We’re sure you’ve seen a lot of swell exhibits at the Met (go McQueen!), and a ton of raging concerts around NYC. But have you ever seen a show by a legit rock band at the Met? Probs not, right? Now’s your chance. The museum’s annual Young Members party is coming up, and the live-performance guest this year is DJ/electronica rock wonder duo The Knocks, whose remix of M83’s Midnight City has been thumping out of downtown stereos since spring (and who are touring with Dragonette soon, so look out for a sweet show later this summer). Why hurry to beat the Ticketmaster crowds for a sweaty show at Webster Hall when you can dress up and hear their tunes echo off the museum’s cool marble halls? That sounds epic.
Plus, the night has that whole “museum after hours” allure going on; open bar, fancy people in fancy clothes, expensive art that you can’t touch, etc. The rooftop will be open for those predictable-yet-never-tiresome Manhattan skyline Instagrams, and you’ll get to see the Costume Institute’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations with no line or crowds. How lovely!
Not to be all ageist or whatever but it is the “Young Members” party, so you have to fit the bill and be young (ages 21-35) and a member. Tickets for members are $100; if you’re not a member, you can become one for the low annual fee of $70 (we kid). Bonus: $80 of the $100 is tax deductible! So it’s like you’re only actually paying $20.
Just don’t spill your champs on a Warhol. We hear it’s a faux pas.
Thursday, June 12, 7:30-11pm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Metmuseum.org