Arrrgh! We’re heading into the three-day weekend (some of us, anyway), which means that as of noon today, you can expect tarted-up little hussies with their bulging “weekend bags” struggling to Penn Station and Grand Central, and the F.D.R. and West Side Highway will be parking-lot status by 3 p.m. For those of us lucky enough to stay in an emptied-out town, the next big blockbuster movie of the summer, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, swashbuckles its way to the big screen, hoping to smash a spider. Not for nothing, but are we the only people who wish that Johnny Depp wore eyeliner all the time? For those of you who turn up your nose at big-budget Hollywood fare (read: snobs), the wonderful 1946 Cat People (great title!) will be screened at MoMA—so you can watch a movie and still feel superior. Then go home and rent the 1982 remake with David Bowie and Nastassja Kinski ….
[Cat People, Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, 6 p.m., www.moma.org.]