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Paul McCartney’s photos, Huey Lewis on Broadway

Each week, Alexa is rounding up the buzziest fashion drops, hotel openings, restaurant debuts and celeb-studded cultural happenings in NYC. It’s our curated guide to the very best things to see, shop, taste and experience around the city. 

What’s making our luxury list this week?

Paul McCartney’s snaps go on display at the Brooklyn Museum, an oh-so-cool jazz club opens on the Lower East Side and artist Teresita Fernandez debuts new bodies of work, including her first-ever film, at Lehmann Maupin gallery.

Peek into Paul McCartney’s personal photo archive, on display all summer at the Brooklyn Museum. Courtesy of Paul McCartney

Hundreds of photographs from Paul McCartney’s personal archives are on display in a new show at the Brooklyn Museum (through Aug. 18). “Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm” features 250 photos — both black-and-white and color — the Beatle shot on a Pentax film camera, documenting the Fab Four’s first US tour. In this immersive installation, which also features video clips and archival material, McCartney captures the frenzy of Beatlemania as the band travels from New York (where their first-ever televised performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” drew an audience of 73 million people) to Washington, D.C. and Miami — with rabid fans and paparazzi in hot pursuit. 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn; Brooklyn Museum

Terrain is bringing even more beautiful blooms to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. THERESA REGAN

Green thumbs rejoice! Terrain — a garden, home and lifestyle brand in the Urbn stable (sister brands include Free People, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Nuuly) — has opened its first-ever NYC outpost at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. This means filling 2,700 square feet in the garden’s Diane H. and Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center with lush plants, gifts and décor (vases, candleholders, lanterns and … Bloody Mary mix!). Workshops and design services, offering garden and floral expertise for in-home needs (succulent arrangement anyone?) are also on top, along with special events. 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn; Terrain at Brooklyn Botanic

Crank up the heat with “The Heart of Rock and Roll” on Broadway, featuring the greatest hits from Huey Lewis and the News. Matthew Murphy

A new musical inspired by the iconic songs of Huey Lewis and the News just opened on Broadway at the James Earl Jones Theatre. It’s not billed as a sing-a-long, but this rollicking rom-com performance is destined to become one. The story, set in 1987, revolves around Bobby (played by Corey Cott, who wasn’t born until 1990), who is working at a cardboard plant after giving up on his rock-and-roll dreams when he gets a second shot. It’s packed with Huey Lewis throwback hits, including “Do You Believe in Love,” “Hip to Be Square” and “If This Is It,” plus a plethora of references to iconic ’80s characters, movies and the like. So dig out those hot rollers, don your best acid wash and grab seats for a performance that’ll really stick with you. 138 W. 48th St.; The Heart of Rock and Roll

The new Only Love Strangers cocktail lounge serves up jazz-inspired cocktails — and plenty of cobalt blue. Heidi Bridge

Every inch of Only Love Strangers lower-level lounge is dressed in cobalt blue. In fact, that vibrant color, popularized by the artist Yves Klein, makes an appearance in almost every room in this new bi-level cocktail lounge and restaurant (with nightly jazz performances), designed by Studio Omar Aqeel. It’s meant to evoke a “retro-futuristic oasis inspired by 1960s/1970s surrealism.” Albeit one that serves seafood towers and Imperial Wagyu ribeye, along with house cocktails named after different types of jazz — from acid to swing, bebop to bossa nova. 200 Allen St.; Only Love Strangers

“Caribbean Cosmos” and more works from New York artist Teresita Fernandez are now on display at Lehmann Maupin gallery in Chelsea. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London

It’s a banner year for New York-based artist Teresita Fernandez. “Soil Horizon,” a solo exhibition, opened last week at Lehmann Maupin gallery in Chelsea. It includes a series of copper panels, two large-scale sculptures and her first-ever film, shot in 16mm black and white film over six years in the Viñales Valley (a rural area of western Cuba) as a collaborative project with artist Juan Carlos Alom. Fernandez, who was the first Latina to serve as a presidential appointee to former President Barack Obama’s US Commission of Fine Arts, will also have 30 works on display beginning in July at Site Santa Fe, and will debut a monumental, site-specific installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts next year. 501 W. 24th Street; Lehmann Maupin

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