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WEDNESDAY

SEPTEMBER 10


Rineke Dijkstra's Almerisa, Asylumcenter Leiden, The Netherlands (see Saturday).
photo: Rineke Dijkstra/Courtesy Ellen Kern Fine Arts NY
Rineke Dijkstra's Almerisa, Asylumcenter Leiden, The Netherlands (see Saturday).

 

Music

KINGS OF LEON

Kings of Leon are Southern young 'uns as steeped in the history of sleazy pre-punk as most of the good young bands around now. The ace up their sleeve isn't

so much their whiskey-fueled rebellion as their ability to transform the commonplaces of their young lives— sex, booze, lust, even their religion-damaged worldview— into sing-alongs expertly shambolic enough to pump your blood. With Jet and 22 20s. HOARD

At 8, Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, 212.533.2111


THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 11


Books

LANCE MORROW

Evil is the most powerful word in the language, and the most elusive," asserts veteran Time essayist Lance Morrow. (He's right, though goulash comes a close second.) Though Evil: An Investigationwould seem a potentially endless book, Morrow manages to

shoehorn into 286 pages everything from the Holocaust (of course) to smaller-scale "office malignities." PARK

At 6:30, Lenox Hill Bookstore, 1018 Lexington Avenue, 212.472.7170

 

Dance

DANCERS' NIGHT OUT

Renee Redding Jones, Karen Graham, and Heather Kravas, dancers with Ron Brown, David Gordon, and DD Dorvillier, respectively, show their own choreography. This stunning facility has reconsidered its pricing policies; ask about specials when you reserve. ZIMMER

At 7, through Saturday, Dance Theater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street, 212.924.0077


FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 12


Dance

A TRIBUTE TO KATHERINE DUNHAM

At 94, she's the grande dame of the world dance community: anthropologist, choreographer, foremother of the Alvin Ailey troupe, and the first African American to choreograph for the Metropolitan Opera. She'll be there as Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee host an evening featuring Marie Brooks Pan-Caribbean Dance and Glory Van Scott performing a signature Dunham work. Two days of programming about her beloved Haiti, and technique classes, follow on the weekend. ZIMMER

At 8, Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 212.864.5400, symphonyspace.org

Film

LOST IN TRANSLATION

Lyrical, moody, and gently discombobulated, Sofia Coppola's poignant reverie considers a bittersweet encounter at the Tokyo Hyatt. Scarlett Johansson is an appealing gamine but it's Bill Murray's show. The movie is funny but never cute—the delicacy and the unexpressed feelings evoke the most subtle of Japanese directors, Mikio Naruse. HOBERMAN

Opens today


SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 13


Film

FROM THE DREAM LIFE: AMERICAN MOVIES AND THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE 1960S

In conjunction with his new book, the Voice's own J. Hoberman curates a series of flashpoint American cine-marvels, all fashioned during the seminal period of movies-as-political-spectacle and vice versa. From Robert Drew's verité shadow box Primary to the Nixon-era biopsy Shampoo, it's the age of dissent under a celluloid X-ray. Today only—AMMI's 15th birthday—every show is free. ATKINSON

Through September 28, American Museum of the Moving Image, 36th Street and 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, 718.784.0077

Music

BRIAN MCKNIGHT+ANGIE STONE

By all rights, Angie Stone should be one of our generation's top soul singers—or, more to the point, one of the last generation's top soul singers—but she remains a voice without a moment, a talent without critical mass behind her. Unlike say Brian McKnight, whose ample talent is era-neutral, and whose songs are the sort of effortless confections Angie could use. With Rhian Benson. CARAMANICA

At 8, Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza, 212.465.6741

Photo

ROY DECARAVA

The subtly masterful, famously elusive DeCarava hasn't had a show of new work in 13 years, so his return to the gallery scene is cause for celebration. These 50 photos made since 1998, most in his native Brooklyn, give us a long-overdue chance to follow the evolution of a style so sensitive it seems to register not only every rich gradation of black but the scent, the warmth, the music in the air. ALETTI

Opens today, through October 25, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, 120 Eleventh Avenue, 212.414.2770

STRANGERS: THE FIRST ICP TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

ICP continues to redefine itself and the medium it serves, tapping 40 artists from 20 countries for this photo-driven addition to the roster of international survey shows. The theme of cross-cultural alienation and engagement couldn't be more timely, and the savvy mix of established and little-known figures—including Shirin Neshat, Collier Schorr, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Susan Meiselas, Luc Delahaye, and Rineke Dijkstra—should make even skeptics optimistic. ALETTI

Opens today, through November 30, International Center of Photography, 1133 Sixth Avenue, 212.857.0000


SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 14


Film

RAISING FOODINI

Fondly remembered for his characters, the unscrupulous magician Foodini the Great and his assistant, Pinhead, puppeteer Morey Bunin was also a pioneer of early video animation. This program of recovered kinescopes surveys Bunin's creatures—including Lucky Pup, Schlomele, and the little whatsits he created for novelty music producer David Seville—as well as his experiments in "Aniform." HOBERMAN

At 1, MOMA at the Gramercy, 127 East 23rd Street, 212.777.4900

Music

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER+SHAWN COLVIN+PATTY GRIFFIN+DAR WILLIAMS

These queens of the folk-rock-country straddle have outlasted producers' attempts to "improve" them, bringing enough wit, smarts, and attitude to the park to make this an almost-fall classic. They'll be trading songs, harmonies, and wisecracks. With labels promoting dozens of alleged new songstresses who sound like four-year-olds, this will be a day for music made by sexy, certified adult women. Also: Pieta Brown & Bo Ramsey. MAZOR

At 3, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, mid-park, at 72nd Street, 212-360-CPSS

THE DANDY WARHOLS

They named an early track "(Tony, This Song Is Called) Lou Weed," and the cover of their new album, Welcome to the Monkey House, shows a Velvet Underground & Nico-style banana with a half-undone zipper against a black background. As if they weren't taking themselves unseriously enough, the Dandies' snazzy new synth sound entrusts elements of their pop-chart art to Evan Dando and Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes. CATUCCI

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