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Roundup August, 1 2014

Where To Go This Weekend | August 2014, Week 1

This summer is blowing past us — we can’t believe its already August. Well, at least it’s the weekend, and we have another packed travel guide for it. New Yorkers, clear your schedules because we have a lot for you guys — you’re in luck. From museum sleepovers and hotel pop-up shops to outdoor nap zones, all below.

See our other weekend travel guides here

 

NEW YORK: Night at the Museum at the Museum of Natural History 

Although the event has run for years for children, New York’s Museum of Natural History is hosting its first-ever sleepover event for adults, 21 and up. Who doesn’t want to eat a three-course meal, sip wine and listen to jazz with dinosaur fossils? Learn more here.

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

 

NEW YORK: “Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today”

This weekend, join curator Pablo Leon de la Barra in broadening your understandings of Latin American culture. The “Under the Same Sun” exhibition houses works from 40 artists about 15 different countries and their rich history from a political and economic standpoint. Discover each piece’s unique meaning and embrace the overarching theme of progression. Plan your visit here.

1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

 

TOKYO: Nº21 New Flagship Store

Debuting their menswear collection earlier this year, Milan’s Nº21 opens a luxurious shop in Tokyo. With an array of products for both men and women, this shop is a must-see brick-and-mortar for both you and your loved one.

4-3-17, Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo

 

LOS ANGELES: “Same Old Song” by Parra

We hope you’re familiar with artist and illustrator Parra. If not, please see here. Make sure to catch his latest exhibit, “Same Old Song” as it’s only open through August 11. Learn more about the show here.

661 N. Spaulding Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

PHILADELPHIA: One Shot Coffee & Café

Searching for the best cup of joe seems to be a never-ending hunt. Well, for those lucky enough to be in Philadelphia, the search may be over. One Shot Coffee & Café brews a delicious coffee with beans from Red Hook, Brooklyn. We recommend enjoying a hot cup with their A.B.E. (avocado, bacon and scrambled eggs) Sandwich for relaxation this weekend. See the whole space here.

217 W. George Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

 

ATLANTA: “Mi Casa, Your Casa” at the High Museum of Art

What is better than spending your weekend napping? Napping outside in a hammock, of course. For those visiting or situated in Atlanta, the High Museum of Art presents “Mi Casa, Your Casa,” an installation in which hammocks hang in their own open “houses.” The exhibit invites you to get some sun and rest for the upcoming workweek, and it’s art. Plan your trip here.

1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

NEW YORK: Rivington F&B 

Looking for good music this weekend? May we suggest Rivinton F&B, a Lower Eastside “rock bar” that just re-opened after renovations. Look for late night eats, a new sound system and plenty of booze to go around. Learn more online.

155 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002

 

LONDON: Opening Ceremony Pop-Up at Ace Hotel Shoreditch

Neither a stranger to the art of collaboration, Opening Ceremony opens a pop-up shop inside the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London. In typical Ace fashion, the space is decorated in an eclectic manner unique to London’s local goods. See inside the new space here.

100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ

 

MEMPHIS: Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion

For those in the Southern region of the United States, we highly recommend visiting Elvis Presley’s home, otherwise known as Graceland. Photographs taken of the home by Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane give us a different picture (pun intended) of the rock ‘n’ roller’s home that’s normally serves as a mere tourist attraction. From the grand piano to the EP-embossed glassware, it is amazing to see how he once lived from a different perspective. Purchase tickets to see the home for yourself here.

3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee 38116

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