Tips for Today: Stevie Nicks in NYC + "Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America" in L.A. + US Air Guitar Championships in Chicago + "Dorothea Tanning: Collages" in London

Jen Ortiz
New York City

Kick off the weekend with a trip to the beach to see Stevie Nicks at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets start at $88 and fingers crossed she plays "Edge of Seventeen." [Oh My Rockness]

Photog Nate "Igor" Smith opens his first New York City show at Mishka in Williamsburg tonight. Known around town for his party photography, Igor shies away from the expected --"no naked girls, no party pics" -- and instead shows off raw shots of the city's streets. Enjoy the free drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry but just don't start begging Igor to take your photo. [Flavorpill]

Warning: your face is going to hurt. (From laughing.) The 14th Annual Del Close Marathon will feature 52 hours of non-stop improv shows at the UCB Theatre (and five other stages around the city) beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday, July 1. A $30 pass will provide you access to all of the shows based on seating availability -- that's less than $1 an hour. [Time Out]

Los Angeles

Slap on your bellbottoms and head to the free screening of J. Kevin Swain's Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America at LACMA's Bing Theater. The documentary examines the show's cultural impact and features behind-the-scenes insight from the show's iconic host himself, the late great Don Cornelius.  [LA Weekly]

The group exhibition SYNESTHESIA opens at M+B, featuring the work of such artists as Henri-Georges Clouzot, Pablo Picasso, and Yves Saint Laurent. Curated by Daniele Balice and Jay Ezra Nayssan, the exhibition invites viewers to question the idea of collecting art through presenting the work from "a curator's point of view." [Art Slant]

Underground rap fans are in for a treat when El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Despot play The Echo. [via Oh My Rockness]


Finally, all that air guitar-ing will pay off. Now in its tenth year, the US Air Guitar Championships will give guitar shredding wannabes the chance to represent Chicago in the battle for the World Title. [Flavorpill]

Raise your glass to the first day of the inaugural Craft Beer Festival. The opening day's VIP tasting will feature samplings of Revolution Brewery's Rosa Hibiscus Ale and Shmaltz Brewing Company's Rejewnivator as well as a performance from the Get Up with the Get Downs. [Time Out]


Dorothea Tanning: Collages opens at the Alison Jacques Gallery, as the first European exhibition of Tanning's work since her death earlier this year. Though she is usually known for her Surrealist paintings, this show highlights Tanning's lesser known paper and fabric collage work. [zingmagazine]

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