Molli and Max in the Future opens the 13th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival

Here are a few suggestions for local happenings that are on our radar:

  • ICP partners with the Brooklyn Rail for an online conversation about their current exhibition, Face to Face: Portraits of Artists on Friday, April 21st at 1pm. Face to Face curator Helen Molesworth and artists Tacita Dean, Brigitte Lacombe, and Catherine Opie join Rail Art Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for the discussion.
  • Think!Chinatown, with the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institue host a roundtable talk on April 24th at 6pm with elected officials, community activists, and urbanists to discuss next steps for neighborhood planning. This event is in tandem with their current photo exhibit, “A Place for Us.”
  • The Museum at Eldridge Street hosts a free discussion, on May 2nd at 6:00pm, about “Iconic New York Jewish Food,” with author June Hersh to celebrate the publication of her new book. Niki Russ Federman (co-owner of Russ & Daughters) and the program’s moderator Rozanne Gold (four-time James Beard award-winning chef and author) will share their unique and personal New York food stories about the city’s culinary legacy.
  • This year’s 13th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival kicks off opening night with the New York premiere of Molli and Max in the Future, the sci-fi romantic comedy directed by Michael Lukk Litwak on Thursday, May 4th at 8:30 pm followed by a Q&A with Litwak and the full cast. An opening Night Party to follow at the legendary Bowery Electric at 10:00 pm offering an open beer and wine bar with live performances by Charlie Blasberg and the Immortals. 
  •  The Arts Center at Governors Island opens on Saturday May 6th featuring exhibitions that explore a range of ideas and media with an emphasis on site-specific projects that take the Art Center’s unique location into consideration. 
  • Lower East Side History Month returns for its tenth year of celebrating the arts, culture and history of the neighborhood. Over 70 Lower East Side cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents will host a variety of public events, exhibits, tours, and festivals throughout the month of May.

Find more local events on our calendar and submit your own HERE.