OSCARS + OCULUS
The Oculus is moving its Tribeca Drive-In series inside for the obvious reasons, but also to celebrate good flicks in the week leading up to the Oscars. Westfield World Trade Center will host five showings from Feb. 21 to 24. All are free, but tickets are required if you want a seat. Tickets here, more info here, and here’s the list of former contenders:
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7p: As Good as it Gets
Friday, Feb, 22, 7p: Field of Dreams
Saturday, Feb. 23, noon: Hugo
Saturday, Feb. 23, 7p: E.T.
Sunday, Feb. 24, noon: Finding Neverland
There will also be food from WTC retailers Epicerie Boulud, Eataly NYC Downtown, Nunu Chocloates and Sugarfina, and live bands before the show.
NEW WORKS @ API
Art Projects International will open New Works, a group show of new and recent works by Bahar Behbahani, Seokmin Ko, Gwenn Thomas, Soo Im Lee, Filipe Rocha da Silva and Il Lee. “The disparate works by the six artists in New Works are a vital reflection of the rich pluralism of today’s contemporary art world.” Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 5-7pm; open through March 30; Art Projects International, 434 Greenwich St. (at Vestry)
THE LOOK: MID-CENTURY IN BRAZIL
R & Company presents The Artisans, a furniture collaboration between Chapas Textiles and Jouffre on display at the gallery’s 82 Franklin Street location. On view is a selection of rare Brazilian mid-century furniture that has been reupholstered by Jouffre with bespoke textiles made by Tara Chapas. This timeless collection reflects the highest level of craftsmanship from the traditional woodworking techniques of the Brazilian masters to the immaculate contemporary fabrics handwoven by Tara Chapas.
IF THE (CUSTOM) SHOE FITS…
Alton Lane, the custom menswear shop at 7 Harrison, will be launching a line of custom shoes to go with their high-tech 3-D fittings. (The company has another showroom in Chelsea and 11 more across the country.)
There will be nine styles, including moccasins, loafers chukka boots, semi-formal Chelsea boots and double monks (ok, I had to look that one up – it’s a shoe with a strap and a buckle instead of laces, and in this case, TWO straps and buckles). Each can be customized from lace to soul. The company claims this is the “first bespoke menswear company to create affordable high-end customizable shoes in the U.S.” You read it here.