Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Art: Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective
Show time: See website for schedule; Through March 23, 2014
Venue: The Jewish Museum
Food: Brother Jimmyâ€™s Bait Shack
Drink: Cavatappo Wine Bar
Miscellaneous: Ship of Fools
Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective celebrates the career of one of the most influential living comic artists. Best known for Maus, his Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novel about his parents’ survival of the Holocaust, Art Spiegelman (b. 1948) has produced a diverse body of work over the course of five decades that has blurred the boundaries between â€œhighâ€ and â€œlowâ€ art. This first U.S. retrospective spans Spiegelmanâ€™s career: from his early days in underground â€œcomixâ€ to the thirteen-year genesis of Maus, to more recent work including his provocative covers for The New Yorker, and artistic collaborations in new and unexpected media. For some great BBQ in the area, Brother Jimmyâ€™s Bait Shack is known for their BBQâ€™d meats, smoked in house. The menu is all Southern favorites like po boys, catfish, fried chicken, along with burgers. Though itâ€™s small, Cavatappo Wine Bar packs a mighty punch, offering an amazing selection of wines from all over the world for under $10 a glass. With more than 40 TVs featuring sports, Ship of Fools also has darts, pool tables, and video games.