Weekend Pick: Tribeca Film Festival

What: The Tribeca Film Festival

When: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30pm

Where: At six theaters around the city: Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea and the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, AMC Loews Village 7 in the East Village, and Tribeca Drive-In, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and Tribeca Cinemas in Tribeca.

Artist Kai Guetta Unveils Urban Collection!

Prolific Internatinal Artist, Kai Guetta, makes a splash in Wynwood's LULU Laboratorium! 'Now Royalty' is the artwork that has made headlines in Europe. The collection began as street art. It featured printed pieces that were mounted to large boxed frames and placed over advertisements in the subway station at the Louvre-Rivoli.

The collection 'Now Royalty' makes a bold statement about the social status of the hip hop world. Using traditional and classical pieces, Guetta paints the new face of what art is through culturally rich oil paintings that has influenced the art world for centuries.

Cambalanche Brings Argentine Wine to NYC on April 16th and 17th

The Argentine wine-tasting event Cambalanche is making its way to New York City on April 16th and 17th. Calambanche – which means “bazaar” in Spanish – had a terrifically successful sold-out London debut and is already winning industry awards. Cambalanche tries to give people the experience of drinking Argentine wine in Argentina, or at least the closest approximation Brooklyn can provide.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup of Speakers
Bar Naná To Launch Cabaret on the Rocks

March 17th – Crystal Monee Hall, Marcus Paul James & Friends – first official kick-off night

What: Cabaret on the Rocks

When: Every Monday at 9pm starting March 17th

Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Shorts Program

The Tribeca Film Festival released its short film line-up today, which includes a series of 58 short films in 9 themed programs. Of those films 29 are world premieres and most have never been screened in the U.S. These high-profile shorts will also have plenty of celebrity performances, including Danny DeVito, Sally Hawkins, Alfie Allen, and voiceover work from Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi and Fred Armisen.

Two documentary programs, Before Long and After Words, collect documentaries with a focus on personal triumph and tragedy, with subjects as diverse as the divisive musician Amanda Palmer, a Manson Family member, and the ex-footballers who turn into American Gladiators in their later careers. The final documentary program, City Limits, focuses on documentaries set in New York City, including one short titled “My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It,” which was produced by HBO and includes many celebrity voice actors, and seems poised to be a break-out hit. There’s also an experimental program entitled Digital Dilemma, which focuses on the division in form and meaning between celluloid film and digital projection.

Francofest Takes Over the IFC
The Best Oscar Viewing Parties in NYC!

Abandon the sofa and grab your coat—New York City has some of the best Oscar viewing parties around! The Academy Awards air this Sunday, and since it's of the biggest televised events of the year, plenty of venues are putting on celebrations filled with trivia, specialty cocktails, and of course, big screen TVs.

This music venue and multimedia art cabaret is hosting The Big Oscars Quiz Thing, an annual party and live trivia experience. The game show-like event will test you and your friends, pitting teams of attendees against each other to answer questions on the movie industry, music, history, sports, and more (you write answers on their Big Quiz Thing Answer Pad to avoid any form of shouting-out-incorrect-answers humiliation). The night starts at 5:30 pm, with the trivia contest preceding red carpet and award show fun. Tickets are $15, but $10 in advance.