FRIDAY | 2.23.07
Concert. New Brunswick: Sometimes it seems like the Screaming Females play every other week, but they're always worth checking out. Tonight they play an all-ages basement show at the Parlor in New Brunswick, with We Are The Seahorses, Real Life Time Machines, and Zebu. All starts at 6 pm.
Film. New Brunswick: Sure, there have been a rash of Iraq films in the past year or two, and they're all worth checking out -- but When I Came Home takes a really interesting and original angle on the Iraq Vet experience -- director Dan Lohaus examines the phenomenon of the homeless veteran, an oft-overlooked aspect of these "disposable heroes." Lohaus will be on-hand tonight at the New Jersey Film Festival to discuss the film at the 7 pm screening.
SATURDAY | 2.24.07
Film. Jersey City: Since City Belt and Hudson DFA have postponed the War Tapes screening 'till next Saturday, March 3, I'd suggest you head down to Kim's Video, where the film TV's Promised Land will screen at 7 pm. This examination of the way the mass media portrays Arabs and Muslims couldn't come at a more appropriate time, as Jane Mayer's recent New Yorker piece on 24 continues to send shockwaves through the press (even as far as Star magazine!). Director Nicholas Dembowski simply pieces together clips from TV and movies with no narrattion to create a arty and political montage. This screening is free.
Concert. Jersey City: The Iron Monkey continues doing what it can to make up for the loss of Uncle Joe's in JC with a great show tonight -- Jersey's No Pasaran! and Brooklyn's The Art of Shooting.
Come out and support live music in Jersey City -- you know we need it.
It all starts around 10, and, as always, the best part...yup, no cover.
SUNDAY | 2.25.07
Concert. Hoboken: Saturday night's show is sold out, so your only chance to catch Mr. Dando himself is tonight, as the Lemonheads play with VietNam at Maxwell's. I've no idea what to expect, but it'll probably be interesting.
WEDNESDAY | 2.28.07
Discussion. Montclair: "Cleaning Up Dirty Pictures" takes an interesting approach to issues of censorship, morality, politics and pornography -- lecturer
Robert B. Simon of Robert Simon Fine Art will talk about why paintings
have often been deliberately altered. This discussion comes with some
sustenance, a buffet dinner, and thus -- it's $30 if you're not a
member of the Montclair Art Museum. But if you've got the money to burn and are going to be in the area, could be an interesting night.
THURSDAY | 3.1.07
Art Opening. Jersey City: What looks to be another excellent show opens tonight down under the tunnel ramps at Mana Fine Arts. "Mother of God: A Wonder Women Project" is being put together by _gaia -- the nine artists at the show were invited to a six-week residency at _gaia's Hoboken studios to "explore notions of feminism, spirituality, historical iconographies, and contemporary art practice." The artists in the show: Francisca Caporali, Jennifer Carpenter, Eileen Ferara, Asha Ganpat, Jaz Graf, Alana Kakoyiannis, Michelle Levante, Elizabeth Seaton, and Rachael Serbinski. Opening runs from 6-9 pm, the exhibit will be up through April 20.