Warhol muse Nico stars in the documentary The Chelsea Girls
The MoMA’s screenings of Andy Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls (1966) ends this weekend. Filmed mostly at our neighborhood Hotel Chelsea, the documentary gives a peek into the lives of some of the Factory superstars, including Nico, Ondine and International Velvet. A must-see.
Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 6:15 pm
Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd St @ Fifth Ave
If you haven’t been yet, head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Poiret: King of Fashion exhibit. We’ll be there!
through August 5, 2007
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave @ 83rd St
Will we see you at the opening of the new Greek and Roman galleries at the Met? We love when important art is also sexy. Metropolitan Museum of Art
You can’t miss the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show at the Metropolitan Pavillion, 18th Street between Sixth and Seventh. Over 80 vintage dealers will be showing their wares, ranging from museum pieces to of-the-moment trend items. Not the place to look for a bargain, but we can guarantee that you will see something that you’ve never seen before and be inspired for spring.
If you’re still in a vintage mood, stop by the Housing Works Thrift Shop on West 10th Street in the Village. A huge selection of vintage eyeglasses and sunglasses has been put together for the past few months for this event. Cat’s eyes, Jackie O’s, aviators and more!
Housing Works; 245 West 10th Street @ Hudson Street; (212) 352-1618
The 39th Street Flea Market is having an Earth Day weekend. Vendors will have a range of eco-conscious goods. Yeah, we don’t really believe it either. But recycling other people’s junk is Earth-friendly, right?
39th Street Flea Market; West 39th Street @ Ninth Avenue; 10am to 6pm
The forecast calls for a nor’easter with torential downpours, so maybe we’ll keep this weekend low-key. Rain or shine, we can’t ever stay in the house too long, so we’ve come up with a few little adventures to keep the cabin fever away.
The Museum of Television and Radio has an incredible Bob Mackie exhibition of his work for entertainer Mitzi Gaynor. Mackie is the king of glitz and glamour and will surely brighten the cloudy day.
Check out the monthly Housing Works warehouse sale in Long Island City. Its worth the trek– we scored vintage Levi’s and a mint condition YSL blazer at the last sale. Anything and everything you can fit in a brown paper bag for $20. Housing Works
Grab the new Time Out New York Eat Out Awards issue and try a new place for dinner. Doesn’t the delivery guy from your corner deli deserve a night off, especially in the rain? Time Out New York
The 2007 Gen Art Film Festival promises to be a cornucopia of the good, the bad and the ugly for ugly’s sake. One ticket gets you into 7 film premieres and 7 parties.
The April showers are coming, so brush up on your gardening skills in preparation for the May flowers. Smith and Hawken in SoHo (394 West Broadway; 212-925-1190) is co-hosting a “Soon to Bloom” workshop with Cottage Living, with experts teaching the basics of seeding and planting.
Enter the House & Garden Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes and you might win the Jenn-Air dishwasher with an oil-rubbed bronze finish panel. If you live in New York, it probably won’t fit in your kitchenette, so just use it to store your cashmere.
This weekend promises to be cold and nasty in the Big Apple. Instead of holing up at home with Doritos and The Golden Girls, why don’t you…
… clean out your closets and donate the cast-offs to Housing Works? You’ll get more space for new summer gear and a generous tax write-off for 2007. The proceeds from Housing Works Thrift Stores help fund their work to combat HIV/AIDS and homelessness in New York City.
… bake some yummy Lemonade Cupcakes from YumSugar to celebrate the spring? If you’re watching your waistline like us, search a recipe on fatfree.com/recipes, a recipe website completely written by readers.
… get organized for spring? The Container Store is our favorite place to stock up on shoe boxes, recycling bins and laundry bags. Plus, their spring sale is going on now. If you want something a little more fabulous, like zip-loc document files or a Lucite stapler, check out Japanese superstore Muji. You can order online or check out their mini-store in the basement of the MoMA store in SoHo.
… go find a new pair of sunglasses and throw out those cheap H&M things you’ve been “rocking” for the past year. The editors at Details have a few suggestions.
… get inspired by art? The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues their Discovering Tutankhamun photography exhibition (historical bling!), the MoMA‘s ‘Comic Abstraction’ is a modern explosion of color and The Museum at FIT showcases the work of fashion designer Ralph Rucci, the first American to show at the Paris couture since the 1930’s.
… figure out how to put together that Ikea bookcase using all the parts? Time Out New York hosts a timed building event at the Ikea in Paramus, NJ to see who can build a Billy bookcase the fastest. Stop in for some Swedish meatballs and cheap cotton rugs for the summer rental while you’re there. Take the 163 bus to Paramus from Port Authority if you’re without wheels.
Can’t wait to hear about your weekend. See you Monday!