Saturday, December 15, 2012

8 things to do tonight in the East Village that don't involve Santas

[Big Ben]

I've heard from a few people today who said that they aren't going out today because of the Santas... That's kind of dumb, huh?

These are 7 things worth doing just off the top of my head, so to speak... Feel free to leave other ideas int he comments...

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• Go to the Ben Gazzara retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives. Tonight, "Husbands" at 6:30 and "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" at 9:15. (Info.)

• Visit the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space at 155 Avenue C (Info.)

• Attend the annual holiday fair at d.b.a., 41 First Ave. 3-8 p.m.

• Take part in the annual Unsilent Night, the boombox caroling walk from composer Phil Kline's. Meeting place is 7 at the Arch at Washington Square Park... and traveling to Tompkins Square Park. (Info.)

• See Desire! [A Varsouviana], a "heart-stopping, pill-popping remix of Tennessee Williams’ sexiest play" at Under St. Mark's. 7 p.m. (Info.)

• Attend a world premiere dance performance of "Devouring Devouring" at the Ellen Stewart Theatre on East 4th Street. 7:30 p.m. (Info.)

• Check out the Sensitive Skin #9 Reading Release Party at A Gathering of the Tribes. 7-9 p.m. (Info.)

• Enjoy the quiet comfort of the William Barnacle Tavern at Theatre 80 on St. Mark's Place.

6 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

Last year some friends were in town on the dreaded Santacon night and we went to Phebe's and loved the fact that they wouldn't let Santacon people in the bar. So that's another safe haven.

http://www.phebesnyc.com/

Anonymous said...

Definitely my favorite two Cassavetes films. First saw Husbands on TV in the 1970s. One of the "Afternoon Movies" on one of the regular networks (ABC CBS NBC) Hard to believe stuff like this was typical fare for broadcast TV back then.

Crazy Eddie said...

Ben Gazzara-Old school Stuy High graduate-Very cool. I just had an “irresistible impulse" to.......never mind.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

Unsilent Night!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the guy that cost Susan Rice her job?

Anonymous said...

I honestly had no problem whatsoever having a good time as a non santa near santas. Spent the night as I usually would - out early and home early - in the neighborhood. Happy hour at local 138 and a nightcap at the edge. Live and let live. Most of the santa people I met were pleasant enough and no more wasted than most people in the area.