Waris Ahluwalia’s New York Picks

02 May 2022

Waris Ahluwalia is the founder of House of Waris and House of Waris botanicals, a cutting edge fashion house known for its imaginative and regal jewelry designs and a modern day apothecary of herbs and knowledge, respectively. He cuts a recognizable figure due to his roles in cult classic films including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and his appearances in the pages of GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue.

Born in Amritsar, Punjab, India, Waris has been a New Yorker since the age of five, when his family settled in Brooklyn.  “This city is alive—it’s pulsating. It’s constant. It’s hungry and it wants to share. We all know the visual arts thrive here but there is so much more to experience. Here are a few of my favorite places.”
Born in Amritsar, Punjab, India, Waris has been a New Yorker since the age of five, when his family settled in Brooklyn. “This city is alive—it’s pulsating. It’s constant. It’s hungry and it wants to share. We all know the visual arts thrive here but there is so much more to experience. Here are a few of my favorite places.”
For movies, there’s no better place than the Metrograph. Their monthly schedule of classic, indie and rarely seen films curated by Jake Perlin will keep you guessing and engaged. Go see a midday movie and have some tea after. So civilized.
For movies, there’s no better place than the Metrograph. Their monthly schedule of classic, indie and rarely seen films curated by Jake Perlin will keep you guessing and engaged. Go see a midday movie and have some tea after. So civilized.
The National Sawdust is an incredible and innovative space to experience classical music along with new musical styles. It's a state of the art space that made me feel like I was in a spaceship the first time I went there.
The National Sawdust is an incredible and innovative space to experience classical music along with new musical styles. It's a state of the art space that made me feel like I was in a spaceship the first time I went there.
The Kitchen is a performance space in Chelsea that showcases work by artists across many disciplines. As one of the city’s oldest non-profit institutions, it has helped bring to light the work of many artists that have gone on to become well known. There is always something unexpected going on here. Go see the free exhibition by E. Jane, 'Where there's love overflowing' that's on view there now.
The Kitchen is a performance space in Chelsea that showcases work by artists across many disciplines. As one of the city’s oldest non-profit institutions, it has helped bring to light the work of many artists that have gone on to become well known. There is always something unexpected going on here. Go see the free exhibition by E. Jane, 'Where there's love overflowing' that's on view there now.
One of my favorite performances at Joe’s Pub was Antony and the Johnsons. I had never heard their music before that night and was blown away. It’s a warm and moody space with great sound to boot. Another favorite performance, which I’ve seen a few times, is Justin Vivian Bond. Smart and entertaining is powerful combination. Add food and drink to that and what more could I ask for? (Well, that coul
One of my favorite performances at Joe’s Pub was Antony and the Johnsons. I had never heard their music before that night and was blown away. It’s a warm and moody space with great sound to boot. Another favorite performance, which I’ve seen a few times, is Justin Vivian Bond. Smart and entertaining is powerful combination. Add food and drink to that and what more could I ask for? (Well, that coul