Weekend Arts & Entertainment

Along with our weekly music and art opening picks (not to mention the Big Art Group Takeover at Abrons), here are a few other activities you might want to check out on this action-packed weekend:

James Braly

Writer/performer/storyteller James Braly will preview his newest work-in-progress, Asylum, tonight and tomorrow night at Dixon Place.  Braly is best known for his successful one-man show, Life in a Marriage Institution, and for his ongoing hijinks at the famed story-telling joint, The Moth. Asylum is the (real-life?) story of a high school pothead who checks himself into the only place he can’t get high: a psychiatric hospital. $10. 8pm.

The Living Theatre is hosting the 2nd Annual NYC Anarchist Art Festival in conjunction with the NYC Anarchist Bookfair. They will present theater and performance art: Thur.-Sat., April 15-17, 8pm-2am; art, installations, and workshops: Sat., April 17, 11am-6pm; and the Anarchist Book Fair Afterparty, Sat., April 17, 11pm- 4am.

You can take part in a living installation/happening tonight when Michael Alan takes over ABC NoRio‘s gallery at 7:00pm. Bring your art supplies. $17 online, $20 at the door. Arrive at 6:00pm for a screening of artattack.

And on Sunday, Fancy Mag will host Fancy! Clip Party at The Delancey at 9pm. They write: We’ll be dishing non-stop weird and wonderful video clips from 9:00pm to 1:00am.  There’ll be plenty of rare music videos, off-beat movie trailers and the typical optical onslaught that you’ve come to expect.