10 Weekend Ideas Under $10: Room 237 & The Shining at Videology and Play Golf at Cuchifritos
And we're back! Sort of. After a glorious holiday break, we were eager to return and give you a rundown of the best and most inexpensive happenings around town. And then this blizzard happened. But, wait, you're in luck! The entire city has not shut down. There's still plenty of cool events going on tonight and this weekend; just make sure you layer up (like, a lot).
Go outside! Just don't end up like Jack.
[Art] It's been almost two months since Typhoon Haiyan & Yolanda hit the Philippines leaving millions displaced. Thankfully relief efforts haven't diminished. Bunnycutlet Gallery (which we proclaimed Best New Gallery) along with Toy Tokyo and M27 Designs present Raise Up Philippines: An Art Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief. Supporters will have an opportunity to bid on a diverse selection of low-brow, graffiti, pop, and street art through silent auction. All of the proceeds go directly to UNICEF Philippines. Artists featured in this show include Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Tara McPherson, O.G. Slick, alongside popular New York and Florida-based Filipino artists such as Gigi, Grace and Leo Angelo Bio (8x10 Collective), and Anthony Castro.
At 6 p.m., Bunnycutlet Gallery, Williamsburg, free.
[Film] It's almost as if Videology predicted Hercules and scheduled a screening of a film that deals with getting lost in the snow and freezing to death. And to that we say: Thank you! Tonight's double feature begins with the fascinating documentary Room 237, which dissects each scene of The Shining with bizarre theories and concludes with a screening of The Shining. Good luck getting home.
At 7:30 p.m., Videology, Williamsburg, free.
[Comedy] Comedian John F. Connell hosts the 8th annual 50 First Jokes, featuring 50 of New York's best up-and-coming and veteran comics who will share the first joke they've written for the new year.
At 7:30 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn, $10.
[Party] Alright, it's almost midnight, you've had one too many drinks by now. The snow storm and booze is hindering all of your senses. So, do what we all have done during these trying times: sing. Yes, sing your little heart out tonight at Union Hall's weekly session of Karaoke Killed the Cat. You will thank us tomorrow (probably not).
At 11:59 p.m., Union Hall, Brooklyn, free.
Author of the book series The Time-Traveling Fashionista, Bianca Turetsky reads from her latest release Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile. The author promises "sweet treats, fashionista paper dolls, and other surprises."
At 4 p.m., BookCourt, Brooklyn, free.