Give up on your New Year’s resolutions and do this stuff instead.
Reading at The Poetry Project: Feng Sun Chen and Ken L. Walker. 8pm. Read an interview with Feng Sun Chen and listen to her read her poetry here.
Shotz by The Horse Trade Theater Group at Under St Marks Theater. Get buried under an avalanche of short ensemble plays. 7pm and 8:30pm.
The Book Report Reading at (le) poisson rouge. Come watch Leah Umansky, Miracle Jones, and Kevin Carter read their book reports, first-grade-style. 7pm.
Anthology Film Archives will be showing Barbara Rubin’s Christmas On Earth (1963), Jonas Mekas’s To Barbara Rubin With Love (2006), and Andy Warhol’s Screen Test featuring Rubin. 7:30pm.
The opening of Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual—selected by Richard Birkett. Each year, an individual or a collaborative team (e.g. an artist, a curator, a writer, etc.) is invited to make an exhibition at White Columns based on their personal experience of looking at art in New York in the previous year. Featuring many artists including Chris Kraus, Liam Gillick, and Tan Lin.
Opening night for Ruff by performer Peggy Shaw at PS122. 7pm.
Opening day of the New Yawk New Wave film series. Showing today are the films On The Bowery (1957) [1:00, 4:20, 8:45] and The Connection (1961) [2:20, 6:45].
WFMU Mini Record Fair at The Bell House. 11:00 AM. Then at 7:00 PM, there’s a benefit concert for WFMU featuring The Relatives, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dot Wiggin Band, Arrington de Dionyso, and a DJ set by Jonathan Toubin.