Notable New York, This Week 11/16 – 11/21


The week in New York Jonathan Ames has a Ball, Salman Rushdie reads, Paul Auster stays true to NYC, Ann Beattie compiles stories form The New Yorker, Patti Smith hosts a tribute for Jim Carroll, feel Refreshx3 at Happy Ending, John Baldessari holds this title of week’s MOVIE PICK, (Le) Poisson Rouge Gleeks out, and New Photography 2010 in ART.

Tuesday 16th: The Moth Ball embraces storytelling in a star studded evening. Jonathan Ames and Mike Birbiglia host the event and award The Moth Storytelling Award to Calbin Trillin. Capitale. 6:30PM. Purchase tickets for the ball here.

Salman Rushdie reads from Luka and the Fire of Life, fantasies fit for adults and children, or adultchildren. Barnes and Noble, Union Square. 7PM. Free.

Wednesday 17th: Paul Auster is back with Sunset Park, a novel to surely hit the be

stseller list. Sunset Park features Paul Auster’s favorite character, New York City, while depicting squatters and artists in our economic climate. Barnes and Noble, Union Square. 7PM. Free.

Thursday 18th: Ann Beattie’s latest collection of short stories chronologically places all of her stories published in The New Yorker. McNally Jackson Books. 7PM. Free.

Rocker Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye team up for A Tribute to Jim Carroll in wake of his posthumous novel The Petting Zoo. Barnes and Noble, Union Square. 7PM. Free.

Friday 19th: Refresh Refresh Refresh, the fifth installment in a Happy Ending reading series features John Koblin from WWD and Zach Woolfe from Capital, Molly Lambert from This Recording, Mina Kimes from Fortune, Alex Pasternack from Vice, and Alex Bleeker from the band Real Estate. 8PM. Happy Ending. Free, 21+.

Saturday 20th: This week’s MOVIE PICK features the works of John Baldessari. A screening of films and videos, introduced by the artist, will feature films from the 1970’s including Title (1972) and Four Short Films (1972-73).  Please send your RSVP for John

Baldessari: Movie Scenarios to [email protected], seating is limited. Electronic Arts Intermix. 6:30PM. $7/$5 for students.

Sunday 21st: (Le) Poisson Rouge hosts a brand new open mic for show-tune lovers, Broadway enthusiasts, “Gleeks”, fans of CharlesNelson Reilly, and anyone who ever wanted to do their own dream ballet. Pay homage to the old Village Gate, a nightclub/theater that opened in the late 50’s and premiered a number of Off-Broadway shows. Hosted by Kevin Michael Murphy, with Caleb Hoyer on the keys. (Le) Poisson Rouge. 9:30PM. Free.

ART: New Photography 2010 presents Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, and AmandaRoss-Ho. These four artists borrow images found in print media and cinema to create shockingly authentic and emotional photographs. Museum of Modern Art. Through 1/10/11.


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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 →