Friday, May 13th, 2011

13 Things to Do This Weekend

• Dog Eat Dog is having a record release party on Saturday!? (No, not the band of boys, that came later.) This 80s lady-fronted band never even put out an album—till now.

• Watch archival Woody Allen footage—starting with his first "60 Minutes" interview in 1974.

• Two films by Argentine director (and NYU grad) Martín Rejtman at MoMA!

• Go see Bridesmaids because apparently if you don't, no woman will ever be allowed to be in a movie again.

• HEY THERE IS A NEW CHRIS ADRIAN BOOK, IT CAME OUT LIKE TWO WEEKS AGO AND WE MISSED IT. It looks tough but what else are you doing with your brain? (Laura Miller can't seem to wrap her fingers around it in the NYTBR.)

• Go see three painters in SoHo, of all places.

• Go to brunch at M Wells (early!) and see the exhibition Made in Long Island City.

• Take an Internet Sabbath! Hurry, sundown, etc.

• Hi, the Alexander McQueen show is up at the Met! If you're not still mad at him.

Barb Wire just went up on Netflix Instant the other day! That is the best Pam Anderson movie ever. I love it.

Go outside to our four fave places.

• Everyone's going to see Donald Glover at the Musical Hall so you could sneak out to see My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (Yes, I know it's 2011!) at Santos Party House. Or The Queers at Asbury Lanes!

• They finally updated Angry Birds: Rio, so you could download that I guess.

Or we can give you some things to read from this week:

Sex and the Single Lady Spy

A Note from Beirut

Coveting Norman Mailer's Wacky Old House

The Perfect Solution to NYC's Bike Problem

And then there's part two in our survey of eating with religious people—this time, the Sikhs—and a story about dealing with private grief and Facebook intrusion after 9/11.

20 Comments / Post A Comment

Multiphasic (#411)

Awlist! Yay this!

Also, Sunday, the semiannual ITP show! (I am not affiliated, just an avid supporter of robot minions for everyone.)

Leon (#6,596)

@Multiphasic Yeah, big second to the ITP show – also not an affiliate, but lots of interesting stuff.

thatsrealbutter (#2,095)

Keywords: Shalom, belt dress, paint gun

KenWheaton (#401)

THere's some roller derby going down in Harlem tomorrow night.

Harry Cheadle (#6,316)

I like how the Awl assumes everyone lives in New York City because, duh, everybody does. E

@Harry Cheadle Mmm?


Well, you know. You're welcome to live other places, if you like. (We try to throw a little bit of national in there! When I used to write calendar listings for a local newspaper, we did 50% "national." Which usually meant TV and movies and music. Which, you already KNOW all THAT.)

KarenUhOh (#19)

@Choire Sicha Did I ever tell you, how adorable I think you are? I did?? Well, never mind, then.

But you are.

underscore (#11,529)

@Choire Sicha -

New Zealand.
You never give me any national news coverage.
It's moderately upsetting.

You are.

bronwyn (#3,351)

Ummm, I guess you missed all the news from Non-Convict's Island then? Usually it involves some sort of sea creature, so I guess you could be forgiven for not seeing it, if that is not your thing.

Mr. B (#10,093)

Choire, here I am trying to deal with throwing away all the clothes you keep saying I should never wear and buying new ones from your recommended designers, and now you're telling me what to do with my weekend (Awl-)free time? GET OFF MY BACK.

@Mr. B I'll be right over. I don't like the way your kitchen cabinets are organized.

abbyjean (#508)

BARB WIRE IS ON NETFLIX INSTANT?! *cancels all other plans*

@abbyjean I knew someone would understand. MY GOD IS THAT MOVIE GOOD.

@Choire Sicha: Like, so horrid it's good, or actually good?

cooper@twitter (#12,395)

Funny how the Laura Miller review of the Chris Adrian book appears a mimic of the Amazon reader review from a week before.

I went and saw Bridesmaids to support my gender. It was very funny, but suffers from the typical Apatow problem of that guy not knowing how to edit a fucking movie. Better than most Apatow films in terms of portrayal of female characters (probably because women wrote the script). They still come off as sort of selfish and petty, but I guess that is a step up because they come off exactly like all his male characters in his other movies? But they are less shrill and awful than he typically makes them, so I guess that's something.
Anyway overall – would recommend. Laughed a lot. Liked the adorable State Patrolman character. The end.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Asbury Lanes is my jawn, so to speak. If you ever had an Awl Bawl Bowl there or something, I might actually go.

caw_caw (#5,641)

All of this sounds really awesome! But is it okay if I just read the last couple of issues of the New Yorker? Because I fell way behind and let them stack up and enough time passed that I'm in love with it again.

would love to know if the glover show included his turn at hip-hop. saw him a few weeks ago and it was 75% angsty rapping

@Patricia Mitchell Talked to a friend that went, and yes, 75% angsty rapping in Brooklyn, too. Matches my experience in Atlanta.

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