Prints Please—This art book fair won't take you back to grade school, but the event, presented by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1, is literally (literarily!) perfect for book worms and artsy folk alike. Along with reading material there will be project rooms, screenings and performance—all completely FREE. So wake up, take a deep breath, and smell the fresh...books.
The NY Art Book Fair
, Friday, November 5 through Saturday, November 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave (at intersection of 46th Ave Long Island City).
Looney Booze—A little bit of healthy regression never went astray, so let your inner child off the leash for a Saturday afternoon filled with sugary cereal and retro cartoons at the Knitting Factory. Gummie Bears, Fraggle Rock, Scooby Doo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are but a few of the animated pre-adolescent throwbacks on tap, but don't get too carried away with mini-you—there'll be plenty of grown up indulgences too!
Spoons, Toons & Booze
, Saturday, November 6, from 12 p.m to 2 p.m., Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, 347-529-6696.
Boy's Night Out—Who says fashion is all about the ladies? Onassis, Molton Brown and Bushmills are getting together to host a Gent's Night Out this Thursday evening—we know you want to start the weekend a lil' early dudes. With gifts, drinks, massages and raffle prizes it's a night of pampering for New York's fine men folk.
Gents Night Out
, Thursday, November 4, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m., Onassis Concept Store, 71 Greene St, 212-965-8886.
Dance Off —Imagining the apocalypse through dance, iconic German icon, choreographer and dancer Sasha Waltz returns to BAM. Expect flames, frantic interpretive moves and an overwhelming sense of foreboding as Waltz explores preservation of hope for the future through movement. Sure beats another episode of So You Think You Can Dance.
Gezeiten , Friday, November 5 through Saturday, November 6, from 7:30 p.m to 9:20 p.m., BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, 718-636-4100.
Free Stuff—If you saw a sign for free beer, would you follow it expecting said beer to be free? We know everyone loves free stuff, but what does 'free' really mean? The New Museum pits freedom against free in a lecture and urban walking tour that asks the tough questions.
Free: Lecture and Walk with Artist Steve Lambert
, Saturday, November 6, 3 p.m, The New Museum, 235 Bowery, 212-219-1222.
Bling Fling—Happy birthday to you, Shiny Squirrel! As the jewelry company blows out the candles on its third birthday cake, the presents are all for us! With a pop-up shop opening at their LES spot, the gathering will also feature live performances by Saadi and Glazz as well as free food and drink. We've got our fingers crossed for a balloon twisting clown and jumping castle to boot!
Shiny Squirrel Pop-Up Shop
, Friday, November 5, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Miss Lonely Hearts, 250 Broome St (between Orchard and Ludlow).
Shopping Karma—In the sage words of Justin Timberlake, 'what goes around comes around'. Luckily, the principle applies in quite a positive fashion (pardon!) to clothing. What's old is new again; what's lost is found, as New York store What Goes Around Comes Around hosts a humungous vintage and sample sale!
What Goes Around Comes Around Sample Sale
, Thursday, November 4 through Saturday, November 6, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 7, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., What Goes Around Comes Around, 351 West Broadway (between Broome & Grand St), 212-343-1225.
Illegal Substance—Interpol, heaven restores you in life. You're coming with me, to the long awaited concert this weekend! While our lyrical skills may not be on par, we're crazy with excitement over Interpol's concert at the United Palace Theatre this weekend. Change your name to Rosemary, get Evil and come join us!
, Friday, November 5, 8 p.m., United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway, 212-568-5260.