Cultural Highlights: September 2011

Movies, music, dance and Andy Warhol’s never-before-seen works.

  • Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes just keep on ticking with a new exhibit of never-before-seen works inspired by his obsession with tabloid news. At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., September 25.
  • Somali author Nuruddin Farah’s new book, Crossbones, is about—what else?—pirates! September 1
  • After a ten-year hiatus, R&B legend Sade returns to the stage in Las Vegas. September 3
  • The Rapture finally comes... out with a new album, the indie group’s fourth. September 6
  • The fathers of Cubism—Picasso and Braque—are reunited at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. September 17
  • London’s Royal Ballet takes on George Balanchine’s sparkling Jewels to open the season at the Royal Opera House. September 20
  • Brad Pitt stars in Moneyball, adapted by Aaron Sorkin from a book by Michael Lewis on baseball algorithms. September 23
  • Bibliophiles converge in D.C. for the National Book Festival as Dave Eggers, Toni Morrison and others speak. September 24–25
  • Soprano Anna Netrebko plays the queen in Anna Bolena, opening at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. September 26