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Garbage Pail Kids, Joey Bada$$ and Last-Minute Gifts This Weekend in NYC


Friday, December 21 
LECTURE: Manuel DeLanda at Eyebeam 
Artist and philosopher DeLanda discusses his latest book, Philosophy and Simulation: the Emergence of Synthetic Reason (Bloomsbury) and the use of "genetic algorithms in architecture." 
Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, 540 West 21st Street, (212) 937-6580. 6-8 p.m. Free. 

MUSIC: Dum Dum Girls at Glasslands 
Dum Dum Girls' leader Dee Dee is one of our great contemporary melodists, as was evident on last year's album Only In Dreams and should be even more clear when she plays a solo acoustic set tonight. Also unplugging is Dee Dee's husband, Brandon Welchez of Crocodiles. 
Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 599-1590. 8:30 p.m. $12. Tickets here.  

FILM: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie at Nitehawk Cinema 
The gross-out answer to the Cabbage Patch Kids proved so popular that they spawned their own feature film in 1987, and what a mildly disturbing, pseudo-musical it turned out to be. Starring Mackenzie Astin, who would later play Jimmy Steinway in The Last Days of Disco
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, (718) 384-3980. 11:55 p.m. 97 minutes. $11. 

Saturday, December 22 
FILM: Anatomy of a Murder at Anthology Film Archives 
Equally treasured by law professors and film critics, Otto Preminger's 1959 courtroom drama stars James Stewart as the lawyer who must defend a man (Ben Gazzara) in the murder of his wife's rapist. The film features an original score by Duke Ellington (who also has a cameo). It screens this afternoon as part of Anthology Film's Gazzara retrospective.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, (212) 505-5181. 3:30 p.m. 160 minutes, 35 mm. $10. 

MUSIC: David Johansen at Bowery Electric
Between inspiring punk with the New York Dolls and punking lounge singers as Buster "Hot Hot Hot" Poindexter (not to mention his wild turn as the Ghost of Christmas Past in 1988's Scrooged), David Johansen released a string of underrated albums under his own name that showcase his outer-borough wit, broad melodies and bullfrog bluesman bellow. Expect songs from those and from the three 21st-century Dolls records as well as obscure R&B covers.
Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, (212) 228-0228. 7 p.m. $25. Tickets here.

MUSIC: Joey Bada$$ at 285 Kent
Prodigious 17-year-old Brooklynite Joey Bada$$ drops multi-syllabic rhymes over boom-bap beats like it's 1995. He appears tonight with his crew, Pro Era (whose new mixtape drops Friday), including the new trio Super Helpful.
285 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $12.

Sunday, December 23 
SHOPPING: Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market 
Really last-minute Christmas shoppers better get to Gowanus for this fair, which includes hot cocktails and pupusas as well as dozens of vendors. 
Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

ART: Inventing Abstraction at MoMA
This exhibition focuses on the new approach to artwork introduced a century ago by artists like Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich. It includes not just paintings but books, sculpture, film, music and dance. 
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, (212) 708-9400. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $25. Through April 15. 

Robert Altman's 1970 farce stars Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould and Tom Skerritt as Army surgeons three miles from the front lines in Korea. Winner of the Palme D'Or and a commercial blockbuster, the film launched Altman's career (as well as his partnership with Gould) and spawned a long-running TV spinoff. 
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue. 12 a.m. 116 minutes, 35 mm. $13.50. 

Bar d'O has its place as one of the seminal all live drag cabaret shows in NYC's nightlife history. It's so beloved that the crew that was behind its conception, including legendary performers like Joey Arias, Sherry Vine, and Raven O, reunites every year to celebrate the show. For the 8th anniversary celebration this Sunday, Arias and Vine will again be taking over former Bar d'O owner Jean-Marc Houmard's intimately classic Indochine for an anything-goes evening of music, laughs and the kind of top notch scandalous entertainment that's harder and hard to find in the city. 
$20. Indochine, on Lafayette. Sunday, December 23. 10 pm Reserve tickets: 212-505-5111

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