arts 07.19.12

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Follies, Frisell, and Film Noir

The great guitarist Bill Frisell plays John Lennon at Le Poisson Rouge, August 2nd, 7:30 and 10:30pm shows.

The Bartender's Garden: Cocktails from the Greenmarket is a class taught by Jenn Smith at Astor Center, 8/8, 6:30pm, $69, only a few places remaining.

If you'd rather have your cocktails come to you, check out Booze Carriage, which promises beer, wine, and spirits delivered in under an hour, no fees or markups.

La Mano Pottery, 110 W. 26th [6th/7th] 212.627.9450, has classes and workshops, and it also has a show on premises of architectural pottery by Robert Pesce and paintings of architecture by Diane Waller.

Singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind (say that three times fast) plays Joe's Pub on 7/25, $15.

This Saturday, 10am-2:30pm, McCollum Interiors, 320 E. 95th [1st/2nd] 212.868.0943, hosts a free decorative painting workshop with Giancarlo Sagasti, who touts the benefits of lime-based paint and plaster and demonstrates decorative finishes. Light lunch provided. RSVP.

Classic, if low budget, noir film Detour is screened at ICP tonight, 6pm.

art How humans, art, and machines relate to each other is anatomized in the just-opened Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum. 'Artists, writers, and visionaries' are part of the mix of this ambitious show that occupies three floors of the museum. (Our main image today is from this show).

sculpture Architectural follies were once a way for the rich to show their whimsical side, allowing an imaginative pavilion or building on a part of the property to express the love of form over function. Modern whimsy: Socrates Sculpture Park had a folly competition and the winning design, by architects Jerome Haferd and K Brandt Knapp, is now installed there.

theater Another sort of Follies, the Broadway kind, takes 1971 technology back to the future. The short version: the original cast album of the storied Sondheim musical, which has, arguably, the greatest score of any show, was a disaster: mercilessly cut to fit onto a single disc, and an epic technical fail. Nothing to be done about the cutting since the vaults had no additional material. But: there were pristine masters waiting for a remix, which they have now had. And the results are show-queen nirvana—proof that you're gonna love tomorrow. The limited release by Kritzerland of 1,500 copies is available to order ($19.98), and they're going fast.

soundwalk Stillspotting nyc: staten island is an audio walking tour by sound artist Justin Bennett and poet Matthea Harvey. It's called Telettrofono and it's presented by the Guggenheim, July 21-22, July 28-29, and August 4-5; tickets are $12.

spaces The Historic Districts Council has another cool Secret Lives Tour, this time of Grand Central, on Wednesday, August 15th, 10am. You'll get the inside dope from Metro North's Dan Brucker on the public spaces and visit closed-off areas, such as FDR's train platform and the sub-basement, which Hitler targeted to destroy in 1942! $100

Union Square (from 2010)

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