Life In Motion
A few fantastic things are happening this week in the Long Island City arts community – thought we’d pass them along!
First up: tonight is the Benefit for Socrates Sculpture Park, which is entering into its 25 year. As we stated in an earlier blog post, “Open every day of the year, free of charge, Socrates Sculpture Park is a staple of the community’s artistic life, featuring work throughout of the year of up-and-coming artists – as well as providing a home for student groups, exercise gurus, movie buffs, thespians, and lovers of organic foods, beautiful crafts, and the small charms of the bustling big city.”
Tonight’s event surely won’t disappoint, with a live band, boat rides, creole dishes, and more! Head to the park’s website for program details and tickets: www.socratessculpturepark.org
Wednesday brings another event honoring the arts, the LIC Arts Open Autumn Party. Come celebrate theatre, dance, sculpture, painting, and music with LIC artists, businesses, and community members. The LIC Arts Open, a weeklong festival each May, showcases the diverse works of LIC artists. The headquarters is just around the corner from our condos! Tomorrow’s soiree is on the second floor of the Metropolitan Building, a breathtaking space.
But if you’re just craving some buttered popcorn and a good movie, this week also won’t disappoint. On Wednesday at 6:30PM, the museum will hold a special preview screening of Brad Pitt’s new film, Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller. The film will be followed by a discussion with Miller.
In the film, based on a true story, Pitt plays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s. Moneyball also stars Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tickets to the event are $20/ $15 for members.
But wait, there’s more! Museum of the Moving Image also hosts a preview screening of the new film 50/50 this Friday at 7:30PM. Directed by Jonathan Levine, 50/50 is a comedy about friendship, love and courage after a 27-year-old man’s cancer diagnosis. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anjelica Huston. Tickets are $15/ $10 for members.
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