Autumn is always a busy time in New York City in general, especially in the worlds of art and culture, but the final performance of Come, and Back Again, happening at BAM on Saturday, Oct. 19, is worth clearing room for in your schedule. It’s a gritty dance piece inspired by the volatile life of Benjamin Smoke, a ’90s indie rocker and LGBT activist who used to collaborate with Patti Smith–Smoke was also the subject of the lauded documentary of the same name directed by Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen in 2000. For BAM’s Next Wave Festival, choreographer David Dorfman creates a fluid look at the messiness of daily life accompanied by a live performance of Smoke’s own songs. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets start at $20.
UPDATE: We now have 4 pairs of tickets to give away for the 7:30 performance on Friday. The first people to email us your name will snag them, so get in touch!