Idiotarod 2011, Tracksuit Party & More Events This Weekend (1/28-1/30)
The city may be covered in fluffy white snow, but that is no reason to stay inside and eat ramen and watch reruns of the Larry Sanders show. This is New York City -- go out and do one of these things!
Their website says it best: "The Iditarod is the famous long-distance race in which yelping dogs tow a sled across Alaska. The IDIOTAROD is pretty much the same thing, except that instead of dogs, it's people, instead of sleds, it's shopping carts, and instead of Alaska it's New York City."
WHERE: Socrates sculpture park, Astoria, Queens
WHEN: Saturday, January 29th, 9 a.m.
FREE (Registration is closed, just go watch)
FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL
Are you a hoarder of baby videos? Are you obsessed with scouring bins of VHS tapes at tag sales in hopes of finding some hysterical workout video to post to Youtube? Then the Found Footage Festival is your jam. Geniuses of the genre of found footage show their best finds to other said geniuses. Like America's Funniest Home Videos, but not.
WHEN: Jan. 29, 8:00pm
WHERE: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue
$13.00 - $36.00
GEORGE CONDO: MENTAL STATES
The artist behind Kanye's recent banned album art, and general madman, George Condo's often grotesque portraits reflect the absurdity of madness of reality. He honed his craft in the East Village and has since become an international art star.
WHERE: New Museum, 235 Bowery
THE TRACKSUIT PARTY
What do DJ's, grandparents and one Wes Anderson character have in common? The Tracksuit. BangOn!NYC is throwing a party that demands you wear your cheesiest tracksuit and drink all night. Feauturing the hot sleazy tracks of DJ Rick Girljuice.
WHERE: The Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street
WHEN: Saturday, January 29th 10p-3a
$15 costume, $20 otherwise includes open bar
This swanky new Japanese restaurant opened its doors in Soho this week. With Cobi Levy (of Charles fame) and Ben Leventhal (of Eater fame) at the helm, the scene is sure to show up, but the food is said to back up the hype.
WHERE: 170 Mercer Street, at Houston Street (212-991-5650).
THUNDERBIRDS 4 LIFE
Enjoy the smooth comedic stylings of improv group Thunderbirds 4 Life at the Brooklyn creative space, Launchpad. The group describes themselves like so: "We are a fun group of guys who enjoy talking about our grandparents." What's not to like?
WHERE: Launchpad, 721 Franklin Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, January 29th. 9pm
KINGS COUNTY DISTILLERY TOUR
Take a valuable history lesson in the making of whiskey, bourbon and moonshine at NY's oldest operating distillery.
WHERE: 35 Meadow St., at Bogart St., East Williamsburg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHEN: Saturday, 1-6pm.