Guide to what’s happening in New York this week

Metro's guide to what's happening in New York this week.

Culture



Downtown Rising: Paintings by Todd Stone


Now through Sept. 12, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St., free

For a creative memorial on this 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, head downtown to 7 World Trade Center, where paintings by Todd Stone created in response to the devastation and subsequent rebuilding efforts (both physical and emotional) are on display.

 

Night Life: The Art Show

Friday and Saturday

The Keeley Gallery,

352 Bowery, free

We’ve teamed up with curators Derrick B. Harden and Laura O’Reilly and local nightlife icon Roxy Cottontail to present this unique exhibition, which looks at NYC nightlife through the lenses of three different artists: Stephanie Podasca, gallerist Ryan Keeley and Kaitlyn Stubbs.

 



Books



“The Art of Fielding”


Wednesday, 7 p.m.

BookCourt, 163 Court St.

Brooklyn, free

Jonathan Franzen said this of Chad Harbach’s debut novel “The Art of Fielding,” “First novels this complete and consuming come along very, very seldom.” This statement confirms that Harbach, the “unemployed Harvard man,” has positively met at least some of the expectations inspired by the large sum paid for his novel in March.



Outside

 

Reflecting the Stars

Now through Oct. 25 Hudson River Park

Pier 49, West 11th Avenue and Bank Street, free

The Windmill Factory brings light pollution issues to … light, during Climate Week NYC. They’ve installed solar-powered LED lights on the decaying posts of Pier 49 to recreate the constellations of our night sky. Now you don’t have to leave the city to do a little bit of stargazing.



Electric Zoo 2011


Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., Randall’s Island Park, 1 Randall’s Island Road, $129-$294

It’s the usual suspects this year for headliners — Tiesto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren — with legit electronic acts supporting. SBTRKT and Nicholas Jaar are the up-and-comers to check out, while Infected Mushroom is the “old yet distinguished” act no one should miss; Beardyman is the best bet if you’re looking to be superimpressed.

 

Films

“The Art of FLIGHT” World Premiere

Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, $20

“Sick” is probably the best word to describe this epic snowboarding documentary. Produced by Red Bull Media House, it follows Travis Rice, the legendary professional snowboarder often referred to as the Paul Revere of the big mountain freestyle movement, on a two-year, powder-filled, boundary-leaping expedition.



New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival

Through Sept. 11

The Producers’ Club

Theaters, 358 W. 44th St.

$12-$20

Hell’s Kitchen Film Fest is an ambitious 10-day cine-tastic celebration featuring an international array of over 140 features and shorts. NYHKFF opens with the New York premiere of “Puffy Chair” filmmaker Jay Duplass’ documentary debut, “Kevin,” and closes with the world premiere of Craig Viverios’ “Lost in Italy.”

Crispin Glover presents “What Is It?”

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Nitehawk Cinema

136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, $20

Crispin Glover brings his films and ‘Big Slideshow’ back to New York. The first film of his trilogy is a provocative pastiche of surreal, campy, and often touching scenes. Along with the screening, take in a live presentation by Glover himself.



Talks

Granta presents Islamophobia, the Media, and Echoes

Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, free

Part of Granta Magazine’s four-night series of readings and discussions that explore the stories of 9/11, this event focuses on Islamophobia, media rhetoric, and how we remember 9/11. Sociologist Todd Gitlin joins law professor Lawrence Joseph and author Alia Malek in a talk with Granta magazine editor John Freeman.

Nightlife

The Palms

Saturday and Sunday

12 p.m.-4 a.m. The Palms, 25-25 44th Dr., Long Island City, $10-$20

Close your eyes and try to imagine Boca Raton with a gritty, urban twist. Because that’s what you can expect at the Palms, a 20,000-square-foot pop-up party space in LIC with amenities like pristine dumpster pools, a dance floor, rotating food trucks, and a bar serving up coconut cocktails.



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