Queens Parties for Art

06/20/2009 4:00 PM |

Two of Long Island City’s biggest art institutions are throwing big parties tonight. At P.S.1 (22-25 Jackson Ave) it’s the latest edition of the PopRally series with Summer Solstice at P.S.1: Blood Transfusion for a Ghost, with artist Frank Haines serving as curator. He’s organized performances by Blanko & Noiry, filmmaker Rose Kallal and curator Mark Beasley, psychedelic metal band Miracle of Birth, and poet Cedar Sigo (the band ARP will provide sonic transitions between acts). Show starts at 8pm, tickets are $10, click here for details.

Nearby Deitch Studios (4-40 44th Dr) is hosting a release party for MGMT’s music video for their latest single “Kids” (directed by Ray Tintori) at 8pm along with a making-of featurette and tunes by DJ Simon O’Connor. If you haven’t already seen the video, it is crazy: