arts 07.29.04

MUGweekend

Movie
The 1954 sci-fi/monster flick "Them!" is still a creepy good time thanks to some ants exposed to radiation; they are not happy about it. It's playing at 4pm on Saturday at the American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th Street, Astoria, 718.784.0077.

Reading
Michael Cunningham (The Hours, A Home at the End of the World) reads from the latter tonight at SummerStage, 7pm.

Burlesque
Can a half-century of global tension inspire beautiful women to become ecdysiasts? That's the unhinged question posed by Cold War Burlesque, hosted by Nasty Canasta, starting at 9pm at Siberia, 356 W. 40th [9th] 212.333.4141 $8, no drink minimum.

Art
Starting tomorrow, Lee Bontecou gets her first major retrospective at MoMA QNS, through 9/27. The exhibition will include her sculptures, drawings, and suspended pieces, many of which have not been shown before.

Music
Reviewers often site the influence of the Smiths and the Zombies on the Pernice Brothers, but we're happy to take them on their own terms, if for Joe Pernice's voice alone. They're at Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston [1st/A] 212.260.4700, tonight, 10:30, $15.
Plan Ahead
Kiki & Herb fans, and you know who you are, are at Carnegie Hall for one night, September 19th. The certifiable Kiki, along with her pianist/enabler Herb, will perform a show called "Kiki & Herb Will Die For You." Tickets are available at 212.247.7800. More info here.

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