Weekend Guide

From the installation "Series of Vulnerable Arrangements—Voice and Wind (2009)" in the New Museum's Lobby Gallery

Along with our Weekend Music Picks, Nutcracker in the Lower at Abrons and the NORFOLKSNYC Holiday Co-op Market, here are a few more highlights from events happening on the Lower East Side this weekend:

Friday, Dec. 3

  • The Museum at Eldridge Street has extended their Friday hours. They write: We (now) offer new extended Friday hours from 10am to 3pm, with reflective music in our beautiful main sanctuary from 2-3pm. It’s the perfect way to end the work week and usher in the Sabbath. Another wonderful reason to visit Eldridge Street this winter: Our FREE Mondays from 10am to 5pm, which will warm away any cold-weather blues. $10 adults, $8 students/seniors; $6 children 5-18 // 12 Eldridge Street.
  • Make sure to catch Moisty the Snowman and all his friends at Dixon Place – bringing this hysterical original musical back to the stage after last year’s sold out run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Says Dixon Place, “It’s the tale of how, with enough tenacity and tinsel, one little gay snowman can make a difference of Christmas proportions.” Tickets: $20 (advance), $25 (door) // Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11 //  9:30pm // 161A Chrystie Street.

Saturday, Dec. 4

  • This month’s First Saturdays for Families at The New Museum will explore the installation “Series of Vulnerable Arrangements—Voice and Wind (2009)—a labyrinthine system of stacked venetian blinds, industrial fans, and scent atomizers that transforms the New Museum’s lobby gallery into an immersive experience.” FREE // 10am // 235 Bowery.
  • The midnight movie at the Sunshine this weekend is Black Christmas – For one ordinary, remote sorority house, the holiday season is going to bring an unwanted visitor, and many of the girls will be going home for Christmas—dead. Margot Kidder (Superman), Olivia Hussey (Romeo & Juliet) and Andrea Martin (SCTV) are among the students in danger; John Saxon leads the cops trying to close in on the enigmatic killer. $9.99 // Friday and Saturday at midnight // 143 E. Houston.

Sunday, Dec. 5

  • A bunch of great comedians will be at The Bowery Poetry Club on Sunday for Comedy Does Poetry: Does Comedy
    A Benefit for Bowery Arts & Science
    . They write: Witness the marriage of two alien art forms in Comedy Does Poetry Does Comedy, a benefit event to support Bowery Arts & Science programs at the Bowery Poetry Club. Join us for a night of artistic role-playing and watch what happens when funny people take poetry stuff and make funny-people stuff. Featuring David Cross, Sarah Vowel, Matt Cook and more. $75 ($35 tax-deductible) VIP Tickets: $150 ($80 tax-deductible), includes reserved seating and cocktails with the stars, 5:30 pm Bowery Poetry Club Cafe Seating: $25, LiveCast of the event // 6:30pm // 308 Bowery.