Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Take Your Pick --Another CN Fin de Semana wrap up

Thursday, Jul 17
Junot Díaz Reading
Rumsey Playfield
Junot Diaz has been all over the place this year, and rightfully so. His first novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won him the Pulitzer, and the hype just won't go away--this Dominican writer from New Jersey is one of the premier voices of our cosmopolatino generation.

Thursday, Jul 17
Summer Nights at El Museo - Target Free Latin Nights Concert Series, Noches Latinas
Admission: All of the concerts are free and open to the public.
Seating: First come, first serve. Arrive early.
Location: Typically held in El Museo’s outdoor courtyard, this year’s concert series will take place in El Museo’s 599-seat Heckscher Theater while the courtyard undergoes renovation.

July 17-28
MoMA This year's Premiere Brazil series, a collaboration with the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival kicks off on Thursday and runs through the 28th, with ten excellent new films from cutting edge first-time and accomplished Brazilian filmmakers.

Friday, Jul 18
Enanitos Toreros Book Launch Party
PowerHouse Arena
Livia Corona photographed, interviewed and lived with "dwarf bullfighters" for over a decade. The result is this colorful book that delves into their everyday lives as entertainers and family men. Plus, free tequila, cerveza and beats thanks to Emilio Acevedo aka DJ Lasser Gun #1.

Friday, Jul 18
Francisca Valenzuela
Hecho En Dumbo
Direct from Chile, Francisca Valenzuela will be performing her brand of jazz infused pop-rock that some say is influenced by Fiona Apple and Julieta Venegas. If you didn't catch her short-noticed show last Sunday, here's another chance

Friday, Jul 18
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Museum goes Brazilian tonight with a screening of the film Antonia, about an all-girl hip hop group. Screening preceded by music by Eli Efe & DJ Laylo and dance by Carioca Capoeira & Samba Group. (And it's all FREE!)

Saturday, Jul 19
DJs from Buenos Aires's hottest party, Zizek, return to NYC one more time for some late night booty-shakin' courtesy of This full installment of the Zizek party (first one being DJ showcase at LAMC the week before) will feature Villa Diamante, Chancha Via Circuito, Fauna, G-Love, and Oro11.

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