Happenings: This Weekend in NYC

A great list of events for our NYC residents and guests. Thanks to the Velvet List.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Wed Dec 12, 2001

Thursday Dec 13

ART HEALS BENEFIT
Twin Towers Orphan Fund Raiser. w/Peter Halley, Alexei
Hay, Brigitte Lacombe, Matt Jones, etc.
Cocktails, etc., 6:3010:30pm. Live Auction, 8pm
Eyebeam Atelier, 540 West 21st Street (10th & 11th)
RSVP: 212 564 5450
*We hear Jennifer Aniston's chopped liver ass-prints
of Brad are to die for, and Fred Schnieder can whip up
a rocklobster cod piece that would turn any room in
Chelsea into a "Love shack", but Sela Ward? Who the
fuck are you? My bodega deli guy's got more celebrity
draw, and there's probably more art going into his egg
sandwich than any celeb piece. Nevertheless, it sounds
like an irresistibly laugh-at/not-with good time.
Plus, there's work from real artists in addition to
the celebs who have strong-armed their overworked
assistants to take a break from their hectic vicadin
prescription refilling and jimmy-choo-related corn
removal schedule, into ghost-sculpting some play-do.
$50 is the, ahem, suggested donation.


SEAMUS HEANEY, DEREK WALCOTT, ET AL
Joseph Brodsky Reading, 6.30pm
Peter Lewis Theater, Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave.
*Walcott delivers wordscapes while, backstage, Heaney
takes a deep spasmodic draft from some secret flask,
and staggers onto the stage, drunk with grief. We
blame it on Ted Hughes.


FRIDAY Dec 14


BOUNCE, RHIZOME REMIX
Monthly Event, 7-10pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts, at the Grand Concourse
718 681 6000
* The Bronx Museum and the Net-heads at Rhizome throw
together charming interpretive recreations of
everyone's favorite scenes from that Gwynnie & Ben's
last filmic tour-de-force. Once every last drip of hip
left PS1, it now seems to be all about the Bronx.

WELCOME TO THE PLAYGROUND OF THE FEARLESS
Reception, 6-11pm
Entropy, 90 N 11th St (Wythe-Berry)
Info: 718 486 7009
* The playground of the fearless. First task: to have
sex with several filthy tramps on a piss stained
mattress. All at once. It's a new gallery in the
former Deitch Brooklyn space.


Saturday December 15

ALPHA FLIGHT
Reception and Event, 12-6pm
John Connelly Presents, 526 West 26th, # 1023
*This show includes the likes of Sissy
so-ugly-she's-cool Kardel, so expect the Paper-quality
hipsters trying to be sheik. We could be harsh, but
this is the season of goodwill.

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