arts 08.11.05


New York Changing
As we wrote yesterday, New York is always changing. And true to form, the exhibitNew York Changing has changed locations. It's now at the Museum of the City of New York July 26th-November 13th. This is the exhibit of Douglas Levere's photographs that match Berenice Abbott's photos of New York, frame by frame, but with a difference of over six decades.

Off the old blocks Mose Allison and the late Ozzie Davis, two talented chips perform this weekend at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen [Houston/Stanton] 212.477.4155. On Saturday at 9pm, Amy Allison (pictured, photo by D. Plakke) performs. She's got some pipes. And on Sunday night, 7pm, bluesman Guy Davis.

Open Bar
It's been said that 'cellar door' are the two most beautiful words in the English language. That's factually incorrect. They are, of course, 'open bar'. is a new website that performs a worthy service by providing weekly listings of opens bars.

Home Movie Day
We wrote recently about transferring your old home movies onto VHS or DVD. Along related lines, Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. [2nd ] 212.505.8181, is having their Third Annual Home Movie Day this Saturday. This looks like a lot of fun — get the details here.

Comic Novels
Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin (Penguin, $27.95)
Lord Vishnu's Love Handles by Will Clarke (Simon & Schuster, $23)
Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell (Thomas Dunne, $23.95)
Wake Up Sir
by Jonathan Ames (Scribner, $23)

Comic Comics
The sketch group Slightly Known People has a new show, "Pink Things & Ponies," playing every Saturday, 8pm, $5, at RiFiFi, 332 E. 11th [1st/2nd] 212.677.6309 this Saturday (and every Saturday through the end of September).


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