Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Busy business

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Free films @ Tribeca Drive-In

Thursday: T-U-R-T-L-E POWER! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starts at 8:15 p.m. at the World Financial Center Plaza, "doors" open at 6, though, followed by activities for the kiddies. This is pre-Vanilla Ice, but still.

Friday it's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (same deal in terms of time and place).

Saturday see P-Star Rising, a documentary about rapper Priscilla Star, daughter of Jesse Diaz (see 'em both in this video).

Details for all 3 free screenings here: http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/events/drive-in/.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Weekend: Crooked Disco, parks and sweata weatha

So ya know Central Park offers free walks 5 days a week? It's a pretty standard rotation, but Saturday from 1-3 p.m. there's a bit something special: Scientist in the City (Get it? Like Sex in the City, "Chasing Biodiversity by Day and Night in the Urban Environment" is hot, hot, hot ;) Meet at Belvedere Castle. Walk from B, C at American Museum of Natural History/81st, 1 at 79th or 6 at 77th.

FreeNYC's Saturday offering is the Crooked Disco Play Date w/ Round Table Knights at Le Poisson Rouge (gallery bar) 9 p.m.-4 a.m. RTK has an '80s + electronic feel, while DJs of Crooked Disco seem to favor a fun hip-hop/house mix. Here's video of the latter:

Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.) is near Washington Square Park, so practically any train'll get you there: 1, B, D, F, V, C, E, R, W, 6. (By the way, check out the Washington Square Park Photo Project.)

Sunday it's supposed to be sunny sweata weatha. Get thee to a park! (And if you have any brunch recommendations, do share [jmnyc.yelp.com].)

Have an awesome weekend!

TGIF (almost)! Have an arty party (last chance/closings)!

Friday take in these art exhibits before they're gone April 12:

  • Blane de St. Croix and Carlos Motta @ Smack Mellon Gallery, free. The former, a model of the U.S.-Mexican border, is recommended by New York magazine as "lovingly detailed" and "one of the more pointedly poetic and political sights in New York" (love that alliteration). Take the F to York St., A or C to High St. and hoof it to 92 Plymouth, Brooklyn.

  • David Malek's bright geometrics @ Smith-Stewart gallery. Take the F, V to 2nd Ave. or the J, M, Z to the Bowery. Get there by 6 p.m. Then walk the four blocks to the New Museum of Contemporary Art (235 Bowery, open 'til 9) for its new exhibit The Generational: Younger Than Jesus. (Not free, but $8 if you still have student ID, $12 otherwise.)

  • Long Island City: Vanessa Beecroft @ Deitch Projects: iiinteresting. 4-40 44th Dr. and Home Sweet Home (looks like quite the opposite, actually -- ah, irony) @ Dorsky gallery at 11-03 45th Ave. Take the V, E to 23rd; 7 to 45th/Court Sq.; G to Court Sq./LIC.

  • Seonna Hong, Caroline Hwang, Saelee Oh @ Sloan Fine Art (ends 4/11). I don't know much about art, but I dig this exhibition. Not pretentious. Take the F, J, M, Z to Essex/Delancey or V to 2nd Ave., walk to 128 Rivington (@ Norfolk). Closes at 6.

  • Susan Rothenberg @ Sperone Westwater. Works titled "Flesh" and "Three Parts" are a good hint. Take A, C, E, L, 1, 2 or 3 to 14th. Walk to 415 W. 13th. Other galleries in the same building and nearby, so make a night of it (Bumble and Bumble there, too, if you're in need of a haircut!). Ends 4/11.

  • Zoe Leonard @ The Hispanic Society of America. Derrotero means ship itinerary in Spanish. Take the 1 to 157th or C to 155th and walk to 613 W. 155th St.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Literary Thursday

Erica Jong is reading at McNally Jackson at 7 p.m. Fear of Flying is still sitting on my bookshelf -- maybe if I had her autograph I'd finally get myself to read it! Her new collection of poems is Love Comes First.

Take the 6 to Spring St.; R, W to Prince St.; B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette or J, M, Z to the Bowery. Walk to 52 Prince.

Afterward, go for fair-trade tea, beer, wine, dessert at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (walk 2 blocks to 126 Crosby St.). All profits go to Housing Works, which provides free housing, health care and legal services to New Yorkers with HIV or AIDS.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For Wednesday: Best of MeetUp

Let's see what Meetup.org has for mid-week ... mostly "networking" events, but also ...

6 p.m.
Join a pick-up game with East Village Coed Fun Basketball Meetup or do the Wednesday is Hump Day Fitness Walk with Brooklyn Friends Walking Group at the 69th St. Pier (Bayridge).

7 p.m. "Cheap drinks and all sorts of skydive chat" is promised by the New York Skydiving Meetup Group at One and One at 76 E. 1st. Take the F, V to 2nd Ave. Dig a British accent over the daredevil type? The New York City Expat Brit Meetup Group is celebrating its 100th meeting at Legends. Take the 6, N, Q, R, W, B, D, F, V to 33rd/34th and walk to 6 W. 33rd.

7:45 p.m. Wednesday Night Skate Weekly Skate from WNS New York City at Union Square (14th St.). Skating in the street! All you need is music, sweet music ... and a helmet. Drinking at Mumbles (17th and 3rd) afterward (10 p.m.). Take 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W.

Monday, April 6, 2009

For Tuesday: Cheese and beer! And in a much cooler setting than Wisconsin

Cheese and wine is so passe ;). Actually, we can't be friends if you badmouth two of my favorite things. But beer is also my beloved. And now it's getting in on that cheesy action (wine's in the dark about the whole thing, so sad). What a triangle.

So every Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. Park Slope's Bierkraft offers free sips of beer, free nibbles of cheese and free bites of charcuterie. They also sell a beautiful array of chocolates (are you kidding me with this place? H-E-A-V-E-N) and growler fills for about $10.

191 5th Ave.
Subway: M, R