Posted in music on November 17, 2008

Patti and Jon

The 2009 NY Times Arts & Leisure Weekend takes place at the Timescenter in NYC from January 8-11. Tickets are on sale for events that include talks with Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie, and Tom Cruise (thx Jeff).

Vampire Weekend are also playing 4 NYC-area shows in December. Patti Smith is playing two.

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Comments (11)

if columbia's literature humanities seminars are indication, it's not worth paying even $1 to see the boys from vampire weekend discuss anything.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2008 7:16 PM

And, yeah, sure -- $30 to hear Patti Smith *talk* sounds like a great idea.

Pass.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2008 7:32 PM

Salman Rushdie maybe it were free, the rest; no thanks. I thought Vampire Weekend's 15 minutes were up!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2008 9:44 PM

that vampire weekend link links to this page

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2008 10:21 PM

I wouldn't pay (anything!) $30 to hear Patti Smith sing. She is as overated as it gets. A few decent albums 30 years ago does not make her worth seeing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2008 10:34 PM

Guys, you don't need to remind us every day that this site is being read by a bunch of idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2008 11:07 PM

Lewis Black! yes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 9:03 AM

The Times Talks events (Tom Cruise and anything else in 2008) are separate from the Arts and Leisure Weekend which all take place Jan 8-11, 2009.

Posted by popculturalist | November 18, 2008 9:07 AM

"Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie, and Tom Cruise."

Never has one phrase been filled with so much irrelevant pompous turd.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 10:04 AM

sorry, but i had classes with some of the VW dudes. they have B.A.'s... ya dig? they got nothing to say beyond 'what's it like to be in a touring band?' and, 'how was growing up in new jersey?'

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2008 12:25 PM

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