The NY Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, Queens
Lovers of fine book cloth, rejoice: Printed Matter’s annual NY Art Book Fair starts today. Now in its 13th year, the three-day festival brings together a diverse international community of artists, designers, publishers, authors and both serious and casual collectors to celebrate the tradition of handcrafted art books. In addition to hosting 365 exhibitors, the NYABF will present an extensive lineup of discussions, performances, workshops and exhibitions — all free and open to the public.
Portugal. The Man
Forrest Hills Stadium, Queens
Sept. 22, 5 p.m.
Alaskan indie rock gods Portugal. The Man headline a stellar lineup in Queens on Saturday night. The bill also includes the dreamy Brooklyn indie pop four-piece Lucius, English soul collective Jungle and the practically ineffable alternative hip-hop spoken word group Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers.
World Maker Faire
New York Hall of Science, Queens
Sept. 22; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The annual celebration of craftsmen and craftswomen convenes on Saturday for the 9th year. Organizers tout the event as a celebration of all things creative, with more than 700 projects on display and scores of booths dedicated to making arts and crafts. There will also be ample opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork.
75 Dollar Bill Hosts Social Music #3
Sept. 23-29, 8 p.m.
Music duo 75 Dollar Bill return to the cozy confines of Greenpoint bar Troost for a week of desert blues, prepared horns, wooden crate percussion and musical guests galore. Drone zones are guaranteed.
Interpretations Music Series
Sept. 27, 8 p.m.
The latest installment of Roulette’s Interpretations music series features the Berlin-based experimental duo Reidemeister Move — Robin Hayward (tuba) and Christopher Williams (contrabass) — who will perform a 45-minute piece composed by Christopher Williams and Charlie Morrow, set in an 8.1-channel immersive sound environment and featuring Hayward’s microtonal tuba. Also on the program is an ensemble of five contrabass players, who will perform composer Miya Masaoka’s “Four Moons of Pluto,” a piece that explores relational resonances.
Art Begets More Art
Watch this news report of two 11-year-old musicians who composed music for the Very Young Composers Program and had their pieces performed by the New York Philharmonic this summer. Inspired by the Harlem renaissance sounds in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” the girls see themselves as leaders, saying, “Not many people of color have as many opportunities as I do right now, so I’m just trying to set the standard and show everyone that they can do it.”