CULTURE CALENDAR: JULY 2018
Taste grilled dishes from around the world and learn about boxing’s rich history.
ATTEND A WIMBLEDON VIEWING PARTY.
If you can’t make it to Wimbledon village for the tournament (July 2 to 15), plenty of viewing options abound in London, including at London Bridge City’s outdoor amphitheatre along the Thames, the Skylight in Wapping, and Bluebird in Chelsea.
From July 2 until October 21, the Met Fifth Avenue will present “On the Ropes: Vintage Boxing Cards from the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection,” showcasing the gloved sport’s popularity in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Other works on display will include “The Boxer” by Harlem Renaissance sculptor Richmond Barthé and a Henry Ziegler sketch of Madison Square Garden’s historic ring in 1925.
DINE AT INTERNATIONAL SMOKE.
On July 6, cookbook author and Food Network TV personality Ayesha Curry will team up with Bay Area chef Michael Mina for the launch of their restaurant, International Smoke, in Houston. This second location will put the spotlight on different grilling traditions from around the world and offer dishes like Punjabi-spiced fish and Wagyu beef with white beans and sun-dried tomatoes.
SEE THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN.
Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, MCQUEEN explores the life of legendary fashion designer Alexander McQueen, from his humble beginnings in London’s underprivileged Stratford region, to head of Givenchy and later launching his eponymous line. The documentary (in theaters on July 20) features candid interviews with colleagues, friends, and family and looks at how the intense pressure of creating 14 collections a year played a role in his tragic suicide.
EXPLORE MULTIPLE SENSES AT PANORAMA.
Not only is this three-day New York City-based festival (running July 27 to 29) home to some of music’s biggest names such as Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, and The Killers, but it also features The Lab, an experience that combines technology and design, curated by top NYC artists. Take in a 360-degree virtual reality theater and seven interactive installations that play with sight, smell, and touch, including a solar-powered exhibit that encourages sustainability and transports viewers through the different seasons.