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New York Rainy Weekend Calendar

Carmel Lobello :: Friday, June 4th, 2010 6:21 pm

If you happen to be in NY, you’re probably aware that the insanely perfect weather is set to end just in time for the weekend. We compiled a shortlist of events that should be enjoyable to attend, rain or shine (but probably rain), if you’re in the big apple this weekend.Check it out after the jump.

Christopher Hitchens at NY Public Library: (Friday, 6/4) For people who love to hate Christopher Hitchens, there are still tickets to see the author of God is Not Great, and one of the most intelligent assholes in the world, talk at The New York Public Library tonight. He’ll be discussing his newest book Hitch-22, well-reviewed memoir about his life. (Get Tickets)

Brian Chippendale “Fruiting Bodies” Reception: (6/4) The Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn is opening the month-long first solo show of Brian Chippendale’s paintings. Best-known as the drummer of the band Lightning Bolt and author of the comic book series, Maggots, Chippendale’s paintings are as frenetic and witty as his other works. The reception is tonight from 7 to 9, and the show will be up through July 3rd.

Yeasayer Free Show on Govorner’s Island: (Saturday, 6/5) Gov’s Island opens for the summer this weekend, and what more romantic way to celebrate the official beginning of NYC’s summer than to take a date on a rain-soaked ferry out to the island on Saturday afternoon? You can ride bikes around and then stay for the free Yeasayer concert to dance in the mud. Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm.

Awesome 80’s Prom at Webster Hall: (6/5) Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved By the Bell) is hosting and 80’s prom at Webster Hall on Saturday night. Yes, for reals. The party starts at 7:30, directly following a performance by Kings of Convenience. The tickets are pricey, but if the episode “House Party” where the dancing girls broke Screetch’s mother’s Elvis serves my memory correctly, the bash could end up getting pretty wild. If you miss it this weekend, don’t worry, he’ll be doing it all month. (Get Tickets)

*Zach Morris will not be attending.

Brian Jonestown Massacre at Music Hall of Williamsburg: The psychadelic revival band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, is playing in Williamsburg on Saturday. (Get Tickets)

Double Feature Get Him to the Greek and Macgruber: There’s really no better way to spend a rainy weekend in NY than the ol’ two-for-the-price-of-one movie trick. Get Him to the Greek, the super amped-up, raunchy spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, starring Russell Brand as Aldous Snow, and Jonah Hill as the perpetually likeable hero who is in over his head, is good for every brand of humor, from super dark, to juvenile, to mainstream. And Diddy’s break-out performance has not been overhyped. We recommend that you sneak into Get Him to the Greek after paying to see Macgrouber, which is doing terribly in the box offices and needs your money. The mysteriously low-earning SNL spin-off, marks Jorma Taccone’s directorial debut and, and is about five thousand times funnier than the ticket sales suggest. Prepare to see some Ryan Philippe ass-cheek if that’s your thing.