Friday January 20, 2011
Help celebrate the latest issue of Electric Literature with J. Robert Lennon, Ben Greenman, and Lynne Tillman! There will also be a short film screening and DJ music to round out the evening! 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby, free!
Watch out for giant penguins at 92ndY Tribeca’s screening of Billy Madison! 8 p.m., 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street. Tkts are $10 and can be bought here: http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?category=92TRI+92YTribeca+Beer+Goggles888&productid=T-MM5FJ80
Also Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide, an exhibit of the Beijing photographer’s work begins today at the International Center of Photography!
Saturday January 21, 2011
Get a really early start on spring cleaning and get some “new to you” stuff at today’s Stop ‘N’ Swap event (if you can’t make it today, don’t despair, there will be other events in the other boroughs at later dates!) today’s swap is at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the I.S. 52 Cafeteria in Washington Heights, more details are here: http://www.grownyc.org/swap, free!
Look for hibernating animals in Prospect Park with the Urban Park Rangers during the Hibernation Hike this morning! 11 a.m., meet at the Prospect Park Picnic House, West Drive and Third Street., free!
Perhaps it's "out of the blue," but I don't think you'll be "alone" if you check out the Debbie Gibson+Tiffany concert tonight! 8 p.m., Canal Room, 285 W. Broadway, tkts just $20 (I wonder how much that would be in 80's money?), and can be bought here: http://rubixkube.com
Saturday and Sunday January 21 and January 22, 2011
Stay warm with Discovery Walking Tour’s indoor tours of the US Customs House and Titanic History sites. 2:30 p.m., $18, call 212-465-3331 for reservations and meeting place!
Sunday January 22, 2011
Embrace everything jerky at the Bell House’s latest cooking competition! 4 p.m., The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Brooklyn, tkts are $10 and can be bought here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3408325
Break out the whipped cream at a different kind of cook-off, the Fourth Annual Brooklyn Pie Contest! 110 Bedford Ave. (at N. 11th St.), Brooklyn, pies accepted at 5:30 and eating starts at 7 p.m., $10 gets you tastes of 50+ pies, so grab a fork and dig in! All proceeds benefit Growing Chefs.
Find out where the wild things really are during the Liberty Hall screening of Tell Them Anything you Want, a film that examines the life of author Maurice Sendak, 7 p.m., Ace Hotel, 20 W. 29th St., b/t Fifth Ave. & Broadway, basement level, free!
Housing Works Bookstore is having a 30% off sale of children’s and YA books all weekend (http://www.shophousingworks.com/eventsdetail.cfm?entry=3872), check out the Taschen books sale too (http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/stores/index.taschen_stores.htm), bring out your Frasier and Niles Crane sides with the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions Squash event (http://www.tocsquash.com/Content/tickets.html), through the 27th, and of course you can drool over all the boats you can’t afford at the Boat show going on at the Javits Center (http://www.javitscenter.com/!)