|Hitchcock's thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940) will be screened with a sharp print from the British Film Institute and introduced by film critic Andrew Sarris before both showings this Saturday and Sunday, 4pm, at the Museum of the Moving Image. After seeing so many gum-chewing 'stars' on the Golden Globes, it's a pleasure to watch a genuinely urbane group of actors at work.
Norwegian sensations Serena Maneesh hit Northsix (Fri) and Mercury Lounge (Sat). Bell Orchestre and Clogs bring their unique classical/rock hybrids to Bowery Ballroom (Sun)…Just announced: Art Brut at Bowery Ballroom 4/4 & 4/5
Chef Alex Ureña is back (he was at Suba and Blue Hill, among others), this time with his own place, Ureña, 37 E. 28th [Mad/Park] 212.213.2328. Expect modern Spanish cooking, with, perhaps inevitably, a strong influence of Ferran Adrià and El Bulli.
A new Albert Brooks movie is always cause for celebration. His new flick, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, opens tomorrow. If you haven't seen his work before, check out the DVDs "Mother" and "Defending Your Life."
Today from 9-5, Rena Lange, 730 5th [56th/57th] Suite 1000, is having a sample sale on fall and winter 2005 women's couture at up to 90% off wholesale…While supplies last, winter clothing and shoes up for kids at up to 50% off at Sons and Daughters, 35 Ave. A [2nd/3rd] 212.253.7797.
10-night Caribbean cruise, roundtrip from NYC, is $979 on the Norwegian Dawn, the Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship. Stops include St. Thomas, San Juan, and a Norwegian private island in the Bahamas. More info here.
At the incomparable Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Bklyn 718.624.2083, tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, Shostakovich Quartets, $35, call to reserve.
Fiona Apple's sister, Maude Maggart, seems to have time-traveled to us from another era. You can hear her preternaturally other-time-and-place voice at the Oak Room from January 31 to February 25.