Season Two of 'High Maintenance' Premieres This Weekend

The critically adored HBO stoner-not-stoner comedy 'High Maintenance' returns—here's what you need to know.

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Jan 19 2018, 6:34pm

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Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered, from the best movies and the best TV shows to the best music to listen to and the best art events happening across the US. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to take in during your downtime:

High Maintenance

Everybody's favorite chill-AF bike messenger is back for the second season of High Maintenance, which drops this weekend on HBO. I had mixed feelings about season one's potpourri of profound and depressing moments, and as a whole, I don't like the new format as much as that of the OG web series, but I'll definitely still be watching season two to see what the Guy and his merry band of misfit customers will get up to. I have one request, which I hope Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair can accommodate: more storylines about Good Dogs! Please, and thanks. —Kara Weisenstein

The Cranberries' Tiny Desk Concert

The late Dolores O’Riordan’s voice hit me like a hammer drenched in honey the first time I heard the Cranberries. It was one of those indelible "holy shit" moments that comes with a seismic shift in your music taste. We lost O’Riordan suddenly on January 15, while the lead singer of the Irish pop rock band was recording in London. But you probably already knew that. What you might not know is that the Cranberries blessed NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert with their presence back in 2012. It’ll put a sad smile on your face, one that lasts long after the music ends, just the way the Cranberries always do. —Patrick Adcroft, Copy Editor/Writer, Snapchat

Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks

Ekua Holmes. Sufficient Grace, 2009. Collage on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

The artist Barkley L. Hendricks paved the way for a generation of black storytellers with his powerful paintings of everyday people of color. He passed away last spring, but if you're in the Boston area this week, you can check out an all-star showcase featuring the generation of artists keeping his vision alive. Legacy of the Cool, at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, riffs on Hendricks's 2008 retrospective, Birth of the Cool, pairing his work with that of emerging artists like Nona Faustine and Taha Clayton and living superstars like Tomashi Jackson and Rashid Johnson. The exhibition runs through March 3. —Beckett Mufson

PopRally x Items: BOOTLEGGED

Awol Erizku. Cousin Stizz. 2018. Courtesy of the artist. © 2018 Awol Erizku

To celebrate MoMA's exhibition, Items: Is Fashion Modern?, which closes on January 28, the museum is throwing an after-hours party this Saturday night. The theme is bootlegged stuff, which is admittedly plentiful in NYC, especially down on Canal Street. But for this weekend's PopRally party, MoMA commissioned a handful of rising stars like Awol Erizku and Mackenzie Younger to bootleg the museum's logo and put it on objects from the exhibition. If you show up wearing one of the 111 items represented in the show, you might even get to take one of the bootlegged art objects home. Tickets are $25. —KW

KATSU: Memory Foam at the Hole NYC

You won't find a trace of that awkward "What do we do now?" feeling that's been lingering in most galleries since graffiti and fine artists both started making street art. Instead, massive portraits of algorithmically generated criminals (think: Do androids dream of Florida State mugshots?) hang from the back walls while an aggressive onslaught of hypercolored canvases, spray-painted by automated drones, corral you into an uncanny VR experience—download the Seefoam mobile app for an on-the-go taste—and Ben Jones's OutRun-on-acid projection room, Road Trip II. It's not a big show, but what it lacks in various attractions it makes up for in futuristic headspace. Emerson Rosenthal

Blade Runner Double Feature at Syndicated in Brooklyn

In my opinion, wiling away January with movies and cocktails is ideal. This weekend, Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen, a second-run theater in Bushwick that serves up both, is screening a Blade Runner double feature to distract you from the frightful cold. Blade Runner: The Final Cut runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, followed by last year's Blade Runner 2049. Sounds like the stuff of dystopian android entertainment dreams. —KW

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