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.

This month’s Tribeca Meet & Greet, organized by David Cleaver and the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, is at John Allan’s salon (which is also currently home to a By Robert James satellite menswear shop). It’s a chance for local business owners to mix and mingle, along with anyone else who wants to join in. Refreshments courtesy Frankly Wines and MaxDelivery. ••• Zaritsas, a documentary about Russian women in New York, screens at Tribeca Grand.

Martin Sexton begins a long run at City Winery.

The P.S. 234 P.T.A. meets about overcrowding. ••• 92YTribeca screens a lot of TV pilots that weren’t picked up in a series called “The Other Network”; also, the musical-comedy stylings of Mel & El. ••• Duane Park restaurant’s magic show, Cabaret des Illusion.

Freeway (1996) makes a rare public appearance, at 92YTribeca: “After being treated like “a human urinal” by one man too many, the Riding-Hood-esque Vanessa (Witherspoon) sets off into the ghastly psychosexual wilderness of pre-millennial America, inadvertently catching the wolfy eye of a serial killer (Kiefer Sutherland) and becoming a victim of the criminal justice system. Not even Pleasantville will erase the memory of Reese fleeing a truckstop in a bloody prison uniform with her jailhouse girlfriend in tow!” It’s followed by To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1996). ••• At BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: the “Lost Jazz Shrines” series pays homage to W. 52nd Street.

“Network Awesome” at 92YTribeca includes a showing of “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.”

New Amsterdam Market kicks off its 2011 regular season. ••• Fulton Stall Market is also in the house. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Gustafer Yellowgold is the creation of illustrator/singer/songwriter Morgan Taylor. Gustafer is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the Sun and has an interesting magnetism for making friends with some of Earth’s odder creatures. His best friend is Forrest Applecrumbie the flightless Pterodactyl. Minimally animated illustrations are accompanied by Taylor’s catchy original story-songs for a truly different multimedia experience that will entrance children and adults alike.”

As for ongoing events, you might consider…
Opening June 1: “The Peripheterists,” a show at Apexart curated by Jocko Weyland. It’s basically outsider art, but broadly defined: “A few encounters amongst many will have Mark Hubbard’s fantastical diagrams for actual skateparks, Gloria T. Park’s expressionist wig designs, and Jim Nieuhues’ paintings that are the basis for ski area maps [one is pictured below] consorting with Sereno Wilson’s glittery Nubian goddesses, Nicole Andrews’ paper cutouts of ennui-suffused suburbanites, and Stu Mead’s poignant, troubling, and very funny depiction of sexually active adolescents. This is not a polemic but an excursion into parallel realm of wonderful art that combines the fiercely individualistic and unorthodox with the accessible, and brings up old-fashioned but eternal questions about what art is and why people bother.”


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  1. What? No tag for “Electra Woman and Dyna Girl?”