The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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Rooftop Films

Summer Series
Film & Theater May 15 - September 20
Roof in Brooklyn Navy yard

Photo: Sarah Palmer

For those of us city dwellers with the frequent urge (but not always as frequent ability) to rise above it all, the annual Rooftop Films Summer Series offers a welcome leg up. Screening on a diverse variety of lofty vistas throughout the city, the series showcases a likewise diverse variety of independent films (animations, docs, feature-length world premieres) throughout the summer. Most evenings begin with live music sponsored by Sound Fix Records, feature Q&As with the filmmakers, and wrap up with after parties. Check the Rooftop Films website for detailed listings.


Spencer Finch: The River That Flows Both Ways

The High Line
Art June 9 - December 31
Spencer Finch, The River That Flows Both Ways

Photo: CreativeTime

We heard Spencer Finch speak last spring about his anticipated installation for the High Line, The River That Flows Both Ways, and really liked his thinking. The installation opened simultaneously with the long-awaited unveiling of the first section of the High Line to the public this Tuesday, June 9.


The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Tishman Auditorium, The New School
Film & Theater October 20, 8PM - 10PM
The Devil and Daniel Johnston, by Jeff Feuerzeig

Photo: Courtesy of Arts In Mind

Join the award-winning documentary filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig for a screening of his film The Devil and Daniel Johnston, followed by conversation and Q&A. The film portrays a musician and outsider artist whose intense personal struggles with mania, depression, and schizophrenia have intertwined with a career of fantastic creativity. Kurt Cobain called Johnston the “greatest living songwriter” and his work — including songs covered by Beck and Pearl Jam and visual art shown at galleries around the world — continues to generate an avid international following.


United Bamboo Tsunami Relief

Sample Sale
Retail March 22 - March 23
United Bamboo Sample Sale

Photo: United Bamboo

United Bamboo is hosting a two day sample sale for the tsunami relief with all the proceeds going towards the relief efforts. Starting Tuesday March 22nd from 11am to 8pm and tomorrow also from 11am to 8pm.

217 Centre St. 6th Fl

Wes Lang at Half Gallery

Here Comes Sunshine
Art May 17 - June 22
Wes Lang at Half Gallery

Photo: Wes Lang

Wes Lang’s Here Comes Sunshine at Half Gallery. Opening reception on Thursday May 17 from 6-8pm.