|indie rock… Tonight: Oh My Rockness hosts the debut of Headless Horseman's Pianos residency! Saturday: The Young Friends play clean guitar jingle-jangle @ Cameo Gallery. Just Announced… 3/29: Klaxons. 4/20: PJ Harvey. 5/2 & 5/3: Peter Bjorn and John. 5/18: Fleet Foxes.
photography… Beyond, at Hasted Kraeutler, 537 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.627.0006, is an exhibition of Michael Benson's photographs of other-worldly places. He does it by using NASA images compiled from probes and satellites and then flooding the pixels so that they appear more like an assignment for Nat Geo—sumptuous captures from a far-flung travel photographer—and artist.
movies… Does anyone use the word 'slacker' any more? Well, maybe not, but director Aaron Katz uses the notion as a lining to his Cold Weather, set in Portland. The movie's hero, such as he is (an un-Sherlockian Sherlock Holmes fan), abandons his pursuit of a forensic science degree, returns home, but is roused into detective-mode (slacker-style) when an ex-girlfriend goes missing. At IFC.
design… Architect Simón Vélez, who makes bamboo look the most beautiful material in the world, discusses his recent work at Cooper Union's Great Hall on Thursday, February 24th, 7pm. Tickets, $15, can be purchased as of February 17th.
out of town… Find Old-Hollywood glamour for less than $100 a night in Acapulco: The vistas from the seaside Hotel Boca Chica are more South of France than south of the border, so it's no surprise that this was once a favorite away-from-it-all retreat for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. That was during Acapulco's heyday, which projects like the Boca Chica's recent three-year renovation are helping to revive. Read more.
‣ It's the Battle of the Boroughs at The Greene Space for five nights (over several months) as each borough shows off its musical chops.
‣ Watch and listen to the Photographers Lecture Series at ICP in person or online, streamed live. Next up: photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair on February 9th, 7pm.
‣ At the JCC on Thursday, February 10th, 7pm, Larry Cohler-Esses, assistant managing editor at The Forward and Mohamad Bazzi, former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday, discuss Objectivity in an Age of Partisanship. $15.
‣ Josh Ritter plays Terminal 5 on February 12th, 8pm, $25.
‣ At 92Y on Tuesday, 8pm, Columbia film professor Annette Insdorf moderates a panel that includes NY Times critic A.O. Scott and Molly Haskell as they discuss the upcoming 2010 Oscars.
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skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
thru sat: 90+ vintage clothing + textile dealers gather at the manhattan vintage clothing show. metropolitan pavilion, $15 admission with email signup (reg $20).
fri 7pm: alloy orchestra performs their original live score to the black pirate (1926), starring douglas fairbanks. wfc, free.
fri 7:30pm: john waters introduces a rare screening of the low-budget camp classic kitten with a whip (1964), starring the young ann-margret as an escaped juvenile delinquent. anthology, $9.
sat 11am-4pm: the winter jam festival provides fresh snow (more snow… hah!) so new yorkers can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities. free lessons! prospect park's nethermead, free.
thru 2/28: the 19th annual city bakery hot chocolate festival features a different flavor every day this month. this week: banana peel, cinnamon, espresso, tropical, caramel, super bowl. $5/cup.