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Mischen sample sale: date change!
Wed Jul 11
We received this notice days after we went to press with our current issue, but the dates of the Mischen sample sale (255 W 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite 1106; 212-827-0442) have been changed from Thursday 12 and Friday 13, 11am--5pm, to July 19 and 20, 10am-5pm. So if you see anyone in a panic in the Garment District on Thursday or Friday, please pass on the word.
I love a parade
Tue Jul 10
The Three Kings Day parade has its sheep and donkeys, the Chinese New Year Parade its dragons. But toilets-turned-tricycles? Try the Deitch Art Parade. Attacking West Broadway on September 8 with artists' floats and naked dancers, the Art Parade isn't your average family affair. Participants are selected by Deitch Projects, who, along with Creative Time and Paper Magazine, put on the event. Some groups are invited to submit proposals, but you can still go for it uninvited—the open call for concept submissions ends July 20. Previous parades have seen paintings mounted as picket signs, marching bands, inflatables of all sorts, those toilet tricycles and Yoko Ono's IMAGINE PEACE banner, which, not having inspired the desired effect the first time around, has appeared annually since the first parade in 2005.
Tue Jul 10
Slate made a big splash in the food blogs this week with author Sarah Dickerman's ingenious idea to get sushi scribes Sasha Issenberg (The Sushi Economy) and Trevor Corson (Zen of Fish) to discuss the finer points of the Japanese raw fish meal. We loved the idea so much that we executed it here in the Eat Out section...more than a month before Slate did. Bon apptit.
Today: Tuesday, July 10
Tue Jul 10
Lie back and think of Antarctica Yesterday I told you that I might regale you with stories of tap dancing today, but instead I'm going to take this special you-and-me moment to remind you that there's no time like the present for rioting, wilding or engaging in senseless acts of heat-wave sex. It's currently 217 degrees but it feels like 312, and tomorrow it's likely to not break the upper two hundreds, so you best get on it. Catch rainbows in mason jars tomorrow! For today, there is only wearing gauzy, filmy, barely there clothing, melting ice cubes on your nubile flesh while bad '80s music blares in the background and unleashing urban hostilities. Unless none of that interests you, in which case there's always comedy show Drink at Work. Staying hydrated is important, people!
Cleverly named venue announces first set of bookings
Tue Jul 10
Few surprises on the just-announced calendar for the Music Hall of Williamsburg, though a new venue getting out of the gate sure-footed would certainly involve keeping risks to a minimum (and besides, there are few surprises anywhere on the NYC live-music horizon). The opening night with Patti Smith is already sold-out, but tickets will go on sale either this Friday at noon or next week for: Joseph Arthur (Sept 7); the fast-rising local act Vampire Weekend (Sept 8); Clap Your Hands and Impeach the Vice President (Sept 10); the Walkmen (Sept 14); Bonde Do Role (Sept 15); the Black Lips (Sept 19); Les Savy Fav (Sept 21); Medeski, Martin & Wood (Sept 27); Fujiya & Miyagi (Sept 28); Jose Gonzalez (Sept 29); Boris + Damon & Naomi + Michio Kurihara—now that's a bill (Oct 3); Sunset Rubdown (Oct 8); and High on Fire + Mono + Panthers, also a killer show, on Oct 9 (tix on sale Jul 20). For tickets, try here or here.