Just because activities have calmed down here on campus in observance of approaching finals, it doesn’t mean that New York City isn’t still popping!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Con Film Festival
Film Forum, 209 W Houston St (212.727.8110)
This series of cinematic odes to the bad guy will feature classic takes on criminals and their sexy dangerous lives. Escape from Alcatraz and Riot in Cell Block 11 will be notable features.
Friday and Saturday
Worshiping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., The Onassis Cultural Center 645 Fifth Ave. (212-486-4448)
Just in time for those CC/Lit Hum finals, this exhibit promises to challenge standard opinions of the age. 150 rare archaeological objects make their debut in this exhibit.
Mono + Wordless Music Opera
Friday 8 p.m., New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th Street (212-874-5210)
Japanese electric and a hybrid orchestra combine to bring a night of music to New York that no one will soon forget. The repertoire includes whirlpools of sound and velvety smooth sections of pure and blissful noise; check your expectations at the door.
Graffiti and Break Battle
Saturday 12-5 p.m., Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Dr
The nations top graffiti artists go head-to-head, creating live art for the chance to compete in the Oakland, California finals later this year. Simultaneously, NYC’s best break-dancers face off for a chance at cash prices. It’ll be a pretty bad-ass way to procrastinate.
Homebase IV Opening
Saturday 12-8 p.m., 232 East Broadway
This former medical facility turns into an artistic and cultural hub this weekend, featuring the work of artists from a variety of countries and cultures. It will become a place of vibrant cultural programming and will certainly be worth getting acquainted with.
Sunday 4 p.m., Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (212.414.5994)
Since 2005, the popular NYC takedown events have taken on everything from chili to bacon. This weekend, vegetarians can finally participate in this classic mass orgy of flavor. Attendees are allowed to judge, so bring your appetites and help determine the first vegetarian winner!