arts 05.19.05


The excellent indie-emo rockers from Kansas, The Appleseed Cast, will be playing at NorthSix, 66 N. 6th [Kent/Wythe] Bklyn 718.599.5103, tomorrow night (along with Chin Up Chin Up), 9pm. $10.

Kites were flown in China over 2,000 years ago, more than enough reason for the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th [6th/7th] 212.650.5000, to host a kite-making workshop this Saturday from 2-4pm. Free with admission (kids under 12 get in free).

We'd bet that not only have you never been in the High Bridge Water Tower, you'd have trouble saying exactly where it is. The Urban Rangers are giving a tour this Sunday, 11am-12:30pm, and a chance to climb up the tower, which offers terrific views. Enter Highbridge Park at Amsterdram and 174th, walk east to the tower terrace. High Bridge, by the way, was the first bridge to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan, not the Brooklyn Bridge.

The creators of Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement (pictured, left) describe it as the kind of show Ed Sullivan would have presented if he had been an agoraphobic, somewhat delusional 35 year-old confined to his basement in Indiana. It's back for a run at P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave. [9th] 212.477.5288, starting tonight through May 29. Tickets are $15. But consider yourself warned.

A new offering from the New York Review Books, part of their series that brings unjustly neglected books back into print. A perfect example is The Singapore Grip by J. G. Farrell, set in Singapore, 1939. It's fabulous historical fiction. This Friday, 7pm, at Three Lives, 154 W. 10th [Waverly] 212.741.2069, the NY Review of Books celebrates the release with a reading from it by author John Banville, no slouch himself.
5 List: Outdoor Dining
Alma, 187 Columbia [Degraw] Bklyn 718.643.5400
Da Silvano, 260 6th [Bleecker/Houston] 212.982.2343
Elias Corner, 24-02 31st St. [24th Ave.] Qns 718.932.1510
Guastavino's, 409 E. 59th [1st/York] 212.980.2455
Pure Food and Wine, 54 Irving [17th/18th] 212.477.1010

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