Volume 20, Number 36 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | January 19 - 25, 2011

Arts

ARTS EVENTS AT THE WFC WINTER GARDEN

Arts World Financial Center has an impressive roster of cultural events ready to be penned into that nifty 2011 calendar you recently purchased. Feb. 2-4 (7pm each night), the “Silent Films/Live Music” series features some of Hollywood’s greatest physical comedians — backed by the sounds of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics (courtesy of the three-man ensemble, Alloy Orchestra).

Wed., Feb. 2, 1920’s “One Week” stars Buster Keaton; 1919’s “Back Stage” stars Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle; and 1971’s “Easy Street” stars Charlie Chaplin. Thurs., Feb. 3, 1928’s “Speedy” features Harold Lloyd as the eponymous hero who attempts to save the last horse-drawn trolley bus from greedy railway magnates. It was shot on location in NYC and features several landmarks including Yankee Stadium, Luna Park, Columbus Circle, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Fri., Feb. 4, 1926’s “The Black Pirate” has Douglas Fairbanks as a man who, bound by honor, vows to avenges the death of his father at the hands of a pirate gang.

FREE. At World Financial Center (220 Vesey St.). For info on these and other events, call 212-945-0505 or visit artsworldfinancialcenter.com. 

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