Have a Good Weekend: Actress, Jarmusch, Hot Sugar and GIFs

April 11, 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.


Out this weekend: Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as vampires at Film Society Lincoln Center and Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Everything else looks pretty crap.

“Archives of the Collective” opening at the Boiler, Pierogi; selected works by Pratt second-year MFA candidates. (6-9pm, Brooklyn)

Hot Sugar’s very romantic live set including new songs off his upcoming album ^God’s Hand^ at the Cameo Gallery. (8pm, $5-$10, Brooklyn)

Join BHQFU’s Performance Critique class for Spring Broken-Open-Mike, open to all: performances, readings, guided meditations, ideas for The Jogging posts… (8pm, free, Manhattan)

NGUZUNGUZU, Slava, more from Ad Hoc at Baby’s All Right. (11pm, $12-$15, Brooklyn)

Dark, minimal electronic producer Actress at Cameo Gallery. (Midnight, $15, Brooklyn)

Post-punk, post-internet rap star Cities Aviv at the Knitting Factory. (Midnight, free, Brooklyn)

Tonight and tomorrow, there’s a midnight screening of Trainspotting at Nighthawk Cinema. (Midnight, $11, Brooklyn)

Ask a noise punk about the Rockaways.


How to Make a GIF worksh0p at the Moving Image Museum. Tyler Menzel helps to showcase the funniest, most useful, and most beautiful GIFs on the web and teach visitors the technical and creative skills necessary to make the perfect animated GIF. (1pm-5pm, free with $12 admission, Queens)

At the Spectacle Theater: A deeply unnerving film situated in the middle of a variety of genre film lineages, Agustí Villaronga’s In A Glass Cage blends morose, art-house chamber drama with psychologically-challenging giallo horror and unflinching exploitation film brutality into a force of will that will likely plant itself in your mind forever. Trigger Warning: Sustained, recurring scenes of torture and sexual abuse—frequently involving children—presented in harsh, unsparing tones with a palpable, fascist historical context. (7:30pm, $5, Brooklyn)

LVL UP and Chumped at Suburbia. (8pm, $5, Brooklyn)

Nastassja Kinski in Cat People at the IFC Center. It’s fucked up! (Midnight, $14, Manhattan)


Madison Young, “Intersections of Queer Performance Art and Feminist Pornography” at Grace Exhibition Space: sex positive artistically driven pornography; a conversation surrounding the importance of both sexually explicit art and pornography in our culture. (7pm-10pm, donation $5-$15, Brooklyn)

Beautiful noise/sound collages from Kyle Eyre Clyd and Tom Carter from Charalambides at Exile in Long Island City. (8pm, Queens)