To Do: Critical Mass Meets Agora, Turntables on the Hudson, and the NY-Tokyo Music Festival

Talib Kweli to perform at the NY-Tokyo Music Festival
On Friday: Critical Mass Meets Agora

Tonight – art and political action meet in McCarren Park Pool – The Agora II performance invites Critical Mass Cyclists to ride through the dance performance that reopened McCarren Park to the public. A visual and emotional moment : hundreds of bycicle riders add to the spectacle in the abandonned McCarren park pool. Agora II by site-specific choreographer Noemie Lafrance include 75 performers and invites the audience as players into a choreographic game for 1000 bodies. MORE INFO HERE

Also on Friday: Turntables on the Hudson

From FREENYC: The Turntables on the Hudson crew close out summer with a free event on the pier this evening. Nickodemus & Mariano will spin the best funky dance records you’ve ever heard (for real) while Nappy G & Christian Rogers join in on percussion. If you’ve slept on their usual Friday party all summer then this is a great chance to catch them outdoors before the weather turns. Directions below. MORE INFO HERE

On Saturday: NY-Tokyo Music Festival

via Flavorpill: Today’s New York-Tokyo Music Festival lineup showcases the dazzling talent that’s emerged from decades of Godzilla-like mutations of Western styles. Prog-jazz quintet Pe’z climbed Japan’s indie charts with attention garnered from wild sets on the streets of Shibuya; electronic duo Hifana aren’t your average knob twiddlers, dropping live beats sans sequencers and merging a modern aesthetic with traditional sounds; and four-time World Clash champs Mighty Crown legitimize Japanese dreadheads with 15 strong years in dancehall and reggae. Backpacker hero Talib Kweli and turntablist A-Trak might be the least exciting acts on this bill — but maybe it’s our turn to learn. MORE INFO HERE

And All Weekend: The 44th New York Film Festival