The Gay Agenda
By Joseph Hassan
Monday, December 8: Tonight at The Guggenheim's "Conversations with Contemporary Photographers," Catherine Opie and Gregory Crewdson discuss America's suburbs and the role of their social dynamics in staged and documentary photography. Crewdson is known for his elaborately staged surrealistic scenes of American suburbia and Opie for her frank and intricate examination of individual and community identity. This evening's chat will appeal to fervent admirers of either artist or newcomers eager to catch a glimpse of American suburbs through two different iconic lenses. The talk begins at 6:30 PM EST with ticket information available through The Guggenheim's website.
Tuesday, December 9: When it comes to Fallout Boy lead singer Pete Wentz, we think mostly of the recent father's prolific music career, his business spin-offs, and his much-discussed sexual ambiguity (see Out's cover story on Wentz for more details there). Tonight, Wentz will showcase his artistic talent of the paint-and-canvas variety as he opens his exhibit "Without You I'm Just Me," a collaboration with Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in Los Angeles. A public reception will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 PM PST. Meanwhile, East Coasters should check out a group that sings to a different tune: the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. Tonight the troupe will perform Celebrate Me Home: A Holiday Spectacular at Carnegie Hall, with guest appearances from the cast of Broadway's [title of show]. In addition to traditional favorites, the ensemble will perform new holiday songs from the Basque country, South Africa, and Cuba. Snatch up tickets for the 8:00 PM EST show through Carnegie Hall before it's too late.