We’re not sure about you, but we’re not looking forward to watching the Winter Olympics, so rather than be glued to the tube, here’s what’s going on this weekend. Two great art openings are happening tonight, including Elisa Kreisinger’s “Framed” at Kianga Ellis Projects, as well as Derek Rippe’s “Making Fun” at Bunnycutlet Gallery. Also, lots of Beatles-related celebratory shows and films, and Videology’s screening of The Notebook, because Valentine’s Day is soon upon us, so get in the romantic spirit, or else!
At 7 p.m., The Paper Box, Brooklyn, $10.
[Party] Creators Connect, the online community where creators find collaborators, hosts tonight’s Creation is Love II party that includes music, art, and tarot. Devendra Banhart and DIIV serve up DJ sets along with other live musical guests. Josh Schneider reads poetry, and WITCHES of Bushwick perform tarot card readings. Open bar, too!
At 7 p.m., Apple Store, free.
[Talk] It’s Fashion Week, in case you haven’t noticed, so fittingly the Soho Apple Store hosts a Apple’s Fashion in Conversation series. This evening’s guests include Refinery29.com co-founders Justin Stefano and Philippe von Borries discussing the success of their fashion start-up site.
Opening reception at 7 p.m., Bunnycutlet Gallery, Brooklyn, free.
[Art] The work by Nebraska-born, New York-based artist Derek Rippe is one big playful array of design at its best. His first solo show, “Making Fun,” exemplifies his talent as a trained animator, with a decade of illustration and toy-designing experience behind him. He is also a children’s product developer, which clearly influences the character-driven imagery in his fine art work.
Opening reception at 7 p.m., Kianga Ellis Projects, free.
[Art] Elisa Kreisinger takes on complex matters such as copyright and property law in her show “Framed! The attack on fair use and digital artists on the Internet.” Several of her pieces are mash-ups of images, videos, and music gathered on the internet, including a remix of Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby” and Taylor Swift’s “22.”
At 11 a.m., Sculpture Center, Queens, $5 suggested donation ($3 for students).
[Dance] Chance Motives, which is guest curated by Kari Rittenbach, explores the possibilities for rupture within the ongoing performances of daily life and labor through techniques of orchestration and choreography. Participants include Vanessa Anspaugh, Ben Thorp Brown, Brendan Fernandes, Pedro Neves Marques, Sahra Motalebi, Daniel Neumann, Essex Olivares, Nick Paparone, Rachel Rose, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Conrad Ventur, and Laura Vitale.
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At 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Brooklyn Flea (Winter), Brooklyn, free.
[Fair] Can you believe that once upon a time there was only one annual record fair in Williamsburg? Thankfully it wasn’t long before the ‘hood that harbors an equal affinity for music, shopping, and nostalgia demanded more. Nowadays Brooklyn Flea hosts two vinyl blowouts a year, with the Mini Record Fair premiering today at its indoor winter location. This “bonus” fair will feature the top 10 most popular vendors from its parent events, including favorite local labels like Cakeshop, Mexican Summer, and Other Music. Whether you’re searching for some rare discs to add to a collection or just looking for a deal on some new apartment decor, you’ll surely strike gold flipping through the crates. Special guest DJs provide the tunes, and partner market Smorgasburg serves some choice local fare. —HB
At 4 p.m., Videology, Brooklyn, free.
[Film] Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you lack skills in the romance department and are dreading how to woo the object of your affection, please, we’re begging, just do everything that Ryan Gosling does in The Notebook, which is screening today. Yes, whatever he does in this movie (build a house, row a boat, sport an awesome beard), do it. Also, Brooklyn Charm makes thematically appropriate bracelets, and Mast Brothers serve chocolatey treats. Videology will raffle a copy of Danielle Henderson’s Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory (as Imagined) by Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. Take notes!
At noon, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, free.
[Art] “Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!” examines the musical and cultural significance of the group’s arrival in America 50 years ago, featuring more than 400 items from private collectors. In conjunction with this exhibition, The Library for the Performing Arts presents a variety of free programs and screenings further exploring The Beatles’ enduring influence.
At 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Paley Center for Media, $10.
[Film] Following suit, the Paley Center also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in New York with screenings of two essential programs for the Beatles fan. Experience their debut as it happened by seeing the complete Ed Sullivan Show from February 9, 1964, including commercials; and see What’s Happening! The Beatles in the USA, a documentary by filmmakers David and Albert Maysles.
At 2 and 7:30 p.m., Joyce Theater, tickets start at $10.
[Dance] LeeSaar the Company is the creation of Lee Sher and Saar Harari, two young, Israeli choreographers who also manage Gaga USA and whose work is rooted in this fascinating movement language. For its Joyce debut, the company performs Grass and Jackals, a dance piece and light spectacle that constantly pushes the physical and emotional boundaries of both the performers and the audience.
Find more to do in the Village Voice‘s NYC events calendar.