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Big news! Hello, I Like You will be projected inside the Manhattan Bridge Archway at the Dumbo Arts Festival 2013.

Catch it on the evenings of Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29 from 8:00pm – 8:30pm and 9:00pm – 9:30pm.
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More about the Festival:
The DUMBO Arts Festival is a FREE public event. Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

The DUMBO Arts Festival attracts 200,000 visitors over 3 days with the participation of over 400 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. This year, the Festival will take place on Friday, September 27th, Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. The official Festival hours are Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday noon to 9pm, Sunday noon to 6pm. Outdoor projections on view through midnight all three nights.

Check out the DUMBO Arts Festival 2012 Highlights Video.


Over eight consecutive nights, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of Kraftwerk’s studio albums

Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 p.m.
1 – Autobahn (1974)
Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 p.m.
2 – Radio-Activity (1975) 
Thursday, April 12, 8:30 p.m.
3 – Trans Europe Express (1977) 
Friday, April 13, 10:00 p.m.
4 – The Man-Machine (1978) 
Saturday April 14, 8:30 p.m.
5 – Computer World (1981) 
Sunday, April 15, 8:30 p.m.
6 – Techno Pop (1986) 
Monday, April 16, 8:30 p.m.
7 – The Mix (1991) 
Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 p.m.
8 – Tour de France (2003)

Tickets are $25.00 and will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, February 22, at 12:00 p.m., only at MoMAKraftwerkTickets.showclix.com.

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some gallery shows that look interesting…

**revised 2/18/12**

Doug Wheeler @ David Zwirner
519 West 19th Street
thru February 25
One of Wheeler’s “infinity environments” – he plays with light and space so you lose all reference points, I got a bit of vertigo the first time I walked into one. There was a crazy long line when we went so I never got to try this show.

Zimoun @ Bitforms
529 West 20th Street
thru March 10
I usually stop at Bitforms every time I’m in Chelsea just to see what they’ve got going on. This time it looks like some sort of whirring motor installation. Fun!

Erik and Martin Demaine: Curved Crease Sculpture @ Guided by Invoices
558 West 21st Street
Thru March 3
Origami sculptures by father-and-son collaborators Martin and Erik Demaine. You might have seen them in the origami documentary Between the Folds.

Thomas Heatherwick @ Haunch of Venison
550 West 21st Street
Thru March 3
Designer/architect Thomas Heatherwick shows off some furniture extruded from single pieces of metal and a chair where you can literally sit and spin.

Weegee / Vivian Meier @ Steven Kasher
521 West 23rd Street
thru February 25

Ai Weiwei @ Mary Boone
541 West 24th Street
thru February 4
Ai Weiwei’s hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds on view in NYC. Unfortunately, we can’t walk through them as the initial viewers at the Tate did due to toxic ceramic dust.

Tom Friedman: New Work @ Luhring Augustine
531 West 24th Street
thru March 17
Tom Friedman is a very meticulous man.

Paula Scheer @ Bryce Wolkowitz
505 West 24th Street
Thru February 18

James Nares @ Paul Kasmin
515 West 27th Street
thru February 11
I like the look of the black and white chronophotographs of a pendulum’s swing.

– – – outside of Chelsea – – –

Weegee “Murder is my Business” @ International Center for Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd Street)
thru September 2
$12

Sarah Sze @ Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
thru March 25
$10

Lee Bontecou @ Freedman Art
25 East 73rd Street
thru February 11

I AM A BANANA. Don Hertzfeldt will appear in person to present his newest film and a selection of his award-winning earlier shorts Monday, March 26, 2012 and Tuesday, March 27 at the IFC Center. Hertzfeldt’s new film, It’s Such a Beautiful Day, is the third and final chapter in a trilogy about a mysterious man named Bill. The entire trilogy will be screened together for the first time on new 35mm prints, followed by a live Q&A with Hertzfeldt.

Tickets are $17.50.

For a taste of Hertfeldt, check out the brilliant, Rejected, below.

The Tobolowsky Files is my favorite storytelling podcast ever (Yes, better than This American Life and The Moth). I recommend starting with Season 1, Episode 1, as each story builds upon previous stories.

Stephen Tobolowsky will be performing a live version of The Tobolowsky Files at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 28. Tickets are $25.


From March until May 2012, the Museum of Arts and Design is running Argento: il cinema nel sangue (Argento: Cinema in the Blood) a three-month retrospective on the Argento film family.

I’m excited to see giallo master, Dario Argento’s Suspiria in 35mm.


Sarah Sze: Infinite Line at the Asia Society
in NYC through March 25


Theater! Thanks to Lilian and Mungo of SELF, I was tipped off to catch The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church, by Daniel Kitson last year. A charming story that turned in on itself, it reminded me of lovely storytelling in The Tobolowsky Files.

His new play, It’s Always Right Now, Until it’s Later is a show about everything and nothing. It’s playing at St. Ann’s Warehouse through January 29. Tickets are $25.

Kitson will also be doing a couple night shows at Upright Citizens Brigade on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 26. Tickets are $5.

One of my favorite foods in Vancouver is opening up shop in NYC! Japadog (questionable name, delicious food) is opening at 30 St. Marks between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave. They’ll be selling the Terimayo, the Croquette (fried potato patty in a hot dog!), the Tonkatsu, and … an ice cream option?!? Japadog Menu

IFC Center and GKIDS present a Studio Ghibli retrospective. Spirited Away, My Neighbors The Yamadas, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and many other Ghibli films making their US premieres… all in 35mm. Yes, please. The films are being shown in both subtitled and dubbed format, so double-check which is screening when you get your tix.

CASTLES IN THE SKY: MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA & THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI