Saturday, July 12
- Chelsea’s Eyebeam art space has the opening reception for a new exhibition tonight: “Double Take“, through August 9, features nine tech-savvy installations probing the relationship between reality and media — basically, turn yourself into a component of a virtual reality.
- The Yard — an outdoor space in Carroll Gardens, right on the Gowanus Canal — has their Mid Summer Party, an all-day concert featuring upwards of a dozen local acts, including Oneida and the very summery Band You Need to Hear High Places.
Sunday, July 13
- Without much fanfare, the Maysles Institute, founded by documentary pioneer Albert Maysles, has opened The Maysles Cinema, in Harlem, a new space for nonfiction film established on the “principle that the lives of ordinary people not only deserve, but demand, our attention”, and with the aim of “explor[ing] liminal areas of knowledge” and people from outside the moviemaking apparatus. Today they kick off a program of travel documentaries with a marathon screening of the great Louis Malle’s seven-part Phantom India.
- Everybody into the Pool Party at McCarren Park: the reunited Breeders — that’s Kim Deal, sister Kelly, and Tanya Donnelly, if you like me have trouble keeping track of which of Deal and Donnelly and Kristin Hersh were in which college rock bands during the 90s — are there, probably playing old songs that are fun to swing along to if you enjoy singing along to thrashy bass parts, as everyone does.
See you tonight, and then on Monday.