10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Topless in Greenpoint, Wu-Tang Art, and Marcel Dzama at BookCourt


Our first taste of winter weather today does not mean your social life must go into hibernation mode. We’ve got a few things lined up this week that will definitely keep your wallet full and your blood pumping.


[Art] A group of artists have combined their collective works to honor WuTang’s 20th anniversary. “WU HA | 20 20,” an extensive exhibition, features artists who, through their own unique vision, have created works inspired by Wu­Tang. WuTang Hybrid Arts is a yearlong initiative that brings forth a range of mediums from photography, oil painting, sculpture, digital media, food, duct tape, screen printing, mirrored acrylic, zines, clothing, legos, gold leaf, the internet, audio and beyond. Yes, gold leaf.

Gallery opens at 11 a.m., Wall Play, free.

[Art] In honor of Veteran’s Day, the School of Visual Arts and the Veteran Coalition of Arts presents “Declassified: The Price of Freedom Is Evident Here,” its second annual group exhibition, featuring work by SVA students that have been created while studying under the GI Bill. The group show pays homage to SVA’s longtime association with veterans, who were the college’s first students, and explores how military experiences have shaped the work of the participating artists.

At 7 p.m., George Washington Residence, free.

[Games] Which famous movie star with a major receding hairline once said as a young slacker punk in a 1983 film: “That techno-rock you guys listen to is gutless”? Think you know? If so, you’ll be probably win at tonight’s Movie Trivia at Videology, where you’ll be quizzed through six rounds of “incredibly tough” movie (and sometimes television) trivia. Good luck!

At 8:30 p.m., Videology, Brooklyn, free.



[Fashion] Now that you’ve finally put away your summer wear, you should reward yourself by purchasing some new holiday looks. Tracy Reese is hosting a fall sample sale with items starting at $50. Yes, you heard that right. The sale will feature select styles and one-of-a-kind pieces from the Tracy Reese collection and Plenty by Tracy Reese pre-fall 2013 and fall 2013 collections. By the way, all the looks above would look great with black tights.

At 9 a.m., through Friday, at Tracy Reese, free (not the clothes, obviously).

[Lit] Well-known for his ink and watercolor drawings of surreal scenarios (a bear smoking a cigarette, a cowboy riding a lion), Canadian-born artist Marcel Dzama has no shortage of hip projects on his résumé. He’s responsible for the cover of Beck’s Guero, collaborations with Dave Eggers at McSweeney’s, and the costume designs in the music video for Bob Dylan’s “When the Deal Goes Down,” to name a few. Wednesday, he comes to BookCourt to sign his new illustrated monograph, Sower of Discord, which includes a pull-out poster, a foreword by Raymond Pettibon, three original short stories by Eggers, and an interview with Dzama by Spike Jonze.

At 7 p.m., BookCourt, Brooklyn, free.

[Comedy] You’re the Expert is a British podcast that is now coming to our shores for special New York City taping serving up a heavy dose of brainy comedy. Chris Duffy, hosting along with comedians Myq Kaplan, Rick Andrews, and Rachel Rosenthal, will “try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished professor in a specialized field studies all day” through games and sketches.

At 8:15 p.m., Littlefield, Brooklyn, $10.


[Film] Experience Asphalt, the 1929 Joe May-directed film, and one of the last silent movies to be released in Germany, to the backdrop of live music. This thriller, set in Berlin, about a woman who goes from corrupt criminal to cop seducer, will be screened with the accompaniment of a live electro-acoustic set by flutist/composer Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano.

At 6 p.m., New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, free.

[Art] Going topless is every woman’s right — in New York City, anyway. In its honor, join photographer Kava Gorna at her opening for “TOPLESS.” This exhibition features four subjects including Milk Studios’ Jenne Lombardo, DJ Chelsea Leyland, and Human NYC Gallery owners Rachael Yaeger, and Jill Borenstein. We’re assuming this show will be pretty crowded. Just saying.

At 7 p.m., Human NYC Gallery, Brooklyn, free.

[Games] Ask Roulette is sort of like Truth or Dare — except here there’s a stage involved. This conversation series, led by Kurt Anderson of Studio 360 and comedian Negin Farsad, works like this: come with a question you want to ask a stranger, and you’ll be randomly paired; answer a question from a stranger, then you get to turn around and ask someone your question. Questions can be silly, serious, or weird. We’re going with weird.

At 7 p.m., Housing Works Cafe, free.

[Comedy] Comedians Chelsea Calloway and Sean Patton invite you to enjoy stand-up by different comics every week at Comedy as a Second Language. Past comedians have appeared on various late-night talk shows, Comedy Central, as well as contributors to SNL, The Onion, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, and more. Plus $2 PBRs!

At 9 p.m., Kabin, free.