Location: East Village, NYC
Art: Jon Burgerman
Show time: Mon-Sat: 11:30 AM-8 PM, Sun: noon-7 PM; Through September 16
Venue: Giant Robot New York
Food: China 1
Drink: Hi Fi
Miscellaneous: Second on Second Karaoke Bar & Lounge
British artist Jon Burgerman is known overseas for his artwork with swooping lines and lots of big bright colors. His exhibition My American Summer will feature mostly drawings on paper that he’s made while in Los Angeles and New York City in the past three months focusing on Brooklyn hipsters, being a tourist and outsider observations focusing on cultural differences that are the same in most modern cities. Part restaurant and part club, China 1 serves up more upscale Chinese food than you’re used to. With décor that’s more dungeon lounge than China, this is a fun place to hang. With an MP3 jukebox that has 3000 albums to choose from, nicknamed “El DJ,” Hi Fi is a rock lover’s wet dream. With daily drink specials, this place is cheap, and that’s a rare thing in NYC these days. If you’re still in the mood to party after this early reading, hit up Second on Second Karaoke Bar & Lounge for some karaoke, where you can sing till your throat is sore!