Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Film: Jem Cohen: NYC Weights and Measures
Show time: See website for schedule; Through March 25, 2012
Venue: The Jewish Museum
Food: Brother Jimmyâ€™s Bait Shack
Drink: Cavatappo Wine Bar
Miscellaneous: Ship of Fools
In the film Jem Cohen: NYC Weights and Measures, the artist chronicles a city that exudes noise and bustle, balanced with beauty and tranquility. A compendium of street footage, the video shows a ticker-tape parade, street musicians, the subways…life above and under ground. Cohen writes, â€œSometimes I just wander around with my camera — I like to see what comes around the corner, and sometimes I just like the corner itself.â€For some great BBQ in the area, Brother Jimmyâ€™s Bait Shack is known for their BBQâ€™d meats, smoked in house. The menu is all Southern favorites like po boys, catfish, fried chicken, along with burgers. Though itâ€™s small, Cavatappo Wine Bar packs a mighty punch, offering an amazing selection of wines from all over the world for under $10 a glass. With more than 40 TVs featuring sports, Ship of Fools also has darts, pool tables, and video games.