Monday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.
For those parents foolhardy enough to let their kids trick or treat at the Chelsea meet in the lobby at 7:00. The desk staff will provide you with a list of participating apartments. If your run into the ghost of Sid Vicious wandering the halls with a bloody knife, don't say we didn't warn you. This event is well organized, as you can see by the sign-up list which appeared on Flickr.
Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd St. NY NY
Tuesday, November 1
The Guy Who Used to Paint In The Streets, but Who Now Paints In The Lobby,
David Combs, has an exhibit opening today at the Manhattan Athletic Club. The exhibit will run through January 31. David's painting on the left captures the vibrant Hotel Chelsea Lobby Sitting Scene. From L to R - Rene Ricard with his back to the painter, Nicky & Wallace (the pug), Dave the Poet, Robert the Painter with his trusty cell phone, Stanely and Jerry behind the desk, Storme is in the chair, mystery woman is taking her dog for a walk, and David (in the lower right) has literally painted himself into the Chelsea.
Manhattan Athletic Club, 277 Park Ave., at 48th St. NY NY
Thursday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.
Jeremy Mercer will read from his memoir of a life at Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris, Time Was Soft There. According to former Hotel Chelsea resident Sparkle Hayter, Jeremy is responsible for "the perfectly legal, highly ethical and totally wicked designer handbag scam I used in Bandit Queen Boogie."
Freebird Books, 123 Columbia Street, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, November 3 - December 4, 8:00 p.m.
Undercover Lover, the recently rediscovered unproduced 1961 musical comedy with book and lyrics by acclaimed playwright/lyricist former Hotel Chelsea resident Arnold Weinstein in collaboration with legendary poet Frank O'Hara. With music by John Gruen, orchestrations by William Bolcom and direction by Obie-Award winner Barbara Vann. ($15.00)
The Medicine Show Theatre 549 West 52nd St. between 10th and 11th Ave. NY NY
Arnold Weinstein's Memorial Service will be Monday, November 7 at 12:00 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th St., Manhattan.