We can't help but love when mainstream cinema is heralded as art. Especially when we totally agree with the decision. We also can't wait to see what happens come Oscar time with Christopher Nolan's latest installment of Batman. The Dark Knight at MoMa.
Laugh and listen for a good cause. Funnyman David Cross and musicians like Amazing baby and Marnie Stern get together to benefit New York Cares. There are also miracle-fruit-tastings, knitting tutorials, and "live LSD experimentation." All for only $20. New York Cares Benefit at Knitting Factory.
The dude behind the funny funny Foggy Monocle throws one hell of a Holiday Bash. Music courtesy of Tigercity, brew from Sam Adams, bubbly from... who knows... but it's free from midnight to 1 am. The Foggy Monocle Holiday Party at The Professor's Loft.
One man sensation Kazutaka Nomura (aka Pwrfl Power) gets serious with his guitar and sings sweet sweet songs like "Chopstix Song" and "Coffee Girl Song." Aw. Pwrfl Power at Cake Shop.
For all you neurotic clean-freaks out there... this is not the movie for you. Dust scours industrial interiors, factories, and demolition sites and considers the medicinal cost of dust inhalation, as well as the effects of the dust created on September 09/11. A diary of dust, if you will, courtesy of director Hartmut Bitomsky. Dust at Film Forum.
See the funny side of the late Paul Newman in Slap Shot, a comedy that profiles a failing minor-league hockey team. Slap Shot at BAM Rose Cinemas.