What’s Up This Week

Here are just a few of the highlights on tap this week. More info on these—and the full slate—is in the Tribeca calendar of events.

••• Wednesday: A town hall meeting on World Trade Center development will be held at the Downtown Community Center: “How will ongoing construction affect downtown residents and businesses? What is the plan to accommodate the influx of tourists into the neighborhood? How will development impact safety and pedestrian access? How will the site be re-integrated into the surrounding community?” Indeed! Every downtown politician will be there.

••• Thursday: There’s an opening reception for Rosa Ruey’s show at Pelavin Gallery. Pictured above: Biological Mechanics of Confusion Deletion, 2010; relief rolled monoprint collage with ink and acrylic drawings. I’m currently taking a printmaking class, and let me tell you, it’s an exercise in humility.

••• Thursday and Friday: Honey-voiced singer Raul Malo (of the Mavericks) plays City Winery with Seth Walker.

••• Saturday: Fives Graves to Cairo (1943), “among the rarest and most underrated of Billy Wilder’s films (and one of the few never to have been released on DVD)” will be at 92YTribeca; its repertory film schedule has been on fire lately.

••• Sunday: “In honor of Benjamin Flores, a 2-year old boy with leukemia, Gymboree of Tribeca will be hosting a Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Testing Day. Kids, ages 0-5, are welcome to come and play for free in our PlayGym!” Sign up in advance.

••• Sunday: Macao Trading Co. is hosting a pre-Oscars party, and 92YTribeca is throwing a full-on Oscars party. I don’t think she’ll win, but Annette Bening deserves something for that dinner party scene when she sings Joni Mitchell and then, well, just see The Kids Are All Right.


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