I do hope that everyone had a safe and happy holiday. Here’s some stuff to do on a Tuesday night.
The Texas Theatre has a few goings-on. It’s the last chance to see the movie Computer Chess. As the title suggests, it’s about a computer chess convention in the early days of personal computing. Programmers! They’re so adorable. Our Peter Simek reviewed the film on FrontRow, and you can read that right here. Computer Chess starts at 7 p.m.
It’s also the first Tuesday of the month, which translates to trash time. This is usually where the Texas Theatre folks dig up the worst thing ever made in the ’80s, which, as it turns out, is a lot of things. But tonight’s pick, Rewind This!, is actually a recent documentary about the sometimes-terrible-yet-sub-culturally-significant VHS tapes that filled the shelves of video stores from New York to Tokyo. Sounds good to me. The evening is co-sponsored by the upcoming Dallas Video Fest, and there will be a Skype Q&A after the screening for those inclined to stick around. My favorite place to get dinner nearby is Mesa, but you already knew that.
Meanwhile, Max’s Wine Dive, the fried-chicken-and-Champagne joint in West Village, hosts Wine Wars. It’s a biweekly $15 blind tasting, so you’ll try eight wines and guess what you’re drinking. If you feel like eating while you’re there, it’s been suggested that you stick to the fried chicken no matter how much it might destroy your post-Labor Day health initiative. I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in maybe two or three months, so I’m good for awhile.
For more to do this evening, go here.