TONIGHT! Friday, January 27 I Pizza Man Julie and Alice are at their wits end. Everything has gone wrong. Julie has lost her job. Alice’s lover has gone back to his wife. They are frustrated with no outlet. What would a guy do? They decide to rape the pizza delivery guy. Will they find any satisfaction and power in their lives? Do any of us?
TONIGHT! Friday, January 27 I Stranger Than Paradise Jarmusch’s second feature-length film, “Stanger Than Paradise” would launch both Jarmusch and No Wave Cinema into the international spotlight when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Caméra d’Or prize. Following a self-styled New York hipster who is paid a surprise visit by his pretty 16-year-old Hungarian cousin, “Stranger than Paradise” examines the duo’s initial hostility and indifference that transitions into a strange affection between two exiles. Continuing on to win the Golden Leopard at the 1984 Locarno International Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Picture “Stranger than Paradise” captures not only the spirit of New York City in the 1980s but also the talent and vision of a burgeoning American cinematic voice.
Saturday, January 28 I Jacques Brel Returns Presented by Dan Whitten, Mark Beigelman, Peter Martin and Tiger Theatricals, “Jacques Brel RETURNS” is a new cabaret production featuring highlights from “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” as well as Brel songs not in the original score. Created by Dan Whitten and Mark Beigelman, who produced the hit revival and CD in 2006/2007, and featuring musical direction by Rick Hip-Flores, the evening features Jacques Brel favorites including “Carousel,” “My Childhood,” “If We Only Have Love,” “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “The Bulls,” “Jackie,” “Amsterdam” and “I Loved.” “Having produced the 2006/2007 revival of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at The Zipper, it’s been rewarding to revisit this material with such an exciting rotating cast of artists,” says creator Dan Whitten. “Audiences have been loving the show which has more of a ‘salon’ feeling because of our International Artists Micheline Van Hautem, Karen Kohler and Jean Brassard.
Sunday, January 29 I Happy New Year!! January 2012 Animamus Art Salon Animamus Art Salon will be celebrating 2012 and the Year of the Dragon this month with presentations by: Adam Aleksander, Dianne Bowen, Olivia Cohen, Harriet Faith, Dr. Faery Kreateve, May Madarang, and Christian Stolarz, with special performances by Aly Rose and Sylva Dean. Featuring works by January’s The Art Pop Up Shop Artists: Damaris Drummond, Ellen Jong, Max Sanjulian, and Jordan Tinker. Animamus Art Salon’s mission is to create a safe, supportive and inspiring environment for artists of all mediums to debut and discuss their current work while encouraging audience participation and simultaneously enabling a performance of ideas, which can not be repeated. Animamus Salon seeks, in this digital age, to create a physical meeting space that will serve to foster the exchange of ideas, facilitate discourse, and create a sense of community. Salons will be held monthly.
Sunday, January 29 I NYChilifest 2012 The ultimate celebration of chili, beer and all things spicy is taking over New York City’s culinary epicenter, Chelsea Market. Each ticket gives you access to a 500-foot concourse of chili, served by dozens of NYC’s best restaurants and cutting edge chefs, all competing for the Golden Chili Mug 2012 title. Sam Adams is matching 4 of their favorite chili-eating beers to accompany your adventurous mouths.
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