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Weekend agenda: 13/14 August— Global

Preface

Monocle’s weekend global events guide includes a pop-up menswear shop in London, indie film Littlerock showing in New York and LA, Helsinki’s summer music festival, a tour of regeneration in New Orleans and an exhibition of a Hungarian avant-garde artist in Budapest.

Architecture, Media, Music, Theatre

12 August 2011

01 Retail: London

-Cabinet pop-up shop

Offering a nice well-curated selection of menswear this August is Cabinet, a pop-up shop found within the equally fine Luna & Curious store on Calvert Avenue in East London. Inspired by recent unusual pop-ups in the same site from the likes of seafood vendor Rock Lobsta, Tim Yates’s Cabinet is selling Italian fitted shirts from Mastai Ferretti, casual trousers designed in collaboration with S.E.H Kelly and jackets from Montezemolo.

Cabinet is in Luna & Curious, 24-26 Calvert Avenue, London. Until 28 August
cabinet-london.com

02 Film: USA

- Littlerock

Ott’s second feature is a slow (but not protracted!) fascinating character-driven tale of two Japanese tourists stranded in a small Californian town. With a selective use of subtitles and nuanced characters, Littlerock puts Middle America under the microscope – and it’s not always pretty. Engaging but also quite amusing at times, this low-budget indie debuted at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival and won this year’s Filmmaker magazine-sponsored Gotham Award.

Littlerock is now showing at selected cinemas in New York and Los Angeles

03 Music: Helsinki

-Flow Festival

This weekend, Helsinki gets ready to catch summer’s last sunny evenings with the eighth edition of the Flow Festival, the annual music and arts fest held in Suvilahti, a former energy production site. A line-up that includes the local Reino & The Rhinos, Katerina and Ionik plus rabid guitar solos from Battles and smooth lyrics by Mayer Hawthorne guarantee an eclectic selection for music-lovers.

Flow Festival, Suvilahti, Helsinki. 12 – 14 August
flowfestival.com

04 Architecture: New Orleans

-AIA New Orleans Centre for Design

What happens when a city’s slate has been completely cleared and planners have the opportunity to redefine entire neighbourhoods? A more practical, sustainable, and vibrant development project is what. This Saturday, the AIA New Orleans Center for Design launches its monthly architecture tours of the new charity-based housing developments with a four-hour bus ride exploring the regenerated ninth Ward. Get on board to witness how the rebirth of New Orleans is taking shape.

AIA New Orleans Centre for Design, 1000 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
aianeworleans.org

05 Exhibition: Budapest

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 'The Art of Light'

Moholy-Nagy is the fourth artist to be showcased by the Ludwig Museum in celebration of Hungary’s EU presidency. Over 200 pieces and a plethora of varying media including painting, sculpture, photoplastics, and typography highlight Moholy-Nagy’s subtle ability to foreground the use of light in framing our perception of reality.

Ludwig Museum, Palace of Arts. Komor Marcell Utca 1. Budapest. Until 25 September
ludwigmuseum.hu

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