Nab discount tix to dinner-and-movie night at Monkey Town
Buy one of 300 tickets for just $60 (usually $80) before May 18 at 2pm to this unique evening of immersive, multichannel video art paired with a multicourse meal.
Fri May 17 2013
If you enjoy unique experiences, make sure to catch Monkey Town 3 at Eyebeam this summer. Here's the deal: Each performance invites 32 people into a suspended white cube of screens (you have to duck to get to the seating inside), onto which a two-and-a-half-hour program of multichannel video art is projected. During the screening, you'll enjoy a multicourse meal cooked by a rotating series of chefs, including duo Max Sussman and Katy Peetz on Wednesdays and Thursdays (check out all the chefs and their menus).
The series has a limited two-month engagement (June 13–Aug 11), with two sittings every night (7, 9:15pm), before the show plans to embark on a global tour. The evening usually costs $80 (Sundays $45) and passes include all food, drinks and tips, but 300 tickets for just $60 were released yesterday, and are available by using the code MonkeyTown@3y3Beam on this Brown Paper Tickets page. Don't delay, the offer ends Saturday, May 18 at 2pm.
You may remember Monkey Town when it was a restaurant and bar in Williamsburg with a four-screen room in the back (or even before then when it was hosted in a 'Burg loft), but this return raises the game, with larger (19-foot-wide), purpose-built back-projected screens and an expansive setting.
The program spans lo-fi works from local artists to offerings from documentarian Errol Morris. We're particularly intrigued by Jack and Leigh Ruby's "Car Wash Incident" (coproduced by Eve Sussman), which re-creates a scam the couple pulled in the '70s.
Monkey Town has also lined up a few special nights or live music or live art. While a few things are still being confirmed, an announcement should be made before June 1, and we implore you to be ready. Visit monkeytown3.com to keep up to date.
And for a taste of the visual treats in store, check out Monkey Town's trailer, below.