arts 09.15.05

MUGWeekend

Film
9th annual digital film festival Resfest starts tonight.

"Hard Goodbyes: My Father" (pictured, top) opens tomorrow. It's the story of a young boy, the pact with his father to watch the first moon landing together, and what happens when the father can't keep his promise. Website.

Video
Video installation by Dara Friedman opens tonight at The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th [10th//11th] 212.255.5793.

Non-Fiction
We've been looking forward to this one, now in bookstores: What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen by Eric Weiner (Little, Brown $27.95).

Web Surfing
Two new food sites: Snack and The Nibble.

Kids
Moscow Cats Theatre: 20 cats, 2 dogs, 8 clowns. Some people's idea of purgatory, perhaps, but kids should love it. Starts Saturday.

Shopping
Up to 80% off children's clothes from Kidini, today and tomorrow 9:30-7, Saturday 9:30-2pm, at Soho Dance Studio, 598 Bway [Houston] 917.653.3643

Liz Lange Upstairs, a discount outlet, has opened on Madison.

Music
Redder Records' indie rock showcase (part of CMJ) this Friday at Trash Bar , 256 Grand [Driggs/Roebling] Williamsburg, doors open at 7pm. $8 for an open bar between 9-10.

Art
Commissioned billboards by three major artists — Alex Katz (detail of his Give Me Tomorrow pictured, bottom), Gary Hume, and Lisa Sanditz — on East 4th Street, Houston, and Canal. Details.

Head's Up
Nada Surf (pictured, middle) has a new CD and they'll be at Bowery Ballroom on 10/6 and 10/7.

The witty essayist David Rakoff (Fraud) has a new book called Don't Get Too Comfortable (Doubleday, $22.95) out next week. He'll be reading at Three Lives on 9/20 at 7pm. Watch a video preview of the book here.
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Katrina Relief
This Sunday, 5pm to midnight, NYC Loves NOLA at Acme Bar and Grill, money goes to the Red Cross.


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