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October 24, 2021

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5 Factors to Do This Weekend

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An artist who turned soup cans into Pop Artwork icons would likely be amused to see just one of his other operates reimagined in 1000’s of stalks of corn.

You can see the success this weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum, which will unveil its latest Astounding Maize Maze, a 3-acre labyrinth carved into a cornfield. This year’s edition, encouraged by Andy Warhol’s 1966 monitor print “Cow,” is a spotlight of the Queens County Good, an aged-fashioned pageant taking place on Friday from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets, which should be bought on-line, are $14 on Friday $20 for adults and teens and $15 for ages 3-12 on weekend times and $45 and $35 for a three-day go. They include things like the maze, are living songs, children’s crafts, a scavenger hunt, opportunities to feed animals — amongst them, alpacas, sheep and goats — and, on Saturday and Sunday, entertaining like sack races, pie-feeding on and cornhusking contests and a family members enjoyment tent. (Rides, halfway game titles and selected sights cost added.)

Can not make it to the honest? The maze continues to be open Fridays by Sundays (and Columbus Working day) through Oct. 30. And if you take a look at the museum, you can even see true steers.
LAUREL GRAEBER

The summertime could be winding down, but Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival — the rural oasis for dance in Becket, Mass. — has much more to present, at the very least online. The festival met the troubles of the pandemic with digital programming that has opened up its remote, idyllic grounds to a broader audience. Whilst in-person programming has finished for now, complete-duration productions from the stop of the year, filmed on the open-air Henry J. Lier stage, are nevertheless streaming no cost at jacobspillow.org.

Versus the verdant backdrop of the Berkshire Hills, the fearless dancer-athletes of STREB Extraordinary Action Organization test the boundaries of the human entire body in “STREB: From Ringside to Extreme Motion,” a retrospective of Elizabeth Streb’s daredevil work, out there by Sept. 16. And in “Ballet Coast to Coast” (streaming via Sept. 23), dancers from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet occur collectively in a method showcasing performs by Ulysses Dove, Justin Peck, Stanton Welch, Helen Pickett and Alejandro Cerrudo.

A lot more from the pageant is readily available indefinitely at youtube.com/jacobspillow and in the podcast “PillowVoices: Dance Via Time” at pillowvoices.org.
SIOBHAN BURKE

Immediately after making do with a patchwork, partly pretaped ceremony previous 12 months in the throes of the pandemic, the MTV Video Tunes Awards will return to kind on Sunday with a reside broadcast — viewers and all — at Barclays Middle in Brooklyn.

Doja Cat is positive to be the evening’s primary girl, not due to the fact she’s up for the most awards — that difference belongs to Justin Bieber, with seven nominations — but because she’s undertaking double duty as both host and performer. With “Kiss Me Much more,” her collaboration with SZA, Doja will also compete with the likes of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, and the Weeknd for video clip of the year, the ceremony’s signature honor.

Other performers include Camila Cabello, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo and Shawn Mendes. The broadcast commences on Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern time (the preshow commences at 6:30), and can be considered on MTV and other Viacom channels, or on Paramount+.
OLIVIA HORN

Classical Music

The composer and multi-instrumentalist George Lewis was in New York late final thirty day period to witness the local premiere of a Tyshawn Sorey piece named in his honor. But the veteran is not just collecting hosannas, as a current concert demonstrates. “Minds in Flux” — Lewis’s most recent orchestral operate to be championed by the conductor Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra — experienced its premiere at the Royal Albert Hall at the finish of August, as perfectly.

Audio from the performance is free to stream on the BBC Sounds web page until finally early Oct. Titled “George Lewis and Beethoven,” the demonstrate is perfectly well worth a dedicated two-hour hear. On the initially 50 percent, Lewis’s fifty percent-hour opus blends virtuosic orchestral enjoying with swerving, authentic-time digital refractions (courtesy of software penned by Damon Holzborn). A submit-premiere job interview with Lewis is equally engaging. And right after the break, Volkov and his players deliver their all set-for-anything at all poise to two Beethoven operates (the concert aria “Ah! perfido” and the Second Symphony).
SETH COLTER Walls

Due to the fact 2016, OnlyFans has develop into the platform of option for adult entertainers and sex personnel to consider full ownership of their labor. But why not make it a digital phase as perfectly, given the uncertainty of the long term of theater as the pandemic lingers?

The playwright Gage Tarlton has carried out just that with his intimate “xXPonyBoyDerekXx: an onlyfans expertise,” a multimedia get the job done centered on the intricate mother nature of desire as opposed to privacy.

On Aug. 31, the titular character, a chiseled entertainer performed by an unnamed actor, started off submitting a series of messages and videos on his OnlyFans website page. Through this content material, which will be readily available until finally Sept. 19 and can be viewed by shelling out $8 on the platform, this purposely nameless entity bares more than his toned physique, inviting the audience to do the very same.

Part of the Misfits Theater Co.’s “Break the Ritual I” collection, the practical experience implies couple of occasions can be as dangerously erotic as the community development of the self.
JOSE SOLÍS

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