To Do Wednesday: Zoo's Company

Added to your list of unanticipated (for a reason) collaborations is the upcoming family flick We Bought a Zoo. No, we’re not talking about the titanic headliners (Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson), but rather the creative collusion of director Cameron Crowe and Icelandic musician Jónsi, of Sigur Rós fame, who wrote the film’s original soundtrack. We imagine that Jónsi will speak in his signature, unintelligible “Hopelandic” dialect, while Mr. Crowe will speak in his vaguely intelligible, classic-rock-informed argot, as they share hazy musings about the film. Pity, that whole Ohio animal massacre incident casts a rather sad shadow on the premise of the movie (We Shot a Zoo). Ah, well, the show must go on, and you’ll get to hear the inside scoop straight from the mouths of these two artistic specimens.

Jónsi in conversation with Cameron Crowe, Barnes and Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5). This event is free and open to the public. Priority seating for those who buy a We Bought a Zoo soundtrack.