10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week
National Poetry Month wraps up this week and it would be a travesty to not attend our "Free Verse" poetry night event tonight at KGB's Red Room in the East Village. Also this week, Rome-based artist Gonzalo Orquin re-creates a show that was intended to be exhibited at a private gallery in Rome but was never seen because authorities at the Vatican threatened legal action against him due to the content of the images. This plus much more.
Tuesday, April 29
[Film] Genius, addict, confirmed bachelor: Sherlock Holmes can be an enigma. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes Debunked, tonight's double feature at the Film Society, promises a deeper look into the hero's psyche -- quite literally, in the case of Herbert Ross's The Seven Per-Cent Solution, in which Holmes (Nicol Williamson) joins forces with proto-profiler Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). Next, Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes finds the aloof detective (Robert Stephens) on the trail of an amnesiac woman's missing husband, but has he overlooked something important? The Loch Ness Monster co-stars. --Richard Gehr. At 6:30 p.m., Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, $9-$13.
[Poetry] In honor of National Poetry Month, the Voice asked none other than former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins to gather a few of his favorite New York poets to submit previously unpublished work to our poetry issue. Today, many of them gather for a veritable all-star poetry night at the Red Room at KGB. On the program are David Lehman, Joshua Mehigan, Suzanne Cleary, Donna Masini, Edward Hirsch, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Tom Sleigh, and John Allman. Get a taste of what's in store this evening by calling our Dial-A-Poem service at 347-618-6376. --Angela Ashman. At 7 p.m., KGB Bar's Red Room, free.
Wednesday is on the next page.