Q: Whatcha Gonna Do When You Get Out of Jail? A: I’m Going to Go to One of the Events Written Up In This Here “Weekend Update” Post

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11/30/2007 4:30 PM |

Saturday, December 1

  • Richard Hawley — who was the guitarist for the sweet Britpop also-rans the Longpigs, and a frequent contributor to Pulp, the preeminent British satirists of the late 20th and early 21st century — is at Bowery Ballroom tonight with songs from his lush, classical pop album Lady’s Bridge. The opening act is the similarly inclined, but much more ridiculously named Ferraby Lionheart.
  • Moving Image‘s Technicolor series is in its final weekend; I’d recommend Douglas Sirk’s swooning, aching, extravagantly color-coded All That Heaven Allows, a go-to text for students of melodrama (like Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Todd Haynes, to name two).


Sunday, December 2

  • In the most hotly anticipated matchup of the NFL season, the New York Giants, who are quarterbacked by this guy, visit the Chicago Bears, who are quarterbacked by this guy. Should be disgusting, and awesome.
  • If you like indie hip-hop labels like Stones Throw, or at least pretend to like indie hip-hop labels like Stones Throw, then you probably already know about tonight’s concert at the Highline Ballroom, which features Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib, and others.
  • Hey, it’s a Genital Mutilation Double Feature! Ousmane Sembène’s Moolaadé, at Film Forum (tomorrow also) and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, at the Walter Reade.

Ok, that’s all for me, now I wanna sniff some glue. See you Monday.