During these 90-degree days and nights, nothing breaks up the sweat-tastic outdoor summer activities like an art exhibition, especially when it's air-conditioned. Tonight, you've got yourself the perfect summer evening activity: One of our favorite shops, Bird, is hosting The BQE—the opening of Denny Renshaw's photographic exploration into the infamous Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Commissioned by indie legend singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens to explore the BQE (and provide insight into Steven's album of the same name) Renshaw's collection of photos is sure to be an inspiring peek into the motivation and insight behind the musician who, in his newest album, has reportedly collaborated with a non-NYC institution, The National.
Tonight, June 30, 6-9p.m.; bird, 203 Grand Street (between Bedford and Driggs Avenues); 718-388-1655