–A man in Chinatown is on trial for going after his son with a meat cleaver, reports the Daily News. The boy, now 17, was trying to defend his mother during a domestic incident.
–A federal appeals court judge rejected Sheldon Silver’s attempt to keep documents that weren’t used in his corruption trial under wraps, reports Newsday. But an unnamed third party might be allowed to keep them secret.
–An art party in the Wu Room, the club in the basement of the Wyndham Chinatown Hotel? Oh, yes. The Times has photos.
–Flight of the Conchords is going on tour! They’re at Summerstage in Central Park July 24. Tickets are on sale now.
—Happening this weekend: Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola, James Marsden and Jim Jarmusch were among the stars celebrating the opening on the new Metrograph Theater Wednesday evening. The new cinema at 7 Ludlow St. opens tonight with screenings of “Taxi Driver” and “Purple Rose of Cairo.” Tomorrow evening Noah Baumbach introduces his “dream double feature” — Eyes Wide Shut and Babe: Pig in the City. You can reserve a seat online, although availabilities are scarce.