Friday, November 19, 2010
LES Weekend Guide.
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
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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.