Thursday, February 28
MUSIC: Bushwick Book Club
Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard Street. 8 p.m.
MUSIC: Mannie Fresh
The Cash Money producer and New Orleans bounce evangelist deejays.
Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street. 10 p.m. $20. 21+
Friday, March 1
PERFORMANCE: Trendy Gems Day Spa
Artist Genevieve Belleveau hosts an immersive parody of new-age art. She tells us, "Services include Trollistic Healing, #garbagewave Aromatherapy, Ass Clap Therapy, Second Life Iso Immersion, and Tap Reintegration Manicures."
CultureFix Gallery, 9 Clinton Street. 2-6 p.m. Free.
ART: Walter Robinson: Indulgences
Dorian Grey Gallery, 437 East 9th Street, (516) 244-4126. Opening reception 6-9 p.m.Through March 31.
MUSIC: Potty Mouth + Aye Nako
The two punk bands on this bill could have appeared any time since the first punk explosion, but what connects them to the New Museum's NYC 1993 exhibition is their perceived similarity to '90s riot grrl bands like Bratmobile. All-female Potty Mouth is based in Northhampton, MA (several members studied at Smith College); two-thirds-female Aye Nako comes from Brooklyn.
New Museum, 235 Bowery. 7 p.m. $10. Tickets here.
Saturday, March 2
MUSIC: Cymbals Eat Guitars
International-focused music site the Bomber Jacket celebrates its first anniversary with intricate, noisy indie from Cymbals Eat Guitars and Grooms.
Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $10. Free Brooklyn beer for first hour.
PARTY: Gentle Jousting
Artist Hazel Hill Mccarthy III organized this happening with Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle musician Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who will be one of many artists showing videos about masculinity. Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum deejays; Drew Denny performs; Kyle Lasky offers trademark "Butch Cuts Five Dollars."
Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $10
Sunday, March 3
FILM: First Time Fest
This new weekend-long festival pits twelve novice directors against each other, with the winner getting distribution for his film. There are also panel discussions for aspiring filmmakers and screenings of the first flicks by now-famous directors, several of whom (including Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hal Hartley) will be making appearances.
Screenings at Loews Village VII, 66 3rd Avenue, and the Players' Club, 16 Gramercy Park South. Full schedule here. Screening tickets are $15.
MUSIC: Chelsea Light Moving
Thurston Moore's new project is, in the words of our music editor Alex Scordelis, "tighter, catchier and punkier than [Sonic Youth]'s meandering later work."
Other Music, 15 East Fourth Street. 7:30 p.m. Free.