It's the middle of the summer, and the art world is pretty much hibernating. Accordingly, tonight's opening schedule is super-meager, so maybe your time would be better spent checking out one of the super-huge summer surveys at a museum. There's the spectacular James Ensor show (pictured) at MoMA, which is free on Fridays between 4pm and 8pm, and the exquisite Richard Avedon retrospective, Avedon Fashion: 1944-2000 at the International Center for Photography, where entrance is by donation on Fridays from 5-8pm.
Lower East Side
The Summer Screenings series continues with films by Liz Windelbo and Allen Cordell at CANADA, 55 Chrystie St (between Hester and Canal Sts), 7pm
Opening reception for the J. A. Holt-curated group show Seduction at C.C.C.P. Gallery, 38R Marcy Ave (at Hope St), 7-9pm
Special one-night-only Pop Up Show of artists from Gitana Rosa Gallery at 151 W 19th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves), 7:30-10:30pm
(image courtesy the Museum of Modern Art)