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  Weekends always pack a surprise. Today is testimony to that. Luckily the master site of art events in NYC – http://www.LarryQualls.blogspot.com – appears each day about 7am. It may seem like just a list. But in fact it’s a daily story about landscape of art in NYC – our art openings, book signings, discussions & fairs. And its clues are geographic – for it it describes the day’s largesse from the tip of Manhattan to its top. And then goes onto Brooklyn, Queens – and the rest. Read it this way, and slowly patterns will reveal themselves – and eventually much will become quite clear – as to when to see what in this city of ours.
  Today, Saturday, as usual there’s a cluster of avant-garde events in the Bowery area, including a book signing, a conversation/tour in Chinese, a Marching Band performance:
-Klaus von Nichtssagend 54 Ludlow St readings from Liz Luisada’s Shapes Deck, part of her exhibition Find Your Way noon-2:30
-Krause 149 Orchard St book signing: Oliver Hibert Eye See You – The Art of Oliver Hibert 4-6
-James Cohan 291 Grand St conversation: Yun-Fei Ji with John Yau and Robert Lee 4; Chinese language tour 2
-Company 88 Eldridge St performances: Hayden Dunham, Ayana Evans, Jasmine Nyende, Keijaun Thomas; in conjunction with Altered 5-8
-Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare St closing event: Marching On: The Politics of Performance performance by The Marching Cobras of New York 5; comments: Terrel Stowers and Kevin Young of The Marching Cobras with Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson 5:15; reception 6-6:30
-Tibor de Nagy 11 Rivington St artists talk: I Was Like She Was Like Delia Brown, Inka Essenhigh,Hilary Harkness, moderated by Sarah Valdez 4
-Lichtundfire 175 Rivington St exhibiiton: Parallel Fields Kathleen Elliot, Kaethe Kauffman, Bobbie Moline-Kramer; curated by D. Dominic Lombardi 6-9
  There’s usually one Big Event. And this one qualifies at the L-L gay art museum:
-Leslie-lohman Museum 26 Wooster St Summer Block Party co-hosted with Papi Juice; public opening reception of Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography Kevin Aranibar-Molina, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Ryan James Caruthers, Ryan Duffin, Andrew Jarman, Mikaela Lungulov-Klotz, Groana Melendez, Vanessa Rondón, Alexis Ruiseco-Lombera, Matthew Papa, Jess Richmond, and Elias Jesús Rischmawi;  unveiling of Queerpower: Façade Commission by artist collective, fierce pussy; artist Cupid Ojala  presents Unicorn Utopia, a coloring book for all ages 2:30-6
  Then there are a few midtown events, including a closing reception:
-Gallery35 30 E 35 closing reception: Form & Formless: Figurative to Abstract John Devaney, Teresa Hommel, Ingrid Sletten, Virginia Asman, Susan Demmet-Harris, Bev Thompson, Cari Clare, Denise Fryburg, John Connors, Juanita Gilmore, Peter Robinson, Valerie Lynch, and Yolande Heljnen 6-8
-Manhattan Graphics Center 250 W 40 reception: Ruth Moscovitch Unspent Motion: Copper and Steel 6:30-8:30
Noted museum shows may be occurring, this one perhaps close to you:
-Cooper-Hewitt  2 E 91 exhibition: Color Decoded: The Textiles of Richard Landis opens to the public
And increasingly something in Harlem, this one celebrating a service-minded motor cycle club:
-Harlem Haberdashery Assembly Site 245 Lenox Ave The League: A Distinguished Gentlemen Movement in association with the Trash Project presents Greener Lenox: Tree Restoration Project cleaning and restoring 115th to 125th 9:30-1 rsvp theLeagueDGM@gmail.com