arts 07.24.08

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Tonight at the Times Center, a screening of Man on Wire, and a discussion with Philippe Petit, director James Marsh, and moderator Dick Cavett… Beer and cheese pairing, and two hours sailing the Hudson from Sail NYC

indie rock…Friday: Black Kids bring the buzz to Santos Party House, a buzzy new venue. Saturday: Actress/singer Zooey Deschanel and non-actor/musician M. Ward are She and Him. See them tear alt-folk up at Terminal 5. Just Announced…8/30: Sonic Youth. 11/8 & 11/9: The Mountain Goats & Kaki King

dance… A premiere of Elements by Keigwin + Company, July 28-August 1, four performances at the Joyce—suites inspired by earth, fire, air, and water, with music from everyone from Mozart to Patsy Cline.

movies… At Anthology Film Archives this Saturday, Back to Normandy (Retour en Normandie) about director Nicolas Philibert's relationship 30 years ago with the local villagers cast in a movie for which he was a young assistant director and, on his return, his experiences of time, memory, and human nature.

art…Last chance to see The Future As Disruption at The Kitchen, a potent mix of science fiction and the arts, with work such as Jonah Freeman's 1986.

swing dancing… "An all-night costumed 1940s dance ball, with live swingin' sounds by two authentic big bands, re-bopin' DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves, awesome aerial artistry, dazzling dance numbers, blazing burlesque and performance art to make you swoon. Plus: stilt walkers, fire performers, cigarette girls…" This Saturday night, details here.

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