9/18: Jolie Holland Flirts With Folk

…while the Whitney serves up Georgia O’Keeffe rarities and found footage gets a fest

By Elizabeth Bougerol
|  Friday, Sep 18, 2009  |  Updated 6:11 AM EDT
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9/18: Jolie Holland Flirts With Folk

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Jolie Holland brings her folky-jazzy-country tunes to (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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AMERICANA: Smoky-voiced singer-songwriter-fiddler Jolie Holland has a way of teasing emotion and meaning out of the most lo-fi, hushed melodies, most of which sound like they could have been sung around a Carolina campfire circa 1930. (We’re partial to her album “Escondida,” not that you asked.) She’ll be at (Le) Poisson Rouge tonight at 7PM.

ANOTHER SIDE: Georgia O’Keeffe, abstract? Yup: The turn-of-last-century painter is best known for her representational work, but she also dabbled in maddeningly wonderful dreamscapes from about 1915-1930 – revolutionary for the time. The Whitney focuses on this little-explored side of the artist in Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, which opened yesterday and runs through January 17. Take advantage of the museum’s Friday night late opening and pay-what-you-wish policy from 6-9PM.

I WANT MY VHS: In a cross between Found magazine and Home Movie Day, the Found Footage Festival will be screening the best (and by "best" we mean most howlingly awful, disturbing or just plain silly) footage its founders have unearthed at garage sales and thrift stores across the land. Join in the fun at Anthology Film Archives today and tomorrow (Friday 18 and Saturday 19) at 7:30 and 9:30PM.

And don’t forget, today is Park(ing) Day: 55 NYC parking spaces become pop-up parks.

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