Notable New York, This Week 10/5-10/11


MONDAY, October 5, 2009 – SUNDAY October 11, 2009

This week in New York, Stephen Elliott reads from his memoir The Adderall Diaries, which has its East Coast Launch with n+1, Spike Jonze week in New York, Sufjan Stevens performs, Arthur Jones hosts The Post-It Note Reading Series, Opium Magazine hosts Live Relaunch, Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime screens at the NYFF.

MONDAY 10/5: Sufjan Stevens and Cryptacize at Bowery Ballroom. 6 Delancey Street. 7:30pm. Show 9:00pm. (bet. Bowery and Chrystie). $15

Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri pays tribute to short story writer Mavis Gallant at McNally Jackson. 52 Prince Street (Bet. Lafayette and Mulberry Sts.). 7:00pm.

Nicole Krauss, author of Man Walks into a Room, discusses her work at The New School. 6:30pm.

Check out a full listing of Spike Jonze happenings in New York here.

TUESDAY, 10/6: The Post-It Note Reading Series with Arthur Jones and Andrew Solomon – The Post-it Note Reading Series is a sporadically-held event hosted by illustrator Arthur Jones (who’s been interviewed for The Rumpus). Jones invites writers to read short stories and projects, behind them, illustrations done entirely on yellow Post-it Notes.” Arthur Jone’s shows are funny! And I can’t think of a better reader to team up with than Andrew Solomon. Mike Albo and Starlee Kine (who I’ve never seen perform but hear is also fantastic) are reading as well. Don’t miss this! KGB (4th St. bet. 2nd and 3rd Ave.). 7pm.

New York Film FestivalHadewijch – A film by Bruno Dumont. “Expelled from a convent for her overzealous faith, teenage Céline (Julie Sokolowski) reluctantly returns to a life of comfort and privilege as the daughter of a French government minister. Back in Paris and farther from God, she makes a new friend, an Arab boy who introduces her to the cités, housing projects.” Alice Tully Hall. 9:15pm.

Sufjan Stevens at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Doors 7:30pm. Show 9:00pm. $15.

WEDNESDAY, 10/7: Come join our own Stephen Elliott on the New York leg of his book tour at The Happy Ending Music & Reading Series @ Joe’s Pub, This renowned series founded and hosted by Amanda Stern, which requires readers to take one public risk, brings you Stephen Elliott along with Tanguy Viel with music from Larkin Grimm. Books sold onsite by Mobile Libris. Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St. @W. 4th) Doors at 6. Show’s at 7pm. $15.

New York Film FestivalThe White Ribbon – Winner of this year’s Palm D’Ore, Michael Haneke’s “drama about the seeds of fascism unfolds in a German village in the year leading up to World War I, as a local schoolteacher…comes to believe that a rash of deadly accidents may be the work of one or more of his eerily withdrawn, stoic pupils.” Alice Tully Hall. 6:00pm.

Slash: Paper Under the Knife – This third segment of the “Materials and Processes” series opens at the Museum of Art and Design features work, from paper that has been laser-cut, shredded and burned. One part of the exhibit focuses on the use of cut paper in video animation.

Sufjan Stevens at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Doors 7:30pm. Show 9:00pm. $15.

THURSDAY, 10/8: Adderall Diaries and n+1 Double Launch Party. Come celebrate the East Coast book release of Stephen Elliott’s Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism and Murder, and n+1’s Issue No. 8. Book Court (163 Court St. bet. Pacific & Dean). 7pm.

In Cahoots: Maurice Sendak and Spike Jonze – Film Screening followed by conversation bt. Maurice Sendak and Spike Jonze. MOMA. 53 W. 53rd St. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.) 8:00pm.

Omnium-Gatherum – Portland Oregon’s Cinema Project “one of the most intrepid venues for experimental film in the US,” makes a guest appearance at Light Industry with a selection curated by Jeremy Rossen. 7:30pm.

FRIDAY, 10/9: Opium Live Relaunch – Join Opium Magazine’s Todd Zuniga for live interviews wtih Anya Ulinich (author of Petropolis) and Zee Avi (Brushfire Records). And 16 dancing bears.  “Opium Live is a literary and artistic interview series filled with an hour-or-less of sharp and easy banter with plenty of twists.” Bowery Electric (327 Bowery). 7:30pm. $5.

SATURDAY, 10/10: Pedro Almodovar’s History of Cinema: A Conversation – in conjunction with the New York Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar will be giving a talk (or, a “cinematic autobiography”) along with short snippets of screenings from some of the films that have influenced his career. Film Society of Lincoln Center. 3:30pm.

New York Film FestivalWhite Material – Claire Denis’ film starring Isabelle Huppert. “A riveting mosaic of sight and sound, fusing memory and experience, kindness and despair. Denis, who was raised in colonial Africa, sets several narratives in motion to create a searing portrait of a world gone mad.” Film Society of Lincoln Center. 6:00pm.

New York Film FestivalLife During WartimeTodd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness) directs this film, “his finest film to date” about “a young man preparing for his bar-mitzvah must deal with his divorced mother’s prospective fiancé as well as rumors that his own father is not really dead. For Solondz, “wartime” is not a historical period but a permanent condition; a battle between the sexes and an endless struggle between personal desires and a society set up to contain them.” Starring Charlotte Rampling, Paul Rubens and Ally Sheedy. (while tix might be sold out for Sat night, you can see it Sunday morning at 11:00am). Alice Tully Hall. 9:00pm.

SUNDAY, 10/11: If you weren’t able to make one of his earlier readings, you’ll have one more chance to catch Stephen Elliott read before he continues his tour. With Therese Svoboda at Idlewild Books. 12 W. 19th St (bet. 5th and 6th Aves.). 4:00pm.

New York Film Festival – Closing night of the festival offers a screening of Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces starring Almodovar’s muse Penelope Cruz. This late in the festival game you may have to sleep your way into the theater.


Send info about notable things happening around New York to rozalia-at-therumpus-dot-net.

Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →