arts 04.3.15

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movies The Hand That Feeds is a documentary, opening tomorrow, about the undocumented workers who fought back against an UES cafe where abuse was the order of the day… Douglas Sirk directed the inimitable Imitation of Life, starring Lana Turner and Susan Kohner; a restored print is being screened now at Film Forum.

talk Five local innovators speak for ten minutes each at the second annual 5x10 talks, Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm. Some early-bird tickets are still available at $50. After that, it's $75. Proceeds go to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership's free community events.

theater The acclaimed Public Theater production of Fun Home is now in previews on Broadway. It's the musical version of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel of the same name—with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron—a memoir about a lesbian daughter, her closeted father and, as Bechdel's subtitle has it, "a family tragicomic."

art At Gallery Henoch, 555 W. 25th [10th/11th] 917.305.0003, At the Auction, paintings by the venerable Daniel Greene in the auction house and in the subway.

Works by Otto Dix, George Grosz and Georg Scholz and others are part of the exhibition at Ubu Gallery, 416 E. 59th [1st/Sutton Pl.] 212.753.4444, Street Life: Weimar Works on Paper 1918-1933.

music Sufjan Steven's new album, Carrie & Lowell, is a devastating inhabitation of, and meditation on, grief. Painful, beautiful, brilliant.

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 7, 8pm: filmmaker noah baumbach will do q+a (7pm) and an introduction (8pm) for screenings of while we were young at bamcinématek. $14 general, $10 students/seniors.

sat 12pm: photographer and author arlene alda discusses her new book, just kids from the bronx: telling it the way it was: an oral history, in which she interviewed 60+ bronx natives such as carl reiner, neil degrasse tyson, and grandmaster melle mel. the bronx museum, $10 admission includes lunch.

sat 3pm: thousands of feathers fly at the annual pillow fight day, a great excuse to swing by (or flee from) washington square park. free.

sat 5-11pm: this month's free first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the 'basquiat: the unknown notebooks' exhibition with an evening of live music, dance, performance, and film. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission.

sun 10am-4pm: fifth avenue near st. patrick's cathedral fills with fantastically festive fashions for the annual easter parade and easter bonnet festival.

weekends: the brooklyn flea returns to the outdoors for the season: fort greene flea (sat 10am-5pm), smorgasburg east river state park (sat 11am-6pm), and smorgasburg brooklyn bridge park's pier 5 (sun 11am-6pm). note: the williamsburg flea will return sundays in may. free admission.

thru 4/12: the museum of the moving image screens a 3-d remastered wizard of oz (1939). $12 general, $9 students/seniors.

thru 9/7: 'gustav klimt and adele bloch-bauer: the woman in gold', the neue galerie's new exhibition, explores the relationship between the artist and one of his key subjects and patrons with paintings, drawings, photographs, archival material and more. $20 (free first fridays 6-8pm).


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