My top 10 choices are as follows, not necessarily in any particular order:
10) Union Docs, Last Summer at Coney Island: Benefit Preview Screening
As their website says, "In recognition of Coney Island’s newest amusement park opening Memorial Weekend, we’re hosting a benefit preview screening of JL Aronson’s upcoming documentary, Last Summer at Coney Island. We will screen a 93 minute fine cut version of the documentary. The film will be going to festivals soon but needs to raise money first to pay for all the archival imagery and music licensing. Last Summer is a thorough rendering of Coney Island’s roller coaster relationship with redevelopment, focusing on the last few years as the City, a private developer and the public all wrestled over the future of this legendary amusement destination. This is an important film about an important place and what better weekend to support it?" RSVP to email@example.com to confirm your seat.
Union Docs is located at 322 Union Ave., in Williamsburg, off the Lorimer L stop.
- Sunday, May 30th at 7:30pm
- Suggested $9-20 sliding scale donation
- Filmmaker JL Aronson present to discuss this project after the screening, along with beer, hot dogs, candy apples and merriment.
It's Parade of Teeny Tiny Floats with a Big Bangin' Community Brass band through the streets of Dumbo to kick off the Toy Theater Festival. The parade will end at St. Ann's Warehouse, where there will be an opening reception (4 PM to 7 PM) for the Toy Theater Festival's Temporary Toy Theater Museum. Floats will be displayed in the lobby of the Warehouse for the duration of the afternoon. (38 Water St, DUMBO, BK, 3pm-4pm, FREE)
8) Oh! You Pretty Things: KILLER QUEENS
Michael T, Benjamin Ickies, Shien Lee & Twig the Wonderkid present a musical homage to the brilliant talents of Queen, Roxy Music and David Bowie + Fashion Shows, Burlesque & Live DJs in a FabRock and Roll Dance Party. MC: NC Shuva. LIVE MUSIC: This Ambitious Orchestra (12:30 & 1:30), Michael T and the Vanities (11:30), Judas Priestess: America's All-Girl Tribute to Judas Priest (10:30), .357 Lover (9:30), Sorceress (8:30). FASHION SHOWS (12:30): Berit New York, Renee Masoomian, John Ashford. Late-Nite BURLESQUE: The Flying Fox, Nasta Canasta. GLAMTASTIC DJs: Twig the Wonderkid , Keanan Duffty [Slinky Vagabond], Dj Patrick , Kelle Calco [Colored Boys]. Spin: Glam Rock, Glam Punk and Glam Goth. Hosts: Kayvon Zand, Laura Rebel Angel, Lady Valtronic, Allure. Glam Make-overs: Miss Jayme Jennings. Photo booth: Steven Rosen Photography. Door: Thomas Onorato. Dress Code: Regal, Queenly, Foxy-Roxy, Leather Stache Gay Daddy channeling Freddie Mercury or Rob Halford, Brain Eno asexual fantasies, Ziggy Stardust or Thin White Duke [72-76] Roxy Music Cocktail "space lounge" Chic, Victorian, Futurist, Glam Punk Trash.
- The Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St, 8pm-4am, $15
6) Body & Soul (Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St between Third and Fourth Aves; 212-353-1600, websterhall.com; 6pm; $30, advance tickets $20). Joe Claussell, François K and Danny Krivit deliver what their fans expect: deep and soulful house, classics and Afro-Latin rhythms.
5) Movie Night at Glasslands Gallery
This should be an awe-inspiring first annual animation screening. Enjoy a cold beer and relax as you watch amazing creatives unleash their power. In case you didn't know already, you most likely will not have to attend work the next day so stay late and delve into exciting conversations with your local artists. Featured Filmmakers include Alisa Stern & Peter Ahern, Andrew Hess, Bill Plympton, David Sheahan, Drew Henkels, Jacob Reinstein, James Buran, Jeffrey P. Martell, and Julia Pott. (Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent, Wburg, BK, 8pm, $5)
4) Perez Hilton Saves the Universe
As the website describes, the musical comedy "explores a normal day in the life of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Well, were it not for the plans of evil Islamic terrorists and Kathy Griffin. Throughout the course of the day, Perez must wrestle with the demons of love, ego and celebrity, all whilst saving Los Angeles from an imminent nuclear disaster."
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette St between Astor Pl and E 4th St; 212-539-8563, joespub.com; 9:30pm; $20)
3) Sunday Best, Dance Party
3pm – 9pm
$8 before 4pm with RSVP@sundaybestnyc.com
$8 tickets available at Resident Advisor
3) Le Cirque Feerique Dance Performance
Step right up to the golden tent! With Le Cirque Feerique, Company XIV will delight and amaze, as they re-imagine your favorite childhood fairy tales as only Austin McCormick and his exquisite troupe can. Don't miss this Baroque confection for all ages, a magical menagerie of opera, dance, theatre and opulent design. McCormick incorporates a myriad of dance styles, fusing Baroque, classical ballet, flamenco, ballroom, contemporary partnering and Indian dance, along with contemporary movement.
The show includes an array of music, including pieces by Vivaldi, Aphex Twin, Lady Gaga and Bizet, and features a special guest, the Charites Baroque Opera Trio. This lush extravaganza includes classic fairy tales such as Charles Perrault's Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Princess and the Pea, The Brothers Grimm's The Fisherman and His Wife, Munro Leaf's Ferdinand the Bull and more. (thru 6/8, Saturdays 2PM and 7PM, Sundays 2PM and 5PM, Company XIV 303 Bond Theatre, 303 Bond St @ Union st, $30)
2) Donnell Rawlings, Comedy
He’s most recognizable as Ashy Larry on
1626 Broadway (between 49th and 50th Sts)
Midtown West | Map
N, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St | Directions
1) Freak Nasty, Erotic Poetry
May 30, 2010
Doors @ 7 PM
Freak Nasty is our Quarterly Erotic Poetry show, We hand pick the best of the best erotic poets and performers. Each event the line up is a little different but, Freak Nasty promises to please you right down to the core, every single time...this event is for the grown and sexy.
Wherever I end up, I am enjoying this sprawling Memorial Day weekend!!