The Flea Learns to Party
After an auspicious debut at the Dekalb Market in October, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is back, this time setting up shop in a 40,000-square-foot warehouse by the Williamsburg waterfront. The market has expanded from one to three nights, roughly doubling the number vendors on hand, and offering a slate of major D.J. and music sets, including one from LCD Soundsystem and DFA Records co-founder James Murphy, and a closing-night show headlined by the Hold Steady. As for the vendors, they’ll include Brooklyn retailers like Dalaga NYC and Kill Devil Hill, flea-food favorites Luke’s Lobster and Robicelli’s Cupcakes, and over 96 other vendors offering new and vintage clothing, food, and knickknacks (149 Kent Ave., nr. N. 5th St., Brooklyn; 12/15–12/17, 5 p.m.–1 a.m.; visit ticketfly.com FOR information on ticketed performances; bkbazaar.com).
Judged by Their Covers
The winners of this year’s AIGA book-design competition, currently on display at the group’s national headquarters in the Flatiron, include a reissue of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a cookbook from San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery, and the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, each nominated by a jury including renowned book-jacket designer Chip Kidd and the principal of graphic-design firm Heavy Meta. During the exhibition, the website whatthebook.com will be collecting responses to the prompt “A book is,” the results of which will be on display in the AIGA gallery (164 Fifth Ave., nr. 21st St.; M-Th, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; F, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; through 2/23; aiga.org).
Kiosk’s West Coast Cousin
For the holiday season, the famously eclectic Soho gift shop Kiosk store has invited Northern California retailer Gravel and Gold to curate its own shelf. The store’s West Coast offerings often include irreverent T-shirts and totes printed with abstract pandas and naked breasts, as well as hand-crafted jewelry and art. Here in New York, they’ll be stocking silver and gold hoop earrings by David Clarkson ($70-85), Leila Castle bath salts from Marin County ($30), and Emmy’s Pickled Cauliflower ($12), a San Fran favorite (95 Spring St., nr. Broadway, second fl.; kioskkiosk.com).
Beginning today, the New Museum’s fifth floor will house a joint project with the Beirut Art Center, featuring artists’ work from Lebanon and a digital archive of works from across the Arab world. The exhibition is titled “Due to unforeseen events…” and examines five pieces of performance, sculpture, and installation art that were, in some way, altered between their conception and their presentation. Photos, videos, and analytical texts accompany the pieces on view, attempting to document the specific ways in which intervention—be it censorship, theft, or simply random events—affects perception (235 Bowery, nr. Prince St.; W, F-Su, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Th, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; M–Tu, closed; $16, $14 seniors, $12 students; newmuseum.org).