WFMU Record Fair is this weekend: live music & film schedule ++ $2 off admission
It’s a busy month for crate-diggers in NYC. Last weekend was Record Store Day and this weekend is the WFMU Record Fair which happens Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30 at Brooklyn Expo Center in Williamsburg. In addition to the stacks of wax, there are also live performances on Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday, April 29th:
Bloodshot Bill 2.30pm
The Atlantic Thrills 3.30pm
Baby Shakes 4.30pm
Ronnie Fujiyama (188.8.131.52.’s) 5.30pm
Sunday, April 30th:
Matmos with Chuck Bettis 3pm
WFMU RECORD FAIR MOVIE LOUNGE SCHEDULEThere is also the Movie Lounge which will be screening films all day Saturday and Sunday, including documentaries Danny Says and Miss Sharon Jones!, as well as The Lost Arcade (about the Chinatown Fair arcade), Stanley Donnen’s Charade, the wonderfully bizarre Happiness of the Katakuris, and a bunch of ’50s educational films fans of MST3K might be familiar with. Movie Lounge schedule is below.
The WFMU Record fair is open Friday from 7 – 10 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 7 PM. Admission is $7 per day, or you can pay $25 for all three days and early admission on Friday (4 – 7 PM). You can also get $2 off admission with the online coupon below. Just show it on your phone (or print it out if you want) to get the discount.
More records this weekend: The Numero Group pop-up store will be in town, just a few blocks from the Expo Center.
Saturday Apr 29th
10:00 AM – Greaser’s Palace (Dir. Robert Downey)
11:30 AM – The Lost Arcade (Dir. Kurt Vincent)
2:05 PM – Triumph of the Il (Dir. Aaron Schimberg)
A mashup of some of the most batshit North Korean propaganda ever smuggled out of the Hermit Kingdom.
3:50 PM – Capitalism (Coronet Educational Films)
4:00 PM – Danny Says (Dir. Brendan Toller, who will do a live Q&A following the screening)
Danny Says follows Danny Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient.
6:00 PM – James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley
Sunday Apr 30th
10:00 AM – Charade (Dir. Stanley Donen)
11:53 AM – Dansplains: Haul (Dir. Dan Lucal)
11:55 AM – Dansplains: Items of a Certain Size (Dir. Dan Lucal)
12:00 PM – Happiness of the Katakuris (Dir. Takashi Miike)
1:53 PM – Ready for Marriage? (Coronet Educational Films)
2:10 PM – Hell Sounds (Dir. Jesse Karch)
2:25 PM – Dansplains: Oral Hygiene (Dir. Dan Lucal)
2:30 PM – Miss Sharon Jones! (Dir. Barbara Kopple)
The film, directed by two-time Academy Award winner, Barbara Kopple, follows the dynamic front-woman through her 2013 battle with cancer and her triumphant return to the stage around the release of Give The People What They Want. A beautiful testament to Miss Jones, who died in November of last year.
4:03 PM – Consuming Spirits (Dir. Christopher Sullivan)
A feature length animated psychological drama, chronicling the lives of three characters that live in a Rust Belt town called Magguson, and work at the local newspaper, The Daily Suggester. Called “an emotionally raw, thoroughly original film, a labor of painstaking love 15 years in the making”….”a haunted reverie”…”a monstrous visual achievement.”
6:20 PM – Date with Your Family (Coronet Educational Films)
6:50 PM – Dansplains: Crystals 2 (Dir. Dan Lucal)
6:53 PM – Dansplains: Vacuum (Dir. Dan Lucal)