Weekend Recommender: April 27-30

April 27, 2012 | Homepage


Alexander Calder's Circus at the Whitney

Calder's Circus
Friday, April 27, 1– 9 PM
After a long two-year hiatus, sculptor Alexander Calder's miniature circus is back in rotation at the Whitney Museum. The circus, made from household items like corks, wire, wood, and metal, is quite the sight to see. Catch its brief appearance before it's packed away again on the 30th. 945 Madison Ave.; whitney.org

The Loving Story
Saturday, April 28, 10 AM–6 PM
Richard and Mildred Loving were a biracial couple who challenged the state of Virginia to do away with its biracial marriage ban. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court (Loving vs. Virginia), where thankfully the court ruled all race-based marriage bans were unconstitutional. See moments from their life together in photographs by Grey Villet. International Center for Photography, 1133 Sixth Ave.; icp.org

Taste the Nation
Monday, April 30, 6:30 PM (VIP), 7:30–9:30 PM
The annual Taste the Nation event is dedicated to ending childhood hunger across the United States. Top chefs and mixologists from all over the United States will gather in New York, along with fifty of New York's finest chefs, including Top Chef's Sam Talbot, for this tasting event. Tickets are available at VIP level ($425) and general admission, ($225) and 100 percent of proceeds benefit Share Our Strength, which works to feed hungry children. 82 Mercer, 82 Mercer St.; taste.strenght.org

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