Culture Calendar: October 2018
The latest from Netflix, London’s new hot spot, and the evolution of fashion
WATCH SALT FAT ACID HEAT.
In this Netflix original show, chef and James Beard Award-winning food writer Samin Nosrat travels to Japan, Italy, and Mexico to explore the four essential elements of great cooking. “Samin is one of the great teachers I know,” praises legendary Chez Panisse owner Alice Waters. The four-part series debuts on October 11.
TAKE IN AN ANACHRONISTIC HIP-HOP BATTLE.
Modern-day b-boys and freestyle dancers from the South Bronx's Dancing in the Streets urban dance organization don chainmail, leather, and metal from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection to stage thrilling—and unexpected—hip-hop battles. The debut performance is on October 12 at the Met.
SEE THE EVOLUTION OF FASHION.
Beginning October 16, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present “Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now,” showcasing seventy years of style starting with haute couture and ready-to-wear from Christian Dior’s revolutionary “New Look.” Other iconic pieces throughout the decades include a flamenco-inspired dress by Balenciaga in 1951 and Issey Miyake’s “Flying Saucer” dress from 1994.
DON’T MISS “NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG.”
Starting October 19, this exhibit at Los Angeles’s Skirball Cultural Center will provide an entertaining, yet rigorous, look at the feminist pioneer and Supreme Court Justice, based upon the New York Times bestselling book of the same name. Playful connections with the Notorious B.I.G. include gallery section names that allude to his songs.
EXPLORE LONDON’S NEWEST DINING HOTSPOT.
In the mid-19th century, the grand brick viaducts behind King’s Cross handled millions of tons of coal. On October 26, the original Victorian structures will reopen with an elevated parkway as Coal Drops Yard. The new shopping and dining district will house some of London’s most anticipated restaurants.