Guide to the Weekend: Spring Weather, Summer on the Horizon Edition

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Crawl from the pub to show yourself beneath finally sunny skies.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Gen Art Film Festival

Premiers begin 7:30pm and after-parties 10pm, The Visual Arts Theatre 333 West 23rd Street btw 8th and 9th Avenues (212-255-7300)

Springtime in New York inevitably means film festivals. This one kicks off the season with some pretty impressive-sounding showings. Check out the website for details.

Price: $30 for non-Gen Art members

A New President Takes Command: FDR’s First Hundred Days

Daily 10am-6pm, The New York Historical Society Central Park West near 76th St

Memories and records from FDR’s first hundred days are on display, offering some perspective on today’s issues.

Price: Free with CUID

Friday and Saturday


Friday 12-8pm and Saturday 10am-5pm, Fashion Institute of Technology Museum 7th Ave at 27th St

A visual history of fashion’s constant foray into the tempting and exciting will be on display at the FIT museum.

Price: Free


Kool Keith as Dr. Octagon vs. Dr. Doom

Friday 9pm, The Gramercy Theater

The classic, the renowned, and the multiple-personalitied Kool Keith will be performing as both Dr. Octagon and Dr. Doom live.

Price: $21

Kaiju Big Battel

Friday 9pm, 261 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

Professional wrestling meets a cosmic war of the gods.

Price: $20

A Hard Days’ Night (1964)

Friday 12am, Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 E Houston Street

Celebrate the end of midterms, the beginning of spring, or just the end of a hard Friday with the Beatles in a screening of their 60’s classic.

Price: $12.50


National Tartan Day Parade

Saturday 2pm, 6th Ave between W44th St and W 58th St

Scots, people of Scottish descent and anyone else who wants to celebrate Scotland can come, and enjoy!

Price: Free

Mister Saturday Night

Saturday 10pm, Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (212.584.5492)

Afrika Bambaataa headlines this party in honor of the funky beats he pioneered. Say his name out loud a few times and you’ll get a sense of what kind of music to expect.

Price: $15/$10 with RSVP to [email protected]

Pillowfight NYC 2009

Saturday 3-4pm, 26 Wall Street

Have pent-up frustrations? Pent-up energy? A pitiful pillow? Go to New York City’s giant pillow fight where anyone and everyone is welcome.

Price: Free!

Bishop Allen

Saturday 8pm, Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St

The Brooklyn born, Indie underdog that has been entertaining fans and eluding the limelight for a few years now is performing again in Manhattan.

Price: $15

Greenwich Village Spring Bar Tour

Saturday 1-9pm, 151 Bleecker St

Wander from one bar to the next in a 12 bar long pub crawl that will be bustling with New Yorkers from every corner of the city celebrating cheap beers and warm weather.

Price: $10 with two canned goods, $15 without

Check-in: The Red Lion from 1-6pm


Bishop Allen

Sunday 8pm, Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St

The Brooklyn born, Indie underdog that has been entertaining fans and eluding the limelight for a few years now is performing again in Manhattan.

Price: $15


Sunday 9pm, Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza

The famed UK Producer/Rapper/Singer is going to be live with his full repertoire of pop/rap/rock/electronica/blues/punk smorgasbord of jams.

Price: $35

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  1. What's up  

    with not posting about a Columbia senior directing an off-Broadway show?? Unimpressive on-campus shows I can understand, but seriously?

    Unexpectedly Dancing in Boise at the Producer's Club (44th btw 8th and 9th) is almost sold out for Friday and Saturday, so buy your ticket online (before 5PM either day) or show up at 6 when the box office opens downtown.

  2. lol  

    well done switching computers 2 and 3!

    • Nice try  

      being a speculative asshole, but we're not the same person.

      Anyway, I (#2) once did a show under Molly's direction, and I'm just glad for her success.

      (Plus, I don't think Little Shop of Horrors – to which #1 was referring – was unimpressive, but that's beside the point.)

  3. bishop allen  

    is playing at music hall of williamsburg tomorrow, not bowery ballroom

  4. yay molly

    go see her show!

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