Happy Monday, readers. Welcome to another week of endless activities. If you’re staying at one of our hotels - Standard New York, Standard Miami, Standard Hollywood, or Standard Downtown LA – here’s a cheat sheet of some cool things we recommend in your respective city.
(The Diego Rivera Exhibit Launches This Week, and ends May 14, 2012 at MOMA)
Yesterday, November 13th, was the launch of a special exhibit from Diego Rivera. The Museum of Modern Art launched Diego Rivera’s Murals for the Museum of Modern Art. If you’re not in town this week, fear not, the exhibit runs through May 14, 2012 – so book your tickets to New York anytime before. Here’s a little bit about the exhibit. At the December 1931 opening of Rivera’s retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, the artist presented five Mexican-themed mural panels. This chronology focuses on Diego Rivera’s activities in the Soviet Union and the United States, in the process highlighting how Rivera’s extraordinary 1931-32 retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art came to be. It introduces key facets of his career leading up to the exhibition and underscores Rivera’s immediate impact on U.S. debates about the political and artistic value of public art. In January 1932 he added three more frescoes to the show that depict labor and construction in Depression-era New York. Learn more about Rivera’s portable murals by visiting the MOMA site page dedicated to his work. For further info, check out the Exhibit page. Need we say that Diego had the coolest girlfriend in history? (Frida Kahlo)
(Miami Book Fair Rolls Through Town)
The books are coming. And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November. The Fair, in its 28th year, opened Sunday November 13th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world. On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, with the school of comics on Friday and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators. To check out schedules, visit the official site for The Miami International Book Fair
(“The Adventures of Pete & Pete” Tribute Takes Place in Los Angeles)
Who doesn’t have fond memories of 90’s TV shows? Our good friends at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles will be hosting a “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” tribute and live panel this Saturday, November 19th. Who doesn’t have fond memories of that show? It was awesome! If you’ve never seen the classic sitcom, watch the montage of all the cool “Pete & Pete” guest stars over the show’s run– including Patty Hearst, David Johansen (New York Dolls), Ann Magnuson, Martin Donovan, Suzzy Roche (The Roches), Sarah Shannon (Velocity Girl), Chris Elliott, Bebe Neuwirth, Syd Straw, Steve Buscemi, Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Harry, Heather Matarazzo, Kate Pierson (the B52’s), Marshall Crenshaw, Juliana Hatfield, Luscious Jackson, Iggy Pop, and Hunter Thompson.
Schedules permitting, Mike Maronna (“Big Pete”), Danny Tamberelli (“Little Pete”), the show co-creators Will McRobb & Chris Viscardi, and other cast/crew will be attending Cinefamily to celebrate this event. Plus, the Wien Truck will be there between 5:30 to 9:30PM. It’s a solid walk down memory lane. For more info on schedules and tickets, visit Cinefamily.org.