A Pop Culture Extravaganza!

On May 10-11, 2014, Vulture + New York magazine hosted the first-ever Vulture Festival, a pop culture extravaganza featuring the best of today’s television, music, film, and more. In true Vulture style, the Festival brought the witty, in-depth, critical coverage found on the web to life with two jam-packed days of events, including live performances, screenings, animated conversations, art tours, comedy and more. Thanks for joining us and for making year-one a huge success.See you again next year!

See the full list of 2014 programming to be announced soon!

Saturday Schedule

Chelsea Artist Tour with Jerry Saltz
  • 11a.m. & 3p.m. Experience the Chelsea Artist Tour—Explore one of the most celebrated gallery districts in the world and discover some of this season’s notable exhibitions with New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz. Also, enjoy a self-guided tour featuring art-in-progress with emerging artists.
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David Milch and Matt Zoller Seitz
  • 12–1:30p.m. David Milch, writer and producer of Deadwood, discusses his hit show, and the art and business of television writing with New York TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street).
    Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks)
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Fort Tilden Screening & Stella Artois Reception
  • 2.pm.-5p.m. New York Premiere of Fort Tilden, (SXSW 2014 Grand Jury Award Winner), followed by a Q&A with Writers/Directors Charles Rogers & Sarah-Violet Bliss and stars of the film Bridey Elliott & Clare McNulty. Enjoy complimentary beer provided by Stella Artois at a 1-hour reception following the event. Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street). Tickets: $14
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The Greatest Panel in Television History
  • 3p.m.-4:30p.m. Join Adam Scott and Naomi Scott in a viewing and discussion of all-time classic title sequences from '80s TV shows, as reenacted by Scott and friends in the smash-hit series, The Greatest Event in Television History. The discussion will be moderated by Vulture's Denise Martin at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks).
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Animated Voices
  • Event sold out! 3:30-5p.m. Actors behind the famous voices of characters from Bob’s Burgers, Archer, and more read classic movie scenes at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street).
    Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks)
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The Art of Songwriting with Jason Robert Brown
  • 6:30-8p.m. The Broadway composer, just nominated for two Tony Awards for The Bridges of Madison County, talks to Jesse Green about composing for musicals—and plays some of his tunes with vocal accompaniment by Stephanie J. Block at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street).
    Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks)
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M.I.A. + Solange Live in Concert
  • Concert sold out! 7:30-10:30p.m. Vulture Festival presents M.I.A. and Solange in concert at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).
    Doors + Set Times
    Doors: 6:30p.m.
    Solange: 7:30p.m.
    M.I.A.: 8:40p.m.
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Sunday Schedule

Brunch with Rufus Wainwright
  • 11a.m.–12:30p.m. Rufus Wainwright performing live and in conversation with Julie Klausner, comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and "media ambassador" for Vulture. Guests enjoy a Grub Street-curated brunch with pastries by Bien Cuit at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets: $50 (includes brunch food & beverage during the event, as well as an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks).
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Chelsea Artist Tour
  • All day Enjoy a self-guided tour featuring art-in-progress with emerging artists.
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Vulture Book Club
  • 11:30a.m.–1p.m. Join novelists Chang-rae Lee (On Such a Full Sea), Téa Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife), and Akhil Sharma (Family Life) as they discuss their acclaimed work and the topic of global fiction with How to Read a Novelist author and former Granta editor John Freeman at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks).
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Costume Designers Roundtable
  • 2:30-4p.m. Isabel Wilkinson, senior editor at The Cut, hosts a round-table discussion of top costume designers from your favorite shows, including Lyn Paolo (Scandal, Shameless), Tom Broecker (Saturday Night Live, House of Cards), Jenn Rogien (Girls, Orange is the New Black), and Jenny Gering (The Americans) at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks).
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Pop Culture Trivia Night
  • 5-6:30p.m. Vulture debuts a live pop-culture trivia game show, hosted by Dave Holmes, testing the knowledge of everyone’s favorite inmates from Orange Is the New Black, including Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Selenis Leyva (Gloria Mendoza), and Yael Stone (Lorna Morello) versus cast members from New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine at Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street).
    Tickets: $25 (includes an hour in the Vulture Lounge following the event with two complimentary drinks)
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Comedy Night
  • Event sold out! 7:30-10:30p.m. Join Vulture for a night of comedy at the Bell House, featuring some of today’s top comedic talent, including: Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street), Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me, This American Life), Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer (Broad City), W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) , and more. The evening’s theme will be “My First Time”, left up to each comedian to interpret in his or her own way. Guests must be 21+ to attend. The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn).
    Tickets: $30
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