Friday 05/02




A visual feast for the Francophile

Dear friends: I’m sorry if we made plans this month. I have to cancel. For the next five weeks, I will be dining only on popcorn at the Film Forum concession stand during the run of its Godard ’60s! series, where all of Jean-Luc Godard’s greatest ground-breaking, anarchic works from the 1960s (21 in all!) will be screened. If you’d like, you could join me tonight to see Breathless, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a wanted criminal who seduces the blonde pixie Jean Seberg (ooh la la!). Or we could see A Woman Is a Woman (May 11-13), in which Anna Karina (Godard’s muse and then-wife) plays a stripper who desperately wants to be a mother; Masculine Feminine (May 25-27), a raucous portrait of the ’60s youth culture in Paris; or Sympathy for the Devil (May 27), featuring a young Mick Jagger at a recording session. Or just pick any day—I’ll be waiting in the lobby. Starts today, through June 5, Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, 212-727-8110, $10.50 ANGELA ASHMAN



Need a breather? A fresh party outside

Yeah, it’s nice out, and summer feels just inches away. So Studio B’s making the most of it with an event under the open sky that’s been getting a lot of chatter: the Rooftop Launch Party. Why all the fuss? Well, it’s the lineup! The electropop-fabulous Brazilian Girls will be in the top slot, along with Spank Rock, Chester French, and DJs the Rub, IXL, and Roxy Cottontail, with more to be announced. The second-floor garden will remain open during the nightly shows, with a DJ on hand to keep the party spinning. At 10, Studio B, 259 Banker Street, 718-389-1880, $30 advance/$35 at the door ARACELI CRUZ



Hip-hop mash-up

Promoters Rare Form and the Hip Hop Karaoke crew are hooking up for what should be a mad collision of hip-hop party forces: Off the Books. Rare Form promotes the weekly Freedom party at the Canal Room and presented J Dilla’s Brooklyn tribute event, and HHK knows how to put together a sincere throwdown: We’ve been raving about their events since forever, so what’s keeping you from the mic? The first part of the evening will call up all you Salt-n-Pepa wannabes onstage, and with a limited number of sign-up slots, you should arrive early. The second half of the event consists of DJ Parler spinning old-school and original samples. Word to the wise: These parties have been known to go on until the bitter end, because this sort of hookup always gets messy. At 9, Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, $8 ARACELI CRUZ