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December 27, 2005

13th Annual Superheroes Ball


Any decent New Yorker knows that Times Square is certainly not the place to be on New Year's Eve. Hoards of people and impossible taxi hailing render it quite possibly the worst night in Manhattan. However, if your trip to Europe fell through at the last minute and you find yourself in the category of decent adventurer stuck in the city for New Year's, fear not. The LVHRD Foundation has come up with an impressive scheme to bring fun and celebration to a select group of creative-minded New Yorkers.

The 13th Annual Superheroes Ball will be held the Eve of New Year's Eve, Friday, December 30 from 9pm until 2am. Combining "the mischievous, costumed revelry of a masquerade with the more macabre intrigue of a murder mystery," this curious fete certainly promises to be spectacular. Tear down the walls of your cubicle. Bring those knee boots, capes and jumpsuits out from storage. Hop into the nearest phone booth and remember what it feels like to fly. Space is limited and civilians are strictly prohibited. Delve into your imagination and come celebrate last year's accomplishments while basking in the intrigue of a year yet begun.

Heroes and villains alike are welcome. But act fast. Registration ends December 28th.

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December 16, 2005

Simon Says: Follow Through

Follow Through #574: Rotate your body 90 degrees to the wall. Cross arms, turn head and slowly shuffle around counter-clockwise.

No, it's not a Simon Says 2005. It's New Media Art! Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson's Follow Through Project is now open at the Whitney Museum of American Art. followthrough2.gif

"Follow Through is a mobile, audio-visual artwork that has been created specifically for the Museum's 5th Floor Permanent Collection galleries and is accessible to visitors on portable media players. The project is inspired by the discrepancy the artists found between the active and energetic art on view in the galleries and the rather passive and languid body language of museum visitors looking at that art. Referencing the structure of the existing audio tour, the artists invite visitors to engage in a set of exercises designed to bring well-established behavioral codes of museum attendance into relief."

Hilarity ensues as you find a stranger on a bench and sit directly next to him or speak in a foreign language loudly and point at the painting (if you don't know another language, make one up). We recommend going with a friend, but make sure to pay attention to other people around you and try to spot other behaviors. We don't know if the security guards are in on the project, especially with one of the actions to make eye contact with a security guard and then quickly turn away. From the QLL Art Department, two ears up.

by Jennifer Crowe and Scott Paterson
December 1, 2005-January 29, 2006
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave. 5th floor.

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December 15, 2005

Balducci's Opens in Chelsea

balduccis.jpgAs previously reported on QLL, Baldacci's will open their doors for the first time today December 15th. Located in the landmark 1897 New York Savings Bank building promises to be a very special food shopping experience.

Check back for a full review...

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December 07, 2005

Shoot off some steam!

KLK5.jpgThe holiday season can be very stressful for some people. QLL has never been one to advocate violence, however we believe we have found the perfect outlet for your holiday angst.

The Westside Rifle & Pistol Range will rent you a .22 or 9MM caliber rifle and after a short 10 minute introduction you can picture your boss and fire away. For a mere 50$ you get the rife, instruction and 1 box of ammo for as long as you take to shoot it. Sounds like a perfect holiday present or after brunch activity.

Westside Rifle & Pistol Range, Inc.
20W 20th St. (lower Level)
Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 9am - 3pm

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December 06, 2005

Ever see a dead body?

revealed.jpgHalloween is all but a distant memory at this point, however, here is your chance to see a real dead body. No worries, they are not the gooey, oozy kind that you would poke a stick at. BODIES is an exhibition located at South Street Seaport, in which real live cadavers are on display. All the guts have been removed and they are dry as mummies, left with only muscle, bone, and sinew exposed. There are also specimens of cancerous breasts, brains, lungs, and a penis. (puke) Guaranteed to be educational for people of all ages.

BODIES...The Exhibition will give the public the unique opportunity to see first-hand the inner workings of our bodies through authentic, preserved human body specimens. BODIES, The Exhibition is a 32,000 square foot exhibit that features 22 whole body specimens, as well as more than 260 additional organ and partial body specimens.

South Street Seaport
Adult $24.50
Senior (Over 60) $20.50
Child (12 and under) $18.50
QLL Note: The exhibition is BYOBB (Bring your own barf bag)

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December 02, 2005

First Fridays at the Guggenheim

250px-Wfm_guggenheim_exterior.jpgDo you think Solomon Guggenheim would turn over in his grave if he knew that on the first Friday of every month his museum turns into a giant club?

This season the Guggenheim presents world renowned DJ's: Tommie Sunshine and James Friedman, Oct 7; Matthew Dear & Ryan Elliott, Nov 4; Funkstorung, Dec 2; and Diplo, Jan 6. Grab a cocktail from the cash bar, and explore the fall exhibition RUSSIA! - a major exhibition of over 275 masterpieces, many never before seen in the United States. All galleries are open.

Tonight, December 2, and JAN 6, 9 PM-1 AM -- $15 admission (cash only at the door); FREE for Guggenheim Members.

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