Weekend What-To-Do: Film, Fashion and Earth Festivities
April 20th, 2012
Tonight is the second in a three-day drive-in movie series, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Throw on your loungewear, grab a blanket, buy your free ticket, find your perfect viewing spot at the World Financial Center and chill out under the spring sky to watch Goonies tonight at 8 p.m.
A pre-emptive Earth Day celebration at The Visionaire (70 Little West Street) will ensue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the free event you will be able to collect tips on healthy living from experts, sample unique offerings from top green businesses and chow down at a rooftop barbeque. (The rooftop has killer views of the Hudson River.) Kids will have the opportunity to build musical instruments and make flower/herb planters. For updates, follow the green residential building on Twitter: @TheVisionaire.
While you are in the ‘hood, Greenwich Jewelers (64 Trinity Place) is hosting an in-store exclusive shopping event, in which customers will be able to meet jeweler Todd Reed. Check out his exquisite designs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The 21st of April also marks this year’s International Record Store Day. Fine tune your ears, prepare your record players and support indie record stores in the city. Stop by J&R Music World in the heart of Downtown for a little live musical delight beginning at noon.
For the art enthusiasts, (Art)Amalagamated (317 Tenth Avenue) will be holding an opening reception from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Mikel Glass: Fair. The two-gallery exhibit is a commentary on the art market and will run through May 12. For more information visit artamalgamated.com.
Also going down: The Tribeca Film Festival NYFEST Soccer Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40.
Happy Earth Day! Join the Nature Conservancy for Picnic for the Planet, the world’s largest and most delicious celebration for Planet Earth. Visit the Conservancy online to find out where you can meet up with fellow New Yorkers for a mega picnic in the city, starting at 11 a.m.
Other possibilities: Make an effort to improve your green living, with some easy tips from this past week’s Top 10 Tuesday. Then, make a gooey grilled cheese lunch before April a.k.a. National Grilled Cheese Month is up. And don’t forget to get a head start on gifts for all of the Moms in your world (yes, that’s right, Mother’s day is Sunday, May 13).
All Weekend Long
Launched last Saturday, the 14th Street Apple Store in Meatpacking is holding its free 2012 “Meet the Filmmakers” talk series through Thursday, April 26. The 45-minute moderated conversations with audience Q&A is put on by Tribeca Film, in partnership with Apple and IndieWire. Tonight, gear up for a double header. At 7 p.m., join actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and director Brad Hall (SNL) for a discussion about their short film, Picture Paris. At 8 p.m., director Lynne Shelton (Humpday) talks about her new film, Your Sister’s Sister, starring Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Saturday evening’s roster:
6 p.m.: Filmmaker Bradley Rust Gray (The Exploding Girl) and actor Riley Keough (The Runaways) discuss their new drama Jack and Diane.
7 p.m.: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), actor Will Arnett (Up All Night) and producer Ben Silverman talk Mansome, Spurlock’s new documentary all about men’s grooming habits.
5 p.m.: Golden Globe winter Chris Colfer (Glee) and director Brian Dannelly team up to talk about their new coming-of-age comedy directed by Colfer, entitled Struck By Lightening.
6 p.m.: Director Chris Kenneally, along with industry experts, examines Side by Side, a documentary about filmmaking produced and presented by Keanu Reeves.
For a full Meet the Filmmakers schedule, visit tribecafilm.com.
—Andrea Tullman, Editor-in-Chief