friday favorites

friday favorites: september 24

SEE IT: photography I fell for this week
I attended a gallery reception for Melvin Sokolsky this week and am so enamored with his early photography. His Bubble series and whimsical style are amazing (my favorites are his chair photos, pictured above). I now aspire to own a print of his someday... swoon! You can see a selection of his photos here

WATCH IT: videos I peeped this week that you should too
I'm not gonna lie... I'm pretty amped for the Harry Potter finale. A new trailer was released this week- looks pretty dark, can't wait!

The Guggenheim is hosting the YouTube Play Biennial, and have asked people to submit their YouTube vids. A collection of 100 finalists are currently being narrowed down to a top 20 to be played at kiosks in the museum itself. In the meantime, check out what the Huffington Post deemed the top 10 videos.

Radiohead put together a full concert video of their show in Prague, made entirely of crowd-sourced footage.

HEAR IT: songs I downloaded this week
1. Royksopp Forever by Royksopp 2. Too Little Too Late by Metric 3. Hard to Explain by The Strokes 4. Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean by Explosions in the Sky 5. Good Morning Joan by The Cardigans 

 Met Opera simulcast in Times Square

 DO IT: things to put on your weekend calendar
This weekend is the DUMBO Arts Festival. Over 500 artists will be spread across the entire neighborhood today through Sunday, showcasing their work both indoors and outdoors. It's going to be gorgeous this weekend, so head over there! And if you go tomorrow, you can get a free NYHarborway ferry ride to DUMBO- plus Bike and Roll is renting bikes for free!

New York Craft Beer Week kicks off today and has a full calendar of brewery events, tastings, and parties. Get your drink on.

The Met Opera is opening their season on Sunday. There are still ways to see the Rheingold simulcast- for free on the Lincoln Center Plaza!

Sunday is Apple Day-- according to their website, "Apples on Orchard pays tribute to the neighborhood’s historical connection to apples. The Lower East Side was an apple orchard farm in the 1700s, owned by a French farmer named Delancey." The festival is located on Orchard Street between Grand and Broome Streets. From 11a til 5p, you can experience everything apple-related (I'm hoping they have pie!).

Threadless is throwing a book launch party with Etsy in Brooklyn on Sunday at 2p! Threadless founder Jake Nickell and various Threadless artists will be there to hang out and sign copies of the book.