We gotta take this day-by-day, kids. It IS a lot, after all: First weekend with truly Summer temperatures, Fleet Week (all the seamen!) and Memorial Day, i.e. - Monday off? It's a safe bet at least half your friends/acquaintances/neighbors/fuckbuddies/corner deli men are hosting a party this weekend.
Let's get into it, then...
Recurring (Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Even Monthly) -
Josh Woods Productions' Fox at The Park with hosts Chuck Attix and Kris Haigh and guest DJ Josh Sparber. Jared Needle is in there somewhere -- with Josh W. actually, so he must be producing, too? I'm not sure who's who and what's what exactly, so my apologies if I screwed that up. (10pm, The Park)
2 for 1 drinks at both these parties, albeit different hours. Check the FYF calendar for full details.
One-Offs/Special Events -
Despite a near dearth of positive reviews (at least from friends who've visited), the Whitney Biennial2010 closes this weekend with a piece by artist Michael Asher which entails the museum being open 24 hours a day from Wednesday the 26th until Friday the 28th at 11:59pm. It's pay what you will for entry from 11pm to 9am tonight/tomorrow morning and again from 6pm to 11:59pm tomorrow night. (Now 'til 11:59pm Friday, May 28th, Whitney Museum)
Matthew Barney's entire Cremaster cycle (5 films) is playing repeatedly until June 3rd (just extended!?) at IFC Center. Trippy stuff, to be sure. FYF, the cremaster is the muscle that raises and lowers the testicles. If you have to understand more to enjoy the films, visit the Cremaster Fanatic site for film-by-film explanations. Each film is remarkable in its own right, but, for Cremaster 3, Mr. Barney somehow convinced the management/owners of the Chrysler Building to allow him to shoot on location, including scenes involving five 1967 Chrysler Crown Imperials bashing a single 1938 Chrysler Imperial New Yorker to bits in the landmarked Art-Deco lobby. Special $30 Cycle Pass covers you for the entire 5-film cycle. (Various times until Thursday, June 3rd, IFC Center)