Monday, February 11, 2008

Weekanerd NYC: Sidney Lumet, Ancient Anime, Rock Band for Cash and Trivia Time

Monday, February 11
I finally saw Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, and it was lots of nasty fun. I love it when a plan comes apart. Film historian Foster Hirsch will moderate a conversation with Sidney Lumet, who has a directed a whopping forty-four features in his fifty year career, and I guarantee you've heard of at least ten. A limited number of tickets will be available at the box office on the day of, call (212) 727-8110 for details.

Nerd trivia, Rock Band tournie, and old timey anime after the jump...

Tuesday, February 12
The website says this is "the world's nerdiest trivia night". I think the world's nerdiest trivia night is not being held in a bar, but in a tenth grader's basement. But enough about me and my sordid past. Timmy Williams of ubiquitous The Whitest Kidz U Know hosts with pseudo-celeb Amiee Carlson. Smarties win shots and a there's a $25 bar tab for the winner.

Wednesday, February 13
What's it take to win these things? Skill? Showmanship? Pink and red valentine's day themed costumes? I don't know, but you can win a $500 Virgin gift if you figure it out. Sign up ahead of time at NYC Virgin Megastores, it's free.

Thursday, February 14
Seriously old school anime from the early 30s! Originally silent, these shorts are accompanied by new music and live benshi narration. $10 or $4.50 for students.

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