arts 09.7.18

Fall Preview Part 2
the skint

Japan Village is supposed to make its much-delayed, 20,000 square foot debut at Industry City this fall, an emporium of Japanese victuals that, with luck, will live up to its promise. But our attention is with a Japanese staple—rice—which will get top billing at JJ Johnson's Field Trip, 109 Lenox [115/116], scheduled to open this fall.

We're longtime fans of Mike Leigh (High Hopes, Life is Sweet, Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake), so the movie we're looking forward to most this fall is Peterloo, a drama about the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, when British forces fired on a large, pro-democracy (and peaceful) rally in Manchester. The Guardian newspaper was founded, in part, as a response to this terrible event. Watch the trailer here. Opens November 9.

The superb writer Rebecca Traister has a new book out October 2, titled Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, in which Traister makes the case that going all the way back to the suffragettes, focused outrage (so often dismissed as 'hysteria,' as recently as this past week) have produced real changes in American life.

Artist Arlene Shechet shakes things up in Madison Square Park with her installation of sculptures around the reflecting pool in a show called Full Steam Ahead, which the artist intends to be a playful outdoor sculpture court. Opening September 25.

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.

fri thru 1/5 (tues-fri 12-8pm, sat 10am-5pm, closed mon-tues): 'pink: the history of a punk, pretty, powerful color,' the museum at fit’s latest clothing exhibition, features 80 ensembles from the 18th century to present, with examples by designers christian dior, yves saint laurent, and many more. the museum at fit (chelsea), free admission.

sat + sun 10am-5pm: enjoy art in the park at the 46th annual gracie square art show, bringing paintings, photographs, and sculptures from more than 100 artists to carl schurz park (ues). free admission.

sat 12-7pm, sun 11am-4pm: browse 50,000 rare and vintage books, prints and photos from 100 dealers at the fifth annual brooklyn antiquarian book fair, which also includes talks (rsvp required) and an appraisal clinic (sun 11am-4pm, rsvp recommended). brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $10 adv / $15 door for saturday or a weekend pass, $5 adv / $10 door for sunday only.

sat 8pm: a procession of community-made giant lanterns resembling birds carrying suitcases, which were inspired by migration, will make its way through morningside park to columbia university for the seventh annual morningside lights. free.

sun 2pm + 7pm (+ 9/12): the sound of music (1965) comes back to select movie theaters for two days only. various movie theaters and prices.

sun 11am: tickets go on sale today for new york city center's 15th annual fall for dance festival (10/1-13), where 20 world-renowned dance companies will perform for just $15. note: these tend to sell out quickly.

sun 1-6pm: carnival rides, games, circus and sideshow performances, live music, a grow nyc stop 'n' swap, and food are all fair game at the annual west side county fair, returning to pier i in riverside park south (uws). free admission.

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