Have a Good Weekend: New Year’s Eve Do-Over, War and 285 Kent’s Last Breath

January 10, 2014 | ANIMAL

Here’s some art, film, music and other stuff happening in NYC so you can Have a Good Weekend. Drop your suggestions in the comments or to tips@animalnewyork.com.


Destruction Unit bring their brand of heavy psych to St. Vitus. ($12, 8pm, Brooklyn)

Porches are seemingly never not playing shows. This one’s at Silent Barn. ($7, 8pm, Brooklyn)

NYC punks Unstoppable Death Machines, who recently contributed a playlist to ANIMAL’s Listen In, play Shea Stadium. ($8, 8pm, Brooklyn)


Afghan war doc Restrepo is screening at the Brooklyn Museum with a discussion with co-director Sebastian Junger. He will talk about his co-director’s photojournalist Tim Hetherington’s work, who was killed on assignment in Libya in 2011. And while you’re there, see the “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” exhibit. ($12, 2pm, Brooklyn)

House of Ladosha’s Juliana Huxtable and ANIMAL favorite Bunny Rogers, among others, are reading poetry at “New Agendas” at the Macie Gransion Gallery. (Free, 7.30pm, Manhattan)

The first of the last shows at 285 Kent (RIP) is pretty much sold out, but if you show up very early you could get some at the door. This one is with Autre Ne Veut, Ital, Bookworms, and more. ($15, doors 8pm sharp, Brooklyn)

New Year’s Eve is terrible. That’s why we have a do-over. Come to the 5th Annual New Year’s Do-Over Party at Cheap Storage. Headliner: The Love Supreme. Oh, and there’s a traditional Melon Drop at midnight, after the countdown. (Brooklyn, 9pm)

Pig Destroyer — not Pug Destroyer — are always worth seeing. St. Vitus. Brooklyn, doors 6pm (show up early), $10

If you missed Thurston Moore at The Stone last week, catch his former bandmate at The Bell House. (8pm, $17, 8pm, Brooklyn)


It’s Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Ride time. Just so you know. Eeegh. (3pm)

OptoSonic Tea festival at Silent Barn! Live visuals with live sound. One of the artists is Melissa F. Clarke. There’s an informal discussion after over a cup of green tea. ($10-15 suggested donation, Brooklyn, doors 6pm)

For the noisily-inclined, Arto Lindsay of DNA is backed by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and others. Death by Audio. ($10, 8pm, Brooklyn)