ORIGIN in DUMBO + French Bands at CMJ = Eight Items Or Less

Gary Pini
1. "ORIGIN" by United Visual Artists was without a doubt one of the big hits at last weekend's Creators Project in DUMBO from the folks at Vice + Intel. If you missed it, you're in luck. The incredible installation is going to remain up-and-running every day through Sunday, October 23, 5 to 9 p.m. The sun sets around 6:15 p.m. this week, so be sure to go after it gets good and dark out.  You won't regret it.  btw: The music played during the "show" is by the UK artist Scanner (ne' Robin Rimbaud).

2. How would you like Soho House to pay you for a change? Just buy the exclusive club's Meatpacking District building -- currently on the market for $75 million -- and you'll be collecting their rent. [NY Post]

3. The Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue @ 37 Street, LIC) is having another in their series of "After Hours" events on Wednesday, October 26th, 7 p.m., $15, with a rare screening of the '60s film "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" featuring performances by the Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, The Who, Jethro Tull and Taj Mahal. It will be followed by a Q & A with the film's director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

4. The Architecture & Design Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas launches this week with an opening night screening of Unfinished Spaces tonight, October 19. The documentary looks at the history of an abandoned art and cultural center in Cuba that's only now being completed.  Here's more on the film and the festival that runs until October 21.

5. Afrika21 radio show and mixtape project (along with BBOX Radio and Society HAE) will celebrate contemporary African music and culture with a party at the Dekalb Market in downtown Brooklyn this Saturday, October 22, 5 p.m. There's food, DJs and live shows from Sheba, Khali Abdu, Nomsa Mazwai and more.

6. France is out to prove once-and-for-all that they know how to rock with two big nights of FREE CMJ shows this week. Tonight, October 19, 8 p.m., at the Hiro Ballroom (88 Ninth Avenue) you can see Chateau Marmont, Revolver, The Two, Hindi Zahra and The Lanskies.  On Thursday the venue changes to Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street) with acts including Stranded Horse, The Inspector Cluzo, Zenzile and a DJ set from Make the
Girl Dance
. Both nights are free with an RSVP here. [FranceRocks]

7. Current PAPER tour diarists Gym Class Heroes saw their single, "Stereo Hearts," increase 2% in sales (136,000) and go to #6 this week on Billboard's digital sale chart. The band plays
Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on Friday, October 21.

8. Dessert disguised as breakfast! [Buzzfeed]

Photo by Rebecca Smeyne

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