TUNES: Leaving the thumping glam pop and horse riding behind, Goldfrapp return this week with Seventh Tree, out February 26 from Mute. The duo's fourth album sets aside the hard-edged electro-disco of their last album, Supernature, replacing it with soft instrumentation, as Allison Goldfrapps honeyed voice finds a cozy home in a forest of softened drum beats and floating strings. Giving this record a spin won't require a pair of freshly polished dancing shoes, but, trust us, low-key cocktail soirees have never had a better soundtrack. For more on Goldfrapp, pick up a copy of Outs March issue.
SPECTACLE: While the Metropolitan Museum of Arts exhibit "Jasper Johns: Gray", up now through May 4, fails to address the role of the artist's sexuality in his work, the symposium Jasper Johns: Gray Uncensored! is a bit more revelatory, tackling the subject head on. Bringing together a slew of scholars including Thomas Crow, Jonathan D. Katz, Seth McCormick, and James Saslow, the event will be held March 3, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at CUNYs Proshanky Auditorium in New York City. Get more info here.
FLICK: Weve all fought for a man before -- though not usually with our sibling or with a national kingdom at stake. For rivaling sisters Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary (Scarlett Johansson) Boleyn, the promise of winning over King Henry VIII (the super-studly Eric Bana, above) overcomes sisterly camaraderie. The Other Boleyn Girl, in theaters February 29, is a welcomed reinterpretation of a tense, timeless tale. Check out the trailer here.
SUPPORT: Make Art/Stop Aids, which debuts at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, showcases the artistic community's global response to HIV/AIDS in the last 25 years. Including artists from South Africa, Brazil, India, and the United States, the traveling exhibition demonstrates the power of art to inspire action toward eliminating AIDS globally. On display now, the show runs at UCLA until June 15.