Notable New York, This Week 6/21 – 6/27


This week in New York Bret Easton Ellis and Shane Jones read, Light Industry screens “arty porn,” the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is in its final run at the Public Theater, The Fiery Furnaces and The New Bomb Turks perform, Behind the Scenes at The Paris Review releases its summer issue with a party, NYC Pride March, and Flavorpill hosts the largest yoga event ever on the Great Lawn at Central Park.

TUESDAY 6/22: Yoga at the Great Lawn. Flavorpill brings you the largest yoga event ever. 1 teacher, 20 performers and 10,000 yoga mats. With Elena Brower leading the class, beatboxer Reggie Watts, 13 Hands, drum/dance troupe O’Nkosi Rhythms, cellist Garth Stevenson, and yogic bassist Wah. The Great Lawn at Central Park. 6:30, “Doors” at 5:30.

Barbara Rubin’s film Christmas on Earth (aka Cocks and Cunts) (1963, 29 min.) with Flaming Ears by Angela Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer, and Dietmar Schipek (1991, 84 min.) After spending 3+ years constructing a socio-sexual portrait (aka professional amateur art porn) into a feature-length video titled Community Action Center, the filmmakers present an evening of womyn-identified arty “porn.” Light Industry. 177 Livingston St. $7. 7:30pm.

WEDNESDAY 6/23: Bret Easton Ellis reads from Imperial Bedrooms. Book Court. 7:00pm.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. This satirical rock musical about our seventh president returns after a sold-out run at last year’s Public LAB.

THURSDAY 6/24: Shane Jones reads from Light Boxes. McNally Jackson. 7:00pm.

Behind the Scenes at The Paris Review celebrates the release of its summer issue. Book Court. 7:00pm.

FRIDAY 6/25: The Fiery Furnaces. Brooklyn Bowl. $10. 9:00pm. Doors at 6:00pm.

SATURDAY 6/26: The New Bomb Turks reunion at the Bell House. $12. 6:00pm.

Michael Winterbottom’s film The Killer Inside Me. Adapting pulp master Jim Thompson’s novel, Winterbottom turns his masterful hand to neo-noir with the story of handsome, charming, unassuming West Texas deputy Lou Ford (a stunning Casey Affleck). Lou has a bunch of problems. Woman problems. Law enforcement problems. An ever-growing pile of murder victims—and the secret that he’s a sadist, a psychopath and a killer. Screenings of this film have been controversial due to explicit violence. IFC Center. 7:50pm.

SUNDAY 6/27: NYC Pride: The March. The March began as an annual civil rights demonstration beginning the year after the Stonewall Riots in 1970. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those lost to illness, violence and neglect. It has also evolved to include being a celebration of the gay community. Starts at 36th Street. Noon.


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Original Notable New York Illustration © André da Loba. Other images: Still from Christmas on Earth, and The Fiery Furnaces.

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 →