Eight Items or Less: Theophilus London at the Brooklyn Museum + Adele Has Laryngitis

Gary Pini

1. The Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway) hosts another Target First Saturday this weekend, June 4, with free admission from 5 to 11 p.m. and live performances by Blitz the Ambassador, Juan-Carlos Formell and DJ Spinna.

2. And don't forget that the last in the Brooklyn Museum/L Magazine "Audiophile" music series is next Friday, June 10, 7 p.m. with Theophilus London and Phony Ppl. It's free with museum admission and there's free cocktails from Brooklyn Republic vodka from 7 to 8 p.m.

3. Rockography (504 6th Avenue @ 13th Street) is having a big grand-opening weekend June 3rd to 5th with Alexander Dexter Jones DJing tonight and Harley & Cassie tomorrow. Sid Bernstein, "The man who brought the Beatles to America," will host a Sunday Beatle Brunch on June 5 for noon to 5 p.m.

4. Michael Rapaport's Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, is
now set for limited release starting July 8 in New York City and Los Angeles. [TheBoombox]

5 American composer Steve Reich has canceled upcoming European tour dates due to "medical orders." [RA]

6. Poor Adele is ailing, too. The singer has canceled the remaining nine dates on her North American tour due to laryngitis. [MTV]

7. ArtRage is opening a pop-up iPad art gallery in San Francisco during next week's Apple convention. Stop by the Gray Area Foundation (998 Market Street, San Francisco) for a benefit reception on Monday, June 6, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

8. 14-year-old Sukanya Roy won the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "cymotrichous." Video here. [Buzzfeed]

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