Wednesday Events: Tom Wolfe, Wendy & Lucy, Bon Iver, Xiu Xiu, and Rufus Wainwright

events-1210Tom Wolfe hit the journalism world on the head with his The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, a chronicle of on-road adventures and experiences kindled by LSD, and he came to be known as one of the fathers of New Journalism. Tonight, Wolfe speaks. Not to be missed. Tom Wolfe at Symphony Space.
Michelle Williams in another brilliant indie flick. Wendy and Lucy follows a displaced young woman (Williams) and her faithful dog on a journey cross-country. This ain't no Lassie tale. Wendy and Lucy at Film Forum.
Go mellow and moody with Bon Iver as this Wisconsin natives croons you into another world. Bon Iver at Town Hall.
Ok, so their lyrics are a little far out, full of absurdities and vulgarities... but, the music's damn good. Their last album was recorded amidst a tiny bit of scandal: think drug convictions, death, depression, that sort of thing. Cozy, right? Xiu Xiu at Housing Works.
Rufus Wainwright + family + special guests Lou Reed, Emmylou Harris, and Laurie Anderson sing Holiday tunes! The ultimate Christmas spectacular! Wainwright and Friends at Carnegie Hall.
There are plenty a gaudy Christmas tree around the city this time of year, so if you're into seeing something a bit more aesthetically minimal, stop my the American Museum of Natural History and check out the enormous Origami-decorated tree - the staff has been working on the ornament since July. Talk about labor intensive. Origami Tree at American Museum of Natural History.

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