The summer is well underway, and there are plenty of happenings happening to keep you busy through this weekend. While comprehensive city guides give you a list of things to do no matter your location, we’ve got you covered with the latest ongoing events, from store openings in Leeds and Dubai to exhibitions in Bilbao and Brooklyn.
See our other weekend guides here.
EAST HAMPTON: Greats Pop-Up at Steven Alan
If you’re in the Hamptons today or tomorrow, be sure to check out the selection of Greats shoes up for grabs at Steven Alan. The footwear brand is usually only available online, so if you ever wanted to get a look at their wares in person, now’s a good time.
75 Main Street
The Japan Society in New York is holding a film festival dedicated to Japanese films new and old. The 10-day event features short films, classics as well as new premieres that span from indie to blockbuster. We’ll definitely be here.
333 E 47th Street
The Brooklyn Museum’s newest exhibition is the first to take a comprehensive look at the history of the sneaker, “from its beginnings to its current role as status symbol and urban icon.” The show features approximately 150 sneakers from the archives of brands like adidas, Nike and Puma, as well as shoes from private collections. For insight into the social, historical and cultural implications of sneaker culture, this is an exhibit worth visiting.
200 Eastern Parkway
WASHINGTON DC: “THE BEACH” at National Building Museum
You can go to the beach this weekend without actually going to the beach, thanks to experimental studio Snarkitecture. The Brooklyn-based firm is filling 10,000-square-feet of DC’s National Building Museum with almost one million recyclable translucent balls, and finishing the installation off with all-white beach chairs and umbrellas. This is one stylish ball-pit.
401 F Street NW
LOS ANGELES: Stephen Kenn Summer Shop
LA-based designer Stephen Kenn, known for his mid-century-inspired furniture and accessories, is opening his studio to the public for the next six weekends. Starting this Saturday, you can head over to his downtown location for a pop-up shop and browse brand new designs exclusive to the event. Enjoy coffee, tea, and cocktails, and check out the designer’s new line of modular shelving, as well as a whole selection of hand-picked products from other LA-based brands.
988 McGarry Street
BERLIN: A Kind of Guise’s New Store
Munich-based brand A Kind of Guise opens its second brick-and-mortar store, this time in Berlin’s Mitte. Shop the brand’s stylish range of men’s and womenswear, as well as a small selection of homeware and accessories.
The Guggenheim Bilbao’s retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s iconic artwork just opened, marking the first thematic retrospective of the artist’s oeuvre. The exhibition includes over 100 drawings and paintings from the New York artist’s prolific career. If that’s not incentive enough, the Frank Gehry-designed building is always worth a visit.
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
MILAN: Casa Maserati
Just in time for the Milan Expo, Maserati opens a retail location and lounge bar in Milan’s Piazza San Fedele. The brand’s first store offers a range of Maserati collection products and is the perfect place to book your next test drive. The store will also feature a rotation of the full maserati range on display, to keep you coming back.
Piazza San Fedele
LONDON: Michael Horovitz Poetry Program at Serpentine Galleries
Tonight, Serpentine Galleries’ new annual summer pavilion is holding “an evening of poetry” sponsored by COS with iconic ’60s poet Michael Horovitz. Head here for more info.
Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
LEEDS: The Hip Store’s New Shop
Everton Campbell’s The Hip Store has been bringing a curated selection of menswear to the UK since 1987. The independent store just moved to a new, larger location on the ground floor of an old Victorian building, featuring brick walls, copper detailing, an exclusive denim section, and a coffee and publication bar. The bigger space means an expansion of its product range and the opportunity to host events, and highlight local artists present special exhibits in new ways.
84-86 Vicar Lane
CANBERRA: “Hotel Hotel”
Whether it’s a vacation, staycation or baecation for two, the 68 room Hotel Hotel offers wholly unique digs. Taking inspiration from “the Australian shack,” you’ll find salvaged woods beds, clay rendered walls and a host of other design details that add rustic charm without compromising the venue’s inherently modern appeal.
25 Edinburgh Ave
Although JPG’s retrospective exhibition at Grand Palais has been going on since April of this year, it’s still worth visiting, even if you’ve already gone. The museum has just released new Jean Paul Gaultier-branded Kusmi Tea, one of the retrospective’s sponsors.
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
If you find yourself in the South of France this weekend, head over to Cosmos books in Arles to meet photographers Martin Kollar, Alex Plademunt, Ricardo Cases, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine and Antonia M. Xoubanova. They’ll be singing copies of their new photo books at the pop-up photography book store tomorrow.
Magasin électrique – Parc des ateliers SNCF, Access by Boulevard Victor Hugo
Immersive artworks are always the most fun and ideal to send the art sceptic you know to. The latest immersive work is by Tokujin Yoshioka, who’s “Tornado” uses more than two million straws in varying formations to create the look of clouds during a storm. The straw clouds lead to Yoshioka’s most known works, including his water block bench and crystal venus chair. It’s on until August 2, so if you’re anywhere near the Saga Prefectural Museum of Art, this is definitely worth visiting.
DUBAI: New Swims Store
Norwegian lifestyle brand Swims is known for their range of waterproof footwear, ranging from rubberized loafers and chukkas to slip-on galoshes. The brand just opened their first brick-and-mortar store in the UAE, at Dubai’s seaside Mercato Mall. The boutique, designed by Scandinavian Display‘s Martin Aker, draws on Scandinavian minimalism with clean lines, light wood panels and white detailing.
Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road