As winter continues waging war on this city, it becomes more and more difficult to leave the comforts of our own hotel rooms. But we’re laying out a few ‘cant miss’ New York City opportunities for you this next week.
Kang Ho Dong
1 East 32nd St
New York, New York
First things first. Food.
Comedian and former wrestler, Kang Ho Dong has recently opened a branch of his popular Korean barbecue chain in Manhattan’s Koreatown. Also found in Seoul, Honolulu, LA, and Queens, Kang Ho Dong has impressed the culinary royalty with a truly immersive experience thanks in part to a rising-star chef, Deuki Hong. Take a group of friends and dive into a beef combo of brisket, prime rib, and short ribs. Offset that with soft tofu, kimchi stew and steamed kabocha. Thank us later.
House Party w/Just Blaze
Thursday February 19th @10pm
125 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003
The Blueprint. The Blueprint 2. Late Registration. The Black Album. Recovery. good kid m.A.A.d. City.
Is there a common dominator between these Grammy nominated hip-hop albums, other than the fact they are all classics? Yes, and his name is Just Blaze. He produced tracks for each of those timeless albums. A revered producer with a long list of collaborations with todays top artists, Just Blaze will be hosting Webster Hall’s weekly House Party on February 19th at 10pm. Tickets starting at $15 get em here.
February 6, 2015—May 3
1071 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
Japanese conceptual artist, On Kawara, became famous for his ability to engage both personal and historic consciousness, through an incredibly restricted format. For the first time ever, the Japanese conceptual artist’s full body of work will be on display, right in our backyard. The Guggenheim will showcase all of Kawara’s work from February 6, 2015—May 3. A primary focus of the exhibit will be his popular Today series, where every day starting in 1966, and extending through 2000, Kawara simply painted the day’s date on a background of varying shades as a representation of that day in his life. Each piece has a decorative cover, upon which is a newspaper clipping—most often from the New York Times—from that day in history. Kawara died last summer in NYC, where he worked for over 50 years.
$25 entry more information here.