NYC Weekend Guide, Nov 19-20
by Logan B.
The weekend is quickly approaching, and for all you New Yorkers out there, I’ve scoured the scene and put together some recommendations. Feel free to quibble with my picks, and bring our attention to anything I’ve missed.
What I’d Be Doing If I Were Cool:
Friday: Ani DiFranco’s in town this weekend at the Beacon Theater, which is nice because even my wife can get excited for an evening of feminist indie folk-punk (or whatever Ani is).
If not that, I’d be at Tim Berne’s Science Friction at 55 Bar. Tim’s been doing some of the most interesting, progressive stuff in Jazz the last few years. This isn’t exactly what you’d hear at Jazz at Lincoln Center, but it’s surprisingly accessible for contemporary avant-garde jazz.
Saturday: Sweden’s The Hives are at Webster Hall. Word is their concerts are fantastic.
If live music’s not your thing, there’s always some hip indie-flick happening:
Days Of Being Wild is playing for a week at Film Forum. Seemingly universally critically acclaimed, it was orginally made in 1991 by Wong Kar-Wai.
What I’d Be Doing If I Weren’t As Cool:
What I Will Be Doing: Stake Conference. When did this get to be so friggin’ long? A Saturday evening adult session, a Saturday afternoon leadership session, throw in a baptism in the early afternoon and I’m booked. What I need is some excuse not to go. I’m accepting suggestions for that, too.