WEEKEND PICKS
Event Preview: OPENING for Fade 2 Grey at Anacostia Arts Center

"Loving’s artistic goal is to tap into the unique essence, social power and flamboyance of how androgyny is played out in each musician. The viewer is challenged to make his or her own opinions about sexuality, gender and artistry as it relates to these legendary musical figures and confront Western society’s rigid constructs and viewpoints about gender." See more here.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
The Art of Alabama Food at Chelsea Market

On Monday, the Art of Alabama Food exhibit will be coming to New York City for the first time. The gallery-style show will feature 36 mouth-watering photos of the best cuisine Alabama has to offer, featured in Alabama Tourism Department's "100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die."

The pop-up will run for one week, from January 27th to February 2nd in Chelsea Market. The event is open to the public, and is meant to educate (and tempt) New Yorkers about the culinary world of the Southern state. If you're going (or even if you're not), be sure to download the free, official "100 Dishes" mobile app to explore even more delicious food than what will be on display.

CULTURE CLUB
New Art Exhibit Honors Jazz Icon Louis Armstrong

Jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong would have celebrated his 111th birthday last week were he still alive. Luckily, his music lives on and Resorts World Casino decided to throw a bash in his honor. The casino recently unveiled an art exhibit in their Fifth Avenue Atrium comprised of iconic photos of the musician from all around the world.

The small opening event hosted the media along with the Louis Armstrong House Quartet, who serenaded event attendees with classic Armstrong tunes. The exhibit will be featured in the atrium permanently, with classic Louis tunes playing for a week. “Though Armstrong was born in New Orleans, it was Queens, he chose to call home,” said Michael Speller, Resorts World Casino president.

THE HOT SPOT
This Has Gotta Be the Good Life: The Hamptons, August 26th & 27th

From trunk shows to concerts, there will never be a dull moment this weekend in the happening Hamptons. And the best part? Most of these are charity events, so not only will you be having a blast shopping, dancing, and attending concerts, you'll also be helping a cause. Here our are top picks for this weekend.

Friday August 26th

Dallas Productions has brought 25 dealers together, from both the U.S. and Europe to Bridgehampton for a weekend of antiquing and design. The fair will have an extensive range of unique antiques, jewelry and decorative home accents. From Asian to Mid-Century Modern, these top-notch dealers will cater to your every style need. Admission is $5

CULTURE CLUB
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Comes to an End

Although I do watch my fair share of Project Runway, I am not a fashion savant, nor do I pretend to know much about it. How exactly did I find myself at the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you ask? Well, after all of the rave reviews it got, it's hard not to be curious. On Friday morning I went to check out the scene...and was utterly shocked. Wrapped around blocks and blocks was the line just waiting to get inside the museum. Once inside, there were even more lines to enter the exhibit. I knew that the exhibit would be crowded, but I did not expect the mob scene that awaited me upon my arrival. The wait turned out to be well worth it.