Above: Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Emile Hirsch and Kick Gurry star in "Speed Racer" (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Tribeca Film Festival will go out with a bang at the red carpet world premiere of "Speed Racer," but there's still plenty to do between now and then if you're around for the weekend.
Various screenings and panel discussions will continue through Sunday, and in some cases tickets may still be available. For a
complete schedule and to buy tickets, click here.
For a rundown of other events, we've got you covered ...
FRIDAY, MAY 2
It's the last day of the Tribeca/ASCAP music lounge at Canal Room, an ongoing series open to festival badge-holders, members of the industry, filmmakers, and selected members of the press. If you fall into any of those categories, head over this afternoon in between screenings to catch one or more of the following sets:
2:30-3:00 Anya Marina
3:00-3:30 Meaghan Smith
3:40-4:10 Rachael Yamagata
4:20-4:50 Joseph Arthur
5:00-5:30 Sixpence None The Richer
In other TFF music news, Webster Hall will host the Breaking the Band concert event tonight, with live performances by The Hold Steady, the Virgins, Republic Tigers and Bad Veins. Celebrity arrivals begin at 6pm.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
The Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair kicks off tomorrow morning on Harrison Street (between Greenwich Street and West Street). More than 30 Tribeca eateries, merchants and local organizations will line the streets, while a main stage showcases live performances from several Broadway musicals ("Legally Blonde," "Grease" and "Xanadu"), plus the New American Youth Ballet and the PS 150 Youth Singers. A variety of other local dance troupes, puppeteers and other performance groups will also appear. The street fair is free and open to the public.
In honor of TFF's Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, the U.S. Tennis Association will set up two short courts and a quick serve cage for young aspiring tennis players, all on the streets of Tribeca (at N. Moore between Greenwich and West). ESPN’s Play Your Way youth fitness outreach program will be in attendance to "inspire kids to be physically active by teaching them to make up their own games and encourage creative recreational play" (per the press release). And there's more: the New York Rangers and New York Knicks get in on the action for the first time this year--though whether the Knicks actually qualify as a sports team is another question altogether. The New York Jets will also be on N. Moore Street, holding something called “Generation Jets Fest”--a "football themepark filled with obstacles and tests of skill such as the quarterback challenge and touchdown run."
And, finally, "Speed Racer" will be revealed to the world on Saturday evening at BMCC/TPAC (199 Chambers Street), with red carpet arrivals commencing at 5:45pm. Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Emile Hirsch, John Goodman and Joel Silver are all expected to attend, so wear your finest stalkerazzi get-up and your digi-cam, and head over early to get a good view of the celebs.