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.
The long standing tradition of Girls Night Out Thursday's at Webster Hall is getting a full body makeover in order to make way for House Party, every Thursday night from 10pm to 4am. This new weekly event will transform each individual floor of Webster Hall into its own hot bed of hip-hop style. The whole idea is to breathe life back into those 90's hip-hop vibes that everyone knows and loves, and bring them together under one New York City roof in a new and exciting way.
Indie rock band, Lydia, will be returning to New York City on Friday, March 21st at Highline Ballroom. The band kicked off their Spring 2014 North American Tour, Illuminate, last month and will be touring until April. With HRVRD and Golden Sun joining the tour, it will definitely be a night full of good music. The doors for the event open at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7pm. Lydia formed in Gilbert, Arizona in 2003 and have released four studio albums. Get your tickets here.
It has been over a decade since Mr. Christopher "NOTORIOUS BIG" Wallace has been gone - but his legacy lives on and on. DJ Short Kutz and Big Ben will be spinning old school Hip Hop from the late 80's and 90's and Biggie Classics. But wait - there's more ! Jamal "Gravy" Woodlard from the NOTORIOUS Movie will be performing some of the late rappers tracks - and the Dyanmic Rockers will be bboying around Brunch.
Dressed in their very best, made their way to Brookfield Place on Tuesday evening to celebrate with Altaneve Prosecco, as they hosted a black tie affair-- complete with delightful drinks and ice skating. Brookfield Place is still in the midst of heavy construction, and the bulk of the building will only open as of Spring 2015. On the night of the event, one could walk through gaping expanses of marble and glass and without seeing another person. The quiet corner of Manhattan and early darkness of winter evening completed the feeling that one was creeping illicitly through the halls of a luxurious office building, closed up for the night.
Hot off the ice from their recent Olympic victory, the first American duo to ever win the gold medal in ice dancing, Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be coming to New York City, and for one day only you can find them at the Ralph Lauren women's flagship store. This Wednesday, February 26th, don't miss your chance to meet the talented all-stars who will be taking pictures and signing autographs. You will also be able to peek at the exclusive Ralph Lauren Olympic collection.
WHAT: Meet and Greet with Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White
WHERE: Ralph Lauren Women’s Flagship Store, 888 Madison Avenue
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26th, 3:30 – 5:00pm
If you enjoy edgy comedy and glamour combined, Hot Mess Drag Revue is perfect place for you to spend your Friday night. If you’re lucky, you might even get pulled on stage by the fabulous queens themselves to shake what your mama gave you.
The hottest of drag royalty, Lady Bunny, Bianca Del Rio, and Milan definitely knocked some socks off this weekend, with special appearances from Jada Valenciaga, Skyla Versai, and Sugga Pie Koko. The ladies were nothing short of fabulous as they let it all hang out on 42West’s glitzy and glittery stage. What could be more fun than kicking back with a glass of champagne or two (or three) while enjoying a side-grippingly hilarious show you just might end up being part of?! The ladies beckoned some lucky audience members to the stage multiple times so anyone and everyone can get their groove on – just as long as you can take the heat!
Ashanti is known for her countless R&B hits that have resonated with the ladies since the early 2000's. Her classic hits like 'Rock Wit You(Aww Baby)', 'Foolish' and 'Mesmerize' still remain fan favorites. She's also had a pretty solid acting career, landing roles in popular films like Coach Carter and John Tucker Must Die . With nearly 6 years since her last album, Ashanti has been out of the spotlight for awhile.
New York City hummed with palpable electricity as legions of fashion fiends swarmed the tents at Lincoln Center to behold the collections built on blood, sweat and glitter. This was New York Fashion Week.
The intrigue of Alexander Wang’s collection enticed fashionistas to schlep down to Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, far from the chaos of Manhattan. Complete with a spinning runway, Wang dazzled with his dramatic flair.
Models were unrecognizable with icy stares, bleached brows and slick-straight wigs, which reflected the androgynous overtones of the show. They marched down the runway in utilitarian dresses with rows of pockets for things you never knew you needed. Wang played with gender bending in menswear-inspired frocks. Billowing slacks hid under oversized coats with massive lapels that veiled any trace of womanly curves.