Weekend Arts & Entertainment

Ben Allison, who will be perfoming Sunday at Abrons via Carnegi Hall's Neighborhood Concerts series.

Along with our weekly music picks, here are a few other enticing activities happening in the hood this weekend:

Bassist Ben Allison, who will be perfoming Sunday at Abrons via Carnegi Hall's Neighborhood Concerts series.

Writer Patrick Pacheco will be on hand for a Q&A after the 7:30p screening of Waking Sleeping Beauty tonight at the Sunshine CinemaThe documentary captures a tumultuous time period for the Walt Disney animation studios during the mid-80’s, with trenchant behind-the-scenes footage (including that of a young Tim Burton at work) documenting their comeback. Read Ernest Hardy‘s review in the Village Voice here.

Puppet Blok, a self-titled “commune for installation art, animation, traditional and non-traditional puppetry, mask, music, film, commedia, and other extraordinary art forms,” will be at Dixon Place tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. Fireside Puppet Chats hosted & curated by pupeteer Kate Brehm will take place before the show in the Lounge at 6:30pm. $12.

Underground at the Abrons will present Jeremy Wade and Pete Drungel as they team up for The Whirling Visitation, an “hallucinogenic amalgam of music, text and movement referencing dissonant mystic whispers, new age alien transgression, epileptic trance at twilight, psychedelic oblivion, believe it or not, guided visualizations into the unknown, and the fairy tale occult.” Tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm. $10/$15 at the door.

Jazz basist Ben Allison (pictured above) will perform a FREE concert at Abrons Arts Center as part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts series. Sunday at 3pm.

Enjoy your weekend!