Fall in New York is upon us and there is no better time to enjoy the latest cultural happenings in the city. We have rounded up a short list of our current picks for exhibits, performances and tables that should not be missed this season.
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It is fascinating to watch Henri Matisse cut directly into colored paper with the grandest pair of silver scissors you have ever seen. Cutting so quickly and with such a smooth grace, he produces shapes that resemble flora and fauna. Shortly after they are pasted to the walls and into grander compositions. You too can watch this act which is nothing short of a phenomenon with video footage from the current Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibit on view at the Modern Museum of Art through February 8 2015. Matisse, formally known for his painting work, took to paper and scissors and produced an exceptional body of work, including the newly conserved Swimming Pool which was his first and only sight specific cut out, done in the Hotel Regina in Nice. Without a doubt, this is one exhibit not to miss this year. We imagine that a number of our favorite designers have already checked it out and we plan to see Matisse popping up as an inclusive inspiration for coming collections. Insider Tip: Pick up a MOMA membership. With it you can view the exhibits sans the crowds during members only hours.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MOMA through February 8, 2015
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
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The Brooklyn Academy of Music marks the 30th anniversary of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with the showing of the dance-theater work, Kontakthof. Translated to ?courtyard of contact?, Kontakthof assembles both male and female dancers in a dance hall setting to act out the infinite jest of the game we well know as courtship. The late German choreographer is known for infusing her deep sense of wit and human touch in her works and this piece is no exception; expect a parade of movement and bodies to popular 1930s music. Insider Tip: We suggest logging on right now and buying a ticket. After the performances this past weekend, there is a good chance the rest might sell out fast.
Kontafthof plays at BAM from October 23 to November 2
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Mexican food, vibrant and uniquely regional might be the next coveted cuisine according to foodie pros like Ren? Redzepi, the chef wunderkind of the celebrated Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. Redzepi, most recently dropped by DF for a taco tour with the New York Times Magazine, so if that is any indication, we are on to it here in Nueva York. A number of haute and or hybrid Mexican spots are slated to open this fall. Cosme opened last week in the Flatiron district, headed by chef Enrique Olvera and bringing the accessibility of New York ingredients to his motherland dishes. We expect nothing less than exceptional with the mention of ?single-origin? corn tortillas, which will be made in house. Tijuana Picnic is posted to open next week on the Lower East Side from the vets behind Acme. The 1970s vibe atmosphere host a take on Mexican and Asian fusion. There is also Alex Stupak?s new Empell?n al Pastor, which will riff on the famous taco al Pastor. Insider Tip: Can?t secure a reservation? We love to hang at the bar and have drinks, then grab a seat and sample the food. Cosme is featuring an extensive assortment of mezcal.
Cosme, 35 E. 21st St., nr. Park Ave. S, NYC
Tijuana Picnic, 151 Essex Street, Lower East Side, NYC
Empell?n al Pastor, 132 St. Marks Pl., at Ave. A., NYC