Thursday 05/01




A discussion with a notorious filmmaker

For those of you who’ve dared to take the journey, filmmaker Harmony Korine has ushered you into the world of drug-taking and love-making Manhattan teens with his script for director Larry Clark’s cult classic, Kids, as well as an impoverished small town with inexplicable scenes of cat drowning and bacon taped on bathroom walls in his own Gummo, and the life of a young, untamed schizophrenic who’s trying to cope with the real world in Julien Donkey-Boy. So if his past work struck your fancy, then check out Korine’s appearance at the Apple store in Soho tonight, where he’ll talk about his latest flick, Mister Lonely, a fantasy-filled tale about a Michael Jackson impersonator who meets and falls in love with a Marilyn Monroe look-alike. The two then travel to a Scottish utopian commune populated by other celebrity doppelgängers like Madonna, Abe Lincoln, and Shirley Temple. And that’s pretty much all we’re gonna say. At 8, Apple Store, 103 Prince Street, free




Ministry give their fans one final pummeling

Intrepid industrial-metal assault vehicle Ministry is calling it quits after 27 years. After surviving heroin, venomous spider bites, some sketchy mid-’90s albums, and two Bush administrations, lead biledriver Al Jourgensen ends on a high note: His last three D.C.-directed Molotov cocktails (2004’s Houses of the Molé, 2006’s Rio Grande Blood, and 2007’s The Last Sucker) have all been classic returns to form: tommy-gun drums, glass-gargle garble, and two middle fingers blazed at the commander in chief. And his influence has been felt everywhere from metal (Nine Inch Nails, Fear Factory) to the recent crop of indie rockers (check out the Liars’ “Plastic Casts of Everything”). With a demmycrat headed to the White House (we hope), old Al is gonna be all cheers ‘n’ beers come November, so catch his last New York show ever while we’re all still a little pissed off. At 8, tonight and Friday, the Fillmore at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza,, $55–$125




Radio wonk Ira Glass‘s popular show, This American Life, got even bigger last year when he took it to Showtime, capturing his myriad real-life subjects—from the outrageously foul-mouthed staff of a Chicago hamburger stand to a 14-year-old boy who hates girls—in more comical detail than ever before. Now, fans hungry for the new second season (which premieres May 4) can get a sneak peek at This American Life—Live!, with Glass himself previewing stories and outtakes from the upcoming season. The charming host will also perform a radio story and take questions from the audience. At 7:30, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, 566 La Guardia Place,, $35