Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

DWR event ---New York free

The Golden Egg – Celebrating 50 Years of the Egg Chair

Thursday, March 27, 7–9pm

Arne Jacobsen’s classic Egg Chair turns 50. Help us mark the 50th anniversary of this mid-century icon. Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Egg Chair is still used in advertising, film and television as a symbol of sophisticated urbanism. There will be several Egg chairs available for sitting, swiveling and lounging, and they will serve up Prosecco, deviled eggs and other golden hors d’oeuvres.


DWR studio - Flatiron

903 Broadway (at 20th)

New York, NY 10010

Phone: 212.477.1155

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Art on the Block ----New York free

You are all invited! Click on the image to read invitation clearly!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mobile Mondays ----New York free

Mobile Mondays New York is back! If you want to satisfy the geek inside you, join them tonight, March 24th at 6:75pm for another geeky talk.

The topic is: The Evolution and Monetization of Mobile Video - part of the enabler track of the Ubiquitous Web series

Recent advances in mobile video players, streaming technologies and transcoding platforms are enabling the transmission and reception of video universally across fixed and mobile devices. This evolution is creating new ways to monetize mobile video and develop new mobile audiences, a new advertising base and potentially new types of social networks.

In parallel, mobile video broadcasting is being deployed with dedicated spectrum to relieve the bandwidth bottlenecks that will result when video streaming becomes widely popular over the mobile internet. How will these services complement each other?

Mobile Monday will present speakers from five emerging companies active in mobile video and a panel discussion will follow. As always the event will end with free wine and beer and hopefully some party food!

When: Monday, March 24, 2008 at 6:45 PM
Where: Samsung Experience Center, Time Warner Center – Shops at Columbus Circle10 Columbus Circle, 3rd floor, New York City, New York, 10022

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Mindful Health and D&D Health and Fitness ---New York free

Back by popular demand! Discover your health “score”, test the latest technology in anti-aging, receive mini-galvanic facials, and find out your body fat and your blood pressure reading. In addition the first 5 attendees to sign up will receive gift certificates for a free 30 minute massage!

So if you wish you could prevent disease, had a natural alternative to botox, test the effectiveness of your diet and diet supplements, this *free* event is for you!

WHEN: Monday, March 24th, 2008; 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: 1841 Broadway Suite 505 (60th and Broadway)

RSVP: Please RSVP by calling Nicole at Mindful Health 212-245-3129

Mindful Health/ 212-245-3129/
D&D Health and Fitness 888-DND-4434/

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Free Coffee at the New Joe‏ --New York free

Here is a special invitation from Joe's, the art of coffee:

After lots of hard work getting our new shop in Chelsea (405 W. 23rd Street) up and running, we're finally just about ready. While we'll officially be opening the doors on Monday, we want to let you know that we're doing a "dress rehearsal" to which our regular customers (i.e., you) are invited: tomorrow, Sunday March 23rd, we'll be open from 4-6 p.m., serving FREE coffee drinks and snacks. We hope you'll have a chance to stop by, say hello, check out the new space (a couple of snapshots from earlier today are below), and grab a cup of joe on us.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vernal Equinox Party‏ ----New York free

Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with live simulcast by superstar DJ Tracy Young!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Onishi Gallery‏ Opening Reception ---New York free

March 12–April 12, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6–8 p.m.

The Onishi Gallery is pleased to present Ephemeral, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by seven Japanese artists. Ephemeral is the gallery’s contribution to this year’s Asian Contemporary Art Week, and it is the inaugural exhibition in the gallery’s newly remodeled space in Chelsea. Co-curating Ephemeral are Mako Wakasa and Nana Onishi.

Ephemeral will open on March 12 and will continue to April 12. The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Thursday, March 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ephemeral’s co-curators have selected works that evoke the Japanese aesthetic of temporality. The exhibition’s early-spring timing coincides with the season of cherry blossom viewing—traditionally an occasion for reflecting on the mutability of life while watching the falling of the pale pink petals. Ephemeral explores the implications of impermanence for life and for art.

Ephemeral comprises works by Megumi Nagai, Natsu, Akira Ikezoe, Tomoe Murakami, Tetsuomi Sukeda, Ari Tabei, and Aruha Yamaoka. Megumi Nagai’s meticulously painted figures on wood summon the viewer into a dream world of fantastic creatures and happenings. Natsu concocts stunning works in beads.

Akira Ikezoe offers oil paintings of flowers, insects, butterflies, and dragons that are suggestive of kimono patterns. Tomoe Murakami captures starry nightcapes in delicately rendered photographs that are studies in subtle chromatic variation. Performance artist Ari Tabei appears in a long dress that she created like a silkworm in a cocoon by rolling and tying together numerous white wrapping papers. Tetsuomi Sukeda’s photographs of Japanese suburbia feature tantalizing glimpses of a teenage girl. Aruha Yamaoka presents photographic close-ups of portions of her face, hands, and hair in dusky tones.

Onishi Gallery
521 W 26th Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.)
New York, NY 10001
T. 212.695.8035
F. 212.695.8036

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Love at The Hotel QT ---New York free

Bust out the swimwear, it's time for another shot of Love tonight. The pool is warmed up, resident DJs Sabo and Aaron James are ready to shake you and the Zuvuya Collective is set to stimulates your eyes with live video mixing. Free vodka and wellness screening help keep your juices flowing.

Date: Tuesday, March 18th

Time: 7:00pm - 2:00am

Location: Hotel QT (125 West 45th)

Cost: Free with RSVP at

Open Bar: 42 Below Vodka 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 15, 2008

International Restaurant Show of New York ----New York

Being an events blogger, you happen to get a lot of perks. One is to get press passes to a number of great shows, restaurant openings and exhibitions. I was once again lucky enough to get a press pass for the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, March 9-11. This show, could be easily described as the heaven of restaurateurs, chefs, event and food industry experts, and of each individual who has developed a pleasant and comfortable relationship with food.

The show was the host of a series of fun events: The Ultimate Barista Challenge USA, the PMQ's New York Pizza Show, the 19th Annual US Pastry Competition, the Innovative New Product Gallery and the Japanese Demonstration Pavilion and Theater. Needless to mention the hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world with tasty food samples and plenty of ideas for your next catering event.

What are the new trends in the restaurant and foodservice business? Here are my observations, coming not from a professional in this industry but from rather a serial party/event go-er and attendee:

-Popularity and proliferation of ice-cream vendors - maybe because we reached the end of the winter?

-The beginning of the end of high-protein, law-carb diets: with so many pastry and baking representatives together with pizza competitions, I strongly believe that people love carbs!

-Strong Japanese food presence -even if it was seriously supported by the Japanese government (it seems).

-Macaroons - the new cupcakes for fancy events and not only! Yet, the trend has to gain force.

I personally like party food and I gave in to most of the sample tastings with the exception of white breads and pizzas I don't really like. But I tried meats, chocolates, ice-cream, coffee and plenty of sushi and green tea from the Japanese Pavilion.

Finally, I wouldn't be fair if I didn't mention Thomas Keller's inspiring speech in his seminar. He proved to be not only a successful restaurateur, chef and business owner, but also a wise person everybody should seek advice from. Unfortunately, he didn't offer any tips on how to by-pass the waiting lists for his upper class restaurants!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Anna Ortt & Lyons Wier gallery opening ---New York free

Artist's Reception FRIDAY March 14th • 6-9PM

Lyons Wier • Ortt Gallery is pleased to announce our third James Rieck solo exhibition titled Annual Report.

For the last five years, James Rieck's compositions have been inspired by and gleaned from commercial catalogs. Having delved through couture catalogs of the 1960's, "How To Knit" catalogs of the 70's, wedding catalogs and sexually heightened imagery from the Abercrombie and Fitch genre, James has now set his sights on the grandest of all sales catalogs - Annual Reports. This exhibition features several large-scale oil paintings that address the attitudes and pomposity of multi-national corporations by zeroing in on the body language projected by the CEO, CFO, et al., that are typically featured in these ultimate sales tools.

Through amplified scale and deliberate cropping, James Rieck re-contextualizes the familiar compositions inherent to the lexicon of commercial photography. By focusing on the archetypal nature of the subjects, James has delivered a body of work that draws attention to the staging and psychological aspects behind the posturing of the source material.

James Rieck is currently a faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. He earned both his MFA and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Glasgow School of Art. In 2006, James received the prestigious Trawick Prize. A catalog for the exhibition will be available in the gallery.

Exhibition Dates: March 14th - April 12th

Lyons Wier • Ortt 175 Seventh Ave (@20th St.) NYC 10011 (212)242-6220

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Saks Fifth Avenue Store Event‏ ---New York free

Don't miss this amazing all day opening - spring celebration at Saks Fifth Avenue store. On Thursday 3.13. Click on the picture for more details.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Blue Bag Party ---New York free

Don't miss this amazing party tomorrow 3.12 starting at 6pm. Click on the picture to read clearly!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Emg Vintage Sale ---New York free

The popular vintage sale at Tribeca hotel is back today March 8th from 2pm to 6pm.

What can you find?

ALL winter jackets and coats on SUPER SALE!
-cute long plaid 70’s princess coat $40
-black super fitted toggle coat $40
-xs ski jackets $30 each
-bill blass amazing color block puffer coat $40
-flecked wool trapeze coat with great buttons $40
-quilted green silk coat $30

-plus sweaters on sale! $15-30!

For the ladies...
Spring dresses and jumpers $29-$39
Spring sweaters $20-$29!
White Tuxedo jacket $39
Leather xs jacket supercool $49
Albert Nippon grey black fitted blazer $39
APC burgundy denim straight-leg jeans

And many more!

Tribeca grand hotel (2 avenue of the americas)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

NYSG: The Whisper of Fog ---New York free

You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception: Thursday March 6, 2008 6-8pm

The Whisper of Fog (El Murmullo de la Niebla), March 6, 2008 - March 29, 2008

NY Studio Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Mexican artist Carlos Rodal. Mr. Rodal’s work establishes a connection between the Mesoamerican civilization and Western contemporary art, reflecting a personal language, which follows in the tradition of 20th century Mexican painters such as Rufino Tamayo and Juan Soriano. The artist is located in a postmodern global/local culture, incorporating the expressions of both native and distant cultures, past and present, with a deep connection to the roots of these millenarian societies.

The artist’s personal visions originate from the Southwest’s tropical and desert regions, which influence his references to the plant and animal kingdoms. They are worlds of opposite nature that when encountered are intertwined and complemented, located in spatial atmospheres where the compositions and figures float in space amidst a light fog. The chromatic scheme is characterized by a range of intense and brilliant shades that are reminiscent of color used not only in the cultures of contemporary Mexican pueblos but also in pieces of ceramic, frescoes and codices found in Mesoamerican archeology. Poetic and magical aspects of the work act as a transforming energy for human beings. They convey the fundamental premises of the artist’s aesthetic creed: liberty and honesty both in life and in the process of elaborating the art works.

NY Studio Gallery. 511 West 25th St. #607, between 10th and 11th Avenues NY, NY 10001

Tel. 212.627.3276,

Business Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm or by appointment

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

West London Projects ----London

West London Projects invite you at a private view, tonight, 5th of March from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, of the show
It Can Start Whenever You Want.

It Can Start Whenever You Want deals with the transition and potentiality of materials. The artists in the show use varied modes of representation and action. They generate performativity and flux through their specific use of materials that can be both unsubstantial yet solid, in motion but still, analogue and digital. The different states of aggregation pervade each other creating an open system held up by its constant instability.

Christian Frosi
Wolfgang Plöger
Jimmy Robert
6 March – 19 April 2008

2 Shorrolds Road
London SW6 7TP

Friday and Saturday 12.00–6.00pm and by appointment

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Wine Tasting ----New York

You’re cordially invited to

“Health Benefits Of Wine”

The Hellenic Wine Society in association with Kellari’s Parea Greek Bistro presents a
WINE TASTING SYMPOSIUM with a special presentation by Dr. Apostolos Pappas
(author of the Saint-Tropez Diet)

on “The HEALTH BENEFITS of Wine”

When: Monday, March 3rd 2008 at 7:00pm.
The first Wine & course begins at 7:00pm

Remarks begin at 7:30pm FEATURING a special six-course meal and wine tasting menu,
$75.00 per person includes tax & gratuity, prepared by Executive Chef, Greg Zapantis.

Generously sponsored by Konstantinos Drougos & Wonderful Ethnic Wines.

To RSVP, please call: Kellari’s Parea Greek Bistro at 212-777-8448 and mention the wine tasting event.