The Hold Steady free at Soundfix Records
TO DO FRIDAY 5-27
Get drunk by 7pm because Rilo Kiley is sold-out anyway.
Go home and download MP3′s of this free Ryan Adams show
TO DO SATURDAY 5-28
Check out The Hold Steady at Soundfix Records, 3:00 PM
Bedford Avenue (at North 11th Street)
Then check out The Weird Weeds w/ Castanets and Marissa Nadler at
Glass House Gallery, 38 S 1st St, W-burg. (only 5 bucks)
The Weird Weeds, the Castanets, and Marissa Nadler are united by the tendency to haunt and hypnotize. While the Austin-based Weird Weeds create uncanny congruity from eerie guitar riffs, electrifying cymbals, door creaks, and full-pitched screams, the Castanets, birthed from San Diego’s underground scene, mesmerize with mellower avant folk-rock. Marissa Nadler’s hypnotic soprano, fortified by guitar, ukelele, or five-string banjo, croons with melancholy and soul. Within the Glass House Gallery’s surreal setting (where freedom of artistic expression oozes like the freshly thrown acrylics on the walls), unfetter those last shackles of reality and succumb to this existential showcase.
TO DO SUNDAY 5-29
See the film “Smiles of a Summer Night” at the very underated Museum of the Moving Image at 6:30pm (only $10 and include admission). Get directions here.
From Time Out
Ingmar Bergman’s sunniest film — it’s very nearly a comedy, in fact — inspired both Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Woody Allen’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy. Those who find his usual gloom ‘n’ doom wearisome are in for a very pleasant surprise.
TO DO MEMORIAL DAY
If the weather is nice on Memorial Day:
Green-Wood Cemetery Celebrates Memorial Day with Free Annual Concert
[From Gotham Gazette] On Monday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m., The Green-Wood Historic Fund will celebrate its 7th Annual Memorial Day Concert as the extraordinary 54-piece Goldman Memorial Band pays tribute to Green-Wood “residents” Leonard Bernstein, Louis Gottschalk and Fred Ebb in a musical salute. The band will also debut a special medley to legendary Broadway lyricist Fred Ebb. The free concert takes place at the landmark Victorian Archway of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Guests are welcome to bring picnic lunches and folding chairs. Hot dogs, snacks and refreshments will be sold, as well as books about the cemetery and its history. All proceeds will benefit the Historic Fund, which preserves and restores the historic monuments and tombstones.
Green-Wood Cemetery is located at 25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The concert will be at the Victorian Archway.
Please call 718-788-7850 for additional information