9 Things You Have to Do This Spring
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9 Things You Have to Do This Spring

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We spend our time thinking about more than superfoods, sample sales and expensive serums, guys, we swear. And we’re pretty sure you do, too. To prove it, we’ve assembled a list of all the culture-vulture happenings we’re looking forward to in the coming weeks—music, movies, art, television, books (or a version of); it’s all here. And even if you don’t get a kick out of sitting in a dark theatre or wandering through an art fair, we can at least promise that the following compendium will make for good dinner party conversation.

Oh, and let us know what you’re up to this month on Twitter @thecoveteur :v:


SAINT LAURENT

OPENS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES MAY 5

The YSL biopic that the designers longtime companion and business partner didn’t support is, at long last, being released Stateside in May. Besides the absolutely necessary ‘70s-era decadence, it’s on our must-see list for its equally stunning French cast, including Lea Seydoux and Aymeline Valade as legendary Yves muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux. Just try avoiding the ‘70s trend after this release, we dare you.

1.

Saint Laurent

Opens in New York and Los Angeles May 5

 

The second of two recent YSL biopics—this one being the version that Pierre Bergé, the designer's longtime companion and business partner, didn’t support—is, at long last, being released Stateside in May. Besides the absolutely necessary ‘70s-era decadence, it’s on our must-see list for its equally stunning French cast, including Lea Seydoux and Aymeline Valade as legendary Yves muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux. Just try avoiding the ‘70s trend after this release, we dare you.

 

2.

Drake’s Jungle Tour

May 17-August 7

 

We love Drake (almost as aggressively as a certain ageing pop star). And all the more so because he reps our hometown (#thesix) better than anyone. On top of his annual OVO festival in Toronto, he just announced a limited run tour with Cov-alum Future as his opening act. Bookmark Ticketmaster right now. Oh, and set the alert on your iCal for April 21—If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is being released in physical form—and yeah, it'll be in limited supply, too. Only for Drake would we go so old-fashioned.

DRAKE’S JUNGLE TOUR

MAY 17-AUGUST 7

We love Drake (almost as aggressively as a certain ageing pop star). And all the more so because he reps our hometown (#thesix) better than anyone. On top of his annual OVO festival in Toronto, he just announced a limited run tour, with Cov-alum Future as his opening act. Bookmark Ticketmaster right now. Oh, and set the alert on your iCal for April 21—If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late is being released in physical form, again, in limited supply. Only for Drake would we go so old-fashioned.

3.

Frieze New York

Randall’s Island, May 14-17

 

New York’s annual spring art extravaganza is back. Grab a soft serve from Momofuku Milk Bar (you better believe they’ll be there serving toothache-inducing refreshments) and bring your freshman art history A-game. Don’t worry if you’re not shelling out a couple mill for the next Damien Hirst, Sarah Hoover (she of the Gagosian Gallery and python Proenza Schouler) will be giving us her first hand account of what it's like to be on the inside of the art fair. Stay tuned, friends.

4.

Who Made My Clothes

Somerset House, April 20, 7-8:30 PM

 

Two years after the Rana Plaza disaster and there’s still lots to talk about in terms of ethical garment production. The first step? Knowing not only where our clothes came from, but who’s actually making them. Get in on the conversation at this panel discussion, happening at London’s Somerset House. We’re gonna go there now: there’s likely far more to the story than the Made In tag on your favorite t-shirt.

 

CAFÉ CLOVER

10 DOWNING STREET, NEW YORK

It’s the latest Manhattan restaurant that everyone can’t stop talking about—and for good reason. Let’s just say it checks all our boxes: healthy (the menu features green market salads and mains with ingredients like coconut oil and quinoa tagliatelle), great atmosphere (it’s the latest from infamous scene definers Kyle Hotchkiss Carone and David Rabin) and spot-on location (one of those quintessentially West Village blocks). We might even have a standing reservation.

5.

Café Clover

10 Downing Street, New York

 

It’s the latest Manhattan restaurant that everyone can’t stop talking about—and for good reason. Let’s just say it checks all our boxes: healthy (the menu features green market salads and mains with ingredients like coconut oil and quinoa tagliatelle), great atmosphere (it’s the latest from infamous scene definers Kyle Hotchkiss Carone and David Rabin) and spot-on location (one of those quintessentially West Village blocks). We might even have a standing reservation.

6.

Tribeca Film Festival

April 15-26

 

Starting this week, let your inner film snob out and cinema hop to see much-anticipated flicks like documentary A Ballerina’s Tale about Misty Copeland, The Adderall Diaries with James Franco and Amber Heard and Montage of Heck, the Courtney Love-approved Kurt Cobain doc that’s been eight years in the making. That, or you can meet us at the Tribeca Grand for martinis and totally subtle star stalking.

 

7.

Kataoka Tamako: The 110th Anniversary of Her Birth

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

 

So this one’s a little far-flung, but if you’re like us in that you’re obsessed with Tokyo and anything remotely Japanese-influenced, this Kataoka Tamako exhibit is the ideal inspiration for some serious jet setting. Her extraordinarily colorful and expressive works are infinitely Instagrammable.

 

MAD MEN

MONDAYS ON AMC

No one could possibly look better wearing a suit than Jon Hamm. It’s the last season. Just watch it already

8.

Mad Men

Sundays on AMC

 

No one could possibly look better wearing a suit than Jon Hamm. It’s the last season. Just watch it already.

9.

Chloë Sevigny & Kim Kardashian: Selfish

Released on April 21 & May 5

 

Okay, so maybe these books aren't the most culturally intensive of coming-soon literature (or even all that literary, like, at all), but the curiosity factor is high. Let’s get self-indulgent.

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