Culture calendar: January 2020

Watch Spinning Out

January 1

This intense new Netflix drama stars Kaya Scodelario (Skins), January Jones (Mad Men), and two-time Olympian Johnny Weir. The show follows an up-and-coming figure skater who pursues her own Olympic dreams at the cost of her loved ones and mental health.


Take in DesignTO

January 17 to 26

Canada’s largest annual celebration of art and design commemorates its 10th year with over 100 exhibitions and events. Visitors can attend talks with industry heavyweights, tour fabrication workshops, and participate in an immersive dining experience that combines a plant-forward, five-course menu with digital art.


Shop Beyoncé’s adidas X Ivy Park collection

January 18

Beyoncé collaborated with adidas on what she calls “the partnership of a lifetime.” The collection will feature a relaunch and expansion of the singer’s athleisure brand, Ivy Park, and the debut of her signature line of unisex footwear. 


Watch X Games Aspen

January 23 to 26

At ESPN’s annual winter sports event, more than 200 skiers, snow-bikers, and snowboarders will convene at Aspen Snowmass’s Buttermilk Mountain. This year will showcase the new Snowboard SuperPipe Best Trick, where riders take part in 20-minute "jam sessions" (performing in the half-pipe at the same time as other contestants). Invited athletes include Olympic medalists Sébastien Toutant and Scotty James.


Explore the Sundance Film Festival

January 23 to February 2

Moviegoers will be able to choose from 118 feature-length films at the 2020 installment of the festival. The lineup includes sports-centric picks like Lance, Emmy Award-winning director Marina Zenovich’s take on the rise—and spectacular fall—of Lance Armstrong.


Events at The Shed at Hudson Yards:

Until March 22: Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates

Budapest-born Agnes Denes has been dubbed the “Queen of Land Art” for her pioneering conceptual, environmental, and ecological pieces. This major retrospective looks at more than 150 works spanning her 50-year career, including her iconic Wheatfield—A Confrontation (1982), known as one of New York City’s greatest public art projects. It will also showcase new Shed commissions.


Until January 12: Manual Override

This group exhibition is organized by The Shed’s first guest curator, art critic Nora N. Khan. Contemporary artists Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sondra Perry, Simon Fujiwara, Martine Syms, and Morehshin Allahyari explore and critique emerging technologies like DNA editing and AI.


Culture calendar: March 2020

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

Culture calendar: December 2019

A reimagined Nutcracker and Equinox Art Basel activations