Sonic Youth: Noise on the Water

Downtown Demigods: Noise rockers and indie/alt progenitors Sonic Youth return to NYC for a show at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Frontman Thurston Moore's recent solo shows have earned mixed reviews, but the old gang together again qualifies as event. With youngsters Wild Flag and psych-roots rockers Kurt Vile and the Violators. $41 tickets here. 5:30 p.m.

Funeral: "Back to Black" pays tribute to the late Amy Winehouse with a night of neosoul, dancing and beehive hairdos at Union Hall. Expect Adele, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin to complement bluesy tunes by the gone-too-soon star. Free. 10 p.m.

Its reviews fell well short of the restaurant's it chronicles, but cooking doc "El Bulli" was nonetheless held over at Film Forum. Get a close look at the modern molecular gastronomy cathedral while you can. $13 tickets here. 7:50 p.m., 10 p.m.

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