Vulture Festival 2017 Complete Line-Up

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Were you just reading Vulture and thinking, I wish this article could be three dimensional — like a space I can live in for a weekend? Think and you shall receive because Vulture Festival is back, baby! And this year, we’ve put together a bigger lineup than ever before. Like really big! Sarah Jessica Parker big. Aziz Ansari big. Stephen Colbert big. Black Mirror, Shameless, 2 Dope Queens big. And that’s just the tip of the festival iceberg.

The fourth annual Vulture Festival will be held on May 20 and 21 at New York’s Milk Studios and other spaces around the city. Tickets are on sale now! At VultureFestival.com! Each ticket will include access to a newly expanded Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages, featuring live music and DJ performances, complimentary drinks, a Grub Street–curated food offering, and a pop-up shop curated by New York Magazine’s Strategist editors.

SATURDAY, MAY 20

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: JERRY SALTZ’S MAD MASTERLY TOUR OF THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL
Wake up with Jerry! Join New York and Vulture senior art critic Jerry Saltz for an ultraexclusive private tour of the Whitney Biennial. The tour will take place before public hours. The Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street). Tickets $150. EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
Back by popular demand, for the fourth year in a row, Vulture presents a showcase with the actors behind some of your favorite animated voices, as they read classic movie scenes in their animated voices. Participating voices include John Roberts (Bob’s Burgers), Larry Murphy (Bob’s Burgers), Aisha Tyler (Archer), Lucky Yates (Archer), Spencer Grammer (Rick and Morty), Amber Nash (Archer), Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), Niki Yang (Adventure Time), and Jessica Walter (Archer). Moderated by Vulture editor Nate Jones. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: JANE THE VIRGIN
Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, Jennie Snyder Urman, Justin Baldoni, Yael Grobglas, Brett Dier, and Andrea Navedo join Vulture Festival for an exclusive interview. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: AL FRANKEN AND ROBERT SMIGEL: IN CONVERSATION
The gentleman from Minnesota, Senator Al Franken, joins Vulture Festival for an exclusive conversation with friend Robert Smigel. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: CONNIE BRITTON, Y’ALL
Join Vulture for an exclusive interview with Nashville’s finest. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: INSIDE SONS OF ANARCHY WITH KURT SUTTER
Vulture hosts Sons of Anarchy and Mayans MC creator Kurt Sutter, in conversation with Vulture’s Hollywood editor Stacey Wilson Hunt. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: THE LITTLE HOURS SCREENING
An exclusive advanced screening of the film The Little Hours. Screening will be followed by an interview with writer-director Jeff Baena and stars Aubrey Plaza, Adam Pally, and Molly Shannon. Alamo Drafthouse Theater – Downtown Brooklyn (445 Albee Square West). Tickets $20.

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: BITCH SESH
Don’t be tardy to this party! Real Housewives experts Danielle Schneider and Casey Wilson break down the latest Housewives news, as they host a live recording of their popular podcast, Bitch Sesh. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: BRYAN FULLER GETS BLOODY
Hannibal and American Gods creator Bryan Fuller in conversation with New York Magazine and Vulture TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, discussing notable bloody scenes that inspired him over his career. The Standard, New York (848 Washington Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: AZIZ ANSARI: IN CONVERSATION
Join Vulture for an afternoon with Aziz Ansari, discussing his latest season of Master of None, and maybe even score some dating advice. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $45 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: DESUS & MERO
Comedy duo Desus Nice and the Kid Mero, from the popular podcast Bodega Boys and Viceland’s Desus & Mero, visit Vulture Festival. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: 2 DOPE QUEENS
Hey boo boos, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson host a live recording of their popular podcast 2 Dope Queens. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: EDGAR WRIGHT: IN CONVERSATION
Director, screenwriter, and producer Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World’s End, Spaced) joins Vulture Festival for an exclusive discussion about his work including his next film, Baby Driver (June 28), which takes audiences on a dramatically charged ride fueled by car chases, young love, and a high-octane soundtrack spanning era and genre. The Standard, High Line (848 Washington Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: STATE OF THE UNION WITH STEPHEN COLBERT AND FRANK RICH
Stephen Colbert and New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich in conversation. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $50 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: LOVE CAST TABLE READ
The cast and creators of Netflix’s Love join Vulture Festival for an exclusive table read of the second season episode 204 “Shrooms.” Talent includes co-creator and star Paul Rust, and stars Gillian Jacobs, Matt Mitchell, and Claudia O’Doherty. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: TITUSS BURGESS AND HIS PINOT NOIR
Enjoy a nice glass of Pinot (Peeno) Noir with Tituss Burgess, as he joins Vulture Festival for an exclusive interview, and an exclusive tasting of his new vineyard venture. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes the Pinot Noir during the event, PLUS complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: MICHAEL SHANNON: IN CONVERSATION
Actor Michael Shannon joins Vulture Festival for an exclusive interview with New York Magazine and Vulture film critic David Edelstein. The Standard, New York (848 Washington Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.: VULTURE FESTIVAL PRESENTS CAT POWER
Cat Power
live in concert at Webster Hall. (125 East 11th Street). Tickets $40.

8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: COMEDY BANG! BANG! LIVE!
Vulture Festival presents a special live edition of Scott Aukerman’s popular podcast and television show Comedy Bang! Bang! featuring Scott and some very special guests (including Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, and Jason Mantzoukas) doing a totally improvised program, with plenty of character drop-ins. Tickets $32.50 to $47.50. Hosted at BAM (Peter Jay Sharp Building; BAM Howard Gilman Opera House — 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn). EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.: RIVERDALE – INTERVIEW AND MEET AND GREET
Join the cast of the CW’s hit show Riverdale including Luke Perry, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, KJ Apa, Casey Cott, and Marisol Nichols for an exclusive interview at Vulture Festival.Interview will be followed by a meet and greet with the cast. The Standard, High Line (848 Washington Street). Tickets $15. EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

LIVE MUSIC AT AT&T VULTURE LOUNGE AT HIGHLINE STAGES
1:00PM: Yohuna
3:00PM: Yowler
5:00PM: Snail Mail
7:00PM: Cut Worms

SUNDAY, MAY 21

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: IN CONVERSATION – PRESENTED BY DIRECTV NOW
Join Vulture for a Sunday morning conversation with actor Neil Patrick Harris. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: THE OA’S BRIT MARLING EXPLORES THE MEANING OF LIFE
Join Vulture Festival for a little Sunday-morning soul-searching. Vulture hosts The OA creator and star Brit Marling, as she discusses The OA and the meaning of life. The Standard, New York (848 Washington Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: PLAYING HOUSE PAJAMA BRUNCH
Wake up! Roll out of bed and over to the Vulture Festival pajama brunch! Brunch cocktails and pastries await you!! Nurse your hangovers while enjoying Playing House stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham in conversation with Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox. Pajama attire required, please. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: HOLLYWOOD HANDBOOK
Join Vulture for a live taping of Hollywood Handbook — an insider’s guide to achieving your showbiz dreams from two A-list “It” boys who are living theirs. Big megacelebrities Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport provide an exclusive, VIP backstage pass into Tinseltown politics. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND ADAM MOSS: IN CONVERSATION
Sarah Jessica Parker in conversation with New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $45 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: IN CONVERSATION WITH DONALD J. TRUMP (ANTHONY ATAMANUIK)
It’s gonna be huge. The biggest crowd you’ve ever seen. Just unbelievable, folks. Vulture Festival is going to host Anthony Atamanuik as Donald J. Trump, and do it bigly. New York Magazine national affairs editor Gabriel Sherman, he’s great; he’ll do a great job, just so great; it’ll be the greatest interview you’ve ever seen. If you miss it, sad! The Standard, New York (848 Washington Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Amber Tamblyn and Roxane Gay present Feminist As Fuck
Amber Tamblyn
hosts the first annual Vulture Festival incarnation of Feminist As Fuck, a reading series co-created with Roxane Gay in 2014. The event will showcase the most daring voices in feminist writing today, made up of a diverse group of writers, actors, comedians, and musicians. Those guests include Rachel McKibbens, Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, Emily Wells, Airea D. Matthews, and Natasha Lyonne. (Roxane Gay will not be in attendance.) Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: BLACK MIRROR
Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones join Vulture Festival for an exclusive interview about the show that has disturbed everyone. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: THE CARMICHAEL SHOW TACKLES THE ISSUES OF THE DAY
Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine, Amber Stevens West, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, and Ravi Nandan stop by Vulture Festival for a cast interview debating the topics of the day. The Standard, New York (848 Washington Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: SHAMELESS
William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and Nancy Pimental in conversation at Vulture Festival. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: AN AFTERNOON JAM SESSION WITH SISTERS KATIE AND ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD (WAXAHATCHEE)
Allison and Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) host a jam session. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: POP CULTURE TRIVIA GAME SHOW
Vulture tests the pop-culture knowledge of the casts of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black versus the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in a live game show. Orange Is the New Black cast members Jackie Cruz, Emma Myles, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, and Adrienne C. Moore will go head-to-head with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend cast Rachel Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, Pete Gardner, and Vincent Rodriguez III. Complimentary beer and wine to be served during the event. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: ONE DEGREE FROM KEVIN BACON
Join Vulture Festival for an intimate interview with the actor, talking about everything from Footloose to I Love Dick. The Standard, New York (848 Washington Street). Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event). EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Standby line forms at venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: GOOD ONE PODCAST LIVE WITH GUEST BILL BURR
Comedian Bill Burr joins Vulture Festival to screen an episode of the new season of his Netflix animated series, F is for Family, and to have a conversation with Vulture senior editor and Good One host Jesse David Fox. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $20 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: CHELSEA HANDLER AND JOSÉ ANDRÉS HEAT UP THE KITCHEN — Presented by OUTFRONT Media
Chelsea Handler and chef José Andrés join Vulture Festival for a cooking demo and conversation. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $40 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: ABOVE AVERAGE LIVE! — COMEDY SHOWCASE
The hilarious minds at Above Average join Vulture Festival for an evening of brilliant stand-up comedy, hosted by Matt Catanzano and Richie Moriarty, featuring Josh Sharp, Patti Harrison, Hadiyah Robinson, and Julio Torres. Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

LIVE MUSIC AT AT&T VULTURE LOUNGE AT HIGHLINE STAGES
1:00PM: Wilder Maker
3:00PM: Psychic Twin
5:00PM: NOIA
7:00PM: Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus

Sponsored screenings include:

SATURDAY, MAY 20

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: TIM FERRISS AND VINCE VAUGHN: IN CONVERSATION Sponsored by AT&T AUDIENCE Network
AT&T Audience Network presents Tim Ferriss (best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tools of Titans, and host of the popular podcast Fearless With Tim Ferriss) in conversation with actor Vince Vaughn. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $40 (includes complimentary access to the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages following the event).

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: LOUDERMILK Sponsored by AT&T AUDIENCE Network
AT&T Audience Network presents an exclusive sneak peek of Loudermilk, followed by a conversation with creators Peter Farrelly and Bobby Mort, along with cast members Ron Livingston and Will Sasso. A beer-and-wine reception in the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages will also take place for guests following the interview. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis with RSVP.

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: MARY KILLS PEOPLE Sponsored by Lifetime
Lifetime presents an exclusive sneak peek of Mary Kills People, followed by a conversation with stars Caroline Dhavernas and Richard Short. A beer-and-wine reception in the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages will also take place for guests following the interview. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis with RSVP.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: I’M SORRY Sponsored by TruTV
TruTV presents an exclusive sneak peek of I’m Sorry, followed by a conversation with creator and star Andrea Savage, showrunner Joey Slamon, executive producer Jessica Elbaum, and cast member Tom Everett Scott. A beer-and-wine reception in the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages will also take place for guests following the interview. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis with RSVP.

8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: CLAWS AND COCKTAILS
TNT joins Vulture Festival presenting an exclusive first look of their new original series, Claws. Enjoy cocktails alongside cast members Niecy Nash (Scream Queens, Getting On), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Carrie Preston (True Blood, The Good Wife), and Jenn Lyon (Justified)) during a viewing of this dark comedy set in a South Florida nail salon. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP.

SUNDAY, MAY 21

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: KINGDOM Sponsored by AT&T AUDIENCE Network
AT&T Audience Network presents an exclusive sneak peek at the third-season premiere of Kingdom, followed by a conversation with executive producer Byron Balasco, and cast members Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Jonathan Tucker, and Joanna Going. A beer-and-wine reception in the AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages will also take place for guests following the interview. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets are FREE. All guests must register for this event online. RSVP does not guarantee admittance to the event; access to the event will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis with RSVP.

Vulture Festival 2017 Complete Line-Up