Things to do for February 17, 2011

The Weekender

Corn Dogs, Serpico and Art Vending Machines

The weekend most certainly ordered the code red.

Thursday
A Vending Machine of Art in SoHo
ART VENDELAY

A Vending Machine of Art in SoHo

Art’s in the eye of the beholder. It’s also in a giant vending machine in SoHo, where they’ve replaced the snacks with things like acrylic paintings, ceramic iPhones and undeveloped rolls of film. Expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $1,500. With credit card, or crumpled dollar bills and pocket change.

Friday
Pacino’s Greatest Hits at Film Forum
CALL ME AL

Pacino’s Greatest Hits at Film Forum

As far as film festivals go, a week of Pacino classics from the 1970s is worth about a century of Guttenberg from the ’80s. You’ll catch Godfather on Friday and Godfather II on Saturday, and then on Sunday pretend that Godfather III doesn’t exist.

24 Hours’ Worth of Clocks
TIME PIECE

24 Hours’ Worth of Clocks

Typically, when you need to tell time, you’ll either take out your cell phone or gaze intently at your most formal sundial. But for tomorrow only, there’s a third option: a 24-hour montage of movie clips that accurately tells time, projected onto a gallery wall. Hours 11 to 1 are a tour de force.

Saturday
The Boozy Brunch Comes Upstairs
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

The Boozy Brunch Comes Upstairs

If you have one piece of constructive criticism for bottomless brunches, it’s that you wish they’d be more like rooftop lounges. Well, starting Saturday at Upstairs, they will be. Expect clear views of the Chrysler, a retractable ceiling and enough mimosas to make you forget you’re on a roof in February.

Monday
All You Can Drink for Charity
GOOD LIBATIONS

All You Can Drink for Charity

Usually, when attending a charity event, you like to know what’s in it for you. Well, in the case of the boozy Presidents’ Day benefit party at Freemans, it’ll be an all-you-can-drink open bar, live music, corn dogs and assorted sliders. Take notice, Girl Scouts of America.

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