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Hot Tickets: New York

October 07, 2011 9:03 AM
Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Bicycle Sighs (Jitensha Toiki)  Shion Sono's first 16mm feature film, "Bicycle Sighs," tells the story of two young newspaper couriers and their unrealized dreams as filmmakers. A provocative coming-of-age drama as well as a study of nostalgia, hopes, dreams, and reality, "Bicycle Sighs" brought Sono to the attention of critics and viewers alike.

Tonight - Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 23 The Family Room  All fifteen-year-old David wants is to be a typical teenager, angry with everyone, especially his parents - two therapists who treat David like another patient. But in this world even therapists have therapists, and with David's rage mounting, and his parents' marriage on the rocks, every member of the family finds themselves in treatment, and no one is getting any better. When David secretly tapes his father's sessions with a troubled girl from David's school and uses his knowledge to begin a budding romance  lives collide, therapists become patients, parents act like children and two teenagers must decide whether big problems can be solved by friendship alone. Heartbreaking, hilarious and perceptive, "The Family Room", takes an incisive swipe at the dizzying revolving door of therapists in therapy, and the moments of true intimacy that stop us cold.

Saturday, October 8  Gotham Girls Roller Derby  The tough-as-nails Cabbies in yellow look to make lightning strike three times this season as they take on the Mayhem girls, who are looking to prove themselves and get into the win column.  These two Gotham Girls Roller Derby teams have had some classic battles and feature some of the league's most exciting skaters -- this one is not to be missed!

Saturday, October 8 Hispanic Heritage Month Art & Music Festival  Keneritz Media and Ciccone Entertainment present their first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Arts & Music Celebration at Santos Party House in Downtown Manhattan. This two-night event will be hosted by Angel Salazar (known for his role as Chi Chi in the movie "Scarface"). Xiomara Medina headlines this event that showcases emerging Hispanic musicians, vocalists, bands and visual artists. Things kick off with an hour-long mobile gallery with accompanying ambient music prior to a two-hour music performance featuring eight diverse music acts that span Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. Celebrate the past, present and future of cultural, artistic and performance pioneers!

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 - The Death of Emily Webster  "The Death of Emily Webster" gives new meaning to the term dark comedy. It tells the story of 3 young adults who are thrown into a game of cat and mouse after their self proclaimed influence in a mutual friend's suicide forces them to accept that selfishness and manipulation ultimately lead down a path of blood, death, and destruction. On the verge of another meaningless year, Madeline, a "queen bee" discovers that she may be partially responsible for the suicide of a friend, Emily Webster. After clandestine visits from two other friends of Emily, Ivy and Frankie, the three manipulative victims of their own guilt team up to take credit for their friend's "life work" guaranteeing them a free ride for the rest of their lives. But when an unexpected visitor from the trio's past arrives, they must learn that the traps we set for others inevitably ensnare us all before discovering just who is the predator, and who is the prey.

Know of any other events happening in the New York area this week? Post them in the comments section.

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