Guide to the Weekend: Dying of the Light edition

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It’s your last weekend before the autumnal equinox, and apparently a beauty–time to store up some sunlight before your skin gets slack and pallid! Here are our picks for events around town; for on-campus stuff, refer to the handy sidebar to the right.

leaves Friday and Saturday

Manhattan Cask Ale Festival

noon – midnight

Chelsea Brewing Company (Pier 59, Chelsea Piers, 212.336.6440)

Over 45 brewed beer casks, and BBQ. Pay as you go.

New York City Short Film Festival

Showtimes at noon and 8PM on Friday and Saturday

Choose from a smorgasbord of films adapted for your 21st-century attention span. And only 20 blocks south!

Price: $11


The New York City Spelling Bee

8Pm. Housing Works Bookstore Café

An adult-friendly spelling bee! You know because of the cash bar.

Lawrence of Arabia at Film Forum

Showtimes: 2:00, 7:00 pm.

209 W Houston St, Below 14th St.


Adult: $10.00; Child: $5.00; Senior: $5.00

Earnest Sewn Jeans Sample Sale

Women’s jeans for $75 (reg. $198), denim skirts for $60 (reg. $198), men’s for $75 (reg. $210)

Sept. 20-28, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

831 Washington St., b/t Gansevoort & Little West 12th Sts. (212-242-3414).

Saturday and Sunday

Queens County Fair

11am – 6pm, Queens County Farm Museum

You know you need to re-grow your soul a little bit with some honest-to-god livestock and pie and other farmy things. Besides, when else are you going to go to Queens?

After Nature at the New Museum of Contemporary Art

Closing Sunday!

235 Bowery at Prince St.

Get thee downtown for visions of apocalyptic beauty.

Goth Glamour at the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum

Closing Sunday!

Seventh Ave. at 27th St.

See the inescapable high school clique reimagined as…haute couture?


Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night at MoMA

Opens Sunday, closes January 5, 2009

Starry Night times a million!

Coney Island Circus Sideshow

Sideshows by the Seashore

1208 Surf Ave (at 12th St)

Coney Island, Brooklyn

Tickets: $7.50

Self explanatory…

Democracy in America: Convergence Center at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Ave, 212.616.3930)

In celebration of the election year, Creative Time and the Nation Institute have organized Democracy in America: The National Campaign, a performance and installation art exhibit on current politics and stuff.


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  1. after nature  

    was fucked up.

  2. You guys  

    literally ruin everything. I tell one person about a cool event and you tell everyone when you have no plans about really attending. Guys, are you depressed? What are your motives behind asserting your dominance over other people. Can't we just enjoy the weekends together? No, we can't. You must take the plans of others and act as if you've known about it all along. It really helps that the event is a niche event, so most people don't know what it is, and you offer no explanation. I'm glad we can all feel better about the bwog staff thinking they know the "fun" things to do in nyc, when in reality they only leave campus for sure things. I feel odd in that I'm sure I know more hipster spots in NYC than the actual hipsters at columbia. Well, enjoy not knowing what you're endorsing. Cheers, and seriously loosen up.

  3. uhhh

    what's wrong with "pallid" skin, hmm? fair skin all the way!

  4. wow  

    someone is obviously really insecure. sorry that your one source to coolness, knowing the "in" spots, is becoming well-known.

  5. yah

    Is it bad that I first read that as "black and palin"??

  6. seriously  

    everyone who's anyone knows about these events. you're not special.

  7. the first  

    Teach For America deadline is tonight! Apply now!

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