Wednesday, May 2nd

MAY WE JUST SAY … that this month already looks to be an improvement over the last one …. Now if only all you ladies would ditch your “cute” cartoon-festooned rain booties, we could get on with a civilization! Somebody bring Robert De Niro a nice cup of tea: The Tribeca Film Festival is still in town, and tonight you’ve got Shame, a documentary by Mohammed Naqvi, about the courageous Mukhtaran Mai, a woman who was gang-raped in Pakistan and fought back, winning a settlement and opening a school in her village of Meerwala. Ms. Mai will be honored following the screening at a private party at Moran’s. Kinda makes the Fred Durst movie look a little silly, no? Moving on, cool celebs Lou Reed, Beth Orton and someone intriguingly called “Baby Gramps”(!) will turn up for a benefit concert of “Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys” (we must be dreaming … ) at St. Ann’s Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront. Does Sting know about this? Back on the island, Iceland’s bonkers-and-beautiful Björk will hit the high notes at Radio City Music Hall—we’ve got our fingers crossed for a kangaroo suit! Not too far away, in Times Square, nobody puts baby in the corner today, as Dirty Dancing is screened to celebrate its 20th anniversary. That’s right—that was 20 years ago. And yes, it means you are old.

[Shame premiere, Clearview Chelsea West Cinemas, 333 West 23rd Street, 8 p.m., party at Moran’s restaurant, 146 Tenth Avenue, by invitation only; Arts at St. Ann’s Benefit Concert, 38 Water Street, Brooklyn, www.artsatstann.org; Björk, Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue, www.thegarden.com; Dirty Dancing 20th-anniversary screening, Empire 25, 234 Times Square, www.fathomevents.com.]

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 2nd