Have A Good Weekend: Art Comedy, Pharmakon, White House Butler Down

June 13, 2014 | ANIMAL

Here are 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.

FRIDAY 79° F LOW 65° F

The War On Drugs, Woods, Julianna Barwick at 50 Kent (6pm, $20, Brooklyn)

The Passion of Kim Kardashian,” exhibits art by Hannah Kunkle at the up and coming Bushwick venue Palisades, featuring live music from Robot Moonjuice, DJs and an open bar from 9 – 9:30 pm. (7pm, free before 9pm, $5 after, Brooklyn)

Nick Waterhouse, The Vandelles, DJ Jonathan Toubin at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (7:30pm, $10, Brooklyn)

Marnie Stern, Tweens, Amanda X at Rough Trade (8pm, $10, Brooklyn)

Ed Shrader’s Music Beat, Ski Mask, Whore Paint at Shea Stadium (8pm, $tba, Brooklyn)

Friday the 13th SWELL After Party at BHQFU, summer Artists-in-Residence are hosting an after party to celebrate the launch of resident JULIACKS’ play SWELL. Works and performances by James Allister Sprang, Andrea Arrubla, Kim Junsung, Sean J Patrick Carney, and Laura Miller. (10:30pm, free, Manhattan)

Friday the 13th Tattoo Extravaganza at Magic Cobra Tattoo Society. Make a questionable decision on this (un)lucky day: get a tattoo for only $13! Get there early, it’s first come first serve. (until midnight, $20 with tip, Brooklyn)

Midnight screening of Ghost In a Shell at Nitehawk. (11:45pm, $11, Brooklyn)


Grrrl Fest at Silent Barn, crafty feminist fun and live music all day with bands like Potty Mouth, Fleabite an Shellshag (12pm, $8, Brooklyn)

Pwrplnt Rooftop Fund-Rager feat. Brooklyn Swag Shop, with tattoos, DJs and tarot readings. (1 pm, suggested donation, Brooklyn)

Thee Oh Sees, The Blind Shake, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard at McCarren Park (2pm, free, Brooklyn)

“You Are Special!” short film program at the Spectacle about human vulnerability—self help cults, private tears, puppets, ugly motel furnishings, game shows, depressed motivational speakers, and dancing, dancing, dancing. (5pm, $5, Brooklyn)

Opening reception for “This is what sculpture looks like” at Postmasters. (5:30pm-9pm, free, Manhattan)

Beirut, Ratking, Malang Jobarteh at 50 Kent (6pm, $35, Brooklyn)

Live! At White Columns, Mixed Media presents a night of comedy hosted by Heather Guertin, starring Kate Berlant, Casey Jane Ellison, and Sean J Patrick Carney. (7pm, free, Manhattan)

A Pedagogical Projection by J. Hoberman: White House Butler Down. Simultaneous double projection of White House Down (Roland Emmerich, 2013, 131 mins) and The Butler (Lee Daniel, 2013, 132 mins) at Light Industry. (6:30pm, free, Brooklyn)

Doomsday Student, Guerilla Toss, Chat Logs, MICROWAVES at Death By Audio (9pm, $8, Brooklyn)

Lust For Youth, Pharmakon, Container, Uniform at Baby’s All Right, presented by Ad Hoc and Sacred Bones (10pm, $10 advance $12 at door, Brooklyn)

Midnight screening of 12 Monkeys at IFC. (Midnight, $14, Manhattan)

SUNDAY 82° F LOW 63° F

Life Size Maps, Shark?, Whiskey Bitches, Haybaby, more at Silent Barn (1pm, $10, Brooklyn)

Superchief Sundays: BBQ, Art Show, Live Murals, Tattoos (2pm-8pm, $5, Mahattan)

Guerilla Toss, Krill, Heliotropes, Baked, Celestial Shore, Ovlov, Bluffing, more at Baby’s All Right (2pm, $10, Brooklyn)

Pity Sex, Nothing, Teen Suicide, Crying at Asbury Lanes (7:30pm, $10, Asbury Park, NJ)

(Image: Casey Jane Ellison)