Don Hill laid to rest, Lincoln Center gets two new screens, Zach Galifianakis makes surprise appearance at Bell House, Robin Byrd has a birthday, Sam Adams would like to give you their money, souls on sale for a dollar and more. Plus a nauseating sneak peak at "The Scene: LES!"
1. Don Hill To Be Laid To Rest, Honored Tonight [Grubstreet]
According to details posted by Redden Funeral Home, Don Hill's funeral will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 263 Mulberry Street at 6:30 p.m.
2. Lincoln Center To Get Two New Screens [NYT]
All it took was four years and $41 million dollars, but the construction on the south side of West 65th Street is almost finished! The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s new theater complex officially opens June 17 and includes two theaters, an indoor cafe and an auditorium.
“This is the first construction of a new art theater north of 14th Street in decades,” said Rose Kuo, executive director of the film society. “We hope that what we are creating is a cultural destination, something that grows our community, that is welcoming and offers not only great films but the opportunity to gather and have a meal or a glass of wine.”
The first film to be shown is Andrew Rossi’s “Page One: Inside The New York Times.”
3. Zach Galifianakis For Japan At Bell House [TheFeast]
Zack Galifianakis turned up at last night's Bell House Japan, telling jokes, unveiling "the wrong gesturing guy," and asking crowd members to keep it mum on Twitter. Some people listened but there were some outlaws: Erika Matthias tweeted: "@galifianakisz is reading his love letters from kate middleton @BellHouseNY. he said no tweets but his sensitive side needs to be recognized."
Ra Ra Riot, Todd Barry, and Eugene Mirman also took the stage. Didn't make it? You have a second chance on April 15 to attend "Brooklyn <3 Japan."
4. The Scene LES Is Coming [Gothamist]
A new bullshit reality show that will make struggling in New York look like a glossy, commercialized music video for sad white boys who own a guitar and fall asleep choking on their own unrealized dreams, held a casting call this weekend. Some people showed up so this thing, which is "about competition," "it's about....your soul," is gonna happen. Gothamist put it perfectly: "Kids, it's all about The Scene... Williamsburg... get some black jeans, a theramin, and start sleeping with a Todd P intern." I'd also suggest a tattoo sleeve.
5. Happy Birthday Robin Byrd [PAPER]
The cable access porn purveyor turns????
6. 50 Cent Hits On Models At Covet [PageSix]
50 Cent camped out in a VIP booth at Covet with Floyd Mayweather and the boxing champ's fiancée, Shantel Jackson.
"All the models were flirting with Fitty. They were dancing in front of him. One gave him a lap dance, and he was laughing and smiling," said a witness at the Midtown club.
7. The Language Of Love According To Neighborhood [NYT]
Artist R. Luke DuBois has taken words used the most in dating profiles and broken them down into cool infographics in a series called A More Perfect Union.
8. Artist Selling Soul On NYC Streets For A $1 [BoweryBoogie]
Forget about buying loosies for a dollar and get yourself a soul. Artist Gordon Holden has been hanging price tags from various objects on the street.
"so i guess the idea behind the price tag is loosely based on the mixed ideas of objectivism, capitalism, consumerism. too many ism’s. i wanted to subtly put it more in the consciousness of the public with out going out and spray painting something or stickering myself. americans especially, want to put a price on everything. but thats what shit has come to in this future. sell sell sell! buy buy buy!"
9. Sam Adams Would Like To Give You Money [Grubstreet]
"The Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams, is looking to distribute up to a million dollars in micro-loans this year, all through its Brewing the American Dream program, which lends out amounts from $500 to $25,000 to food, beverage, and hospitality entrepreneurs"