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.

Joseph Arthur and Tift Merritt play City Winery. I’ve already told you how much I love Tift Merritt (even if I’m waiting till she plays alone to see her live—no offense to Joseph Arthur, but I only have so much attention span to spare these days).

Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller are at Barnes & Noble Tribeca to discuss It Gets Better, their online project (and now a book) about how life for gay kids may suck sucks but adulthood might just make hanging in there worth it. I had coffee with Savage once—he’s a nice guy. ••• 92YTribeca is offering a walking tour of Tribeca, “home to hip families including those of artist Marisol, movie stars Harvey Keitel and James Gandolfini and writers, most notably playwright Edward Albee.” That’s a soft sell. ••• Paula Cole and Broadway Danny Ross play City Winery.

Douglas Coupland and Chuck Klosterman together in the same room at 92YTribeca—certain heads explode at the thought! ••• Anders Holst, the “Swedish Sting” (sounds like a drink, or perhaps a sexual position) sings at Duane Park restaurant.

“Hot-off-the-press” animated shorts at 92YTribeca. “What’s a press?” today’s kids no doubt ask.

“Meet the Lady,” 92YTribeca’s series celebrating women in film, takes on dream sequences. ••• Also at 92YTribeca: Teen Witch sing-along. Did someone say “dream sequence”? I’m getting so sleepy. Just a nap….

For the kids: “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. [Canceled.] ••• Not for the kids: John Doe and Jill Sobule at City Winery. John Doe was in the band X, which if you grew up in southern California and were remotely cool (like I was), you loved. ••• The sweet 1984 film Comfort and Joy screens at 92YTribeca.

Magda’s Style Room, “a private mixer to network and shop unique-affordable-perfect additions to your wardrobe,” pops up at Duane Park restaurant.

As for ongoing events, you might consider…
For “Woodward Avenue,” his show at Carriage Trade, Jef Geys looked up the medicinal uses for plants discovered growing around Detroit. I responded to it more as botany than art, but a response is a response, no?


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