Location: Long Island City, NYC
Art: Frances Stark: My Best Company
Show time: See website for schedule; Through September 31
Venue: MoMa P.S.1
Drink: Saints and Sinners
In the exhibition Frances Stark: My Best Company, is a feature-length animation in the form of a serialized soap opera, constructed from interactions in online video chatrooms. The Los Angeles-based artist and writer explores image-making and the written word. Known for her works on paper that often reference the acts of drawing and writing, Stark also makes videos, sculptures, and live performances that are suffused with self-doubt, speculation, and vulnerability.. Being that you’re in Queens anyways, you HAVE to take the 7 train to Sripraphai, one of New York’s top Thai restaurants. What makes it better than most is the fact that the ingredients are fresh, and instead of choosing your entree with a choice of meat, they offer a novel sized menu with pics of every dish, most under $10. Once a heavily Irish neighborhood, Saints and Sinners is one of the best looking Irish bars left. Grab a Guinness at the bar or traditional Irish food. If you can, head over to Baruirs in Sunnyside for one of the best cups of coffee in Queens.