This Weekend: Pink Party, Desert X + More

Our picks for three events and experiences this weekend in cities that We’re Magnetic calls home.

NEW YORK

Pink Party

2/23

BABE, Tarte, and Frank Bod are teaming up for The 3rd Annual Pink Party, hosted by The Fat Jew with performances by Diplo and Mazurbate.

 

Samsung Make Studio

Ongoing

The new photo experience at Samsung 837 lets visitors shoot portraits against colorful backdrops that highlight the advanced camera powers of Galaxy.

 

The Contenders

Now – March 2019

Dolby’s Oscars-inspired pop-up experience lets visitors step into installations for A Star is Born, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, and other awards contenders.

 

 

LOS ANGELES

Telestron

Now-March 2019

A pair of polyhedron-twirling robot arms that bathe a raw space in haunting light patterns make Telestron stand out from the typical immersive experience.

 

Desert X

Now – April 2019

The desert-spanning biennial premieres site-specific works from over 15 artists. For its second iteration, Desert X has added more public programming, film projects and more.

 

Confetti Project

2/23

Forget selfies—spend some extra coin and have a professional photographer capture you at your best—which, in this case, is in a fluttering shower of confetti.

 

LONDON

Sonic Boom

2/22

V&A’s after-hours opening explores the boundaries between noise and music, taking visitors on a soundscape tour of the gallery to while listening to audio installations.

 

Barbican OpenFest: Art 50

2/23

Speak to an AI chatbot about identity, watch a Brexit-inspired musical performance and see photos celebrating the UK’s diversity at this arts festival exploring what it means to be British.

 

Uniqlo Tate Lates

Now – March

This month, the Tate is celebrating women’s roles in the arts, which includes a feminist zine-making session and embroidery workshop this weekend.

 

AUSTIN

Hopscotch: Light & Sound

Now – March 31st

This interactive art exhibit, which counts the HOPE outdoor gallery as its non-profit partner, features 13 artist installations that visitors are encouraged to participate in.

 

Water Lantern Festival

2/23

Over 1,000 lanterns with well-wishes, hopes, and messages will grace the surface of the lake at Mueller Lake Park, with live music and food trucks on site.

 

Academy Award Viewing Party

2/24

Find costume contests, voting ballots, themed drinks and more at the AFS Cinema Academy Award Viewing Party benefitting the Austin Film Society.