ALL ARTS Staff Picks: Astro Poets, David Byrne With Tune-Yards and More

ALL ARTS Staff Picks: Astro Poets, David Byrne With Tune-Yards and More

Over the Sea with the Little Mermen
Skyport Marina, Manhattan
Sept. 14.; 7-11 p.m.
“Listen to me, the human world… it’s a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there,” intoned Sebastian, the wise lobster from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” in his ode to the aquatic life, “Under the Sea.” And tonight — on a yacht, no less — you, too, can belt the rapturous tune as part of the “Over the Sea” boat party singalong with the Disney cover band the Little Mermen. What other reason do you need to throw your mortal cares overboard?

David Byrne
Forest Hills Stadium
Sept. 15; 6:45 p.m.
In the mood for a show? Legendary performer David Byrne continues his “American Utopia” tour with a three-night stop in New York City, which also includes two sets at Brooklyn’s gorgeous former movie palace King’s Theater. The high-energy and eclectic pop band Tune-Yards are set to open each concert.

An Evening With Experimenta India
The Kitchen, Manhattan
Sept. 15.; 7 p.m.
The Kitchen is showing a series of experimental short films in conjunction with Chitra Ganesh’s exhibition “Her Garden, a Mirror.” Curated by filmmakers Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, the films celebrate the Indian avant-garde with selected works from acclaimed directors, including Pramod Pati and Ruchir Joshi.

Sept. 15; 10:30 p.m.
“Decasia” was described by critic J. Hoberman as a “rare thing: a movie with avant-garde and universal appeal.” Catch a rare 35mm screening of this deteriorating found footage film, presented as a part of Metrograph’s Icarus Films at 40 series.

Arts Framing The Struggle
City Lore, Manhattan
Sept. 16; 3-5 p.m.
The intersection of art, immigration and activism take center stage at City Lore on Sunday. The panel discussion will examine how artists, in particular, have shaped the immigrant experience in New York City. Activist artists Jose Francisco Avila, Rebel Diaz, Betty Yi and more will speak.

“Eclipse of the Future,” Poetry Reading with the Astro Poets
The Rubin Museum
Sept. 19; 7 p.m.
What’s poetry and astrology have to do with one another? According to poet astrologer Dorothea Lasky, time: “Some people have said time is not linear and to me, nothing makes this more evident than art and poetry making.” On Wednesday, fans of Lasky and her fellow poet Alex Dimitrov — the cosmic duo behind the Twitter-famous poet-astrology account, Astro Poets — can break free from their time(line) for a night of poetry and prophecy.

“Citizen’s Forest,” Park Chan-Kyong
Tina Kim Gallery
Through Oct. 13
Artist Park Chan-Kyong unites the past and present histories of South Korea through a multi-disciplinary exhibition that includes film, video and photography. The exhibition, “Citizen’s Forest,” lays bare the complexities at work in the region and is the artist’s second solo show in New York City.

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