What is one to do with a warm spring weekend laying in wait? Along with our music picks, mentioned here, and the open studios at Abrons, here are a few more ideas:
Rooftop Films will be on the Open Road Rooftop with Hopelessly Devoted, a collection of romantic shorts about “the sacrifices and struggles we all endure for love.” The program will include the much-raved-about new short, I’m Here, by Spike Jonze. The evening will start with live music from Brooklyn band, Frances.// $10 // 8pm // Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School – 350 Grand St. //
You can catch the premier of Holy Rollers, based on the true story of Hasidic Jews smuggling Ecstasy in the late ’90s, at the Sunshine tonight. Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland, The Squid and the Whale) stars with Q-tip and Justin Bartha (The Hangover). Look for the cast to be on the red carpet as actors Danny Abeckaser and Jason Fuchs will be on hand with producers Jen Gatien and Per Mlita after the 7:20p screening. And following the premiere, Q-Tip and Bartha will be hosting the after-party at CV in the Hotel on Rivington, which is open to the public at midnight.
The New Museum‘s series, A Proposition, will feature art world mega-star Matthew Barney with a lecture tonight and in conversation tomorrow. Barney’s proposition will consider his current project in development: Ancient Evenings. As part of this program, Barney will share the storyboards for the seven-act performance and video sequences from acts that have already been performed.// Free for members, $8 General Public // Friday, 7PM: Initial proposition and lecture, Saturday, 12PM: Discussion with Dr. Michael K. Bartalos & Gabe Bartalos // 235 Bowery //
It’s your last chance to catch master story-teller James Braly‘s one-man show at Dixon Place. Read our interview with him and director Seth Barrish here. $15 // 161A Chrystie Street // 8pm //