LES Film Festival Announces Lineup

LES Film Festival Curators Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis, along with fellow festival directors Roxy Hunt and Tony Castle.

The L.E.S. Film Festival has announced a fun lineup for its 2012 program, touting big name directors like Abel Ferrara and big screen talent like Willem Dafoe, Dolly Parton and Dustin Lance Black. The local festival, now in its second year, focuses on low-budget film-making and requires submissions to be made for under $200,000.

Two Boots Holds Second Annual Mardi Gras Ball for LES Girls Club

Two Boots is presenting The Second Annual Mardi Gras Ball in honor of The Lower Eastside Girls Club tonight at Le Poisson Rouge.  This just in – Susan Sarandon &  Luis Guzman will be crowned Queen and King of the Mardi Gras Ball.  The evening will include live music from New Orleans musicians “Loose Marbles,” Hungry March Band, Guest Star Laura Cantrell, a ping pong tournament, live art, a krewe costume contest and dancing all night long – all curated by the MC Murray Hill. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Girls Club. $25 // 7p-12a // 158 Bleeker Street.