Tips for Today: Josephine Meckseper's "Manhattan Oil Project" + Tennis and Hospitality + ABC Carpet & Home Warehouse Sale

Josephine Meckseper's "Manhattan Oil Project" Opens

If you find yourself walking through Times Square, and encounter quite a few confused out-of-towners clutching their Wicked Playbills while staring at several 25-feet-tall oil pumps, don't be alarmed: The oil pumps are actually sculptures, part of Josephine Meckseper's art installation, the "Manhattan Oil Project," presented by the Art Production Fund, and meant, Meckseper says, "to draw parallels between the American industrial system, transitioning from a past of heavy industry, factories, and teamsters and the disembodied present of electronic mass-media, surface advertising, and consumerism - so clearly embodied in Times Square." The installation opens tonight.

The Last Lot Project Space, Eighth Ave. at W. 46th St. Through tomorrow.

Tennis + Hospitality at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Talk about two great tastes that taste great together. Two of our favorite on-the-up-and-up bands, Tennis (whose bright, airy and twee-ish sophomore record Young and Old came out last month) and Hospitality (the ebullient guitar-rock trio, who recently released their debut album on Merge) play together tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $15.

ABC Carpet & Home Warehouse Sale

If your Ikea Ektorp is on its last legs and your mother's cousin's ex-husband's table has seen better days, and in general, your apartment needs a proper upgrade, then head to the ABC Carpet & Home warehouse sale in the Bronx, where furniture, rugs, lights, linens and accessories (by the likes of Calvin Klein, Theodore Alexander and John Reeves) are a whopping 75 percent off. 

1055 Bronx River Ave., The Bronx. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Mar. 18.

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