Weekend Events: December 19-21

events-1219Friday:
In association with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MoMa is exhibiting seventy paintings and thirty-five drawings by acclaimed painter Marlene Dumas - the largest exhibit of her work to ever go on display in America. Marlene Dumas at MoMa.
Nostalgic tales of drug abuse set to three-chord progressions, paired with sweet, sweet vocals - ah, Evan Dando. Evan Dando at Southpaw.
One of Almodóvar's most beloved films, Talk to Her, follows two drastically different love stories: one between a nurse and a coma patient, one between a writer and a bull-fighter. The 2002 film won an Oscar for best original screen play. It's criminal not to see this. Talk to Her at Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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DFA Records has Hot Chip and Hercules & Love Affair on their roster, not exactly the worst performing bands of the year. To celebrate, label co-founder and LCD Soundsystem frontman, James Murphy, is throwing a hell of a party with lots and lots of disco. Yep, disco. DFA Holiday Party at Le Poisson Rouge.
Charitable D.J.'s like Afrika Bambaataa spin to benefit the homeless at Studio B's annual Stuck on Earth food drive for City Harvest. Joy at Studio B.
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Saturday:
An encyclopedia salesman looking for his big break thinks he might just have found it when he starts making questionable videos with his wife... in the bedroom. Torremolinos 73 at Film Society of Lincoln Center.
"High Class Erotica," vintage art-house porno, and various sexy short films at the fifth annual Porn Week. Go at your own risk. Porn Week at Monkey Town.
Longwave was part of the whole Brooklyn band gone mainstream movement (Stellastarr*, The Bravery etc.) except they never quite got to the mainstream part. Now they're back for a second try. Let's see what happens. Longwave at Bowery Ballroom.
Sunday:
Charlie Chaplin 3 times over! Laughing Gas, Dough and Dynamite, and A Woman, all in one mass showing. Christmas comes early for you Chaplin fans. Charlie Chaplin at Anthology Film Archives.
White Plains-based, highly acclaimed, Hasidic reggae artist Matisyahu celebrates Hanukkah with Jews and honorary-Jews alike at this Festival of Lights performance. Festival of Lights feat. Matisyahu at various locations.
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