The Daily Shortlist August 27
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Art: Polaroids, Mapplethorpe
Show time: Wed–Thu 11:00 AM–6:00 PM , Fri 1:00 PM–9:00 PM , Sat, Sun 11:00 PM–6:00 PMpm . Through Sept. 7.
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Miscellaneous: Dylan’s Candy Bar
Focusing on the instant photography used by Icon Robert Mapplethorpe from 1970 to 1975, this exhibition features one hundred objects, including self-portraits, figure studies, still lifes, and portraits of lovers and friends including Patti Smith, Sam Wagstaff, and Marianne Faithfull. If you’ve got a craving for barbeque, check out Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack as the ribs, chicken, beef, and pork are all smothered in some amazing BBQ sauce. BB&R, which stands for Blonde, Brunette, and a Redhead is the brainchild of three best friends. What they’ve created is something between a neighborhood bar and a lounge with leather seats in the front and a pool table, photo booth, and video games in the back. Looking more like it came out of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a colorful place to get lollipops, licorice, and all things sugary. Don’t go crazy or your sweet tooth might melt here!