Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, by far one of our favorite holidays. We are super psyched to be involved in the annual Thanksgiving fundraiser, Cranksgiving, this Saturday. Read more about it below!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
slash and dash.
Known for being one of the only films that Gene Siskel walked out on, MANIAC, the gratuitously glory slasher picture from the 80's (with the added credit of being banned in some countries) will be playing the midnight show at Sunshine Cinema this Friday & Saturday. Bonus: the director, Bill Lustig, will be in attendance for an audience q&a. 143 E. Houston Street.
Cranksgiving 12 is going down this Saturday and we are thrilled to be among their official sponsors. What is Cranksgiving you ask? For twelve years running, the New York Bike Messenger Foundation has been convening with serious cyclists the weekend before thanksgiving to race & gather food for New York City's homeless population. All you need to participate is a bike, a lock, a bag, some cash and some courage. Registration begins at 2pm, the race kicks off at 3pm at Thompkins Square Park.
ANS if you donate $25 to the Foundation, we will give you $6 off any of our sandwiches!
Our friends at Anthology Film Archives are hosting a series of Cocteau films until the 21st, including one of our favorites by far, Beauty & the Beast. As Pauline Kael said: “[P]erhaps the most sensuously elegant of all filmed fairy tales. As a child escapes from everyday family life to the magic of a storybook, so, in the film, Beauty’s farm, with its Vermeer simplicity, fades in intensity as we are caught up in the Gustave Dore extravagance of the Beast’s enchanted landscape.…magnificent beast.” Stop by and tell us what you thought after!
Showing Saturday at 5:15. 32 Second Avenue.
And Sunday don't miss another Cocteau gem at Anthology Film Archives, the screening of 1950's Orpheus at 5pm.
With an exhausting and eclectic musical resume (including a stint with the Polyphonic Spree), Corn Mo has found its home in its own special brand of exuberant piano rock that is as infectious as it is quirky and upbeat. Catch him at the early show at Mercury Lounge this Sunday. Doors at 6:30, show at 8:30. 217 E. Houston.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Comprised of Ritzy Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas, the English trio The Joy Formidable create the kind of energetic sound that we crave at the end of the night as we rally to clean up before heading home. If you can rally on this sleepy grey day, stop by and see them play at The Bowery Ballroom tonight. The show starts at 8. Pop in and pre-game with us over one of our toasty, warm sammy's.
Friday, November 12, 2010
This weekend calls for more of this ridiculously beautiful late Autumn weather. With temperatures hovering in the 60's & sun filled, it's the perfect weather for a sandwich & a show or a stroll.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
now smell this.
|image via New Museum|
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
El Camino dreams.
|photo via Salon 94 Gallery|
Salon 94 Bowery, right next to the New Museum of Contemporary Art, is currently featuring a show by artist Liz Cohen. An (actual) German Tramant & a Chevy El Camino marry in the work Trabamintino. As far as we are concerned, basically anything involving an El Camino inside of a gallery will get us on board.
dance the night away.
|image via Element|
down home music.
|image via Horse Feathers|
laugh your face off.
|image via Brooklyn Vegan|
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This week's music pick is dedicated to Hooray for Earth, who are currently playing a residency at Pianos, where they will perform every Wednesday through November. Grab a bite with us on the way so we can discuss the puppets in this video for Surrounded by Your Friends.
Friday, November 5, 2010
start the weekend with a hoedown.
Join DJ Jonathan Toubin and a host of friends for an eclectic blend of soul, garage rock, girl groups, glam, punk, and a whole lot more tonight at Home Sweet Home. 131 Chrystie b/t Broome & Delancey St. 10:30 pm. $3 cover.
hide out with Godard.
Keep Your Right Up, the 1987 gem from Jean Luc Godard who appears in the film as a Buster Keaton-like character. Co-starring the lovely Jane Birkin. Playing at one of our favorite theaters, Anthology Film Archives. Pair it with a toasty hot Tiny's sandwich and you have the perfect prescription for an overcast Friday night.
32 Second Avenue. Show starts at 7pm.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
spend the weekend at the New Museum.
Stop by our place for lunch and walk it off with a tour of two interesting installations, "Free" & "The Last Newspaper", at the New Museum this weekend. 235 Bowery.
listen to Land of Talk.
Canadian born singer Elizabeth Powell performs as Land of Talk this Saturday at the Bowery Ballroom. The much raved about trio have been compared to PJ Harvey & Dinosaur Jr. 9pm. Tickets $15. 6 Delancey Street.
a marathon picnic.
40,000 runners covering over 26 miles and all five boroughs, the ING New York City Marathon is an institution not to be missed. Cheer on your fellow New Yorker's and camp out with a cozy Tiny's picnic while you do. If you are among the brave & the strong running this Sunday, we recommend stopping by for a carb loading session Saturday.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
We've loved seeing your costumes on the street this weekend & we thought you would like these decked out pups at the annual Dog Halloween Parade at Tompkins, our neighborhood park.
Come by and show us some pics of your costumes in case we missed you this weekend!
pop culture poppin'
we love kitchen humor
and food humor...
All pictures via Jim Kiernan via New York Mag.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Happy Halloween!! This is one of our favorite holidays and we can't wait to see everyone's costumes this weekend! Come in and show us what you got or send us pictures of your Sunday's best. Our weekend guide is dedicated to spooky spaces as there seem to be an abundance of local spins this year. Come by before to line your stomach or after to calm your spirit (in costume please!).
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Gore free but still ever so creepy haunted house.
The Steampunk Haunted House at the Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement will be active all weekend in their 100 year old space. Encounter Victorian macabre meets terrifying robots at this fresh take on the classic haunted house experience. You're sure to be spooked, so we would recommend a visit our way after the terror fest to calm your nerves and fill your bellies. Friday & Saturday 8-11pm; Sunday 6-9:30. Tickets $25, $10 students. 466 Grand Street at Pitt St.
image via Abrons Art Center
the living installation at ABC No Rio.
Artist Michael Alan will perform an edition of his ongoing exhibition "The Living Installation" (occuring 6 times a year) at ABC No Rio with the them BLACK AND WHITE/The Misfits. A tribute to both the punk band and the punk roots of the space itself. The happening will take place over the course of five hours and, most importantly, will be taking place a short block from the sandwich shop. 156 Rivington St. b/t Clinton & Suffolk.
photo via Michael Alan
a candlelight tour in an 19th century home.
Walking through a darkened home with a group of strangers sounds scary enough to us, but make that home the Merchant's House Museum a.k.a "Manhattan's most haunted house", a preserved familial home from the 1800's, with a tour led by staff members who have personally encountered the inexplicable and the paranormal, all by candlelight, and you have the ingredients for a downright spooky experience. Tours run every half hour from 6-10pm on Friday & Saturday. $25, $13 for members. 29 E. 4th St. b/t Bowery & Lafayette.
the old standby.
What would Halloween in New York be without the annual Village Halloween Parade? Between the crowds, the costumes, and the revelry it is an unforgettable marathon of a Halloween celebration. This year's theme of memento mori is sure to cast a morbid spin on the typically outlandish affair. Pack a Tiny's picnic and report back with photos for us! 6:30-10:30pm, 6th Ave. from Spring St. to W.16th St.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This week's tune for Tuesday is dedicated to our man Tom Petty as he celebrates his 60th birthday this week (and can we talk about the scene at the Live Aid concert in 1985?!). Our neighbors at the Bowery Ballroom will be holding their annual Petty Fest celebration this Thursday with Special Guests: Adam Green, Norah Jones, Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis of Saturday Night Live, Nicole Atkins, Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes, Catherine Pierce, Jesse Malin, Tyson Ritter of the All American Rejects, Reeve & Zane Carney, Jody Porter of Fountains Of Wayne, Sammy James of the Mooney Suzuki, Steve Schiltz of Hurricane Bells & Longwave, Antony Ellis of Five O'Clock Heroes, Mikki James, Hymns and many more. Join in on the epic celebration and be sure to fill us in if you make it over, otherwise we may just have to share a jam to Free Fallin' in the shop over some sandwiches.
Friday, October 22, 2010
It'd be tempting to only focus on CMJ events this weekend, but there are, as always, plenty of interesting/fun/adorable/enlightening events to be endeavored in the LES, so we thought we would offer a little bit of both this weekend. Have fun running around in this perfect Autumnal stretch, and stop by and fill us in on all of the fun that you had.
Eat & play well,
The enchanting London based songstresses The Smoke Fairies will bring their bluesy ballads to the Living Room tonight, with additional sets by the Fieros, Beau Jennings, JD Southern, and more. Doors at 8:30
CMJ happenings.One of our all time favorites, Dean Wareham (formerly of Luna) will be joined by the Crocodiles, Wakey! Wakey!, Brian Bonz and the Major Crimes, James Vincent McMorrow, and Young Buffalo for a showcase at the The Bowery Ballroom that is sure to be a can't miss. Doors open at 6pm. 6 Delancey Street between Bowery & Christy.
Eric Drooker, former LES Street artist tuned professional illustrator will be giving a lecture at Blue Stockings Books called "Art is a Weapon". Join him as he shares excerpts of his work, beginning at 7pm, $5 suggested donation. 172 Allen Street.
Drooker with Alan Ginsburg
dogs and costumes, oh my.
The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade kicks off Saturday. All are welcome for this celebration of dogs, Halloween, dress up, and the Lower East Side. Join them at 12pm at E.9th Street between A & B.
Head over to Pianos on Sunday as they join forces with the CitizensMusic for a day long extravaganza of shows. It is the perfect CMJ parting gift/exit strategy. The music starts at 2pm and will go on throughout the day. 158 Ludlow Street.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
CMJ is upon us! There is so much good music and so many good shows to be enjoyed in the nighborhood from our favorite tiny venues The Cake Shop & The Living Room to the larger Bowery Ballroom & Mercury Lounge. One of our favorite Brooklyn Bands Neon Indian will be playing at The Bowery Ballroom as a part of their CMJ Music Marathon series. Catch them and a slew of other bands on the 23rd.
Friday, October 15, 2010
living in memory.
Catch the remaining days of I Live My Thoughts at the Laurel Gitlen Gallery where artists Bianca Beck &
Josh Brand will have paintings, photographs and assorted memory jugs by anonymous American artists through the 24th of October. View the press release here. Located at 261 Broome Street.
surf tunes & garage bands.
Our neighbors at Cake Shop (as you know, one of our favorite music venues) are hosting Hunx & His Punx (the lo-fi vintage garage inspired rock band that is our current obsession) this Saturday. Doors are at 8pm with a $10 cover. 152 Ludlow Street.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Kiki de Montparnasse welcomes back LA vintage retailer Decades Two for another East Coast pop up shop extravaganza, see what all of the fuss is about and snag some killer vintage wares this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located at 79 Greene Street.
community get down.
This Sunday join our friends and neighbors at the Henry Street Settlement for their annual community day celebration. Beginning at 3pm, they will be hosting an afternoon of free festivities ranging from music & dance to BBQ & raffles, all taking place at the Abrons Art Center, located at 466 Grand Street.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
If a salad and a sandwich were to shack up, the Veggiest of Them All would most likely be their offspring. Think of it as a portable salad with a whole grain bread wrapper. This sandwich delivers a fresh explosion of crunchy, juicy, bright flavors ranging from the sammy classics (spinach, sprouts, tomato & onion) to the rich & creamy (avocado & Goddess dressing) topped off with cucumber, carrots, and roasted red peppers. Add cheese or turkey/tofu turkey for just a little bit extra and your belly will thank you.
veggiest of them all
photograph by Robyn Lee