The Cultural Agenda: "Glenn Ligon: AMERICA," Like Crazy, and Georges Braque (the Other Cubist Painter)

Monday, October 24

"Glenn Ligon: AMERICA," now open at the L.A. County Museum of Art, is the first mid—career retrospective of Ligon's conceptual works. The intertextual collection draws upon elements of pop culture, race, sexuality, and language.

Dum Dum Girls perform at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Chairlift play at New York City's Mercury Lounge.

Tuesday, October 25

Moby plays Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts in New York City.

Yukata Sone's "Island" is a multimedia exhibition—predominately featuring sculpture, but with elements of photography, video, and painting—highlighting the various natural and architectural landscapes that shape the artist's world. The exhibit runs through October 29 at David Zwirner gallery in New York City.

Wednesday, October 26

Dawes and Blitzen Trapper co-headline a show at Webster Hall in New York City.

Theophilus London performs at New York City's Terminal 5.

Thursday, October 27

Academy Award-nominated actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg's debut production, Asuncion, opens at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. The play follows Edgar and Vinny, two roommates who pride themselves on their liberal, open-minded life views. However, when a young Filipino woman moves in with them, their open-mindedness is put to the test.

Cymbals Eat Guitars play the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.

The Pixies play the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey.

The Stepkids perform at The Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, California.

Friday, October 28

Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones star as a young couple trying to sustain a long-distance relationship in Like Crazy, opening in limited release.

"Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism" is the first major collection of the French artist's works to be displayed in the United States in more than 20 years. The collection spans from Braque's experimentation with modern art including his role—alongside Picasso—in the development of Cubism; runs through November 30 at Acquavella Galleries in New York City.

Saturday, October 29

Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum performs an intimate set at New York City's Town Hall.

Sunday, October 30

Now open at the MoMA, "de Kooning: A Retrospective" chronicles the prolific career of Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning. The collection features nearly 200 pieces and runs through January 9.

— Maggie Mallon

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