The weekend's five big events, and what to do after
Fri Feb 19 2010
TOUCH OF EVIL Kingsley, left, won't be rolling out the welcome mat for DiCaprio.
1. Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have teamed up for this '50s-set thriller, which TONY film critic Joshua Rothkopf calls "enjoyably nuts" in his three-star review. If you want to make Saturday a Brooklyn day, catch the movie at the (265 Court St at Butler St, Cobble Hill; 718-596-9113) at 7pm, then settle in for an evening of classic cocktails—sours, fizzes, mules, swizzles and smashes—at Clover Club (210 Smith St between Baltic and Butler Sts, Cobble Hill; 718-855-7939).
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Old school, baby!
2. Burton Greene
On Sunday, old-timer pianist Burton Greene teams up with clarinetist and fellow lifer Perry Robinson for a gig at the Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge St between Canal and Division Sts; 212-219-0888, eldridgestreet.org). Greene has been around the block, and his improvisation remains captivating even in his mellower years. Pair the music with a wallet-friendly meal at Xi'an Famous Food Outpost (88 East Broadway at Forsyth St, entrance on Forsyth St, No. 106; no phone)—TONY scribe Joshua M. Bernstein is officially obsessed, and you will be, too, when you get a heaping plate of noodles for $5. You can stick the rest of your dough in your 401(k).
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That's one shot, kid!
3. Jersey Shore Costume Party
The Situation & Co. may be bordering on overexposure, but we have a suspicion you can squeeze one more night of fist-pumping fun out of Jersey Shore crew. There's no better place to creep than Saturday night's costume party at Union Hall (702 Union St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-638-4400, unionhallny.com)—the bar features bocce ball, so you can get all old-school Italian if the spray-tanned antics become overwhelming. Before the throwdown, make it a classy ravioli night at al di l vino (607 Carroll St at Fifth Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-783-4565, aldilatrattoria.com), one of Eat Out's top ten Italian restaurants.
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Damn it feels good to be a nerd
4. Snakes: Futuresex/Lovesnakes
The spoof hip-hop duo brings its earnestly dorky late-night show to the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre (307 W 26th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves, 212-366-9176; $5) on Saturday. Before catching the preppy white rhymers at midnight, head to Grand Sichuan (229 Ninth Ave at 24th St, 212-620-5200) and explore the comprehensive menu, which comes with an annotated booklet describing the history and cooking process for each of the 100-plus dishes.
5. CineKink NYC Film Festival
For those who think Hollywood takes all the steaminess out of onscreen sex, this film fest delivers art-porn documentaries, shorts and dramas all weekend at Anthology Film Archive (32 Second Ave at 2nd St; 212-505-5181, cinekink.com). You might try Yes, Mistress on Saturday at 8pm—it showcases a series of shorts about service-industry workers gone wild. For eats, take down a big ol' sausage at Wechsler's (120 First Ave between 7th St and St. Marks Pl; no phone, currywurstnyc.com).
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