Tips for Today: "Feminist Ryan Gosling" in NYC + Grouplove in L.A. + "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" in Chicago + Mel Brimfield in London

Jen Ortiz
New York

Hey Girl. Join Danielle Henderson, the creator of the Feminist Ryan Gosling Tumblr, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate the book version of your favorite meme-turned-blog. Enjoy food, drinks, and a special appearance by fellow blogger Maris Kreizman of Slaughterhouse 90210. And don't forget all the photos of Ryan Gosling. [Time Out]

Sponge delivers their loud brand of Detroit rock to the Brooklyn Bowl, their only solo tour date in the city for now. The set-list will include songs from Sponge's new release, the 5-song EP Destroy the Boy.  [Flavorpill]

What do Boeing, Bjork, and Bono have in common? Bill Washabaugh. He's crafted flight control software, musical instruments, and stage shows, and today the founder of Hypersonic Engineering & Design is leading a lecture at 3rd Ward on groundbreaking interactive structures. [Art Slant]

Los Angeles

Prepare for poppy sounds, lots of dancing, and an energy-filled show at tonight's Grouplove concert. The L.A.-based alt-rock band will be performing alongside White Arrows and Hindu Pirates at the Huntington Beach Pier. [Oh My Rockness]

Go on tour from your Cinefamily seat with the world-premiere screening of Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film. Shot by Hanly Banks, Callahan will perform for moviegoers after the
eighth annual Don't Knock the Rock Festival screening. [LA Weekly]

Chicago

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a dark comedy with everything: baked goods, repression, and the threat of Soviet nuclear attack. Oh, and a group of secret lesbian Midwest housewives. The New Colony is re-staging the production at Center on Halsted with performances through Sunday before taking it to the New York International Fringe Festival. [Flavorpill]

If you didn't get Lollapalooza tickets, you can still get into the after-parties. One of the best tonight comes courtesy of FILTER and S.O.Terik at Logan Square Auditorium.  They've lined up performances by Twin Shadow, Neon Indian and a DJ set by Passion Pit. [Chicago Reader]

London

Performance artist Mel Brimfield talks with Government Art Collection Curator Adrian George at the Whitechapel Gallery. Brimfield's work is featured in the gallery's exhibit, Government Art Collection: Commissions Now and Then for which Brimfield was commissioned to create a work inspired by a sporting theme (hello, Olympics!) with a participatory element. [Art Slant]


Images via Tumblr, Christina Stradone/thenewcolony.org, and Whitechapel Gallery.

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