arts 02.12.13

5 Arts Events

THE MORNING LINE The Five Borough Ballot, from City&State and City Limits, tracks voters in a location in each of the boroughs from now until November.

We have four pair of tickets to give away to a film screening that's not open to the public. It's a music documentary called The Sea In Between by Mason Jar Music, a creative collective of cinematographers, directors, producers, and musicians who all live in a house in Ditmas Park. The documentary tracks the driving force, Josh Garrels, and the week spent on Mayne Island, family in tow, and the dozen live collaborative performances recorded there. Check out the trailer here.

The screening is tomorrow night, 2/13, 7pm, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel theater. If you'd like to enter to win a pair of tickets, email us here, put Screening in the subject, and don't forget to include your name in the body of the email. We'll do a random drawing today at 1pm and contact you if you're one of the winners.

As always timed for Westminster Dog Show week, Mascot Studio, 328 E. 9th [1st/2nd] 212.228.9090, has their 14th annual Dog Show, where there are oils, acrylics, and prints of man's best friend. You'll find delights by one of our favorite watercolorists, Anne Watkins, whose work is pictured here. Opening reception is February 14, 7-9pm.

Speaking of favorites, the endlessly talented choreographer Jody Oberfelder throws "a big party to celebrate the heart" on Valentine's Day. Performances and film installation will take place in four rooms of Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette [Walker/White]—with singers, dancers, and burlesque galore. Details [PDF]

At RH Gallery, 137 Duane [Church/W. Bway] 646.490.6355, tomorrow night, 6-9pm, the opening reception for Single Fare 3, a show of environmentally-friendly paintings on recycled Metrocards. Pictured: actress Olivia Wilde by artist Hilary Schmidt.

Tonight at Le Poisson Rouge, the Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball, a benefit for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. King and Queen for the night: ?uestlove and Cyndi Lauper.

Karen Russell, the author of Swamplandia!, returns with a memorably off-kilter collection of short stories in Vampires in the Lemon Grove.

Calling Me Home, by Julie Kibler, is a debut novel about an interracial relationship, alternating between present day and the 1930s.

Sure, you can poke fun of Nigella Lawson's hyperarticulated love/food/sex tropes but what can we say? We can never get enough of La Lawson. Her new book, Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes, is as the subtitle suggests.

There aren't many thriller writers alive that have the knack of Alex Berenson. His latest in the John Wells series, The Night Ranger, promises an exciting ride.

Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?
What the what now? A conspiracy wallow by Jim Marrs from publisher William Morrow. If ancient aliens wanted to hide, why go with the 1%? Couldn't you mix in better with the 99%? Perhaps the book will explain that, among much else.

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