The hard part is over- it’s already THURSDAY! Can’t wait for the weekend to start right? So here are some things you can do.
Let’s bring some Latin flavor to NYC. The Havana Film Festival New York brings films from all over the Americas to bring attention to Latinos in the United States, their struggles and how they grounded themselves here. This Festival is more than screening films with panels and receptions where people can engage in conversations and learn more about the Latin film industry. In a 11 day span, films from 13 countries in different genres- thriller, comedy, drama and even documentary.
WHAT: Havana Film Festival
WHERE: Different venues (Check Here for schedule and tickets)
WHEN: April 12-22
JAMES FRANCO…HE’S HERE!
You’ve seen him on the big screen and if you were lucky caught him in between classes near NYU. Franco is an actor, artist, and also an author with his second book ready for us. In 2010 he had his first solo exhibit Dangerous Book Four Boys, a mixed media event. His second book is titled the same and it brings the entire exhibit into one piece and lays it down in one book. You can purchase the book to attend the event to see and hear from Franco. Start your weekend with Franco— done.
WHAT: James Franco, The Dangerous Book Four Boys
WHEN: Friday April 13
WHERE: Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway between 12th and 13th Streets)
When I first saw this I went “huh?” for a second too. According to the Anchor Archive Zine Library, “Zines are self-published magazines made outside of mainstream press and media, by all kinds of people about all kinds of things.” So if it’s a Zine Fest, I can imagine bunch of fun,creative, dynamic and colorful people gather. This is the first of an annual gathering of zine lovers and creators. It’s expecting more than 60 writers and artists to share their illustrations, writings, photography and any other work they want to show the world.
WHAT: BROOKLYN ZINE FEST
WHERE: Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.)
WHEN: Sunday April 15, 2012