Eight Items Or Less: Teenaged Andrew WK Was Not a Hit with Ladies & I LEGO N.Y.

Gary Pini

1. At age 17, Andrew WK wrote a song about a girl he was obsessed with.  When she heard it, she called the police. The full story (and the song) are here.

2. The final show at New York's Deitch Projects (18 Wooster Street), featuring new works by Shepard Fairey, opens on May 1, 6 to 9 p.m.  It's called "Mayday" and features portraits of people that "started out on the margins of culture and ended up changing the mainstream."

3. San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater have scheduled the debut of the musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City for May 2011. The libretto is by Jeff Whitty and the music and lyrics are by Scissor Sister Jake Shears and John Garden.

4. UK pop trio CHEW LiPS are appearing at Littlefield (622 Degraw Street, Gowanus) on Monday, April 12. Check out their cool track "Salt Air" on Kitsune Maison Vol. 8.

5. For the seventh year, over 60 artists have "re-designed" recycling bins for use during Coachella.  Before they head off to the music festival you can check 'em out on Friday, April 9, 7 to 11 p.m. at POVevolving Gallery (939 Chung King Road, Los Angeles).  Yes, there will be music and drinks.

6. The New York book launch for Christoph Niemann's photo book I LEGO N.Y. is Saturday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m. at powerHouse Arena (37 Main Street, DUMBO).  The fab book is a series of NYC vignettes created with LEGOs and the public is invited to make and display their own examples, with the best three winning a free book.

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