Have a Good Weekend: Hardcore Fest, Poetry Reading, Jean Vigo

April 18, 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 in theaters: The Final Member, penis museum documentary.

New York’s Alright contemporary DIY punk and hardcore festival is going on. See the full schedule here. A slew of punk bands play Le Poisson Rouge tonight. (5:30pm, $20, Manhattan)

Ball culture photography “Bound by Night” book launch, signing with Elegance Bratton at Printed Matter. (6-8pm, Manhattan)

At BAM: Tarnation: 10th Anniversary screening and Q&A with Jonathan Caouette and John Cameron Mitchell (7:30pm, $13, Brooklyn)

Prince Rama, Win Win, and Weaves at Baby’s All Right. (8pm, $8, Brooklyn)

Self-described nü-metal aficionados Dark Sister with Nirvana, Tool, and Rage Against the Machine cover bands at Trash Bar. (8pm-1am, $7, Brooklyn)

Priests, Household, and Good Throb at Death By Audio. (8pm, $8, Brooklyn)

Flux Factory built a building-sized Rube Goldberg machine and it’s awesome! “It’s Totally Working Now!” party at the art gallery. (8pm, Brooklyn)

Also at Baby’s All Right: afterparty for New York’s Alright with Puce Mary, Ligature, Venerence, Saran Man. (Midnight, $8, Brooklyn)


Opening reception at 321 Gallery: Am Schmidt’s solo art show for her project Fierce (Untitled), a performance piece in which she wore A&F graphic t-­shirts and the brand’s “Fierce” cologne every day for a year, from November, 2012 until the following November. (6-9pm, Brooklyn)

At Light Industry: Sam Lewitt presents a double bill of Jean Vigo’s anarchist featurette Zero for Conduct and Abbas Kiarostami’s rarely-screened documentary Homework. (7pm, $7, Brooklyn)

Opening reception at TRANSFER: Solo exhibition by Clement Valla, comprised of digital prints and 3D printed sculptures that are structured around concepts of archaeology, computer software, meaning-making, and images that are not meant for human consumption. (7-11pm, Brooklyn)

Aye Nako at Littlefield. (11pm, $5-7, Brooklyn)


MoMA PS1 Sunday SessionsRespect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery, a celebration of the history and pedagogy of New York City’s House and Ballroom scene, a guided performance emerged from a multi-year investigation undertaken by the Vogue’ology collective, which includes members of New York City’s House and Ballroom scene and the sound-art collective, Ultra-red. (12-6pm, $10-12, Queens)

A poetry reading at Unnameable Books: Bunny Rogers, Edward Shenk and featuring YouTube artist Joey Nikles on guitar. (7pm, Brooklyn)

More New York’s Alright at The Wick. (4:30pm-9pm, $20, Brooklyn)

(Image: Pruce Mary by Jane Chardiet)