City Pulse

By P.J. Gach

You must have figured out by now that some of my favorite words are free and sale and it’s with that in mind that I’m passing on some free and cool goodies.

Loew’s Cinemas are having Free Movie Thursdays. Just go to the website www.enjoytheshow.com/favorites/ , sign up and you’ll get passes to see re-releases every Thursday at 7 PM at Loew’s 34th Street Cinema. Each month has a movie theme; January is Science-Fiction, February is Romance and so on.

What: Free re-release movie passes
When: Every Thursday at 7 PM
Where: Loew’s 34th Street Cinemas, 34th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Website: http://www.enjoytheshow.com/favorites/

The Korean Cultural Service is holding a free screening of “A Fighter In The Wind” It’s a martial arts thriller based on Hak-Ki Bang’s early 90′s comic strip. The comic told the true story of Bae-dal Choi, a Korean farm boy who became a martial arts master. The movie is directed by Yun-ho Yang. Thursday, January 13, 6:30 PM at the Korean Cultural Service New York

What: A Fighter in The Wind – free movie screening
When: Thursday, January 13 at 6:30 PM
Where: Korean Cultural Service New York, 460 Park Ave, 6th Floor
Website: http://koreanculture.org
Cost: Free
RSVP: requested – 212-759-9550, nyfilms@koreanculture.org

Jacqueline Goss makes videos and we-based works that explore the rules, tools and narrative ruptures associated with language and mapping systems. The Tank is presenting An Evening of Eclectic Shorts by Jacqueline Goss, this Tuesday, January 11 at 8 PM. The film maker will be in attendance, and you can ask her questions after watching her seven short films. To find out more about the event, go to http://www.thetanknyc.com

What: An Evening of Eclectic Shorts by Jacqueline Goss
When: Tuesday, January 11, 8 PM
Where: The Tank, 432 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues
Cost $7.00, advance tickets at http://www.smarttix.com

More film festivals are coming our way, mark your calendars!

The 2005 Jewish Film Festival
Jan 12 – 27 2005
http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/programs/1-2005/nyjff05.htm

4th Annual Tribeca Film Festival
April 21-May 1 2005

Subway Cinema – New York Asian Film Festival
June 17-26 2005
http://ww.subwaycinema.com/

Asian American International Film Festival
July 15-31 2005
http://www.asiancinevision.org

Speaking of things Asian, Saigoniste is having a terrific sale that’s going on through the 23rd. Throw pillows that were over $100.00 are now $30.00. Cute butler trays, framed artwork, lamps and more are on sale 20% to 50% off.

What: Saigoniste Big Sale
Where: 186 Spring Street (between Sullivan and Thompson)
When: Now thru 1/23
Phone: 212-925-4610

If you adore Banana Republic; you’ve got to go to their shop on Broadway in SOHO. Yes, all the BR shops are having their after holiday sale, but this one has the best selection and the best prices. Saturday, I picked up a pair of pumps originally $182.00 for $19.97. Cashmere, separates, underpinnings, and more were marked down to insanely great prices. Sorry boys, I don’t know what was happening in the BR Men’s shop, being a single woman, I was just spending money on me. I’m sure the sale there is just as good, they wouldn’t want to leave you out in the cold.

Speaking of sales, there’s a huge sample sale going on in SOHO. Cynthia Rowley, Jaeger, Dunhill Leathers, Calvin Klein Couture, Moncler Coats, Cerruti 1881, Replay, Henry Cotton, Istvan Francer are 60 – 70% off. Men’s and women’s outerwear, separates, work and play clothes.

What: Sample Sale
When: Now through 1/16
Where: 415 West Broadway (between Prince & Spring), Mon-Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sunday 11AM – 7 PM
Contact: 212-725-4722

The Dollhaus presents The Degenerate Magazine Show at the Dollhaus Art Gallery. It’s a group show where the artists have adapted and modified magazine covers. A few artists used popular magazines like Time Out New York, Playboy and Cosmopolitan to base their works. Others used vintage, obscure, medical magazines or created their own magazine just for the show. Some of the works have been drawn, collaged, destroyed, scribbled or doodled on.

What: The Degenerate Magazine Show
When: Now through 1/30th
Where: The Dollhaus Gallery, 37 Broadway, Brooklyn, Sat & Sun- Noon – 6PM, other hours by appointment
Contact: 718-486-0330 / emma-louise@dollhaus.org
Website: http://www.dollhaus.org

Catch Bright Eyes and Tilly and The Wall at the Town Hall, Jan 25- 27th. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.

I just wanted to pass on a great winter skin care tip I learned from the pros at Acqua Beauty Bar (7 E. 14th Street). When you enjoy their manicure, one of the lovely things they do to your mitts is to exfoliate them. This sloughs off dead skin and makes your hands very soft. The next time you’re in the shower, try it. Grab your sugar scrub or favorite exfoliater and massage your hands into softness. They’ll love you for it.

Originally published January 2005
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