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May 1 – May 7, 2015

1. Comics, Cartoons, and Tunes
Explore the exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs to learn about her illustrations that represent the daily life of New Yorkers. Then stay for a drawing lab and enjoy New York-inspired music while you sketch some comics and cartoons of your own.
When: Sunday, May 1, 11:00am–2:00pm
Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, NYC
Price: Free with museum admission and for MCNY members

2.Esa-Pekka Salonen and Justin Davidson
An evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, and Justin Davidson, Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music and architecture critic for New York magazine. Salonen will reflect on his upbringing in Finland and how it influenced his musical development, philosophy and process. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World which explores the work of the pioneering Finnish design firm Artek. Guests are invited to tour the exhibition for free before the talk.
When: Sunday, May 1, 4:00pm
Where: Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street, NYC
Price: Free students, $25 general public

3. #BlackLivesMatter, DREAMers and More: New York Activism Today
Take stock of activism in the city today with a panel of prominent activists, authors, and filmmakers. Learn how the city is continuing to grapple with issues of racial justice as well as immigrants’ and workers’ rights in fresh and unique ways, while still upholding the city’s long-standing tradition of social activism.
When: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm
Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, NYC
Price: Free with museum admission and for MCNY members

4. Demo Day Marketplace
The Demo Day Marketplace has become key in developing our entrepreneurs’ careers at the center. Meet 40 top entrepreneurs in this casual trade show event.
When: Wednesday, May 4, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Where: Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, Brooklyn
Price: Free and open to the public

5. Opening Reception for Presenting Shakespeare: Much Ado About Posters
Designer Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller will present Shakespeare: Much Ado About Posters, an exhibition featuring posters from around the world inspired by iconic poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
When: Opening Reception Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm–8:30pm; Exhibition ongoing through May 19
Where: ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th Street, NYC
Price: Free and open to the public

6. Opening Reception for Interdimensional Beings
Time is the only resource we can’t replenish, and it’s the one aspect of all of our lives that we’re still struggling to understand. Each of the six artists taking part in Interdimensional Beings look at time from different angles. Whether it’s the passage of time on a cosmic scale, the potential ramifications of time travel, or merely how we reminisce about the past, Interdimensional Beings seeks to elucidate the myriad ways inn which time impacts us all on a daily basis, and how our evolving relationships with time still have the possibility to amaze and inspire.
When: Opening Reception Thursday, May 5, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Where: Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, Brooklyn
Price: Free and open to the public

7. Control + Chaos = Triboro
Triboro will recount its tumultuous relationship with type. The studio has tailored over 50 bespoke typefaces (and endless lettering designs) for clients like Ai Weiwei, Google, André Balazs, Everlane, the New York Observer, and Wired. Triboro will trace the evolution of several brand new projects—and a few old favorites.
When: Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street #603, NYC
Price: $6.27 TDC members, $16.82 students, $22.09 general public

8. An Evening with Cartoonist Roz Chast
An evening with acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast. For more than thirty years, Chast’s cartoons have explored an everyday world of neurosis, humor, anxiety, and family life in a highly distinctive visual language. Chast will share some of the formative influences and personal stories that have shaped her prolific career – and her view of life as a native New Yorker. She’ll also discuss her 2014 best-selling graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? . Reception, book signing and exhibition viewing to follow.
When: Friday, May 6, 7:00pm
Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, NYC
Price: $30 MCNY members, $35 students and seniors, $40 general public

9. The ZAP Show: A Cultural Revolution
An exhibition featuring works from the groundbreaking underground comix publication.
When: Exhibition ongoing through May 7
Where: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC
Price: Free and open to the public

10. Spotlight Experiential Design: Explore Digital Design for Physical Spaces
Explore design that transports you into a world of endless possibilities. Take a deep dive into the area of Experiential Design and hope you’ll join us to learn how you can leverage this info in your work.
When: Saturday, May 7, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Where: Microsoft Office, 11 Times Square, NYC
Price: $59 students, $179 general public, 10% off tickets for TDC members with code “TDC”

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