Last Saturday, the OC-fam took over Lincoln Center (to say the least) during the opening weekend of The Times Are Racing
. The NYCB’s Resident choreographer and man of the evening, Justin Peck introduced the night encouraging the crowd to, “stick around and have a beer on us” after the show. And all 2,544 guest did just that.
The crowd was great, but we can’t take all the credit. Fortunately, the NYCB knows us all too well—merging our dedicated night with its Art Series, an annual evening that started five years ago where the NYCB decided to celebrate an artist by exhibiting their work in the Koch Theater. Last Saturday honored Santtu Mustonen, whose work paid homage to the cross-pollination of different art mediums. After the ballet, guests made their way upstairs to see Mustonen’s work, have a beer, and turn up to some tunes courtesy of Dean Deacon—the musician behind The Times Are Racing
’s beautiful score. Deacon who is known for playing shows at ground level with the crowd, did exactly that. Some danced the night away while some decided to quite literally immerse themselves in Mustonen’s pieces by chilling inside the large structures.
With all of that said, how do you follow the ballet and it’s after-party? Truthfully, when you’re hungry (and THIRSTY) it’s probably pretty easy. Our guests made their way over to Manhattan’s Shun Lee West for another cross collaboration of Stir Fried Lobster, Hang Chow Braised Short Ribs, Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon, and of course, Tiger Beer. Google who understands a great foodporn pic, gifted it’s new Pixels (Seriously, have you seen the video
on those things?). Which couldn’t of been more perfect considering our latest Live Case Collection launched that same evening. The cases featured our Action Words from the capsule and prints from Opening Ceremony Spring ‘17. Below we share pics of our whirlwind evening uptown.