Morton Feldman's rarely preformed String Quartet No. 2 (all six hours of it). Admission is free and more info can be found here. Congrats on the new space.