WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a little worried about attending tonightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 826NYC Art Show, a benefit for the Dave EggersÃ¢â‚¬“founded writing center for children in Brooklyn, because the auctioneer is none other than funnyman John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. So, you see, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be having too much to drink at the pre-auction cocktail hour, then laughing too much at FlansburghÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s jokes, and thenÃ¢â‚¬”before you know itÃ¢â‚¬”buying way too many pieces of art with the money we do not have. Works for sale include the quirky McSweeneyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s-approved drawings of Marcel Dzama (of the Royal Art Lodge), humorous watercolors by Jockum NordstrÃƒÂ¶m and Mamma Andersson, and the haunting photography of An-My LÃƒÂª. On second thought, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think of a better way to splurge.
Thu., May 22, 7 p.m., 2008