The LOT LIC Music and Film SeriesThe LOT Lic
43-29 Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY
Music, film and food lovers stuck in the city have another reason to go outside this summer, the LOT LIC Music and Film Series. Taking up residency in a lot adjacent to M. Wells Steakhouse in Long Island City, the free series, which runs until September 20, features live music every Saturday (3pm-9pm) and an eclectic assortment of films every Thursday (6pm-10pm). Brasil Summerfest producer Petrit Pula has curated the music portion, which kicks off with DFA-signed darling Sinkane, Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda and DJ D-Felic. Sinkane, who has an album coming out in September, is likely to preview new tracks, like the one below. Other acts include Taylor McFerrin (8/16), Small Black and Kevin Morby (8/23), Hollis Brown (9/6), and Widowspeak/Alex Bleeker and the Freaks (9/13). As for the film proceedings, former MoMA curator Laurence Kardish has done the honors with a program that includes Chop Shop (8/7), John Water’s Polyester (8/14), The Triplets of Belleville (8/28), and Wild Style (9/18). And, since no truly great street-side fest is complete without food, M. Wells is on hand with some of their culinary offerings. Just a hop, skip and a jump from MoMA PS1, if you need a warm up to Warm Up or get shut out, you now have a back up plan.