Affordable Art Fair
7W New York; 9/22-9/25.; 7 W. 34th St., nr. Fifth Ave.
Decorate your digs with some new art from over 70 exhibitors of contemporary works. Pieces run from $100 – $10,000 (with most being under $5,000) and if you'd like to see the fair through the eyes of a working artist, tours are on the schedule.
Dumbo Arts Festival
Main St. bet. Water St. and Front St., 9/23-9/25; Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-488-8588
A packed-full weekend of over 100 open studios and 50 galleries and outdoor projections until midnight lining the historic area's quaint cobblestone. And for the little ones (and young at heart) musicians, dancers, poets, performance, and circus artists throughout the neighborhood.
Reflecting the Stars
Pier 49; Through 10/25, daily from sunset to midnight; Hudson River Park at West 11th St.
Stars may not always be visible in the New York night sky, but at least you can see an interpretation of them in this installation, which recreates constellations on the decaying posts of Pier 49 in the Hudson River using solar-powered LEDs. If you're in need of a present for someone, dedicate a star on their website.
David Byrne: Tight Spot
The Pace Gallery and The High Line; Through 12/1; 534 W. 25th St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-929-7000
Byrne’s new outdoor sound-and-sculpture installation: an enormous, bloated globe wedged between the High Line’s newly opened second section and the gallery. Catch it while you can: It'll be the only work of art that will ever occupy this spot.
Art, Community, & Charity for the Empowerment of Haiti's Youth
The Red Bull Space; 9/28 at 8 p.m.; 40 Thompson St, nr. Watts St.; 310 393-4647
Presented by Art in Motion, a benefit event featuring a concert by Rapper's Delight (formerly Sugarhill Gang), an interactive spoken word performance by Haitian poet Carvens Lissaint and dancer Christian Morel, and a multimedia installation including Haitian photojournalist sculptor Wilfredo Morel, and more. Proceeds benefit Konbit Mizik, a nonprofit recording studio and music school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Subculture: Vision of Sound
The Morgan; 9/22-9/29.; 25 Bogart St., nr. nr. Varet St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-799-1314
The symbiosis between underground U.K. bass music and the visual arts is explored in this exhibit featuring record sleeves, label artwork, party photography, press photos, and flyer design, and the first time participating artists—including Ashes57, Georgina Cook, Tunnidge, and Shaun Bloodworth—have showcased their works together outside of Europe. A dub-D.J.'d reception celebrates the works on Saturday at 8 p.m.