1. One of our favorite new artists of 2009, Joy Orbison, is in NYC this week for his first US shows. The UK post-dubstep artist is a noted airplane-ophobe, so we're not sure how he got here. But we're glad he did. He's playing a "Mister Saturday Night" party on April 9 at 172 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn and also at Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street) on Monday with Francois K.
2. G-Shock and Krink are hosting a special exhibit by Craig Costello tomorrow, April 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at 18 Wooster Street in SoHo. Also, be sure to stop by tonight's opening reception for "Dear Japan, We Love You" at Openhouse Gallery (201 Mulberry Street), 6 to 9 p.m. The silent auction benefit for the earthquake and tsunami victims features over 60 works by artists including Cheryl Dunn, Albert Maysles, Erik Foss, Kenny Scharf, Maripol and many many more.
3. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster Harlem) is a guest tonight, April 8, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
4. Save the Date! On May 14 works by over 40 contemporary LA artists will be on view in a major exhibit called "Greater LA." The show will be up until June 18 at 483 Broadway.
5. Twelve mobile bridges. [Oobject]
6. Kid Rock (and 2,700 of his fans) left New Orleans yesterday aboard a Carnival ship for a 5-day "Chillin' the Most" cruise to Cozumel. [Kidrockcruise]
7. Tickets to the Guided By Voices and Wavves' show June 18th McCaren Park went on sale today. The show is part of the L Magazine's Northside Festival. [Ticketfly]