The Day | The Art Scene in Bloom

Soho, New York City - 003Vivienne Gucwa

Good morning, East Village.

It’s Friday, springtime, and the East Village art scene is in bloom.

Tonight Incubator Arts Project will debut Opal, a performance project that blends voice and instruments to create archetypes of the modern, dysfunctional family. The show, created by The Nerve Tank, uses a combination of modulated voice and physical movement, attempting to make each character a distinct physical instrument. Performances will be held in Saint Mark’s Church and will run through May 7.

According to DNAinfo, a section of East Fourth Street will be renamed after an iconic member of the East Village theatre community. Last Wednesday, Community Board 3 voted to rename the length between the Bowery and Second Avenue after Ellen Stewart, the late grand dame who founded LaMaMa Experimental Theatre there in 1967.

And finally, whether you’re adventurous, a die-hard foodie, or just poorly weaned, an avant garde cheese shop on 97 Avenue C has your fix. From now until May 1, the Michael Mut Gallery will feature the artist Miriam Simun’s exhibit, “Human Cheese Shop” which is meant to highlight the critical stress current food systems are under and promote the discovery of alternatives. To convince you, the gallery has three varieties of cheese made from human breast milk, on hand for sampling.

The weekend weather forecast is sunny with a high of 68 throughout.