Culture calendar: November 2018

An influential ideas summit, Indian fashion shows, and an inspiring running documentary

Our monthly events calendar was created to help high performers stay on top of the best new lecture series, art exhibitions, films, and more. Here, our picks for November.

see biometric data turned into art

Starting November 1, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. will present “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse.” The large-scale interactive exhibition turns visitors’ heart-rate data into a sensory feast of flashing lights, rippling waves, and panning soundscapes.
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explore the world of raw wines

This month, Raw Wine Fairs in Montreal (November 1), New York (November 4 to 5), and Los Angeles (November 11 to 12) will bring together over 140 of the world’s best low-intervention organic, biodynamic, and natural wine artisans from around the world. Expect tastings, talks on topics like orange wine, and winemaker dinners.
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summit with influential thought leaders

Summit LA18 (running November 2 to 5) bills itself as the “preeminent ideas festival,” with speakers like Al Gore and MeToo founder Tarana Burke in this year’s lineup. 45 wellness sessions led by the likes of ultra-athlete Rich Roll, along with 40 performances, including by Haim and Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, will round out the three-day event. (Registration is closed, but you can join the waiting list.)
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take in india fashion week london

During India Fashion Week London (running November 8 to 11), 340 exhibitors will come together to celebrate Indian fashion with seminars on the latest trends, a spotlight on aspiring designers, runway shows replete with magnificent textiles, and more.
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watch <i>3100: run and become<i>

Longtime Equinox member and filmmaker Sanjay Rawal trails contestants of the elusive Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race which requires at least 59 miles a day over a 52-day window and covers just one city block in Queens, N.Y. In documenting this quest, Rawal also explores the cultural significance of running around the world, including Japanese “Marathon monks,” the San Bushmen of the Kalahari, and the spirit runners of the Navajo Nation. The result is a dramatic and meditative reflection on running and the human spirit. Catch the screening at Laemmle in Santa Monica, November 9 to 16.
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Culture calendar: March 2020

South by Southwest, an exhibit about Studio 54, and happenings at The Shed