There are few times in life in which superlatives are ever really fitting. I think we find them acceptable because we like to exaggerate; punctuate our own language with interest; make everyday occurrences seem out of the ordinary and somehow useful to others and special to notice, when in actuality, most occurrences are boring and … Continue reading [UPDATED] Björk Comes to Brooklyn
On Saturday, the NYC organization Books Through Bars, a non-profit that raises money to send books to incarcerated people in prisons, along with Justseeds, a social and political artist’s cooperative, will be presenting VOICES FROM OUTSIDE, An Art Exhibit and Benefit Auction. The event, designed to raise money for postage to send books to prisoners, will include … Continue reading Books Through Bars
Hardly anyone believed that the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, directed by the internationally known (infamously) anonymous British street artist and prankster Banksy – known for his monkey mask, political subjects, humor and extreme secrecy – was an actual documentary. The film, about a filmmaker cum successful street artist, Thierry Guetta or “Mr. Brainwash,” didn’t seem real to most people, not only because … Continue reading Banksy Documentary, ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ Checks Out
The Rejection Show, hosted by Jon Friedman, a writer at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, is a cult-favorite comedy event that showcases the hilarious professional and personal failures and rejections of comedians, artists and writers. The live comedy series, coupled with music, karaoke and well, a party, will be hosting Special Edition: The Rejection Show’s Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven … Continue reading The Rejection Show with Jon Friedman
Kim Kardashian didn’t mean to do it. She just sort of made a music video. And kinda sang a song live at a club in Vegas for News Years. “I didn’t mean to, but I did this song.” Her words, not mine. Someone recorded it badly. Now we all have to watch it. I’m sorry. Continue reading Kim Kardashian Is A Reluctant Pop Star
First of all, I’m not happy I’m home sick on New Years Eve, feeling sorry for myself instead of drinking champagne with my friends and making out with strangers. I really look forward to drunk kissing all year. Second of all, watching tv on New Years Eve is uncomfortable at best. And now that we’re on … Continue reading Dick Clark’s Rockin Eve?
If you didn’t catch it last year off-Broadway, you now have the chance to see the musical about political activist and musician Fela Kuti at the O’neill Theatre. It’s mesmerizing, entertaining and starts soon. Who doesn’t want to see revolution set to music anyway? Previews begin October 19. Continue reading Fela!
The 29th CMJ Music Marathon is descending on NYC. This year, CMJ brings music, pop-culture, film, speeches and events to our fine city. But such fine fare is going to cost you. A lot. A regular pass is going for $500 and a student access pass will set your not-so-deep pockets back $300. Ouch. Still want … Continue reading 2009 CMJ Music Marathon
It’s official. ‘The Pool Parties’ schedule is up and ready for us to soak up the summer. Now, if only the rain would participate, and stop participating. Err, precipitating. Because McCarren Pool is off limits, the new venue will be the East River State Park. Sports are still welcome and the concerts will still be … Continue reading Pool Parties back in Williamsburg
My very good friend, who shall remain unnamed, got drunk recently at a mutual friend’s party. Not regular, everything-is-funny drunk. No, not that. More like, I’m-going-to-fall-if-you-don’t-hold-me-up kind of drunk. This is a person who can drink me under the table four times over and usually holds liquor well. I should know; I’m usually the only sober one … Continue reading A drunk and Jefferson Street.
You don’t get to listen to this live everyday, so you really should go to this. In conjunction with the River to River Festival, Chuck Brown, master of Go-Go, will be performing with his band at Rockefeller Park tomorrow night at 7pm. Did I mention it’s completely free? Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and … Continue reading Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown performs
The renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center always hosts a unique line-up of events, centered around, of course – JAZZ. This week’s show, running from June 16-21 2009, brings us the “21st Century Band w/Dion Parson and Ron Blake,” at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm and additional shows on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday is already SOLD OUT. Sorry! During … Continue reading Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Jazz at Lincoln Center
If you’re bored with the regular line-up this summer and want something new to experience, why not try out these odd-themed film festivals? Come on, you’ve got nothing better to do. The Bicycle Film Festival – Come celebrate bicycles through film, art and music. This festival has a bunch of cool events, bikes shows and … Continue reading Two Interesting Film Festivals in June
This week, the Brooklyn International Film Festival will kick off it’s 10-day festival with a June 3rd Happy Hour party at the Delancey in Lower Manhattan. Have a few drinks and smooze with the filmmakers, and hell, meet some new people. Your life is getting kind of stale anyway, right? The festival officially begins June … Continue reading The Brooklyn International Film Festival
This Memorial Day Weekend, I hope your bags are packed because you’re going to Taiwan, Haiti and Great Britain. Ok, not really but the weekend’s events will take you abroad, figuratively. Or maybe, you’ll find yourself on the beach or at a bbq. For everyone else… Prom Dress Rugby! And you thought it could never … Continue reading Weekend Rundown May 22, 2009 – May 24, 2009
The cool cats down at flavorpill are joining ranks with MOMA and hosting a soiree of sorts in their new weekly series, “MOMA Monday Nights.” The extended hours for the weekly event are 5:30 – 8:45. Dj’s and ART are included in the $20 fee, but if you rsvp through http://www.flavorpill.com (go to events), then the fee is just … Continue reading Monday night boredom? Not anymore.