arts 05.13.04

MUGweekend

Music
Mad Horn Town mixes Delta blues, gospel, Dixieland, field hollers, with general three-horn bliss. Get yo' feet a-stompin' Saturday night at midnight when they play at the Living Room, 154 Ludlow [Stanton/Rivington] 212.533.7235. Hear one of their tunes, "Samson and Delilah," here .

Whiskey and Ribs
Hard for us to think of a better Saturday afternoon than working out which whiskey goes best with smoked pork ribs. That's what they'll be doing at LeNell's Wine & Spirit Boutique, 416 Van Brunt [Beard/Van Dyke] 718.360.0838 Red Hook, on May 15 at 3pm. Whiskeys featured include Thedford Bourbon and McKendrick Western Style American Whiskey. Free.

Theatre
One of the theatre's most talented playwrights, Jon Robin Baitz, has a new play in previews at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd [9th/10th] 212.279.4200. It's called "Chinese Friends" — it's the story of a father and son in 2025, and how politics flows down generations.

Humor
Illustrator Gary Baseman signs his new book Dumb Luck, The Art of Gary Baseman, this Saturday from 12:30-2pm at the MoMA Design Store, 81 Spring [Crosby] 646.613.1367.

Cabaret
In the Works is a new series featuring some of the city's top songwriters and performers. It premieres at Pink inside Club Black, 605 W. 55th [11th/12th] 212.582.8282, tomorrow and Saturday at 7pm. All seats $15 (plus one drink minimum). Call Smarttix at 212.868.4444 or go here for reservations.

Signing
Well-regarded author Bernice L. McFadden is on hand at Barnes and Noble, 675 6th [22nd] 212.727.1227, Friday from 7 to 8:30pm, to sign her new book Camilla's Roses (Dutton, $23.95). It's the story of a woman with cancer who confronts the past.

Art
Where is that location in our photo? While it's called "125th Street," it exists as depicted only in the imagination of Lars Fisk, whose new show exhibition opens on Saturday from 6-8pm at the Taxter & Spengemann Gallery, 505 W. 22nd [10th] 212.924.0212. One of the gallerists describes Mr. Fisk's work as the "glorification of the fake."
Walking Tour for People Who Aren't Big on Walking
On Saturday, from 2-3:45pm, Glowlab's One Block Radius takes a single city block and anatomizes it, using all kinds of approaches that demonstrate that this future site of the New Museum of Contemporary Art can be seen as a microcosm of NYC. It takes place at 95 Rivington, the block in question runs from Bowery to Chrystie and Stanton to Rivington. Not sure we've done this justice: it's a very cool project.


Houston Street (from 2012)

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