leisure 09.26.03

Weekend Pleasures

Bill Frisell and the Intercontinentals are at Zankel Hall at Carnegie.John Ephland for Downbeat has written, "Every time you turn around, Frisell is doing something else that amazes with a level of creativity, burgeoning, wondrous spirit and incredible collaborative energy…he gets my vote for best recorded output of the decade."

Thundersley Village, 29 E. 31st [5th/Mad] 5th floor 212.889.1917, has their elegant home furnishings priced at up to 75% off. Today 10-6, tomorrow 10-3.

Art and Design:
We heard raves from those who went to the preview of the International Art + Design Fair, at the Armory, Park and 67th 212.642.8572, which showcases 20th century furniture, jewelry, sculpture, painting, ceramics, and photography. This year, MoMA's design collection is an added attraction. It's on now through Tuesday 11-7:30 (11-6 on Sunday). Admission is $16.

You have to love a show with these lyrics:
He rakes and trims the grass.
He loves to mow and weed.
I cook like Betty Crocker,
And I look like Donna Reed.
There's plastic on the furniture
To keep it neat and clean.
In the Pine-Sol scented air,
Somewhere that's green.

And there's terrific buzz coming from the Virginia for the Broadway version of the musical Little Shop of Horrors, in previews at 245 W. 52nd [Bway/8th] 212.239.6200.

Baton Twirling:
Oh de Twirlette's Vaudeville Extravaganza lands at the Cutting Room, 19 West 24th [Bway/6th] 212.691.1900, on Saturday 9/27 from 8-10pm. In addition to the baton twirling trio, look for the punk accordion house band Benjamin Ickies Preservation Society, Miss Saturn (a hula-hooping comic), and Venus Velour. $12 at the door. More info at www.ohdetwirlette.com.

So you think badminton is for 98-pound weaklings, eh? Show up for the group training this Sunday and say that. More info at www.nycbadminton.com.

For Kids:
First published a decade ago, Kathy Jakobsen has expanded her delightful book My New York. There are now 28 paintings of various New York scenes, including the Zoo, the tree at Rockefeller Center, Chinatown, and our favorite: a foldout of the Empire State Building, with views from same on the reverse side. There are 7 foldouts in all. Famous New Yorkers (Woody Allen, Liz Smith) are hidden throughout the illustrated crowds.

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