CULTURE N.E.W.S. May 1 – May 3, ’15

a curated round up of weekend coffee culture from the north, east, west, and south. have fun!

Matt Saunders, America is Hard to See

Matt Saunders, America is Hard to See

Friday-Saturday | New York, NY:

Friday is opening day for the new Whitney Museum of American Art.  Designed by Renzo Piano, a man with a love affair for lines. New art exhibitions including America is Hard to See are for viewing with more than six hundred works according to the museum appearing, “alongside beloved icons in a conscious effort to unsettle assumptions about the American art canon.”

Discuss such assumptions or lack there of at the long awaited Studio Cafe on the sky lit floor and where you can enjoy coffee and on the ground floor coffee table books.

Visit on Saturday when museum admission is free and a block party hosted by The Whitney occurs. Party at the Whitney!

IMG_4922FRI | Philadelphia, PA: The monkey and the elephant in the room tonight at M&E Cafe will be the talk around the art of William Lukas, for this first Friday event. Tackling the ideas of youth, death and imagination his exhibition ‘Lost At Sea’ is mixed media with intricacy. TIME: Discussion: 6:30 p.m. EST

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FRI | Portland, Oregon

Coffee and doughnuts! This is how Portland’s Coava Coffee will celebrate its one year anniversary at its Hawthorne location. Bringing in Big Wig Donuts for a pop-up today, you’ll have the Friday pleasure of pairing your  organic and gluten free doughnut goodness with a limited batch of Honduran coffee from David Mancia hand picked, processed and dried. TIME: 9 a.m. – til gone PST

Galerie Ernst Hilger's Gunter Damisch: Worlds, Signs, of Eas & Density' @manacontemporary, instagram

Galerie Ernst Hilger’s Gunter Damisch: Worlds, Signs, of Eas & Density’ @manacontemporary, instagram

SAT | New Jersey, NJ:

Mana Contemporary opens its new exhibitions – ten in total.Circle floor for floor of new works including THEOREM, Choice Works and a decade of the ICP at Mana.  With exhibitions featuring photography, prints scultpture, video art and installations andart is truly in residence. Then take a leisure break in its cafe where Klatch Coffee is served. Coffee and art equals winning!

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SUN | Milwaukee, WI

Hello parking lot. For the first Sunday of the month, Maker Market, the monthly art, crat and maker fair takes court in Colectivo Coffee’s parking lot. Four dozen makers, Colectivo coffee and a lot of community is an invitation too good to pass up. Away, lets go.

ColectivoCoffee 9:22am via Hootsuite

Hooray! The first Maker Market​ of the season is this Sunday at Bay View.facebook.com/events/1032660…

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