Everyone needs help planning their weekend so we decided to help by curating a weekly blog series called "Your Weekend Plans"
Welcome to our inaugural issue!
Every Friday we’ll get your weekend started with some solid plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. Enjoy!
THINGS TO DO
Rooftop Cinema Club
Get out of the house this weekend and do something that says summer more than anything else. Check out an outdoors movie this weekend on a rooftop in NYC while sipping an alcoholic beverage. Rooftop Cinema Club is in their second year of local summer programming. Just like last year (2015), Rooftop Cinema Club’s movie screenings will be held on the terrace of midtown’s YOTEL. This year’s series started on May 3, 2016 with the Hollywood classic Casablanca and runs through September.
Doors open at 6pm each night. You have drinks, wait until the sun sets (generally around 8pm) and then settle into the movie with your own personal set of wireless headphones to adjust the volume as you prefer. For $30 (plus a $3 booking fee) you get the film, a bag of buttered popcorn and Bubbles.
The Rooftop Cinema Club’s movies range from die-hard cult classics like Blade Runner, Taxi Driver and The Big Lebowski to last year's Room, The Big Short and Straight Outta Compton. Click here to check out the full line up.
THINGS TO WATCH
Jimi: All Is by My Side
Netflix and chill this weekend with an iconic biopic. Spend a couple of hours getting to know the musical genius, Jimi Hendrix. Directed by John Ridley, the film is limited to one year in Jimi’s life in England from 1966 to 1967. The film is a real examination of Jimi Hendrix’s off stage life; his relationships, alcoholism and drug use. The film reveals that this pivotal year transformed Jimmy James into the rock legend and pop culture icon he is known as today. The one downside to this biopic, unfortunately, is that Jimi Hedrix’s estate did not allow for his music to be part of this production. That, however does not stop this from being an amazing production.
Andre3000’s portrayal of Jimi Hendrix’s mannerisms, coy behavior and diction of the rock legend is beautiful. His physical transformation is so uncanny that it’s as if Hendrix himself was portraying himself.
This movie will definitely leave you wanting more of Jimi.
LIFE IS SO GOOD by George Dawson & Richard Glaubman
What an amazing story and life! Imagine learning to read at 98. That’s exactly what happened to 103-year-old George Dawson, grandson of a slave. George reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness.
Grab this powerful book this weekend and enjoy!
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