Media Events: 11.27.06 – 12.03.06

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A weekly preview of parties, panels and other notable media gatherings

MONDAY 11.27.06

  • WHAT: Reuters Media Summit
  • WHEN: Nov. 27-Dec. 1
  • WHERE: Reuters Building
  • WHO: Richard Parsons, Barry Diller, Mel Karmazin, Edgar Bronfman, Doug Morris, Lawrence Probst, Anne Sweeney, Susan Lyne, Howard Draft
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: You can’t. It’s exclusive to Reuters reporters. But if you do manage to sneak in — tip us.

    TUESDAY 11.29.06

  • WHAT: The Book Standard‘s Teen Book Video Awards
  • WHEN: 6:00PM-9:00PM
  • WHERE: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: O.J.’s book video will not be screened.
  • WHAT: Al Goldstein: I, Al Goldstein: My Screwed Life Reading
  • WHEN: 7:00PM
  • WHERE: McNally Booksellers, 50 Prince Street
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: For Goldstein, founder of Screw and all-around wacko.

    WEDNESDAY 11.29.06

  • WHAT: Disco Years Book Party
  • WHEN: 7:00PM-10:00PM
  • WHERE: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Photographer Ron Galella, who Time once called “the godfather of the American paparazzi culture,” co-hosts a party for retrospective of the “fashionistas, indulgent rock stars, outlandish artists, mystical muses, jet-setting socialites, and fantastic freaks, revealing the delicious decadence that defined the decade.” Plus disco classics and a Village Person. Awesome.

  • WHAT: How To Kick People
  • WHEN: 7:30PM
  • WHERE: Mo Pitkin’s, 34 Avenue A
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Writers from Late Night With Conan O’Brien read.

    THURSDAY 11.30.06

  • WHAT: Robert Olen Butler Reading
  • WHEN: 7:00PM
  • WHERE: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Butler won a Pulitzer for fiction. It was 1993, of course, but still.

    FRIDAY 12.01.06

  • WHAT: First Fridays At The Guggenheim
  • WHEN: 9:00PM-1:00AM
  • WHERE: Guggenheim Museum
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Flavorpill.net hosts art-music mashup. You’re not gonna get much better on a Friday night.

    SUNDAY 12.03.06

  • WHAT: DUMBO Kids Disco Christmas Party
  • WHEN: Nov. 3, 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • WHERE: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: A swingin’ party featuring Nicky’s Jazz Christmas, Captain Cur & Wonder Flea benefitting local schools? Hello?