Location: Chelsea, NYC
Art: The View from a Volcano: The Kitchenâ€™s Soho Years, 1971â€“1985
Show time: See website for schedule; Through August 27; FREE
Venue: The Kitchen
Food: Pop Burger
Drink: Gaslight Lounge
Miscellaneous: Amyâ€™s Bread
The View from a Volcano: The Kitchenâ€™s Soho Years, 1971â€“1985, an exhibition revealing the depth of its early history as a home for both experimental performance-based work and exciting new developments in the visual arts. The show offers a unique perspective on the vibrant, interconnected downtown New York arts scene of the 1970s and early 1980s and features single-channel videos and other artworks presented alongside audio, video, and print documentation related to the institutionâ€™s programming during its fifteen years in Soho (1971-85). Burger joint in the front, upscale lounge in the back, the menu at Pop Burger includes basics like 2 pop burgers for $5 for a quick fix or if your lounging, the likes of tuna tartar with soy truffle jus ($15). The Gaslight Lounge, a great hotspot bar in the meatpacking district, is dark and cozy while affordable for the area. If you donâ€™t know Amyâ€™s Bread, when you order a sandwich at a cafÃ© or restaurant in the city, ask where they got the bread. Thereâ€™s a good chance itâ€™s from Amyâ€™s because sheâ€™s one of the best bread makers in the city.