movies ‣ Submarine, a coming-of-age comedy/drama opening tomorrow, is notable as the first narrative feature film of Richard Ayoade.
At Film Forum beginning June 8th, One Lucky Elephant, a documentary about Flora, an African elephant, the circus producer who adopts her, their bond, and issues of captivity.
This weekend at Museum of the Moving Image, Making Movies in New York: 1911, a series of films made in and around New York 100 years ago.
public space ‣ In last year's April Fools edition, we told you the next section of the High Line would develop as follows:
Phase two of The High Line kicks into high gear this Monday with the groundbreaking of architect Frank Gehry's controversial plan for the reclaimed space. Mr. Gehry will add two multi-use levels directly over the High Line north of 23rd Street which critics complain will completely block views. The lower of the two levels will be known as the Super High Line and will contain exclusive boutiques, 470 condos, and three Pinky's nail salons. The top level—the Platinum High Line—will be a permanent tribute to the architect himself. NY Times architectural critic Nicolai Ouroussoff moderates his weekly salute to Mr. Gehry on April 4th, 7:30pm, at the Times Center. Tickets are $125.
Section 2 of the High Line, a much better version than ours, opens next Wednesday.
sculpture ‣ On Governors Island, a dozen large sculptures by the great Mark di Suvero, presented by Storm King.
photography ‣ An Eye on Architecture, Photographs from the Archive of Norman McGrath opens tonight, 6pm, at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl. [W. 3rd/Bleecker].
sound ‣ Sensory neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth talks sound—interesting things like the fact that our ears process information 1000 times faster than our eyes. It takes place on June 9th at The Bell House, 8pm, free.
At the Rubin, Bill Fontana's sound sculpture Silent Echoes is an environment created by the artist to hear five Buddhist temple bells in Kyoto when they're not ringing—Fontana has captured the "perpetual acoustic energy within an apparently dormant bell." The soundscape event takes place on June 15th and five times subsequently through August. Details.
illustration ‣ Opening today at the Society of Illustrators, 128 E. 63rd [Park/Lex] 212.838.2560, Pulp Art: The Robert Lesser Collection. Mr. Lesser, a leading expert on pulp art and fiction, will be at the Society on June 15th, 6:30pm.
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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.
thru sat: neo-soprano nicole renaud brings her transparent light-up accordion to theater lab for 'couleurs,' a multi-media concert where each song has a color theme, $15
fri-sun: the st. luke's chamber ensemble perform free chamber-music concerts in every borough (gershwin's lullaby for stings, barber's adagio for strings, and dvorák's string quartet no. 12 'american'). fri: manhattan, sat: queens, sun: staten island.
fri-sun: the massive bushwick open studios features 350 shows in 130 buildings over four square miles of bushwick, east williamsburg, bed-stuy and ridgewood, free
sat-sun: take a self-guided tour of open artist studios and exhibitions at the eight annual atlantic avenue artwalk, free
thru 6/12: the gotham dance festival at the joyce features the brian brooks moving company, monica bill barnes + company, kate weare company, corbindances, more. $10+.