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friday favorites: november 19

friday favorites

SEE IT: art and photography I fell for this week
When French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91 year old Grandma Frederika depressed, he suggested they do a superhero photoshoot. The shots are friggin' hysterical! (And Grandma was cheered up).

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
The Today Show anchors have been on a mission to "go viral" and enlisted OK Go to help them make a video. OK Go is famous for their viral music videos, and concocted a scheme involving 250,000 ping pong balls and locking the 4 anchors in boxes for 3 hours. You can also see the behind the scenes video here. 

A friend and I were talking about Florence + The Machine yesterday, and he mentioned Rabbit Heart. I was familiar with the song (and its Alice in Wonderland references) but hadn't seen the tea-party-esque video. If you're not familiar with her music, definitely check it out. I'm going to see her perform with Civil Twilight on December 14 at Irving Plaza- it's going to be a killer show!

 

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. Bbtone by Pinback 2. Gold Guns Girls by Metric 3. Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun Mix) by Coldplay 4. Stronger by Seabird 5. The Artist by The Hush Sound 6. Stay by Safety Suit 7. The Night is Young by Howling Bells 8. Face Down by Katie Todd 9. Indigo by Far Beyond Frail 10. Hurricane Drunk by Florence + the Machine

DO IT: things to add to your calendar
The Union Square holiday market opens today! Markets are popping up everywhere with local artisans, jewelers and crafters bringing it for your gifting pleasure. I love unique and thoughtful gifts- and handmade presents are always more special.

It's the final week of the NYFA Boot Camp Art Festival. Check out their schedule of events here.

Wakey!Wakey! and Jenny Owens play a set at Maxwell's in Hoboken tomorrow night. I'll be there!

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friday favorites: october 29

friday favorites

photo I took of my last ride on the V train before it was decommissioned

SEE IT: photography I fell for this week
The NYC Subway system turned 106 years old this week. To mark the occassion, the New York Times published photos of the city's subway from over the years. There are some really great photos in this series, check 'em out!

 

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
The David Crowder* Band made a stop-motion music video for their single "SMS [Shine]" featuring 700,000 lite brite pegs and some serious animation... I miss my lite brite!

This guy seems oddly obsessed with KT Tunstall, but the video he made is super entertaining (KT thought so too and tweeted the link).

Tilt-shift videos fascinate me. They offer such a cool point of view and make ordinary events seem pretty magical. This is definitely one of the coolest ones I've seen, made at Coachella.

 

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
I'm going to see Guster, Civil Twilight and Anberlin tonight and tomorrow! I'm pretty amped to see Guster and Civil Twilight again, and I'm a newbie to Anberlin's music but I'm liking what I've heard so far.

1. Soundtrack 2 My Life by KiD CuDi 2. Make Her Say by KiD CuDi 3. Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap 4. On the Ocean by Guster 5. Do You Love Me by Guster 6. Disappear by Anberlin 7. Paperthin Hymn by Anberlin

DO IT: things to add to your weekend calendar
Tonight at 9p- get your dance on at Lincoln Center's I Love Vinyl. DJs will be spinning records and encouraging you to participate in the event by emailing photos and interacting with AURICLE- a logo booth created just for ILV. 

Check out MOVE! at PS1- a 2 day event this weekend showcasing the collaborations of artists and designers. Some of the pairings include Kalup Linzy and Diane Von Furstenberg; Rob Pruitt and Marc Jacobs; Olaf Breuning and Cynthia Rowley; Brody Condon and Rodarte; Rashaad Newsome and Alexander Wang; Dan Colen and Proenza Schouler; David Blaine and Adam Kimmel; Jonah Bokaer and Narciso Rodriguez. I can't wait to see what they've created!

The 38th Annual Village Halloween Parade begins at 7p on Sunday. I've never been to the parade, but judging by my past NYC Halloween experiences, I'm sure it's a sight to behold.

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friday favorites: october 15

friday favorites

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
As the Guggenheim gears up for their YouTube Play exhibit on the 22nd, they have narrowed their choices down to their shortlist. Of 120 videos, 20 will be chosen and shown in the museum next weekend. You can view the shortlist here. Definitely some amazing and artistic stuff!

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. Bend and Break by Keane 2. Running Up That Hill by Placebo 3. Breakable by Ingrid Michaelson 4. Giving Up by Ingrid Michaelson 5. Be Here Now by Ray LaMontagne 6. Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna 7. My Best Theory by Jimmy Eat World

...cause who wouldn't wanna crowd surf at the museum of natural history?!
(photo via flickr)

DO IT: things to add to your calendar
Get your drink and dance on, tonight at the Museum of Natural History. 
$25 gets you access to DJs, bars, and hours of dancin' it up with T-Rex and the solar system

Saturday check out the Edible Garden with celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Michael Psilakis at the New York Botanical Garden. Samples of sustainably produced food on the Tasting Terrace, booksignings by chefs and gardeners at the Cookbook Collective, and guided tours; $20 admission.

Check out the Grub Street Food Festival on Saturday as they present the best of NYC street-eats at the Hester Street Fair. Admission is free; 10a-6p.

Pickles anyone? Sunday is the 10th annual NYC Pickle Day on the Lower East Side. 

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friday favorites: october 8

friday favorites

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Jimmy Fallon's tribute to Ben & Jerry's (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) is hilarious! It's currently on the B&J homepage in honor of October being Fair Trade month.

Weezer sang with Hurley (Jorge Garcia) onstage in LA- a live shout-out to the namesake of their new album, "Hurley".

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
I'm in love with KT Tunstall's new album, Tiger Suit. I saw her play an acoustic set in July, including most of the songs from Tiger Suit. On iTunes you can even buy her cover of New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down- live from the performance I attended at Hiro Ballroom! A fave: (Still A) Weirdo.

DO IT: things to add to your calendar
Tomorrow is Oktoberfest on Governors Island! There's no cover charge; beers are $7-$12. Last year the event drew a crowd of 3,000, so get there early! The festival runs noon to 5p; the ferry starts running at 10a from South Street.

John Lennon would have been 70 years old this weekend. You can see a free screening of a new film- LENNONYC in Central Park to celebrate. There's also an exhibit of Lennon's artwork this weekend in SoHo. 

New York Comic Con is this weekend! I am totally a geek at heart, and absolutely wish I was attending. I've wanted to go to NYCC for years... I think I'd even geek out so much as to dress up. Faye Valentine anyone? One really awesome event that I'd love to attend is Lord of the Rings at Radio City. They're screening Two Towers with the accompaniment of an orchestra!

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friday favorites: october 1

friday favorites

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is ridiculously silly... I got my whole office watching it today.

This squirrel plays dead on a city sidewalk... adorbs!

Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson took the time to remake Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step" video. Wow.

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
I just downloaded Sara Bareille's latest album, Kaleidoscope Heart. I have a ticket to see her on November 10- I'm so excited! I'm loving this new album- she's got an incredible voice.
1. Kaleidoscope Heart 2. Uncharted 3. Gonna Get Over You 4. Hold My Heart 5. King of Anything 6. Say You're Sorry 7. The Light 8. Basket Case 9. Let the Rain 10. Machine Gun 11. Not Alone 12. Breathe Again 13. Bluebird

DO IT: things to add to your calendar this week
Friday and Saturday are martini nights (5:30-8p) on the roof of the Met, through the run of Big Bambu (October 31). Tonight may be a bit soggy, but this weekend we should have sunny Fall weather. Perhaps a pre-dinner drink and lovely city view tomorrow night?

Check out the Threadless pop-up shop in SoHo before they close at 8p Saturday!

The Hoboken Art and Music Festival is Sunday from 11a-6p. Check out hundreds of artists, photographers, musicians, restaurants, and local businesses. Admission is free.

Julian Velard will be playing his new album, Mr. Saturday Night, in it's entirety on Wednesday night at Rockwood for free! There's also a confirmed rumor he'll be at Rockwood this Sunday night at 5p, performing under his stage name of "Steve McQueen". I'll be at both shows, come hang out!

M.I.A. will also be doing a free show on Wednesday, at Brooklyn Bowl. Line starts forming at 7p, doors at 9:30p, show at 10:30p.

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