1. In 1961 Allan Kaprow (1927 - 2006) filled the backyard of an art gallery with old tires and tar paper. He wanted to make a radical departure from "the contexts we traditionally associate with art" and in the process helped to launch what we now call "happenings" and "performance art." Tonight, September 23, the Hauser & Wirth Gallery (32 E. 69th St.) is opening a "re-invention" of Kaprow's work, YARD, by William Pope.L, Sharon Hayes and Josiah McElheny.
2. And the nominees are...The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominations for induction in 2010: ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, Kiss, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies and The Stooges.
4. Gizmodo opened a pop-up gallery at 267 Elizabeth Street with exhibits of everything from the world's largest Cheeto to Sony's first Walkman. It's free, and closes on Sunday, September 27.
5. Twenty-two states that ban texting while driving offer info on traffic, road conditions and emergencies via Twitter.
6. Only three NYC establishments made the state's list of "green hotels": The
Grand Hyatt, Beekman Tower and the Westin Times Square. (via Crains)
7. Bored to Death fans: Call (646) 336-6222.