July 18
Rushmore Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 143 E. Houston St, btwn First & Second Aves 12 a.m.; $10 The Village Voice and WNYU's The New Afternoon Show present a series of Friday and Saturday midnight screenings of classic favorites. Rushmore, one of Wes Anderson's early films, stars Jason Schwartzman as nerd incarnate Max Fischer, and features a wonderful comedic performance by Bill Murray. landmarktheatres.com; 212-777-FILM x 687 Plaid (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St 8 p.m.; $18 in advance/$20 day of show Plaid, composed of Andy Turner and Ed Handle, have been working together for twenty-five years, and just released their tenth album, Reachy Prints. Their newest work incorporates the latest synthesis technologies while still retaining their trademark emotive, yet playful, signature style. Admission is 18+; happy hour is from 7-8 p.m. lepoissonrouge.com; 212-505-FISH
July 19
Femmes Noirs Series Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45 p.m; $13 Come to Film Forum for a double feature?The Postman Always Rings Twice and Mildred Pierce?for the price of one screening. Both films, prototypes for the film noir genre, feature femme fatales and plenty of exciting plot twists. Tickets are only available at the box office. filmforum.org; 212-727-8110 Union Square: Crossroads of New York Union Square Park, enter at E. 16th St. and Union Sq. 2 p.m.; free Union Square Partnership and Big Onion Walking Tours present this free, 90-minute jaunt around the bustling neighborhood of Union Square and the East Village. Learn the history of Union Square, aptly named for its location at the union of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. unionsquarenyc.org; 212-517-1826
July 20
Big City Fishing Hudson River Park at Pier 63, 22nd St at the Hudson River 1 p.m.; free Hudson River Park offers this free program to people of all ages, teaching them about the Hudson River environment as well as how to fish. The Park will provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction. hudsonriverpark.org; 212-627-2020 Fred Hersch Trio The Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave South at 11th St 8:30, 10:30 p.m.; $25-$30 plus one drink minimum This is the last night to see this quintessential NYC piano trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson. Come experience this elegant jazz trio's hypnotic sound in one of Hersch's favorite rooms. villagevanguard.com; 212-255-4037
July 21
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green btwn State & Whitehall Sts. 3 - 3:45 p.m.; free Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. nmai.si.edu; 212-514-3700 Pilobolus Dance Theater The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave at 19th St 7:30 p.m.; $10-$59 The dazzling Pilobus dance company returns to The Joyce for its annual season with a roster that includes the New York premiere of The Inconsistent Pedaler, created in collaboration with writer/director Shira Geffen and celebrated Israeli writer Etgar Keret. joyce.org; 212-242-0800
July 22
Alyssa Milano Reading Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St. at Greenwich St 6 p.m.; free Actress and author Alyssa Milano discusses her first, recently released graphic novel, Hacktivist, a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time of war. barnesandnoble.com; 212-587-5389 Sunset Salsa Hudson River Park at Pier 57, West Side Hwy, btwn 14th& 15th Sts. 6:30 p.m.; free Every Tuesday through August 19, dancer Talia Castro-Pozo leads free, outdoor salsa lessons. After class, join in on an evening dance party that features a live DJ set. hudsonriverpark.org; 212-627-2020
July 23
"Here and Elsewhere" New Museum of Contemporary Art, 235 Bowery at Prince St 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $16/$14 seniors/$10 students "Here and Elsewhere," which borrows its name from a 1976 film-essay by French directors Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Anne-Marie Miéville, is a major exhibition of contemporary art from and about the Arab world. Featuring more than forty artists from Arab countries, the exhibition weaves together both experimental and traditional approaches to art, reflecting personal histories as well as social and political changes. newmuseum.org; 212-219-1222 "Supports/Surfaces" Canada, 333 Broome St, btwn Bowery & Christie Sts 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; free This gallery features a mini survey of the French artists who made up the 1970s Supports/Surfaces group. Such artists include Louis Cane, Claude Viallat, and Jean-Michel Meurice, all of whom created richly hued, minimalist/abstract compositions. canadanewyork.com; 212-925-4631
July 24
Happy Hour with Pat Pervert Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St, btwn Aves A & B 6 p.m.; free Unwind after work with this comedy set for the alternative-leaning crowd, with Pat Pervert spinning punk, psychobilly, goth, new wave, and industrial. ottosshrunkenhead.com; 212-228-2240 "Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine" Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St at Seventh Ave 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $10/$5 students & seniors/children under 12 free This exhibit features items running from the 9th century to today, with a multi-media overview of present-day applications of Tibetan medicine. rubinmuseum.org; 212-620-5000