Notable New York, This Week 7/21-7/25


This week FUNny Writers substitutes your PB&J, Volume 1 provides the shortest record reviews ever, Audiences share their works at The Inspired Word and The Moth StorySLAM, Heebs hate tushies, The Extra Man previews, Flaming Lips perform with The Black Keys, The Guggenheim is Haunted, Artists and Fleas, MoMA PS1 WarmUp featuers MEN, POOL PARTIES features Lightning Bolt and DeathSet, and your movie pick of the week, Winter’s Bone.

FUNny Writers will satisfy your lunch break at the 45-minute reading installment in Bryant Park. Hosted by Tom Shillue (host of Tell! Worlds Collide), Sloan Crosley (I Was Told There’d Be Cake) reads from her novel along with fellow funny authors Larry Doyle (Go Mutants!), Josh Kilmer-Purcell (The Bucolic Plague) and Simon Rich (Elliot Allagash).

The Greatest Three-Minute Record Reviews Ever. Volume 1 celebrates their birthday with 25 three-minute record reviews.  Bar Matchless. Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 7PM. Free.

Mike Geffner (The Village Voice) presents The Inspired Word. Passionate readings of prose and poetry plus five open mic slots available. Open mic sign up is at 6:30PM. One on One Bar & Restaurant. East Village. 7PM. $10.

The Young Dads: A Perhaps Too Intimate Evening of Music and Hilarity. As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Preview going on in the next few days, Jesse Andrews and Micah Shapiro team up for this comedy/music performance. 59E59 Theaters. 59 E. 59th St. $12.

The Moth StorySLAM! Is back with ten wildly told tales of everyday life, well perhaps their everyday and your everyday have two different meanings, hence why it’s entertaining. Housing Works Bookstore Café. 7PM. $7.

FRIDAY 7/23:
Get out of town for the night and check out The Flaming Lips with The Black Keys. The Bowery Presents: CMAC. Canandiagua, NY. 7PM. $40, $25.

Artists and Fleas features an in-house DJ for shoppers to dance from craft table to vintage dress rack to box of vinyls. Artists and Fleas. 129 N 6th St, Brooklyn. Saturdays and Sundays. Noon-8PM. Free.

MoMA PS1 WarmUp: Featuring MEN.

Winter’s Bone
If you have yet to check out this film, do yourself a favor and go today. Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone explores the fate of a 17 year old on a journey to find her father. The unknown actors and actresses in this film, especially Jennifer Lawrence, blow people away, I hear the kind word ‘Oscar’ being thrown around already.

SUNDAY 7/25:
Heeb Magazine celebrates their latest publication with $4 drink specials and a ‘butt mitzvah.’ Browse their art exhibition of tushies to commemorate their party name ‘Stuff Tushies Hate.’ 90 South 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 7PM. Free.

The POOL PARTIES: This week featuring DeathSet and Lightning Bolt. In 2006, The Pool Parties became the first concert series to take place in the then abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, drawing capacity crowds of over 7,000 every Sunday. The series grew and grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be relocated in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.


Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance.
Features powerful works from various artists including Jeff Wall. Get spooked by art until September 6th. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. $15-18.

Caitlin Colford is a New York City based actress and writer. She blogs short stories over at and is currently hard at work on her first novel "The Obituary Hunter." More from this author →