Seen & Heard: Gay Pride Events Are Coming Back to Pier 26

••• Is the coolest new accessory a piece of straw? Straw says so. Behold the Franklin Straw, named after our very own Franklin Street. (Hat tip to Sydney Hollis.)

••• Gay pride festivities will once again be on Pier 26. The rally will be Friday, June 24, 7-9:30 p.m. And the dance on Sunday, June 26, will be 3-10 p.m.—the ticketing site, promises “SUPER SIZED hours,” but it was 3-10 p.m. last year.

••• That recent Wall Street Journal article about midcentury Brazilian design included the news that Espasso is opening a Miami store (it also has stores in L.A. and London).

••• March 4 at the Schimmel Center at Pace University: “Broadway stars Lisa Howard and John Bolton are joining the cast of American Showstoppers featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in An Evening with Cole Porter next month. The concerts, starring a cast of today’s best Broadway performers, also include the previously announced Beth Leavel, Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers.” This got me to thinking about the Cole Porter song that is often running through my head: Lena Horne singing “It’s All Right With Me.”

••• Opening March 10 at Hazan Projects: “Mise-en-scène, a group exhibition featuring the work of Alejandro Durán, Benjamin Heller and Rebecca Reeve. Through the medium of photography, three artists question and, at times, challenge the distinction between domesticity and wilderness. The works on view establish complex, foreboding realities within innately familiar worlds. Accomplished through the tailoring of each artist’s repertoire of setting and aesthetics, the selection of work embodies the emotive potency of the show’s namesake.” The work below appears to be by Reeve.

courtesy Hazan Projects