Guide to the Weekend, March 27-30

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Armory Show artwork by John WatersBwog once again guides you to the weekend with a slew of events to choose from, including some great ongoing events. Disclaimer: any events sold out were indeed
not sold out at the time of compilation. Also, these will be up earlier next week — we apologize in the meantime.



The Secret Society with Sunset Rubdown at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Wolf Parade keyboardist Spencer Krug’s side project performs tonight with guest bands  — tickets available at the door. Sounds like it could be enough indie to sustain you for the rest of the weekend if you can get there in time… (8PM, $10) 

Pocket Concertos: Year Three at Miller Theatre. A premiere of new works by Laura Elise Schwendinger, Ichizo Okashiro, and John Zorn. (8PM, $7 Students w/ID)


Pinchas Zukerman plays Elgar with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. The renowned  concert violinist performs the Elgar violin concerto in concert. Good luck getting affordable tickets though, seems like there aren’t any rush seats on this one…(11AM, $47-117)

Manhattan and Raging Bull at Film Forum. See Woody Allen and Martin Scorcese’s classics back-to-back on the big screen as part of United Artists’ 90th Anniversary. Tickets at FF box office. (1PM/5:10PM/9:20PM; $10.50) 

*Dark Fair at the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art. The name “Dark Fair” is quite literal here: It’s an art show without any natural or electric light. It’s the artwork that will shine—literally, metaphorically.(6PM – 12AM, FREE)

Brimingham Contemporary Music Group at Carnegie Hall (Zankel). Thomas Adès, “one of the most imposing figures in contemporary classical music” [New Yorker], conducts this English new-music ensemble. A cast of all-male tenors sings the New York premiere of Gerald Barry’s opera The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit. 6:30 pre-concert talk with Adès and Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic planning. (7:30PM, $10 Student rush) 

Eraserhead at IFC Center. The 30th anniversary of another film classic, this time from David Lynch, which will probably leave you in a weird creepy mood all weekend. (12:15AM, $10.50)



Manhattan and Raging Bull at Film Forum. See Friday listing. (1PM/5:10PM/9:20PM; $10.50)

*Dark Fair at the Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art. See Friday listing. (6PM – 12AM, FREE)

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Conference at Teachers College. An all day conference sponsored by Just For Food about…well, food. (9:30AM-6PM, $10 Students) 

Saturday Matinee with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. Michael Christie conducts members of the NY Phil in a program of Schubert and Copland. (2PM, $12 Student rush) 

Making Music: Thomas Ades at Carnegie Hall (Zankel). Ades and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group return, this time performing  some of the conductor’s own works. (7:30PM, $10 Student rush)


Travels in Europe: Charles Tessier at Miller Theatre. The Academy of Arts and Letters hosts Le Poème Harmonique in performance with a concert of vocal works by early composer Charles Tessier. Don’t be fooled if you’ve never heard the name; we hear he was big stuff back in his day! (3PM, $7 Students)

The MET Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall (Zankel). See members of the opera pit play works by Mozart and Gunther Schuller, conducted by James Levine. (5PM, $10 Student rush)

 The Boredoms at Terminal 5. Do you like the Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”? See the inspiration (Yoshimi, the Boredoms’ drummer) live. (7PM Doors/8PM Show, $25 advance/$30 day of show)


New York Auto Show at the Javits Center. If you’re into cars, this is your last weekend to check out what the auto companies have in store  for ’09 productions. Alas, perhaps one could reminisce about former street racing days on untrafficked roads before moving to Manhattan…(11AM-10:30PM – ends March 30th, $14)

The Armory Show at Pier 94. Contemporary art lovers should definitely not miss this showcase put together by some of the leading artists and dealers in the world. (Thursday-Saturday 12PM-8PM/Sunday 12PM-7PM, $10 Students)

Bridge Art Fair at The Waterfront. Contemporary Art Fair in Chelsea (occurring concurrently with the Armory Show) featuring more than 50 galleries showing off designers and artists from across the world. Featuring DJ Scotto at tonight’s opening reception. (Thursday 5-10PM, $25; Friday/Saturday 12-9PM, Sunday 12-7PM, $10)

Sing Into Spring Festival – Moment to Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Itching for some jazz? Special guest vocalist Kenny Washington croons throughout the weekend at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. (7:30PM and 9:30PM sets all weekend with 11:30 sets on Friday/Saturday, $31-50)




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  2. Antigone  

    Also: Sophocles's Antigone, Friday and Saturday nights, 8pm (also 2pm Saturday) at the Minor Latham Playhouse, Milbank Hall, Barnard. $2 for students with ID.

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    Sunset Rubdown was the most amazing experience! I'm desperately in love with Spencer Krug.

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