Notable New York, This Week 8/10 – 8/15

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This week Roseanne Cash remains Composed, Mark Cohen is Beat, Martin Amis makes it to NY!, 826NYC presents Here We Go Magic with a reading by Chuck Klosterman, Brooklyn is Black and Beautiful, learn about the long life of your best friend the condom, Seinfeld and Quinn collaborate, Alice Creed disappears, and Red Hook is hooked on nature.

TUESDAY 8/10: Upstairs at the Square: Roseanne Cash. Composed, a memoir by Roseanne Cash will be discussed with journalist Katherine Lanpher, following a performance by Cash herself. Barnes & Noble Union Square. 7PM. Free.

Mark Cohen tells a tale of the little known works of Seymour Kim, a Beat writer America just may have loved, in his new book Missing a Beat: The Rants and Regrets of Seymour Krim (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art). McNally Jackson Books. 7PM. Free.

WEDNESDAY 8/11: 826NYC Presents “Show Off Your Sugar” with Here We Go Magic and Chuck Klosterman with Svedka open bar at 8:00pm. CoCo66. Greenpoint. 8:00pm.

The day has finally come! Martin Amis makes a rare New York performance in lieu of his new work of fiction, The Pregnant Widow. This event should be packed to the max, appropriately so. Barnes & Noble Union Square. 7PM. Free.

THURSDAY 8/12: Eyewitness: Beautiful Black Brooklyn. Early images of Prospect Park will ‘wow’ you in this exhibit, featuring five black photographers who, through their work, document cultural shifts from the 1960’s and on. Ongoing through September 30th. Free.

FRIDAY 8/13: Kick off your weekend with everything you need, or don’t need, to know about condoms at Rubbers: The Life, History and Struggle of the Condom. Appropriately sponsored by Trojan.

SATURDAY 8/14: Colin Quinn Long Story Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn takes the stage by storm in his hilarious one man show, seventy-five minutes full o’ facts and laughs. Certainly not to be missed by fans of either of the two. 4PM and 8PM. $66.50 or $26.50

SATURDAY MOVIE: The Disappearance of Alice Creed

This claustrophobic British thriller takes you on a dangerous ride of kidnapping.  Blink and you’ll be lost throughout the twists and turns of this sadistic tale told powerfully by the obvious sick mind of writer and director J. Blakeson, one of Variety’s 2010 “Directors to Watch.”

SUNDAY 8/15: Stroll the grass and feel a breeze off the water at Red Hooked: Nature Rules!, a large exhibit featuring two hundred artists celebrating the change of nature in the beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood. Wrap up with a performance of acoustic guitar ballads by Aviv Cohn and Ben Singerson of the band The Widest Smiling Faces. 1PM-6PM. Free.

ART: Dead or Alive

Witness organic materials as you’ve never seen them before. Everything from Leri van Veluw’s Landscape I and III to Billie Grace Lynn’s Mad Cow Motorcycle will leave you feeling less creative than ever before. I mean really, how did these artists think this up?

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Original Notable New York Illustration by André da Loba.


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