Starting at 5 pm, please enter through our front entrance. Keep in mind that there could be lines for entry and that in order to comply with safety regulations we may have to limit entry when we reach maximum capacity. (To see David Bowie is, you must purchase tickets online in advance. We will not sale on-site tickets during First Saturday)
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Happy Hour is 5–7 p.m.
The schedule is as followed:
BOOK CLUB: SIMON CRITCHLEY
Simon Critchley, Professor of Philosophy at the New School, discusses his book Bowie (2014), which melds personal narratives and philosophical musings on the iconic musician. Signed books will be available in our Shop. Space is limited; this program is first come, first served.
Create your own colorful Bowie-inspired painting using watercolors. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
Grab props and friends to channel your favorite Bowie persona in our photo booth.
DRINK AND DRAW
Grab a drink and sketch from live models dressed as David Bowie.
MUSIC: Mike Garson
Legendary pianist Mike Garson, who toured and collaborated with David Bowie on over one thousand concerts, kicks off the night with an electric performance. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.
Bushwig, known for their annual festival promoting innovative and emerging talent in the drag community, takes over the Beaux-Arts Court for a special Bowie-themed showcase hosted by Horrorchata, Untitled Queen, and Tyler Ashley.
POP-UP GALLERY TALKS
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about portraiture and crafting identity through works of art in our American Art galleries.
FILM: ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
Concert documentary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (D. A. Pennebaker, 1979, 91 min.) captures Bowie and his band at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, where he marked the end of the Ziggy Stardust persona in 1973.
Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter and composer Tamar-kali performs her original work and a tribute to Bowie, who could often be seen at Tamar-kali’s shows during his New York days. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 8 pm.